ASX Interviews Antoinette de Jong and Robert Knoth (2012)

By Paul Loomis exclusively for ASX, Interview conducted on Monday, February 11th, 2013 Antoinette De Jong and Robert Knoth are the authors of a book called “Poppy: The Trails of Afghan Heroin” that has transformed the way we think about photojournalism.  It doesn’t fall victim to the reporter’s myopia of five hundred word stories three […]

Matthias Bruggman’s “UNDERCOVER, THEATRE D’OPERATIONS” (2013)

His photographs do not look like those published in magazines and newspapers. They freely mix landscape, portraits, motion, violence, quiescence, and death, and their aim is not journalistic in the sense that they do not as a project tell a single story.   Paris Exhibition Review : Matthias Bruggman’s “Undercover, théâtre d’opérations” at Maison d’arts […]

Sébastien Girard – “STRIP-O-GRAM” (2012)

The male strippers parade their sexuality and occasional flamboyant 80s hairstyles in front of paying female customers, who grin and push dollar bills into their thongs.   Strip-o-Gram By Paul Loomis, ASX, February 2013 In 2007 Sebastian Girard set up an automatic email alert on eBay for keywords related to photographs and strippers. Over a […]

Wolfgang Tillmans “Neue Welt (New World)” (2012)

There is a very careful eye at work in these pages, and the photographs mesh even though they shouldn’t.   Imagined, Imaged, Believed, or Dreamed By Paul Loomis, ASX, January 2012 Wolfgang Tillmans’ Neue Welt (New World) is littered with diverse images that are fearlessly juxtaposed. On the surface they seem to examine and reveal […]

Christer Strömholm – ‘Post Scriptum’ (2012)

  Many of his photographs were taken in Paris, and anticipate the work of more contemporary photographers like Nan Goldin in that they are documents from Strömholm’s eclectic and vigorous life.   By Paul Loomis, ASX, January 2013 This volume compiles photographs from several extremely hard to find books by Christer Strömholm, a Swedish postwar […]

Don Hudson – “From the Archives” (2012)

If you are the type of person that wants to look quickly for connections or a parallel in style or “feel”, Winogrand is right there, ready to be compared to, the weight of the photographs not at all far apart.   By Paul Loomis, January, 2013 This “America” that we know in our gut (those […]

Enrique Metinides – “Series” (2011)

 Enrique Metinides started shooting crime scenes in Mexico City and publishing photographs in local newspapers when he was 12 years old.   By Paul Loomis, ASX, January, 2013 Enrique Metinides started shooting crime scenes in Mexico City and publishing photographs in local newspapers when he was 12 years old. He is now in his 70s, […]

Joel Sternfeld – ‘American Prospects’ (2012)

It is about a country convinced of its independence and freedom, but that when photographed appears chained to a set of principles and dreams powerfully manifested in its architecture and in the lives its people have chosen to lead.   The Dreams of Some By Paul Loomis, December, 2012 It is written in the Torah […]

Robert Knoth & Antoinette DeJong – “POPPY: Trails of Afghan Heroin” (2012)

Poppy claims to trace the Afghan the entire recent history of the opium trade, to describe trafficking routes and opium’s impact on millions of people. It claims to do all of this on an enormous scale; across 13 countries and with more than 17 years of on-the-ground reportage.   Poppy: Trails of Afghan Heroin By […]

Andreas Gonzalez – “SOME(W)HERE” (2012)

SOME(W)HERE by Andreas Gonzalez By Paul Loomis Somewhere is a small book of 70 photographs culled from a decade of traveling the world. Its cover is simple, and its images are printed in careful color tones on high quality paper. The pictures read like a compendium of feelings and accidents that have accumulated over the […]

J Carrier’s “Elementary Calculus” (2012)

These are people who have arrived with ambitions, but are hampered by political conflict, by language, by finances and by time and distance; as well as alienated as a result of their efforts.   By Paul Loomis, September, 2012 J Carrier’s new book Elementary Calculus is a collection of 74 luminous photographs shot in Tel […]