The Practice of Not Forgetting – Milton Rogovin in Buffalo’s Lower West Side

  Rogovin photographed what he calls “the forgotten ones” in storefront churches, the neighborhoods of the Lower West Side and Buffalo’s East Side, and in former steel mills of Lackawanna and Buffalo.   Excerpt from The Forgotten Ones It is like a movie set without actors. This Saturday morning in April 2008, Main Street in […]

JACOB AUE SOBOL: “Arctic Incursion – Jacob Aue Sobol’s ‘Sabine'”

(Arctic Incursion – About Greenland in the viewfinder and the ability of documentary photography to renew itself, especially in light of Jacob Aue Sobol’s Sabine – Brought to you by ASX and Jacob Aue Sobol) By Finn Thrane Traveling in Greenland can be a humbling experience. At least, that is the impression from reading the […]

Miroslav Tichý – Tarzan Retired

In the 1960s he began to neglect his appearance. He didn’t cut his hair or trim his beard and he wore a ragged black suit.   Miroslav Tichý: Tarzan Retired By Roman Buxbaum “O làsce šeptal tichý mech” (Of love murmured the quiet moss) Karel Hynek Màcha, Màj (1836) When I was a little boy, […]

Lise Sarfati: “In the Next Door Room”

By Javier Panera Cuevas Preface to the Exhibition Catalogue, Lise Sarfati – Domus Artium Salamanca The awakening of adolescence has been a recurring theme that has always fascinated a great many visual artists; conflicts of identity, physical metamorphosis, psychological instability, emerging sexual and emotional sensations within young people are all themes which, in particular, have […]

MARIANNE MUELLER: "The Flock" (2005)

By Marianne Müller, Brooklyn, NY, 1/25/2001. (Excerpts from an interview) “All the years, I have watched them, you know” – John Mandato On His Pigeons Since when? When I started flying birds? Since I was about fourteen. No, not over here. Where I used to live years ago. I was fourteen years old and, ah, […]

Paul Graham – ‘The Unreasonable Apple’ (2010)

“Perhaps here we have stumbled upon a partial, but nonetheless astonishing description of the creative act at the heart of serious photography: nothing less than the measuring and folding of the cloth of time itself.” By Paul Graham This month I read a review in a leading US Art Magazine of a Jeff Wall survey […]

SCOT SOTHERN: “Lowlife” (1990)

“I know a place not far from here where I can take your picture. I can give you twenty bucks.”   By Scot Sothern, 1990 The fried-egg platter at Denny’s looked just like the laminated photos on the menu. I cleaned my plate with a corner of toast and washed it down with coffee. At two […]

JULIUS SHULMAN: “L.A. Son”

Case Study House #22 A place that exists in physical reality but more importantly, in the collective mythology… By Doug Rickard, ASX, March 2010 “LA” is a state of mind, a feeling and a “vibe” and Julius Shulman practically drips “LA”. To step into the pictures made by Julius is to step back in time, […]

Modern Sublime: The World of Josef Koudelka (2003)

from Gypsies, 1975 @ Josef Koudelka and Magnum Photos “I am not interested in talking about things, explaining about the whys and the hows. I do not mind showing my images, but not so much my contact sheets. I mainly work from small test prints. I often look at them, sometimes for a long time. […]

Introduction to William Eggleston’s Guide (1976)

Sumner, Mississippi, Cassidy Bayou in background By John Szarkowski At this writing I have not yet visited Memphis, or northern Mississippi, and thus have no basis for judging how closely the photographs in this book might seem to resemble that part of the world and the life that is lived there. I have, however, visited […]

F. Jack Hurley on Russell Lee (1973)

  By F. Jack Hurley Originally published in IMAGE: Journal of Photography and Motion Pictures of the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, September, 1973 To try to capsulize the work of Russell Lee into a short article is an essentially impossible task. The man has been active in the field of photography […]