Interview with Ben Shahn (1964)

Interview with Ben Shahn Conducted by Richard Doud at the Artist’s home in Roosevelt, New Jersey. April 14, 1964. RICHARD DOUD: I’d like to start with a general background of what you were doing prior to the time and how you managed to get with the Resettlement Program. BEN SHAHN: Well, I told you I […]

Christoph Gielen – “Ciphers” (2014)

Christoph Gielen’s new photo book “Ciphers”. Worth a thousand words, at least. Book review by Raphael Shammaa. April 25, 2014 It’s 2003; a building is scheduled for implosion by a demolition company. Perched atop a nearby public housing tower, Christoph Gielen is poised to record the event – his first ever aerial shot… ahem… his […]

An Interview with John Divola (1978)

Journal of Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, September 1978 Dialogue with John Divola by Dinah Portner Q. Do you think of photography as a concrete way of dealing with ideas? A. No, it’s not that they are ideas, per se. I see art as a dialogue about experiences and the way you experience things. […]

An Interview with Antoine d’Agata: ‘A Simple Desire to Exist’ (2014)

“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 […]

Alex Prager – When Los Angeles is Seen by a Local Eye

  Compulsion #1, 2012 © Alex Prager, courtesy M+B Gallery She admits not to have chosen her full name Alexandra as ‘there are a lot of people who are more comfortable working with a man’. By Elena Dolcini, originally published at tyci.org.uk, reproduced with permission on ASX Alex Prager is an American artist born, living and […]

An Interview with Rineke Dijkstra (2012)

One
 of 
the
 things
 that
 Rineke 
Dijkstra 
does 
when 
she 
makes 
her photographs
 is 
eliminate
 contextual
 detail
 or 
minimize 
it.   Transcript
 of 
Rineke 
Dijkstra:
 A
 Retrospective  Solomon 
R.
 Guggenheim
 Museum, 
New
York June 
29 –October
 8,
 2012 Jennifer
 Blessing,
 Senior
 Curator,
Photography:
 Rineke 
Dijkstra:
 A
 Retrospective
 is
 a
 mid‐career 
survey 
of 
this
 important 
Dutch 
photographer’s 
work 
and 
it […]

HenryK: “My Kind of Town”

Henryk was a former employee of the ACME and UPI News Service Office located in Chicago Tribune Towers. Henryk covered many events in Chicago and beyond during his days as an ace photographer for the news service.

David Goldblatt: “Particulars” (1975)

“I seem to have an innate propensity which has been fed by life experiences and heightened by the kind of hyper-awareness that photography sometimes enables and demands…”   “My first awareness of a bodily particular that I can recall was of the bulges made by the flattened flesh of my inner thighs as I sat […]

ASX.TV: Todd Hido – “Excerpt from Silver Meadows” (2013)

Photographer Todd Hido talks about his latest body of work, premiering in its entirety for the first time at the Transformer Station and in a new monograph published on the occasion of this show by Nazraeli Press. Inspired by the artist’s upbringing in suburban Ohio, film, fiction and current events, “Excerpts From Silver Meadows” weaves […]

J Carrier’s “Elementary Calculus” (2012)

These are people who have arrived with ambitions, but are hampered by political conflict, by language, by finances and by time and distance; as well as alienated as a result of their efforts.   By Paul Loomis, September, 2012 J Carrier’s new book Elementary Calculus is a collection of 74 luminous photographs shot in Tel […]

Jacob Holdt: “Not Born in the USA – A Vagabond’s Views” (1986)

He had tea in the garden of a Mrs. Pabst, wife of a multimillionaire brewer. When Holdt showed her the photographs he had been taking in his travels, Mrs. Pabst would shriek, “I hate these lazy animals. Why don’t they get jobs?” Not born in the USA – A Vagabond’s Views By Jon Vankin, The […]

Andrea Modica: “Regeneration” (2004)

  Although Modica’s final photographs of Barbara provide a sombre ending to a 15-year relationship, they also lend a glowing immortality to Barbara’s life.   By Jonah Sampson, Family Medicine Resident, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, 2004 Travelling through rural upstate New York in 1986 and feeling like a misplaced tourist, photographer Andrea Modica came across a farmhouse […]