Enrique Metinides – “Series” (2011)

 Enrique Metinides started shooting crime scenes in Mexico City and publishing photographs in local newspapers when he was 12 years old.   By Paul Loomis, ASX, January, 2013 Enrique Metinides started shooting crime scenes in Mexico City and publishing photographs in local newspapers when he was 12 years old. He is now in his 70s, […]

Weegee: “Life and Death (Mostly Death) in the Streets” (2010)

Sometimes, he claimed, he would arrive before the authorities. He gained the nickname “Weegee” from the Ouija board, events would happen.   By Mark Svetov, Originally Published in Noir City Sentinel, Fall 2010 By his own estimation, Arthur Fellig (a/k/a Weegee, 1899-1968) covered more than 5,000 murders as a freelance photographer in New York from […]

Tuol Sleng Prison: “Execution Portraits”

  Photographs taken shortly before the execution of prisoners at S-21, also known as Tuol Sleng Prison, during the reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. This was Pol Pot’s secret prison, used during his genocidal rule (1975-79). Between 1-2 million Cambodians – and many thousands of foreigners – were starved to death, tortured, or killed, […]

Nan Goldin on Cookie Mueller (2001)

“AIDS changed everything in my life. There’s life before AIDS, and after AIDS.”   By Nan Goldin, for The Digital Journalist, 20 Years: Aids & Photography, 2001, brought to ASX in partnership with The Digital Journalist AIDS changed everything in my life. There’s life before AIDS, and after AIDS. We were in Fire Island that […]

“WISCONSIN DEATH TRIP EXCERPTS”

  A selection of photographs produced by Charles Van Schaick between 1890 and 1910 that were used in the book Wisconsin Death Trip by Michael Lesy (1973). There are approximately 5,600 glass plates in the Charles Van Schaick collection preserved at the Wisconsin Historical Society and the Jackson County Historical Society.

ASX.TV: Enrique Metinides – “SERIES” (2011)

2011 Kominek Books, 24,5 x34,5 cm , 144 pages 100 images, color and b/w duotone. Series is an attempt to examine Enrique Metinides’ work from the perspective of cinematography, sequentially revealing facts that come together in a substantial way to form a common motif with continuity—thematic at least—between the various episodes of his oeuvre. This iconoclastic approach […]

ASX.TV: David Alvarado – “ALARMA!”

Santiago Stelley paso una semana con David Alvarado, fotógrafo de la noche de Alarma!, La revista mas representativa de la nota roja en México. David nos presentó a sus amigos fotógrafos, Valente, que trabaja para El Universal, Gustavo “LG” Hurtado de La Prensa (donde Enrique Metinides trabajó durante décadas), y Juan Carlos “Amarillo” Alarcón de […]

An Interview with Enrique Metinides: Death, Gore and Crying at Night

 “And so, the first picture I took was this one. [He shows me a picture of a police officer holding up a severed head.] He was murdered.” Interview with Enrique Metinides, Journal of Aesthetics and Protest By Daniel Hernandez I stood on the sidewalk on thunderous Avenida Revolución in the Escandon district of Mexico City […]

Bill Burke – ‘I Want to Take Picture’ (1987)

  “When I realized that I had access to the camps and could see the Khmer Rouge, it was like being able to see the Devil.”   Excerpt from an interview with Bill Burke by Willis Hartshorn, New York City, June 1987 Bill Burke: Each day, I was thinking about practicality, is my pass in […]

Richard Avedon – ‘Jacob Israel Avedon’ (1974)

We all perform. It’s what we do for each other all the time, deliberately or unintentionally.   By Richard Avedon, July 14, 1974, New York City, Originally Published in Camera Magazine, November, 1974 A photographic portrait is a picture of someone who knows he’s being photographed, and what he does with this knowledge is as much […]