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Ren Hang, chinese nude photographer from Beijing met Picturalis for a nice chat about his conception of human body, told us how he had to face censorship from his country, and where we should go to see some nice photo exhibitions.
Born in Orange, New Jersey, in 1937, Robert Adams grew up in Wisconsin and Colorado, where he lived for more than three decades before settling in Oregon. Since his beginnings in photography in the mid-1960s, Adams is considered by many to be one of the most important and influential chroniclers of the American West. Through […]
from DAIDO MORIYAMA
This is old gallery KAIDO’s slide show. That little photo gallery was managed by Koji Onaka and Susumu Fujita from 1988 until 1992 in Shinjuku. Onaka was opening solo exhibition”Seitaka awadachiso”almost every month. A lot of famous photographer came there, Daido Moriyama,Masahisa Fukase,Takuma Nakahira,Miyako Ishiuchi,Asako Narahashi and Michitaka Ota of Sokyu sha etc….
Daido Moriyama uses an ordinary compact camera and never stops shooting. He is one of Japan’s most celebrated photographers. In this film, Daido Moriyama “In Pictures”, we are invited into his studio and takes us on a walk around the atmospheric Shinjuku neighbourhood, his home from home in Tokyo.
from DIANE ARBUS
The Missing Photographs: An Examination of Diane Arbus’s Images of Transvestites and Homosexuals from 1957 to 1965 By Laureen Trainer Much of the writing and scholarship on Diane Arbus is rooted in psychoanalysis, as scholars attempt to pinpoint the images that signaled her despair, her self-loathing, and her intention to take her own life. Her […]
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 […]
By John Szarkowski, Director, Department of Photography, NY MoMA Diane Arbus’s pictures challenge the basic assumptions on which most documentary photography has been thought to rest, for they deal with private rather than social realities, with psychological rather than historical facts, with the prototypical and mythic rather than the topical and temporal. Her photographs record […]
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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From Eggleston in the Real World.
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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Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1958 By Pepe Karmel Photography critics raised on the classical elegances of Stieglitz and Cartier-Bresson still consider Garry Winogrand’s photographs haphazard snapshots, mach as 19th century academic critics saw the first Impressionist canvases as mere sketches, lacking the finish, composition and clear drawing essential to “good” pictures. To neoclassical photography critics, Winongrand’s […]
By Reinhold Mißelbeck, Curator for Photography and New Media, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Edition Stemmle, Schaffhausen, 1992 Looking at Gottfried Helnwein’ portraits, we once again experience the shock of the new, of an unprecedented view of the person opposite. I have observed many people confronted with these portraits for the first time and again and again […]
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.
From Lower West Side, 1972-1977 Milton Rogovin: An Activist Photographer; An Interview by Robert Hirsch (Editors Note: Milton Rogovin, the Buffalo social documentary photographer who was renowned for revealing the unsung stories and inherent dignity of the poor, disinherited and working class, died Tuesday morning, 1/18/11, in his Chatham Avenue home. Mr. Rogovin was 101.) […]
Untitled, from A In “A,” Gregory Halpern’s American Rust Belt is at once stark, yet beautiful – decaying yet still full of life. The cast of characters, both human and animal, are portrayed with respect and a feeling of intimacy by this native son of Buffalo, New York. Critic, Adam Bell, writes: “Working in the […]
Man, Mill’s Hotel, 1951 Jem Cohen: In the mid-1980s, when I first came to New York and lived with my brother, we were both struggling to work as documentary photographers and filmmakers. Adam and I knew Leon Levinstein through my mom, who had been married to an important teacher of documentary photography, Sid Grossman. Sid taught […]
St. Rest M.B. Church, 3056-3058 West Polk St., Chicago By Camilo Jose Vergara An excerpt from Camilo Jose Vergara’s postscript to HOW THE OTHER HALF WORSHIPS (Rutgers University Press, 2005): For four years I had been attending Sunday services, Bible school, choir rehearsals, revivals, and anniversaries in the nation’s poorest urban neighborhoods. I attended services […]
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 […]
Eva-Claire #04, 2008 Lise Sarfati and Rick Owens, Austin, Texas. Fashion Magazine 2008 What could they talk about, Rick Owens, a Californian who’s lived in France for years, and Lise Sarfati, a French woman who travels around the U.S.? About fabrics, shapes and the teenage experience, about pastry and eccentricity. At Owens’ Paris workshop, on […]
Tom Wood By Barry Schwabsky, originally published in ArtForum, December, 2000 For seventeen years, Irish-born Tom Wood took photographs while riding local buses around Liverpool, across the Mersey from his current home. What’s immediately apparent in the nineteen selections recently on view from Wood’s “Bus Project,” 1979-96, is how much more fluid his approach is than […]
Kolobrzeg, Poland, July 23 1992 @ Rineke Dijkstra Transcript of Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York June 29 –October 8, 2012 Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator, Photography: Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective is a mid‐career survey of this important Dutch photographer’s work and it includes both works. There are 71 photographs in the show and five video […]