“It is not wasted on me that photography and art in general is ceaseless in its need to supply novelty that masquerades as artistic genius for the sake of entertainment
from The Valley @ Larry Sultan Estate “That [Ambiguity] is really important to me. Part of the difficulty facing photographers is that almost any subject matter has accumulated a representational history,
From 1975-1977, Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel selected photographs from a multitude of images that previously existed solely within the boundaries of the industrial, scientific, governmental and other institutional sources
There is a perfectly calibrated ambiguity to Sultan’s work that opens it up to narrative speculation. Carnal plots and subplots nag at the viewer, even when no one in the
By Constance Lewallen, Berkeley Art Museum & Film Archive, Early May – Early June, 1983 The myth of the photograph as a perfect analogue of reality persists to this day.
“I’m not aware of rules. I’m sure they’re there, based on virtue of sensibility. I think sensibility imposes an organizing principle, a structure for how you work, but I don’t
Imagine the difficulty of undertaking a portrait project with your own parents as subjects, in which the exercise of critical awareness, and compassion alike, become part of the collaborative enterprise.
Katherine Avenue. Photographs by Larry Sultan. kestnergesellschaft, 2010. Cat# ZE132 ISBN-13: 978-3869301358 Connect to the ASX world! Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
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In 1977, photographers Larry Sultan (USA) and Mike Mandel (USA) published a book of photographs entitled Evidence. Accompanied by an exhibition in the same year at the San Francisco Museum