Dash Snow: “Polaroids”

    Dash Snow originally started taking photos when he was a teenager. Using Polaroids as a diaristic record of the many ‘nights before’ he couldn’t remember, his snapshots piece together a fragmented portrait of Nihilistic existence.     ASX CHANNEL: DASH SNOW (All rights reserved. Images @ the Estate of Dash Snow)

Child’s Play in Helen Levitt’s Early Photographs (2009)

By focusing her lens specifically on the urban street child, Levitt revived an iconographic tradition that gained significance in nineteenth century realist traditions concerned with the fate of the urban poor.   By Elizabeth Gand, “Child’s Play in Helen Levitt’s Early Photographs” “The unconscious obsession we photographers have is that wherever we go we want to […]

Berenice Abbott – The Photographer of New York City

Berenice Abbott can be considered the photographer of New York City. A revolutionary documentary photographer, Abbott was born in Springfield, Ohio, in 1898, and studied for one year at Ohio State University, Columbus, before moving to New York in 1918.

JESSICA DIMMOCK: “The Ninth Floor” (2007)

 Headlong into the Rabbit Hole By Doug Rickard Jessica Dimmock dove headlong into it. There she was, in 2004, walking around with her new digital camera, perhaps “innocent”, still a student. Then, a chance meeting with a drug dealer, the door in the floor opened and into the rabbit hole she went. The apartment at 4 W. […]

Weegee and the Jewish Question (1997)

“I’m no part-time dilettante photographer, unlike the bartenders, shoe salesmen, floorwalkers, plumbers, barbers, grocery clerks and chiropractors whose great hobby is their camera.”   Weegee and the Jewish Question By David Serlin and Jesse Lerner Weegee (né Usher Fellig) is best known for his dystopic urban photographs, principally those images made in New York as […]

William Klein: “Life is Good & Good for You in New York” (2010)

 Everything about him suggests an anarchic temperament, capable of playing any worldly system to the hilt and then throwing away its benefits.   Brought to ASX by Errata Editions. Full essay included in Books on Books #5 William Klein: Life is Good…New York! By Max Kozloff, Excerpt from William Klein and the Radioactive Fifties, originally appeared […]

Mary Margaret McBride with Weegee (1945)

“I know every block, every sign-post, every cop, every beggar, every . . . everything.”   Interview with Weegee and Mary Margaret McBride for station WEAF on July 11, 1945 ANNOUNCER: It’s one o’clock, and here transcribed is Mary Margaret McBride. MARY MARGARET MCBRIDE: Who’s always been madly in love with New York City, but […]