Pieter Hugo – ‘The Hyena and Other Men’ (2008)

“The first time I met up with the hyena men, as they have become known, the group was staying in a ramshackle three-bedroom apartment in Dei Dei Junction, a suburb of the Nigerian capital, Abuja.”     The Hyena and Other Men Text by Adetokunbo Abiola Ahmadu was 15 years old when he joined his […]

Diane Arbus (1991)

It is hard now to remember what all the upset was about when they were new; hard to remember, for example, that when the Museum of Modern Art mounted an Arbus retrospective a year after her death, there were some viewers among the teeming crowds pressing into the museum to gawk at the freaks who […]

Milton Rogovin’s Approach: Photography, Class, and the Aesthetics of Making Space (2008)

The years during which Rogovin completed this series represented a period of great loss and decline for industrial labor in the U.S., especially in traditional manufacturing cities like Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo…   Milton Rogovin’s “Approach”: Photography, Class, and the Aesthetics of Making Space By Joseph Entin, Brooklyn College, City University of New York (Note: […]

On Lisette Model

Along with Berenice Abbott and Weegee, Lisette Model became a photographer of New York. The city–the place became very important to Model–even her portraits are uniquely anchored to place. By Elsa Dorfman, Ann Thomas on Lisette Model (Published by the National Gallery of Canada to accompany an exhibition of Model’s work which travelled in the […]

Richard Avedon: Avedon’s Endgame (2002)

Ronald Fischer, Beekeeper, Davis, California, May 9, 1981 Initially drawn to actors, Avedon also sought out people with a highly cultivated sense of themselves as characters—subjects who could collaborate with him in the creation of an impromptu performance. By Maria Morris Hambourg and Mia Fineman Essay from the exhibition publication, Richard Avedon: Portraits (Harry N. […]

Interview with Shelby Lee Adams (2010)

Bert with Guitar, 1992 Shelby Lee Adams was recently interviewed by an entity that decided not to run the complete text. We are bringing it here to ASX. Q: I’ve read that you spent much of your childhood in Kentucky, but that mountain people weren’t held with much regard in your family. Can you tell […]

ASX.TV: Lise Sarfati – “Conversation with Lise Sarfati” (2010)

Photographer Lise Sarfati discusses her bodies of work, ‘The New Life’ and ‘Fashion Magazine’, in which the themes of adolescent detachment and dreaming run through both. Interview: Catherine Camille Cushman Stephen Blaise Producer: Marianne Fabre-Lanvin Translators: Florence Vacher Marianne Fabre-Lanvin Editors: Catherine Camille Cushman Florence Vacher Daniele Testi   BOOKS: Lise Sarfati * The New Life […]

An Interview with Lise Sarfati (2008)

Eva-Claire #04, 2008   “For me, the feeling of my body in space is really important. It’s all very simple there. Everything seems more real, more authentic, and you can project yourself more easily.”   Lise Sarfati and Rick Owens, Austin, Texas. Fashion Magazine 2008 What could they talk about, Rick Owens, a Californian who’s […]