PJ ROUNTREE: “HOT, DAILY DEATH AND SEX” (2012)

El Grafico 28,051, November 29, 2010 Hot, Daily Death and Sex Text by Paul Loomis, ASX, May 2012 I had been living in Mexico City for only two months when I encountered artist P.J. Rountree’s collection of El Grafico covers.  He collects various visual textures from the urban environment, manipulating some and archiving others as […]

ASX.TV: Doug Rickard – “A New American Picture” (2011)

Doug Rickard: A New American Picture Presented in the Pier 24 Photography exhibition HERE. May 23rd – December 16th, 2011 Utilizing the comprehensive image archive Google Street View for his series A New American Picture, photographer Doug Rickard virtually drives the unseen and overlooked roads of America, to find bleak places that are forgotten, economically […]

JOACHIM BROHM: “Joachim Brohm” (1993)

Car on Fire, Ohio, 1983-1984 By Justin Hoffman & Charles V. Miller, Artforum, January 1, 1993 Joachim Brohm’s work demonstrates that there are other kinds of “straight” photography in Germany besides the “Becher School.” The effect of Brohm’s work is comparable to that of the Bechers: he equates reproduction and the autonomous image, realism and […]

Milton Rogovin’s Approach: Photography, Class, and the Aesthetics of Making Space (2008)

The years during which Rogovin completed this series represented a period of great loss and decline for industrial labor in the U.S., especially in traditional manufacturing cities like Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo…   Milton Rogovin’s “Approach”: Photography, Class, and the Aesthetics of Making Space By Joseph Entin, Brooklyn College, City University of New York (Note: […]

TAKUMA NAKAHIRA: “A Portrait of Takuma Nakahira” (2005)

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 Indecisive Moment: Frank, Klein, and ‘Stream-Of-Consciousness’ Photography (2004)

 Half the time the photographers seemed not to have even looked through the camera. Far from seeking the perfect composition, the ‘decisive moment’, their work seemed curiously unfinished. It captured ‘indecisive’ rather than decisive moments.   By Gerry Badger “Frank… and Klein brought to the decade a feeling for its woes which, in retrospect, synthesizes […]

ASX.TV: Lise Sarfati – “Conversation with Lise Sarfati” (2010)

Photographer Lise Sarfati discusses her bodies of work, ‘The New Life’ and ‘Fashion Magazine’, in which the themes of adolescent detachment and dreaming run through both. Interview: Catherine Camille Cushman Stephen Blaise Producer: Marianne Fabre-Lanvin Translators: Florence Vacher Marianne Fabre-Lanvin Editors: Catherine Camille Cushman Florence Vacher Daniele Testi   BOOKS: Lise Sarfati * The New Life […]

HEIN-KUHN OH: “Americans Them” (1990)

Lancaster, Ohio, 1989 By Hein-Kuhn Oh, April 3, 2000 Speedgraphic Graflex Camera In 1989, in a small camera shop in Columbus, Ohio, I found a used Graflex camera which seemed to be carrying a story of its own. The camera body was covered with so many scars that it made me wonder if its former […]

MARIANNE MUELLER: "The Flock" (2005)

By Marianne Müller, Brooklyn, NY, 1/25/2001. (Excerpts from an interview) “All the years, I have watched them, you know” – John Mandato On His Pigeons Since when? When I started flying birds? Since I was about fourteen. No, not over here. Where I used to live years ago. I was fourteen years old and, ah, […]

CAMILO JOSE VERGARA: “How The Other Half Worships”

St. Rest M.B. Church, 3056-3058 West Polk St., Chicago By Camilo Jose Vergara An excerpt from Camilo Jose Vergara’s postscript to HOW THE OTHER HALF WORSHIPS (Rutgers University Press, 2005): For four years I had been attending Sunday services, Bible school, choir rehearsals, revivals, and anniversaries in the nation’s poorest urban neighborhoods. I attended services […]

The Muse of Place and Time: An Interview with William Christenberry (2004-2005)

“This is and always will be where my heart is. It is what I care about.”   The Muse of Place and Time: An Interview with William Christenberry This interview is the culmination of numerous conversations between Christenberry and the author from October 2004 through August 2005. By Robert Hirsch RH: Describe your family background […]