Shelby Lee Adams: “All of Us”

The Napier Family, 1989   “I have an open easy rapport with so much and so many. The camera sees objectively, outwardly, we are taught. This is the obvious. The view camera became my specific tool in 1974; early on my subjects responded to it with ease and curiosity.”   By Shelby Lee Adams “Compassion […]

Jacob Holdt: “Not Born in the USA – A Vagabond’s Views” (1986)

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 […]

An Interview with Charles Moore

Birmingham, Alabama, 1963   “I believe in something strongly, and I’m going to stand up for it. And I knew and my father knew – he taught me, that I better not ever mistreat people, just because of color. That is really where I come from.”   Oral History: Charles Moore, Interviewed by Mary Morin […]

Todd Hido: “Fragmented Narratives” (2011)

Fertilizer is to the suburban lawn what cosmetics are to the suburban face: a fickle attempt to sweep ugliness under the rug with a splash of color.   By Ian Epstein I once heard someone remark that the desire to have a perfect lawn was not unlike the desire to have a piece of perfect […]

Andrea Modica: “Regeneration” (2004)

Treadwell, NY, 1992 By Jonah Sampson, Family Medicine Resident, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, 2004 Travelling through rural upstate New York in 1986 and feeling like a misplaced tourist, photographer Andrea Modica came across a farmhouse owned by a family with 14 children. Struck by this large number, she approached and asked if she could take some photographs. […]

ASX.TV: Bruce Gilden – “Haiti”

Bruce Gilden, Magnum photographer, talks about Haiti. Haiti.  Photographs by Bruce Gilden. Text by Ian Thomson. Dewi Lewis Publishing, 1997.   Cat# PK399    ISBN-10: 1899235558  ASX CHANNEL: Bruce Gilden

Pierre Verger – “Black Gods in Exile”

The picture-taking nomad was so awed by the charm of Brazil’s former capital and its citizens that, over the next 50 years, he chose it as the center of his life and as his base and starting point for countless trips to Africa.   Introduction to Pierre Verger – Black Gods in Exile By Manfred […]

David Goldblatt: “Paris” (2011)

By Baptiste Lignel for ASX Upon walking into the office of the Marian Goodman Gallery in Paris, one faces a very large digital print, literally nailed to the wall. A large brown metal oval shape seems to have landed over the ruins of a city. The contrast is striking between the two halves of the […]

ASX.TV: Bruce Gilden – “Head On” (2011)

Award winning Magnum photographer Bruce Gilden is drawn to strong characters for his close up street portraits, in a new commission for the Format International Photography Festival he turns his lens on Derby in England. BJP’s news editor Olivier Laurent followed him…   ASX CHANNEL: Bruce Gilden

Richard Avedon’s ‘In the American West’

For Avedon’s program is supraindividual. He wants to portray the whole American West as a blighted culture that spews out casualties by the bucket: misfits, drifters, degenerates, crackups, and prisoners-entrapped, either literally or by debasing work. Richard Avedon’s “In the American West” By Max Kozloff “Sometimes I think all my pictures are just pictures of […]

Robert Hirsch with Milton Rogovin (2004)

From Lower West Side, 1972-1977 “My voice was essentially silenced so, I decided to speak out about problems through my photography.”   Milton Rogovin: An Activist Photographer; An Interview by Robert Hirsch (Editors Note: Milton Rogovin, the Buffalo social documentary photographer who was renowned for revealing the unsung stories and inherent dignity of the poor, […]