Photographer Philip-Lorca diCorcia Talks (2003)

“I mean I never took photography to be anything that I considered to be truthful.”   Dorian Devens and Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Transcription of a conversation on The Speakeasy, WFMU.org, 2003 Dorian Devens: How did you get started in photography? Philip-Lorca diCorcia: I was a student in an art college and it was more or less […]

An Interview with Edward Hopper, June 17, 1959

“I believe that the great painters with their intellect as master have attempted to force this unwilling medium of paint and canvas into a record of their emotions.”   Interview with Edward Hopper, Conducted by John Morse, June 17, 1959 The following oral history transcript is the result of a tape-recorded interview with Edward Hopper […]

Street Shooter – An Interview with Mary Ellen Mark (1987)

  Her most memorable work documents the lives of the dispossessed; those deprived by birth of the rights and amenities most of us take for granted, touch her.   By Janis Bultman, Darkroom Photography, Jan-Feb Issue, 1987 It was the early Sixties. Mary Ellen Mark was a graduate student, studying painting at the University of […]

Philip-Lorca diCorcia Discussing ‘Hustlers’ & ‘Thousand’

“In fashion, the more a model acts like a model, the less successful the pictures are for me. And it’s kind of the same with the hustlers and the pole dancers: the more self-conscious they are and try to give me what they think I want, the less interesting it is.”

Joel Meyerowitz On Frank, Winogrand and the Sixties (1987)

 “I thought that to make photographs, you froze everybody before the fact, but Robert never froze them except in the camera. So that was a revelation.”   Excerpt from “Still Going”, from Bystander: A History of Street Photography (2001) by Colin Westerbeck and Joel Meyerowitz CW: The name we are giving to this final chapter, “Still […]

An Interview with Garry Winogrand (1981)

 Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1957   “I think that those kind of distinctions and lists of titles like “street photographer” are so stupid.”   From Visions and Images: American Photographers on Photography, Interviews with photographers by Barbara Diamonstein, 1981–1982, Rizoli: New York Garry Winogrand is one of the most important photographers at work in America today. His […]