Cindy Sherman’s “Untitled Film Stills” is widely seen as one of the most original and influential achievements in recent art.
To interpret Woodman’s work entirely through her death is reductive and backwards-facing. It’s the stated goal of this monograph to set aside the dominant interpretation of Woodman’s work, which sees her photography as an anticipation of her suicide. Focus on the Feminine Self and Set Aside the Suicide of Francesca Woodman By Owen Campbell, ASX, […]
“By definition art is not propaganda; the goal is not to excite people to action but to help them find a sense of wholeness and thereby a sense of calm.” Excerpt from a 2014 Hasselblad Award chat transcript Question: Congratulations! You have been taking pictures of the American West for four decades now. Why […]
The Rhine II, 1999 There is something very straightforward about Andreas Gursky’s photographs. It is as though he holds up a peopled landscape or a building or a workplace for our inspection, saying simply, ‘here it is’. The Iron Cage of Boredom By Julian Stallabrass There is something very straightforward about Andreas Gursky’s photographs. […]
39, WEST WALL, SMICOA, 333 MCCORMICK, COSTA MESA © LEWIS BALTZ, IP 39, FROM THE SERIES “NEW INDUSTRIAL PARKS, NEAR IRVINE, CALIFORNIA”, 1974; STEIDL Interview (excerpt) with Lewis Baltz Conducted by Matt Witkovsky At Baltz’s home in Paris, France. 2009 November 15-17 MR. BALTZ: You aspire to making something – at least at the time, […]
Elizabeth and Dora Mae Tengle, Hale County, Alabama, 1936 “‘Visual impact’ may not mean much to anybody. I could point it out though. I mean it’s a quality that something has or does not have.” Walker Evans interviewed (excerpt) by Paul Cummings for Smithsonian, NYC, Oct-Dec, 1971 PAUL CUMMINGS: Could you describe in some […]
There is something of satyriasis, or Don Juanism, the male equivalent of nymphomania, in Mollino’s work, as if they were undertaken compulsively, and perhaps without joy, as part of a doomed project to reach an unattainable ideal: the tragic desire to keep thousands of women in an empty house. By Owen Campbell Carlo Mollino was […]
EXPLORE ALL FRED HERZOG ON ASX (All rights reserved. Image @ Fred Herzog.)
Vivian Dorothea Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) was a street photographer.
Interview excerpts: “I’m sometimes mystified by people who keep diaries. I never thought of my existence as being that important. I have a deep-seated distrust and even contempt for people who are driven by ambition to conquer the world … those who cannot control themselves and produce vast amounts of crap that no […]
“Mine is an entirely solitary pursuit as most of my time is being spent on the road, on the streets and in hotel rooms in anonymous cities.” Antoine D’Agata. A simple desire to exist. A conversation with Raphael Shammaa,.Translated from French. New York, February 7, 2014 Raphael Shammaa: How do you feel discussing your work […]
Honesty and reality are the wrong type of word to describe the work of a man with a camera. Labyrinth especially is not photography representing reality, but photography representing photography.