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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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

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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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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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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Hito Steyerl

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The German artist Hito Steyerl addresses the way digital images are created, shared and archived. Her film 'How Not to Be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV File' (2013) takes the form of an instructional video which flips playfully between 'real world' footage and digital recreations. Inspired by Monty Python, the work balances critique and ...

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Ryan McGinley

Monday, May 9, 2016

New Jersey native Ryan McGinley began documenting his friends and Lower East Side subculture in New York City when he was a teenager. The fine art community took notice of his work when he printed a fifty-page, inkjet book entitled The Kids Are Alright in 1999. His large-format color photographs soon graced the walls of ...

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Harun Farocki

Sunday, May 1, 2016

The German film-maker Harun Farocki explored themes of capitalism, consumerism, media, technology, war and entertainment. Re-inventing the 'filming essay', his work challenged the borders between cinema and art. Beginning his filmmaking practice in the late 1960s, Farocki combined documentary and found footage to examine subjects through associations of images. From the 1990s onwards, he made films ...

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Todd Anthony Tyler

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Todd Anthony Tyler is regarded by fashion insiders as a pre-eminent photographer and art director. For over a decade, Tyler has operated a successful studio in Shanghai, China, becoming one of the most sought-after contemporary photographers in Asia as well as worldwide. His work regularly graces the pages of elite fashion magazines including Vogue China, ...

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Laurie Simmons | Studio Visit

Thursday, April 14, 2016

In her photography work artist Laurie Simmons explores the role of women in society by placing miniature and doll-like figures in confined domestic settings. Her sharp yet lifeless characters questioned women’s restricted occupation of family-friendly spaces in culture and art even still in the 1970s. As a filmmaker Simmons has continued to explore the themes of ...

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Bression & Ayesta

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Carlos Ayesta and Guillaume Bression have been working on the issue of the Fukushima exclusion zone for the past five years. This work has been exhibited at « Circulation(s)",  "Photaumnales", « Fotofever », « Les photographiques - Le Mans » and « Voies Off – Arles » festivals between 2012 and 2015.   In 2015, they were awarded of the 5th ...

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Russell James

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Russell James is defined by his fine-art photography series and his works have been exhibited in leading galleries around the world. His limited editions are highly sought after by many of the world’s most prominent collectors. Over the past two decades, Australian born photographer Russell James’ images have become synonymous with provocative, unique perspectives of many ...

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The way things go

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Sure you've already watched it. And for sure you've seen on Tv commercials dozens of second rate imitations. But this is the one. Fischli and Weiss remove these things that surround us from their contexts in our daily lives, and then restructure their relationships to one another. The artists aim neither to glorify nor to ...

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Performing for the Camera

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Photography has been used to capture performances since its invention – from the stars of the Victorian stage to the art happenings of the 1960s, and today’s trend for selfies. From marketing and self-promotion, to the investigation of gender and identity, to experiments with the self-portrait, Performing for the Camera brings together over 500 images shown ...

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Phil Borges

Monday, February 29, 2016

For over twenty-five years Phil Borges has been documenting indigenous and tribal cultures, striving to create an understanding of the challenges they face. His work is exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide and his award winning books, which have been published in four languages, include Tibetan Portrait, Enduring Spirit, Women Empowered and Tibet: Culture on the ...

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Sarah Meister | Seeing Through Photographs

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Curator Sarah Meister takes us through a range of documentary photographs from early in photography’s history to the present day. Although we often make a direct parallel between a photograph’s subject and its meaning, Meister explains that a picture is rarely a perfect reproduction of the real world. Sarah Meister became a Curator at The Museum ...

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Nick Waplington – Settlement

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

This Place explores the complexity of Israel and the West Bank, as place and metaphor, through the eyes of twelve internationally acclaimed photographers. Featuring more than 600 photographs by Frédéric Brenner, Wendy Ewald, Martin Kollar, Josef Koudelka, Jungjin Lee, Gilles Peress, Fazal Sheikh, Stephen Shore, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Thomas Struth, Jeff Wall, and Nick Waplington, This ...

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Peter Fischli and David Weiss

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Exhibition curators Nancy Spector and Nat Trotman provide a brief introduction to Peter Fischli David Weiss: How to Work Better, on view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim, February 5–April 27, 2016. Peter Fischli and David Weiss, often shortened to Fischli/Weiss, are an artist duo that have been collaborating since 1979. They are considered one of the ...

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Miranda July

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Miranda July is best known for her Cannes-award winning career as a filmmaker. She began her career in performance and has continued to create across many mediums, including producing apps. In this film July explains how live performance allowed her to ‘engage in the present moment’ and feel the immediacy of the audience ‘right here, ...

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Chris Burden – MOCA

Sunday, January 24, 2016

MOCA Assistant Curator Lanka Tattersall, former MOCA Chief Curator Paul Schimmel, and artist Barbara T. Smith discuss the late Chris Burden. Burden is perhaps best known for his daring performance works, including the famous Shoot (1971). Burden’s later career was characterized by large-scale sculptures such as those found in MOCA’s permanent collection. Burden’s work continually ...

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