Stephen Shore is a prominent photographer and photographic educator. A pioneer in the field of color photography, Shore has published numerous books of photography, included his seminal book, Uncommon Places, published in 1982 (reissued in 2004).
Standing on the Corner – Reflections Upon Garry Winogrand’s Photographic Gaze – Mirror of Self or World? Part II (1991)
Whenever I see it, I immediately hear a voice singing, “Standing on the corner watching all the girls go by.” Yes, it is a sexist work. But that is a fact about Winogrand we must face and accept, if we are to honestly assess his picture-making. Part II (This is the second of a two-part […]
“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 […]
Then she appeared at the door, and compared with my image of her, she might almost have been her own daughter. A Visit with Diane Arbus – On a Hot Summer Day in New York, One Month Before Her Death By Allan Porter On a hot, muggy afternoon in New York, I took a […]
Rwanda, 1994 From its size to its content, Inferno feels like a cenotaph, a monument dedicated to the memory of the victims. These are not the victims of natural cataclysms, these are the victims of human greed for power, violence, stupidity, and of man’s destructive impulses. By Bruno Chalifour, originally published in Afterimage, May 1, […]
“Let’s be honest. There is no such a thing as objectivity, and there is no action that is not in part driven by the subconscious, whether it be individual or collective.” On March 18, 1998, Gilles Peress participated in a chat with students of Gretchen Garlinghouse’s advanced photography class at College Preparatory School in […]
It’s hard for me to describe the fascination that William Eggleston’s photographs exert on me. William Eggleston: Draft of a Presentation By Thomas Weski It’s hard for me to describe the fascination that William Eggleston’s photographs exert on me. More than twenty years ago, I bought William Eggleston’s Guide, the catalogue of his solo […]
A Diane Arbus video that interviews Jack Dracula who was photographed by Arbus in NYC during the 60’s. Jack worked at Hubert’s Museum as a sideshow attraction.
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 […]