The subjects in Watanabe's photographs are the prostitutes, street people, Drag Queens, entertainers and gangsters (Yakuza) that populated Kabukicho at night.
It is clever enough to remain completely autonomous and lacks the problematic discourse of “trying too hard”.
Michelle Tagliaferri’s “Grass” is book of natural gravity and beauty. That is to put it simply.
Excerpt from Popular Photography, August 1995 Q: When did you get the original assignment to photograph the drug scene? A: I made a trip to Detroit for Life in the
Blown apart by flash and that of night’s embittered black veil, the work makes for uncomfortable viewing and the best part about it, is that it purports to do none
Jan Hoek’s “Pattaya Sex Bible” is a quizzically interesting and chapterized set of small books, reminiscent of travel brochures or Asian cuisine menus pushed through letterboxes across Europe every day.
“I was drawing upon things that I’ve learned and those are not necessarily intellectual things.” Dorian Devens and Philip-Lorca diCorcia, 2003 PLDC: I don’t consider myself to be an intellectual,
This code is what continues the biometric hum of Life… that is to say the small and incremental levels of perceptual awareness that engrain our “long being” from the origins
Engström looks backwards but forwards too. Tout va bien - Everything is all right.
The Montgomery County Alabama Sheriff’s Office discovered arrest logs and photographs from the time of the Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-56) and the Freedom Rides (1961).
With Silvermine, is your determination to collect this material purely driven by geography? Or do you have a China fetish? Thomas Sauvin occupies a strange place in photography. His output
Axel Hoedt’s “Dusk” is a real enemy of the cross - a concise and metaphoric look at the subjects of the Swiss and Austrian tradition of carnival.
Ponte City came to stand for urban decay and criminality, and in some of the more right-wing imaginings, as a symbol of the failure of black majority rule.
The book by Kominek is nocturnal in every way. Black pages, black endpapers, black outlook, black object, black vision.
The content may criticize the media or the state or the history of photography, but I would be disappointed if the work were reducible to any one of those things.