Palm Springs is not a festival. It’s a summer camp in the middle of the desert, a city from the 50s surrounded by majestic canyons out of which, it seems, at any moment, a horde of Indians could come galloping forth. The festival brings together a thousand enthusiastic photography fans for five days of lectures, conferences, portfolio reviews, workshops and projections. All of it is orchestrated by Jeff Dunas, his wife Laura, and a 750 volunteers. On hand this year are Ralph Gibson, Roger Ballen, photographer and winemaker Andy Katz, and Ashley Gilbertson. A projection of the latter’s photojournalism pictures was stunning.
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