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Andres Serrano

by Saturday, April 15, 2017

Andres Serrano is an American photographer born in 1950, whose work has been labeled from blasphemous to beautiful. He became notorious through his photos of corpses and his use of feces and bodily fluids. The impact of Serrano’s work is often derived from the contrast between its surface beauty and disturbing subject matter, presenting the ...

Walker Evans

by Saturday, April 1, 2017

The American photographer Walker Evans whose influence on the evolution of ambitious photography during the second half of the 20th century was perhaps greater than that of any other figure, rejected the prevailing highly aestheticized view of artistic photography, of which Alfred Stieglitz was the most visible proponent, and constructed instead an artistic strategy based ...

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 ...