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 […]

Mark Rice – Through the Lens of the City: NEA Photography Surveys of the 1970s (2005)

Untitled, from the Los Angeles Documentary Project, Max Yavno, 1979-1980 “Through the Lens of the City: NEA Photography Surveys of the 1970s” By Mark Rice CHAPTER FOUR: Bringing It All Together: The Four Surveys of Greater L.A. (Excerpt) The Los Angeles Documentary Project was one of the most ambitious of all the photography surveys supported […]

Tod Papageorge on Robert Adams: ‘The Missing Criticism – What We Bought’

from The New West @ Robert Adams This pitiless light, virtually combusting in the thin Colorado air, was, I thought, an invention born in the certain glare of the place… By Tod Papageorge In April 2000, The Yale University Art Gallery purchased the 193 prints that compose Robert Adams’s What We Bought: The New World, […]

Henry Wessel: “Vista Del Mar” (1995)

Vista Del Mar, 1995 By Doug Rickard Palm trees, baking sunshine and the beckoning call of Vista Del Mar (1995). The Hollywood glitz is gone, the water has dried up and the baking cracks of a barren road call out to the viewer that hope and dreams are just a mirage. The blazing sun is […]

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 […]

Lewis Baltz – Notes on Recent Industrial Developments in Southern California (1974)

“Construction Detail, East Wall, Xerox, 1821 Dyer Road, Santa Ana,” 1974 from “The new Industrial Parks near Irvine, California.” Gelatin silver print. (Lewis Baltz/Courtesy Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne)   When Baltz’s series “The Tract Houses” was exhibited at the International Museum of Photography in 1972, photographs by Bernd and Hilla Becher purposely appeared in an […]

One Life – Several Landscapes: An Appreciation of Robert Adams (1996)

As I have considered it over the years, the work has always seemed a sustaining and challenging mix of beauty, hope, despair, anger and love.   By Peter Brown, Originally published in SPOT, Spring 1996 “Over the years I have come to believe… that we live in several landscapes at once, among them the landscape […]

Robert Adams -“Summer Nights Walking” (2009)

By Doug Rickard, ASX, April 2010 As the summer night falls and the crickets chirp, the sky slightly aglow from the street lamps, the stillness comes. And the stillness of the summer dark lays over the land like a warm blanket surrounding a child and it becomes a paradox. The blanket gives the impression of […]

Lewis Baltz – “Contacts Vol. 2”

Contacts Vol. 2: The Renewal of Contemporary Photography The main idea of the project is to show the viewer not just photos of the author, but also to listen to him, talking about his creative path, on global matters, giving inspiration to the author, about the experiences and emotional lines of his work, some of […]

An Interview with Lewis Baltz

“I don’t think we need that at all, any more; we already know, to the point of ennui, what the world looks like in photographs.”   Interview with Lewis Baltz: 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 […]

“Back West: Reviewing American Landscape Photography” (1997)

Robert Adams Back West: Reviewing American Landscape Photography Afterimage, Sept-Oct, 1997 by Stephen Longmire “The West to me is where the landscape is,” Lee Friedlander writes in his new book of landscape photographs of the Sonora, The Desert Seen.(1) The sentiment is so characteristically American that it is difficult not to take it ironically, coming […]