F. Jack Hurley on Russell Lee (1973)

  By F. Jack Hurley Originally published in IMAGE: Journal of Photography and Motion Pictures of the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, September, 1973 To try to capsulize the work of Russell Lee into a short article is an essentially impossible task. The man has been active in the field of photography […]

Interview with Roy Stryker (1972)

Edited transcript of a lengthy 1972 interview with Stryker. Conducted by Robert J. Doherty, F. Jack Hurley, Jay M. Kloner, and Carl G. Ryant. R: Could you tell us just briefly about your background before you went to Washington in the thirties? Now, let’s see. After I got out of high school, I started to […]

Bill Owens – ‘Suburbia’ (2000)

  “The photographs for Suburbia weren’t done by accident. I put together a shooting script of events that I wanted to photograph… Christmas, Thanksgiving, Fourth of July, Birthdays, et cetera.”   By Cynthia Morrill, Ph.D. In 1972, while a news photographer for the Livermore Independent, Bill Owens made the photographs that comprise Suburbia. Initially presented […]

Jim Goldberg’s ‘Raised By Wolves’ as a Non-Fictional Multi-Media Narrative

While we as viewers are aware that Goldberg is as present in the scenes as the characters themselves, the teens seem to forget about him and allow him to record their most private moments. Raised By Wolves as a Non-Fictional Multi-Media Narrative By Sarah Wichlacz “It’s not like you can go home and watch TV.” […]

INTERVIEW: “Interview with Camilo Jose Vergara” (2007)

Interview with Camilo Jose Vergara By Jesse Serwer What is it about American cities that draws you to document them versus, say, ghettos in other places like your native Chile? CJV: Here is where I live. I can’t just take the bus and go to Mexico. After a while you become interested in what’s around […]

Mary Ellen Mark – ‘Ward 81’ (1979)

Physically, she says, she’s never been the same since, and she’s scared she never will be. She’s afraid she may never be free of Ward 81. By Karen Folger Jacobs At first glance, they could be almost any group of women in any institutional lounge or day room–college students, staff personnel, or patients in any […]