ASX.TV: Doug Rickard – “A New American Picture” (2011)

Doug Rickard: A New American Picture Presented in the Pier 24 Photography exhibition HERE. May 23rd – December 16th, 2011 Utilizing the comprehensive image archive Google Street View for his series A New American Picture, photographer Doug Rickard virtually drives the unseen and overlooked roads of America, to find bleak places that are forgotten, economically […]

Jacob Holdt: “Not Born in the USA – A Vagabond’s Views” (1986)

Not born in the USA – A Vagabond’s Views By Jon Vankin, The Daily Advocate, January 29, 1986 “The only thing that has any meaning for me in my journey is being together with these lonesome and shipwrecked souls. My photographic hobby is really nothing more than an exploitation of the suffering, which will probably […]

Paul Graham: “A Shimmer of Possibility” (2009)

New Orleans (Woman Eating), 2004 Collectively, the Shimmer books describe a chronicle of American experience circa 2004–2006, and the world presented, by and large, is a world of isolated figures, near-anonymous strangers moving past one another without much connection. By Michael Almereyda Arranged on a shelf, or stacked flat, the twelve slender books comprising Paul […]

An Interview with Paul Graham

“I have no problem with that. I don’t want to feign being intimate with somebody I meet 5 minutes ago.”   Interview with Richard Woodward, New York City, June 2007 RW: Let’s start with this new book, which is actually a series of books, and work backwards. How did the project originate? PG: Well, my […]

PAUL GRAHAM: “Sliding Sight, Setting Suns” (2008)

  Here, amid the irregular cadences of Shimmer, ideas are framed with pellucidity and lightness; photographs are the conscious form that ideas then permeate.   By David Chandler, excerpt from ‘A Thing There Was That Mattered’, from the book ‘Paul Graham’ published by steidlMACK, 2009   ‘He is not heroic, he is aware that modern […]

The Practice of Not Forgetting – Milton Rogovin in Buffalo’s Lower West Side

  Rogovin photographed what he calls “the forgotten ones” in storefront churches, the neighborhoods of the Lower West Side and Buffalo’s East Side, and in former steel mills of Lackawanna and Buffalo.   Excerpt from The Forgotten Ones It is like a movie set without actors. This Saturday morning in April 2008, Main Street in […]

PAUL GRAHAM: “Photography is Easy, Photography is Difficult” (2009)

  By Paul Graham It’s so easy it’s ridiculous. It’s so easy that I can’t even begin – I just don’t know where to start. After all, it’s just looking at things. We all do that. It’s simply a way of recording what you see – point the camera at it, and press a button. […]