An Interview with John Gossage on ‘There and Gone'” (2000)

“One of the things that helps me with doing a book is getting a title at some point that lets me understand its content. I mean basically, that [points to the title of the book] is what’s in here. This [the first chapter] is ‘There,’ this [the second chapter] is the transition, ‘And,’ and this […]

An Interview with Billy Maynard (2011)

Billy Maynard Q & A – Trans/Tender How old are you? 19 Where were you born? Auckland What do you want to explore in your work now and in the future? I want to photograph a feeling I’ve had building inside since a young age. But without constructing any of the pictures deliberately. So far […]

A Conversation Between Lewis Baltz and John Gossage (2010)

“For me the word ‘photographer’ talks about the means of delivering certain kinds of information, feelings and such. If you’re consistently focused on the means of delivery, it means you’re not getting the message across very clearly.” – John Gossage   Interview by Monte Packham Lewis Baltz and John Gossage depict man’s contentious impact on […]

Lise Sarfati – ‘The New Life Interview’ (2011)

Sloane #34, Oakland CA   “Suddenly when I tried to speak with people they would not answer me. So there we were completely isolated in America while the US was at war.”   By Robert Wiedenfeld for ASX, March 2011 Robert Wiedenfeld: Initially how did the concept develop for The New Life (La Vie Nouvelle)? […]

Interview with Lewis Baltz: “Photography is a Political Technology of the Gaze” (1993)

By Jean-Pierre Greff and Elisabeth Milon The photographer Lewis Baltz, originally from California, has spent the past thirty years, mainly in urban and suburban surroundings, bringing out what would otherwise remain below the surface, marginalised, rejected or that indeed that would exist solely as a transition between two states, between two moments or places. In […]

Interview with Thomas Kern: “A Drug Free Land” (2011)

Zabriskie Point, Death Valley, California, 2003 Thomas Kern – Interview A DRUG FREE LAND By Christian Reister, 2011, originally published by Seconds2Real Q: Thomas, tell us a little about your photographic career. TK: I became fascinated by photography at an early age. At home, there was a camera, but it was rarely taken out of […]

An Interview with Malick Sidibé (2009)

“When I began to take photographs, I never imaged that my photos would travel around the world.”   Interview in Madrid for the PHotoEspaña Baume & Mercier 2009 Award Since 1960, Malick Sidibé (Mali, 1936) has produced photographs in his studio, Studio Malick, located in Bamako. These images with their pure gaze document popular culture […]

Robert Hirsch with Milton Rogovin (2004)

From Lower West Side, 1972-1977 “My voice was essentially silenced so, I decided to speak out about problems through my photography.”   Milton Rogovin: An Activist Photographer; An Interview by Robert Hirsch (Editors Note: Milton Rogovin, the Buffalo social documentary photographer who was renowned for revealing the unsung stories and inherent dignity of the poor, […]

An Interview with Nobuyoshi Araki: Intimate Photography – Tokyo, Nostalgia and Sex (2006)

 “When two people make love, both people have to be naked. This (photography) is exactly the same thing.”   By C.B. Liddell, The Japan Times, November, 2006 Usually reviews of Nobuyoshi Araki’s work start by pointing out the contradictions “monster,” “genius,” “pornographer,” “artist,” etc. The greatest negative routinely cited is his attitude toward women, photographed […]

Gil Blank and Thomas Ruff Discuss ‘Portraits’ (2004)

“In a way I wanted to blot out any traces or information about the person in front of the camera. I also wanted to indicate that the viewer is not face-to-face with a real person.”   Gil Blank with Thomas Ruff, originally published in Influence Magazine, Issue 2, 2004 Gil Blank: Many of the portraits […]