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TOM WOOD: “Men Women” (2013)

Tom Wood – Men Women (Steidl 2013) By Peter Baker, for ASX, July 2014 It is only recently that I discovered the work of Irish born photographer Tom Wood, who, for the better part of four decades has been photographing people in Liverpool and the surrounding county of Merseyside in the UK. These pair of […]

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    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 city seething with undercurrents of violent fantasy, fetishism and bondage. City of the Broken Dolls is a provocative photographic document of the girls […]



ASX.TV: Daido Moriyama – “The Mighty Power” (2013)

From Nowness – Daido Moriyama: The Mighty Power Acclaimed Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama’s sensual approach to the urban landscape is revealed in this edifying short by the Hong Kong-based filmmaker Ringo Tang. Now in his 70s, Moriyama shot to fame when his grainy black-and-white images depicting a post-war Japan in flux won the country’s New […]



REVIEW: “Untitled by Diane Arbus” (1996)

Untitled by Diane Arbus, New York, Aperture 1995 By Elsa Dorfman Originally published in The Women’s Review of Books, January 1996 Best known for her portraits of people who live on the margins of society – giants, midgets, freaks, transvestites, nudists – Diane Arbus is an undisputed master of photography. Her work is in every […]


INTERVIEW: “Interview with Renee Nemerov Brown, Diane Arbus’s Sister”

Child with a toy hand grenade in Central Park, N.Y.C., 1962 Sister act: Renee Nemerov Brown, Diane Arbus’s sister, has spent her life carving out her own identity. But she does not deny the shadows that darkened their childhood, and which her sister could not escape By Patricia Bosworth Diane Arbus is celebrated for her […]

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DIANE ARBUS: “Flirt, Flash & Mirror” (2013)

A husband and wife in the woods at a nudist camp, N.J., 1963  FLIRT, FLASH & MIRROR By Anna Solal Translated by Chris Farmer, 2013 I saw this show a few months ago in Berlin but it took some time to fully digest it. This dense retrospective of Diane Arbus’ photographs is a fine occasion […]


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 […]

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ASX.TV: Larry Clark – “Marc on Clark” (2011)

ASX.TV: Larry Clark – “Marc on Clark” (2011)

Filmmaker Jay Rodan and Cinematographer Daniel Herman capture on film the collaborative effort between Marc Jacobs, Larry Clark, and Tiffany Limos for the DDD magazine editorial spread entitled “Marc on Clark” shot by Kayt Jones. Marc Jacobs clothing reinterprets Larry Clark’s cinematic offerings in this beautiful montage.


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WILLIAM EGGLESTON: “Draft of a Presentation” (2003)

William Eggleston: Draft of a Presentation By Thomas Weski It’s hard for me to describe the fascination that William Eggleston’s photographs exert on me. More than twenty years ago, I bought William Eggleston’s Guide, the catalogue of his solo show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 1976. Time and again, […]



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ROBERT FRANK: “Dissecting the American Image” (1986)

Detroit, Belle Isle, 1955 By Jno Cook for Exposure Magazine, Volume 24, Number 1, Spring 1986 What a poem this is, what poems can be written about this book of pictures some day… – Jack Kerouac When I first saw Frank’s photographs in The Americans [1] I understood nothing of them — yet they demanded […]

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DAVID LACHAPELLE: “Neo-Pop and Photoshop” (2007)

Lady Gaga By Matthias Harder, originally published in Sleek Magazine for Art and Fashion, No. 13, Winter, 2006-2007 It is as if we were staring into the faces of Marilyn Monroe and Liz Taylor, as only Andy Warhol could have rendered them. But we are actually looking at Amanda Lepore, one of David LaChapelle’s favourite […]


REVIEW: Rinko Kawauchi – “Ametsuchi” (2013)

Rinko Kawauchi – Ametsuchi By Sören Schuhmacher for ASX, September 2013 Rinko Kawauchi’s new book Ametsuchi (Heaven and Earth) published by Aperture, reads like a Haruki Murakami novel. Kawauchi merges reality with the spiritual world and reveals an invisible but tangent point of connection between apparently unrelated events. Even the concept of Ametsuchi originates from […]


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 […]


HELEN LEVITT: “Circa 1940″

New York City, circa 1940 Helen Levitt (August 31, 1913 – March 29, 2009)was an American photographer. She was particularly noted for street photography around New York City, and has been called “the most celebrated and least known photographer of her time.”


REVIEW: TAIYO ONORATO & NICO KREBS – “The Great Unreal” (2009)

  By Doug Rickard, ASX, March 2010 Off into the wind, and the great-wide-open-never-ever-end beckons… so off you go and it gusts into your ear and it whispers, “have no fear”. Up a path you trot… you are pulled backwards as the dust lights your way and you follow the pull of the dust like […]


WILLIAM KLEIN: “Life is Good & Good for You in New York” (2010)

Brought to ASX by Errata Editions. Full essay included in Books on Books #5 William Klein: Life is Good…New York! By Max Kozloff, Excerpt from William Klein and the Radioactive Fifties, originally appeared in the May 1980 issue of Artforum …Sleaziness is not the same as poverty, for all that they’re compatible deficits and Klein’s furor […]

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REVIEW: WILLIAM EGGLESTON – “Before Color” (2010)

By Doug Rickard William Eggleston is a “Southern” artist. Without a deeper explanation, this statement itself could mean a few things. If you look at the body of his work on the whole, the majority of it (almost all) is set within the Southern environs of the US… places like Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky and […]



Louis Faurer (August 28, 1916 – March 2, 2001) was an American fashion photographer and a master of candid or street photography. A quiet artist who never achieved the broad public recognition of his best-known contemporaries, the significance and caliber of his work were lauded by insiders, among them Robert Frank, William Eggleston, and Edward […]