Writer, editor, and photographer Douglas Cruickshank talks about retiring to Uganda, his new book Somehow: Living on Uganda Time, and the perils of writing about Africa as a Westerner....more
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I lost my photo. Part of it, anyway. I lost some of the painless pride of ownership, the selfish satisfaction of creation....more
Peter van Agtmael “has no desire to be at war.” But he spends his life documenting it with his camera, in all its manifestations: from the barracks to the homes of veterans. In the introduction to his recent book-length collection, Disco Night Sept....more
Vivian Maier has been called one of the greatest street photographers of the 20th century, but during her lifetime, she worked as a nanny and kept her photography on rolls of film that went undeveloped. Over at The Millions, Janet Potter raises questions about Maier’s decision to keep her artwork to herself: “Why is someone who takes so many photos a nanny?...more
The Public Domain Review flips through Darwin’s unusual photo collection and his correspondence with neurologist James Crichton-Browne. The correspondence between Darwin and Crichton-Browne led Darwin to write The Expression of Emotions of Man and Animals. Darwin found Crichton-Browne’s help so invaluable that he even wanted to list the neurologist as the book’s co-author (an offer Crichton-Browne politely declined)....more
I joined Instagram on a Tuesday, the night of a weekly social club in the Berkshires where members get together to share dishes that correspond to that week’s theme....more
Attention was painful for you then and is now. Your face, your body, your voice embarrass you to no end....more
L.A.-based photographer Scot Sothern talks about his decades-long career taking photos on the streets, and how his portraits of sex workers advocate on behalf of an often marginalized and misunderstood community....more
Every woman—at least the ones living in big cities—has a response to street harassment, whether it’s flipping the catcaller the bird or ignoring him completely.
Photographer Hannah Price’s reaction is different from most: she takes pictures of her harassers, sometimes candidly, sometimes with permission....more
Here’s a totally normal thing that exists: a lake with a pH so far to the base end of the scale that when birds crash-land in it, they not only die but also calcify.
Of course, like any everyday person would do, photographer Nick Brandt gathered up the mummified bird corpses, posed them, and took pictures of them for his new book Across the Ravaged Land....more
Carlos Batts, an award-winning fetish, entertainment, and music photographer/director, and April Flores, a model/actress and the first plus-sized adult film star to have a sex toy molded from her body, chat with us about their collaborative book, Fat Girl....more
Bay Area readers won’t want to miss this City Arts event with poet/essayist August Kleinzahler and photographer/publisher Alec Soth.
They’ll be at the Nourse Theater in November, talking with award-winning San Francisco writer Steven Winn about the latest in their wide-ranging, international careers....more
Most compelling about the work of photographer Claire Rosen is how fantasy and the natural world come together....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
In Grace, all utterances, including movement or thought, resound and therefore must be performed with intention....more
At some point, the neighborhood — and these walks around it — seeped into the story....more
A new series from photographer Brad DeCecco, Sense of Place captures authors in places that hold significance to their writing selves or their writing itself....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