Category Archives: Photography

Vast Empires and Discrete Objects (and good installations)

Top left: Jon Rafman; top right: Michael Wolf; bottom left: Michael Wolf; bottom right: Jon Rafman. I had noticed that several of Jon Rafman and Michael Wolf’s images used the same Google Street View source and was happy to find … Continue reading

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Hipstamatic War

Left: Amindi, a refugee from Kandahar province, walks through the Charahi Qambar refugee camp on Feb. 27. Right: A U.S. Marine guards Combat Outpost 7171 in Helmand province on Oct. 28, 2010. When I saw these war photographs taken by Balazs … Continue reading

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Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels

I knew that Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels (1976) had to do with orienting one’s self to the surroundings, but I’d always thought more about them (in the abstract – through photos) in terms of how they related to the patterns … Continue reading

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Sternfeld/Rafman/Wolf/Streetview/Rephotographic-mashup

Is there anyone I’m not ripping off here? (It seems to be running in the family lately – some sort of intellectual copyright virus). In the course of my research I looked up some of the locations in Joel Sternfeld’s … Continue reading

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Too many photographs, hooray

http://www.pdnonline.com/pdn/features/Fishing-the-Photo-St-3073.shtml I was at a panel discussion recently and someone asked a question about digital photography, which prompted woeful dismay from a couple of the panelists about too many bad photographs and too little editing. But I’m counting on artists … Continue reading

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Joan Fontcuberta’s Googlegrams

http://www.americansuburbx.com/2011/06/joan-fontcuberta-con.html Actually, I have no idea what I think about this new work by Joan Fontcuberta. But it’s iconic war imagery, google, and Fontcuberta, so I’m taking note.

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Hiroshima: Ground Zero 1945

http://6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/20/the-hiroshima-exhibit-that-almost-wasnt/#more-15455 I saw this show at ICP and didn’t like a lot about the show itself — mostly the hanging and exhibition design — but I think the photographs and their story are fascinating, and have incredible potential for further … Continue reading

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