Portfolio by Sam Contis

BOMB 140 Summer 2017
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From Sam Contis’s first book, Deep Springs (MACK, 2017). These photographs center on Deep Springs College, a small, all-male liberal arts school in a remote desert valley east of the Sierra Nevada. Combining archival images made by the college’s first students a century ago with new pictures, Contis explores the construction of myth, place, and masculine identity in the enduring imagery of the American West.

Danny Lyon by Susan Meiselas
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Mike Wallace by Phillip Lopate
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In advance of the next installment of his extensive history of New York City, Wallace expounds on the pivotal early years of the twentieth century.

Take Note by Julia Bosson
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Unchanging times, in Joan Didion’s South and West

Rain Like Cotton by Jennifer Kabat
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Picture an area the size of Manhattan covered in sand. It rises and falls and disappears.

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BOMB 140, Summer 2017

Featuring interviews with John Giorno, Lidia Yuknavitch, Iman Issa, Eric Baudelaire, Ieva Misevičiūtė, Daniel Borzutzky, and more.

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