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ASX.TV: Robert Adams – “Jeu de Paume” (2014)

Born in Orange, New Jersey, in 1937, Robert Adams grew up in Wisconsin and Colorado, where he lived for more than three decades before settling in Oregon. Since his beginnings in photography in the mid-1960s, Adams is considered by many to be one of the most important and influential chroniclers of the American West. Through […]

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INTERVIEW: “Just Float. A Conversation with Mayumi Hosokura”

from KAZAN @ Mayumi Hosokura Just float. A conversation with Mayumi Hosokura By Karin Bareman A young woman sniffles and wipes her nose with her hand. The gesture is utterly disarming. It makes her look so young, so vulnerable. But what on earth is she doing out there? Has she injured herself by moving through […]

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REVIEW: “Untitled by Diane Arbus” (1996)

Untitled by Diane Arbus, New York, Aperture 1995 By Elsa Dorfman Originally published in The Women’s Review of Books, January 1996 Best known for her portraits of people who live on the margins of society – giants, midgets, freaks, transvestites, nudists – Diane Arbus is an undisputed master of photography. Her work is in every […]

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DIANE ARBUS: “V&A’s Diane Arbus ‘Revelations’ Q&A” (2005)

This is an abridged transcript of an online chat session, hosted by V&A Photography Curator Martin Barnes, which took place on Friday 21 October 2005. 2005-10-21 13:56:23 VAModerator Welcome to the V&A’s Diane Arbus Revelations chatroom. Photography Curator Martin Barnes is here to answer as many of your questions as he can. 2005-10-21 13:57:42 MartinBarnes […]

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DIANE ARBUS: “Diane Arbus MoMA Exhibition Wall Label Text” (1972)

By John Szarkowski, Director, Department of Photography, NY MoMA Diane Arbus’s pictures challenge the basic assumptions on which most documentary photography has been thought to rest, for they deal with private rather than social realities, with psychological rather than historical facts, with the prototypical and mythic rather than the topical and temporal. Her photographs record […]

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DIANE ARBUS: “Flirt, Flash & Mirror” (2013)

A husband and wife in the woods at a nudist camp, N.J., 1963  FLIRT, FLASH & MIRROR By Anna Solal Translated by Chris Farmer, 2013 I saw this show a few months ago in Berlin but it took some time to fully digest it. This dense retrospective of Diane Arbus’ photographs is a fine occasion […]

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WILLIAM EGGLESTON: “Preface from Election Eve” (1977)

Preface from Election Eve By Lloyd Fonvielle William Eggleston made these photographs in and around Plains, Georgia–and along the route of his journey there from Mississippi–on the eve of the 1976 Presidential election. It might seem obvious why a young photographer who had spent most of his working life recording aspects of the South should […]

 
 

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CHRISTOPHER WOOL: “East Broadway Breakdown” (2003)

  “Between 1994 and 1995, Christopher Wool shot a series of photographs in downtown New York City that he calls East Broadway Breakdown, after a street on the Lower East Side, the neighborhood where he lives and works. Taken at night using a 35mm camera, the pictures feature the neighborhood’s signature streets, with their dilapidated […]

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HEIN-KUHN OH: “Americans Them” (1990)

Lancaster, Ohio, 1989 By Hein-Kuhn Oh, April 3, 2000 Speedgraphic Graflex Camera In 1989, in a small camera shop in Columbus, Ohio, I found a used Graflex camera which seemed to be carrying a story of its own. The camera body was covered with so many scars that it made me wonder if its former […]

ASX.TV: William Klein – “The Many Lives of William Klein” (2012)

ASX.TV: William Klein – “The Many Lives of William Klein” (2012)

William Klein has lived many lives. One of the world’s most influential photographers, he pioneered the art of street photography and created some of the most iconic fashion images of the 20th century. He also made over twenty films, including the first ever documentary about Muhammad Ali and a brilliant satire of the fashion world, […]

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NAN GOLDIN: “SURVEY”

American photographer. Goldin began taking photographs as a teenager in Boston, MA. During a period of study at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, she began displaying her work in the format of a slide-show, an evolving project that would later be called The Ballad of Sexual Dependency. (All rights reserved. […]

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“Ralph Eugene Meatyard (Excerpt)” (1997)

Excerpt from The Geography of the Imagination: Forty Essays By Guy Davenport When I moved to Lexington in 1964 the poet Jonathan Williams wrote me that there was a photographer there who took pictures of children and American flags in attics. His name was Ralph Eugene Meatyard. He was, Jonathan insisted, strange. I had learned […]

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BERENICE ABBOTT: “PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE CROSSROADS (EXCERPTS)” (1951)

Under the El at the Bowery, New York, c. 1950 By Berenice Abbott, excerpts from Universal Photo Almanac, 1951 The world today has been conditioned, overwhelmingly, to visualize. The picture has almost replaced the word as a means of communication. Tabloids, educational and documentary films, popular movies, magazines, and television surround us. It almost seems […]

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FRANCIS BACON: “Narrative” (1992)

Painting, 1946 By Ernst Van Alphen, brief excerpts from Francis Bacon and the Loss of Self, 1992. “I do not want to avoid telling a story, but I want very, very much to do the thing that Valery said – to give the sensation without the boredom of its conveyance. And the moment the story […]

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REVIEW: J CARRIER – “Elementary Calculus” (2012)

From Elementary Calculus, Courtesy of Mack By Paul Loomis, September, 2012 J Carrier’s new book Elementary Calculus is a collection of 74 luminous photographs shot in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Carrier’s subjects are immigrants and refugees, people who have arrived in one of the world’s most politically embattled regions and must operate within parameters that […]