Ed Ruscha’s exploration of language and American West Coast culture centred on Hollywood has made him one of the pre-eminent artists of his generation. Since the early 1960s he has channelled his fascination with words and the act of communication into books, print-making, photography, drawing and painting. TateShots went to meet him at his studio […]
“In general, my work is about representing the world that I live in.” Wolfgang Tillmans was announced as the winner of The Turner Prize 2000. He took part in an online webchat on 1st December 2000 at the Channel 4 website. The following is a transcript of the interview. Wolfgang Tillmans: Hello this is […]
An exclusive Tate video interview with photographer William Klein and a first-ever glimpse behind the scenes at his Paris studio. ‘Almost everything is coincidence and luck and chance.’ William Klein is one of the twentieth century’s most important photographers and film-makers and in this interview for Tate Media, he discusses his experience photographing on the […]
Daido Moriyama uses an ordinary compact camera and never stops shooting. He is one of Japan’s most celebrated photographers. In this film, Daido Moriyama “In Pictures”, we are invited into his studio and takes us on a walk around the atmospheric Shinjuku neighbourhood, his home from home in Tokyo.
Tateshots: Don McCullin is recognised as one of the most important living war photographers.
Young Couple in Parked Open-Air Car, Ossining, New York 1932-34 By Carter Radcliff, Originally Published in Tate Magazine, Issue 5, 2003 In 1932, Walker Evans photographed a young couple in a roadster parked at the curb in a small town somewhere in America. The top is down, giving the photographer and his subjects direct views […]
Tateshots: American photographer Taryn Simon talks about her new exhibition at Tate Modern ‘A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters’.
American artist Mitch Epstein explores how privacy is acted out in the public spaces of New York. In this video he tells the story of one such time when he disturbed a strangely ‘ordinary’ exhibitionist couple from his rooftop. Works from Mitch Epstein’s ‘The City’ series are on display in Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the […]