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 […]

THEORY: "Nicholas Mirzoeff: An Introduction to Visual Culture" (1999)

By Nicholas Mirzoeff Dept of Art, SUNY Stony Brook Modern life takes place onscreen. Life in industrialized countries is increasingly lived under constant video surveillance from cameras in buses and shopping malls, on highways and bridges, and next to ATM cash machines. More and more people look back, using devices ranging from traditional cameras to […]