101 Tragedies of Enrique Metinides at Aperture (2013)

Untitled, (Adela Legarreta Rivas is struck by a white Datsun on Avenida Chapultepec, Mexico City, 29 April 1979) Despite their often gruesome content, it is fascinating and often too easy to look at Metinides’ pictures. In the same way that many of the photographs depict audiences amidst tragedy, we too become spectators of the event. […]

Louis Stettner – “Louis Stettner” at Bonni Benrubi (2013)

Elbowing, Out of Town Newstand, New York, 1954 Louis Stettner at Bonni Benrubi. The Fuller Building, 41 E 57 St, NYC By Lew Schwartz, ASX NYC, March 2013 [column width=”45%” padding_right=”20px”]The first image you see in this small show, Out of Town, Newsstand, is of a neatly tailored woman, perhaps a model, looking down into […]

Jitka Hanzlová – “Retrospective” (2013)

  By Benjamin Tree, ASX UK, February 2013 Jitka Hanzlová’s first retrospective exhibition in Britain unifies eight of Hanzlová’s photographic projects via an understanding of their common concerns: that is, what place means to the individual. The exhibit begins with Rokytník, a photo-series which documents the village inhabitants of Hanzlová’s familial homeland, a place she […]

Alberto García-Alix – “Self-portrait” (2013)

Un instant de silenci etern, 2010 Self-portrait, a unique exhibition dedicated entirely to García-Alix By Cristina Izquierdo Sastre, ASX Barcelona, March 2013 “A way of seeing is a way of being”, says  in the video From Where There is no return. And this is exactly what this exhibition is about. Through his camera, García-Alix (León, […]

Christer Strömholm at C/O Berlin (2013)

By Sören Schuhmacher, ASX Berlin, March 2013 For the first time in Germany, C/O Berlin presents a retrospective of the Swedish photographer Christer Strömholm (1918-2002). Christer Strömholm . Post Scriptum, is at the same time the last exhibition hosted in the unique spaces of the Postfuhramt. Roughly 150 vintage black and white prints are presented […]

Two Perspectives on Antoine d’Agata’s – ‘ANTICORPS’ at Le Bal (2013)

The stairs lead us to an overwhelming space. The walls breathe no more, they are covered with images from the floor to the ceiling, as as many painful scars to bear.   By Guillaume Blanc, ASX, February 2013 Antoine d’Agata – The drifting mankind With the exhibition Anticorps, Le Bal shows, from 24th January to […]

Roman Vishniac – ‘Rediscovered’ at ICP (2013)

 People behind bars, Berlin Zoo, ca. 1930-1935 © Mara Vishniac Kohn. Courtesy International Center of Photography. By Lew Schwartz, ASX NYC, February 2013 Kudos all around. “Rediscovered” in the exhibition’s title is somewhat misleading because the Vishniac whom we encounter here is an entirely new construction for most of the photo viewing public. The story of how […]

Matthias Bruggman’s “UNDERCOVER, THEATRE D’OPERATIONS” (2013)

His photographs do not look like those published in magazines and newspapers. They freely mix landscape, portraits, motion, violence, quiescence, and death, and their aim is not journalistic in the sense that they do not as a project tell a single story.   Paris Exhibition Review : Matthias Bruggman’s “Undercover, théâtre d’opérations” at Maison d’arts […]

Trevor Paglen at Metro Pictures (2013)

The Last Pictures Image 9: Migrants Seen by Predator Drone, U.S.-Mexico Border. Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures. Trevor Paglen  at Metro Pictures February 7 – March 9 2013 By Vladimir Gintoff, ASX NYC, February 2013 Trevor Paglen has an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a PhD in geography from […]

“The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook” at MoMA (2013)

  Berenice Abbott. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman. Negative c. 1930/Distortion c. 1950 The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook at MoMA through April 21, 2013 By Lew Schwartz, ASX NYC, February 2013 There are a few ways to view “New Visions,” and, unfortunately the heady text that introduces the show on the […]

Ezra Stoller “Beyond Architecture” at Yossi Milo” (2013)

Manufacturer’s Trust Company, Fifth Avenue, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, New York, NY, 1954   “Beyond Architecture” at Yossi Milo. By Raphael Shammaa, ASX NYC, February 2013 The Ezra Stoller exhibit “Beyond Architecture” at the Yossi Milo Gallery has the power to make one fall in love with architectural photography, and with The United States. These […]