Published by Creem, 2014
‘The Absorbed Tradition’ is a magazine curated, written, and photographed by Heck. The publication is structured in two parts: Conversations on Photography, and Works. In the first section Heck engages in conversation with a range of editors, professors, curators, and artists such as Kathy Ryan from The New York Times Magazine; Vince Aletti, writer and former photography critic for The New Yorker; Taryn Simon, artist; Elinor Carruci, artist; Susan Bright, curator and writer; George Pitts, former professor at Parsons School for Design; and Miranda Lichtenstein, artist. The second section is comprised of new works by Heck, presented alongside archival family photographs by Jerry Schatzberg.
Printed in an edition of 1,000 copies.