Mark Mahaney: Polar Night

“The disappearance of discernible items that we consider part of the terrain from fire hydrants to road signs seem obliterated and marshmallowed under the soft, yet threatening canvas or blanket of ice that permeates each picture. Houses tend towards the gingerbread with too much icing and though it can be suggested that it is possible […]

Billie: Before Our Limbs Soften

“On a functional level, and trying to remove myself from the subjects involved, what “Billie” does besides pull on your emotions is to punish photography in a small way…”

Five Uneasy Pieces: An Interview with Juno Calypso

Reasons You’re Tired All the Time, 2013   “I feel like this question is saying ‘can you still be a feminist when your camera is aiming at your ass?” If so, my answer is yes.”   BF: Within the theatricality of your images, you seem to be hinting at a considered perception of the feminine […]

Lise Sarfati: “Molly #03” (2008)

Molly #03, 2008 58,5 x 43,7 cm LISE SARFATI French, born 1958 By Doug Rickard The room itself is quite an ordinary room. If you examine the details and remove the soft, young female from your mental focus you can feel the “oldness”. One can almost smell that scent that seems to permeate the very […]

Interview of Lise Sarfati by François Adragna (2012)

“One often wrongfully compares photographs to paintings. This is nonsense. The image does not refer to painting but to something alive through which passes silence…”   Lise Sarfati ‘On Hollywood’. Interview by François Adragna François Adragna: What is a photographic series? Lise Sarfati: It is a set of photographs which are linked to each other and […]

Philip-Lorca diCorcia: Yale Handbook (2008)

W, March #14, 2000 by Philip-Lorca DiCorcia The warp in the fabric of Art History that connects Walker Evans and Kenneth Anger links social consciousness and narcissism, formalism and formlessness, the private and public, the oblique and the blunt, the tried and the true, the here today and the gone tomorrow. Cinnamon and sugary and […]

Photographer Philip-Lorca diCorcia Talks (2003)

“I mean I never took photography to be anything that I considered to be truthful.”   Dorian Devens and Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Transcription of a conversation on The Speakeasy, WFMU.org, 2003 Dorian Devens: How did you get started in photography? Philip-Lorca diCorcia: I was a student in an art college and it was more or less […]