Category Archives: OPP

Part 2: The Physical Landscape

Artists in my presentation making images of the world around us without much reference to social interactions (i.e., landscape): Joel Sternfeld Stephen Shore William Eggleston Catherine Opie Joe Deal Robert Adams Bernd and Hilla Becher Jeff Bruows Thomas Struth Jem … Continue reading

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Part 1: Social landscape

A quick update on the contemporary photography presentation before going to bed. I finished prepping the first of the three parts on the social landscape. (I folded fashion into this section.) And I got a good idea of how I … Continue reading

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Time to start creating my presentation

It’s not easy to sum up the entire contemporary photography scene. I’m positive I’m going to leave something really important out. I know for certain I will — Cindy Sherman isn’t in my presentation, after all. (But seriously, her newest … Continue reading

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ARTFORUM – April 2006

I picked up a copy of ARTFORUM earlier today. Notable photographic items: Nan Goldin has new works at Matthew Marks Gallery (images). Some of Martin Parr’s fascinating fashion-inspired photography at Danziger Projects. The Fraenkel Gallery is one of the finest … Continue reading

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Photography TV

How about some video podcasts on photography?

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A Thousand Words

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a podcast about photography worth? I thought about that today as I took an unexpectedly long walk around Milford listening to a couple of podcasts from the Hirshhorn Museum on … Continue reading

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High-end Indian travel photography

I don’t usually post comments here that I posted on other people’s blogs, but here’s one on Henri Cartier-Bresson at Chapati Mystery. It seems right to include a bit about travel photography and India and truthfulness. I personally found it … Continue reading

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Updates

Steichen: The Times reports that the $2.9M Steichen sale is just the tip of the iceberg. Sugimoto: Holland Cotter reviews Sugimoto’s retrospective at the Hirshhorn. Hiroshi Sugimoto, the celebrated Japanese-born photographer, designed the installation for his own retrospective at the … Continue reading

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$2.9M photograph?

I love me some photography, and Edward Steichen’s work is great. But $2.9M for a photograph seems a bit extravagent to me. Whether or not the Met should be selling The Pond-Moonlight is another matter. But they can definitely afford … Continue reading

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Mini-review: “The Body Familiar” and “A Dream Half-Remembered”

The Griffin Museum of Photography usually doesn’t feel small once you enter its exhibition space. Make no mistakes, the Winchester musem is miniature compared to its local peers, but its curators usually pack in enough material to make the place … Continue reading

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Photography articles

The February 2006 issue of Art in America magazine — which must have the most disappointing art website ever — has an unusually large number of interesting photography articles in it. Janet Koplos gives a retrospective of Hiroshi Sugimoto in … Continue reading

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Contemporary photography prep #1

I really admire those people who are willing to put their research (and by extension, their reputations) out there as they are working on it. I don’t get the chance to do much academic research these days, but I am … Continue reading

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Mary Ellen Mark’s “Falkland Road”

Steidl is reprinting an expanded version of Mary Ellen Mark’s Falkland Road (with provocative cover art). The Times’ Holland Cotter reviewed the book a couple weeks ago. I thought I knew a lot about Mary Ellen Mark and her style, … Continue reading

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Appropriation in photography

You still have a few days left to read for free the New York Times‘ review of “Acting Out: Invented Melodrama in Contemporary Photography” at SUNY Purchase. (After the 8th, you’ll have to go to your library to read the … Continue reading

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Photography

A couple of photography exhibits challenge some cherished beliefs about truth. In Australia, one explores photographs as one of the “most problematic forms of visual representation.” Another in the Boston area exposes the limits of digital truth in contemporary photography. … Continue reading

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