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10.29.09
Documentary Photography
A new show opened last weekend at GAGA (Garnerville Arts Center) in New York. The large exhibit space once functioned as a mill and is part of a huge complex that now holds the gallery and various businesses. This show is a celebration
10.05.09
Documentary Photography
The unexpectedly freezing weather kept me from going out as much as I'd like to this week (I'm new to the East Coast, and unprepared for real seasons), but the irresisitible lure of gravestones and accordion music drew me out of
05.27.09
Documentary Photography
Last week, the Courtauld Institute of Art in London hosted a panel titled "The Function of the Studio: Four Artists in Conversation" with artists Shezad Dawood, Gautier Deblonde, Antony Gormley and Andrew Grassie. From the program for the evening, as advertised
06.20.09
Documentary Photography
5 ?s 4: Andy Summers, Photographer/Musician 1] Does your work sometimes surprise you, or take its own direction? Well that is the nature of the beast…whatever creative media you are doing, photography – painting, music or writing, you nurse the thought
04.15.09
Documentary Photography
Alfredo Jaar's show entitled "The Sound of Silence" combines sculptural elements with moving image to deliver a potent message about power, the media and our responsibility when we observe the suffering of others. Jaar's use of bright fluorescent lighting jars the
07.13.09
Documentary Photography
5 ?s 4: Willie Middlebrook, Photographer/Artist 1] Does your work sometimes surprise you, or take its own direction? Of course it does. What would be the fun of creating, if you knew exactly what was going to happen. What separates us from
12.10.10
Documentary Photography
The other day, after posting more images to my series “Los Angeles, Dedicated to Raymond Chandler,” a kind friend, suggested a drive down to San Pedro, an area rife with noirish environments. Tempting, as the idea seemed, my inner photographer rejected
07.07.09
Documentary Photography
Los Angeles, July 7, 2009...East, towards downtown...5am...dawn... helicopters already spinning...Michael Jackson Memorial Day...
06.17.09
Documentary Photography
On August 3, 1985, according to my proofsheet, I photographed Henry Butler for The LA Reader. The story detailed his life, as a jazz pianist, and photographer, both challenging careers for someone who had been blind, from birth. I dug out
07.13.09
Documentary Photography
….by Robert Frank, at one time, belonged to my friend, Garry Winogrand. The “TC” before my signature, in the upper right hand corner, meant that this copy had passed to Garry’s friend and printer, Thomas Consilvio, after Garry’s death in 1984.
06.14.09
Documentary Photography
In the seventies, I learned photography on the job. On the run. On the street. Sometimes having to shoot an assignment "over," as requested by my editor or art director, like the patient, Lloyd Ziff. Staying up late in my kitchen/darkroom
05.29.09
Documentary Photography
American Photography has released the 25 winners of their new book for 2008. Ii found this a bit confusing because on the site in the web gallery labeled "chosen for book" there are well over 25. over 50. and then there
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