‘That Dark’, Melancholy and Death in the Works of Catherine Anyango

Mike Brown @ Catherine Anyango “One may say that the Negro in America does not really exist, except in the darkness of our minds.” James Baldwin – Notes from a Native Son   By Michael Salu, ASX, February 2015 It is THAT dark. You know, the dark that exists under your fingernails that you idly […]

DORIS ULMANN: “APPALACHIAN PORTRAITS”

  Doris Ulmann (1882-1934) was born and educated in New York City. A graduate of the school of the Ethical Culture Society, a socially liberal organization that championed individual worth regardless of ethnic background or economic condition. In the late 1920’s Ulmann made trips each summer to document the rural people of the South, particularly […]

David Goldblatt – Afrikaners Photographed and Revisited (1975-2006)

“The ideology and apparatus of apartheid and the overwhelming power of the state to crush opposition became ever more present in our lives.”   Some Afrikaners Photographed, 1975 – Some Afrikaners Revisited, 2006 By David Goldblatt, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2006 I was born and grew up in Randfontein, a gold-mining town 40 kilometres west of […]

A Conversation with Alec Soth (2009)

From Sleeping with the Mississippi “I have big problems with Sleeping By The Mississippi, there’s parts I love, but definitely things I would do differently now. When people point to those things you’d rather do differently, you feel, ‘I wish I could’, but I can’t.”   By Ben Sloat, Big Red & Shiny, November 17, 2009 […]