Tag Archives photography

Gregory Crewdson

by 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 ...

Philip-Lorca diCorcia

by 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 ...

Edward E. Weston

by 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 ...

Garry Winogrand

by 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 ...

Alison Rossiter

by 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 ...