I was recently contacted by the Oxford American (The Southern Magazine of Good Writing [and good art]) in regards to them publishing a piece from my Sense of Place series (see below). In the process of negotiation, they offered me a subscription to the OA, which I gladly accepted as regular readers know, I delight in good writing. I was so pleased to receive my first copy in which my work appears (though it is THE last page of the book [a place of honour no doubt] and was happy to see that the Oxford American in addition to being the place for good writing, is also a repository of great art. A dream job for me would be the person who matches the art to the fiction in The New Yorker, or the art director of Harper’s (though Stacey does too good a job of that to ever aspire for such a dream job), and now I want Carol Ann to know that I am watching her back, because in addition to having great fiction to illustrate, the Oxford American has the added benefit of an Arkansas locus which means the cost-of-living is L-O-W. So many other good photogs in this issue as well, like Blake Fitch, who I am seeing EVERYWHERE, and Susan Worsham. I’m not giving it all away, go buy yourself a copy or subscription and see for yourself. Be edified!
A ver:by Fatima Ronquillo/Wally Workman Gallery”]