The incredible story of a mysterious nanny who died in 2009 leaving behind a secret hoard – thousands of stunning photographs. Never seen in her lifetime, they were found by chance in a Chicago storage locker and auctioned off cheaply.
Now Vivian Maier has gone viral and her magical pictures sell for thousands of dollars. Vivian was a tough street photographer, a secret poet of suburbia. In life she was a recluse, a hoarder, spinning tall tales about her French roots. Presented by Alan Yentob, the film includes stories from those who knew her and those who revealed her astonishing work.
ASX CHANNEL: VIVIAN MAIER
Reiner Holzemer’s William Eggleston: Photographer In English and German Directed by Reiner Holzemer Reiner Holzemer Films, 2008
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Extended interview with Andy Warhol (1966)
from The Grey Line
The Grey Line Jo Metson Scott
By Elizabeth Greiner for ASX, October 2013
The last few years have seen a surge in photography projects from the front lines, Afghanistan in particular, as a growing number of soldiers have found in the viewfinder a welcome reprieve from the insular solitude of their own troubled vision. Bodies of work such as Alexander Allan’s ‘Afghanistan: A Tour of Duty’, Tim and Matt Bowditch’s ‘Afghanistan Blueys’, and Ed Drew’s tintype portraits offer an intimate if sprawling view of soldiers’ day-to-day experiences in Afghanistan, intended to challenge or at least provide an alternative to the representation of the war effort by the media, the public at large, and of course by the military itself. In many ways these projects are as much about the cathartic act of creation as they are about the subject matter being presented; and if they sometimes lack a strong sense of thematic coherence,
REVIEW: Jo Metson Scott – “The Grey Line”
Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882 – May 15, 1967) was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. While he was most popularly known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching. Both in his urban and rural scenes, his spare and often melancholy renderings reflected his personal vision of modern American life.
Jonas, London, 1995
Raphael Shammaa with Allen Frame for ASX, October 7, 2013
Raphael: Allen, you’ve accomplished a number of things in your career: photographer, curator, writer, director, producer of a highly acclaimed movie, called Four, which received awards at the Los Angeles, Urbanworld, and New Orleans Film Festivals. Let me ask you… are there enough hours in the day for you?
Allen: It’s always a struggle – that balancing act. There was a period, probably up until the early nineties when I was much less busy and had a lot of free time to pursue all of these different interests, and then in the nineties I got involved with nonprofits and took on a lot of responsibility: I was a co-founder of a contemporary art space in Memphis called Delta Axis, though I was living in New York, and on the board of Art in General, PS122 Gallery, now The Camera Club of New York, and curating
INTERVIEW: Allen Frame – “ASX Interviews Allen Frame” (2013)
Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist. He began as a graffiti artist in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York City in the late 1970s. In the 1980s he exhibited internationally in galleries and museums his paintings. Basquiat died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27 in 1988.
ASX CHANNEL: JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT
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