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INTERVIEW: “Frank Horvat with Helmut Newton” (1986)

Frank Horvat with Helmut Newton: October 1986 Frank Horvat : I think that if I had to explain Helmut Newton to someone who had never heard of him, the first thing I would say would be : “He is the one who has turned the tables on the whole business”. You said it yourself, something […]

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INTERVIEW: “Interview with Stanley Greene” (2006)

Abdul Kadhir, is twenty years old and a witness: “They hanged the bodies to a bridge and then launched into the crowd and two more bodies burned. The people gathered around as if it was a barbecue”  Fallujah, Iraq, March 31, 2004  Courtesy of Stanley Greene, Black Passport Stanley Greene At Visa pour l ‘Image,2006. Interwieved by […]

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EDWARD HOPPER: “Survey” (1882-1967)

[nggallery id=239] Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882 – May 15, 1967) was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. While he was most popularly known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching. Both in his urban and rural scenes, his spare and often melancholy renderings reflected his […]

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ISSEI SUDA: “JAPAN”

  Issei Suda (須田 一政, Suda Issei) is a Japanese photographer. Born in Tokyo in 1940, Suda graduated from the Tokyo College of Photography in 1962.   ASX CHANNEL: ISSEI SUDA (All rights reserved. Images @ Issei Suda)

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We’re Desperate – The Punk Rock Photography of Jim Jocoy – SF/LA 1978-1980

We’re Desperate: The Punk Rock Photography of Jim Jocoy, SF/LA 1978-1980 Jim Jocoy 1977: Punk rock music and fashion blew out of New York City, exploded in London, and caught like wildfire in San Francisco, Los Angeles and the world over. It developed concurrently everywhere, and every region had it’s own identity. But it was […]

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Jem Cohen Interviews Leon Levinstein (1988)

“One thing I always try to do, if possible, is never to speak mildly or softly. I don’t think any photographer should. You should speak loud and clear. And that’s the way I try to take my pictures.” Jem Cohen: In the mid-1980s, when I first came to New York and lived with my brother, […]

 
 
 

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Katrien de Blauwer: The Slowly Cinematic Anti-Narrative; Fragmentary Discourse

 Standing in front of mirrors, learning to speak alien words by watching our mouths form sounds. The same mirror that is lethal, severing the rest of her body from its mouth. By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, April 2015 There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it. -Alfred Hitchcock Perusing images with […]

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Tiane Doan Na Champassak: Marauder of the Flaming Babylon, Calcutta Death Trip

We exist in this sinkhole of economic disparity, careening along needles and rocks, the disease creeping through the cracks on the soles of our feet.   By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, April 2015 The perfect memory was watching your family crumpled up and burning on a ghat, the vultures swarming to the feast of your children. […]

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Ren Hang and the Production of the Hidden Idealized Body in China

 To act out of one’s desire that has been purposefully cloaked under ideology is in fact a direct transgression against the state.   By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, April 2015 First, let it be said that this oversize production by dienacht of Ren Hang’s work is lush and beautifully crafted. The pages overlap and folds of […]

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Geert Goiris and the Infallible Terror Dome

Within the Goiris’ works, we can consider a primordial slithering out of the first cave on two legs, a walk out into the world in which every element is against our survival. Like Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” there is a new calibration of meaning to nameless shadows.   Flash Bulb memories, Ash Grey Prophesies, […]

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Bruce Davidson Talks to ASX about Exploring, Entering a World and Earning Your Dues

“Look, I’m kind of an explorer. I’m entering a world and it takes time.”   A Magnum photographer, Bruce Davidson has been renowned since the late fifties for his photographs of gangs in Brooklyn, and subsequent projects including New York’s East 100th street, circus performers, civil rights marchers and the bad old days of the […]

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The 1970’s Roller Skaters of “Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink”

  Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink “I had just purchased a Yashica Mat at a pawnshop and as usual I was out riding around looking for something to shoot. I happened upon an old wooden structure built in the 30’s in rural southern Hillsborough County (Tampa, FL) – the sign read Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink. That […]

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REVIEW: “BLITZ: World War II in London” (2013)

“Tear-Gas Test at Richmond – A Family Out Shopping”, Keystone Press Agency. May 31, 1941. Silver gelatin print on glossy fibre paper, printed 1941. Courtesy Daniel Blau London/Munich. BLITZ: World War II in London, Daniel Blau Gallery, 31 May to 29 June 2013 By Elizabeth Breiner, for ASX, July 2013 Entering Daniel Blau Gallery’s succinctly titled Blitz: WWII in […]

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Bruce Davidson Talks to ASX about Exploring, Entering a World and Earning Your Dues

“Look, I’m kind of an explorer. I’m entering a world and it takes time.”   A Magnum photographer, Bruce Davidson has been renowned since the late fifties for his photographs of gangs in Brooklyn, and subsequent projects including New York’s East 100th street, circus performers, civil rights marchers and the bad old days of the […]

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Tony Oursler’s ‘template/variant/friend/stranger’ at Lisson Gallery

VIE, 2014 Wood, mounted photo print, monitors and media player 262 x 192 x 58 cm   The pantomime of big brother and the historical imperative to map individuality of the face for data usage comes at a time when our rights towards privacy and state sponsored collecting of data become a Orwellian theatre of […]

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REVIEW: Michael Schmelling – “Land Line” (2014)

  By Ellen Wallenstein, review of Land Line for ASX, April 2014 Land Line by Michael Schmelling is the photographer’s third volume published by J&L Books. Jason Fulford, the principal of J&L, is a quirky, brilliant man. His choice of artists, books and publications is very particular and peculiar. In his own and others’ work, […]

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Tools of Mutilation, Death and Obsession in ‘The Void Ratio’

    To become an absolute pariah of self through the visceral dis-corporation of one’s own body, which is needed to inject over 60,000 intravenous deaths is to claim godhood, and in 60,000 other parts, to subsequently claim self as the harbinger of one’s own death (Godhead incorporate).   By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, January 2015 […]

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Blood and Iron in the Temple of Menses

“I’ve surely made mistakes in the community, but certainly not in sexuality.” – Otto Muehl   By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, January 2015 The Vienna Actionists of 1960’s were interested in the documentation of transgression of the body in art and in society at large. They performed quasi-mystic rituals that were documented in blood and film. […]

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On Deciding to Show Nude Jean-Michel Basquiat Photographs in NYC

“I thought what would Jean-Michel think if he was alive now? He would love it! He was such a free spirit, and he was so comfortable with his body, and so proud of it.”   By Shahrzad Kamel for ASX January 15th 2014, New York City Paige Powell’s candid photographs of Jean-Michel Basquiat are on […]

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REVIEW: Sophie Calle – “Rachel, Monique'” (2012)

By Allie Haeusslein, Associate Director at Pier 24 Photography, ASX February 2013 Given her proclivity for documenting and sharing the most intimate of moments – both her own and those of others – it is hardly surprising that Sophie Calle ultimately turned this probing eye on her mother. Rachel, Monique is an exquisite object; referring […]

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REVIEW: M.F.G. Paltrinieri & Mirko Smerdel – “The Looking Game” (2013)

  “What makes these pictures so unsettling?” A book with photographs taken by a serial killer connected to texts written by John Berger, which also happens to be the alias the killer was using when committing his crimes? I am certainly intrigued…   Fanny Landstrom interviews photography collector Brad Feuerhelm for ASX on M.F.G Paltrinieri’s […]

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Shootin’ range traps, “Holy F-K’s” and claps in THE GREAT UNREAL.

  Shootin’ range traps, “Holy F-K’s” and claps in THE GREAT UNREAL.   By Doug Rickard, ASX, March 2010 Into the wind, and the never-ever-end of the great-wide-open beckons… so off you go and it gusts in ear and it whispers, “have no fear”. Down the road you fly… pulled forward as the dust lights […]

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Nude Bodies and Nature Intertwine in Ren Hang’s ‘Human/Nature’

The theme is a twine of two strands: the uncanny connection of human bodies and questionable distinction of humanity from nature.   By Owen Campbell, ASX, March 2015 The fifth floor gallery space of Capricious 88, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, is large and airy, with south-facing windows facilitating bright sunlight even on overcast days. […]

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REVIEW: Paul Kwiatkowski – “And Every Day Was Overcast” (2013)

  The recent past has seen the amplification of Florida as America’s most prominent locus of ignominy.   And Every Day Was Overcast By Owen Campbell for ASX, The recent past has seen the amplification of Florida as America’s most prominent locus of ignominy. Florida’s lavish multitude of embarrassments are mostly trivial and comic, yet […]

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Challenging State Power and the Passivity of Citizens in ‘Covert Operations’

Nucelear Waste Encapsulation and Storage Facility, Cherenkov Radiation, Hanford Site, U.S. Department of Energy, Southeastern Washington State, 2005/2007 @ Taryn Simon and courtesy Gagosian Gallery   “Whatever our personal weaknesses may be, the nobility of our craft will always be rooted in two commitments, difficult to maintain; the refusal to lie about what one knows and […]

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REVIEW: Christoph Gielen – “Ciphers” (2014)

Christoph Gielen’s new photo book “Ciphers”. Worth a thousand words, at least. Book review by Raphael Shammaa. April 25, 2014 It’s 2003; a building is scheduled for implosion by a demolition company. Perched atop a nearby public housing tower, Christoph Gielen is poised to record the event – his first ever aerial shot… ahem… his […]

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A Multiplicity of Femininities in Flux in Schorr’s 8 WOMEN

Where are you Going? 2013 Pigment print 60 x 41 inches edition of 3 A multiplicity of femininities in flux in Schorr’s 8 WOMEN   By Charlie Tatum, ASX First things first: Collier Schorr’s 8 Women is strikingly beautiful. It’s comprised of thirty-two luscious, yet minimally styled, fashion shots of models, artists, and Schorr’s friends, […]

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Jamel Shabazz: “Back in the Days” (1980’s)

  Back In The Days documents the emerging hip-hop scene from 1980-1989 – before it became what is today’s multi-million-dollar multinational industry. Back in the days, gangs would battle not with guns, but by breakdancing. Back in the days, the streets – not corporate planning – set the standards for style.   (All rights reserved. […]

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EDWARD HOPPER: “Survey” (1882-1967)

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“WEEGEE AND BETTIE”

  Weegee (Arthur Fellig) was personal friends w Bettie Page, for years living only three blocks apart from each other just off Times Square (Weegee on West 47th Street and Ms. Page on West 46th Street), a walk one can do in less than five minutes.   EXPLORE ALL WEEGEE ON ASX   (All rights […]

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Harry Callahan Loved Eleanor, Barbara and Chicago

  “He just liked to take the pictures of me. In every pose. Rain or shine. And whatever I was doing. If I was doing the dishes or if I was half asleep. And he knew that I never, never said no. I was always there for him. Because I knew that Harry would only […]

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HELEN LEVITT: “COLOR” (1971-1981)

Helen Levitt (August 31, 1913 – March 29, 2009) was an American photographer. She was particularly noted for “street photography” around New York City, and has been called “the most celebrated and least known photographer of her time.”   ASX ARTIST CHANNEL: HELEN LEVITT (All images @ and courtesy of Helen Levitt Estate)

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WILLIAM GEDNEY: “BROOKLYN” (1967)

  ASX CHANNEL: WILLIAM GEDNEY Courtesy of William Gedney Photographs and Writings Duke University David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/gedney/

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NACIO JAN BROWN: “RAG THEATER” (1969-1973)

There is a sense in which this kind of photography involves taking something from people without giving them something in return. People reveal something to me, however subtle, which they would normally reserve for those much closer to them. My photographs then show this to others. But this is not so simple. Long after the […]

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JULIUS BORN: “TEXAN PORTRAITS”

[nggallery id=369] Photographer Julius Born. University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, crediting River Valley Pioneer Museum, Canadian, Texas.

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JEAN DEPARA: “KINSHASA” (1951-1975)

Lemvo Jean Abou Bakar Depara, known as Depara (1928–1997), was an Angolan-born photographer who worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Depara purchased his first video camera to record his wedding in 1950; four years later, he was made official photographer to the Zairian singer Franco. In 1975 he became official photographer to the National […]

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STEPHEN SHORE: “Uncommon Places” (2004)

In 1982, a slender yet hugely impressive version of Uncommon Places was released. Its impact was felt almost immediately, forever changing the course of art photography, and securing Stephen Shore a place within the canon of photographic history.   By Aaron Schuman, originally published in Modern Painters, Spring 2004 Few teenage boys possess the confidence […]

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WILLIAM EGGLESTON: “Introduction to Ancient and Modern” (1992)

from Ancient and Modern William Eggleston: Introduction to Ancient and Modern By Mark Holborn William Eggleston was driving with the writer Stanley Booth from Georgia to Tennessee. It was 1978 and Eggleston had acquired an early Kodak instant camera. He started to photograph out of the window of the car and pointed the camera at […]

 
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Bettie Page Talks God, Love and Bondage

“I wish I had been a movie star.”   Transcribed from Nashville Citysearch’s Bettie Page Live Chat, held September 23, 1998 at 8:00 PM Karen Essex (moderator): Welcome! My name is Karen Essex. I’m sitting here with Bettie – she’s excited to get started. I wrote Bettie Page, The Life of a Pin-Up Legend. Bettie, […]

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ASX.TV: Stacy Kranitz – “Study on Post Pubescent Manhood”

ASX.TV: Stacy Kranitz – “Study on Post Pubescent Manhood”

A trailer for “The Study on Post Pubescent Manhood” by Stacy Kranitz. I met Jerimy at a dystopian compound in Ohio and invited myself to his home in Tennessee. Over the course of several years we have built a relationship that forms the narrative of this feature length film. It reveals myself as a filmmaker […]

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ASX.TV: Garry Winogrand – “Photographer” (1982)

ASX.TV: Garry Winogrand – “Photographer” (1982)

CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHIE IN THE USA – Cinematic workshop discussions about an art form in our day and age. Documented photographers: Robert Frank, Duane Michals, Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander, Thomas Roma, Alfred Stieglitz, Harry Callahan, Lisette Model, Ralph Gibson, Mark Cohen, Joel Meyerowitz, Stephen Shore English – Colour – PAL or NTSC – 4:3 – 52 […]

ASX.TV: Todd Hido – “Working in the Vicinty of Narrative” (2014)

ASX.TV: Todd Hido – “Working in the Vicinty of Narrative” (2014)

  Artist Todd Hido discusses his work and his latest monograph, Excerpts from Silver Meadows (Nazraeli, 2013), with gallerist, lecturer, writer and editor Darius Himes. Named for a street in the Ohio neighborhood where the artist grew up, Excerpts looks back on Hido’s upbringing and his dawning awareness of “the darker aspects of life beyond.” […]

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STEPHEN SHORE: “The Landscape of Stephen Shore at the ICP” (2007)

From the series American Surfaces The Landscape of Stephen Shore at the ICP By Carl Gunhouse, May 22, 2007 Looking at Stephen Shore’s large-format pictures of America, it might be hard to believe the images were once controversial. In retrospect, the pictures look to be squarely located in a rather clear history, starting with Carlton […]

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ROBERT FRANK: “Unpleasant Connections” (1991)

U.S. 90, en route to Del Rio, Texas @ Robert Frank By James Guimond, excerpt from American Photography and the American Dream, 1991 All the 1950’s signs of democracy, prosperity, popular culture, and success are in The Americans – the flags, cars, jukeboxes, cowboys, teenagers on dates, motorcycles, television sets, political conventions, movie and television […]