Dear Mr. Picasso, An illustrated love affair with freedom is a photographic memoir of photographer and FotoFest photo festival founder Fred Baldwin’s extraordinary life: how he followed his dream, used his imagination, overcame fear, and acted to accomplish anything. This account takes the reader to high adventure worldwide, but also to disaster and failure.
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The Nicola Vassell Gallery (a recently opened New York City gallery) is presenting an exhibition of photographs by Ming Smith. As it states in the gallery’s press release “She was the first female member to join Kamoinge, a collective of Black photographers in New York City in the 1960s who documented Black life”.
Bévillard’s images take us on a journey through multiple halting sites, indistinct rural landscapes and some settled social housing estates around the Republic of Ireland, not only giving us insight into daily life, but also providing rare glimpses of family rituals: weddings, christenings and funerals, which make up the bedrock of all Irish communities.
Brilliant Parade by British photographer Josh Edgoose is a celebration of the character and energy of the streets of London through the serendipitous interactions that happen every day and usually go unnoticed.
An exhibition of husband and wife artists Barbara Emmel Wolinsky and Cary Wolinsky is opening on January 16th at the Pucker Gallery in Boston. The exhibition is titled “More Than Portraits” and includes an amazing collection of photographs by Cary and mixed-media boxes by Barbara.
Mahdiyeh Afshar bakeshloo, an Iranian fine arts photographer, contacted me and asked me to take a look at her work. I have to admit that I had no knowledge about the photography community in Iran. I am very impressed by the surreal nature of her photographs.
Serving as an adjunct professor at two local colleges during the Covid-9 pandemic, I saw firsthand how disappointed students were that they would not be able to celebrate the end of their college year. Alys’s portraits helped document their rite of passage during a uniquely difficult time.
For three years, Jackson walked through the lamp-lit and neon-filled streets of Soho, turning to photography initially as a way to escape the frustrations of insomnia.
The Howard Greenberg Gallery recently presented a viewing room exhibition of the work from Pieter Henket’s Congo Tales. Pieter’s series explores the cultural mythologies of the local inhabitants of the Congo Basin, containing some of the largest tropical rainforests in the world.
Bill Brandt | Henry Moore offers a fresh look at two masterful twentieth-century artists, tracing parallels and intersections in their photography and sculpture over three decades. It is a superb book, extensively researched, designed, and printed with over 250 pages and 269 color illustrations.
Tideland proves that otherworldly visions can appear at the most unexpected time and in the most unexpected places. Sometimes when I am walking the streets of my city, if my mind is open enough, I will see a glimpse of the universe in a broken piece of concrete. In Tideland, David Batchelder shows us the unearthly visions he captured along the ocean’s shore.
Nobody Could Have Predicted The Level Of Success Star Wars Has Had And That Its Cultural Effect Would Spread Far Beyond The Film World. Richard Renaldi’s New Book, Star Wars T-Shirts Shows That The Film Still Reaches An Incredibly Broad An Audience 43 After Its Release.
In the introduction to his new book, Piotr Zbierski states that “Echoes Shades” is a story about people living close to nature, about communities and tribes cultivating ancient rituals honouring their ancestors, and about alternative, natural medicine in Poland and Siberia.
In his introduction to his new book “David Goldblatt - Some Afrikaners photographed”, David writes about how the contradictory nature of his subjects influenced him and his work.
I had no idea what the term “Tel – Avivis” meant. In the text about the book Pascal sent me he states, “Tel-Avivis” is a colloquial and affectionate term for the residents of Tel Aviv.”
I’m Familiar With Images From Martine Fougeron’s Book Teen Tribe. Seeing The Those In The Context Of A Much Larger Body Of Work In Her New Book Nicolas Et Adrien - The World With Two Sons, It Brings A New And Revelatory Perspective To Her Work.
Etherton Gallery has published “Danny Lyon: Thirty Photographs 1962-1980”. Produced in an edition of ten, each portfolio contains 30, 11 x 14-inch gelatin silver prints, a colophon, and an essay by Terry Etherton, President of Etherton Gallery, and is housed in an attractive, handcrafted clamshell box.
I came across a posting on Instagram about Eddie Kenrick’s new book “The Punks in Color.” It peaked my interest because it is at the intersection of music and photography. Two of my passions. Eddie’s photos are as rough and honest as the music is.
Harold Edgerton was an engineer, educator, explorer, entrepreneur, as well as a revolutionary photographer, “Seeing the Unseen” contains more than 100 of his most exemplary works.
Toby Binder’s new book, Wee Muckers, accompanies teenagers in six different Protestant and Catholic Belfast neighborhoods, proving an intimate and immediate insight into the daily lives of a whole generation. It depicts the ubiquity of unemployment, drug crime, and violence afflicting Belfast’s youth, whether they live on one side of the “Peace Wall” or the other.
Single sentence observations or descriptions accompany Arthur Elgort’s photographs in his new book “Arthur Elgort: I Love...”. The photos tell the story (and it is a sexy story) from back when film ruled the world.
The Wombat Art Box No. 38 in partnership with the Museum of the City of New York presents a number of Stanley Kubrick’s photographs from Prizefighter as well as an incredible, limited edition black and white photograph of Rocky Graziano showering after a workout.
It’s fair to say that a large number of photographic artists appropriate contemporary source material to bend, fold, and mutilate into an expression of their personal vision. David Pace & Stephen Wirtz start with source material produced almost 100 years ago. They use wirephotos from the late 30’s and 40’s and they’ve created a collection of fascinating images published in their new book, "David Pace and Stephen Wirtz : Images in Transition – Wirephotos 1938-1945"
Years ago, a friend (who is not necessarily a photoweenie) mentioned that he was a huge fan of Ralph Eugene Meatyard’s photographs. I had to admit that I was unaware of his work, as was most everyone I asked about him. I had to search far and wide to see any mention of his work and very few other friends were aware of him. Since then, his work has gained substantial awareness and he has become a cult hero.
Ethan's images are all shot using natural-light and his subjects stare straight into Ethan’s lens. His images succeed in being both intimate and confrontational at the same time.
A few of my fellow photoweenies and I visited the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston recently to view an exhibition of Graciela Iturbide’s photographs.
We all came away extremely impressed.