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The Rhine II, 1999 The Iron Cage of Boredom By Julian Stallabrass There is something very straightforward about Andreas Gursky’s photographs. It is as though he holds up a peopled landscape or a building or a workplace for our inspection, saying simply, ‘here it is’. In a typical view of one factory, PTT, Rotterdam (1995), […]
39, WEST WALL, SMICOA, 333 MCCORMICK, COSTA MESA © LEWIS BALTZ, IP 39, FROM THE SERIES “NEW INDUSTRIAL PARKS, NEAR IRVINE, CALIFORNIA”, 1974; STEIDL Interview (excerpt) with Lewis Baltz Conducted by Matt Witkovsky At Baltz’s home in Paris, France. 2009 November 15-17 MR. BALTZ: You aspire to making something – at least at the time, […]
Elizabeth and Dora Mae Tengle, Hale County, Alabama, 1936 Walker Evans interviewed (excerpt) by Paul Cummings for Smithsonian, NYC, Oct-Dec, 1971 PAUL CUMMINGS: Could you describe in some kind of terms what makes a good photograph for you? I mean if you look at ten photographs what are the qualities that you would look for […]
Photography: Mark Bakker Editor: Bart van den Broek Sound Recording: Erik Leek Soundmix: Hugo Dijkstal Production: Willemijn Cerutti Production VPRO: Karin Vermeulen Commissioning Editor VPRO: Barbara Truyen Producer: Frank van den Engel Written en Directed By: Simone de Vries © 2009 Zeppers Film en TV / VPRO This film was produced with support from Dutch […]
from DIANE ARBUS
A Diane Arbus video that interviews Jack Dracula who was photographed by Arbus in NYC during the 60′s. Jack worked at Hubert’s Museum as a sideshow attraction.
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 […]
In 1967, when the Museum of Modern Art in New York City presented New Documents — a major exhibition of the personal visions of several photographers — the surprise of the show was the work of Diane Arbus. On her own, against the advice of many friends, she had pursued her documentation of people on […]
“I never wanted to accept the position of the observer who is not involved in the situation. The technique and the aesthetics do not matter to me. Only the essence of what is happening is important to me. Here, for example, blurred pictures, they have appeared because for years I was shooting while being drunk.” […]
Self Portraits The Touch of an Angel A Conversation between Sally Mann and Jiang Rong Jiang Rong: Looking at the five major bodies of work you have published so far, there is an underlying continuum among them. What was the original impulse that led you to use photography rather than writing as a medium to […]
Interviewed by Stephen K. Lehmer TAPE NUMBER: I, SIDE ONE, MARCH 2, 1996 LEHMER: Your family moves to Riverside in ’46, and in ’49 you attend Riverside [City] College, where you get an A. A. degree in art from ’49 to 51. HEINECKEN: Even in high school I was in a kind of college preparatory […]
Emmet and Edith Gowin, a Conversation. An interview with American photographer Emmet Gowin and his wife Edith for the exhibition “Emmet Gowin” Fundación Mapfre, Madrid, Spain.
From A, by Gregory Halpern ASX asks artists a single question, Cameron Van Loos begins with Gregory Halpern, April 2013 Cameron Van Loos: How do documentary ethics function within your photography? Gregory Halpern: To ask what one’s ethics are when making photographs of other people is as complicated as asking what one’s ethics are in […]
Jonas, London, 1995 Raphael Shammaa with Allen Frame for ASX, October 7, 2013 Raphael: Allen, you’ve accomplished a number of things in your career: photographer, curator, writer, director, producer of a highly acclaimed movie, called Four, which received awards at the Los Angeles, Urbanworld, and New Orleans Film Festivals. Let me ask you… are there enough […]
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from LARRY CLARK
Untitled (Muddy Girl, New Mexico) from Teenage Lust By Sudhir Mahadevan, excerpt from Where the Boys are: Cinemas of Masculinity and Youth (2005) Larry Clark has made three feature films that have been released commercially, Kids (1995), Another Day in Paradise (1998), and Bully (2001). Since Bully, he has directed a made-for-cable remake of one […]
Film by Alessandro Simonetti Edit by Luca Campanale Interview by Jules Kim Music by Chris Zabriskie ASX CHANNEL: LARRY CLARK
Untitled (Hustling in Times Square), 1979 @ Larry Clark Interview by Didier Péron, excerpt from Vogue Hommes International, Spring 2013 / Issue n°17 Are you fascinated by the web ? It’s a kids thing. I’ve just hit 70, and I’m more distanced from it, but if you want to understand our times you can’t […]
from WILLIAM EGGLESTON
Documentary from Imagine series, with Alan Yentob.
From Eggleston in the Real World.
Sumner, Mississippi, Cassidy Bayou in background By John Szarkowski At this writing I have not yet visited Memphis, or northern Mississippi, and thus have no basis for judging how closely the photographs in this book might seem to resemble that part of the world and the life that is lived there. I have, however, visited […]
EXPLORE THE ARCHIVES
A safe haven for a precious archive of images happens to be hundreds of feet underground in a repurposed limestone mine.
Destiny’s Shiny Bracelet, 1989 Raised By Wolves as a Non-Fictional Multi-Media Narrative By Sarah Wichlacz “It’s not like you can go home and watch TV.” (Unattributed handwritten quote from “Raised by Wolves” p.46) Jim Goldberg’s Raised by Wolves is purely narrative. It is a story, as true as any story can hope to be; it […]
BROOKE SHIELDS (SPIRITUAL AMERICA), 1983 Ektacolor print, 24 by 20 inches (after an original by commercial photographer Garry Gross) edition of 10 + 1 AP, executed in 1983 By Richard Prince Transcript from the ICP Lecture Series, Wednesday, April 2, 7:00pm School at ICP, Shooting Studio, 1114 Avenue of the Americas “Bummer” That’s a […]
By Doug Rickard, ASX, June 2010 The graveyard shift is no doubt a motherfucker. You try to force your body and its natural clock over to an artificial one but it never really adjusts so you just live in a weird sort of phantom world where everything is illuminated artificial light. Perhaps this then makes […]
Eyes Wide Open: John Szarkowski – An influential photography curator and writer discusses some of the medium’s key figures and exhibitions By Mark Durden, Art in America, May, 2006 Mark Durden: Could you say something about how you saw your role at MOMA when you were appointed as Edward Steichen’s successor in 1962? You came […]
Not born in the USA – A Vagabond’s Views By Jon Vankin, The Daily Advocate, January 29, 1986 “The only thing that has any meaning for me in my journey is being together with these lonesome and shipwrecked souls. My photographic hobby is really nothing more than an exploitation of the suffering, which will probably […]
Stephen Shore is truly the photographers’ photographer. For over forty years, he has contributed his gift to the creative world through books, exhibitions and professorship. In this short documentary interview, Imagista’s director Heidi Hartwig dispels the mystery of the man behind the mythology. ASX CHANNEL: STEPHEN SHORE
By Masashi Kohara Who is Takuma Nakahira? A photographer of the bure, boke1 style. A member of the Provoke group. An essayist and photography critic, a political activist, a photographer who talked too much, a photographer who lost his memory, a photographer who forgot his mother tongue, a legend… Takuma Nakahira, who influenced many photographers […]
The work of Richard Prince installed in the Baroda House. For Gagosian Gallery. Directed by Damon Hoydysh Music by Richard Prince. highlinestudios.com
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 […]
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.” […]
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, […]
Sonny, Washington Street, 1974 (Part I of II) By Roswell Angier, Text excerpt from ”‘A Kind of Life’: Conversations in the Combat Zone” (1976) “It seems like what has been done in the way of magazine articles and stuff like that”, one of the strippers at the Two O’Clock Club tells me, “has to do with the really […]
E.R.-G.E.-95 Conversation with Dirk Braeckman and Erik Eelbode From z.Z(t). Ludion, Ghent / Amsterdam, 1998 Is it really the role of an artist who is still active to talk about his own motivations? As a source, he is suspect. With a view to an ‘endangered’ future, it is probably preferable that art critics, in particular, […]
From Once Upon a Time in the West Interview with Sergio Leone By Marlaine Glicksman The release of Django: Unchained, Quentin Tarantino’s most-recent mash-up of spaghetti western and blaxploitation genres, about a slave turned bounty hunter who seeks to avenge his wife’s enslavement, reminds us of the reach the cinema of Sergio Leone has had. […]
USSR 1991 In the fall of 1990, Keizo Kitajima received a commission from Japan’s Asahi Shimbun newspaper to visit the Soviet Union, the opportunity to spend a year documenting both people and places in what was then a monolithic entity. 15 republics, 11 time zones, and thousands of miles spanning the two—the task was daunting […]