“While photographic techniques and mysteries are patiently explained, the paintings present are left simply to be. Everywhere one sees photographers paying homage to painters, nowhere the reverse. A fact which speaks inadvertent volumes.”
Estelle Hanania is what I would consider a sort of phenomenological anthropological photographer. When I say this, I mean to consider her an anthropologist with a camera interested in regarding a marginal culture shifts rather than a quotidian and beleaguered photographer attempting to secure an interesting topic. Do we always disappear? Does custom evade […]
Thatcher was out, the false promises of Blair’s lying and callous maw was in. The 80’s and 90’s were different.
“Materiality has always been a strong thread in my work.”
@ Lewis Bush Dear London, when your children are consumed and little grey men pretend to offer a sense of community, I will be far away praying that your streets flood unto a new Atlantis with the corpses of bankers weighed down with their gold, sinking to the bottom of the isle of dogs. […]
“Tear-Gas Test at Richmond – A Family Out Shopping”, Keystone Press Agency. May 31, 1941. Silver gelatin print on glossy fibre paper, printed 1941. Courtesy Daniel Blau London/Munich. BLITZ: World War II in London, Daniel Blau Gallery, 31 May to 29 June 2013 By Elizabeth Breiner, for ASX, July 2013 Entering Daniel Blau Gallery’s succinctly titled Blitz: WWII in […]
REVIEW: “GAIETY IS THE MOST OUTSTANDING FEATURE OF THE SOVIET UNION: ‘Art from Russia’ at the Saatchi Gallery (2013)
Sergei Vasiliev Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia Print No.12 2010 Giclée print 165 x 112 cm ©Sergei Vasiliev, 2010 Image courtesy of the Saatchi Gallery, London By Laetitia Martinez & David Price, ASX UK, March 2013 Walking through affluent Sloane Square into the stately building that houses the Saatchi Gallery, directly into the opening salvo of […]
Vivienne Westwood No.2, London, 2009 © Juergen Teller Juergen Teller, ‘Woo!’, 23 January 2013 – 17 March 2013, at ICA, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. By Fanny Landstrom, ASX London, March 2013 When greeted by a large-sized triptych of a nude Vivienne Westwood effortlessly lushed out on a plush sofa, a black and white print of […]
Acclaimed Magnum photographer Bruce Davidson discusses coming to London for the first time from his native New York, and the impact that the city had on his work.
Tunnel Vision: Photographic Education in Britain in the 1980s By Simon Watney, Afterimage, January 1, 2006 In Britain the 1980s began in 1979 with the election of the first government of Margaret Thatcher, and it would be impossible to discuss any aspect of social life in Britain in that troubled and turbulent decade without some […]