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Joseph Szabo: Lifeguard

Joseph Szabo: Lifeguard

This series of photographs represents Joseph Szabo interest, encounter and friendship with lifeguards from 1990-2015. Actually his first connection with them started in the late 1960s when he first discovered Jones Beach. So this work is an exploration using photography as an art form and documentary tool. The purpose is to express more fully the lives of people that Szabo…
Jill Freedman: Resurrection City, 1968

Jill Freedman: Resurrection City, 1968

In May of 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr. announced the Poor People’s Campaign to demanded economic and human rights for poor Americans of diverse backgrounds. The Campaign was organized by King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and carried out under the leadership of Ralph Abernathy in the wake of Dr. King’s assassination. After presenting an organized set of demands…
Hiroshi Sugimoto: Portraits

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Portraits

At first glance, Hiroshi Sugimoto’s photographic portrait of King Henry VIII of England is arresting: his camera has captured the tactility of Henry’s luxurious furs and silks, the elaborate embroidery of his doublet, and the light reflecting off of each shimmering jewel. The contours of the king’s face are so lifelike that he appears to be almost three- dimensional. It…
Gian Butturini: London

Gian Butturini: London

In June 1969, Butturini travelled to London and was instantly captivated by the dynamics of the ‘Swinging City’: a decade defined by social revolution, freedom of expression and political controversy. Picking up a camera for the first time, he was drawn to the immediacy of the photographic medium that allowed him to create images through a direct encounter with the…
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…
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…
Ruth Kaplan: Bathers

Ruth Kaplan: Bathers

Bathers explores the social theatre of communal bathing, a ritual that is both private and public. Ruth Kaplan’s journey began in the nudist hot springs of California in 1991. By participating in the baths, Kaplan gradually became accepted and was able to make photographs of her fellow bathers, occupying the dual role of empathetic voyeur and participant. From California she…
Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Seascapes

For more than 30 years, Hiroshi Sugimoto has traveled the world photographing its seas, producing an extended meditation on the passage of time and the natural history of the earth reduced to its most basic, primordial substances: water and air. Always capturing the sea at a moment of absolute tranquility, Sugimoto has composed all the photographs identically, with the horizon…
Hiroshi Sugimoto: Dioramas

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Dioramas

Hiroshi Sugimoto (born 1948) began his four-decade-long series Dioramas in 1974, inspired by a trip to the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Surrounded by the museum’s elaborate, naturalistic dioramas, Sugimoto realized that the scenes jumped to life when looked at with one eye closed. Recreated forestry and stretches of uninhabited land, wild, crouching animals against painted backgrounds…
Christine Osinski: Summer Days Staten Island

Christine Osinski: Summer Days Staten Island

Taken in the “forgotten borough” of Staten Island between 1983 and 1984, the photographs in Christine Osinski’s (born 1948) Summer Days Staten Island create a portrait of working-class culture in an often overlooked section of New York City. Captured on Osinski’s large format 4×5 camera as she wandered the island, her candid portraits of strangers, vernacular architecture and quotidian scenes…
David Lykes Keenan: Fair Witness: Street Photography for the 21st Century

David Lykes Keenan: Fair Witness: Street Photography for the 21st Century

Fair Witness presents the humorous and sometimes unsettling street work of New York City–based photographer David Lykes Keenan, whose black-and-white photos, taken with a Leica rangefinder, recall Frank, Winogrand, Friedlander and particularly Erwitt. David Lykes Keenan Fair Witness: Street Photography for the 21st Century Hardcover: 160 pages Publisher: Damiani (2015) Language: English ISBN-13: 978-8862083898 Order the book: www.amazon.com
Susan Burnstine: Absence of Being

Susan Burnstine: Absence of Being

Los Angeles–based photographer Susan Burnstine’s (born 1966) Absence of Being is a haunting, intensely personal and yet extremely universal exploration of the subconscious world, which began with her highly praised first monograph, Within Shadows. Burnstine captures images that purge her dreams. Finding no existing camera that could create what her mind envisioned, she began to experiment with building her own…
Antoine Le Grand: Portraits

Antoine Le Grand: Portraits

French photographer Antoine Le Grand (born 1956) is widely known for his striking portraits of celebrities–filmmakers, actors, actresses, musicians and architects. He has photographed countless major stars of stage and screen, from Iggy Pop to David Lynch, from Charlotte Rampling to Al Pacino. Le Grand started out working for dailies such as Libération and Le Monde, and went on to…
Jacqueline Roberts: Nebula

Jacqueline Roberts: Nebula

Reviving 19th-century photographic processes, Spanish photographer Jacqueline Roberts traces the moment of limbo that marks the transition from childhood to adolescence. Nebula is a collection of portraits that capture the mist of psychological and emotional change in youth; a glimpse into their nascent sense of self. Jacqueline Roberts was born in Paris (France) in 1969. She graduated in Political Sciences and worked…
Joan Liftin: Marseille

Joan Liftin: Marseille

Marseille is a love letter from an American to France’s oldest and second largest city. Joan Liftin’s photographs of Marseille, one of Europe’s most ethnically diverse cities, show us a place where much of life still unfolds on the street. The city’s spirit and raffish glamour resides in its people rather than in its monuments, and Liftin captures day and…
The Way We Were: The Photography of Julian Wasser

The Way We Were: The Photography of Julian Wasser

This long-overdue monograph presents an astonishing panorama of a bygone Los Angeles from photographer Julian Wasser. Some of the images are very well known–Joan Didion leaning against a Corvette Stingray in Hollywood, 1968; Marcel Duchamp playing chess at his seminal 1963 Pasadena exhibition–while many others, such as Barbara Hershey and David Carradine in bed in their Laurel Canyon house, Jack…