The BFA Photography Department recently released Issue 11 of its award-winning tri-annual magazine Dear Dave,. Under the guidance of editor-in-chief Stephen Frailey (chair of the BFA Photography Department and co-chair of the MPS Fashion Photography Department) the new issue continues to push the boundaries of the medium and recognizes distinctive and original work from some of the leading figures in the art and photography worlds.
Laurel Nakadate (BFA Photography Department faculty member) is best known for her disquieting videos and photographs that question traditional views on power, desire, intimacy and vulnerability, but for Issue 11, she explores these concerns through a short narrative told from the perspective of young girl.
Since the 1980s, Dike Blair’s practice has moved between painting, photography, and sculpture. For Dear Dave, a portfolio of watercolor drawings that replicate his photographs embodies the shift space he investigates in his work.
Jim Goldberg’s writing and photography have inspired generations of artists working toward social change since the 1970s. In his series “Open See,” Goldberg brings the modern day suffering of people fleeing violence, torture, economic and social oppression to light by marking their images with their pleas for a better life.
Issue 11 also features Maggie Cepis (BFA 2011 Photography), whose images create humorous juxtapositions between public and private life; Allyson Anne Lamb’s (BFA 2011 Photography) self-portraits that are a psychedelic mix of old and new via Photoshop; and Sharon Harper (MFA 1997 Photography, Video and Related Media), who contributed an image for Mark Alice Durant‘s feature story exploring the heavens as a site of inspiration for contemporary photographers.
Dear Dave, magazine can be purchased at select bookstores and newsstands; online subscriptions include a free copy of the current issue in addition to the next three.