Latitude 47, Issue 1
Eirik Johnson and Michelle Dunn Marsh
Photo Center Northwest
225 x 302 mm
The Pacific Northwest of America has often been thought of as a remote outpost, far removed from the country’s cultural centres. But perhaps its geographic location fosters a sense of rugged individualism that has been a catalyst for the region; it increasingly pulsates with vibrant creative energy from tech and innovation to architecture, design, and fashion. And the same is true with contemporary photographic practice.
Latitude 47 was launched in an effort to highlight this energy as an annual publication produced by Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW), featuring artists in the region whose photographic work deserves visibility far and wide. Issue one has selected four individuals of a variety of ages, educational backgrounds, and visual approaches. While set up with no central theme in mind, it quickly became clear that each photographer has a strong relationship with landscape and the elemental world.
Contributors include Glenn Rudolph, Serrah Russell, Susan Robb, and Cahn Nguyen. Edited by Eirik Johnson and Michelle Dunn Marsh
About the Editors
Eirik Johnson serves as Programs Chair at the Photographic Center Northwest and affiliate faculty at the University of Washington. He is also a member of the Cake Collective, a photographers’ cooperative based both in North America and Europe.
Michelle Dunn Marsh, while Primarily a book designer and editor, she has experienced every aspect of the publishing process through positions with Aperture Foundation and Chronicle Books, and on a project basis with University of Washington Press, Museum of Glass, Heyday Books, Abbeville Press, and others. She has also curated a number of significant exhibitions, including Here I Am at the Bronx Museum, and All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party, which was on view in multiple locations. She joined Photographic Center Northwest—an educational institution facilitating the creation and experience of significant photography—as executive director in August 2013, and now serves as its Chief Strategist.
About the Publisher
Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) is an educational institution dedicated to facilitating creation, conversations, and experiences of significant photography. Through courses, exhibitions, lectures, and outreach projects, PCNW provides access to the photographic arts, to professional and amateur photographers, and to the public at large.