O. WINSTON LINK: “AMERICAN RAILROADS”

    Ogle Winston Link (December 16, 1914 – January 30, 2001), known commonly as O. Winston Link, was an American photographer. He is best known for his black-and-white photography and sound recordings of the last days of steam locomotive railroading on the Norfolk & Western in the United States in the late 1950s. A […]

Apartheid, White Society and Photography – David Goldblatt is Interviewed at Arles (2006)

Farmer’s Son with his Nursemaid. Marico Bushveld, December 1964, 1964 “During the years of apartheid, I was concerned with trying to…with exploring why people valued this peculiar and evil system and how they expressed those values in their homes, in themselves, in their bodies, in the things that they built.” Interview conducted by Laetitia Martinez, […]

Walker Evans – ‘In His Own Words’ (2012)

Throughout his career, Walker Evans’s goal remained unchanged: to produce photographs that are both evocative and mysterious and also an accurate record of the day. Evans came from a tradition of American photographers interested in identifying the unique character of everyday American life. Hear Evans talk about his work during the Depression, his collaboration with […]

Just Allowing it to Be – A Conversation with Ian North (2012)

Felicia 16 (Goolwa, Fleurieu Peninsula), 1976 Just Allowing it to Be: A Conversation with Ian North1 This is an edited excerpt of a conversation between artist Ian North and curator Pedro de Almeida that was undertaken in North’s studio in Adelaide, Australia in December 2012. The impetus for the meeting was research for a presentation […]

An Interview with Ken Grant” (2013)

By Benjamin Tree, ASX UK, March 2013 The Format International Photography Festival (the 6th biennial carnation of the event to date) began its month long residency over the city of Derby, UK in March. This year the curatorial theme is ‘factory’. This is an apt choice; the city itself was a pivotal location for Britain’s […]

Lee Friedlander: “An Exemplary Modern Photographer (excerpt)” (1975)

  Friedlander’s work provides some of the first and best examples of what has become a widespread approach to photography. It was part of the general reorientation of the sixties within American art. Within photography his work violated the dominant formal canons not by inattention but by systemic negation.   By Martha Rosler, excerpt from […]

Robert Frank Interviewed at Wellesley College (1977)

“It was logical for me to get off doing still photography after becoming a success at it. I think it would just become a repeat—I would repeat myself.”   An interview with Robert Frank, from one of ten symposiums at Wellesley College 1977 called “Photography within the Humanities”. Robert Frank: I’m just trying to, as they say, […]

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An Interview with Thomas Alleman – “Dancing in the Dragon’s Jaws” (2012)

  Interview with Thomas Alleman, originally published in ZYZZVA, December 2012 By Lucy Schiller From 1985 to 1988, photographer Thomas Alleman worked in a jimmy-rigged laundryroom-cum-darkroom to document the life, passion, and spirit of one of the most prominent and historic gay neighborhoods in the world—San Francisco’s Castro District—in the face of AIDS. His latest […]

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Walker Evans: “Message from the Interior”

  Evans’ interiors function like landscapes that open up towards other worlds, largely through the particular attention that he pays to the inanimate objects that are present, almost representing them as characters themselves.   Ghost is Guest By Anna Solal, Translated from French by Chris Farmer and Florian Aimard The book’s title – Message from […]

Walker Evans: “A Penitent Spy (Excerpt)” (2000)

Cuba, 1933       By Belinda Rathbone, excerpt from Walker Evans: A Biography, 2000 By the late 1960’s, the influence of Walker Evans on a younger generation of American photographers had proved to be as profound as it was subtle. For an artist who never sought disciples, Evans had acquired an extraordinary range of […]