The Misadventures of Larry Clark (1997)

Half the commercial photographers in America have ripped Clark off at one time or another.   By Jim Lewis, Originally Published in Manhattan File, September – October, 1997 One afternoon earlier this year (1997), a woman called the Luhring Augustine Gallery on 24th Street from an apartment in SoHo. She understood that they represented the […]

Lise Sarfati – ‘The New Life Interview’ (2011)

Sloane #34, Oakland CA   “Suddenly when I tried to speak with people they would not answer me. So there we were completely isolated in America while the US was at war.”   By Robert Wiedenfeld for ASX, March 2011 Robert Wiedenfeld: Initially how did the concept develop for The New Life (La Vie Nouvelle)? […]

Dash Snow is (was) a Rising Star (2007)

 “Most people thought that I was glorifying that behavior,” says the 25-year-old. “But I also saw them as horror stories.”   By Christopher Bollen Dash Snow (1981-2009) has been taking pictures since he was 11. But it was after a two-year stint in juvenile detention, at age 16, that he turned to the Polaroid camera […]

‘Tulsa’ – An Essay by Larry Clark (1971)

“When I was 16 I started shooting valo. Valo was a nasel inhaler you could buy at the drugstore for a dollar with a tremendous amount of amphetamine in it.” Larry Clark, April, 1971 I was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in January 1943. When I was 16 I started shooting valo. Valo was a nasel […]

ASX.TV: Glen E. Friedman – “FUCK YOU ALL” (2010)

  Fuck You All, is an international traveling collection of photographs that span the prolific and influential career of artist, Glen E. Friedman. Now in its 13th year, this exhibition makes its way to San Francisco for the first time, bringing with it the work that presented some of the world’s most significant photographic contributions […]

ASX.TV: Ari Marcopoulos – “Detroit 2009″ (2009)

Detroit 2009 is a new publication from Dashwood Books by Ari Marcopoulos, this time employing that citys industrial ruins as backdrop for an intimate portrait of two teenage noise musicians. Marcopoulos video documenting their performance is featured in this years Whitney Biennial. The stills in this book, shot simultaneously, work to flesh out its environs, […]

Sally Mann’s ‘Immediate Family’ – The Unflinching and Unafraid Childhood (2006)

To her, they were little more than tender, maternal photographs of her children. Yet to others, they were child pornography, and the mark of an irresponsible mother.   Sally Mann’s Immediate Family: The Unflinching and Unafraid Childhood By Valerie Osbourn, October 27, 2006 In the fall of 1992, a traveling exhibit opened at the Institute of […]

TONY STAMOLIS: “Frezno” (2008)

 FREZNO IS WACK.   By Doug Rickard, for ASX, 2008 Take a fast-drive into a cement wall… broken AC / sweat stained moustache drippin’ – ugly streets& stupid palm trees standin’ in a row tellin’ you to run away from here!  Dirt in your ratty hair – Mexican blood on your vinyl seat –broken glass […]