An Intimate Exploration of a Queer Love Story
       
     
Beyond the Narrow Expectations of Gender
       
     
The Most Famous Lesbian Photographer You've Never Heard Of — Until Now
       
     
Finnish Line
       
     
To Love to Her: Women Looking at Women
       
     
Me, Myself and I: Exploring Identity Through Self Portraits
       
     
Stay the Night: Meera Margaret Singh at the Gladstone Hotel
       
     
Everything But the Boy: Chris Ironside's Mr. Long Weekend
       
     
Meera Margaret Singh: What is Between Us
       
     
An Intimate Exploration of a Queer Love Story
       
     
An Intimate Exploration of a Queer Love Story

The New York Times Lens Blog
2018

“The book title announces the way we remain estranged from and strange to our love(r): When We Were Strangers. The past tense of the title is cannily deceptive, highlighting a key tension, since that ‘when’ is perpetually now: We were, are, and will be strange to and for each other. Love queers time. That oddness, mystery and space between keeps love collaborative and keeps the story moving.’”

Beyond the Narrow Expectations of Gender
       
     
Beyond the Narrow Expectations of Gender

The New York Times Lens Blog
2018

“Non-binary may be beyond the categories we think we know, but it also might include and embrace them: male, female, genderqueer, gender-fluid, agender, transgender, etc. The ‘et cetera’ of non-binary identity cannot be overstated. Or can it? I’m caught in a linguistic conundrum: as soon as I write ‘non-binary identity,’ I stop and think, ‘No, the point is non-identification.’”

The Most Famous Lesbian Photographer You've Never Heard Of — Until Now
       
     
The Most Famous Lesbian Photographer You've Never Heard Of — Until Now

The New York Times Lens Blog
2018

“Above the bed, half-visible at the margins of the frame, hangs a political poster declaring “Lesbians Unite!” A statement and an imperative, it’s a perfectly cheeky double-entendre. In public and in private, in the streets or between the sheets, Ms. Gottschalk reminds us that the personal is always and necessarily political — and vice versa. “

Finnish Line
       
     
Finnish Line

Raw View Magazine #10
2017 

For this final, Finnish issue of Raw View, founder and creative director Hannamari Shakya invited three diverse thinkers to have a transatlantic conversation about Finnish photography: Cheryl Newman (UK), Donald Weber (Netherlands), and Kerry Manders (Canada). Managing editors Kaisu Tervonen and Tiina Kirkas posed some questions for the trio. Manders moderated the discussion, which has been edited for length and clarity.

To Love to Her: Women Looking at Women
       
     
To Love to Her: Women Looking at Women

Raw View Magazine #07
2017 

Women Looking at Women is a special edition of Raw View dedicated entirely to women photographers with the “hope that it would serve as an inspiration and as a remedy to the paucity of work being published” (Hannamari Shakya, Editor-in-chief). Raw View invited Susan Meiselas to curate and Kerry Manders to write an essay attending to the 22 photographers from around the world (and ranging from the late nineteenth-century to the present day) featured here.   

Me, Myself and I: Exploring Identity Through Self Portraits
       
     
Me, Myself and I: Exploring Identity Through Self Portraits

The New York Times Lens Blog 
2014

"For Cahun, identity is always a mask — necessarily strange and ambiguous; her oeuvre constructs a self that is mutable and elusive. At times, she looks directly at the camera, daring and defying the audience to return her gaze; other times, she turns and looks away, blindfolding or covering her eyes."

 

Stay the Night: Meera Margaret Singh at the Gladstone Hotel
       
     
Stay the Night: Meera Margaret Singh at the Gladstone Hotel

Media Tropes 
2012

"The artist-daughter, whom we don’t see in any of these photographs, is conjured with her mother: Nightingale refers at least as much to the artist as to her subject, the nightingale long a symbol for both poet and poetry as well as for love and for loss. The Gladstone as exhibition space similarly highlights the tense connectivity of binaries: staying and going, art object and art viewer."

Everything But the Boy: Chris Ironside's Mr. Long Weekend
       
     
Everything But the Boy: Chris Ironside's Mr. Long Weekend

C Magazine
(.pdf forthcoming)
2012

"In Mr. Long Weekend, Ironside performs roles that have been normalized into invisibility and indelibly marks the putatively universal gender that so often remains unmarked and unremarked."

Meera Margaret Singh: What is Between Us
       
     
Meera Margaret Singh: What is Between Us

Magenta: A Journal of International Art 
2011

"There are no candid shots, no portrayals of Singh's mother going about her daily business of living. Together, the staged portraits assert that her mother-as-model — with sundry signifiers of a life lived and living (grey hair, wrinkles, calluses, varicose veins, cellulite) on display — is a compelling subject for aesthetic engagement."