Kindling Quarterly is an exploration of fatherhood. Through essays, interviews, editorials, art, and photography we highlight creative individuals whose work and lives are inseparable from their role as a parent. There is no shortage of familiar portrayals of dads in media yet we aim to present a thoughtful dialogue about fatherhood that is missing from our cultural landscape. Men who are active caregivers are not a novelty and we do not depict them as such. While the subjects of our stories are fathers, each issue appeals to anyone interested in art, creativity, and community. Kindling Quarterly playfully assesses and celebrates the multitude of experiences that form contemporary fatherhood.
Kindling Quarterly’s third issue features a story on Brooklyn based visual artist Matthew Day Jackson, including images from Commissioned Family Photo (2013, see cover) a photographic series in which the artist took a portrait of his family with one of the original cameras used to capture the Atoll Bikini nuclear tests in 1946. The result is a chilling juxtaposition of America’s military history and family portraiture. Also featured in this issue: filmmakers Maria Demopoulos & Jodi Wille discuss their documentary The Source Family (2013, Drag City Film Distribution) about the eponymous 1970s alternative community and the ‘father issues’ inherent to the film; chef, restauranteur, and cookbook author Andrew Feinberg (Fanny’s, Bklyn Larder, & Marco’s) discusses family and food; photographer Zun Lee shares images from his photo-series Father Figure about African-American fathers and the construction of the absentee father; and we visit artist and educator Frank Abruzzese of Cow House Studios, an artist-run residency program he operates with his wife on a family farm in Wexford, Ireland. Issue 3 also features essays from novelist Julian Tepper (Balls), Josh Tyson, and Eric Pfleeger as well as a discussion on doulas and dads with Carriage House Birth in Brooklyn.
6in x 9.5in, 96-pages, perfect bound, color throughout.