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Untitled, 2005, mixed media (oil and acrylic on canvas),192 x 249 cm / 75″ x 98″ By Stefan Jermann, originally published in Truce Magazine, 2008 My stomach churns; I’m feeling excited – not exactly nervous, but psyched. I’m driving along narrow lanes, through a bleak and lonely area, looking for a grand castle. Suddenly, just […]
@Estefanía Gonzáles POV Female Bogota (2014) – Review By Fanny Landstrom for ASX, June 2014 This time, the attention is drawn to Colombia’s capital Bogota. The current POV Female edition features artists Ana María Ruiz, Estefanía González, Guadalupe Ruiz, Joana Toro, and Karen Paulina Biswell. Launched by Damien Poulain, published by Oodee Publishing House in […]
from TODD HIDO
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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 […]
The Eyes Have It: Gillian Wearing on Diane Arbus ArtForum, Feb, 2004 by Barry Schwabsky Gillian Wearing has always emphasized her work’s affiliation with the field of documentary–for instance, with Michael Apted’s sequence of films beginning with Seven Up (1964)–over its roots in fine art. But her penchant for subjecting its documentary content to an […]
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 […]
A Diane Arbus video that interviews Jack Dracula who was photographed by Arbus in NYC during the 60′s. Jack worked at Hubert’s Museum as a sideshow attraction.
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from LARRY CLARK
Larry Clark and Elizabeth Neilson in conversation following the UK premiere of Clark’s 1968 film ‘Tulsa’ at Zabludowicz Collection, London.
from WILLIAM EGGLESTON
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 […]
Known for his rich and complex images of the American South, William Eggleston is the godfather of colour photography. Though his images record a particular place at a certain point in time, Eggleston is not interested in their documentary qualities. Instead, when asked what he is photographing, Eggleston simply answers ‘Life today’. Curator Simon Baker […]
Sumner, Mississippi, Cassidy Bayou in background By John Szarkowski At this writing I have not yet visited Memphis, or northern Mississippi, and thus have no basis for judging how closely the photographs in this book might seem to resemble that part of the world and the life that is lived there. I have, however, visited […]
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“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 […]
House Sitting: The Photography of Todd Hido By Andy Grundberg, originally published in Artforum, May 1, 1998 The recent vintage of most California houses doesn’t make them particularly promising settings for ghost stories. But Todd Hido, a photographer just starting to make his presence known in the Bay Area, manages to elicit the shivers associated […]
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 […]
Is Richard Prince a Feminist? – Includes Interview with the Photographer By Carol Squiers, Brian Wallis, Art in America, November, 1993 Two recent exhibitions by Richard Prince have elicited ire from critics who claim that many of his depictions – of self-styled “biker chicks,” various unknown actresses and the young Brooke Shields – are are […]
The Napier Brothers with Puppies, ’92 The Napier’s Living Room, 1989 By Shelby Lee Adams In the early ’80′s I was taken to visit the Napier family by a local preacher and friend Wayne Riddle from Leatherwood. I was advised not to drive my car, as the roads were rough. We loaded my equipment into […]
Ren Hang (b.1987) is a poet and photographer living and working in Beijing. Deliberately provocative, Ren Hang’s images challenge conventional codes of morality in a still highly conservative society.
By Daniel Birnbaum, Originally Published in Artforum International, November 1, 1996 Go to a European art school or a large group show, and you’ll see them everywhere: large photographs of expressionless faces. Thomas Ruff is not solely responsible for this phenomenon of course; he emerged in the ’80s as part of a group of artists […]
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 that […]
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 […]
Not Fade Away: The Face of German History in Michael Schmidt’s Ein-heit By Michael W. Jennings, October, 2003 Fotografieren verboten. Photography forbidden. Is this the coded message that stutters at us in a central image from the photoessay U-ni-ty (Ein-heit) by the contemporary Berlin photographer Michael Schmidt? The cropped image of a sign, perhaps a […]