Detroit - Bruce Gilden Background My work on foreclosed homes in Detroit has actually been a continuation of a project that started in Fort Myers, Florida in September 2008. For me the major concentration of the work is on the houses or what’s left of the houses. I chose to photograph them mostly straight on like my street work in a very blunt fashion. To let the houses speak for themselves. alec soth: in the pool of images Represented by the Magnum agency, collected by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, commissioned by the New York Times and The New Yorker and head of his own publishing house, Little Brown Mushroom, Alec Soth is about as credible as a contemporary documentary photographer can get. His new exhibition, Gathered Leaves, at London's Science Museum (they're partnered with the National Media Museum in Bradford, hence their Media Space, focusing on photography and film) includes the span of his four major bodies of work from his first book, Sleeping by the Mississippi (published in 2004), until now. Shown chronologically, it reveals the evolution of his work, and the constant exploration of the vast expanse of the USA. Is it still better to see a photo in an exhibition or a book, rather than online?A book to me is the album, like vinyl, and there's been this resurgence, because people want this tactile thing. The exhibition is like the live show.
Meet Jude Liana: Photographer, Model and All Around Beast Photography: Jessie Kohlman Styling: Rey Pena Makeup: Zac Weiss Hair: Jarrett Edward Tackling the role of both photographer and model, New York artist Jude Liana is a beast on both sides of the lens. She’s a self-proclaimed “hustler,” encapsulating the nostalgia of ’90s it-girls—equal parts beauty queen and snarky Manhattanite, which allows her to permeate a room with untouchable mystery. Born and raised in the Lower East Side, Liana’s undeniably New York, oozing with “fuck the man” grittiness. Olivier Duong » Insights gleaned from Lee Friedlander’s photography Photograph Copyright Lee Friedlander [I] eat, drink, sleep photography, but due to constraints, I have been loosing my inspiration lately. Theologians back then called this “Dark night of the soul”. My partner-friend-self appointed grandpa Don suggested I learn about the past, I reluctantly accepted. He’s turning senile but he occasionally is the voice of wisdom…ish.
Social Documentary & Street Photography Building Subject Using the Challenge of Three: Examples from Barcelona and Lisbon I made these photographs during my recent three-day workshops in Barcelona and Lisbon. I would not have made (or printed) some of them if I had been working on my own, but I was playing my game, the Challenge of Three with my students as a way to warm up for a day of street photography. I developed the game to help my students find subject and then photograph the subject in the most effective manner very quickly, because time waits for no one. Lee Friedlander / Biography & Images - Atget Photography.com / Videos Books & Quotes Photography has generally been defended on the ground that it is useful, in the sense that the McCormick reaper and quinine have been useful. Excellent and persuasive arguments have been developed in this spirit; these are well known and need not be repeated here. It should be added however that some of the very best photography is useful only as juggling, theology, or pure mathematics is useful --- that is to say, useless, except as nourishment for the human spirit. When Lee Friedlander made the photograph reproduced here he was playing a kind of game. The game is of undetermined social utility and might on the surface seem almost frivolous. The rules of the game are so tentative that they are automatically (though subtly) amended each time the game is successfully played.
Was John Szarkowski the most influential person in 20th-century photography? It's three years to the month since John Szarkowski died: a good time to reappraise his role as a defining figure in photography, both in establishing it as an art form and in influencing the public's perception. Szarkowski was a good photographer, a great critic and an extraordinary curator. One could argue that he was the single most important force in American post-war photography.
OUR NOT SO DEFINED IDENTITIES. Pinhole on 120mm color film. Hand printed. - Stella Asia Consonni Photography OUR NOT SO DEFINED IDENTITIES. Pinhole on 120mm color film. Hand printed. Exploring the progressive loss of real self-identity caused by the creation of web alter ego. The physicality of the images is to express the psychical connotations of the subjects. A Cow Called Ecstasy for 032 Online (032C) A Cow Called Ecstasy for 032 Online client: 032C source: 032c.com published: August 2015 Single Page View Slideshow View Adam Panczuk - Karczeby: The Roots of Polish Life In eastern Poland, the word Karczeb is used to describe a stubborn tree stump as well as a farmer firmly rooted to the land he cultivates. Adam Panczuk's book gives us a personal look at these people and their way of life. We see the connection between these people and their land from the first image of the book (and the first image of the slideshow above). But we also see Panczuk's deep connection with his subjects.
Gia Coppola on her Camera “If I were to save one possession in a fire, it would have to be my dad’s camera, an old, broken Nikon. I always keep it with me – his personal things mean a lot. He took pictures when he was younger and I guess I picked up the camera because of him. When I applied to Bard to do photography, Stephen Shore was a teacher there. He really inspired me to indulge in life in other ways; read, watch movies, be a part of the world and let that inspire your art. 11 Lessons Diane Arbus Can Teach You About Street Photography (All photographs copyrighted by the Estate of Diane Arbus) Diane Arbus is a photographer that has a very profound impact on me. When I first saw her photograph of the “grenade kid” — it hit me in the chest and has burned itself in my mind ever since. Upon studying more of Diane Arbus’ work — I found her photographs to be very applicable to my interest in shooting street photography of strangers- mostly as a mode of portraiture. There is a wealth of knowledge on Diane Arbus (several memoirs, books, and even movies have been made on her), and I cannot say I am an expert on her work. However here is some golden knowledge I have found from one her books published by Aperture that I found incredibly insightful that I wanted to share with you.