John Stomberg and Julie Blackmon
Published by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2017, 20 pages
Julie Blackmon: The Everyday Fantastic features work from this major American photographer’s most recent, ongoing series, Homegrown—a title both fitting and revealing. Blackmon was raised in Springfield, Missouri, and has decided to remain there and make her hometown the setting for her images. Rather than searching the globe, she carefully choreographs the local scenes that become her photographs, essentially creating a fertile space for her subject matter to grow in her own neighborhood.