Sitting alone outside a ramshackle caravan in Jordan’s Zaatari Refugee Camp, Mohamed Jokhadar sips coffee from a stained cup and reflects.
Jokhadar is a Syrian refugee who, like so many refugees around the world, was violently torn from the life he once knew by civil war. Living in a refugee camp, he had to face reality. “I came to the realization that I’m here and I’m not leaving,” he says.
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When it comes to art, the word “print” can mean a lot of things. First, there’s the real deal: lithographs, woodcuts, screenprints, and the like. Even though a printmaker might’ve produced 20 editions of such a work—that’s the penciled-in 6/20 in the bottom corner you’ll sometimes see—they also had to make the plate, block, or screen that it came from and then manually print each edition on a press. Sometimes they even tediously tear their own paper to get those amazing unfinished edges! So each one of their “prints” is considered an original work of art, and you’ll have to pay for it accordingly. (This is why some original photography can be so expensive; you’re actually buying a “silver gelatin print” that was first shot on a camera and then carefully crafted in a dark room.)
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Great photography in a printed form has the power to truly captivate audiences and enhance the visual message that photographers convey. Says acclaimed visual artist John Paul Caponigro, the right print “can strengthen the life pulse that already exists within my work.” Here, he and photography duo Ken Broward an Deborah Ory discuss the work in their recent exhibitions—and how mounting flawless prints heightens the audience experience.
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