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Duane Michals. Robert Mapplethorpe. Biography[edit] Mapplethorpe was born and grew up as a Roman Catholic of English and Irish heritage in Our Lady of the Snows Parish in Floral Park, Queens, New York. His parents were Harry and Joan Mapplethorpe and he grew up with five brothers and sisters. He studied for a B.F.A. from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where he majored in graphic arts,[1] though he dropped out in 1969 before finishing his degree.[2] Mapplethorpe lived with his close friend Patti Smith from 1967 to 1974, and she supported him by working in bookstores.

They created art together, and even after he realized he was homosexual, they maintained a close relationship. Mapplethorpe took his first photographs soon thereafter using a Polaroid camera. Mapplethorpe died on the morning of March 9, 1989, 42 years old, in a Boston, Massachusetts, hospital from complications arising from AIDS. Nearly a year before his death, the ailing Mapplethorpe helped found the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Inc.

Art[edit] Montiel Klint Gerardo. Duane michals - Google Search. Joel-Peter Witkin Love & Redemption. Sebastião Salgado. Sebastião Salgado (left) gives former Brazilian president Lula da Silva his new book. October 31, 2006. Sebastião Salgado (born February 8, 1944) is a Brazilian social documentary photographer and photojournalist. Biography[edit] He has traveled in over 100 countries for his photographic projects. Most of these, besides appearing in numerous press publications, have also been presented in books such as Other Americas (1986), Sahel: l’homme en détresse (1986), Sahel: el fin del camino (1988), Workers (1993), Terra (1997), Migrations and Portraits (2000), and Africa (2007). Touring exhibitions of this work have been, and continue to be, presented throughout the world.

Longtime gallery director Hal Gould considers Salgado to be the most important photographer of the early 21st century,[citation needed] and gave him his first show in the United States. Salgado has been awarded numerous major photographic prizes in recognition of his accomplishments. Publications[edit] Further reading[edit] Joel-Peter Witkin. Supervert's review of an exhibit featuring the morbid works of photographer Joel-Peter Witkin. Originally published in Artforum Magazine (Summer 1993). Exhibit at the Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York When Joel-Peter Witkin takes a photograph of a headless corpse (its neck terminating in a meaty stump, its penis shriveling into its fat stomach, its feet absurdly sporting black socks), does it repel you? Is death repulsive? Why would you want to say Yes to death, dismemberment, or any of the other staples in Witkin's banquet of the bizarre?

Peter-Joel Witkin - Gallery. The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Witkin, Joel-Peter 1939- Witkin by Joel-Peter Witkin( Book )2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in Multiple languages and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Compassionate beauty by Joel-Peter Witkin( Book )4 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Zögling & Meister by Joel-Peter Witkin( Book )3 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Joel-Peter Witkin, l'angélique et l'obscène : suivi d'un entretien inédit avec le photographe by Hervé Castanet( Book )1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Joel-Peter Witkin, disciple et maître by Joel-Peter Witkin( Book )2 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide Pour s'émanciper de la tutelle des anciens, il faut d'abord l'avoir connue et avoir su mettre à profit leurs enseignements.

Irving Penn. Biography[edit] Penn was born on June 16, 1917 in Plainfield, New Jersey, to Harry Penn and Sonia Greenberg. Penn's younger brother, Arthur Penn was born in 1922 and would go on to become a film director and producer. Penn worked for two years as a freelance designer and making his first amateur photographs before taking Brodovitch's position as the art director at Saks Fifth Avenue in 1940. Penn remained at Saks Fifth Avenue for a year before leaving to spend a year painting and taking photographs in Mexico and across the US.

Penn's first photographic cover for Vogue magazine appeared in October 1943. In the 1950s, Penn founded his own studio in New York and began making advertising photographs. Penn met fashion model Lisa Fonssagrives at a photo shoot in 1947.[4][5] In 1950, the two married at Chelsea Register Office, and two years later Lisa gave birth to their son, Tom Penn, who would go on to become a metal designer.[5] Lisa Fonssagrives died in 1992. Photography[edit] Joel-Peter Witkin - a tribute to a genius. Xavier Hufkens, Brussels - Robert Mapplethorpe. Thomas, 1987 platinum print (edition of 5 + 1 AP) 58,4 × 48,3 cm | 22 ⅜ × 19 inches inquire Lydia Cheng, 1985 silver gelatin print (edition of 10 + 2 AP) 50,8 × 40,6 cm | 20 × 16 inches inquire Calla Lillies, 1985 gelatin silver print (edition of 10 + 2 AP) 40,64 × 50,8 cm | 16 × 20 inches inquire Rose, 1982 silver gelatin print (edition of 10 + 2 AP) 40,6 × 50,8 cm | 16 × 20 inches inquire Mark Breland, 1983 Silver gelatin print (edition of 10 + 2 AP) 50,8 × 40,6 cm | 20 × 16 inches inquire Arthur Diovanni, 1982 silver gelatin print (edition of 10 + 2 AP) 40,6 × 50,8 cm | 16 × 20 inches inquire Alistair Butler, 1980 silver gelatin print (edition of 15 + 3 AP) 40,6 × 50,8 cm | 16 × 20 inches inquire NYC Contemporary Ballet, 1980 Silver gelatin print (edition of 15 + 3 AP) 40,6 × 50,8 cm | 16 × 20 inches inquire Sybill Walker, 1979 (edition of 10 + 2 AP), Silver gelatin print 40,6 × 50,8 cm | 16 × 20 inches inquire Untitled (Randy), 1975 B&W polaroïd 14,6 × 10,5 cm | 5 ¾ × 4 ⅛ inches inquire.

Joel-Peter Witkin. Joel-Peter Witkin (born September 13, 1939) is an American photographer who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His work often deals with such themes as death, corpses (and sometimes dismembered portions thereof), and various outsiders such as dwarves, transsexuals, hermaphrodites, and physically deformed people. Witkin's complex tableaux often recall religious episodes or classical paintings.[1] Biography[edit] Influences and themes[edit] Witkin claims that his vision and sensibility spring from an episode he witnessed as a young child, an automobile accident in front of his house in which a little girl was decapitated. He says his family's difficulties also influenced his work. His favorite artist is Giotto. Those of Witkin's works which use corpses have had to be created in Mexico in order to get around restrictive US laws.

Documentary[edit] In July 2011, filming began on the feature length documentary, Joel-Peter Witkin: An Objective Eye. Chronology[edit] Notes[edit] External links[edit] 'Joel-Peter Witkin: a saint in the morgue' From the seventies onwards, the star of Joel-Peter Witkin (° 1939 in New York) is constantly rising. His works are bought by renown museums and galleries all over the world, one photo book after another is published, and his photos are spread all over the internet. Meanwhile, he is considered as one of the leading photographers of the second half of the twentieth century. Witkin's success is all the more remarkable, since his subject matter is not precisely charming, although his works are widely praised because of their artistic merits.

Reasons enough to have a closer look at the oeuvre of this artist, who is approaching the seventies. It immediately catches the eye, then, that this photographer only hesitatingly inscribes himself in the history of photography. Few are his references to other photographers. With all the more emphasis, Joel-Peter Witkin eagerly inscribes himself in the history of painting. But precisely such flirting with painting betrays the photographer in Witkin.

Duane Michals. First Holy Communion by Duane Michals 2012 Duane Michals (/ˈmaɪkəls/; born February 18, 1932) is an American photographer.[1] Michals's work makes innovative use of photo-sequences, often incorporating text to examine emotion and philosophy.[2] Education and career[edit] Michals's interest in art "began at age 14 while attending watercolor university classes at the Carnegie Institute [Carnegie Museum of Art] in Pittsburgh. "[3] In 1953 he received a B.A. from the University of Denver.[4] After two years in the Army, in 1956 he went on to study at the Parsons School of Design with a plan to become a graphic designer; however, he did not complete his studies.[3] He describes his photographic skills as "completely self-taught. Michals was hired by the government of Mexico to photograph the 1968 Summer Olympics.[5] In 1970 his works were shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.[6] The portraits he took between 1958 and 1988 would later become the basis of his book, Album.

Exhibitions[edit] Joel-Peter Witkin Gallery. Joel-Peter Witkin - L'image indélébile (1994. Arts >> Michals, Duane. <a href="/glossary.php? Word=Homoerotic&part=" target="_blank">Homoerotic</a> photography has existed almost from the photographic medium's nineteenth-century inception, but more than a century passed before photographer Duane Michals discovered ways in which photography might represent same-sex love and spirituality as compellingly as it did same-sex desire.

Befitting an artist whose works often surrender their meaning gradually, Duane Michals did not become a photographer in the most direct, immediate manner. Born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania on February 18, 1932 to working-class parents, Michals first took an interest in art as a teenager, enrolling in watercolor classes at the Carnegie Institute in nearby Pittsburgh. Believing his life's vocation to be graphic design, Michals briefly attended the Parsons School of Design and held various jobs in the publishing industry. During a 1958 trip to the USSR, however, Michals discovered that photography was his métier and passion. Tunick desnuda a la Ciudad de México. Asya Schween - My Own Self.

Larry Berman and Chris Maher, writers for Shutterbug magazine, first discovered the work of Asya Schween right here on our Nikon Talk forum. Asya's haunting, beautiful and inspiring self-portrature is the perfect example of how digital photography aides the rapid realization of your own photography skills. Asya's work stands as testimony that many who consider themselves amateur photographers have far more inside them. Asya is an exchange student from Russia doing postgraduate work at the University of Southern California. Come in to see more and read part of Larry and Chris's interview with Asya. Article © Larry Berman and Chris Maher: "My Own Self" the Self-Portraits of Asya Schween We first noticed Asya Schween's haunting photographs in a forum thread about self-portraits on

There is no neutrality in response to Asya's work. Larry and Chris: Tell us a little about yourself. Asya: I'm an ambidextrous, color-blind math grad student, 22. Asya: In a word, inexpressive. Ruben pax. Unique Photo Blog, News and Reviews « Unique Photo Blog, News and Reviews on the latest photography topics and products. The place where beginners to professionals come to learn and mingle.

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