“You felt perhaps as though you could finally move that leaden ass sack of yours through the last ten feet of ticker tape parade to come out the other side in a low-tar lifestyle and you did just that”.
“Reading through them, I realised that the best ones seemed to create a kind of mental-image in my mind’s eye – which due to the tone of the text often took the form of a very deadpan, monotone, and even monochrome photograph of a little scene in small-town America; I was imagining a very straightforward picture made by Walker Evans or Lee Friedlander or Diane Arbus or others, of four dogs sitting on top of a car, or a guy standing next to a tree in the middle of the afternoon with bloody knuckles…”
“A friend familiar with what I do suggested I have a look at Bachelor & Spinsters Balls – rural gatherings originally designed to overcome distance and loneliness in the bush.”
Driven by an interest and insight into ‘the way that the world is constituted’, as well as what he describes as ‘the pure joy of seeing’, Gursky makes photographs that are not just depictions of places or situations, but reflections on the nature of image-making and the limits of human perception. Often taken from a […]
“The current political narrative that paints immigrants as invaders has been a part of our national conversation for a long time. I want people to be reminded that there is a long and deep history of immigration that forms the basis of our country’s strength.”
“Haunted by a crisis of faith in its authenticity, the documentary genre is continually trying to re-position itself in relation to today’s excesses of a post-truth ideology and blurred frames of realism.”
“The plinth and the chalk are symbiotic vehicles for vision. One bleeds into the other with precision, which given the cleanliness of the image is something to consider-to strip away millions of years of aggregate bio-mass and reduce it and time to the constraints of light and human hand presents a challenge to the eye”
Silver Grill Cafe, 1975 ‘When I grew up here, Vancouver was a working port town, and all the streets downtown ended at the harbour. That working port was very much a part of the feel of the city…’ – Greg Girard For almost 30 years, Canadian photographer Greg Girard has lived and worked in […]
”I go to places and I have the belief that if I can photograph well, the places will educate me to things I do not know about them.”
Ponte City came to stand for urban decay and criminality, and in some of the more right-wing imaginings, as a symbol of the failure of black majority rule.
“A lot of the language surrounding Songbook is about community and American culture…and that stuff’s in there, but actually what I wanted to do with it is talk to something more primal, more internal, and more about the human condition than the American condition. It’s the great problem of consciousness.” —Alec Soth Alec Soth […]
…a sensation of watching time pass on earth while suspended in the aether… By Owen Campbell, ASX, January 2015 There is, in viewing, East of the Sun, West of the Moon a sensation of watching time pass on earth while suspended in the aether, immune from time and all earthly elements. East of the Sun, […]