Author: Trent

  • Tristan Martinez: For Name Sake – LENSCRATCH
    Projects featured this week were selected from our most recent call-for-submissions. I was able to interview each of these artists to gain further insight into the bodies of work they shared. Today, we are looking at the series For Name Sake by Tristan Martinez.
  • The Visa Pour L’image Festival Catches its Breath | Blind
    After a 2020 edition held without any audience, the 33rd edition of the international photojournalism festival in Perpignan, France, opens its doors to the public again and continues to show a world in pain.
  • Juxtapoz Magazine – Pelle Cass’s Crowded Fields
    Crowded Fields at Foto Relevance is an exhibition by Pelle Cass featuring selections from a critically acclaimed, ongoing series of work capturing hours of dynamic action in a single still frame. A bacchanal of bodies in motion fills each field of play and contrasts with the rules of organized sports. The order and disorder of his frenzied time-lapses allow the viewer to experience the whole event within a single instant, altering how time is perceived.
  • Picturing the Humanity and Dread of the Infinite Scroll | The New Yorker
    Tabitha Soren’s “Surface Tension” defamiliarizes the touch screen, where our warm animal bodies collide with the machine’s cold and infinite knowledge of the world.
  • photo-eye | BLOG: Book of the Week: Selected by Blake Andrews
    “I’m pretty good at photography,” states Tim Davis toward the end of his new monograph I’m Looking Through You. “I’m, like, good at it.” Such a boast would be hyperbole coming from most photographers. But Davis has the goods to back it up. Coming from him the declaration is merely another clear-eyed fact like the pictures it accompanies. Davis shot them in and around Los Angeles over the course of a few years between 2017 and 2019.
  • Opinion | A Newsroom, on Pause – The New York Times

    I first met Kathy Ryan a few years ago when I needed a new picture of myself for The Times. We met on an autumn afternoon in the New York office that’s been headquarters since 2007.
  • Photographers on Photographers: Cassandra Klos in Conversation with Linda Connor – LENSCRATCH
    Like so many of us in the Photographers on Photographers series, I was first introduced to my interviewee, Linda Connor, while studying at school; the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to be exact. Her name kept reappearing in my critiques, as I was troubleshooting how to shoot star trails with my large format camera, or sequencing my images to make a small book. Many of my mentors — Jim Dow, Bill Burke, and Sandra Stark (to name a few of many) — would show her work in class, example her sensitivity to poetic resonance, and remind me that envisioning our connection to the cosmos is not strictly a scientific endeavor but one steeped in a visual language worth exploring.
  • Chester Higgins’s Life in Pictures | The New Yorker
    Hanging in the fourth-floor study of the renowned photojournalist Chester Higgins’s Fort Greene brownstone is a bunch of large dead leaves, fastened to a line in front of a well-stocked bookcase. Higgins grew the leaves in his window boxes, he told me, and he’s been making photographs of them for some time now. It’s a way, he said, to examine how “the spirit” manifests in all natural things.
  • Juxtapoz Magazine – Mimi Plumb “The White Sky” @ Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen
    In her early twenties, the American photographer Mimi Plumb looked back to her Californian childhood to make a series of photographs about suburban youth. The resulting photographs collected in her book The White Sky and opening in a new exhibition at Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen in Amsterdam build a world in which an unknown trauma hangs heavy in the air, and children rule the roost.
  • The Enemy Is Us | Conscientious Photography Magazine
    The photographers who go out to photograph wars know that the actual experience of being in a war zone cannot be communicated with pictures. The people who look at photographs of war now know very well that war photography also doesn’t do much for or to them. It’s debatable to what extent war photographs have shaped the public discourse.
  • Hiro, Fashion Photographer Who Captured the Surreal, Dies at 90 – The New York Times

    He juxtaposed the mundane and the exotic, transforming ordinary objects into the desirable — an approach he took in his still-life images as well as in fashion.
  • Renowned Fashion Photographer Hiro Passes Away At 90 | PetaPixel
    Renowned Japanese American photographer Yasuhiro Wakabayashi, professionally known as Hiro, has passed away at the age of 90. He was best known for his successful editorial and commercial fashion photography career as well as his unique style that has been imitated by many.
  • A photographer’s heartfelt vision of the American West

    A photographer’s heartfelt vision of the American West
    A special memorial exhibition for Ingeborg Gerdes traces the photographer’s fascination with the American West, which started with a road trip to Nevada in 1982 and became a decade-long project.
  • Blind – Edward Grazda: A Diary of Afghanistan Before the United States Came to Call

    Edward Grazda: A Diary of Afghanistan Before the United States Came to Call
    For more than 20 years, from the start of the Soviet-Afghan War through the rise of the Taliban and their control of the country, Edward Grazda photographed Afghanistan. The photographs he made show an Afghanistan going through great changes, and mirror what is going on in the country today.
  • Photographers on Photographers: Joel Jimenez Jara in Conversation with Alec Soth – LENSCRATCH
    I learned about Alec Soth’s work right when I was starting my sophomore year in college when I was studying photography. A professor showed me his work for the first time through a photobook (A small version of Sleeping by the Mississippi contained inside the Gathered Leaves compilation).
  • The Sapeurs of Brazzaville – Photographs and text by Tariq Zaidi | LensCulture
    In the Republic of the Congo, stylish individuals piece together vibrant and sophisticated outfits that function as a form of colonial resistance, social activism and peaceful protest.
  • Mapuche – The Leica camera Blog

    With riveting black and white images, Pablo Ernesto Piovano tells the story of the resistance fight of an indigenous group of people in the Andes.
  • Blind – The City in All its Facets

    The City in All its Facets
    The latest book published by Louis Vuitton, Villes du monde [Cities on Earth], takes readers on a trip around the world through 225 photographs of 30 different cities.
  • A Sweeping Look at American Landscape Photography

    A Sweeping Reconsideration of Photography and Land Use in America
    When Sandra S. Phillips was named curator emerita of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2016, after three very busy decades leading the department, she had no intention of slowing down. In fact, she was actively at work on what fairly can be called the most ambitious project of her career to date: American Geography: Photographs of Land Use from 1840 to the Present, an exhibition scheduled to appear at SFMOMA in 2020. Lamentably, the exhibition itself was a casualty of the coronavirus pandemic, but the accompanying publication—much more than a catalogue—was published earlier this year by Radius Books in Santa Fe.
  • The L_st Album – Photographs by Pariwat Anantachina | Essay by Cat Lachowskyj | LensCulture
    Scouring markets for discarded photo albums, Pariwat Anantachina’s intricate collages patchwork old family snaps with instruction manuals, breathing new life into abandoned pictures.