Sunday, May 3, 2009

Cindy Sherman and (current) Guest: David Byrne

At Creative Time’s annual gala
At the Webby Awards
At the Marc Jacobs Fashion Show

Friday, May 1, 2009

Fried on Sugimoto

Sugimoto's Vision: A special lecture by Michael Fried
Wed, Mar 22 2006
Join art historian Michael Fried for a discussion of the artist's work in the context of new “art” photography, which includes such artists as Bernd and Hilla Becher, Jeff Wall, Thomas Ruff, Andreas Gursky, and Thomas Demand, many of whom are represented in the Hirshhorn's collection.
Length: 57:28

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

As time goes by

I am an unreliable witness. Television footage was shot at the same time Eddie Adams took his photo but his image is not a film still. This photo gallery includes another moment from his reel. A new documentary about Adams was released earlier this month.

Susan Sontag Interview

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

street action

Edward and H.T. Anthony publisher, Broadway on a Rainy Day from the series Anthony's Instantaneous Views, 1859-65

Talbot, View of the Boulevards of Paris, May 1843

"The weather is hot and dusty, and they have just been watering the road, which has produced two broad bands of shade upon it, which unite in the foreground because, the road, being partially under repair (as is seen from the two wheelbarrows, etc. etc.), the watering machines have been compelled to cross to the other side. By the roadside a row of cittadines and cabriolets are waiting, and single carriage stands at a distance a long way to the right. A whole forest of chimneys borders the horizon: for, the instrument chronicles whatever it sees, and certainly would delineate a chimney-pot or a chimney-sweeper with the same impartiality as it would the Apollo Belvedere."

Daguerre, Boulevard du Temple, c. 1839

Thursday, April 9, 2009

a shimmer of possibility

Inspired by Chekhov’s short stories, Paul Graham’s a shimmer of possibility comprises 12 individual books, each volume a photographic short story of everyday life in today’s America. Whilst the twelve books are all an identical size, they vary in length from just a single photograph, to 60 pages of images made at one street intersection. The radical form of this multi volume book embraces the unique nature of Graham’s work, giving the flow of life precedence over conclusiveness, where nothing much happens, but nothing is foreclosed either.