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ASX.TV: Richard Prince – “It’s a Free Concert” (2014)

The American artist Richard Prince is mainly known for his photographs of iconic pictures from pop culture and his text images of chauvinist jokes. The exhibition “It’s a Free Concert” at Kunsthaus Bregenz is the first large-scale solo show by Richard Prince in an Austrian institution. On display are works that revolve around rock and […]

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ROMAIN SLOCOMBE: “CITY OF BROKEN DOLLS”

    Beautiful Japanese girls are photographed in casts and bandages, victims of unknown traumas in the neon streets and hospital rooms. These are the “broken dolls” of Romain Slocombe’s Tokyo, a city seething with undercurrents of violent fantasy, fetishism and bondage. City of the Broken Dolls is a provocative photographic document of the girls […]

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DAIDO MORIYAMA: “FAREWELL PHOTOGRAPHY” (1972)

“At that time I was frustrated with everything, including photography – particularly my own. There was a sense of irritation generally in the air, so I just thought ‘let’s completely deconstruct photography’.” – Daido Moriyama

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DIANE ARBUS: “Diane Arbus MoMA Exhibition Wall Label Text” (1972)

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 […]

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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 […]

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DIANE ARBUS: “Diane Arbus” (1991)

Teenage Couple on Hudson Street, NYC, 1963 By Gary Michael Dault, C Magazine #29, Spring 1991 All of us are presumably on such visually familiar turf with the photographs of Diane Arbus that it is hard now to remember what all the upset was about when they were new; hard to remember, for example, that […]

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REVIEW: “Untitled by Diane Arbus” (1996)

Untitled by Diane Arbus, New York, Aperture 1995 By Elsa Dorfman Originally published in The Women’s Review of Books, January 1996 Best known for her portraits of people who live on the margins of society – giants, midgets, freaks, transvestites, nudists – Diane Arbus is an undisputed master of photography. Her work is in every […]

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REVIEW: WILLIAM EGGLESTON – “Sit-In at the Fotomat” (2010)

By Tim Davis For years, Tod Papageorge, the head of the Photography Department at the Yale University School of Art, would begin student critiques of color pictures with the question, “Why color?” Color was an aesthetic choice and Papageorge felt students needed to account for it. Photography, that neat Greek neologism given us by the […]

 
 

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KEN SCHLES: “Invisible City” (1988)

Bar 8.B.C., 1984 By Thomas Beller Experiencing the city can be like a dream; its logic can suddenly bend into contorted shapes that seem to scream out for citation and correction. Everyone around walks on, busy, involved, oblivious to the absurdity that just caught the eye. The city is a place where the self is […]

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SANNE SANNES: “EROTOMANIAC”

Sannes was born in Groningen in 1937 and after completing secondary school enrolled at the Academie Minerva. Photography was his passion, but the facilities to pursue this at the Academie were limited at the time. He left art school and started to earn a living from fashion photography, film and record sleeve design, but his […]

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INTERVIEW: Robert Frank – “Interview at Wellesley College” (1977)

Senior couple in front of Alumni Hall, Chautauqua, New York, 1953 @ Robert Frank An interview with Robert Frank, from one of ten symposiums at Wellesley College 1977 called “Photography within the Humanities”. Robert Frank: I’m just trying to, as they say, find my bearings. But what shall we talk about? I usually talk about the […]

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DOROTHEA LANGE: “In the Face of All Odds: Dorothea Lange’s Psychological Studies of the Depression’s Disenfranchised” (1986)

By Merrill Schleier. Presented at Southwest Labor Studies Conference, March 14, 1986 Dorothea Lange’s images of the Depression’s unemployed and disenfranchised victims have long been acknowledged both for their power to prompt government action and their compassion. Lange was one of several photographers employed by the Resettlement Administration, which was later subsumed under the Farm […]

ASX.TV: Joel Meyerowitz – “Photographer” (1982)

ASX.TV: Joel Meyerowitz – “Photographer” (1982)

CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHIE IN THE USA – Cinematic workshop discussions about an art form in our day and age. Documented photographers: Robert Frank, Duane Michals, Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander, Thomas Roma, Alfred Stieglitz, Harry Callahan, Lisette Model, Ralph Gibson, Mark Cohen, Joel Meyerowitz, Stephen Shore English – Colour – PAL or NTSC – 4:3 – 52 […]