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Narcissus’ Folly of Youthful Naivete in the Work of Coco Young

@ Coco Young There are references abound… a lineage… Corinne day, Nan Goldin, a bit of Larry lark and I’d like to think a bit of Mark Morrisroe (somehow, I think this is very wishful).   By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, March 2015 Coco Young’s “Vanity” on Bemojake books is an affirmation of what it is […]

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A Near Miss with Zombie Formalism in the Work of Hannah Whitaker

@ Hannah Whitaker, courtesy of Morel Books   Hannah Whitaker’s “Peer to Peer” with Morel books could easily be subsumed into the category of “zombie formalism” with its easy abstraction and playful dialogue of purist abstraction and aesthetic formal nuances.   By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, March 2015 Hannah Whitaker’s “Peer to Peer” with Morel books […]

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Alexis Penney – Sore, 2014

@ A;exis Penney   Alexis Penney – Sore, 2014 “Well, I got in trouble for putting naked photos on the Internet when I was seventeen,” Alexis Penney told me, when I asked how long he’d been taking photos. Penney, who told me she doesn’t have a preferred gender pronoun, but that I could feel comfortable […]

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Pop Art / Art Pop: The Warhol Connection

 Andy Warhol, Polaroids @ The Warhol Foundation “Because of Andy Warhol, it’s no longer possible to just do what you do and not have to act it out 24 hours a day. His style of doing things changed everybody’s idea of what the values were that could make you a star. And as a result […]

ASX.TV: Stacy Kranitz – “Study on Post Pubescent Manhood”

ASX.TV: Stacy Kranitz – “Study on Post Pubescent Manhood”

A trailer for “The Study on Post Pubescent Manhood” by Stacy Kranitz. I met Jerimy at a dystopian compound in Ohio and invited myself to his home in Tennessee. Over the course of several years we have built a relationship that forms the narrative of this feature length film. It reveals myself as a filmmaker […]

ASX.TV: Katy Grannan – “The Nine” (Trailer)

ASX.TV: Katy Grannan – “The Nine” (Trailer)

A trailer for “The Nine”, a coming feature-length portrait of a small community of outliers living on a blighted street in a marginalized part of California. Directed by Katy Grannan Produced by Marc Smolowitz http://theninefilm.com/ http://katygrannan.com/ http://fraenkelgallery.com/artists/katy-grannan   EXPLORE ALL KATY GRANNAN ON ASX

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Harry Callahan Loved Eleanor, Barbara and Chicago

    “He just liked to take the pictures of me. In every pose. Rain or shine. And whatever I was doing. If I was doing the dishes or if I was half asleep. And he knew that I never, never said no. I was always there for him. Because I knew that Harry would […]


ASX.TV: Alec Soth on ‘Songbook’

“A lot of the language surrounding Songbook is about community and American culture…and that stuff’s in there, but actually what I wanted to do with it is talk to something more primal, more internal, and more about the human condition than the American condition. It’s the great problem of consciousness.” —Alec Soth   Alec Soth […]

ASX.TV – Jim Goldberg Follows a Stranger

ASX.TV – Jim Goldberg Follows a Stranger

Video by Jim Goldberg and Brandon Tauszik Produced by Sprinkle Lab Courtesy of the artist and Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York Eric William Carroll: Chicken (Inspired by Jim Goldberg) “Choose a person, preferably a stranger, to make a portrait of. After securing their permission, begin photographing them. Ask them to try a few poses, move the […]

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INTERVIEW: “Interview with Shelby Lee Adams” (2010)

  Bert with Guitar, 1992 Shelby Lee Adams was recently interviewed by an entity that decided not to run the complete text. We are bringing it here to ASX. Q: I’ve read that you spent much of your childhood in Kentucky, but that mountain people weren’t held with much regard in your family. Can you […]

Photography within the humanities

JOHN SZARKOWSKI: “Evening Lecture at Wellesley College” (1977)

  Evening Lecture I would like to address myself to what may seem to be a positively primitive question, and consider in an exploratory way the manner in which photography has changed our understanding of the idea of pictorial subject. The fact of the matter, if we are to begin on the basis of full and open disclosure, is […]


INTERVIEW: “Diane Arbus – Nudist Exposed” (2004)

Retired man and his wife at home in a nudist camp one morning, N.J, 1963. “In 1963 we were trendsetters. We convinced ourselves that naked was the way to go.” Diane Arbus: From Modern Painters Spring 2004, Nudist Exposed by A.M. Homes ‘A documentary you said.’ ‘Yes, a piece, on the photographer Diane Arbus.’ ‘Was […]


ASX Interviews Gregory Halpern On “Documentary Ethics” (2013)

From A, by Gregory Halpern To make “documentary” work (or to work in that genre at all) often stems from the desire (although it may not be fully conscious) to present a specific vision of the world as objective fact. ASX asks artists a single question, Cameron Van Loos begins with Gregory Halpern, April 2013 […]

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INTERVIEW: Robert Heinecken – “Photographist” Pt. 2 (1996)

Porno Film Strip #4, 1972 Lithographic film 57 x 17 1/4 inches TAPE NUMBER: VII, SIDE TWO APRIL 14, 1996 LEHMER: All right. So let me rephrase that. There was an interesting statement made by an artist about the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, that they always have photography exhibited in the hallways of the museum outside of the […]

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INTERVIEW: “Frank Horvat with Helmut Newton” (1986)

Frank Horvat with Helmut Newton: October 1986 Frank Horvat : I think that if I had to explain Helmut Newton to someone who had never heard of him, the first thing I would say would be : “He is the one who has turned the tables on the whole business”. You said it yourself, something […]

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INTERVIEW: “Inside Andy Warhol’ (1966)

Liz, 1965 @ Andy Warhol Estate A few minutes after we arrived, the silver door to the Factory opened and Andy Warhol stepped in to offer us an inanimate handshake.   Inside Andy Warhol By Sterling McIlhenny and Peter Ray The following interview with Andy Warhol appeared in the men’s magazine, Cavalier, in 1966. To […]


Lorenzo Vitturi Talks Anatomy, Vibrancy and Social Decay (2014)

  “I like to compare my process to that one of a visionary anatomist.”   By Brad Feuerhelm, ASX, January 2014 Lorenzo Vitturi’s “Dalston Anatomy” has seen a nearly unparalleled foray into an examination of East London’s pluralistic social patterning through the remnants of its populace’s debris. Focused mainly on the ephemeral passing’s of the […]

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INTERVIEW: “Interview with Michael Schmelling” (2007)

Untitled, New York, NY, 2005 (from “The Plan”) By Shane Lavalette, Big Red & Shiny, December 3, 2007 Shane Lavalette: How did you first discover photography and when did you realize it was the right medium for your ideas? Michael Schmelling: My parents have had an interest in photography, both as a hobby and as […]



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LEE FRIEDLANDER: “An Exemplary Modern Photographer (excerpt)” (1975)

  By Martha Rosler, excerpt from Decoys and Disruptions: Selected Writings, 1975-2001 Lee Friedlander’s photos are in a sense exemplary. Their cool, gentle disdain places them at a crossing point between photography and high art, where meaning can be made to shift and vanish before our eyes. In 1967, when the Museum of Modern Art […]

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RICHARD AVEDON: “Richard Avedon’s ‘In the American West'”

Richard Avedon’s “In the American West” By Max Kozloff “Sometimes I think all my pictures are just pictures of me. My concern is… the human predicament; only what I consider the human predicament may simply be my own. ” – Richard Avedon No one has smiled in an Avedon portrait for a long time. If […]


ED VAN DER ELSKEN: “Yilmaz Dziewior on Ed van der Elsken” (2000)

Yilmaz Dziewior Talks With Annelie Lutgens By Yilmaz Dziewior, Artforum International, March 1, 2000 If Annelie Lutgens is a relative newcomer when it comes to the work of Ed van der Elsken (1925-90), she’s hardly alone. When the forty-three-year-old curator was first exposed to the Dutch photographer’s work in the posthumous 1994 Fotomuseum Winterthur exhibition […]


JEONGMEE YOON: “Zoo” (1998-1999)

Gorilla, 1998-1999 By Young-Taek Park JeongMee Yoon’s black and white photos have our gazes wandering somewhere in-between animals and their habitats which is Zoo. The state of wandering is generally perceived as a psychological reaction to a certain kind of deficiency or absence. Different from ordinary zoos with their extravaganzas of curious people in festive […]



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 […]

ASX.TV: Jon Rafman – “Still Life (Betamale)” (2013)

ASX.TV: Jon Rafman – “Still Life (Betamale)” (2013)

Still Life (Betamale), Jon Rafman + Oneohtrix Point Never, 2013 Special thanks to FM TOWNS MARTY, Swampy T Fox, Kigurumiwa, Rajutenrakuza, Kiwikig2, and Daniel Swan SOURCES img fmtownsmarty.tumblr.com reddit.com/r/shittybattlestations gurochan.net/ vid vimeo.com/user4921740 youtube.com/user/kigurumiwa?feature=watch youtube.com/user/kiwikig2/videos youtube.com/user/rajutenrakuza/videos

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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. […]


STEPHEN SHORE: “NRW-Forum Düsseldorf – Der Rote Bulli (The Red Bus)” (2010)

Church and Second Streets, Easton, Pennsylvania, June 20, 1974 Der Rote Bulli. Stephen Shore and the New Düsseldorf Photography, September 11, 2010 – January 16, 2011 For the 2010 Quadrennial, the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf is focusing for the first time on an important chapter in the recent history of photography: the transatlantic influence on photography in […]

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INTERVIEW: “Interview with Lise Sarfati” (2008)

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 […]

REVIEW: Christer Strömholm – “Post Scriptum” (2012),

REVIEW: Christer Strömholm – “Post Scriptum” (2012)

Suzannah, Hôtel Pierrots, 1962   Many of his photographs were taken in Paris, and anticipate the work of more contemporary photographers like Nan Goldin in that they are documents from Strömholm’s eclectic and vigorous life.   By Paul Loomis, ASX, January 2013 This volume compiles photographs from several extremely hard to find books by Christer […]

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American photographer. Goldin began taking photographs as a teenager in Boston, MA. During a period of study at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, she began displaying her work in the format of a slide-show, an evolving project that would later be called The Ballad of Sexual Dependency. (All rights reserved. […]

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REVIEW: Luigi Ghirri – “Kodachrome” (2013)

Egmond am Zee, 1973 By Allie Haeusslein, Associate Director at Pier 24 Photography, June 2013 The emergence of color photography has typically been narrated through the pictures of iconic American photographers like William Eggleston, Stephen Shore and Joel Meyerowitz. The scope of this dialogue has only recently been expanded to include photographers working elsewhere during […]