Antoine d’Agata – Until the World No Longer Exists

“A photograph is nothing but a lie. The space is cut off, the time, manipulated. They are two uncontrollably false appearances of an image condemned to choose between hypocrisy ­ and good conscience ­ and being fake.” – Antoine d’Agata  “What we see is not made up of what we are seeing but rather from […]

A Conversation with Christopher Anderson (2012)

From ‘Son’ by Christopher Anderson Why show it ? Interview with Christopher Anderson By Baptiste Lignel, December 2, 2012, Paris Baptiste Lignel- You seem to have a dilemma about your project “Son”… Cristopher Anderson – I’m constantly conflicted and still conflicted about showing pictures of my son at all, that maybe later he will resent. […]

Everything is Sacred – An Interview with Bruce Davidson (2006)

“For me, everything is sacred, whether I’m photographing a human being or a statue or the good earth. It’s sacred, I absorb it. I want to absorb it.”   Interview with Bruce Davidson, The Kojo Nnamdi Show (WAMU/Chicago), November, 2006 Q: You’re on the streets of Chicago, wandering into Pentecostal churches, how did that initial […]

Geoff Dyer on Trent Parke (2008)

Bethany, Storm, Mt Berwick VIC, 2004, from Minutes to Midnight   Photography is a generous, abundant medium and Parke is a voracious photographer.   By Geoff Dyer I was introduced to the work of Trent Parke (born in Australia in 1971, a member of Magnum since 2007) by a mutual friend, the photographer, Matt Stuart. […]

ASX.TV: Magnum Photos – “The Changing of Myth” (2009)

This German made documentary made by Reiner Holzemar in the late nineties, weaves together the history of Magnum Photos with the new photographers joining the cooperative at the time. Photographers such as Martin Parr, Larry Towell, Luc Delahaye and Donovan Wylie, who challenged the traditional modes of documentary photography within the agency, which was founded […]

Extending the Frame: An Interview with Susan Meiselas (2006)

“I do think these words “documentary” and “photojournalism” refer to different approaches but are rarely thoughtfully used to distinguish the work that is self-generated vs. assigned.”  Extending the frame: An Interview with Susan Meiselas By Joanna Heatwole, Mariola Mourelo, Afterimage, March-April, 2006 Susan Meiselas has represented difficult issues with innovative approaches throughout her thirty-year career […]

An Interview with Joel Meyerowitz – Creating A Sense of Place

“There is a dawning awareness that you feel good in this place. Something here makes you attentive, brings you to an awakened state. But you can’t know that beforehand.” Interview by Constance Sullivan, from Creating A Sense of Place, Smithsonian Institution Press, 1990 CS: Why do you choose to photograph a particular place? Why the Cape? […]

Modern Sublime: The World of Josef Koudelka (2003)

“I am not interested in talking about things, explaining about the whys and the hows. I do not mind showing my images, but not so much my contact sheets. I mainly work from small test prints. I often look at them, sometimes for a long time. I pin them to the wall, I compare them […]

A Student Chat with Gilles Peress (1998)

“Let’s be honest. There is no such a thing as objectivity, and there is no action that is not in part driven by the subconscious, whether it be individual or collective.”   On March 18, 1998, Gilles Peress participated in a chat with students of Gretchen Garlinghouse’s advanced photography class at College Preparatory School in […]

JOSEF KOUDELKA: “Czeslaw Milosz on Josef Koudelka’s Exiles”

Hauts-de-Seine, Parc de Sceaux, France, 1987. Czeslaw Milosz on Josef Koudelka’s “Exiles” While writing this essay I had before my eyes Josef Koudelka’s photographs. Let my words serve as a tribute to his art of telling stories without words. Rhythm is at the core of human life. It is, first of all, the rhythm of […]