Gregory Crewdson

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Best known for elaborately staged, surreal scenes of American homes and neighborhoods, Gregory Crewdson was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1962. His first experience of photography, at the age of ten, was a Diane Arbus retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. At sixteen, he played in a band called the ...

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Philip-Lorca diCorcia

Monday, February 27, 2017

Philip-Lorca diCorcia’s photographs straddle truth and fiction by combining real people and places—but not necessarily people and places that naturally go together. The theatricality of his images is carefully constructed: he arranges the objects of each scene and devises precise lighting and framing for every project. His work is often described as cinematic, a description ...

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Edward E. Weston

Saturday, February 18, 2017

In 1923 Weston moved to Mexico City where he opened a photographic studio with his apprentice and lover Tina Modotti. Many important portraits and nudes were taken during his time in Mexico. It was also here that famous artists; Diego Rivera, David Siqueiros, and Jose Orozco hailed Weston as the master of 20th century art. After ...

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Garry Winogrand

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

In 2013 the San Francisco Museum of Art mounted a major retrospective exhibition including over 160 photographs Winogrand’s work. The exhibition traveled to venues including the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Jeu de Paume, Paris, France; Fundacíon MAPFRE, Madrid, Spain. Garry Winogrand was born in New York City ...

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Alison Rossiter

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Shortly put, Alison Rossiter is a visual artist that makes photographs without actually using a camera. That may sound like a ridiculous concept at best, but the idea of making photos without the usage of the camera is not as unusual and new as you might think. Avant-garde greats Moholy-Nagy and Man Ray were two ...

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Alex Prager

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Alex Prager is an American photographer and filmmaker, born on November 1, 1979. She is a self-taught photographer who staged sets and models to create “film-like” images that invite a myriad references, not only to the history of Hollywood and photography, but also the cinematic image in art contexts. The subjects of her works, exaggerated and ...

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Steven Meisel

Sunday, December 18, 2016

A fashion world idol known for his visually striking and provocative images, Steven Meisel is an American photographer whose artworks have been gracing the covers of numerous major magazines and campaigns for decades. His incredible life story saw him develop a childhood obsession with fashion illustration into such a fine photographic talent that only a ...

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Joel-Peter Witkin

Friday, December 2, 2016

The extraordinary intellectual lucidity of Joel-Peter Witkin has been able to give shape to powerful images, full of riddles, proving stronger than his voluntary isolation, his phobias of besieged man, his troubled and restless temperament. His will to communicate has gone beyond his passionate excesses, his delusions, his provocations. He has exceeded its ostentatious yet ...

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Mike Kelley

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Positing cerebral concepts from psychology, philosophy, and art theory against kitschy craft mediums, awkward adolescent scenarios, and rudimentary renderings, Mike Kelley’s oeuvre works against art’s hierarchical history as it expands its breadth. His 2005 project, “Day Is Done,” is a massive, amorphous collection of works in diverse media that reconstruct purported “repressed memories” of generic ...

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Gillian Wearing

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Wearing has described her working method as ‘editing life', by using photography and video to record the confessions of ordinary people, her work explores the disparities between public and private life, between individual and collective experience. Wearing has cited the influence of English fly-on-the-wall documentaries, such as Michael Apted's 7-up and the 1970s documentary The ...

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Sander Dekker

Monday, October 24, 2016

Describing himself as a maverick with a Sunday child’s charisma, Amsterdam-based Sander Dekker is an unconventional photographer with an exceptional talent to capture enchanting moments within his camera’s frame. This open-minded and inventive artist explains his creative practice as a process of turning unexpected situations into opportunities. In order to keep himself constantly inspired and ...

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Henri Cartier-Bresson on a train ride to Montreaux in Switzerland, 1976.

Martine Franck

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

In a 2010 interview with Charlie Rose, photographer Martine Franck gave an insight into how she first got together with her husband, renowned Magnum founder Henri Cartier-Bresson: “Martine,” Bresson had apparently said to Franck, by way of showing his romantic interest, “I want to come and see your contact sheets.” The feeling was obviously mutual. ...

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Ansel Adams

Friday, September 23, 2016

The grandson of a wealthy timber baron, Adams grew up in a house set amid the sand dunes of the Golden Gate. When Adams was only four, an aftershock of the great earthquake and fire of 1906 threw him to the ground and badly broke his nose, distinctly marking him for life. A year later ...

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Paul Blackmore

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Paul Blackmore is a Sydney based photographer. His most recent book At Water’s Edge is the long-awaited publication that explores the intimate relationship between humanity and its most vital natural resource. At Water’s Edge builds on Paul’s previous studies of humanity’s relationship to nature in a globalised world. His first book Australians: Responses to the Land ...

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Ethan Sprague

Monday, August 29, 2016
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Tommy Kha

Friday, August 12, 2016

Tommy Kha is a Brooklyn and Memphis-based photographer and artist. He is a recipient of the Jessie and Dolph Smith Emeritus Award, a former Center for Photography at Woodstock artist-in-residence, and a Light Work resident. Recently, Kha published his first monograph, A Real Imitation, through Aint-Bad Magazine. He is also currently writing a comic and appearing in some films. Kha ...

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Barkley L. Hendricks

Friday, July 29, 2016

Barkley L. Hendricks is an American painter and photographer best known for his realist and post-modern portraits of people living in urban areas, beginning in the 1960s and 70s and continuing to the present. Family Jules: NNN (No Naked Niggahs) (1974) – currently on display in Tate Modern – is one of four paintings that Hendricks ...

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Students of Aisha Om el Mo'minin School for Girls. Sakakini (right) and Hadiyeh Bsat. School courtyard, Saida, Lebanon, 1948-49. Hashem el Madani 2007 Akram Zaatari born 1966 Presented by Tate International Council 2008

Akram Zaatari

Monday, July 25, 2016

Akram Zaatari is a Lebanese filmmaker, photographer and archivist. He has produced more than forty videos, a dozen books and countless installations of photographic material, all related to themes including excavation, political resistance and the circulation of images. As one of a handful of young artists to emerge from Lebanon’s television industry, Zaatari has played a ...

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Anita Corbin

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Anita Corbin has been shooting iconic portraits of women in the field of Sport, Science, Politics, the Arts and Education for a landmark book to be published in 2018, marking a century since women won the right to vote. Anita wanted to celebrate the 100 years since the victorious campaign for women’s suffrage with a ...

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William Eggleston

Friday, July 8, 2016

William Eggleston assumes a neutral gaze and creates his art from commonplace subjects: a farmer's muddy Ford truck, a red ceiling in a friend's house, the contents of his own refrigerator. In his work, Eggleston photographs "democratically"--literally photographing the world around him. His large-format prints monumentalize everyday subjects, everything is equally important; every detail deserves ...

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Photograph showing distorted image of Nigel Henderson Nigel Henderson 1917-1985 The papers were acquired by the Tate Archive from Janet Henderson and the Henderson family in 1992.

Nigel Henderson

Monday, June 27, 2016

Discover the work of photographer Nigel Henderson through the Tate archives. We speak with Professor Victoria Walsh as well as the current residents of the artist's former home, where he captured the life of his community. In the 1970s, Henderson began a new approach to his collages. He would take a single found image – in ...

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Laura Buckley

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Stepping into one of Laura Buckley's installations is a disorienting experience: her fusions of sounds, images and objects seem to turn our thoughts inside out. The video footage is invariably humdrum: hopping sparrows, a reddish sun filmed from a train window, kids at the beach, an escalator ride. But beamed from projectors in low-lit rooms ...

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Mariam Ghani – A History of Collapses

Monday, June 6, 2016

Mariam Ghani discusses her work "A Brief History of Collapses" (2012), on view at the Guggenheim Museum in "But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise" (April 29-October 5, 2016). She describes the buildings—one of which is in Kabul, the other in Kassel—on which it focuses, her preparatory “story map,” and her ideas around narration, choreography, ...

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Aboah: Performing for the Camera

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Adwoa Aboah, model and founder of @GurlsTalk, reflects on what it is to perform for the camera. Aboah has spent her career performing for the camera and is particularly conscious of the artificial personas and identities the camera can create and emphasise. To counteract the sometimes pretend world of the glossy image she has established Gurls ...

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