Category: Portfolios & Galleries

  • I LOVE L.A.: Rick McCloskey: Van Nuys Blvd. 1972 – LENSCRATCH

    I LOVE L.A.: Rick McCloskey: Van Nuys Blvd. 1972 - LENSCRATCH

    I LOVE L.A.: Rick McCloskey: Van Nuys Blvd. 1972 – LENSCRATCH

    The idea of cruising is/was a national past time in small towns and big cities. I well remember the cool night air as a carload of girlfriends and I drove down Sunset Strip night after night in someone’s family station wagon, air thick with adolescent perspiration and teen spirit pheromones, looking for something not quite

    via LENSCRATCH: http://lenscratch.com/2023/01/rick-mccloskey-van-nuys-blvd-1972/

    Los Angeles has always been about car culture and what better project to go back in time and experience those nights of freedom and friends, laughing and looking for love (or trouble) than Rick McCloskey’s series from 1972, Van Nuys Blvd. Filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson celebrated this world in his movie, Licorice Pizza. In the summer of 1972, Rick McCloskey went to Van Nuys Boulevard, near his parents’ home and for three months, every Wednesday and sometimes Friday and Saturday evenings photographed the action.

  • I LOVE L.A.: Francesca Forquet: Santa Monica – LENSCRATCH

    I LOVE L.A.: Francesca Forquet: Santa Monica - LENSCRATCH

    I LOVE L.A.: Francesca Forquet: Santa Monica – LENSCRATCH

    …it comes natural to me, as I try to get to know this country walking through the deserted alleys of Santa Monica, to notice these little clues, and to take pictures of them. I recently met Francesca Forquet while reviewing portfolios at the Palm Spring Photo Festival. It was like meeting an old friend who

    via LENSCRATCH: http://lenscratch.com/2023/01/i-love-l-a-francesca-forquet-santa-monica/

    I recently met Francesca Forquet while reviewing portfolios at the Palm Spring Photo Festival. It was like meeting an old friend who shared a similar sense of humor and joie de vivre, who happened to be Italian. I have always loved the small, absurd details of city life, not unlike what the brilliant television show, How to with John Wilson has done for New York.

  • “Communism(s): A Cold War Album” by Arthur Grace – burn magazine

    “Communism(s): A Cold War Album” by Arthur Grace

    “Communism(s): A Cold War Album” by Arthur Grace

    “Communism(s): A Cold War Album” by Arthur Grace When I landed at West Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport just over 43 years ago, it marked the beginning of a 12-year exploration of life behind…

    via burn magazine: https://www.burnmagazine.org/essays/2023/01/communisms-a-cold-war-album-by-arthur-grace/

    When I landed at West Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport just over 43 years ago, it marked the beginning of a 12-year exploration of life behind the Iron Curtain. As a photojournalist for Western news outlets, I had unique access to both daily life and historic events across what was then known as the Soviet Bloc.

  • I LOVE L.A.: Aline Smithson: LOST Los Angeles – LENSCRATCH

    I LOVE L.A.: Aline Smithson: LOST Los Angeles - LENSCRATCH

    I LOVE L.A.: Aline Smithson: LOST Los Angeles – LENSCRATCH

    Los Angeles or La Puebla de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles (The City of our Lady the Queen of the Angels) was founded by the Spaniards in 1781 and passed into American possession in 1846. It was however of no great importance until the ninth decade of this decade of the present century,

    via LENSCRATCH: http://lenscratch.com/2023/01/i-love-l-a-aline-smithson-lost-la/

    The work today represents the past and present of my life, places I knew as a child and places I have come to know as an adult, with some levity added in.

  • “Reaching for Dawn” by Elliott Verdier – burn magazine

    “Reaching for Dawn” by Elliott Verdier

    “Reaching for Dawn” by Elliott Verdier

    “Reaching for Dawn” by Elliott Verdier Of the bloody civil war (1989-2003) that decimated Liberia, its population does not speak. No proper memorial has been built, no day is dedicated …

    via burn magazine: https://www.burnmagazine.org/essays/2023/01/reaching-for-dawn-by-elliott-verdier/

    Of the bloody civil war (1989-2003) that decimated Liberia, its population does not speak. No proper memorial has been built, no day is dedicated to commemoration. The country, still held by several protagonists of the carnage, refuses to condemn its perpetrators. This deafening silence, that resonates internationally, denies any possibility of social recognition or collective memory of the massacres, condemning Liberia to an endless feeling of abandonment and drowsy resignation. The trauma carved into the population’s flesh is crystallized in the society’s weak foundations, still imbued with an unsound Americanism, and bleeds onto a new generation with an uncertain future.

  • Charting Photography’s Gender Dynamics

    Charting Photography’s Gender Dynamics

    Charting Photography’s Gender Dynamics

    “Close Enough: New Perspectives from 12 Women Photographers at Magnum” unfolds the complex gender dynamics that women experience behind the camera.

    via Hyperallergic: http://hyperallergic.com/789063/charting-photography-gender-dynamics-icp/

    Close Enough: New Perspectives from 12 Women Photographers at Magnum unfolds the complex gender dynamics that women experience behind the camera.

  • The Favorite Photograph You Took in 2022 Exhibition – LENSCRATCH

    The Favorite Photograph You Took in 2022 Exhibition - LENSCRATCH

    The Favorite Photograph You Took in 2022 Exhibition – LENSCRATCH

    Happy 2023! Thank you to everyone who contributed photographs to this massive 14-part post. We received hundreds and hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of images from every corner of the world. The work shared are favorite photos, not best photos, each holds something special to the photographer. If you don’t see your image, it was

    via LENSCRATCH: http://lenscratch.com/2023/01/the-favorite-photograph-you-took-in-2022-exhibition/

    Happy 2023! Thank you to everyone who contributed photographs to this massive 14-part post. We received hundreds and hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of images from every corner of the world. The work shared are favorite photos, not best photos, each holds something special to the photographer. If you don’t see your image, it was probably an incorrect size. We are sorry that we don’t have time to resize images. A HUGE thank you to Kassandra Eller for all her help with this effort.

  • Jesse Rieser: Souvenirs from Paradise – LENSCRATCH

    Jesse Rieser: Souvenirs from Paradise - LENSCRATCH

    Jesse Rieser: Souvenirs from Paradise – LENSCRATCH

    For his exhibition titled Souvenirs From Paradise, Jesse intertwines divergent narratives from his works A Vanishing America Folklore and The Changing Landscape of American Retail in his search to find meaning in the meaningless. I have always been a big fan of Jesse Rieser’s way of seeing. We’ve featured his humorous and quirky series focused

    via LENSCRATCH: http://lenscratch.com/2022/12/jesse-rieser-souvenirs-from-paradise/

    I have always been a big fan of Jesse Rieser’s way of seeing. We’ve featured his humorous and quirky series focused on the holidays, Christmas in America Happy Birthday Jesus, numerous times and it always makes me laugh. He is a great observer of not only human behaviors but continues to look hard at what is disappearing in our cultural zeitgeist.  Rieser recently opened the exhibition, Souvenirs from Paradise, at the The Gallery at Mountain Shadows in Paradise Valley, Arizona that is on view until January 6th, 2023

  • 100 Years Since the Birth of the Soviet Union, in Pictures – The New York Times

    100 Years Since the Birth of the Soviet Union, in Pictures

    100 Years Since the Birth of the Soviet Union, in Pictures

    It is the disintegration of the U.S.S.R. that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia says he wants to remedy by waging war against Ukraine; it is the legacy of Moscow’s dominance that Ukrainians hope to free themselves of by defeating Moscow.

    Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/30/world/europe/soviet-union-100-years-in-pictures.html

    With the layered realities of the Soviet past looming over the war in Ukraine, editors of The New York Times pored over thousands of archival photographs to create a look back at the Soviet Union and its people. Here is their selection.

  • The 100 best photos by Chicago Tribune photographers in 2022 – Chicago Tribune

    The 100 best photos by Chicago Tribune photographers in 2022

    The 100 best photos by Chicago Tribune photographers in 2022

    As the photography staff of the Chicago Tribune looks back on the stories of 2022, we hope the following pages of outstanding photography confirm our commitment to bring you fair and relevant images in a timely manner. Throughout the year, our photographers work in many Chicago neighborhoods and surrounding suburban communities. You see their bylines regularly and across this collection, but below are the visual editors who help shape our photography every day. — Todd Panagopoulos, Director of Content/Visuals

    When the phone calls and police radio traffic started to come through reporting gunshots fired at Highland Park’s Fourth of July parade, time seemed to stand still for a brief moment. Then instinct kicked in. Photo editors on and off-duty immediately dispatched all of the working Tribune staff photojournalists and a freelance photographer, who were covering other Independence Day activities in the region, to the scene. What emerged over that day and the weeks following were compelling, dramatic images documenting a tragedy that took seven lives, injured dozens more and forever changed a community. One of those riveting storytelling images from that day evokes the powerful emotions that so many felt after hearing the news. This is the importance of photojournalism and visual storytelling. It’s these poignant images that Tribune photojournalists bring to our readers every day — whether it be pain, sorrow, joy, triumph or beauty. It’s an honor to share the year’s best images with all of you. — Steven Rosenberg, Senior Content Editor/Visuals

    Chicago Tribune photojournalists are at the right places at the right times every day to tell your stories, making images from every corner of the city of Chicago, suburban communities, small towns and locations beyond Illinois. They capture the beauty of the natural world, the pain of loss and the joy of life. Tribune photographers work during the hottest days and the coldest nights. In each image they strive to create an emotional connection to increase understanding in our communities and to celebrate you, our readers, and this great city. — Mark Hume, Deputy Senior Content Editor/Visuals

    It’s a privilege to work with smart and skillful journalists across the newsroom, especially our talented team of photojournalists. It’s even more rewarding when we can publish the best of our best. We take this job very seriously, whether we’re publishing feature photos — like stunning fall color captured from a drone hovering over Promontory Point — or important, yet tragic, news photos from a shooting scene. — Andrew Johnston, Deputy Senior Content Editor/Visuals

    A fun part of my job is to select the photos and videos that get showcased on Instagram. Social media is overflowing with great images, so my assignment is to cut through the noise and grab people’s attention — which is easy to do with the amazing documentary photos our staff produces. Whether it’s a time-lapse video of a super moon rising over Chicago or gubernatorial candidates beating a path through Illinois on caravan tours, our photojournalists are there covering it all. The sweet reward is getting to share their amazing images with Chicagoland and beyond and to see the real-time responses from all of you. — Marianne Mather, Deputy Senior Content Editor/Visuals

    via Chicago Tribune: https://www.chicagotribune.com/visuals/ct-viz-chicago-tribune-2022-photos-of-the-year-20221215-z6zhc3ugfnefrhgf56glitetha-photogallery.html

    As the photography staff of the Chicago Tribune looks back on the stories of 2022, we hope the following pages of outstanding photography confirm our commitment to bring you fair and relevant images in a timely manner. Throughout the year, our photographers work in many Chicago neighborhoods and surrounding suburban communities. You see their bylines regularly and across this collection, but below are the visual editors who help shape our photography every day. — Todd Panagopoulos, Director of Content/Visuals

  • See 100 years of history, captured by Globe and Mail photographers – The Globe and Mail

    See 100 years of history, captured by Globe and Mail photographers

    See 100 years of history, captured by Globe and Mail photographers

    100 years ago, The Globe and Mail hired its first staff photographer, and nearly four dozen have followed since. Explore our curated collection of their work, more than 1,650 images, year-by-year from 1922 to 2022

    via The Globe and Mail: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-100-years-photography/

    100 years ago, The Globe and Mail hired its first staff photographer, and nearly four dozen have followed since. Explore our curated collection of their work, more than 1,650 images, year-by-year from 1922 to 2022

  • Top Photos of 2022 – Jonesblog

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    Photographically, this year was a little better than last year, partially because I was able to get out of the house and lab a bit more this year, and even did some travel where I got to reconnect with friends and colleagues at a couple of meetings.

  • Michael Knapstein: Midwest Memoir – LENSCRATCH

    Michael Knapstein: Midwest Memoir - LENSCRATCH

    Michael Knapstein: Midwest Memoir – LENSCRATCH

    This past September, I had the good fortune to be asked to juror Photo Midwest and attend the Photo Midwest Festival in Madison, Wisconsin. I met so many wonderful people, spent time with old friends, and saw a mother-lode of fantastic work. Included in that bounty were photographs by Michael Knapstein. His project, Midwest Memior,

    via LENSCRATCH: http://lenscratch.com/2022/12/michael-knapstein-midwest-memoir/

    This past September, I had the good fortune to be asked to juror Photo Midwest and attend the Photo Midwest Festival in Madison, Wisconsin. I met so many wonderful people, spent time with old friends, and saw a mother-lode of fantastic work. Included in that bounty were photographs by Michael Knapstein. His project, Midwest Memior, follows the tradition of Group f/64 aesthetics. Taking his inspiration from mid-century artists who captured the midwest landscape with a certain formality, Knapstein brings an elegance and way of seeing that is timeless. The subjects could be from any era; he uses light and architecture to elevate the ghosts of these classic landscapes.

  • The Best New Yorker Photos of 2022 | The New Yorker

    The Best New Yorker Photos of 2022

    The Best New Yorker Photos of 2022

    Many of the magazine’s most memorable images this year made work of subverting the familiar.

    via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/2022-in-review/the-best-new-yorker-photos-of-2022

    James Nachtwey’s photograph from Bucha, Ukraine, is a wartime tableau cluttered with the stuff of life. Bottles and boxes sit atop of a worn floral tablecloth. A metal bowl perches precariously on a chair. The old painted door is flung open to the darkened next room. It takes a moment to notice the lifeless body of the woman who lived there, slumped beneath the table, still wrapped in a heavy coat.

  • The Year in Pictures 2022 – The New York Times

    The Year in Pictures 2022

    The Year in Pictures 2022

    Photographers captured historic moments of war, grief and wonder that defined the year.

    Link: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/world/year-in-pictures.html

    Every year, starting in early fall, photo editors at The New York Times begin sifting through the year’s work in an effort to pick out the most startling, most moving, most memorable pictures. Recently, every year seems like a history-making year: a pandemic that killed millions; an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol; and, in 2022, a war with frightening echoes of the 20th century’s devastating world wars.

  • Max Pinckers’s Spectacular World Cup | The New Yorker

    Max Pinckers’s Spectacular World Cup

    Max Pinckers’s Spectacular World Cup

    Finding documentary photography’s blind spots at the world’s biggest sporting event.

    via The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/max-pinckerss-spectacular-world-cup

    Finding documentary photography’s blind spots at the world’s biggest sporting event.

  • Best Arts Photos of 2022 – The New York Times

    How We Saw the Arts This Year

    How We Saw the Arts This Year

    These are the images that defined a remarkable time across the worlds of art, music, dance and performance.

    Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/12/12/arts/best-arts-photos-2022.html

    Together, these photographs capture a narrative about a year in the arts, building a collection of evolving scenes and inner worlds. We asked some of the photographers to discuss the intentions behind these frames and the stories they saw within them. Now that the year is coming to a close, take one more look back at how we saw culture this year. — JOLIE RUBEN, senior photo editor

  • Germany Week: STEPHAN ZIRWES – LENSCRATCH

    Germany Week: STEPHAN ZIRWES - LENSCRATCH

    Germany Week: STEPHAN ZIRWES – LENSCRATCH

    This week Lenscratch will turn its sights upon the artistic output of German photographers who present a broad array of the personal, social, historical, and political influences of life in contemporary Germany. Germany’s contributions to the photographic realm are extensive from the earliest days of the genre. From August Sander’s People of the 20th Century,

    via LENSCRATCH: http://lenscratch.com/2022/12/germany-week-stephan-zirwes/

    Entering the photographic realm of Stephan Zirwes is an adventure in looking at the world from an entirely unique perspective. Your perception of swimming pools, airplanes, glaciers, oceans and many other subjects will be altered by his unusual point of view…directly overhead from various heights

  • “Mezen: By Sky’s Edge” by Emil Gataullin – burn magazine

    “Mezen: By Sky’s Edge” by Emil Gataullin

    “Mezen: By Sky’s Edge” by Emil Gataullin

    “Mezen: By Sky’s Edge” by Emil Gataullin “Here is a door behind which the hidden is revealed, enter and you will see not what one wants to see but what is” — writing on a big wooden cro…

    via burn magazine: https://www.burnmagazine.org/essays/2022/12/mezen-by-skys-edge-by-emil-gataullin/

    “Here is a door behind which the hidden is revealed, enter and you will see not what one wants to see but what is” — writing on a big wooden cross, Kuloy village, Arkhangelsk region, Russia.

  • In an Abandoned Soviet-Era Town, The Scars of War Remain – Feature Shoot

    In an Abandoned Soviet-Era Town, The Scars of War Remain - Feature Shoot

    In an Abandoned Soviet-Era Town, The Scars of War Remain – Feature Shoot

    When the photographer Hossein Fardinfard first visited the Soviet-era buildings of Tskaltubo, Georgia, he was struck by an overwhelming sense of stillness and silence. Though many of these spaces had…

    via Feature Shoot: https://www.featureshoot.com/2022/12/in-an-abandoned-soviet-era-town-the-scars-of-war-remain/

    When the photographer Hossein Fardinfard first visited the Soviet-era buildings of Tskaltubo, Georgia, he was struck by an overwhelming sense of stillness and silence. Though many of these spaces had been abandoned, there were, in fact, people living here–-all of them displaced by a war that changed everything more than 30 years ago. They opened their doors to him.