CLARENCE JORDAN, ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WATTS RIOTS

CLARENCE JORDAN ESSENTIAL WRITINGS

“Faith is not belief in spite of evidence but a life lived in scorn of the consequences.” –Clarence Jordan, 1912-1969, Baptist visionary, founder of Koinonia Farm “Following the Supreme Court’s ruling on school desegregation, (Clarence) Jordan got into serious trouble with racists and members of the Ku Klux Klan when he tried to assist two […]

THE OTHERWORLDLY PHOTOGRAPHY OF JOHN CHIARA

“Sierra at Edison” (2012 , chromogenic photograph on Kodak Professional Endura Metallic paper) © John Chiara 2014.8.4 (Credit: The J. Paul Getty Museum/John Chiara)

“There are worlds within worlds in Coahoma County.” I first encountered the work of San Franciso-based photographer John Chiara at a current exhibition at the Getty: “Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography.” Chiara’s cameras are old-school: a box with a lens. They’re also huge. He makes them himself and transports them on a custom-made flatbed trailer. […]