Photographer's Forum / Judith Turner-Yamamoto

/Photographer's Forum / Judith Turner-Yamamoto

About Photographer's Forum / Judith Turner-Yamamoto

Judith Turner-Yamamoto is an art critic, curator and fiction/features writer based in Washington, D.C. and Cincinnati, Ohio. Her articles have appeared in Elle, The Boston Globe, Finnair, The Los Angeles Times, Travel & Leisure, and Interiors.

IMOGEN CUNNINGHAM: In Focus

Imogen and Twinka, 1974, Judy Dater © JUDY DATER, 1974. THE LANE COLLECTION. COURTESY, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON Best known for her sharp-focus modernist images from the 1920s and 30s, Imogen Cunningham, who died in 1976, worked in a myriad of styles. Admired to the point of reverence for her seven decades [...]

By |November 15th, 2016|

GORDON PARKS: Back to Fort Scott

Husband and Wife, Sunday Morning, Detroit, Michigan, 1950 / PHOTOGRAPH BY GORDON PARKS. COURTESY AND © THE GORDON PARKS FOUNDATION. COURTESY MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON “I was born to a black childhood of confusion and poverty — the memory of that beginning influences my work today.” Gordon Parks Everything is about timing, [...]

By |May 15th, 2016|

ELENA DORFMAN: Wandering In The Uncanny Valley

Empire Falling 2 © Elena Dorfman There’s an unspoken agreement between artist and viewer that runs through Elena Dorfman’s work — “leave your visual comfort zone, give yourself over to the image and I’ll take you to a place unlike anywhere you’ve been before.” It’s there in her wide-ranging portrait work featuring sex [...]

By |February 15th, 2016|

ANITA DOUTHAT: Emissary Of Light

Over the past 20 years, as photography has become increasingly hands-off, Anita Douthat has literally run the other way — and, one might say, into the light. Produced without a camera, her photograms rely on the sun to expose images placed directly on ultraviolet light-sensitive printing-out paper. At once skeletal X-ray and intricate detail, these light drawings of objects evoke connection to the human body, speaking of breeze and breath with the delicacy of half-remembered dreams.

By |September 15th, 2015|

RAY K. METZKER Photography’s Alchemist

In a career spanning six decades, Ray K. Metzker, who called himself "an intellectual wanderer," created images of rare variety and intensity that reflected his commitment to exploring blackandwhite photography. From overlapping exposures to making a single picture from a roll of film, from using prints as building blocks for composite works to playing with [...]

By |May 15th, 2015|

GARRY WINOGRAND Student of America

New York, ca. 1962 ©The Estate of Garry WinoGrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco Garry Winogrand’s body of work is as big and sprawling as the country he documented. It’s said that over two million people — roughly one percent of the U.S. population in the 1960s — were captured by his lens. [...]

By |September 15th, 2014|

EMILY HANAKO MOMOHARA The Archaeology of Family

Ohashi: Chopsticks, 2006. From the Desert Sands Project / © EMILY HANAKO MOMOHARA Emily Hanako Momohara creates conceptual landscapes in homage to her Japanese and Hawaiian heritage. Intrigued by collective memory and its relationship to the imagination, her images combine the real and fictional to create places that explore familial history, legacy, myth [...]

By |February 15th, 2014|

EZRA STOLLER The Art of Architecture

Deering House, 1958. Architect, Paul Rudolph. EZRA STOLLER ©ESTO I was born into the world documented by Ezra Stoller, into that contagion of post-war, don’t-look-back American optimism that proliferated even in my native South. My father and his siblings had left the farm, laden with Depression-era memories, for the factories and their promise [...]

By |September 15th, 2013|

Santeri Tuori

Istallation view from EMMA (Espoo Museum of Modern Art), 2009 A small boy struggles to don a red shirt. A little girl spins and dances, engages the camera, forgets it. A woman alone in a room with a camera shifts in her chair, changing her expression as she falls in and out of [...]

By |November 15th, 2012|

Elliott Erwitt :: PERSONAL BEST

Think of Elliott Erwitt, and an iconographic image that comes to mind is his photograph of an anxious, sweatered Chihuahua dwarfed by the boots of its owner and the colossal front feet and legs of a Great Dane. With an observant and eclectic eye and an unexpected point of view, this 83-year-old veteran photojournalist has often explored life at [...]

By |September 15th, 2011|