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 […]

Tony Ray-Jones Interviews Brassai” Pt. I (1970)

“I think education and intelligence (are) important, but not art. Not artistic education…” – Brassai   Brassai with Tony Ray-Jones, Creative Camera, April, 1970 Tony Ray-Jones: How did you start your life? Brassai: I was born in Transylvania in 1899. My father was a teacher of French literature. He lived in Paris and loved it […]

An Interview with Mark Steinmetz (2011)

Bourbon St, New Orleans, 1995 @ Mark Steinmetz   “I don’t begin a project with an agenda that is going to over-determine the outcome. I think it begins with a faint vision – one of those whispers on a breeze – that somehow gets a grip on me.”   By Amelia Sechman and Paul Schiek, […]

An Interview with Enrique Metinides: Death, Gore and Crying at Night

“So I got used to seeing dead people—and more dead people—and I took their pictures. And we would go to where the dead person was, and since the authorities then the reporter do his work, we would go right inside the houses where the crime had occurred, on the street, in the factory, in a […]

An Interview with Edward Hopper, June 17, 1959

Intermission, 1963 “I believe that the great painters with their intellect as master have attempted to force this unwilling medium of paint and canvas into a record of their emotions.”   Interview with Edward Hopper, Conducted by John Morse, June 17, 1959 The following oral history transcript is the result of a tape-recorded interview with […]

INTERVIEW: “Interview with Judy Dater” (2000)

Self-Portrait & Rain, 1982   “But I know for me -– when I’m photographing people -– male or female -– nude or clothed -– the thing that I’m most interested in when I pick somebody to photograph is the -– I don’t know, the energy that they have.”     Interview with Judy Dater Conducted […]

An Interview with Charles Moore

Birmingham, Alabama, 1963   “I believe in something strongly, and I’m going to stand up for it. And I knew and my father knew – he taught me, that I better not ever mistreat people, just because of color. That is really where I come from.”   Oral History: Charles Moore, Interviewed by Mary Morin […]

“A Dialogue Between Steven Cantor & Sally Mann” (2004)

A Dialogue Between Steven Cantor & Sally Mann QUESTION: The two of you began working together back in 1990 when Steven documented the making of the “Immediate Family” series, Sally’s incredibly intimate and candid portrayal of family life. The resulting short film, “Blood Ties”, was nominated for an Academy Award. Sally, what about Steven, at […]

Bill Burke – ‘I Want to Take Picture’ (1987)

  “When I realized that I had access to the camps and could see the Khmer Rouge, it was like being able to see the Devil.”   Excerpt from an interview with Bill Burke by Willis Hartshorn, New York City, June 1987 Bill Burke: Each day, I was thinking about practicality, is my pass in […]

A Conversation with Richard Prince (1992)

Untitled Cowboy  “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, I had no notions about showing the work, it was essentially for myself and my friends.”   A Conversation with Richard Prince This interview is excerpted from a public […]

Venturi Scott Brown – Still Learning From Las Vegas (2005)

Still Learning From Las Vegas: Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown take on Sin City architecture three decades later By Melissa Urcan Over 30 years ago, Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and the late Steven Izenour wrote Learning from Las Vegas, a revolutionary case study that opened the world’s eyes to vernacular architecture and iconography-the […]