“Guillaume Simoneau is a not a cannibal, but his book Murder (MACK), is an ode to Fukase’s legendary status and particularly his book Karasu/Ravens. Murder is a devotional hymn, or a phantom limb added to the mythology of the Japanese artist” Inherent or Mythological Propagandas One of photography’s less considered functions is […]
“Whiteness is a position that anyone can possess regardless of their colour.”
The content may criticize the media or the state or the history of photography, but I would be disappointed if the work were reducible to any one of those things.
I was, part of a youth culture, a movement. And I greatly embraced this liberating music and club life, which was in such stark contrast to the posy-dressy 80s.
Often blurred and seeming to blend into interiors, Woodman’s photographs evoke a haunting, haunted world wherein her own physical self appears to vanish—or emerge—before our eyes.
“If there’re gonna be 100 people in my apartment, there are gonna be twenty or so who want to be exhibitionists and expose themselves to express themselves…”
Stacy Kranitz ’s long-form photographic project As it was give(n) to me is a work that interrogates notions of documentary truth.
“I got the idea of camouflaging my camera in Frankfurt, where I was shooting an essay on its brothels.” Interview conducted by Brigitte Ollier (Paris, October 9, 1999) English translation by R. Bononno Madeleine I got the idea of camouflaging my camera in Frankfurt, where I was shooting an […]
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. […]
Ruff has done a great deal to introduce into photographic art what we might call an ‘art of the pixel’, allowing us to contemplate at an aesthetic and philosophical level the basic condition of the electronic image. By David Campany, originally published in IANN magazine No.2, 2008 The photographic art of Thomas Ruff makes […]
“In Butte, Montana, he photographed a slovenly, middle-aged woman in her car with a sullen child staring out of the window behind her. He showed a bench full of decrepit old people in St. Petersburg, Florida, staring at nothing in particular while a shiny new Pontiac whizzed by on the street behind them.” By […]
Williams wrote me that there was a photographer there who took pictures of children and American flags in attics. Excerpt from The Geography of the Imagination: Forty Essays By Guy Davenport When I moved to Lexington in 1964 the poet Jonathan Williams wrote me that there was a photographer there who took pictures […]