An Interview with Sergio Leone (1987)

From Once Upon a Time in the West   It is this unmitigated violence that marks and unites both Leone’s and Tarantino’s work. Though when asked by a Time critic why his films were so violent, Leone simply pointed to a double-page color spread of a young black man being gunned down by police and […]

Harry M. Callahan Interviewed on February 13, 1975

[rev_slider slider21] Eleanor, Chicago, 1952 Interview with Harry M. Callahan, Conducted by Robert Brown in Providence, RI, February 13, 1975 The following oral history transcript is the result of a tape-recorded interview with Harry M. Callahan on February 13, 1975. The interview took place in Providence, RI, and was conducted by Robert Brown for the […]

Wolfgang Tillmans – Turner Prize Chat Transcript (2000)

“In general, my work is about representing the world that I live in.”   Wolfgang Tillmans was announced as the winner of The Turner Prize 2000. He took part in an online webchat on 1st December 2000 at the Channel 4 website. The following is a transcript of the interview. Wolfgang Tillmans: Hello this is […]

A Conversation with Pierre Verger (1996)

A Conversation with Pierre Verger Interview by Gilberto Gil on February 8, 1996, three days before Verger’s death GG: Hello, maestro! How are you? And how are things going here in the house? PV: Not too bad. GG: Is the entire foundation moved in here? PV: I’m not sure. The books are here, and I […]

An Interview with Ryan McGinley

“When I first moved to New York I never wanted to leave. I think I might have left the city once over a period of seven years.”   Ryan McGinley in Conversation with Gerald Matt and Synne Genzmer, September, 2007, Kunsthalle Wien, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln Q: In your photography you take up […]

Interview with Ernesto Bazan (2012)

From Al Campo, Ernesto Bazan By Marlaine Glicksman A fish walks a man down the street. Or perhaps the man walks the fish. It isn’t clear. Both heads are being offered up—to the gods or the vultures, we do not know. Nor, as the picture’s photographer, Ernesto Bazan, has often stated, is it clear who […]

Robert Adams on Books, Shows and Survival in Photography (Excerpt) (2011)

 “Having a book allows you to prove that you’re not just a one or two picture photographer.”   An Interview with Alexa Dilworth of the Center for Documentary Studies, April, 2011 (Excerpt) How is having a book of one’s own photographs published important to a photographer? RA: It allows you to respond effectively to your […]

Nikolay Bakharev in Conversation with Luca Desienna (2006)

  “There was also a clause in the Criminal Code which banned the distribution of nudity in photographs, so it put off most photographers from approach this theme.”   Nikolay Bakharev in Conversation with Luca Desienna of Gomma Magazine – Translation by Olga Ippolitova – Series Baharevland Nikolay Bakharev’s emotive and controversial images are important […]

Interview with Bill Owens on Photographing the Suburban Soul (2005)

 “I enjoy cooking, dogs, cats, kids, soccer, and living here.” “No one would have predicted I would succeed at anything.” Interview by Robert Hirsch of Light Research Bill Owens’s Suburbia (1972) is a quintessential photographic study of suburban California life and of its rituals. Owens followed with Our Kind of People (1975), which examined political, […]

Cambodia Genocide – Memories from Tuol Sleng Prison

  The four-year reign of the Khmer Rouge (1975-9) took more than a million lives-10 percent of the Cambodian population, dead from disease, starvation and murder.   Cambodia Genocide: Memories From Tuol Sleng Prison By Peter Maguire, Columbia University Tuol Svay Pray High School sits on a dusty road on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, […]

A Conversation with Richard Prince (1992)

“One of the reasons I could give myself permission was that no one was looking. I didn’t even have the idea of an audience…”   A Conversation with Richard Prince This interview is excerpted from a public conversation with Richard Prince, recorded at the Whitney Museum of American Art, May 13, 1992. BW: I want […]