William Klein: The New York School - Photographs, 1936-1963 (1992)
"I wanted to be visible in the biggest way possible. My aesthetics was the New York Daily News. I saw the book I wanted to do as a tabloid gone berserk, gross, grainy, over-inked, with a brutal layout, bull-horn headlines. This is what New York deserved and would get."
"Arbus reveals the powerful ability of photography to lie, but also it is a testimony of how the lie is not mere betrayal, but a far-reaching human necessity to escape factual reality, the human urge to create and believe in stories, to draw mythical worlds and the inter-subjective life’s...
William Eggleston: Making a Name, the Southern Way
The photographer once stated dryly that the centripetal composition of all of his pictures was based on the Confederate Flag.
Notes from the Margin of Spoiled Identity - The Art of Diane Arbus (1988)
"I always thought of photography as a naughty thing to do, that was one of my favourite things about it, and when I first did it, I felt very perverse."
- Diane Arbus
By Gerry Badger, Originally Published in Phototexts, 1988
The principal issue raised by the remarkable photographs of Diane Arbus...
Lee Friedlander: Photography and the Aesthetics of Abstract Painting (2012)
New York City, 1963. Lee Friedlander (Fig. 2)
What I have been trying to argue is not intended as a criticism of Friedlander’s work nor as a challenge to his status within the world of (art) photography. If anything it is a challenge to the ideas that held such sway...
William Eggleston: NY MOMA Press Release (1976)
"These photographs are clearly fixed facts of the real world impartially recorded by the camera, but they are something more as well."
Nan Goldin: The Other becomes The One
“Instead of seeing Goldin’s re-edit as encompassing the visibility of any specific group, it invites reconsideration in an approach delinking the narrative of otherness towards what I see as a photographic project of genuine care."
'Like a One Eyed Cat', Lee Friedlander - Out of the Cool
Haverstraw, New York, 1966
Friedlander is a photographer, never forget. Although a major photographic artist, he is not an ‘artist utilising photography.’ He uses the camera, that unthinking machine, to transcribe his visual perceptions of the world.
Out of the Cool - Lee Friedlander at the V&A
By Gerry Badger, from Creative...
Diane Arbus - Flirt, Flash & Mirror (2013)
Diane Arbus at "Love-In," Central Park, New York 1969 @ The Estate of Garry Winogrand
Arbus hunts out forms that can be judged as impure, hidden from the view of everyday onlookers. Whilst transsexuals, tattoos and prostitutes are now very much part of the "Official Institution of the Conventional Archetype...
William Eggleston: Who's Afraid of Magenta, Yellow and Cyan?
Eggleston brought MoMA around eight carousels of slides made around 1970 from which Szarkowski chose seventy-five for the exhibition and, of those, forty-eight for publication in the Guide.