Archives for posts tagged ‘photo history’

Luigi Ghirri

Luigi Ghirri Work from It’s Beautiful Here, Isn’t It…. “…Uncannily prescient, Ghirri shared the sensibility of what became known in the U.S. as the New Color and the New Topographics movements before they had even been named. Like his counterparts in Italian cinema, Ghirri believed the local and the universal were inseparable, and that life’s […]

Pavel Maria Smejkal

Pavel Maria Smejkal Work from Fatescapes features images from the canon of photographic history with the subjects removed. “In my last work I am interested in historical contexts of human history, widely recorded by photographic medium in the last three centuries, I am interested in the medium itself, in its representational function and image as […]

Michael Mandiberg

Michael Mandiberg Work from AfterSherrieLevine.com. “In 1936 Walker Evans photographed the Burroughs, a family of sharecroppers in Depression era Alabama. In 1979 in Sherrie Levine rephotographed Walker Evans’ photographs from the exhibition catalog “First and Last.” In 2001 Michael Mandiberg scanned these same photographs, and created AfterWalkerEvans.com and AfterSherrieLevine.com to facilitate their dissemination as a […]

Debbie Grossman

Debbie Grossman Work from My Pie Town. “In the spring of 1940, Russell Lee wrote to his boss at the Farm Security Administration, Roy Stryker, proposing to spend several weeks shooting Pie Town, New Mexico, a small settlement of homesteaders near the western edge of the state. Lee wanted to photograph there because he felt […]

Idris Kahn

Idris Kahn Work from his oeuvre. “Employing seminal texts, musical scores and paintings as well as key works from the photographic oeuvre, Idris Khan transforms the cool art of appropriation into a meditation about authorship and time. To create his works, Khan often photographs a variety of material – sometimes borrowed, sometimes of his own […]

Beth Dow

Beth Dow Work from Ruins. “I’m drawn to subjects that puzzle me, especially incongruous elements in unlikely places. These are the first photographs in a new portfolio that looks at the ways we appropriate and approximate the romance of ruins into modern American environments, and what this says about our longing for historic precedents. While […]

Marco Manray

Marco Manray Work from Why is there something rather than nothing? and Flatlandia. “Why is there something rather than nothing? This is the question that Leibniz poses while wondering about creation.Entering in the Metaverse, the question remains the same.Why is there something rather than nothing?How will the future landscape be? Where will our avatars pose […]

Lisa Oppenheim

Lisa Oppenheim Work from Killed Negatives, After Walker Evans. “Lisa Oppenheim’s work constitutes an archaeology of visual culture. She brings the hidden, under-appreciated and repressed into view, and in the process reveals an ordering of things that goes beyond our commonplace responses. Her work ranges from damaged negatives from early 20th century news stories, personal […]