Alex Prager: “When Los Angeles is Seen by a Local Eye”

  Compulsion #1, 2012 © Alex Prager, courtesy M+B Gallery She admits not to have chosen her full name Alexandra as ‘there are a lot of people who are more comfortable working with a man’. By Elena Dolcini, originally published at tyci.org.uk, reproduced with permission on ASX Alex Prager is an American artist born, living and […]

August Sander: “A Profile of the People” (2002)

Young Farmers, 1914 By Hans-Michael Koetzle In 1910, August Sander began a systematic attempt to portray and typologize his fellow countrymen. The project, undertaken wholly at his own initiative and expense, found support only among his painter friends in the Rhineland area of Germany. His book Antlitz der Zeit was outlawed and partially destroyed by […]

Andrea Modica: “Regeneration” (2004)

Treadwell, NY, 1992 By Jonah Sampson, Family Medicine Resident, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, 2004 Travelling through rural upstate New York in 1986 and feeling like a misplaced tourist, photographer Andrea Modica came across a farmhouse owned by a family with 14 children. Struck by this large number, she approached and asked if she could take some photographs. […]

ANDRES MARROQUIN WINKELMANN: "Conditions" (2010)

There is always an “us” and a “them”, isn’t there. You may be part of the “them’s” and you may be part of the “us”. I suppose that it depends on what you look like, your weight and sex, your skin color and where you came from or where you want to go. Also your […]

ADAM BARTOS: “Abiding Memories: Adam Bartos – Kosmos” (2002)

Abiding Memories: Adam Bartos, Kosmos By Philip W. Martin, Afterimage, July 1, 2002 The striking thing–or what strikes you first–about Adam Bartos‘s photographs of the people and places of the Russian space program is that they let you In: into a world thought to be off-limits and into the space of the photographs themselves, which […]

ART SINSABAUGH: “Life on the Road: Art Sinsabaugh’s Midwest Landscapes” (2005)

Chi LA #84 By Stephen Longmire, Afterimage, July 1, 2005 If Edward Hopper had been a photographer, he might have been Art Sinsabaugh. Both are poets of the ordinary, of the inhabited but often unpeopled landscape, sociologists of the visual with a magical realist touch. And both take as opportunities for their pictures the way the […]