“Bey’s subjects don’t pose for the picture—they inhabit it.”
Thomas Roma @ Steven Kasher Gallery: A 1970’s Cruising Spot in Brooklyn, Public Sex Handled with Care
Roma’s images disappoint any prudish or salacious imagination of the cruising spot; there’s no sense of anything sordid, much less anything lewd happening.
Excerpt from Popular Photography, August 1995 Q: When did you get the original assignment to photograph the drug scene? A: I made a trip to Detroit for Life in the late 1980’s to research the drug problem. It went badly. I couldn’t get anyone to help me break into the downtown Detroit scene. When I […]
William Gedney, largely unknown in art world, outside of a few colleagues and curators, including John Szarkowski, Lee Friedlander, and Diane Arbus.
“Look, I’m kind of an explorer. I’m entering a world and it takes time.” A Magnum photographer, Bruce Davidson has been renowned since the late fifties for his photographs of gangs in Brooklyn, and subsequent projects including New York’s East 100th street, circus performers, civil rights marchers and the bad old days of the […]
“For generations the Lower East Side was a churning cauldron of activity. Site of immigrants (my own family passed through there more than a century ago), it already had a long history of renewal and decay.” Alex Bocchetto of Akina Books Interviews Ken Schles Alex Bocchetto: With Invisible City you narrated New York’s […]