Diane Arbus – Flirt, Flash & Mirror (2013)

Diane Arbus at “Love-In,” Central Park, New York 1969 @ The Estate of Garry Winogrand   Arbus hunts out forms that can be judged as impure, hidden from the view of everyday onlookers. Whilst transsexuals, tattoos and prostitutes are now very much part of the “Official Institution of the Conventional Archetype of the Bizarre”, there […]

An Interview with Rineke Dijkstra (2012)

One
 of 
the
 things
 that
 Rineke 
Dijkstra 
does 
when 
she 
makes 
her photographs
 is 
eliminate
 contextual
 detail
 or 
minimize 
it.   Transcript
 of 
Rineke 
Dijkstra:
 A
 Retrospective  Solomon 
R.
 Guggenheim
 Museum, 
New
York June 
29 –October
 8,
 2012 Jennifer
 Blessing,
 Senior
 Curator,
Photography:
 Rineke 
Dijkstra:
 A
 Retrospective
 is
 a
 mid‐career 
survey 
of 
this
 important 
Dutch 
photographer’s 
work 
and 
it […]

Philip-Lorca diCorcia – Interview – ‘Photographs 1975-2012’ (2013)

For the very first time in Europe, the SCHIRN will host a comprehensive survey on the oeuvre of US photographer PHILIP-LORCA DICORCIA. Born in 1951, diCorcia is one of the most important and influential photographers of today. 20 JUNE — 8 SEPTEMBER 2013 Curator: Katharina Dohm (SCHIRN) ASX CHANNEL: PHILIP-LORCA DICORCIA (All rights reserved. Film […]

William Gedney: “Houses at Night” (1960-1973)

    William Gale Gedney (October 29, 1932 – June 23, 1989) was an American photographer whose work did not gain momentum until after his death.  Gedney died of AIDS in 1989, aged 56, in New York City and was buried in Greenville, New York, a few short miles from his childhood home. He left his photographs and […]

Lee Friedlander: Photography and the Aesthetics of Abstract Painting (2012)

New York City, 1963. Lee Friedlander (Fig. 2) What I have been trying to argue is not intended as a criticism of Friedlander’s work nor as a challenge to his status within the world of (art) photography. If anything it is a challenge to the ideas that held such sway through the fifties sixties and […]

Luigi Ghirri: ‘Kodachrome’ (2013)

Egmond am Zee, 1973     Despite exposure in Europe during his lifetime, Ghirri remained relatively unknown outside of Italy. More than a decade after his death in 1992, galleries throughout Europe presented his work, and Aperture published his first monograph in English. By Allie Haeusslein, Associate Director at Pier 24 Photography, June 2013 The […]

Diane Arbus: “Arbus’s Box of Ten Photographs” (2003)

“A young family in Brooklyn going for a Sunday outing. Their baby in named Dawn. Their son is retarded.” NYC, 1966 By John Pultz, excerpt from Diane Arbus: Family Albums, 2003 The closest Arbus ever came to producing the “Family Album” was the portfolio A Box of Ten Photographs, which she dated 1970 but first offered […]

Lee Friedlander Puts Your Selfies to Shame

  “At first, my presence in my photos was fascinating and disturbing. But as time passed and I was more a part of other ideas in my photos, I was able to add a giggle to those feelings.” – Lee Friedlander Lee Friedlander: Self Portrait Museum of Modern Art EXPLORE ALL LEE FRIEDLANDER ON ASX […]

John Szarkowski On Robert Frank’s Book ‘The Americans'” (1986)

I saw it I suppose very shortly after it was published, when I was still working as a photographer myself, and it was, frankly, shocking. I sensed the power in it, and the authority about it but there was much about it that I didn’t like… The Americans was received with mixed critical reaction. Not […]

O. WINSTON LINK: “AMERICAN RAILROADS”

    Ogle Winston Link (December 16, 1914 – January 30, 2001), known commonly as O. Winston Link, was an American photographer. He is best known for his black-and-white photography and sound recordings of the last days of steam locomotive railroading on the Norfolk & Western in the United States in the late 1950s. A […]

An Interview with Fred Herzog – ‘In His Own Words’ (excerpts)

“I was aware I was taking art. That’s the conceit of young people. I knew that what I am doing is not only unique, but that someday I’m going to unpack that and shock people with it.”   Fred Herzog In His Own Words, from interviews with John Mackie of the Vancouver Sun in June, […]