Kwame Brathwaite’s photographs fused the two mediums to push the boundaries of beauty, transforming how we define Blackness.
The artist is donating proceeds from the sale, a collaboration between Magnum Photos and the Aperture Foundation, to her activist group PAIN (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now).
Focusing on a handful of Gazan experiences, Home Away From Home examines how people construct familiar spaces for themselves within distant landscapes and is on view at Aperture.
The images and art works that make up this exhibition — mostly vernacular and documentary photographs — restore dignity to their subjects by restoring nuance to their stories.
An exhibition at the Aperture Foundation gathers pictures taken by Alex Webb over more than 30 years, all across Mexico.
There were two prominent types of landscape photographs in the 1860s: Civil War battlefields strewn with the dead, and sweeping vistas of the West.
New Jersey-born, Brooklyn-based artist Mickalene Thomas is best known for her richly textured, rhinestone-encrusted paintings of African-American women and bright, collaged interiors. Lesser known is her photography, which she’s long considered a crucial component of her art practice.
When the slideshow of Nan Goldin’s The Ballad of Sexual Dependency flipped past pictures of her ex Brian, I finally understood why she had photographed him so much.
“Youth is wasted on the young” is one of those clever-sounding, achingly wistful quips that have been attributed to various wags of assorted times and places, including the Irish writers Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw.
Most photographs of real-life events tend to be documentary by nature, but the kind of photographic image-making that makes a point of approaching its subjects with an “objective” viewpoint and a for-posterity sense of purpose — can such photos ever convey a truly neutral position vis-à-vis their subjects?
Even if you don’t remember a lick of elementary school classwork, it’s likely the joys and terrors of the schoolyard linger.
Anonymity can be comfortable, though, which is why — for many of us at least — the desire to connect rarely propels us beyond a voyeuristic curiosity about the neighbors.