On Friday November 27, 2020, I participated in a group discussion with Sosiologi14, an arts organization based in Bandung, West Java. The discussion was an opportunity to look back on my 2017 exhibition and publication, Identity Crisis: Reflections on Public and Private Life in Contemporary Javanese Photography. Organized by Javanese writer and curator Aminudin TH Siregar, the discussion included moderator Ni Nyoman Vidhyasuri Utami, myself, and three of the artists included in the exhibition at the Johnson Museum - Wimo Ambala Bayang, Deden Durahman, and Arum Tresnaningtyas Dayuputri. Primarily conducted in Bahasa Indonesia, the discussion is available below or on YouTube.
I've recently started writing photo book reviews for both Photo Eye and Afterimage. My first review for Photo Eye was published a few days ago, on the remarkable new book by Fabio Ponzio!, and my first with Afterimage will be out soon, about the new book by Raymond Meeks, ciprian honey cathedral. You can read my review of Ponzio's book East of Nowhere here.
Brian Arnold is a photographer, educator, writer, and musician living in Ithaca, NY. For more information, please visit my other blog, A Photographer's Journal.