Thomas Weski: Interview With Cooper Blade

“I think Michael felt the need to discuss the meaning and importance of American photography with a younger generation in Germany who had no experience with these kinds of elderly figures. The National Socialists had either killed or persecuted them in Germany, so for my generation there was no elderly generation in photography.”

Shape of Light: One Hundred Years of Zombietude

“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.”

Keiichi Tanaami on “Pop Art”

“I have never thought of myself as a pop artist. However, when I was young there was a time when I was influenced by the methodologies and techniques of pop artists, such as Warhol.”

Juergen Teller Discussing “Go-Sees” and Ping-Pong

“For me I realised, in a way, within that period, ninety-eight/ninety-nine, kind of stepping back from fashion, realised what kind of a sense of power you have as a man, and what sense of power you have as a photographer.” – Juergen Teller Excerpt from an interview with the Tate, 2008 Juergen Teller: It’s a […]

ASX.TV: Don McCullin on ‘The Futility of War’ #TateShots

Don McCullin sees his photographs as a ‘silent protest against the futility of war’. In this TateShots he remembers the people and places of some of his most powerful work. Don McCullin is one of the most important war photographers of the 20th Century. His devastating images of conflict zones and the casualties of war […]

ASX.TV: Sophie Ristelhueber – ‘Fait’ #TateShots

TateShots talks to photographer Sophie Ristelhueber about her work ‘Fait’, on show as part of Tate Modern’s ‘Conflict, Time, Photography’ exhibition. In the summer of 1991, six months after the first Gulf War, Sophie Ristelhueber travelled to Kuwait and became obsessed by the traces the war left in the desert. In her artwork ‘Fait’ she […]

ASX.TV: Nan Goldin – “TateShots” (2014)

‘My work has always come from empathy and love’ says American photographer Nan Goldin. Goldin began taking photographs as a teenager in Boston, Massachusetts. Her earliest works, black-and-white images of drag queens, were celebrations of the subcultural lifestyle of the community to which she belonged and which she continued to document throughout the 1990s. During […]