Tag Archives: Photography

Analia Saban: Abject Inventions

Analia Saban: Abject Inventions

Analia Saban deconstructs materials and processes, turning art historical principles upside down to create work that re-emerges as a new triumphant whole.

Artist Introspectives

Objective Truth vs. Subjective Perception

Artist Introspectives

Objective Truth vs. Subjective Perception

Filmmaker Natalia Almada considers the subjectivity involved in the creation of both her documentary and fiction projects.

Artist Introspectives

A Safe Place

Artist Introspectives

A Safe Place

Artist and Stanford professor Jonathan Calm reflects on the vastly different experiences conveyed in two photographs he took of the Lorraine Motel—one in black-and-white and the other in color.

New Kids on the Block

Highway to the Sun: Truth and Fiction in Maureen Drennan’s Photography

New Kids on the Block

Highway to the Sun: Truth and Fiction in Maureen Drennan’s Photography

Although documentary in nature, Maureen Drennan’s photographs take artistic license in order to convey the essence of specific people and places.

Photographing Philly’s Streets

Photographing Philly’s Streets

Rachel Heidenry surveys the work of four Philadelphia photographers—Zoe Strauss, Emma Stern, Sahar Coston-Hardy, and William Cress—all capturing unique aspects of the city’s dynamic landscape.

The Art of Letting Go: An Interview with Two Ephemeral Artists, John Steck, Jr. and Richard Barlow

The Art of Letting Go: An Interview with Two Ephemeral Artists, John Steck, Jr. and Richard Barlow

Mark Reamy interviews two artists creating ephemeral work: John Steck, Jr., who uses photography to make abstract prints that fade away, and Richard Barlow, who creates large-scale temporary drawings with chalk.

Documenting Detroit: Scott Hocking & Bree Gant

Documenting Detroit: Scott Hocking & Bree Gant

This photo essay explores the work of Detroit photographers Scott Hocking and Bree Gant—each capturing their city in distinct, dynamic ways.

Art on the Border

Art on the Border

Rachel Heidenry surveys the work of six artists investigating the U.S./Mexico border, all of whom collectively challenge political rhetoric with intimate perception.

The New Situationists

Implicit Politics: August Sander and the Fallacy of Objectivity

The New Situationists

Implicit Politics: August Sander and the Fallacy of Objectivity

Erin Sweeny uncovers the complexities of accepting photography as an objective representation of reality, through the work of twentieth century German photographer August Sander.

On View Now

ICP’s Momentous and Magnificent Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change

On View Now

ICP’s Momentous and Magnificent Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change

Rachel Heidenry reviews the exhibition “Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change” at the International Center of Photography, on view through May 7, 2017.

Looking at Los Angeles

Anthony Hernandez’s Brilliantly Ordinary L.A.

Looking at Los Angeles

Anthony Hernandez’s Brilliantly Ordinary L.A.

Rachel Heidenry explores the work of Los Angeles photographer Anthony Hernandez, who in the 1970s began capturing the city in motion.

Season 8 Preview: Stan Douglas

Season 8 Preview: Stan Douglas

A look inside Stan Douglas’ segment in the “Vancouver” hour of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, premiering on PBS this fall.

Season 8 Preview: Jeff Wall

Season 8 Preview: Jeff Wall

A look inside Jeff Wall’s segment in the “Vancouver” hour of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, premiering on PBS this fall.

Art21 New York Close Up

Daniel Gordon Looks Back

Art21 New York Close Up

Daniel Gordon Looks Back

Photographer Daniel Gordon reflects on his decade-long commitment to intensive practice and artistic invention in a new film from the ART21 “New York Close Up” series.

Art21 Extended Play

Carrie Mae Weems Commemorates Black Lives

Art21 Extended Play

Carrie Mae Weems Commemorates Black Lives

In a new ART21 “Exclusive,” Carrie Mae Weems stages a performance that honors the deaths of black men in the U.S.

All The Colorful Lights: Liz Nielsen, Carolina Wheat, and Elijah Wheat Showroom

All The Colorful Lights: Liz Nielsen, Carolina Wheat, and Elijah Wheat Showroom

A look inside the lives of Brooklyn-based artists, gallerists, and curators Liz Nielsen and Carolina Wheat, who founded Elijah Wheat Showroom in honor of the son they lost.

ART21 Premieres Latest Artist Documentary on NOWNESS

ART21 Premieres Latest Artist Documentary on NOWNESS

ART21 announces the premiere of its latest artist documentary on lifestyle editorial platform NOWNESS.

Artist Introspectives

On Exposure

Artist Introspectives

On Exposure

Artist Matthew Morrocco considers photography’s historical significance, and its enduring relevance in an image-driven world.

Artist Introspectives

Queer Secrets Exposed

Artist Introspectives

Queer Secrets Exposed

Artist and DJ Vera Rubin considers the nuance in finding the right kind and amount of exposure for art that originated underground.

Artist Introspectives

It Is, It Isn’t

Artist Introspectives

It Is, It Isn’t

In this personal essay, artist Iké Udé discusses the development of illusion in his work from the 1990s to today.

Art21 New York Close Up

Bryan Zanisnik & Eric Winkler’s Animated Conversation

Art21 New York Close Up

Bryan Zanisnik & Eric Winkler’s Animated Conversation

Stories from Bryan Zanisnik’s life as an artist are transformed into animated comics by his friend Eric Winkler in a special new film from the ART21 “New York Close Up” series.

Inside the Artist's Studio

Remapping the City: An Interview with Dave Kennedy

Inside the Artist's Studio

Remapping the City: An Interview with Dave Kennedy

Seattle artist Dave Kennedy shares the motivations behind his photographic collages that investigate perceptions of urban spaces.

Picturing Motion in Photography: When Time Stands Still

Picturing Motion in Photography: When Time Stands Still

UC Berkeley professor Arthur Shimamura shares the history behind the work of early photographers Eadweard Muybridge, Harold Edgerton and Henri Cartier-Bresson, and how each used the camera to capture movement.

Art21 New York Close Up

Jaimie Warren Is A Total Character

Art21 New York Close Up

Jaimie Warren Is A Total Character

In a new “New York Close Up” film, artist Jaimie Warren as recreates a wild array of pop culture characters for her photographic and video work.

Art21 New York Close Up

Lucas Blalock’s Digital Toolkit

Art21 New York Close Up

Lucas Blalock’s Digital Toolkit

Artist Lucas Blalock creates uncanny pictures using simple tools in Photoshop in the latest “New York Close Up” film.

Art21 Extended Play

Elliott Hundley Is Playing with Your Emotions

Art21 Extended Play

Elliott Hundley Is Playing with Your Emotions

“What’s appealing to me about collage is the fact that it’s so straightforward—that it’s a good foil to my subject.” —Elliott Hundley Today’s ART21 Exclusive features Elliott Hundley describing an …

Art21 New York Close Up

Rashid Johnson Keeps His Cool

Art21 New York Close Up

Rashid Johnson Keeps His Cool

In a new ART21 “New York Close Up” film, artist Rashid Johnson charts a decade-long aesthetic and professional development from his early portrait photographs to his later conceptually-based sculptures.

Art21 Extended Play

Trevor Paglen Photographs the NSA

Art21 Extended Play

Trevor Paglen Photographs the NSA

“You as a member of the public should be able to exert the same kind of power over this institution that we can symbolically do by looking at a photograph …

Art21 Extended Play

Trevor Paglen Flexes His Rights

Art21 Extended Play

Trevor Paglen Flexes His Rights

“To go and photograph an airbase is not only to photograph something but it is to insist on one’s right to photograph. You’re flexing that right.” —Trevor Paglen Today’s ART21 …

Art21 New York Close Up

Daniel Gordon & Ruby Sky Stiler Take Baby Steps

Art21 New York Close Up

Daniel Gordon & Ruby Sky Stiler Take Baby Steps

In a new “New York Close Up” film, married artists Daniel Gordon and Ruby Sky Stiler candidly discuss the complex professional and personal dynamics of bringing a baby into their already busy lives.

Found Magic

Found Magic

A slideshow of found photographs on the theme of magic.

Writer-in-Residence

Ernst Fischer “18%”

Writer-in-Residence

Ernst Fischer “18%”

Brienne Walsh provides a preview of Ernst Fischer’s forthcoming exhibition at CUE Art Foundation.

Flashback

Catherine Opie: Shifting Observations

Flashback

Catherine Opie: Shifting Observations

In a newly published ART21 interview from 2011, Catherine Opie discusses concepts of utopia and dystopia, the idea of America as the great democracy, and more.

Art21 New York Close Up

Bryan Zanisnik Goes to the Meadowlands

Art21 New York Close Up

Bryan Zanisnik Goes to the Meadowlands

In new film from the ART21 New York Close Up series, artist Bryan Zanisnik hikes through the New Jersey Meadowlands landscape and exhibits his work “Meadowlands Picaresque” at the Brooklyn Museum.

Art21 New York Close Up

Mariah Robertson’s Chemical Reactions

Art21 New York Close Up

Mariah Robertson’s Chemical Reactions

In a new ART21 New York Close Up film, artist Mariah Roberston experiments with photographic chemistry in her Brooklyn darkroom, leading to a striking series of colorful cameraless abstractions.

Season 7 Preview: Graciela Iturbide

Season 7 Preview: Graciela Iturbide

In this preview from the ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 7, Graciela Iturbide describes her approach to photography, as illustrated by her series Frida’s Bathroom.