Here's part of what the blog has to say:
Mason deals with America’s visual heritage in fresh and often surprising ways. He mines the Farm Security Administration photography archives and applies the back stories, social contexts and even a smattering of jazz and car-culture references.
Set against the current networks of (social) media exchange, academic writing is facing a direct challenge. Mason is a rare example of an academic opening up his writing for wider readership. He’s also a professor who tweets.
To that, all I can say is "thank-you very much." (Click here to read the story.)
The Raw File has 17 favorite photobloggers. You'll want to get to know the other 16, too.
Matt Lutton and M. Scott Brauer of dvafoto.
Jeff Ladd of 5B4.
Blake Andrews of B.
Norman Beierle and Hester Keijser of Mrs. Deane.
Bryan Formhals of La Pura Vida.
Colin Pantall of Colin Pantall's Blog.
Joerg Colberg of Conscientious.
Qiana Mestrich of Dodge & Burn. (A personal favorite.)
Tony Fouhse of Drool.
Bruno Decock of MSF Photoblog. (Yes, that would be Medecin Sans Frontieres.)
Aline Smithson of Lenscratch.
Kate Steciw, Rachel Hulin, and Danielle Swift of The Photography Post.
David White and Benjamin Chesterton of Duckrabbit. (I read this one every day. Fun, serious, with the occasional funky video.)
Marc Feustel of Eyecurious.
Loring Knoblauch of DLK Collection.
Anonymous of Greater Middle East Photo. (The Raw File says, "unheard voices outside the mainstream.")
It's a great list, and I'm delighted to be on it.
By the way, if Pete Brook hadn't been the person who put it together, his own blog, Prison Photography, would have been at the top of the list. Don't let the name fool you. It's definitely about prison reform, social justice, and photography, but that's only the beginning. Check it out.