Lesbian Intentional Community: Ruth Mountaingrove (b. 1923) photographs Ruth Mountaingrove (1923– ) is a photographer, writer and artist who moved to Oregon in 1971, settling in communes and eventually co-founding
The images remind me of the bulk of 70’s American photography. There is a bit of Arbus, Friedlander, Robert Frank, Garry Winogrand, Bill Owens.
John Divola received a B.A. from California State University, Northridge in 1971 and completed his M.F.A. from University of California, Los Angeles in 1974. Divola’s career spans four decades, focusing
“The change we monitored came to us through the shifting tides of our visual culture and the places that would slowly evaporate under the “future”. Disco Clubs, roller-skating rinks, the
Roma’s images disappoint any prudish or salacious imagination of the cruising spot; there’s no sense of anything sordid, much less anything lewd happening.
“I come in a bit closer. So it’s not a play; it’s a macro-play that I’m dealing with. It’s a macro-play that I create with my own intrusion into the scene…”
To sip from the carton of the spectre’s image itself leaves traces of ephemeral traumas on the lips of all children.
"The New Topographics has to some extent had the effect of ‘steamrollering’ people into believing that the American model was the progenitor of lots of current photographic approaches."
Scenes from Gimme Shelter, the 1970 documentary film directed by Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin chronicling the last weeks of The Rolling Stones‘ 1969 US tour which culminated in
Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink “I had just purchased a Yashica Mat at a pawnshop and as usual I was out riding around looking for something to shoot. I happened upon
“People like Robert Frank inspired me. But I was really influenced more by people like Lenny Bruce.” By Raphaël Cuir, Art Press, August 2007 A year ago, seven short films