Jon Michael Anzalone

Photographer
   
Location: New York City
Nationality: Queens
Biography: Analog spiritualist. Crumbling cities and strange places. Jon Michael Anzalone works independently on stories of personal interest and significance, carrying out well-studied, politically mature, and humanist photo essays on obscure topics. His... read on
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Ayb, Part 4: Akhber
jon michael anzalone
Sep 15, 2015
The fourth, final section of my work in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, Ayb, discusses the political postures of the states and organizations surrounding Armenia's two main challenges: seeking recognition of the Armenian Genocide by Turkey; and its contested occupation, or liberation, of the region of Artsakh which is politically recognized as part of Azerbaijan. Reflecting on the project's greater theme of family, I explore the strength of brotherhood and its ability to transcend power structures.

Part 4: Akhber
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Orzu Bazaar - Revisited

By Jon Michael Anzalone — During a conversation with an editor I met here on Visura, I was challenged to do a re-edit of my 2017 project in Uzbekistan, Orzu Bazaar. I am..
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Move with Animals

By Jon Michael Anzalone — I have prepared a new photoessay from my time in Kyrgyzstan during the World Nomad Games. This project is a street photography series shot on film..
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World Nomad Games 2018

By Jon Michael Anzalone — I'm happy to share that I have received accreditation as a member of the foreign media by Kyrgyzstan MFA for next month's World Nomad Games..
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Portfolio Prep Question

By Jon Michael Anzalone — Question for galleries, or for artists with relevant experience: In preparing a portfolio to send to a gallery's open call, does the gallery..
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World Nomad Games III

By Jon Michael Anzalone — In one month, I will be in Kyrgyzstan for the third biennial World Nomad Games. This is a Olympics-style competition of traditional Central Asian..
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World Nomad Games & Publishing Query

By Jon Michael Anzalone — This September, I am going to Kyrgyzstan for the World Nomad Games. It is the third biennial hosting of this even, which is a tournament of sporting..
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2018

By Jon Michael Anzalone — I can't wait to tell you about my next project.
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Orzu Bazaar

By Jon Michael Anzalone — I am very excited to finally share my longform photoessay in Uzbekistan. This work took a long time to create, not just from the time since April..
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Uzbekistan

By Jon Michael Anzalone — As television drones who couldn't find Uzbekistan on a map pose themselves as experts I have a volume of unpublished photography from this past May,..
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Visura Consultations

By Jon Michael Anzalone — Thank you to editor Scott Thode, and thank you to Visura for creating the opportunity for editorial consultations. This was an outstanding chance to..
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Orzu Bazaar - New Exclusive Project

By Jon Michael Anzalone — I have just shared a ten image preview of my new project, Orzu Bazaar, which I shot this past April/May in Uzbekistan. The project is currently in..
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2017 Project

By Jon Michael Anzalone — I'm working on something new. If interested, say hello.  jon.anzalone@gmail.com
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Photography Timeline - 2005-current

By Jon Michael Anzalone — I posted a timeline of my photography going back to 2005. Want an introduction to my aesthetic, and to see where it came from?  Check it out..
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Interview: Today's Zaman

By Jon Michael Anzalone — In 2011, I was interviewed about my photography project, Khamra Obscura , by a reporter for Today's Zaman newspaper, an English-language daily from..
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Reflection Essay

By Jon Michael Anzalone — I wrote a reflection on the meaning of the nature photos and sequences in my work, NO LAWS.
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New Project Pitch

By Jon Michael Anzalone — Howdy, editors. Looks like the winds of fate will take my next project to Central Asia. My next work is slated for a destination I've wanted to see..
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Ambient Reaction

By Jon Michael Anzalone — During a long, affecting political cycle, everyone has something to say about their viewpoints and reaction to things being said and done around us...
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NO LAWS

By Jon Michael Anzalone — After a long year, I'm happy to announce my 2016 work is now complete. "NO LAWS" is a long read, slow burn photoessay shot in Southwest Montana,..
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2016 Project

By Jon Michael Anzalone — Three moments, two journeys, one diary. No laws in my sprawling, disjointed 2016 work, across Pennsylvania, Southwest Montana, Costa Rica, and New..
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Paradise Valley

By Jon Michael Anzalone — Looking forward to sharing new work in a couple of months.
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Recent Work

By Jon Michael Anzalone — Just came back from a one week trip shooting. For the first time, I went somewhere that had very few people present. What a challenge, trying to..
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September 3rd

By Jon Michael Anzalone — It's been a while. It feels likes interminable since I picked up a camera, or since the last project in Armenia. This year has been so overwhelmed..
Awards

MIFA Award

By Jon Michael Anzalone — Thank you the Moscow International Foto Awards for recognizing my 2015 photo essay, Ayb. This project is a true culmination of the momentum I put..
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Instagram

By Jon Michael Anzalone — I guess I'm behind the times on this, but I've just opened an Instagram account. Follow me @defeats.us  
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