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. [UPDATE–May 1, 2019] Max Lakin wrote a piece about David Hammons and Dawoud Bey for The New York Times that links back here: see “When Dawoud Bey Met David Hammons” May […]
[UPDATE] Oct. 30, 2017–The photography was removed at the request of Philip Heying. ☛ 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 […]
☛ 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 […]