" HOT TAKE is a collaborative photo book made by aspen barbro, hannah brown, bri hicks, luke kindle, bri long, ravenna rutledge, aubrey theobald, and rachel woodard, of the university of cincinnati’s college of design, architecture, art, and planning. conceptualized as a “hot take” on contemporary art and culture, content ranges from art market critique and confusion with the perceived irrelevance of modern art, to internet-age caricatures and pop culture parodies. this book challenges the existing conventions of the fine art photo-book by providing an accessible median between the high-gloss photography hardcover and the zine. "