SCOT SOTHERN: “LOWLIFE”

  Scot Sothern’s Lowlife is an illustrated memoir of dysfunction, a confession of a befuddled white guy maintaining a precarious connection to propriety and fatherhood while side-tripping into noirish infatuations. Sothern’s images, shot mostly in Southern California between 1986 and 1990, record the existence of these disenfranchised Americans, men and women, hawking souls for the […]

ROMAIN SLOCOMBE: “CITY OF BROKEN DOLLS”

  “MY WORK’S NOT ONLY ABOUT MY OBSESSION WITH JAPANESE WOMEN, IT’S ABOUT MEDICAL FETISHISM AND MY FASCINATION WITH ACCIDENTS” – ROMAIN SLOCOMBE, 1997   Beautiful Japanese girls are photographed in casts and bandages, victims of unknown traumas in the neon streets and hospital rooms. These are the “broken dolls” of Romain Slocombe’s Tokyo, a […]

Marion Post Wolcott – ‘Mississippi Delta Plantation Life’ (1930s)

Sign along road to Marcella Plantation, Mileston, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi, 1939Playing dominoes or cards in front of drug store in center of town, in Mississippi Delta, Mississippi, 1939Weighing and picking operations on Nugent cotton plantation, Benoit, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi. The pickers are hired day laborers from Greenville, and receive seventy-five cents per one hundred poundsOne [...]

SLIM AARONS: “A WONDERFUL TIME”

                            As a chronicler of the good life, as lived by the upper classes and aristocracy in the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s, Slim Aarons was a man obsessed. Born in New Hampshire in the early years of the century, he was a […]

Pier 24 – “Todd Hido: House Hunting” (2013)

Todd Hido: House Hunting Presented in the Pier 24 Photography exhibition HERE. May 23, 2011 – January 31, 2012 Todd Hido’s color photographs of domestic landscapes reflect the artist’s interest in the themes of home, family, and memory. Taken at night, his photographs depict anonymous dwellings, their windows glowing in the soft darkness; the resulting […]

An Interview with Joachim Brohm (2013)

Taxi, from Ohio © Joachim Brohm, courtesy Brancolini Grimaldi   “That was the mid- to late 70s and photography was not an art at that time – it was photography. It was advertising photography, and it was journalism.”   By Fanny Landstrom, ASX London, March 2013 So, this is your first UK solo exhibition? Yes it is. […]

Jamel Shabazz: “Back in the Days” (1980’s)

Back In The Days documents the emerging hip-hop scene from 1980-1989 – before it became what is today’s multi-million-dollar multinational industry. Back in the days, gangs would battle not with guns, but by breakdancing. Back in the days, the streets – not corporate planning – set the standards for style.