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from KAZAN @ Mayumi Hosokura Just float. A conversation with Mayumi Hosokura By Karin Bareman A young woman sniffles and wipes her nose with her hand. The gesture is utterly disarming. It makes her look so young, so vulnerable. But what on earth is she doing out there? Has she injured herself by moving through […]
April 4, 2014, Galerie OstLicht: opening ceremony of the show ARAKI TELLER TELLER ARAKI featuring works of two of the most important photographers of our times: Juergen Teller and Nobuyoshi Araki. The exhibition is showing new works conceived for this joint exhibition and entering into an artistic dialogue. Nobuyoshi Araki and Juergen Teller are united […]
from DAIDO MORIYAMA
On December 15th, 2012, Polka Galerie had the honour to host Daido Moriyama for an extraordinary event: The Silkscreen Workshop. During an entire afternoon, the Japanese master, who came to Paris especially for this, helped the workshop participants create a silkscreen. In an atmosphere reminiscent of a factory, the “apprentice-for-a-day” chose one of five […]
Stray Dog, Misawa, Aomori, 1971 By Leo Rubinfien, Art in America, October, 1999 The photographer Daido Moriyama, whose first U.S. retrospective is now on view in New York, has spent the last 35 years elaborating a somber, alienated vision of postwar Japan. Moriyama is the author of over 20 books of photographs–notably Nippon Theatre (1968), […]
from DIANE ARBUS
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 […]
A family on their lawn one Sunday in Westchester, N.Y. 1968 By Gerry Badger, Originally Published in Phototexts, 1988 ‘Photography both loots and preserves, denounces and consecrates.’ Susan Sontag The principal issue raised by the remarkable photographs of Diane Arbus seems not to be their remarkableness, which few would dispute, but their morality. The very […]
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.
This is an abridged transcript of an online chat session, hosted by V&A Photography Curator Martin Barnes, which took place on Friday 21 October 2005. 2005-10-21 13:56:23 VAModerator Welcome to the V&A’s Diane Arbus Revelations chatroom. Photography Curator Martin Barnes is here to answer as many of your questions as he can. 2005-10-21 13:57:42 MartinBarnes […]
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from LARRY CLARK
Filmmaker Jay Rodan and Cinematographer Daniel Herman capture on film the collaborative effort between Marc Jacobs, Larry Clark, and Tiffany Limos for the DDD magazine editorial spread entitled “Marc on Clark” shot by Kayt Jones. Marc Jacobs clothing reinterprets Larry Clark’s cinematic offerings in this beautiful montage.
from WILLIAM EGGLESTON
Video footage by William Eggleston from “Stranded in Canton,” of Alex Chilton and Sid Selvidge playing “My Rival” in Memphis, TN, circal mid-1970′s. Video property of the Eggleston Artistic Trust. www.egglestontrust.com
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 […]
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 with helping to usher in the era of […]
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Christoph Gielen’s new photo book “Ciphers”. Worth a thousand words, at least. Book review by Raphael Shammaa. April 25, 2014 It’s 2003; a building is scheduled for implosion by a demolition company. Perched atop a nearby public housing tower, Christoph Gielen is poised to record the event – his first ever aerial shot… ahem… his […]
Guillaume Aubry reads his text in Jon Rafman’s “The Nine Eyes of Google Street View”, Jean Boîte Editions, Paris, 2011.
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 […]
Artist Todd Hido discusses his work and his latest monograph, Excerpts from Silver Meadows (Nazraeli, 2013), with gallerist, lecturer, writer and editor Darius Himes. Named for a street in the Ohio neighborhood where the artist grew up, Excerpts looks back on Hido’s upbringing and his dawning awareness of “the darker aspects of life beyond.” ASX […]
Sloane #30, Oakland, CA. 2003 By Robert Wiedenfeld for ASX, March 2011 Robert Wiedenfeld: Initially how did the concept develop for The New Life (La Vie Nouvelle)? Lise Sarfati: I just wanted to go to the States and to work there. I loved the feeling of my body in this space I felt free. I […]
By Allie Haeusslein, Associate Director at Pier 24 Photography, ASX February 2013 Given her proclivity for documenting and sharing the most intimate of moments – both her own and those of others – it is hardly surprising that Sophie Calle ultimately turned this probing eye on her mother. Rachel, Monique is an exquisite object; referring […]
Fred Herzog (b. September 21, 1930, Stuttgart, Germany) is a photographer known primarily for his photos of life in Vancouver, Canada. He was employed as a medical photographer by day, and on evenings and weekends he took his camera to the streets, documenting daily life as he observed it.
“I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They’re beautiful. Everybody’s plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.” – Andy Warhol Each day during his final decade, the King of Pop Art, Andy Warhol, photographed the celebrities, starlets, and acolytes that he called friends, accumulating tens of thousands of images before his untimely […]
By Michael Symmons Roberts, originally published in The Tablet, July 2006 In a culture that elevates new nanocelebrities to the pantheon on a weekly basis, paparazzi photographers are a moral problem for all of us. Publicly despised at all levels of society from Parliament to pub, they produce work that is nonetheless addictive, providing […]
“A Memphi policeman put a looter in a sticky predicament today during racial violence that broke out during a civil-rights civil-rights march. Some marchers looted while others pelted police with rocks and bottles.”