This is a hybrid event with limited in-store seating and the option to attend online.
The event is free but registration is required for both in-person and virtual attendance.
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This event includes a book signing. If you would like a signed book but can't attend in person, you may order a signed copy online below. If you would like to have your book personalized, please order online or call the store at least two hours before the start of the event. When ordering online, use the comments field to provide a name for personalization, e.g. “To Paul.” NOTE: We do our best to get books personalized when requested but personalization is not guaranteed.
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An Unflinching Look is an examination of a unique North American ecosystem in decline, investigated through eighty-five duotone photographs, scientific analysis, and critical interpretation. The project's focus is the area of the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge on Florida's Gulf Coast and the history and fate of its wetlands.
Benjamin Dimmitt was born and raised on the Gulf Coast of Florida. He graduated from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL and also studied at the International Center of Photography in NYC, NY, Santa Fe Photographic Workshop in Santa Fe, NM, Santa Reparata Graphic Arts Centre in Florence, Italy and City and Guild Arts School in London, England. He held an adjunct professor position at the International Center of Photography from 2001-2013. He now lives and works near Asheville, NC. Recently, he has taught at Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona Beach, FL, Penland School of Craft in Penland, NC, Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC, Bascom Art Center in Highlands, NC and Dunedin Fine Art Center in Dunedin, FL. Benjamin’s work is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, the Asheville Art Museum, Eckerd College and numerous private collections. Ain’t Bad, Architectural Digest, Black & White, Colossal, Don't Take Pictures, Fraction, Lenscratch, Journal of Florida Studies, Orion, Oxford American, Photo District News, The New Yorker Photo Booth, What Will You Remember and many other publications have featured Benjamin’s photographs. He was a finalist in Photolucida’s Critical Mass Top 200 in 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2019 and in New Orleans Photo Alliance’s Clarence John Laughlin Award in 2014 and 2015.
Diana C. Stoll is a writer and editor based in Asheville, North Carolina. She works independently for Aperture Foundation; Getty Publications; Brooklyn Museum; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; and many other institutions and was a major contributor to the 2019 edition of Naomi Rosenblum’s A World History of Photography (Abbeville).