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TIM BRADLEY Exploring Place and Process

Untitled (Apartment interior) © TIM BRADLEY

When photographers who learned their skills in the film age get together, the conversation often centers on how they dealt with the transition from film to digital. As time passes and film is not completely extinct, as many people feared, it is not uncommon for professionals and amateurs to engage in a form of hybrid […]

DOUGLAS KIRKLAND A Love Affair With Photography

Sophia Loren, Rome 1972 © DOUGLAS KIRKLAND

“It’s all your fault, Ken!” exclaimed Françoise Kirkland. Photographer Douglas Kirkland chimed in, “In 2005, when you invited me to judge the student photo contest at Daytona State College in Florida, we began talking with Kevin Miller about the possibility of an exhibition. The 50-year retrospective of my work was the result.” The exhibition, Douglas […]

Rise and Fall of Apartheid: PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE BUREAUCRACY OF EVERYDAY LIFE

Unidentified Photographer. Part of the crowd near the Drill Hall on the opening day of the Treason Trial, December 19, 1956.
Times Media Collection, MuseumAfrica, Johannesburg.

The history of South Africa’s apartheid era was documented on a dayby- day basis by the people who lived through it. Now that history is on view in a remarkable exhibition, Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life, at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City through […]

JUDY DATER :: Seeing and Being Seen

© JUDY DATER, Juggler, 2012

Every Saturday morning, five-year-old Judy Dater eagerly went with her father to the movie theater he owned near Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, California. While he put away cartons of candy and popcorn and retreated to his office, she stepped into the blackest space imaginable to her, its rows of red velvet seats empty of […]

Vivian Maier: Private Life. Public Eye.

New York City, September 10, 1955 © VIVIAN MAIER. COURTESY OF HOWARD GREENBERG GALLERY

She washes the last of the breakfast dishes, gives the children a quick goodbye kiss on the cheek, slings her camera around her neck and heads out the door. It’s another overcast Saturday in a northern Chicago suburb as nanny and housekeeper Vivian Maier takes the train once again into the city. Or so we […]

Les Horvat: AN AUSTRALIAN PHOTOGRAPHER’S TALE OF VIETNAM

Cremaillere Railway Trai Mat, 2008 © LES HORVAT

And can you tell me, doctor, why I still can’t get to sleep? And night time’s just a jungle dark and a barking M16? And what’s this rash that comes and goes, can you tell me what it means? God help me, I was only nineteen… The melancholy song “I Was Only Nineteen,” an anthem […]

Elliott Erwitt :: PERSONAL BEST

Pasadena, California, 1963 / © ELLIOTT ERWITT/MAGNUM PHOTOS

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 its most […]

Bending to Gender: Pictures by Women at MoMA

Cindy Sherman: Untitled 92 © Cindy Sherman

In May 2010, The Museum of Modern Art in New York debuted Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography. This overview of photography’s 170-year history, consisting entirely of images by woman artists from the museum’s permanent collection, runs through April 5, 2011.

Brett Weston – Out of the Shadow

© BRETT WESTON ARCHIVE Dune, 1934

Exhibition: Brett Weston
Out of the Shadow

The son of a famous photographer, Brett Weston carved his own niche, as seen in this recent traveling exhibition.