Roger Camp is the author of three photography books including the award-winning Butterflies in Flight, Thames & Hudson, 2002 and Heat, Charta, Milano, 2008. His work has appeared in numerous journals including The New England Review, New York Quarterly, and the Vassar Review. His work is represented by the Robin Rice Gallery, NYC.
Raised in the American Midwest in what was once known as The German Triangle, Mr. Soetebier’s work explores what effect his Deutsch heritage, ancestral family, and the myths and traditions of his peoples have had on memory and the way he perceives and goes about the world. Mr. Soetebier received his Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Florida in 1988 and taught drawing at the New World School of the Arts in Miami. He was an original member of the South Florida Art Center and later worked as a decorative painter in New York City and Los Angeles where he was also admitted into the Los Angeles Art Association. A frequent exhibitor at such events as The Other Art Fair by Saatchi, stARTup, and Conception; his work was recently included in the 79th Crocker Kingsley in Sacramento and a solo show at Acumen Gallery in Napa Valley. Jupp currently resides in Northern California with his wife and Leonberger dogs.
Michael Hower is an abandonment and graffiti photographer from Pennsylvania. His experience with digital photography began seven years ago. Over that time, he has explored numerous abandoned places over the Mid-Atlantic. His work has been displayed widely in over a hundred and fifty exhibitions and publications, featuring in shows at the Biggs Museum of Art, DE; Pennsylvania College of Technology, PA; Pennsylvania State Museum, PA and Marshall University, WV. The artwork is not just the photograph. The process starts before the photograph and continues after it is made. It begins with historical research and ends with the telling of forgotten stories. Michael photographs history by looking for places of deep significance, like the place featured here in the series “Perspectives in Eden,” the Irem Shrine in Wilkes-Barre. The Irem Shrine, an example of Moorish revival architecture was long home to the Shriners and had been a preeminent public events space in Northeast Pennsylvania for decades. The building’s doors have been shuttered for many years, but new ownership hopes to breathe new life into this forgotten jewel. “Perspectives in Eden” focus on the expansive main events hall along with its antechambers.
Jerome Berglund graduated summa cum laude from the cinema-television production program at the University of Southern California, and has spent much of his career working in television and photography. He has had photographs published and awarded in local papers and recently staged an exhibition in the Twin Cities area which included a residency of several months at a local community center. The most recent show featuring fine art photography, at the Pause Gallery in New York, opened in early December.
Dave Sims retired from thirty years of teaching writing and literature in the trenches of higher education to dwell and create in the endless mountains of central Pennsylvania. His digital art and comix now appear in numerous print and online publications, including Arkana, Stonecoast, Burningword, New Southern Fugitives, Nashville Review, RiversEdge, Chaleur, High Shelf, Toho Journal and the Raw Art Review, where he is a featured artist. In July of 2019, his piece “Worship” appeared in the Fusion Art Gallery’s “Lines, Shapes and Objects” juried online exhibit, and three of his works will appear in the Still Point Arts Gallery “Phenomenal Woman” exhibit that opens in December. Look for more of his art on Instagram at tincansims.
Meg Freer grew up in Missoula, Montana, where her father passed on to her his love of photography. She keeps visual images in her head for a long time and her inspiration for both poetry and photography often comes from intriguing juxtapositions and angles in the natural world, as well as the human world. She lives in Kingston, Ontario where she teaches piano, writes poetry and enjoys the outdoors. Her photos and poems have been published in literary journals and have won awards both in North America and overseas.
Issue 107, published July 2023, features works of poetry, flash fiction, short nonfiction, and photography by JC Alfier, Linda K Allison, David Blumenfeld, Rose Mary Boehm, A. Cabrera, Tetman Callis, Megan Cartwright, George Choundas, Michael Crowley, James William Gardner, Kaisha A. Girard, Jaime Greenberg, Tae Won Kim, Rebecca Klassen, Amy S. Lerman, Anne McCrady, Anna B. Moore, Donna Obeid, Terry a. O'Neal, Geon Park, Dian Parker, Sara Pirkle, Christy Prahl, Niles Reddick, Nicolas Ridley, Claire Scott, Patricia L. Scruggs, Mara Adamitz Scrupe, Erika Seshadri, george l stein, Eric Fisher Stone, The Nature and Psyche Project, Scott Urquhart, Viviane Vives, Emma Wells, and Stephen Curtis Wilson.