Issue 50 - May 2013 - The Fifth Anniversary Issue

"Seventy Flights in Ninety Minutes, Phoenix" by D. Bryon Darby (
"Seventy Flights in Ninety Minutes, Phoenix" by D. Bryon Darby (

From the Editor:
Five years. I cannot believe it has been five years. So much has happened.

Fraction has grown from an idea developed in a coffee shop by two photographers to a full-fledged business with a developing business plan. The annual Fraction Holiday Print Sale grew into the monthly Fraction Editions. I have been invited to participate in portfolio review events through out the US, and even did reviews in Moscow and China. I get to see so much great work, in person.

Like last year, I am dedicating the Anniversary issue, issue 50, to the Fraction audience that continues to grow monthly. More than 750 photographers submitted over 2400 photographs to be considered for inclusion. I am honored and flattered.

As we move forward, I want Fraction to grow with its audience. I want to be receptive and responsive to you, while still retaining my own curatorial eye and direction. If you love what I am doing and what I present each month, tell me. If you don't love what I'm doing or have some constructive criticism for me, tell me. I am sincere in my desire to communicate with you. Let’s talk.

Thank you to Leo Hsu and Lauren Greenwald for joining the Fraction family in 2013. Thank you to Daniel W. Coburn for all he has done for Fraction over the last couple of years. Thank you to Jennifer Schwartz for her continued support and for being a great friend and idea collaborator.

Below is the list of the Fraction 50. Take some time to check out their work. Visit the artists' websites. Spread the word.

But mostly, thank you for being here. Thank you supporting photography and for coming along on this crazy adventure with me.


David Bram

50 from 50

The 50 photographers that were chosen are (in alphabetical order) :

Group 1 
David Emmit Adams, Sheri Lynn Behr, Lisa Blair, John Brooks, J Wesley Brown, Ksenia Burnasheva, Roman Coia, Rachel Cox, Matthew Crowther, D Bryon Darby, Ellie Davies, Marco del Pra, Odette England, Elizabeth Fleming, Alison Gibson, Harvey Hanig, Ryan Harding, Gabriela Herman, Thomas Homolya, Jon Horvath, Erica Huffman, Kat Kiernan, Eliza Lamb, Richard Levy, Sean Litchfield

Group 2
Sara Macel, Janina McQuoid, Dafni Melidou, Irina Munteanu, Nathan Pearce, Emily Porter, Ibán Ramón Rodríguez, Deb Schwedhelm, Rachael Short, Annick Sjobakken, Vicky Slater, Shannon Smith, Sean Stewart, Jim Stone, Cody Swanson, Sonny Thakur, Brandon Thibodeaux, David Torrence, Kyle Tunney, Phil Underdown, Andrew M.K. Warren, Shen Wei, Brian Widdis, Thomas Wiedland, Rachel Wolfe

Book Reviews

Lauren Greenwald reviews Early American
Lauren Greenwald reviews Early American
Leo Hsu reviews Believing is Seeing (Observations on the Mysteries of Photography)
Leo Hsu reviews Believing is Seeing (Observations on the Mysteries of Photography)