Ed van der Elsken – “Love on the Left Bank” (1954)

  Dutch photographer and filmmaker Ed van der Elsken relocated to Paris in 1950. There he found a bohemian group and began closely following and photographing their everyday movements, intertwining fiction and reality in a new genre of photography book. The book focuses on the Left Bank of Paris at the time when the area was […]

‘Adult Pictures’ in Larry Sultan’s ‘The Valley’ (2002)

There is a perfectly calibrated ambiguity to Sultan’s work that opens it up to narrative speculation. Carnal plots and subplots nag at the viewer, even when no one in the photo is naked or having sex.   By Bernard Cooper, Excerpt from Los Angeles Magazine, March 2002 Sex and work aren’t words you’d use in […]

Antoine d’Agata – “Anticorps” (2012)

Antoine d’Agata – Anticorps – Te zien van 26 mei t/m 2 september 2012 in het Fotomuseum Den Haag – http://www.fotomuseumdenhaag.nl Antoine d’Agata – Anticorps – On view from 26 May until 2 September 2012 at The Hague Museum of Photography – http://www.fotomuseumdenhaag.nl/en Video: Studio Gerrit Schreurs Volg/Follow Fotomuseum Den Haag: http://www.facebook.com/Fotomuseum http://www.twitter.com/fotomuseum

Boris Mikhailov: “A New Metaphysician”

From Case History, 1999 Boris Mikhailov: A New Metaphysician By Helen Petrovsky If we were to define photography today, we would have to posit its essential anonymity. To be more precise, we would have to rethink the very conditions of its theorizing: it is no longer “my” photograph that has to be redeemed by being […]

Antoine d’Agata – Until the World No Longer Exists

“A photograph is nothing but a lie. The space is cut off, the time, manipulated. They are two uncontrollably false appearances of an image condemned to choose between hypocrisy ­ and good conscience ­ and being fake.” – Antoine d’Agata  “What we see is not made up of what we are seeing but rather from […]

An Interview with Larry Clark – “Outlaw No More” (1984)

  The cover photograph of Larry Clark’s book ‘Teenage Lust’ is a gorgeously lit rectangle of boy/girl flesh on the seat of a car, her hand around his penis, his hand at her crotch, their tongues touching.   By Ellen Wallenstein, Spot Magazine, Fall 1985 The cover photograph of Larry Clark’s book Teenage Lust is […]

NIKOLAY BAKHAREV: “BAHAREVLAND”

Nikolay Bakharev was born in 1946 in Mikhailovka village, Siberia (Russia). After his parents death in 1950, we grew up in an orphanage. Since 1965, he was an operator at a Kuznetsk integrated iron and steel works. In 1970, he started to work as a photographer for a service center in Novokuznetsk (Kemerovo Region) and […]