All posts featuring photographers, a specific photography, the technologies involved with photography and more general ideas about the photography as a modern medium.
☛ Radical Presence: David Hammons performing Bliz-aard Ball Sale, 1983, Cooper Square, New York. Photo by Dawoud Bey, courtesy of Tilton Gallery, New York. In the winter of 1983, American photograph Dawood Bey took a series of 20 portraits of David Hammons selling snow balls of various size on the corner of a New York […]
☛ Burroughs 100: “William Burroughs with a Jack-O-Lantern he carved with a hatchet, October 31, 1996” Photo © Philip Heying. All Rights reserved. Photographer Philip Heying took this photo on October 31st, 1996. Heying, who knew Burroughs since the 1980s, was interviewed in 2013 by Tom King for Burroughs 100, the official website of Burroughs […]
☛ Water Towers: “11. Neunkirchen, Saarland, D 1979” by Bernd Becher and Hilla Becher, Cambridge: MIT Press, 1988. German photographer Hilla Becher died on Saturday, October 10, in Düsseldorf. Her husband, Bernd Becher, died in 2007. They are renowned for the systematic documentation of industrial architecture they produced together since the late 1950s. This systematic […]
☛ Robert Anderson Gallery: American poet Allen Ginsberg at a marijuana rally with a sign that reads “Pot Is Fun”. Photo by Benedict J. Fernandez. 1963, 1964 or 1965. Large format retrieved from Beatnikhiway. The book Reefer Madness: The History of Marijuana in America by Larry Sloman, which was first published in 1979, provides additional […]