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    Jason Koxvold: „KNIVES“ – Left Behind In Rural America

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    „We need to stop talking about how people feel left behind and start talking about how people are left behind.“

    Jason Koxvold

    In his long-term project „KNIVES“ documentary photographer Jason Koxvold explores the impact of the closure of the Schrade knife factory on the people in a rural town called Wawarsing (New York). It’s a blueprint of what happens on a larger scale not just in the US but in a globalized world when production is moved to countries where labour is cheaper and people feel left behind.

    That’s what is so fascinating about Jason’s project – it’s not just about knives. In essence, it’s also about the struggle of white men to adapt to a new reality – and ultimately also about the rise of Donald Trump to the presidency of the US. And ultimately, KNIVES is an exploration of capitalism.

    Jason says: „The value of labour is not just financial. There is a great deal of importance we place on it as we shape our own self-identity.“

    KNIVES is a beautiful example of how photography can be deployed to make social issues visible. It’s an in-depth visual exploration of the changes happening around us as capitalism is marching on.

    In this interview you’ll learn:

    • How to find a subject for a long-term photo project.
    • How to tackle the process of putting together a coherent series.
    • What it means to document life in a small town where everybody knows you.
    • How photography can help you to become more observant and to make sense of the world around you.

    Images from „KNIVES“ by Jason Koxvold

    In his project "Knives" documentary photographer Jason Koxvold documents the impact of the closure of the Schrade knife factory on the people in a rural town and how they feel left behind.
    @ Jason Koxvold
    In his project "Knives" documentary photographer Jason Koxvold documents the impact of the closure of the Schrade knife factory on the people in a rural town and how they feel left behind.
    @ Jason Koxvold
    In his project "Knives" documentary photographer Jason Koxvold documents the impact of the closure of the Schrade knife factory on the people in a rural town and how they feel left behind.
    @ Jason Koxvold
    In his project "Knives" documentary photographer Jason Koxvold documents the impact of the closure of the Schrade knife factory on the people in a rural town and how they feel left behind.
    @ Jason Koxvold
    In his project "Knives" documentary photographer Jason Koxvold documents the impact of the closure of the Schrade knife factory on the people in a rural town and how they feel left behind.
    @ Jason Koxvold
    In his project "Knives" documentary photographer Jason Koxvold documents the impact of the closure of the Schrade knife factory on the people in a rural town and how they feel left behind.
    @ Jason Koxvold
    In his project "Knives" documentary photographer Jason Koxvold documents the impact of the closure of the Schrade knife factory on the people in a rural town and how they feel left behind.
    @ Jason Koxvold
    In his project "Knives" documentary photographer Jason Koxvold documents the impact of the closure of the Schrade knife factory on the people in a rural town and how they feel left behind.
    @ Jason Koxvold
    In his project "Knives" documentary photographer Jason Koxvold documents the impact of the closure of the Schrade knife factory on the people in a rural town and how they feel left behind.
    @ Jason Koxvold

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    Jason Koxvold is a documentary and fine art photographer from the US.

    Jason has been featured before on my online-photography-magazine „The Art of Creative Photography“: „Money Sleeps Here“

    You can follow Jason on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

    Although this podcast is mainly in German, every now and then I interview photographers in English. Some previous episodes are with:

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