Posts Tagged: photography
At the intersection of Eastern and Western culture, male and female, past and present, lies a rich and bewildering confluence of identities....more
Ginsberg is not typically remembered for his photography, but from 1950 to 1990 he captured hundreds of photographs documenting his life, family, and friends.
In “The Photography of Allen Ginsberg,” Roslyn Bernstein discusses going to Ginsberg’s poetry readings during her youth, and her experience seeing his photography exhibit almost 50 years later....more
For over thirty-five years, Jamel Shabazz has photographed the pulse of New York urban life. Dating back to the early days of hip-hop and B-boys, to the arrival of crack cocaine and the HIV/AIDs epidemic, and to the global commoditization of street style, Shabazz’s portraits tell the stories of everyday lives...more
Originally from Poland, Borensztein’s portraits are a sarcastic take on the American Dream, and although the series was shot in the ‘80s, many of the photos embody a certain timelessness....more
“That red convertible we were so proud of looks as though it is about to be struck by a meteor. And every moment — the prom, the dance recital, the snowman’s construction — is painted now with bright yellows and rich reds and burnt oranges, the colors of our storm-tossed autumn.”
Sandy has curated a photography exhibition on New Dorp Beach in Staten Island....more
“When the message is finally understood that its not about being gay but about being anything other than 100% straight, people will to start to quantify themselves....more
On July 14, SF MoMA will be opening a retrospective of the work of photographer Cindy Sherman.
Starting with her series Untitled Film Stills, Sherman’s photographs have consistently challenged the limits, meaning, and power of self-portraiture. In an article for the New York Review of Books, critic Sanford Schwartz characterized Sherman as “an impersonator—which in her case means being a creator of people, and sometimes people-like creatures.”...more
The Atlantic captures photographs of graduates who have been unable to find a job in their fields of study and now find themselves in underpaid service sector jobs.
“From a cook in Athens with a degree in civil engineering to a waiter in Algiers with a masters in corporate finance, these young people have spent years studying hard to compete in the 21st century, only to discover that even the most desirable qualifications mean little in a distressed global economy.”...more
“…The generosity of her works, their beckoning to the spectator-maker, is paradoxically the result of their basic reticence. Davey’s works subtly withhold their narrative or argument even when ostensibly delineating it.”
(Via The Believer)...more
“Somewhere between the inaccurate and distorted media images of the black male super predator and the black male superhero, live the majority of black men.”
The Maynard Institute for Journalism Education has created a Tumblr dedicated to moving past media myths and representing “the everyday lives of black men.” Anyone can submit images with brief descriptions of “the boys, men and male-identified folks in your life.” Check out the blog’s archive....more
Photographer Clams Rockefeller documents NYC street art and graffiti interventions, including Retna’s recently completed Houston and Bowery wall mural (captured in the image above). Check out more of Rockefeller’s work on his blog....more
On April 5th, photographers Mikael Kennedy and Sean Sullivan will embark on a month-long road trip through the American West. Their Ramblers Bone project will send them “east into the high deserts of New Mexico before turning north through the Rockies, into the wild lands of Montana, across to the Pacific for the last leg of their journey, bringing them down the California coast where the wilderness meets the water.”
You can follow their travels here....more
At The Nation, Barry Schwabsky writes about photographer Zoe Strauss’ “Ten Years” exhibition. Exploring Strauss’ evolving approach to photographic techniques, portraiture and storytelling, Schwabsky argues that her artistic triumphs come from “thinking big”.
“Strauss’s work was a runaway from birth, and by putting her photographs on billboards she is returning them to the streets from which they sprang… But more than that, Strauss’s images are not only about but for the urban rough-and-tumble....more
It starts with the watch, always. Boarding the ferry at the Sayville Harbor on Long Island, I remove my watch and zip it within the special pocket of my duffel. Vacation begins the moment we start the short trek over to the narrow strip of land that stretches thirty miles, just south of the city....more
Twice a year Shutterclank! magazine hits the presses to support traditional photographers and stir up discussion. Founded by photographers Kate Contakos, Chris Schuster, and Jake Reinhart, the hope is that the magazine will further the community of lens artists, spurring them to interact and collaborate as a result of Shutterclank!...more
“Herman Hesse’s typewriter, Bolaño’s chair, Smith’s father’s favourite cup, Virginia Woolf’s cane and bed. It is as if she were furnishing a home with these photographs for the ghosts of her favorite lives.”
The recently opened Patti Smith: Camera Solo is featured at Bomblog....more
Stumble Magazine’s all about short fiction and photography. Their print publication is published twice a year, which could elicit sad feelings of waiting and prolonged expectancy if the following weren’t true: they’re publishing new content once a week! It’s another weekly thing to be excited about besides weekends....more
Errol Morris, the truth-seeker/director of the documentary The Thin Blue Line and The Fog of War is once again having us question the facts. His collection of essays, Believing is Seeing (Observations on the Mysteries of Photography) considers our undiscerning trust in photos, though their reliability is as questionable as any story-telling medium....more
To top it off, all of the pinups are male, which Wild Women Press co-founder Victoria Bennet said sprung from the the inspiration to ‘explore the idea of the male muse, as opposed to the female muse.” Each poet was paired with a female photographer for their shoot, which took place after photographer and subject read a piece written by a female poet for inspiration....more
The conversation gets at the artist’s process, the importance and difficulty of subtlety, travel and Mount Tamalpais. Rise also speaks to the floating quality of his subjects, and the inspiration he finds in dreams, space, and—above all—in the “question of how we got here, or rather ‘why’ we’re here.”...more