Throughout his career, Walker Evans’s goal remained unchanged: to produce photographs that are both evocative and mysterious and also an accurate record of the day. Evans came from a tradition of American photographers interested in identifying the unique character of everyday American life. Hear Evans talk about his work during the Depression, his collaboration with […]
Last year the artist Richard Prince was sued by Patrick Cariou, a photographer, for copyright infringement. Prince had used dozens of Cariou’s pictures — arty portraits of Rastafarians in Jamaica — in his paintings. This practice of appropriation, incorporating other people’s work into new artworks, is well established in the art world, and Prince has based a successful career […]
A Museum of Photographic Arts AUDIO IN|SIGHT about the influence of Lee Friedlander with Andy Grundberg, essayist and art critic.
“It’s like a modern Aladdin’s Lamp, you rub it and, in this case the camera, you push the button and it gives you the things you want.” Click to Play (Right Click & Save to Download): “Weegee” MP3 by Weegee, 1958. From the 1958 LP “Famous Photographers Tell How” (Audio transcription by Erica […]