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All Women Fall in Love with Nobuyoshi Araki (And Duchamps is a Swindler) (2014)

‘Chiro’ from Sentimental Journey @ Araki By Zhuang Wubin, epSITE and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, 2004 Nobuyoshi Araki, or Tensai Araki (Araki, the genius), has existed in the grey area of what is taboo and what is art within the Japanese society. The 65-year-old photographer is an enviable man. He takes pictures of nude […]

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ASX Reviews “Carlo Mollino: Polaroids” by Damiani (2014)

By Owen Campbell, ASX, November 2014 Carlo Mollino was a stunt-pilot, race-car driver, writer, celebrated architect, designer and a playboy bachelor with two apartments, a studio and a villa, all in the northern Italian city of Turin. In this short sketch of biography we can perhaps see elements of the sort of dandified machismo that […]




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 […]


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 […]


DIANE ARBUS: “Essential Mysteries (Excerpt)” (2011)

Untitled (Vineland), 1970-71 By William Todd Schultz, excerpt from An Emergency in Slow Motion: The Inner Life of Diane Arbus, 2011 Essential Mysteries One of photographer Diane Arbus’s first pictures, she says, was of a dog. She was living at the time on Martha’s Vineyard. A big mutt with Weimaraner eyes-gray eyes- arrived every day […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

ASX.TV: William Eggleston – “Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961-2008″ (2010)

ASX.TV: William Eggleston – “Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961-2008″ (2010)

This candid interview with photographer William Eggleston was conducted by film director Michael Almereyda on the occasion of the opening of Eggleston’s retrospective William Eggleston: Democratic Camera, Photographs and Video, 1961-2008 at the Whitney Museum of American Art. A key figure in American photography, Eggleston is credited almost single-handedly with ushering in the era of […]



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REVIEW: Viviane Sassen – “Etan & Me” (2013)

Vivianne Sassen’s, Etan & Me (2013) By Fanny Landstrom for ASX, November 2013 I would say this makes me watertooth. The dictionary suggests: this makes my mouth water. But since when is a mouth the same as teeth and what about the difference between what is mine and yours and you. (Barnabas) Familiarities tend to […]

ASX.TV: Todd Hido – “Excerpt from Silver Meadows” (2013)

ASX.TV: Todd Hido – “Excerpt from Silver Meadows” (2013)

Photographer Todd Hido talks about his latest body of work, premiering in its entirety for the first time at the Transformer Station and in a new monograph published on the occasion of this show by Nazraeli Press. Inspired by the artist’s upbringing in suburban Ohio, film, fiction and current events, “Excerpts From Silver Meadows” weaves […]


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 […]


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 […]



Best known for his photographs of nocturnal Paris and its demimonde, Brassai also took pictures of wall carvings and markings over three decades which Brassai titled The Language of the Wall.


PAUL GRAHAM: “Photography is Easy, Photography is Difficult” (2009)

(The text was written for the Yale MFA photography graduation book – Yale MFA Photography 2009: We Belong Together) By Paul Graham It’s so easy it’s ridiculous. It’s so easy that I can’t even begin – I just don’t know where to start. After all, it’s just looking at things. We all do that. It’s […]


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 […]