Focal Plane, No. 2 - Place & Identity

Focal Plane, No. 2: Place & Identity

The second issue of Focal Plane features photographers who deal with issues of how one’s identity is founded in their physical location or ideologies. Contributors include Sama Alshaibi from the University of Arizona, Jerome De Perlinghi from Columbia College Chicago, Eliot Dudik from the College of William and Mary, Richard Knox Robinson from Virginia Commonwealth University, and Kevin Von Qualen from Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, with introductory essay "Place & Identity," by Jen Jack Gieseking, Assistant Professor of Public Humanities at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. Student profiles include Ivan Echevarria, College of William and Mary; Maya Holzman, University of Arizona; Jessica Taylor, Virginia Commonwealth University; Alexander Sharon, Loyola University Chicago; and Cole Watson, Valor Christian High School. Also featuring "Discovering Place," by Sama Alshaibi; "Field Experince," Jerome De Perlinghi; "Designing a Curriculum," by Eliot Dudik; "Semester at Sea," by Richard Knox Robinson; and "Destination Photography," by Kevin Von Qualen.


“Place & Identity”
by Jen Jack Gieseking

Richard Knox Robinson:
“Against Representation”

Sama Alshaibi:

Jerome De Perlinghi:
“Tale of Two Cities”

Eliot Dudik: “Objects in Mirror
are Closer Than They Appear,”
by Charles Palermo

Kevin Von Qualen:
“Intimate America”

"Alexander Sharon,"
by Jerome De Perlinghi




"Jessica Taylor,"
by Richard Knox Robinson

"Cole Watson,"
by Kevin Von Qualen

"Ivan Echevarria,"
by Eliot Dudik

"Maya Holzman,"
by Sama Alshaibi

“Designing a Curriculum,”
by Eliot Dudik

“Semester At Sea,”
by Richard Knox Robinson

“Discovering Place,”
by Sama Alshaibi

“Destination Photography,”
by Kevin Von Qualen

“Field Experience,”
by Jerome De Perlinghi



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