Aric Mayer discusses the problems and possibilities in photographing New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in this audio slideshow. Aric was the lead photographer covering the storm for The Wall Street Journal.
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Sculptor Ian Schneller and champion whistler Andrew Bird joined forces on the Guggenheim’s rotunda in early August for the Dark Sounds concert series, performances that were conceived in conjunction with the Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance exhibition. In the spirit of Haunted, we went analog and had photographer Ryan Spencer shoot the show on his 35mm camera.
Weaving through philosophical analysis, photojournalism, propaganda, quantum physics, and cyber-culture, Fred Ritchin’s recently reprinted 2008 book After Photography charts an effective path through the multifarious aspects of digital photography, illuminating a new world of spectacle as it emerges. Francesca Romeo explores.
On a rainy April day last year, I went to visit Julia Christensen in Cleveland, Ohio. Julia is a multimedia artist and writer who teaches at Oberlin College. Julia gave me a tour of Cleveland that included sights far from the usual tourist attractions. Read on for more and listen to our interview and a watch a slideshow of Julia’s photos.
A new exhibition in the expansive Württembergischer Kunstverein in the city of Stuttgart in southeastern Germany is the first comprehensive solo show for Cologne-born artist Bettina Lockemann. Serving as a prolonged investigation of documentary technique and its aesthetic, nearly all of the numerous photographic series and several videos depict sites of the artist’s international travel.
Deana Lawson’s photographs are steeped in her community. And just last week she brought the work back to Bed-Stuy in a talk at Brownstone Books. She spoke about work featured in her recently published catalogue Corporeal. Rooted by questions of the family album she investigates the phenomenon of the arresting beauty of the framed moment. Without sentiment, Lawson pushes on and into the lives of her subjects in which dialogue on representation’s process unfolds. Click through for more…
How to consider the space captured in a photograph, and what can we consider truth within an image? In a photograph my image exists outside of my physical body but does my body still live in a photograph? When applied to the photography of dead bodies, specifically crime scene photography, these questions take an interesting turn.
In 2007, Aronowitz and Bernstein, friends since they were teenagers, decided to explore what feminism means to the current generation of women. As daughters of well-known feminists (Ellis Willis and Susan Bee, respectively) they grew up with feminism being a household word. Aronowitz and Bernstein desired to step out of their environment into the wider collective.
Tina Schula and Nicola Kast are both artists who deal with the lingering presence of Nazism in their work. They got together to discuss Quentin Tarantino’s recent movie Inglorious Basterds and tried to relate some of the questions that came up to their own photography.
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