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Andreas Gursky – ‘The Iron Cage of Boredom’

The Rhine II, 1999 The Iron Cage of Boredom By Julian Stallabrass There is something very straightforward about Andreas Gursky’s photographs. It is as though he holds up a peopled landscape or a building or a workplace for our inspection, saying simply, ‘here it is’. In a typical view of one factory, PTT, Rotterdam (1995), […]


Lewis Baltz on ‘New Topographics and Exhibition ‘Remakes’ (‘A Very Bad Idea’)

39, WEST WALL, SMICOA, 333 MCCORMICK, COSTA MESA © LEWIS BALTZ, IP 39, FROM THE SERIES “NEW INDUSTRIAL PARKS, NEAR IRVINE, CALIFORNIA”, 1974; STEIDL   Interview (excerpt) with Lewis Baltz Conducted by Matt Witkovsky At Baltz’s home in Paris, France. 2009 November 15-17 MR. BALTZ: You aspire to making something – at least at the time, […]

ASX.TV: Erik Kessels’ Eye (2014)

ASX.TV: Erik Kessels’ Eye (2014)

Photography: Mark Bakker Editor: Bart van den Broek Sound Recording: Erik Leek Soundmix: Hugo Dijkstal Production: Willemijn Cerutti Production VPRO: Karin Vermeulen Commissioning Editor VPRO: Barbara Truyen Producer: Frank van den Engel Written en Directed By: Simone de Vries © 2009 Zeppers Film en TV / VPRO This film was produced with support from Dutch […]



DIANE ARBUS: “Surface Tensions: Judith Butler on Diane Arbus” (2004)

Two men dancing at a drag ball, N.Y.C. 1970. By Judith Butler, ArtForum, February, 2004 The Diane Arbus exhibition “Revelations,” currently (2004) showing at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, is not difficult to attend. The crowds that circled the block to see the major Marc Chagall exhibition earlier this fall are now quite […]


DIANE ARBUS: “V&A’s Diane Arbus ‘Revelations’ Q&A” (2005)

This is an abridged transcript of an online chat session, hosted by V&A Photography Curator Martin Barnes, which took place on Friday 21 October 2005. 2005-10-21 13:56:23 VAModerator Welcome to the V&A’s Diane Arbus Revelations chatroom. Photography Curator Martin Barnes is here to answer as many of your questions as he can. 2005-10-21 13:57:42 MartinBarnes […]


ASX.TV: Erik Kessels’ Eye (2014)

ASX.TV: Erik Kessels’ Eye (2014)

Photography: Mark Bakker Editor: Bart van den Broek Sound Recording: Erik Leek Soundmix: Hugo Dijkstal Production: Willemijn Cerutti Production VPRO: Karin Vermeulen Commissioning Editor VPRO: Barbara Truyen Producer: Frank van den Engel Written en Directed By: Simone de Vries © 2009 Zeppers Film en TV / VPRO This film was produced with support from Dutch […]


INTERVIEW: “An Uncommon Interview with Stephen Shore” (2007)

By Ben Sloat Big, RED & Shiny, April 8, 2007 Stephen Shore is a prominent photographer and photographic educator. A pioneer in the field of color photography, Shore has published numerous books of photography, included his seminal book, Uncommon Places, published in 1982 (reissued in 2004). He has also been director of the photography program […]

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ASX INTERVIEWS ANTOINE D’AGATA – “A Simple Desire to Exist” (2014)

@ Antoine d’Agata, Courtesy Magnum Photos and International Center of Photography Antoine D’Agata. A simple desire to exist. A conversation with Raphael Shammaa,.Translated from French. New York, February 7, 2014   Raphael Shammaa - How do you feel discussing your work and being asked a lot of personal questions? You must have known from the start that, […]

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ASX INTERVIEW: Broomberg & Chanarin “Divine Violence” (2013)

Brad Feuerhelm interviews Broomberg & Chanarin for ASX, April 2013 Brad Feuerhelm: I wanted to start off with a question about the forthcoming book project with Mack. I believe it is a Bible (king James?) that has had a photographic intervention… and perhaps a bit different than Francis Frith’s 19th century intervention as it plays […]

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LARRY CLARK: “Larry Clark’s Memory”

  By Megan Bradley, first published  in Volume 3 of the Concordia Undergraduate Journal of Art History Memory is largely based on lived experience. We remember important events that mark the passage of time, and as we get further away from those events our memories may be distorted; we lose details and make additions along the […]

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INTERVIEW: Larry Clark on ‘The Internet’ (excerpt) (2013)

Untitled (Hustling in Times Square), 1979 @ Larry Clark   Interview by Didier Péron, excerpt from Vogue Hommes International, Spring 2013 / Issue n°17 Are you fascinated by the web ? It’s a kids thing. I’ve just hit 70, and I’m more distanced from it, but if you want to understand our times you can’t […]

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INTERVIEW: Larry Clark – “Outlaw No More” (1984)

By Ellen Wallenstein, Spot Magazine, Fall 1985 The cover photograph of Larry Clark’s book Teenage Lust is a gorgeously lit rectangle of boy/girl flesh on the seat of a car, her hand around his penis, his hand at her crotch, their tongues touching. The quintessence of teenage lust: hot stuff in the back of a […]


WILLIAM EGGLESTON: “Preface from Election Eve” (1977),

WILLIAM EGGLESTON: “Preface from Election Eve” (1977)

Preface from Election Eve By Lloyd Fonvielle William Eggleston made these photographs in and around Plains, Georgia–and along the route of his journey there from Mississippi–on the eve of the 1976 Presidential election. It might seem obvious why a young photographer who had spent most of his working life recording aspects of the South should […]


WILLIAM EGGLESTON: “Introduction to Ancient and Modern” (1992)

from Ancient and Modern William Eggleston: Introduction to Ancient and Modern By Mark Holborn William Eggleston was driving with the writer Stanley Booth from Georgia to Tennessee. It was 1978 and Eggleston had acquired an early Kodak instant camera. He started to photograph out of the window of the car and pointed the camera at […]




SHELBY LEE ADAMS: “The Napier’s Living Room” (1989)

The Napier Brothers with Puppies, ’92 The Napier’s Living Room, 1989 By Shelby Lee Adams In the early ’80′s I was taken to visit the Napier family by a local preacher and friend Wayne Riddle from Leatherwood. I was advised not to drive my car, as the roads were rough. We loaded my equipment into […]

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Wolfgang Tillmans “Neue Welt (New World)” (2012)

Imagined, Imaged, Believed, or Dreamed By Paul Loomis, ASX, January 2012 Wolfgang Tillmans’ Neue Welt (New World) is littered with diverse images that are fearlessly juxtaposed. On the surface they seem to examine and reveal nothing, but through a complex interplay of abstraction and fanatic attention to themes and details, Tillmans weaves an intricate web […]

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“I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They’re beautiful. Everybody’s plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.” – Andy Warhol Each day during his final decade, the King of Pop Art, Andy Warhol, photographed the celebrities, starlets, and acolytes that he called friends, accumulating tens of thousands of images before his untimely […]

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INTERVIEW: “Robert Hirsch with Bill Owens – Photographing the Suburban Soul” (2005)

 ”I enjoy cooking, dogs, cats, kids, soccer, and living here.” Interview by Robert Hirsch of Light Research Bill Owens’s Suburbia (1972) is a quintessential photographic study of suburban California life and of its rituals. Owens followed with Our Kind of People (1975), which examined political, religious, scholastic, and sports groups and their practices. Then he […]

ASX.TV: “The Archive of Modern Conflict” (2012)

ASX.TV: “The Archive of Modern Conflict” (2012)

Concealed within a west London house is a huge archive, largely made up of vernacular photographs but also including all manner of other unexpected objects with stories behind them. Timothy Prus and Edwin Jones explain the origin of the collection and pick out some randomly selected examples to give an impression of the extraordinary range […]

ASX.TV: Richard Prince – “It’s a Free Concert” (2014)

The American artist Richard Prince is mainly known for his photographs of iconic pictures from pop culture and his text images of chauvinist jokes. The exhibition “It’s a Free Concert” at Kunsthaus Bregenz is the first large-scale solo show by Richard Prince in an Austrian institution. On display are works that revolve around rock and […]


INTERVIEW: “Eyes Wide Open: Interview with John Szarkowski” (2006)

Eyes Wide Open: John Szarkowski – An influential photography curator and writer discusses some of the medium’s key figures and exhibitions By Mark Durden, Art in America, May, 2006 Mark Durden: Could you say something about how you saw your role at MOMA when you were appointed as Edward Steichen’s successor in 1962? You came […]

ASX.TV: Joel Meyerowitz – “Photographer” (1982)

ASX.TV: Joel Meyerowitz – “Photographer” (1982)

CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHIE IN THE USA – Cinematic workshop discussions about an art form in our day and age. Documented photographers: Robert Frank, Duane Michals, Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander, Thomas Roma, Alfred Stieglitz, Harry Callahan, Lisette Model, Ralph Gibson, Mark Cohen, Joel Meyerowitz, Stephen Shore English – Colour – PAL or NTSC – 4:3 – 52 […]

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ASX.TV: Robert Frank – “Fire in the East: A Portrait of Robert Frank” (1986)

Fire in the East: A Portrait of Robert Frank presents an intimate view of four decades of Frank’s life, films, and photographs. Many people with whom he has worked in the past are interviewed, including Allen Ginsberg, Emile de Antonio, Jonas Mekas, and Rudy Wurlitzer. Frank’s current thoughts on his life and art are also […]


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.

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  Born in 1935 in Soloba, Mali. Lives and works in Bamako. Malick Sidibe was born into a Peul family in a small village of Mali. He graduated from school in I952. After being noticed for his talent as a draftsman, he was admitted to the School of Sudanese Craftsmen in Bamako from which he […]

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INTERVIEW: “Interview with Sergio Leone” (1987)

From Once Upon a Time in the West Interview with Sergio Leone By Marlaine Glicksman The release of Django: Unchained, Quentin Tarantino’s most-recent mash-up of spaghetti western and blaxploitation genres, about a slave turned bounty hunter who seeks to avenge his wife’s enslavement, reminds us of the reach the cinema of Sergio Leone has had. […]

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INTERVIEW: “Interview with Roy Stryker” (1972)

Edited transcript of a lengthy 1972 interview with Stryker. Conducted by Robert J. Doherty, F. Jack Hurley, Jay M. Kloner, and Carl G. Ryant. R: Could you tell us just briefly about your background before you went to Washington in the thirties? Now, let’s see. After I got out of high school, I started to […]


ASX INTERVIEW: Gregory Halpern – “On Documentary Ethics” (2013)

From A, by Gregory Halpern ASX asks artists a single question, Cameron Van Loos begins with Gregory Halpern, April 2013 Cameron Van Loos: How do documentary ethics function within your photography? Gregory Halpern: To ask what one’s ethics are when making photographs of other people is as complicated as asking what one’s ethics are in […]