Keizo Kitajima: “Photo Express: Tokyo” (2012)

  By Paul Loomis, for ASX, August 2012 The photographs in “Photo Express: Tokyo” (Steidl, 2012) were taken in Tokyo within a single year by Keizo Kitajima, and looking at them is like leafing through his intricate memories. They are complex and celebratory, hopeless and certain and full of people with signatures of fate on […]

Martina Hoogland Ivanow: “Satellite” (2010)

By Johan Croneman I catch myself leaning into Martina Hoogland Ivanow’s pictures. True, my eyesight isn’t good, but that’s not the reason. I press my ear to them because I expect to hear something. It’s been a long time I saw images that were so quiet. They’re so completely embedded. If they were to speak, you’d […]

David Goldblatt: “Paris” (2011)

By Baptiste Lignel for ASX Upon walking into the office of the Marian Goodman Gallery in Paris, one faces a very large digital print, literally nailed to the wall. A large brown metal oval shape seems to have landed over the ruins of a city. The contrast is striking between the two halves of the […]

William Eggleston – “Sit-In at the Fotomat” (2010)

Looking at Eggleston’s Before Color pictures, newly reborn, requires an odd energy of de-colorization.   By Tim Davis For years, Tod Papageorge, the head of the Photography Department at the Yale University School of Art, would begin student critiques of color pictures with the question, “Why color?” Color was an aesthetic choice and Papageorge felt […]

Richard Avedon’s ‘In the American West’

For Avedon’s program is supraindividual. He wants to portray the whole American West as a blighted culture that spews out casualties by the bucket: misfits, drifters, degenerates, crackups, and prisoners-entrapped, either literally or by debasing work. Richard Avedon’s “In the American West” By Max Kozloff “Sometimes I think all my pictures are just pictures of […]

Minor White Review of William Klein’s ‘New York’ (1957)

Baseball Cards, New York, 1955 Review of William Klein’s New York, Originally published in Image Magazine, Journal of Photography of the George Eastman House, September, 1957 By Minor White NEW YORK by William Klein. London, Photography Magazine, 1957. 195 pages, 189 illustrations. Captions separate. Raucous is the word for William Klein’s New York. Sensational in the […]

Henri Cartier Bresson: Decisive Photographs” (1953)

Gestapo Informer, Dessau, Germany, 1945 For some twenty years now Cartier-Bresson has been doing just that. He carries a camera with him constantly. Every picture which he has taken is a very personal record of something which is already taking place. He has no studio, does not employ models, does not even direct those he […]

WILLIAM EGGLESTON: “Before Color” (2010)

By Doug Rickard William Eggleston is a “Southern” artist. Without a deeper explanation, this statement itself could mean a few things. If you look at the body of his work on the whole, the majority of it (almost all) is set within the Southern environs of the US… places like Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky and […]

ANDRES MARROQUIN WINKELMANN: "Conditions" (2010)

There is always an “us” and a “them”, isn’t there. You may be part of the “them’s” and you may be part of the “us”. I suppose that it depends on what you look like, your weight and sex, your skin color and where you came from or where you want to go. Also your […]

JOHNNY MILLER & BAPTISTE LIGNEL: “Coney Island” (2009)

Sometimes the combining of two items, two individuals or two styles, two colors, or two races, two nationalities or two emotions, two boys or two girls, two sexes or two places… or two ages or all of these things… sometimes these things can work together to create a result that goes far beyond the simple […]

Ron Jude: “Emmett” (2010)

By Doug Rickard, ASX, October 2010 The “past” is like a magical beast. At times, it makes me want to cry as a pit in my stomach hits with the power of a ton of bricks. At other times, I want to cackle and howl like a hyena as visions flood the head, pouring out […]

An Inversion Taking Place in Asger Carlsen’s ‘Wrong’ (2010)

 Yes, we don’t so much like these “gross” ones, the odd color ones and the misshapen ones. By Doug Rickard There is an inversion taking place here in that which is Wrong. Yes, an inversion taking place as elements and features, constructed from “normal ones”, are twisted into creatures. Replace and deface, erase and retrace, […]