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MICHAEL JANG: “The Jang’s”

Abby and Sam Corner a Cat, 1973 By David Spalding Sometimes the subjects in Michael Jang’s photographic time capsule, “The Jangs,” perform for the camera: Uncle Monroe decked out in his golfing gear, reclines on a shag sectional like a suburban Odalisque. Elsewhere, they seem unaware of the young photographer documenting their domestic routines and […]

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

ASX.TV: 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 […]

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INTERVIEW: Thomas Alleman – “Dancing in the Dragon’s Jaws” (2012)

  Interview with Thomas Alleman, originally published in ZYZZVA, December 2012 By Lucy Schiller From 1985 to 1988, photographer Thomas Alleman worked in a jimmy-rigged laundryroom-cum-darkroom to document the life, passion, and spirit of one of the most prominent and historic gay neighborhoods in the world—San Francisco’s Castro District—in the face of AIDS. His latest […]

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PAUL SCHIEK: “Dead Men Don’t Look Like Me” (2012)

 Dunnel, 2011 and Ernest, 2011 Courtesy Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco By Allie Haeusslein, Gallery Manager at Pier 24 Photography “[A] photograph is only a fragment, and with the passage of time its moorings come unstuck. It drifts away into a soft abstract pastness, open to any kind of reading.” – Susan Sontag, On Photography, p. […]

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BILL OWENS: “American Fine Arts” (1994)

Fourth of July Block Party, 1970 from the series Suburbia Bill Owens – American Fine Arts, New York, New York, Originally published in ArtForum, December 1994 By Neville Wakefield Though conspicuously absent from public collections, Bill Owens’ photo-chronicles of middle America belong alongside those of the better known “social landscape” photographers of the ’60s and […]

ASX.TV: Chris McCaw – “Sunburned” (2011)

ASX.TV: Chris McCaw – “Sunburned” (2011)

Chris McCaw investigates the primal side of photography by using its most basic components—a lens, time and light—resulting in one-of-a-kind prints in which the sun itself burns its mark on the paper. See his photograph in the exhibition, Heavens: Photographs of the Sky & Cosmos on view through November 13, 2011.

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SULTAN & MANDEL: “Evidence – Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel” (1977)

In 1977, photographers Larry Sultan (USA) and Mike Mandel (USA) published a book of photographs entitled Evidence. Accompanied by an exhibition in the same year at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, this project was the culmination of a three-year search through the files and archives of over one hundred American government agencies, educational […]

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TODD HIDO: “Art of Darkness” (2006)

Todd Hido: Art of Darkness By Justin Berton, February 1, 2006 From the outside, Todd Hido’s home looks perfectly normal. You might even pass it by without a second thought. Hido lives in a warm-blue Rockridge dwelling with his wife, Nina, and their three-year-old twins, Owen and Audrey. The neighborly artifice has all the broad […]