Obituary: George Pitts

“George was serious—yet he had that bit of mischief and naughtiness to him. He liked to nudge boundaries. His thinking was complex—and nonstop”

‘Daido Tokyo’ at Fondation Cartier (2016)

Moriyama admits that repetition is his way of working, and that his impulse to reproduce his surroundings today is much the same as it was when he got his first camera, in junior high.

An Interview with Sergio Leone (1987)

From Once Upon a Time in the West   It is this unmitigated violence that marks and unites both Leone’s and Tarantino’s work. Though when asked by a Time critic why his films were so violent, Leone simply pointed to a double-page color spread of a young black man being gunned down by police and […]

INTERVIEW: “Interview with Ernesto Bazan” (2012)

From Al Campo, Ernesto Bazan By Marlaine Glicksman A fish walks a man down the street. Or perhaps the man walks the fish. It isn’t clear. Both heads are being offered up—to the gods or the vultures, we do not know. Nor, as the picture’s photographer, Ernesto Bazan, has often stated, is it clear who […]

INTERVIEW: Robert Frank – “Highway ’61 Revisited” (1987)

Robert Frank in ‘Home Improvements’ Interview with photographer Robert Frank, Film Comment, August 1987 By Marlaine Glicksman “I’d like to make a film which would mingle the private aspects of my life with my work, which is public by definition… how the two poles of this dichotomy join, interlace, are at variance , and fight […]