Pitchfork   The Dissolve   Festivals: Chicago | Paris

Yonder Journal, an exploration-minded photography collective, divides its features into three categories. "Studies" are longform travelogs. "Briefs" are quick notes usually as a caption to a single photo. And "Guides" are Yonder's fully-fledged photo-heavy travel guides, complete with printable diagrams, maps, and cue-sheets. The group journeys through remote areas of the American West. But, as they clarify in a footnote to their Statement of Purpose, "'Western' is not a place. It’s an attitude and a quality, the hallmarks of which are self-sufficiency, self-reliance, transformation, rugged independence, saltiness, a predisposition to risk and margins, and a DTF-type of commitment to one’s pursuits."

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