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Emerge – Student Photography Exhibition

For the ninth exciting year Art Intersection presents Emerge, our annual exhibition featuring photography from student photographers enrolled in Arizona high schools, community colleges, art schools, and universities across the state. Buzzy Sullivan, a local photography-based artist and educator, juried this year’s show.

In this exhibition we offer student photographers an opportunity to show their work in a professional gallery, fulfilling our mission to support emerging photographers. Thank you to all students that submitted their images and congratulations to the students juried into the exhibition. Ninety images will be shown out of over 750 images submitted. 

In addition to the exhibition, prizes will be awarded for Best in Show, Best of Post-High School, and Best of High School.


About the Juror

Buzzy Sullivan, a photographer currently based out of Phoenix, Arizona, has exhibited his work throughout the US and internationally. Sullivan grew up in Montana, often known as “The Last Best Place”, and also home to the largest Superfund site in the United States. Montana’s duality of pristine wilderness and toxic remains formed his interest in the human/nature interface.

Sullivan currently works at the Residential Photography Faculty at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. He received his Master of Fine Art at Arizona State University in 2017 and a BFA from Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2013.

Juror Statement

Though I have found myself with a master’s degree and a career teaching photography I must admit – I failed my only high school photography course. It’s not that I wasn’t interested in the medium as a high school student, it was instead I found myself under the guidance of a wildly unimaginative teacher who wouldn’t allow 15 year-olds the latitude to explore their abilities of visual communication. Not to sound too harsh, but my high school teacher presented photography in a way that removed the student’s experience and voice from the making of a picture. She wanted us to photograph various school events, and I wanted to photograph my friends’ skateboarding. I got an F in high school photography, but the lesson that students, no matter their age, have voices has stuck with me. The job of an educator is to pull those voices out and allow latitude for experimentation. 
 
An education in photography isn’t intended to be centered solely on student’s mastery of cameras and printing techniques. Teaching is a subversive activity. We are teaching critical thinking wrapped up in visual communication. To effectively get students to think critically, educators have to bake a bit of experimentation into their curriculum.

This statement brings me to work included in the 2019 Emerge Exhibition. When jurying the work for this show, I aimed to include work that spoke to the strengths of the students reacting to the world around them and to their teachers behind the scenes who are allowing their students to experiment. As every previous year, I am impressed with the caliber and boldness of work by all of the Arizona students who submitted images for this exhibition, and I am grateful for the opportunity to see the world through their perspectives. The future is in good hands. Thank you Art Intersection for all you do to further access to art in Arizona.
– Buzzy Sullivan


Emerge 2019 Online Exhibition

Image credits (left to right): Michael Delp, Kori Branch, Sydney Schubbe

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Portfolio Sharing at Art Intersection

Join us in the Art Intersection galleries to enjoy a special Portfolio Sharing event! Get up close with some fabulous artwork and converse with the artists during a mid-day portfolio sharing on Saturday, April 6, from 11am – 1pm. Participating in a Portfolio Sharing event gives you a fantastic way to get involved with Art Intersection’s community of artists, collectors, and art enthusiasts.

This event is free and open to the public for viewing

Membership

Art Intersection welcomes anyone and everyone to attend this event, and only Art Intersection members are invited to show their work. If you are not a member, consider joining us! Members have access to discounts on workshops and lab use, invitations to VIP events, and the opportunity to exhibit their work.

Sharing your portfolio is one of several ways you can exhibit at Art Intersection, a benefit for all membership levels.  Each member will have a table top space, about 30-inches by 72-inches, to display their work.

If you would like to become a member, click here. 

Members wishing to participate, please RSVP by email info@artintersection.com or by phone 480.361.1118

 

Emerge – Student Photography Exhibition

For the eighth exciting year we are proud to present Emerge, our annual exhibition featuring works from student photographers enrolled in Arizona high schools, community colleges, art schools, and universities across the state. Ashley Czajkowski, a local photography-based artist and educator, juried this year’s show.

In this exhibition we offer student photographers an opportunity to show their work in a professional gallery, fulfilling our mission to support early-career photographers. In addition to the exhibition, prizes will be awarded for Best in Show, sponsored by Through Each Other’s Eyes; Best of Post-High School, sponsored by Charlene Stant Engel; and Best of High School, sponsored by Kelly and Dennis Collins. 

About the Juror

Ashley Czajkowski, a photography-based artist, works in a number of interdisciplinary methods. Driven by personal experience, her research explores social constructions related to femininity, mortality and the psychological manifestation of the human-animal.  Though she considers herself a photographer, Czajkowski also works in video, installation, and alternative print processes, pushing the expected boundaries of the photographic art medium.


Juror’s Statement

One of the most valuable rewards of studying photography is that it enables us to literally, and metaphorically, see the world around us in entirely new ways. In jurying this show, I was struck by the unique visions of these young photographers and artists. Whether this way of seeing revealed quiet moments of light and shadow or elaborately constructed scenes for the camera, the ability to use photography as a tool for exploration and creative expression was continuous throughout.

Though I did not set out to curate a show with a particular theme, a common thread began to reveal itself. Of the photographs I selected, there are many images of humans, of nature, and most curiously, of the boundaries where these two entities meet, overlap and coexist. I found myself responding to images that in some way question our current conditions of being: questions of human nature, our impact on our surroundings, our interactions with each other, and our understanding of ourselves. Almost like archaeologists of our own time, for me these photographs collectively evoke ideas related to the fragility of existence and a sense of wonder in the everyday.

– Ashley Czajkowski


Emerge 2018 Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors who make our “Best of Emerge” awards possible! Our sponsors’ support of student photographers helps us share the unforgettable experience of participating in a professional exhibition, a confidence boost that can vault an emerging photographer to their next level of success.

Best in Show: $250 cash prize
Sponsored by Through Each Other’s Eyes
Through Each Other’s Eyes develops exchanges with photographers in other countries for the purpose of documenting photographically a new culture from the viewpoint of an outsider.

Best of High School: $100 cash prize
Sponsored by Kelly and Dennis Collins
Kelly and Dennis Collins are local artists, art patrons, and Art Intersection members.

“After quitting school at sixteen, it wasn’t until I returned for my Bachelor of Fine Arts at forty-five that I realized how important the education I had missed was. I hope this small gift is the catalyst and encouragement for a young artist to pursue their education and passion for their art.” – Dennis Collins

 

Best of Post-High School: $100 cash prize
Sponsored by Charlene Stant Engel
Charlene Stant Engel is a local artist, art patron, and Art Intersection member.

“I look forward to the Emerge Show. Every year it is fresh and unexpected. It always makes me smile to see the work of so many intense and talented young artists. To them I say: Let nothing stop you. Keep making Art!” – Charlene Stant Engel


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Header image: Attainment, Granville Lee Carroll

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Emerge 2017 – Student Photography Exhibition

Art Intersection presents the seventh annual Emerge exhibition with works from student photographers enrolled in Arizona high schools, community colleges, art schools, and universities across the state. Clare Benson, a local photographer, interdisciplinary artist and educator, juried this year’s show.

As part of our mission to support emerging artists, we offer student photographers an opportunity to show their work in the North and South Galleries at Art Intersection. In addition to the exhibition, prizes will be awarded for Best in Show, sponsored by Through Each Others Eyes, Best of Post-High School, sponsored by Tempe Camera and Best of High School, sponsored by local patrons Kelly and Dennis Collins. INFOCUS, the Photography Support Group of the Phoenix Art Museum, will award a Student Membership to each of the three winners.

About the Juror

Clare Benson is a photographer and interdisciplinary artist from the United States. Her work has been exhibited and screened throughout the US and internationally. In 2014/2015, she received a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research in northern Sweden at the Swedish Institute of Space Physics. Other recent awards include the Magenta Foundation Flash Forward, PDN Emerging Photographer, and the Joyce Elaine Grant Solo Show Award.

Benson earned her MFA at University of Arizona in Tucson, and her BFA at Central Michigan University.

Juror’s Statement

I can vividly remember the first photograph I made as a student. Armed with a pinhole camera that I had painted and taped and pin-pricked, I went outside, behind the art building, where sculpture students had their foundry and kilns and scrap materials. There was a plain wooden classroom chair, weathered from rain and sun, that I dragged to the center of the asphalt floor, imagining that it might speak as a symbol of absence and isolation, in the midst of this surreal industrial-looking space. I kneeled to the ground, pulling the piece of electrical tape that covered the aperture of my shoe box camera. I stared into this seemingly simple scene, hoping to absorb the moment in the same way that I understood the camera might. Light and darkness danced through a tiny window and onto the back wall of that miniature room. In the developing tray, I watched an image slowly appear, like a backward-fading memory, or something from a dream. The midday sky was black as night. The shadow of the chair glowed like the sun through thin overcast clouds. The entire space stretched out its long arms, pulling toward the sides of the page, blurring at the very ends, from the frayed edges of aluminum foil. Even when converted to a positive image, the world in this photograph looked nothing like the world that I had seen, but everything like the one that I had felt.

As photographers, and especially as photography students, we are constantly learning to re-see the world, using different techniques, processes, perspectives, and formats. In jurying this exhibition, I searched for moments of surprise and newness, which I remember so well from my years of studying photography. I looked at these images as stripped down fragments—concept, craft, and exploration—all existing on separate planes. Each is developed through learning and practice; sometimes all together, and sometimes in different stages. Some works display elements of all three, while some push farther into one than another, but all of them speak to processes of discovery, and the development of one’s voice as an image-maker.

I am impressed with the caliber and boldness of work by all of the Arizona students who submitted images for this exhibition, and I am grateful for the opportunity to see the world through so many different lenses; grateful to be reminded of the time, long ago, that my own world became animated with new life inside a light-tight shoe box.

Clare Benson


Emerge 2017 Sponsors

Thank you to the sponsors of this Emerge exhibition for their support of emerging Arizona student photographers. The acknowledgement of quality and the experience gained when participating in a juried exhibition can vault an emerging photographer to reach their next level of photography.

Overall Best in Show Sponsor
Through Each Others Eyes

Thank you to Through Each Others Eyes for sponsoring the Best in Show prize. Through Each Others Eyes develops exchanges with photographers in other countries for the purpose of documenting photographically a new culture from the viewpoint of an outsider.

Best of Post-High School Sponsor
Tempe Camera

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We thank Tempe Camera for their sponsorship of the Post High School prize. Tempe Camera is an important part of the Arizona photography community and they demonstrate their commitment to emerging photographers through their ongoing support of educational programs.

Best of High School
Dennis and Kelly Collins

Thank you to Dennis and Kelly Collins, both artists and patrons of the arts, for their generous gift. 

“After quitting school at sixteen, it wasn’t until I returned for my Bachelors in Fine Arts at forty-five that I realized how important the education I had missed was. I hope this small gift is the catalyst and encouragement for a young artist to pursue their education and passion for their art.” – Dennis Collins

Award to Each Best in Show Artist
INFOCUS

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INFOCUS, a vibrant support organization of Phoenix Art Museum (PAM), is composed of people actively interested in photography as a dynamic art form. Photographers, collectors, and photography enthusiasts working together enable INFOCUS to provide a high-quality forum for the study, display and production of fine art photographs. A Student Membership will be awarded to each of the three artists receiving a Best in Show award.


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Featured Artists

Mia Elena Acosta, Amanda Maria Beall, Angelina Benner, Autumn Bibbee-Wright, Emily Bozovich, Alacia Marie Carlisle, Granville Lee Carroll III, Natali Castro, Michael Coomer, Tristan Craig, Jeny Davis, Naomi Jo Davis, Kate Dawes, Kaden Dawson, Kymber Derrick, Joi Dunne Moore, Conor Elliott Fitzgerald, Pam Golden, Willow Greene Smith, Emily Dawn Gross, Trini Guevara, Kyle Erik Gundersen, Josh Gutierrez, Ethan Haddad, Peyton Elizabeth Hathaway, Emilee AnnMarie Haver Steagall, Amy Hector, Adella Helton, Marissa Holmberg, Kaishun Huang945, John Isner, Hao Jiang, John Terry Johnson, Cassidy Johnson, Aiden Josic, Isabella Elise Joy, Jessica Knight, Leif D. Lake, Alyssa Kay Lawson, Claudia Lopez, Olaff Lopez, Kaylee Lund, Ezekiel Johnson Lyman, Hannah Manuelito, Jonathan Marquis, Katelin Mason, Lloyd Matthews, I. Brooks McAllister, Leandra Davey Miller, Madeleine Milner, Jared Moreno, Regan Norton, Natali Olvera, Olivia Parker-Swenson, Danielle McKenna Perkins, Jessica Peters, Emma Phillips, Brooke Pusillo, Ethan Roads, Azalea Patricia Rodriguez, Noah Romney, Travis Samuelson, Stephen Sanchez, Basil Savage, Monique Sherman, Elizabeth Smith, Megan Smith, Noah Smith, Claire Marie Sorensen, Alonzo Soto Granados, Eugene Starobinskiy, Victoria Marie Strandberg, Andraya Elizabeth Straub, Fabioo Thomas, Erin Tucker, Phoebe VanGelder, Lauren Walters, Wang Weian, Willa Grayce Whiting, Landon Wiggs, Bethany Amanda Wilcken, Xana Wilcoxson, Keegan Will, Jennifer Williamson, Brooke Wright, Sam Wynne, James Young


 Header image by Mia Elena Acosta

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Photogravure Open Studio

Get back in the studio and practice your skills! If you have taken a Photogravure workshop at Art Intersection or are proficient in the process, you are invited to participate in an Open Studio day dedicated to photopolymer gravure. Please note, this is not a workshop; while you are encouraged to share knowledge with your studio mates, there will be no formal instruction. 

If you are not familiar with the photopolymer gravure process, learn it the day before in our workshop with Karen Hymer! Find out more and register here.

Materials Pricing
The $40 registration fee includes your access to our lab and equipment during the Open Studio. You are welcome to bring all your own materials and pay no additional fee. However, Art Intersection will have 4×5″ SolarPlates available for $8 each, paper and ink available for $5/print, and digital negatives for $5 each – this is a great option for those just starting out with photogravure, or those that don’t want to invest in their own materials yet. These additional items will be accounted for at the end of the day. 

Working Group
In addition to the open lab, the day will start at 9am with a Photogravure Working Group meeting. This is an opportunity to meet other photogravure printers, reconnect with friends from workshops, and share some work you’ve done already. This meeting will last no longer than an hour, but may be briefer depending on the discussion. Art Intersection hosts Working Group meetings and Open Studios on a recurring basis.

 

Refund Policy

 

(re)View and Imprint Celebration

To celebrate our exhibition of (re)View: Abstract, Land, and the Narrative, we hosted a Walk and Talk in the Galleries with Philip V. Augustin, BK Skaggs, and Melanie Walker. Each of the artists spoke about the inspiration surrounding their artwork, how the exhibited pieces evolved, and the conceptual ideas they are interested in. We were grateful for the opportunity to hear their comments and gain some insight into the work of these three fascinating artists! Special thanks to Philip and Melanie who travelled from New Mexico and Colorado to be with us – we’re glad you could be here!

Following the Walk and Talk was an Artist Reception for both (re)View and Imprint, our sculptural exhibition featuring Alexandra Bowers and Mary Meyer, who both had additional pieces available for our Holiday Sale. Thank you to everyone who came out, enjoyed the artwork, and provided thoughtful conversation!

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Philip V. Augustin speaks about his work in (re)View

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(re)View artist Melanie Walker shares some valuable insight to her artistic inspiration

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BK Skaggs gives an attentive audience the backstory to his works in (re)View

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Wood-burned pieces by Alexandra Bowers for the Imprint Artists’ Holiday Sale

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Works by Mary Meyer featured in the Imprint Artists’ Holiday Sale

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Emerge 2016 – Student Photography Exhibition

Art Intersection presents the sixth annual Emerge student photography exhibition with works by photographers enrolled in Arizona high schools, community colleges, art schools, and universities.  This year’s submissions to Emerge were juried by photographer William LeGoullon.

As part of our mission to support emerging artists, we offer student artists an opportunity to show their work in the North and South Galleries at Art Intersection. Art Intersection staff will also select recipients for Best of High School, Best of Post-High School, and Best of Show.

About the Juror
William LeGoullon is an artist raised and currently based in Phoenix, Arizona. Since receiving his BFA from Arizona State University in 2009, he has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally including exhibitions in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Fort Collins, Santa Barbara, Seattle and Belgrade Serbia. In 2011, LeGoullon was awarded a Contemporary Forum Emerging Artist Grant from The Phoenix Art Museum and exhibited in The Arizona Biennial at The Tucson Museum of Art.

More recently he was recognized as a Klompching Gallery FRESH 2015 Finalist and took part in this years Photo Tapas by showcasing a solo exhibition at Modified Arts Gallery. In addition to exhibiting his own works, LeGoullon also explores independent curatorial work and teaches at Phoenix College. He plans to continue living and working in central Arizona.


Emerge 2016 Sponsors

Thank you to the sponsors of this Emerge Student Photography exhibition for their support of emerging Arizona student photographers. The acknowledgement of quality and the experience gained when participating in a juried exhibition can vault an emerging photographer to reach their next level of photography.

Overall Best in Show Sponsor
Freestyle Photographic Supplies

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Since 1946, Freestyle Photographic Supplies has provided photographic enthusiasts and professionals across America with quality photographic products, expert advice, and superior customer support. Their staff is comprised of a dedicated team of experienced photographic professionals, committed to providing customers with a level of service that is unprecedented in this industry.

Best in Show High School and Post High School Sponsor
Tempe Camera

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We thank Tempe Camera for their sponsorship of the Best in Show High School and Post High School prize. Tempe Camera is an important part of the Arizona photography community and they demonstrate their commitment to emerging photographers through their ongoing support of educational programs.

Award to Each Best in Show Artist
INFOCUS

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INFOCUS, a vibrant support organization of Phoenix Art Museum (PAM), is composed of people actively interested in photography as a dynamic art form. Photographers, collectors, and photography enthusiasts working together enable INFOCUS to provide a high-quality forum for the study, display and production of fine art photographs. A Student Membership will be awarded to each of the three artists receiving a Best in Show award.



Featured Artists

Kit Abate
Charlyn Absalon
Jacob Adams
Lindsay Arnold
Kevin Ashu
Boyana Babanovski
Aurora Berger
Autumn Bibbee-Wright
Ryan Borys
Kianna Brandt
Victoria Bridges
Dawsen Brown
Luke N. Buneo
Christine Elysse Crossen
Lacey Davis
Kaden Dawson
Klarissa Escobar
Aaron James Fink
William Flemer
Abigail Elizabeth Gerald
Pam Golden
Eric Gonzales
Jessica Gradillas
Joy Gregory
Trini Guevara
Devanie Gurney
Allison Hage
Alina Hamid
Aaron Harris
Amy Hector
Austin Johns
Emily Johnston
Jean-Paul S. Kellogg
Raena Kline
Charly LaSon
Hannah Lazenby
Mario Miguel Mendez
Clyphe Jaulen Nelson
Gray Olson
Brooke D. Pusillo
Azalea Patricia Rodriguez
Raheem Sabella
Monique Sherman
Braedon Smith
Brett Starr
Buzzy Sullivan
Jessica Tanner
Andrew Taylor
Brie Tofaute
Emilio E. Trujillo
Abel Uriarte
Asrai Violet
Alyssa Walkosz
Adelaide West
Xana Wilcoxson
Dallin L. Willden
Lindsay Corinne Wilson
Brooke Wright
Kailah Zinner

Header images from left to right by Joy Gregory, Azalea Rodriguez, Christine Crossen, and Brooke Wright

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Karen Hymer Teaches Photopolymer Gravure

This past Saturday, March 26 we had the pleasure of hosting a Photogravure workshop taught by Tucson artist Karen Hymer! The weekend began with a lecture by Karen on Friday night – she talked about the history of photogravure and the evolution of her artwork as she continues to use the process.

Seven students joined us for the workshop and got hands-on experience making photopolymer plates from their images, then pulling prints from the plates. Karen taught the process using Solarplates, which are steel plates coated with a light-sensitive polymer emulsion. When exposed, the polymer hardens; the unexposed polymer washes away in water, leaving an “etched” plate ready for inking after the plate has dried in the sun. Ink is then applied to the plate and wiped from the highlight areas. Finally, paper is laid on top of the plate and both are run through an etching press.

We are forever grateful to our friends at Cattletrack Arts Compound and Santo Press for lending us their etching press – we could not have done this workshop without their help!

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Karen demonstrates the “development” of the Solarplate in water

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Exposed and developed plates harden in the sun

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Karen demonstrates inking the plate

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Participant Shari Trennert prepares to run her plate through the press

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Shari has made a print from a “test strip” plate to check her exposure before committing to a full plate

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Jean-Charles Chapuis, Cyd Peroni, Tom Moore, and Gina DeGideo hard at work inking their plates

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Chris Palmer and Karen compare a test print with another print of the same image to check for contrast and density

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Gina uses a cotton swab to fine-tune her ink application

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Cyd lays a sheet of fine-art water color paper over her inked plate before running it through the press

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Participants enjoy letting their creativity run free and working in a community environment

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Participants let their finished prints dry before taking them home

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Opening Reception of The City

Big thanks to everyone that joined us for the opening reception and InFocus pre-reception of William W. Fuller’s The City! The exhibition will be on view through February 27, and you can stop in to purchase your copy of The City any day Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-6pm.

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Bookmaking Comes to Art Intersection

 

We are beginning to offer a wider variety of classes and workshops at Art Intersection. One of the topics we have started giving workshops in is Book Arts. Last night we offered our first workshop in bookmaking using recycled materials. The participants went home with 4 different books and directions on how to make them at home.

Journalist, Lynn Trimble was there with her daughter Jennifer. Read her blog post about the evening.
Look forward to several more workshops on bookmaking coming soon!

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