Karyna Aslanova is a Kyiv-born Ukrainian multimedia artist, director, and photographer. Karyna studied Theatre Directing at The National Academy of Government Managerial Staff of Culture and Arts, Kyiv, Ukraine and although photography is her principle medium, Karyna also uses video, painting and illustration, and poetry to further her exploration into a multitude of subjects. Karyna’s art photography projects often use other-worldly imagery to reflect modern social issues, with a vague but familiar base note perceptible through a haze of the strange and incongruous.
Mark Hurtubise. During the 1970s, numerous works were accepted for publication. Then family, teaching, two college presidencies and for 12 years president of an Inland Northwest community foundation. Recapturing the euphoria from the authors/artists he experienced decades ago, he is attempting to create again by balancing on a twig like a pregnant bird. Within the past two years, his pieces have appeared in Apricity Magazine (Texas), Adelaide Literary Magazine (New York), Bones Journal (Denmark), Modern Haiku (Rhode Island), Ink In Thirds (Alabama), Atlas Poetica (Maryland), The SpokesmanReview (Washington), Frogpond Journal (New York), Stanford Social Innovation Review and Alliance (London).
Emerson Little is pursuing a degree in Digital Art and Media Production at Whittier College. He works as a student photographer for the Whittier College Office of Communications, photos editor for the Quaker Campus and video columnist for the Fullerton Observer. His photos of the southwest have appeared in the Sagebrush Review, Greenleaf Review and saltfront. Emerson’s passion for landscape photography has led him to specialize in the strange and the unusual.
Merideth Taylor is professor emerita of theater and dance at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. In 2018, she published a book of photographs and stories titled Listening In: Echoes and Artifacts from Maryland’s Mother County. George F. Thompson Publisher. She is happy to now have time to wander in the woods and discover nature’s wonders on the micro level, including the common grape: green tendrils in spring and small sculptural characters in winter.
Wilson is a regionalist photographer focusing on the everyday, the familiar in unfamiliar places. Russian photographer Anna Shustikova suggests “the mundane is given its beautiful due in that it is photographed at all.” Back roads and across rural landscapes, meeting people, visiting towns along the way – this is where his heart lives. Wilson’s take-away from the towns he visits is often an architectural structure; in better days, places of importance. Dated. Discarded. Curious. During his professional career Wilson was an on-call medical/surgical and generalist photographer, executive writer, and media-relations specialist. A graduate of the fine arts program at Illinois Central College, East Peoria, IL; graduate of the University of Illinois; and a Juried Illinois Artisan for Photography by the Illinois State Museum. His images have most recently been viewed in the 2019 Biennial Quad-State Exhibition – Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Missouri; and 2019 Academy Center of the Arts National Juried Photography Exhibition, Lynchburg, VA; stephencurtiswilson.com
Mike Callaghan is a photographer whose recent photo-work considers considering the intimate cycles of identity, self-preservation and mortality in a moment when frameworks of relationships are at once prominently visible and exhaustively hidden. His work has appeared in a number of exhibitions in North America and Europe, including at Griffin Museum of Photography (Massachusetts), Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (California), Reece Museum (Tennessee), Soho Photo Gallery (New York), Manifest Gallery (Cincinnati), Gallery 44 (Toronto), Propeller Gallery (Toronto), Elysium Gallery (Wales) and PhotoIreland (Dublin). Mike’s work has appeared in a number of publications, including ZYZZYVA, Der Greif, BlackFlash, Drain, Crooked Teeth, Barzakh, Otoliths, Black Mountain Press and The Shanghai Literary Review. Mike earned an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute.
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.