One of the most revered living Japanese photographers, Daido Moriyama’s work is saturated with the melancholic beauty of life at its most ordinary. His photographs epitomize wabi-sabi, the Japanese aesthetic of finding beauty in imperfection. Moriyama focuses in on the lost and the discarded, and finds echoes of living...
DASH SNOW: "POLAROIDS"
Dash Snow originally started taking photos when he was a teenager. Using Polaroids as a diaristic record of the many ‘nights before’ he couldn’t remember, his snapshots piece together a fragmented portrait of Nihilistic existence.
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GARRY WINOGRAND: "WOMEN ARE BEAUTIFUL"
Women are Beautiful
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DIANE ARBUS: "Stamped on Verso"
Images from the back of the print:
Transvestite at a Drag Ball, New York City, 1970
Gelatin silver, printed by Neil Selkirk
14-1/2 x 14-1/2 inches (36.8 x 36.8 cm)
An Aperture Monograph. Fortieth-Anniversary Edition.
Photographs by Diane Arbus. Edited by Marvin Israel, Doon Arbus.
Aperture, New York, 2012. 182 pp., 82 duotone illustrations,...
TUOL SLENG PRISON: "EXECUTION PORTRAITS"
Photographs taken shortly before the execution of prisoners at S-21, also known as Tuol Sleng Prison, during the reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. This was Pol Pot's secret prison, used during his genocidal rule (1975-79). Between 1-2 million Cambodians – and many thousands of foreigners – were...
CARLO MOLLINO: POLAROIDS, ETC (1962-1973)
In a career that spanned more than four decades, Carlo Mollino designed buildings, homes, furniture, cars, aircraft. One of the most dashing figures of mid-century Italy, Mollino was famed for his design finesse and his elegant organicism. In 1949 he published an important book on photography: Message from...
ROBERT D'ALESSANDRO: "GLORY"
"'Glory', the title of D'Alessandro's 1973 book of photographs, is as understated and as charged as his pictures, each of which includes an American flag. Still timely more than three decades later, twenty-five of those pointedly black and white images remind us that, where the stars and stripes...
BILL RAY: "HELLS ANGELS" (1965)
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Byberry Insane Asylum - A House of Horrors in 1940's Philadelphia
For nearly 200 years, Northeastern Philadelphia had treated its surrounding mentally ill citizens “to keep them off the streets” because they caused “terror among their neighbors.”
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