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2019 SPE Annual Conference: The Myths of Photography and the American Dream / Major support by The Joy Family Legacy Foundation

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Jay Muhlin

SPE Member since 2011
Member Chapter: Mid-Atlantic

Guilty Pleasures

Jay Muhlin's current project, a book titled Guilty Pleasures, looks at finding comfort during winter. The images speak through visual pun and metaphor. Muhlin often takes diaristic liberties and embraces serendipity, building images that refer to something other than what is named or described in the frame: something intangible such as longing, intimacy, and solitude. Strung together are lists of simple comforts and tactile groupings which all contrast with the harshness that winter serves. Relief is offered through humor as it transforms coping into a joy that makes moving forward more meaningful.

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