INTERVIEW: Dan Solomon – “Witness” (2013)

  WITNESS, an installation by Dan Solomon, In conjunction with ICP’s exhibit “JFK November 22: A Bystander’s View of History. Interview by Raphael Shammaa, November 2013 Shortly before 9:00 AM on November 23rd, as New Yorkers prepare to settle at their desks for the day, I meet with Dan Solomon for a tour of his photographic […]

What They Are – A Conversation With Wolfgang Tillmans (2001)

Blushes #28, 2000 “Ever since I started printing in 1990, I’ve been collecting things that went wrong in the darkroom.” By Nathan Kernan, from “What They Are” originally published in Art On Paper, May-Jun 2001 Photographer Wolfgang Tillmans was born in 1968, in Rem­scheid, Germany, a small town not far from Dusseldorf. He moved to Hamburg after […]

ASX Interviews Joachim Schmid

“There was a long struggle to establish photography as an art form and that struggle was won. The war is over, photography is acknowledged as an art form. The price the photography world paid for this victory was excluding everything that is not made by artists – ‘That’s actually not photography, that’s not art, it’s […]

Richard Avedon On the Truths and the Lies of Photography (1984)

“There is no truth in photography. There is no truth about anyone’s person.” – Richard Avedon   Excerpt from Richard Avedon interview in Egoiste, September 1984 Nicole Wisniak: Do you think a photographer is a person obsessed by the fact that things disappear? Richard Avedon: I can’t generalize. All the remains of my father is a […]

Interview with Lewis Baltz (2009)

“If you wanted to work in the vein of Walker Evans, you could do very well at Yale. But if you didn’t want to do that, you were just – you’re kind of left alone.” – Lewis Baltz   Oral history interview with Lewis Baltz, 2009 Nov. 15-17 An interview of Lewis Baltz conducted 2009 […]

ASX Interviews Allen Frame (2013)

Jonas, London, 1995 Raphael Shammaa with Allen Frame for ASX, October 7, 2013 Raphael: Allen, you’ve accomplished a number of things in your career: photographer, curator, writer, director, producer of a highly acclaimed movie, called Four, which received awards at the Los Angeles, Urbanworld, and New Orleans Film Festivals. Let me ask you… are there enough […]

An Interview with Leigh Ledare (2013)

Untitled (Entire Roll), 2008 36 mounted C-prints 135.9 x 201.9 cm An Interview with Leigh Ledare By David Joselit, originally published in Leigh Ledare, et al, 2013. David Joselit: So many theories of subjectivity that have structured art practice since the feminist interventions of the 1970s have focused on duality: self vs. other. But, in […]

Roy Lichtenstein – “BBC Interview” (1966)

 Oh, Jeff… I Love You, Too… But…, 1964 © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein Originally recorded in January 1966 by David Sylvester in New York City for broadcast by BBC Third Programme. The interview was later reedited for publication in 1997 for David Sylvester’s “Some Kind of Reality”. David Sylvester: What do you think of as […]

Andy Warhol Interviewed by Bourdon (EXCERPT) (1962)

Dollar Sign, circa 1981   “Am I really doing anything new?”   By Kenneth Goldsmith, Wayne Kostenbaum and Reva Wolf, excerpt from I’ll Be Your Mirror: The Selected Andy Warhol Interviews From an interview with David Bourdon, 1962-63 WARHOL: Am I really doing anything new? BOURDON: You are doing something new in making exclusive use […]

Keith Haring: “The Authorized Biography (EXCERPT) ” (1992)

Untitled, 1984  “When I started going to high school, I became less and less interested in cartooning for cartooning’s sake. I was wanting to become an ‘Artist.’” By John Gruen, excerpt from Keith Haring: The Authorized Biography, 1992 Keith Haring – “When I started going to high school, I became less and less interested in cartooning […]

Mafia, Dead Bodies and Photography – Students Interview Letizia Battaglia (2001)

“To start, not all of the pictures that a photographer makes are important.” Photography as Art: The Involvement of the Photographer with His/Her Subject and Photography as Historical Evidence Transcribed February 9, 2001 Translated for ASX by Osvaldo Sanviti, 2013 Life goes on before us in a continuous flow. To freeze a fragment in an […]