Janet Delaney: Public Life Matters

“The current political narrative that paints immigrants as invaders has been a part of our national conversation for a long time. I want people to be reminded that there is a long and deep history of immigration that forms the basis of our country’s strength.”

Los Angeles Plays Itself: Anthony Hernandez at SFMOMA

“No, Anthony Hernandez’ sober look at his hometown reminds us that Los Angeles is not the most photographed city in the world, but rather, one of the most culturally, economically and racially divided places in America.” It often said that Los Angeles is the most photographed city on earth. It’s not true. It is also […]

Kenneth Graves: Dropping In, Tuning Out of the Home Front

“In my late 30’s and cynical beyond belief, I actually find this little book creating a new space or affection for the idea of the 60’s and 70’s that I had shelved previously under “cyclical fucking baby boomer bullshit”.

MICHAEL JANG: “The Jang’s”

Abby and Sam Corner a Cat, 1973 By David Spalding Sometimes the subjects in Michael Jang’s photographic time capsule, “The Jangs,” perform for the camera: Uncle Monroe decked out in his golfing gear, reclines on a shag sectional like a suburban Odalisque. Elsewhere, they seem unaware of the young photographer documenting their domestic routines and […]

ASX.TV: Pier 24 – “Todd Hido: House Hunting” (2013)

Todd Hido: House Hunting Presented in the Pier 24 Photography exhibition HERE. May 23, 2011 – January 31, 2012 Todd Hido’s color photographs of domestic landscapes reflect the artist’s interest in the themes of home, family, and memory. Taken at night, his photographs depict anonymous dwellings, their windows glowing in the soft darkness; the resulting […]

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INTERVIEW: Thomas Alleman – “Dancing in the Dragon’s Jaws” (2012)

  Interview with Thomas Alleman, originally published in ZYZZVA, December 2012 By Lucy Schiller From 1985 to 1988, photographer Thomas Alleman worked in a jimmy-rigged laundryroom-cum-darkroom to document the life, passion, and spirit of one of the most prominent and historic gay neighborhoods in the world—San Francisco’s Castro District—in the face of AIDS. His latest […]

Paul Schiek – ‘Dead Men Don’t Look Like Me’ (2012)

Paul Schiek is no stranger to the practice of appropriation; he studied under Larry Sultan – who collaborated with Mike Mandel to produce Evidence, a collection of found and recontextualized images.   By Allie Haeusslein, Gallery Manager at Pier 24 Photography “[A] photograph is only a fragment, and with the passage of time its moorings come […]

BILL OWENS: “American Fine Arts” (1994)

Fourth of July Block Party, 1970 from the series Suburbia Bill Owens – American Fine Arts, New York, New York, Originally published in ArtForum, December 1994 By Neville Wakefield Though conspicuously absent from public collections, Bill Owens’ photo-chronicles of middle America belong alongside those of the better known “social landscape” photographers of the ’60s and […]