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Debiprasad Mukherjee: God Never Talks. But the Devil Keeps Advertising

Debiprasad Mukherjee: God Never Talks. But the Devil Keeps Advertising

On the banks of Sipra River, Ujjain (India), ‘exorcism’ took a greater height, where in the name of religion, people were being beaten up ruthlessly during Kumbh Mela. Thousands of pilgrims had accumulated here in the name of pilgrimage. They had brought their relatives and friends to free them from evil spirits and the exorcists were violently beating up and…
10 Iconic Beauties Who Defined 1930s Style

10 Iconic Beauties Who Defined 1930s Style

At the start of the decade, following the fallout from the Great Depression in America, 1930s fashion as well as all other aspects of normality were profoundly changed. Almost overnight the vivaciousness of the 1920s fashion flapper disappeared, with a sophisticated and more conservative style becoming de rigueur. Moving into the latter half of the decade, 1930s fashion was heavily…
Neal Preston: Exhilarated and Exhausted

Neal Preston: Exhilarated and Exhausted

“Shooting live music performances is something few photographers do really well. I just happened to discover one day that I was pretty good at it.” Neal Preston is one of the greatest rock photographers of all time. Exhilarated and Exhausted is a no-holds-barred complete retrospective of his more than 40-year career. Produced in collaboration with Neal, it is introduced by…
Lower East and Upper West: New York City Photographs 1957-1968

Lower East and Upper West: New York City Photographs 1957-1968

The vibrant street life and people of New York City’s Lower East Side and Upper West Side in the 1950s and 1960s are presented in this book of black-and-white photographs by Jonathan Brand. A census taker and later an advertising copywriter, Brand chronicled life as he encountered it on his walks through the city. The book offers 104 striking images…
The Shadow Archive An Investigation Into Vernacular Portrait Photography

The Shadow Archive An Investigation Into Vernacular Portrait Photography

The Walther Collection is pleased to present The Shadow Archive: An Investigation into Vernacular Portrait Photography, an exhibition that examines the uses of photography to document, record, and identify individuals from the 1850s to the present. The Shadow Archive inaugurates The Walther Collection’s multi-year series of exhibitions focused on the history of vernacular photography – utilitarian imagery made primarily for…
David Hurn: Arizona Trips

David Hurn: Arizona Trips

His documentary photographs are distinguished by their quiet observation and remarkable insight. “Life as it unfolds in front of the camera is full of so much complexity, wonder and surprise that I find it unnecessary to create new realities,” he writes. “There is more pleasure, for me, in things as they are.” Released to coincide with Magnum photo agency’s 70th…
Elizabeth Heyert: The Outsider

Elizabeth Heyert: The Outsider

Known for her unconventional approach to portrait photography, most notably her classic trilogy The Sleepers , The Travelers , and The Narcissists , Elizabeth Heyert again assumes her role as observer and voyeur in her latest book, The Outsider , photographed during four trips to China. Fascinated by the rituals of Chinese amateur photographers, who seem to shoot incessantly, often…
Borys Makary: They were

Borys Makary: They were

The “They were” project boils down to the “Man Rey-esque” form of negatives, on which signs and digits, symbolising the personality of the character in the picture, were painted by hand. The starting point was numerology, certain symbols which were to say something about the given person. Each photograph tells the story of a different woman. Symbols and numbers are…
Edvard Munch: The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography

Edvard Munch: The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography

Internationally celebrated for his paintings, prints, and watercolors, Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863–1944) also took photographs. This exhibition of photographs, films, and a small selection of prints by Edvard Munch emphasizes the artist’s experimentalism, examining his exploration of the camera as an expressive medium. By probing and exploiting the dynamics of “faulty” practice, such as distortion, blurred motion, eccentric camera…
Robert Adams: Tenancy

Robert Adams: Tenancy

The book’s theme of tenancy expresses the idea of “temporary possession of what belongs to another”–specifically, the natural environment. Adams’ recent photographs of the landscape reference the current and imminent threats of clearcutting, environmental degradation and natural disasters along the Northwestern coast of the US. The black-and-white photographs include poignant images of massive tree stumps on the beach–a product of…
Pogus Caesar: From Jamaica Row, Rebirth of the Bullring

Pogus Caesar: From Jamaica Row, Rebirth of the Bullring

These powerful images have been selected from over 500 in the OOM Gallery Archive to illustrate the demolition of the past and a premonition of the future for the City of Birmingham. Jamaica Row is the pedestrian route situated between the Open Market and St Martin’s Market. Its name derives from a pub called the Black Boy in reference to…
Daniella Midenge: Sex & Cigarettes

Daniella Midenge: Sex & Cigarettes

Strong women, accentuated by their beauty and sensuality, are the hallmark of fashion photographer Daniella Midenge. Her pictures evoke intimacy and passion, beyond the outer shell. Black-and-white or color, her photos have an incredible power of expression that draws the eye of men and women alike. Her unique style still shows the influence of photographers like Peter Lindbergh and Herb…
Eric Williams: Conduits of Steel

Eric Williams: Conduits of Steel

The shiny twin rails of steel disappear beyond the curve to places we can’t see. Some are real and some imagined. These rails are conduits of trade and commerce, linking us geographically. To us, they are conduits of memories, imagination and dreams. They bring us to a place we yearn for, a place unseen, a place to discover. Eric Williams…
Ricky Adam: Belfast Punk: Warzone Centre 1997–2003

Ricky Adam: Belfast Punk: Warzone Centre 1997–2003

The “Warzone Collective” formed in the Northern Ireland city of Belfast in 1984, when a few local punks decided to secure their own venue. In 1986, the Collective opened Giros, with a vegetarian cafe, a practice space and screenprinting facilities. In 1991, Giros moved into a larger, more ambitious venue, where photographer Ricky Adam (born 1974) captured the photographs in…
Michael Kirchoff: Sanctuary

Michael Kirchoff: Sanctuary

When Michael Kirchoff photographs he “takes a great deal of time trying to see in a less than literal way.” He says, “The techniques and tools with each project or series often change, but the perspective, drama, and passion of the image remain consistent.” He goes on to say that his work “can be recognized by a timeless and ethereal…
David Wrangborg: Traversing Tranquility

David Wrangborg: Traversing Tranquility

Svalbard is a remarkable place for wilderness adventure. Springtime ski touring on the glacier plateaus is a personal favorite. This series is meant to capture some of the grandeur and tranquility experienced during a June visit. Untouched snow surfaces, nunataks raising to the sky and silence. David Wrangborg is a master of Engineering Physics with a passion for nature, conservation,…
Anders Petersen: Zoo

Anders Petersen: Zoo

Zoo is a wild ride through Anders Petersen’s oeuvre, a racy edit of his work that has animals as its central theme. Whether they be conscious portraits of animals or a haphazard photographic encounter with a woman’s legs in python-print tights, Petersen draws out the animal and animalistic in all that he sees. At a typical zoo we are the…
Henry Horenstein: Tales from the 70’s

Henry Horenstein: Tales from the 70’s

Starting out in the 1970’s, Henry Horenstein was a flat-out documentary shooter. He came from a background in history, not art, and he wanted to shoot for LIFE magazine and maybe just maybe join Magnum. But over the years Horenstein has photographed many different types of subjects, even animals and the human form. But he’s always returned to his roots…
Susan Meiselas: Carnival Strippers: 1972 – 1975

Susan Meiselas: Carnival Strippers: 1972 – 1975

From 1972 to 1975, Susan Meiselas spent her summers photographing and interviewing women who performed striptease at small town carnivals around New England. As she followed the girl shows from town to town, she portrayed the dancers on stage and off, photographing their public performances as well as their private lives. Meiselas’ frank description of these women and the intimate…
Picturing Innovation: The First 100 Years at NASA Langley

Picturing Innovation: The First 100 Years at NASA Langley

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA, the Chrysler Museum mined the agency’s photographic archive, selecting pictures that highlight its rich history. With more than 100 images, the exhibition depicts many of Langley’s pioneering innovations—from pilots testing experimental planes, to engineers operating the facility’s famous wind tunnels, to astronauts preparing to take the first…