Daniel Shea: A Purpose-Built Citadel of Economic Despair

“What do the citadels of disaster capitalism tell us about our New World Reich-The Trump Tower, but also the Lehman Brothers buildings, the ING Insurance Corp building, the Rockefeller Center etc? It tells that Epcot Center looks great on bath salts under all those gleaming lights and mirrored windows-prohibitive to the many, inviting to the few”.

Carmen Winant: My Birth Interview

“On one hand, the experience exists totally outside of language. I am not surprised that we struggle to describe it, and relegate it to some other, private realm.”

Billie: Before Our Limbs Soften

“On a functional level, and trying to remove myself from the subjects involved, what “Billie” does besides pull on your emotions is to punish photography in a small way…”

Sean Vegezzi: Curiosity, Retail Spaces & Terror

“Since I was a child, I’ve had a fantasy of hiding in a retail space just before it closes, and coming out at night to merely walk around, re-arrange some things, and maybe sit or lay on some furniture, nothing harmful whatsoever. Snow Cab felt like a fulfilment of that childhood fantasy, within a 6 floor, or 60,000 square foot retail space.”

Yoshi Kametani’s Played: Margins of Timing

“We have inherited a way of understanding events and time through images or are allowed to fashion our own prognosis of the interpretation of linear elements by looking inward and at the spaces between images…”

Max Kozloff On Lisette Model (and Weegee) (2002)

@ Lisette Model Estate   Model’s art is definitely antibourgeois: her judgments indict the middle class’s smugness as well as its selfishness.   By Max Kozloff, Excerpt from New York: Capital of Photography, 2002 Model’s art is definitely antibourgeois: her judgments indict the middle class’s smugness as well as its selfishness. For example, she depicted […]

An Interview with Bruce Wrighton (1988)

“All I do know is that still photography will never be eclipsed by video, computer graphics, etc.”   An Interview with Bruce Wrighton By Sean Phelan, Weekly Pennysaver, 1988 Mr. Wrighton began pursuing photography as his sole career when he came to the realization that “waiting tables was not going to be emotionally sustaining”. Though […]