“Takashi Homma is indebted to Robert Frank. This much is clear. He is as sick of goodbyes as are the best of the Swiss and as are the best of photographers”
A Young Man in Curlers at Home on West 20th Street (N.Y.C. 1966) Arbus uses a strong flash to create a high-contrast photograph in “A Young Man in Curlers at Home on West 20th Street,” which is representative of the strong, conflicting ideologies of Americans in the 1960s. The man’s face is stark white compared […]
What exists of the sensual atmosphere is counterbalanced by scenes like street-side school for teaching the newly-blind how to walk and the mangled bodies, living and dead, just hanging around. By Owen Campbell, ASX, September 2015 2015’s Adieu Saigon is a collection of images shot in Vietnam, where Depardon began working as a photojournalist at […]
In the summer of 1958, several months before The Americans made its debut in France, Frank began experimenting with moving pictures.
Bold and bluntly framed, the images are enthused with a voyeuristic atmosphere and an emphasis on body shapes that at times seem to hint at the grotesque.
“For generations the Lower East Side was a churning cauldron of activity. Site of immigrants (my own family passed through there more than a century ago), it already had a long history of renewal and decay.” Alex Bocchetto of Akina Books Interviews Ken Schles Alex Bocchetto: With Invisible City you narrated New York’s […]
View from abandoned pier, Jersey City, New Jersey, 1970. “All of a sudden you would look around 360 degree angle, and there was the Trade Center.” Transcript excerpt from New York: The Center of the World, PBS WGBH American Experience Looking at the World Trade Center What was magical for me was that […]
Trailer for the forthcoming documentary In No Great Hurry – 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter. innnogreathurry.com @innogreathurry “I believe there is such a thing as a search for beauty’ Saul Leiter could have been lauded as the great the pioneer of colour photography, but was never driven by the lure of success. Instead he […]
Interview excerpts: “I’m sometimes mystified by people who keep diaries. I never thought of my existence as being that important. I have a deep-seated distrust and even contempt for people who are driven by ambition to conquer the world … those who cannot control themselves and produce vast amounts of crap that no […]
Jackie O. sued him (twice), Marlon Brando broke his jaw and Richard Burton’s bodyguards beat him up bad. Dubbed “Paparazzo Extraordinaire” by Newsweek and “the Godfather of the U.S. paparazzi culture” by Timemagazine and Vanity Fair, Ron Galella has historically been regarded as one of the most controversial celebrity photographers in the world. http://www.rongalella.com/ (All […]
Christine Osinski moved to Staten Island, New York in the early 1980s and immediately felt at home. Osinski had grown up on the South Side of Chicago and Staten Island had the same kind of muscular, working class sensibility she was accustomed to. Between 1983 and 1984 Osinski walked the borough with a […]
New York, c. 1971 By M. Darsie Alexander, excerpt from Slideshow: Projected Images in Contemporary Art, 2005 For most of her career, Levitt photographed in black and white, distilling her compositions into subtle gradations and contrasts. That all changed when she received a Guggenheim award in 1959 (renewed the following year), which she used to […]