Aeronautics in the Backyard by Xiaoxiao Xu tells a story of Chinese aeronauts, men, often from poor backgrounds, who are obsessed with designing and building personal aircraft. My review is in the 98th issue of Fraction.
Here is my review of Peter van Agtmael's Buzzing At The Sill in the April Fraction Magazine. The book has an intense sprawling energy but also provides some illuminating context of how the pictures came about.
These are my notes on my neighborhood, imagining the ongoing influence of the underground "lost river," the Garrison Creek: instagram.com/mudlarkingonthegarrison
Photographer Lorena Endara produced a photobook to accompany her husband Eduardo Arenas' album Nariz. I wrote a short essay on the Fraction blog on her work, and on the ways that our expectations and enjoyment of photobooks are tied to the specific ideas behind projects.
My review of The Edge of the Earth: Climate Change in Photography and Video appears in the new issue of Ciel Variable (105).
Darrell Kinsel's multimedia "Shells of Our Former Selves" is now on display in the Atwood Window Gallery, 251 Atwood Street, Pittsburgh. Stop in at Spice Island.
Leo Hsu is based in Toronto, ON and Pittsburgh, PA.