I never get tired of looking at Thomas Alleman's remarkable photographs. His curiosity takes him into worlds personal, familiar, and unknown, and no matter the destination, he finds gold where ever he points his lens. His powerful project about his mother
I never get tired of looking at Thomas Alleman’s remarkable photographs. His curiosity takes him into worlds personal, familiar, and unknown, and no matter the destination, he finds gold where ever he points his lens. His powerful project about his mother, The Unwinding garnered him a Top 50 nod in Critical Mass some years back. At the core of his abilities are two things–he is a humanist and has a history of getting the story, with a legacy of traversing streets and landscapes with laser sharp curiosity. Today we feature his project, Social Studies, an 18-year quest to find his photographic voice at the beginning of his stellar career.
The Year in Pictures: Stormy Weather: “Extreme weather is a category of photography we don’t think much about here in New York City, but it has its fans, publishers, and practitioners just like any other genre. Top amongst these is probably Jim Reed, a 56 year old former writer and film-maker who moved from Los Angeles to Wichita, Kansas 16 years ago in order to be
near the strongest hurricanes and tornadoes in the country.”
Reading E. Annie Proulx’s story the other day with Richard Renaldi’s photograph as an illustration got me thinking about words and pictures, and how the two collide. I was thinking of doing a “what’s burning a hole in my bookcase” post anyway, so when I pulled Andrea Modica’s Treadwell off the top shelf yesterday, it felt like kismet; E. Annie Proulx wrote the introductory essay.
I’ve often wanted to post about Treadwell, which is one of my favorite photo essays ever, but the images available online are all pretty small and of poor quality. So we fired up the PhotoShelter scanner, and voila!