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volume 9 (11.2006-2.2007)
latest body of work is a virtuoso performance
of mural-size portraits and cinematic collages.
Just one decade's work in the evolution of one of the masters
of color photography, Joel Meyerowitz
European photographer Klavdij Sluban
photography workshops in prisons for adolescents. He gives the prisoners
a new way to look at life, and he brings back some haunting images.
Las Vegas Quickie Weddings
Everything you need to get hitched at a moment's whim! Kate
documents a behind the scene's look at the other
big business in Vegas.
A Couple Ways of Doing Something
Artist Chuck Close
starts with the 19th century Daguerreotype
process to create stunning large format digital prints in this latest
series of portraits.
After the hurricane and flood, Stan Strembicki
and photographed ruined books and lost family photo albums.
Month of the Photo in Paris
Every two years, the city of Paris hosts a city-wide celebration of
photography. Here is an English-language guide to more than 65 photography
events happening throughout November and beyond. Photo: Fading, 2006,
The Mois de la Photo-OFF is a fringe festival organized in parallel
to the official Mois de la Photo festival. Their goal is to offer a
dynamic selection of emerging photographers exhibited in young galleries
and unexpected spaces, like a train station, a florist's and a butcher's.
All exhibits are free... Check out the website
Avedon's Private Collection
It's interesting to note what the great masters choose to have around
to inspire them. Here's a brief look at what Richard Avedon liked to
A year-long retrospective of Christenberry's work is on display at the
Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington. Aperture has also published
a new book of his life's work. Here, we share a representative portfolio
of his work, accompanied by a 17 minute audio commentary by Christenberry
Acclaimed photographer Simon Norfolk is exploring the idea of "battlefields"
and how that term has expanded in meaning in recent wars. Here we feature
images from several bodies of work, plus an engaging audio
Canadian photographer of Chinese heritage, Elaine Ling, travels the
world alone with her 4x5 view camera and loads of polaroid film. On
the road, she befriends strangers who invite her to document their personal,
eclectic living spaces. The work shown here was taken over a two year
span in Cuba.
French photographer Anna Puig Rosado decided to follow the coast line
of the Black Sea through all of the countries that border it. She had
no guide, no timeline, no plans for lodgings — just a backpack,
a camera and lots of color film. Here is her visual and poetic report.
The largest-ever Paris Photo featured 116 exhibitors showing the work
of more than 500 photographers from 22 countries. Here is a selection
of more than 80 near-random picks from the offerings. This massive exposition-marketplace-photo
celebration took place November 16-19 in Paris. Plus
more than 100 other photo events continue to take place in Paris, alone.
See our guide listings, on the left.
William Christenberry speaks about his life's work
Simon Norfolk interview
volume 8 (7.2006-10.2006)
An exhibition of 120 prints in Chicago, and a roundtable of old friends,
brings some new insight into Callahan's working methods and his personality.
Report by Victor M. Cassidy
Festival: Arles 2006
Curator Raymond Depardon
took the reigns this year,
and showcased the work of his friends, his personal influences, and
those whom he considers to be at the cutting edge in the photography
of Politics and Society.
British photographer Andrew Buurman
documents the hearty
souls who swim weekly in icy London waters.
Korean photographer Han Sungpil
marvels at the elaborate
photographic illusions erected to hide the construction and architectural
face-lifts of buildings around the world.
co-opts the visual language of war photography
to create a menacing portrait of a town that is actually not engaged
In this photobook conceived and edited by Steven Gill
mail carriers from the Royal Mail share their unique views on British
society and culture along their postal routes.
and AIDS in Cambodia
Photojournalist Bennett Stevens
delivers a first-person
report from AIDS treatment centers in Cambodia.
Artist, author, iconoclast and provocateur, Joan Fontcuberta has been
playing with photography, media and authenticity since the mid-1980s.
In an exclusive audio interview, he talks about his motives, methods,
and why we should know that "every image is a trap."
Paris-based photographer Isabelle Rozenbaum uses her craft to try to
come to terms with her personal family history, the Holocaust, and the
insistent, visual murmurings of the unconscious.
Adolescents from orphanages and juvenile prisons in central and eastern
European are the subjects of these powerful and revealing portraits.
Book review and interview with the artist.
Joan Fontcuberta interview
volume 7 (2.2006-6.2006)
visits modern-day Havana and returns with
timeless photographs — moody, resigned, and quietly emotional.
Ballet & Sport in the USSR
Russian avant-garde artists Natasha and Valera Cherkashin
create photo collages interweaving modern imagery with Soviet-era public
photographs warrior tribes of Ethiopia.
In an audio interview, she talks about challenges, surprises and gaining
Bodies and Abstract Art
plays with shadow, light, cropping
and framing to create dizzying abstract plastic space.
Landscape with Figures
documents the places and postures of
Europeans relaxing and at play in public.
William Klein Retrospective
An exhibition in Paris, and a new book, including some pithy quotes
from the original bad boy of photography himself, and John Szarkowski.
From 2002 to 2005, Edward Burtynsky was granted unprecedented access
to photograph inside China with a large format camera. His new book
delivers a visual report on many aspects of contemporary China. In an
exclusive audio interview for Lens Culture, he talks about his experiences
there, and his fears for China and the world.
Since the early 1970s, war photographer Christine Spengler has put herself
in the midst of conflicts and captured images of the women and children
who are literally caught in the crossfire. Here are 46 photographs in
a retrospective look at wars in Northern Ireland, Vietnam, Cambodia,
the Western Sahara, Beirut, Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq. She also recounts
several stories behind these pictures with an exclusive series of autobiographical
Slovakian photographer Lucia Nimcová has been documenting the
everyday lives of women and girls in Central and Eastern Europe. Here
are 20 photos from this engaging work in progress.
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