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Author: James R Hugunin

James Hugunin teaches the History of Photography and Contemporary Theory at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 1983 he won the first Reva and David Logan Award for Distinguished New Writing in Photography. He is the author of A Survey of the Representation of Prisoners in the United States: Discipline and Photograph, The Prison Experience (1999), and Writing Pictures, Case Studies in Photographic Criticism, 1983- 2012 (2013), New Art Examiner Reviews: 1986 -93), and Afterimage: Critical Essays on Photography from the Journal Afterimage, 1977-88, all collections of his critical writings. He has also written several novels: Something is Crook in Middlebrook (2012), Elder Physics, The Wrong of Time: Stories from an Elder Home (2013), Case- X (taking us inside the mind of an academic undergoing treatment for salivary gland cancer), and Q↔A: AN AUTO-INTERVIEW (JEF Books, 2017). His current novel-in-progress, Finding Mememo, plays with the genres of academic writing, detective and sci-fi genres (forthcoming in 2017) as it critiques the suffusion of neoliberal economics into academia. In 2016, Hugunin was elected a member of Chicago's Society of Midland Authors.

Afterimage: Critical Essays on Photography
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Afterimage: Critical Essays on Photography

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Literary Nonfiction. Art. Critical essays on photography from the journal Afterimage, 1977-1988, by James R. Hugunin, recipient of the David Logan Award for Distinguished New Writing in the Field of Photography.

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Case X
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Case X

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Fiction. Stuck head-first into a Tomotherapy Radiation Machine, CASE X enters "skull-time," his inner pro-jectionist giving him views of his past, present, and future during a series of thirty treatments over a period of six weeks. He will discover ...

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Elder Physics: The Wrong of Time: Stories from an Elder Home
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Elder Physics: The Wrong of Time: Stories from an Elder Home

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Fiction. Gerald (with his son's input) gives us a series of witty monologues concerning life in a typical elder home. As both his mental and physical condition deteriorate, he moves from Independent Living to Assisted Living and, finally, Death. In ...

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Q↔A: An Auto-Interview
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Q↔A: An Auto-Interview

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Fiction. Art. Film. Q↔A: AN AUTO-INTERVIEW is, at heart, as its title suggests, an auto-interview by novelist and art and photography critic James R. Hugunin. It delves into the nature of his work, both literary and critical, and offers and discusse...

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Something Is Crook in Middlebrook
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Something Is Crook in Middlebrook

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Fiction. Art. Arthur Strewth Middlebrook suffers a brain event that leaves him with shotgun-mike hearing in one ear, and leaves a blood spill that looks, appropriately, like a sinking ship. Find out how this malady, both curse and blessing, changes ...

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Tar Spackled Banner
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Tar Spackled Banner

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Fiction. A Mockumental Work of the Imagination by J. A. Ellis, resident of Chicagary, Usonia. He is another Billy Pilgrim lost in a time of fascist violence and succession. TAR SPACKLED BANNER is a 21st-century time- traveler's autobiography that re...

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Wreck and Ruin: Photography, Temporality, and World (Dis)order
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Wreck and Ruin: Photography, Temporality, and World (Dis)order

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Literary Nonfiction. Art Criticism & Theory. A monograph on contemporary photography, emphasizing the theme of ruins, by the winner of the first Reva and David Logan Award for Distinguished New Writing in Photography.

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Writing Pictures: Case Studies in Photographic Criticism 1983-2012
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Writing Pictures: Case Studies in Photographic Criticism 1983-2012

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Literary Nonfiction. Art Criticism & Theory. An anthology of photographic art criticism by James R. Hugunin, the 1983 Recipient of the Reva and David Logan Award for Distinguished New Writing in Photography funded by the Photographic Resource Center...

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