Decommissioned MOD surveillance station RAF Aird Uig (operational c 1954-1990s), Gallan Head, Aird Uig, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, UK, 2016

There are three photography exhibits on at the Art Gallery of Ontario this summer: Photography Collection 1840s – 1880sFree Black North, and Mark Lewis: Canada.  Together they raise a lot of interesting questions about the materiality and trajectories of photography especially as the 20th century is entirely absent.  I reviewed all three together for Fraction.

Photobooth: A Biography is a non-fiction graphic novel that entertwines the history of photobooths with author Meags Fitzgerald's obsession with the machines.  My review in Fraction.

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:

I reviewed Edward Thompson's The Unseen: An Atlas of Infrared Plateswhich I read as a work of visual science fiction dealing with the Anthropocene.



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Leo Hsu is based in Toronto, ON and Pittsburgh, PA.