Category: Photography

  • The Women of Magnum Photos | The New Yorker

    The Women of Magnum Photos | The New Yorker

    The Women of Magnum Photos An exhibit, at the International Center of Photography, of the work of twelve photographers includes a daringly intimate depiction of life during the recent revolution in Lebanon, by Myriam Boulos. via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/10/03/the-women-of-magnum-photos An exhibit, at the International Center of Photography, of the work of twelve photographers includes a daringly…

  • These Photographs Were Made in Protest

    These Photographs Were Made in Protest

    These Photographs Were Made in Protest The camera became the center of Chauncey Hare’s life, and a tool for awakening his political consciousness. via Hyperallergic: https://hyperallergic.com/741181/chauncey-hare-quitting-your-day-job/ Hare’s photography is little known today, partly because of his own efforts. Disillusioned with the art world, he called himself an “anti-official art artist” for a time before bitterly…

  • Michelle Agins on Perseverance and Photographing Martin Luther King

    Michelle Agins on Perseverance and Photographing Martin Luther King

    Michelle Agins on Perseverance and Photographing Martin Luther King The second Black woman ever hired as a New York Times staff photographer, Agins built her career at a time when photo editors gave very few assignments to women — much less to women of color. via Hyperallergic: https://hyperallergic.com/761200/michelle-agins-on-perseverance-and-photographing-martin-luther-king/ The second Black woman ever hired as…

  • The Full Story Behind the Collapse of the Nat Geo Fine Art Galleries | PetaPixel

    The Full Story Behind the Collapse of the Nat Geo Fine Art Galleries | PetaPixel

    The Full Story Behind the Collapse of the Nat Geo Fine Art Galleries The full story behind the National Geographic Fine Art Galleries. via PetaPixel: https://petapixel.com/2022/08/31/the-full-story-behind-the-collapse-of-the-nat-geo-fine-art-galleries/ This saga of the National Geographic Fine Art Galleries (hereafter referred to as the Galleries for the sake of simplicity) has been ongoing for years and started when PetaPixel…

  • Photographers on Photographers: Emily Wall in Conversation with Victoria Sambunaris – LENSCRATCH

    Photographers on Photographers: Emily Wall in Conversation with Victoria Sambunaris – LENSCRATCH

    Photographers on Photographers: Emily Wall in Conversation with Victoria Sambunaris – LENSCRATCH I first saw Victoria Sambunaris’ work at the Museum of Art at Brigham Young University during my last semester as a student. I was struck by the scale of the prints as well as how the strong geometry within the work carried her themes.…

  • Photographers on Photographers: Sara Bennett in Conversation with Thomas Holton – LENSCRATCH

    Photographers on Photographers: Sara Bennett in Conversation with Thomas Holton – LENSCRATCH

    Photographers on Photographers: Sara Bennett in Conversation with Thomas Holton – LENSCRATCH In 2014, I began photographing four women who were returning to New York City after spending anywhere from 17 to 35 years in prison. As a former journalist and criminal defense attorney, I thought a lot about the ethics of getting so close…

  • Photographers on Photographers: Alex Henderson in Conversation with Idris Talib Solomon – LENSCRATCH

    Photographers on Photographers: Alex Henderson in Conversation with Idris Talib Solomon – LENSCRATCH

    Photographers on Photographers: Alex Henderson in Conversation with Idris Talib Solomon – LENSCRATCH On a search to find more Black photographers and artists, I discovered The Black Shutter Podcast. From Jamel Shabazz to Dee Dwyer, I listened to each artist’s story as they were relatable and inspiring. As a developing artist, I felt that I struck true go via LENSCRATCH: http://lenscratch.com/2022/08/photographers-on-photographers-alex-henderson-in-conversation-with-idris-talib-solomon/ On a search…

  • A New California Center Is Building a Legacy of Black Photographers

    A New California Center Is Building a Legacy of Black Photographers

    A New California Center Is Building a Legacy of Black Photographers With The Black Image Center, a group of young photographers has established a space for Black image makers in need of a place to create. via Hyperallergic: https://hyperallergic.com/755408/a-new-california-center-is-building-a-legacy-of-black-photographers/ CULVER CITY, CA — For the group of young Black photographers who founded The Black Image…

  • 17 Photographers Reflect on Key Images for Aperture’s Seventieth Anniversary

    17 Photographers Reflect on Key Images for Aperture’s Seventieth Anniversary

    17 Photographers Reflect on Key Images for Aperture’s Seventieth Anniversary In Aperture’s Seventy x Seventy Sale, Stephen Shore, Graciela Iturbide, Tyler Mitchell, and more offer prints from their history with Aperture—ranging from the classic to the contemporary. via Aperture: https://aperture.org/editorial/17-photographers-reflect-on-key-images-for-apertures-seventieth-anniversary/ In Aperture’s Seventy x Seventy Sale, Stephen Shore, Graciela Iturbide, Tyler Mitchell, and more offer…

  • Ray Johnson’s Camera Was Disposable. The Photos Are Unforgettable. – The New York Times

    Ray Johnson’s Camera Was Disposable. The Photos Are Unforgettable. – The New York Times

    Ray Johnson’s Camera Was Disposable. The Photos Are Unforgettable. The Pop artist spent his final years taking pictures and kept them a secret. Dozens are on view in a revelatory show at the Morgan Library & Museum. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/24/arts/design/ray-johnson-photography-morgan-library.html The Pop artist spent his final years taking pictures and kept them a secret. Dozens are…

  • Photographers on Photographers: Jordan Mount in Conversation with Craig Stevens – LENSCRATCH

    Photographers on Photographers: Jordan Mount in Conversation with Craig Stevens – LENSCRATCH

    Photographers on Photographers: Jordan Mount in Conversation with Craig Stevens – LENSCRATCH I met Craig Stevens this year when I took his Intro to Inkjet Printing class at Savannah College of Art and Design (known as SCAD). From the first day, he shared countless stories from his career and life. Sharing anecdotes about the photographers…

  • Photographers on Photographers: Su Ji Lee in Conversation with Kensuke Koike – LENSCRATCH

    Photographers on Photographers: Su Ji Lee in Conversation with Kensuke Koike – LENSCRATCH

    Photographers on Photographers: Su Ji Lee in Conversation with Kensuke Koike – LENSCRATCH “If I have many ingredients in my refrigerator, I can cook everything I want. But some ingredients may never be used. If I find only a carrot inside, I must cook it in the best way possible by chopping, grating, roasting, boiling,…

  • One Year Later: The 2021 Lenscratch Student Prize Winners – LENSCRATCH

    One Year Later: The 2021 Lenscratch Student Prize Winners – LENSCRATCH

    One Year Later: The 2021 Lenscratch Student Prize Winners – LENSCRATCH Over this past year, I’ve had the pleasure of celebrating, corresponding and zooming with the 2021 Student Prize Winners. Last summer, I met Allie Tsubota in Providence and she walked me through her studio at RISD.  Through these awards, I always feel lik via…

  • photo-eye | BLOG: Creativity and Turmoil, part 1

    Creativity and Turmoil, part 1 Left to right:  Mitch Dobrowner,  Shiprock Storm ;  Mark Klett,  Moonset with Venus ; Edward Bateman,  Antelope Island No.766   I would have… Link: https://blog.photoeye.com/2022/07/creativity-and-turmoil-part-1.html At the beginning of the pandemic, I watched a live Zoom of Sophie Calle talking to students. I believe she wanted them to be totally…

  • Lee Miller: From Vogue to Buchenwald and Dachau — Blind Magazine

    Lee Miller: From Vogue to Buchenwald and Dachau — Blind Magazine

    Lee Miller: From Vogue to Buchenwald and Dachau — Blind Magazine The exhibition at the Rencontres d’Arles retraces the most intense decade in the life of the American model and photographer Lee Miller, who became a war correspondent during World War II. via Blind Magazine: https://www.blind-magazine.com/en/news/lee-miller-from-vogue-to-buchenwald-and-dachau/ Lee Miller possesses sculptural beauty, an unfathomable gaze, the…

  • The Future of the Photo Festival in the Covid Age – LENSCRATCH

    The Future of the Photo Festival in the Covid Age – LENSCRATCH

    The Future of the Photo Festival in the Covid Age – LENSCRATCH If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry – Emily Dickinson  As a photographer, editor, and publisher I have had the good fortune of seeing a lot of photography. I came to…

  • Paolo Pellegrin’s Photographic Quest for the Sublime | The New Yorker

    Paolo Pellegrin’s Photographic Quest for the Sublime | The New Yorker

    Paolo Pellegrin’s Photographic Quest for the Sublime For as long as the celebrated photojournalist has been doing his best work, he has been grappling with the threat of blindness. via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2022/05/23/paolo-pellegrins-photographic-quest-for-the-sublime “To find silence, you need silence,” Pellegrin had observed, and as we drove in darkness no one spoke. An hour later,…

  • The Dennis Hopper Photograph That Caught Los Angeles | The New Yorker

    The Dennis Hopper Photograph That Caught Los Angeles | The New Yorker

    The Dennis Hopper Photograph That Caught Los Angeles The actor stopped at an intersection, took out his Nikon, and made history. via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-dennis-hopper-photograph-that-caught-los-angeles “Double Standard” is probably the best known of the eighteen thousand images that Hopper created with his Nikon from 1961 to around the time he began shooting “Easy Rider,”…

  • Jamel Shabazz: Proud Street Culture on Display – The New York Times

    Jamel Shabazz: Proud Street Culture on Display – The New York Times

    Jamel Shabazz: Proud Street Culture on Display He chronicled the fashion shifts of stylish young Black New Yorkers in the 1980s and ’90s in photographs celebrated at the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/06/arts/design/bronx-museum-jamel-shabazz-photography.html When Jamel Shabazz was a teenager in Brooklyn, a gang member opened his eyes to the power of photography. Shabazz…

  • She Took the White House Photos. Trump Moved to Take the Profit. – The New York Times

    She Took the White House Photos. Trump Moved to Take the Profit. – The New York Times

    She Took the White House Photos. Trump Moved to Take the Profit. The former chief White House photographer made plans to publish a book of Trump photos. The former president had other plans. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/31/us/politics/trump-photographer-shealah-craighead.html But like so much else involving Mr. Trump, the plan by his chief photographer, Shealah Craighead, did not follow this…