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V.26 No.34 | 8/24/2017
Frida Kahlo and Juan Farill, 1951
by Gisel̀e Freund courtesy of Frida Kahlo Museum

Culture Shock

Frida Kahlo Through the Lens

Her “battlefield of suffering” illumined in 241 photos from her private collection

By Maggie Grimason
In her work, Kahlo was able to continually realize and remake the power of pain. In her life, she stands as a figure of immutable strength and on her face, her “battlefield of suffering” is reflected back to the viewer.
V.26 No.31 | 8/3/2017
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Eden Lai

Art Preview

From the Darkroom to the Light

Latent Image Collective's Ongoing Conversation

By Maggie Grimason
In photography the latent image is one that has yet to be developed on the film strip. The image is registered with light; it just hasn't been called forth yet. It is this process of development that inspired the start of Latent Image Collective.
V.26 No.26 | 6/29/2017
Minie Gonzalez
Minie Gonzalez

Culture Shock

The Indomitable Minie Gonzalez

The enduring creative power of one irrepressible local photographer

By Maggie Grimason
From the time she learned to work a camera to the last day she was able to hold one, Minie Gonzalez was taking photographs.
V.26 No.13 | 3/30/2017

This Week’s Event Horizon in Handling Wildlife, Fart Fest, an Organ’s Birthday and More

[ Wed Mar 29 2017 10:55 AM ]
Things to do March 30-April 5.
V.26 No.7 | 2/16/2017
Johnny Gomez

Feature: Contest Winners

2017 Photo Contest

By Peter Karlsen
We were totally overwhelmed with the number and overall quality of the submissions we received for this year’s photo contest.
V.26 No.5 | 02/02/2017
Fujifilm Instax Mini 8

feature

Photo Contest Ends Soon

Feb. 9 is the deadline

By Renee Chavez [ Mon Feb 6 2017 6:47 PM ]

Are you one of those people who has to take nine pictures of anything and everything from every angle? Fancy dinner? Snap a shot. Pretty flower? Grab that camera. Epic, fiery sunset? You've got your perfect perspective set up.
Your phone and computer are loaded with excellent work. You've got the pictures. Now send us your two favorites for the chance to win a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 instant film camera! The deadline is Feb. 9, so hurry and send your submissions to photocontest@alibi.com. Good luck!

V.25 No.51 | 12/22/2016
Santa Claus playing pool
Jesse Rieser

Culture Shock

A Map of Joy

Photographer Jesse Rieser explores the many ways Americans celebrate Christmas

By Maggie Grimason
Christmas in America: Happy Birthday, Jesus explores the many ways in which people articulate their joy.
V.25 No.47 | 11/24/2016

The Daily Word in Netflix, Food Rhythm and Doppelganger Competitions

By Megan Reneau [ Wed Nov 30 2016 11:09 AM ]
The Daily Word

Netflix knows what we want this holiday season.

Non-binary photographer Jennifer Jackson felt alone so they began a project to represent people like themself.

These kids won't give up on being educated—even under the threat of terrorism.

Has the phrase “rhythm of food” ever entered your consciousness?

Have you heard of the most interesting doppelganger competition in the world?

Copper Square Downtown is in new hands.

V.25 No.46 | 11/17/2016
Leonard Fresquez
Leonard Fresquez

Event Horizon

Nothing Higher Than Reason

Friday, Nov 25: American Irrationalism Opening

By Maggie Grimason [ Thu Nov 24 2016 1:00 PM ]
A collection of 175 uncompromising street photographs, artist Leonard Fresquez shares his documentation of a discomforting American reality. Artist present for book release and signing. Runs through 1/1/17.
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V.25 No.35 | 09/01/2016

The Daily Word in Art, ISIS and the iPhone 7

By Megan Reneau [ Wed Sep 7 2016 10:56 AM ]
The Daily Word

This artist has been known for documenting her interactions with strangers since the late '90s. Presently, she continues to meet people and photograph them in a way that's intimate, bold and strange.

The trial for the “Oregon Occupiers” officially begins today.

How could Apple possibly inconvenience people more than when they changed their charger?

Google is making it a priority to stop people from joining ISIS on their watch.

Mexico's finance minister has resigned for literally no reason.

Artist Alina Kunitsyna expresses her fascination with peoples' interpersonal lives in a very unique way.

V.25 No.34 | 08/25/2016

Event Horizon

Building Bridges

Friday, Sep 2: Bridge: Arts and Social Justice

By Maggie Grimason [ Wed Aug 31 2016 11:00 AM ]
Three exibitions centered around photography, cultural traditions and sculpture. Runs through 9/29.
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Courtesy of Noah McLaurine

Event Horizon

Reaching a Crescendo

Friday, Sep 2: [Tension-Building Music] Opening Reception

By Maggie Grimason [ Wed Aug 31 2016 10:00 AM ]
The recent work of Noah McLaurine, featuring photographs of public lands and monuments in New Mexico. Runs through 11/5.
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V.25 No.31 | 08/04/2016

The Daily Word in Birds, Tim Curry and Hate

By Megan Reneau [ Wed Aug 10 2016 2:00 PM ]
The Daily Word

The Olympics are getting better, right? Right???

From the mouth of the Doctor himself, Tim Curry is going to be in the new Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Which came first, the corndog or death?

Donald Trump thinks he's not violent at all.

Do you really know what birds look like when they fly?

The last liberal newspaper in China is fighting for it's life.

Who do you hate, you dummy?

V.25 No.25 | 06/23/2016

The Daily Word in Inequality, Abortion Rights and Helium

By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Jun 28 2016 11:11 AM ]
The Daily Word

A bird's eye view of inequality and a few words on perspective by the photographer who snapped the powerful images.

On Monday the Supreme Court struck down on abortion clinic restrictions in Texas, stating that the strict requirements “constitute an undue burden on [a woman's] constitutional right to [seek an abortion].”

The ruling could have a ripple effect on many other Republican-run states with strict abortion laws.

Evolution favors simplicity, which is one of many reasons why it doesn't make sense for our ape cousins to evolve into humans. Take it from the experts; I only minored in anthropology.

Scientists discovered more than a trillion liters of helium beneath Tanzania, a relieving find after some researchers feared an impending helium shortage. Scientists rely on the gas for MRI scanners which I guess is more important than high-pitched birthday party entertainment.

Boba already exists, Starbucks.

Harrison Ford for president.

V.25 No.23 | 06/09/2016

The Daily Word in Heroic Women, Chemistry and Photogenic Monkeys

By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Jun 14 2016 11:46 AM ]
The Daily Word

The true art of seduction, told by a heroic 90-year-old woman.

On his quest to photograph all 12,000 captive species in the world, photographer Joel Sartore adds the majestic proboscis monkey to the list. Apparently the noses on these guys are a pretty attractive trait to female proboscises.

Ah, the blame game. The NRA claims that Obama and his policies are responsible for the heartbreaking mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Meanwhile, thousands of people attend a vigil determined to spread love and support, and prove that hate cannot win.

Next on the summer reading list.

An atmospheric chemist collects air samples in movie theaters and discovers that emissions from peoples' breath are most likely influenced by emotions.

Be nice to your waitstaff, or pay the price.

Neither her wedding dress nor her agenda got in the way of this just-married woman from saving the day.

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