by Carol T Chung
Arakimentari. The subject is the reknowned (or reviled) japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki. He's considered to have changed the representation of female nudity in Japan. The film explores the artist behind the photos by documenting his work ethic...
Edward Burtynsky: China
by Jonah Samson
Edward Burtynsky photographs a world changing for the purposes of industrial development. His most recent book, China, is a glimpse into the massive social and economic transformation currently underway as China tries to join the ranks of more industrialized...
by Ami Kealoha
The first issue of the brand new Brooklyn-based street art magazine Arrow premiered last month, featuring profiles of the likes of artist Rich Jacobs (he's responsible for the cover art), photographer Angela Boatwright, the Canadian band, DFA...
Photography: The Whole Story
The cultural significance of this widespread medium condensed in a fascinating new book
by Kat Herriman
Since its genesis in 1839, photography itself has evolved tremendously as a medium, with the very essence of its output forging culturally significant technological, social and artistic movements. In Prestel's new visually compelling tome, "Photography...
Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders
The photographer's immersive look at '60s outlaw motorcycle culture returns to print in original form
by Graham Hiemstra
Motorcycle culture has always held a place in American society and—thanks to iconic films like "The Wild Ones," "Stone" and "Easy Rider"—the concept of the outlaw biker has continued to intrigue those with wayward inclinations. With one hand on the...
Exploring undiscovered art scenes in small towns around the globe
by Isabelle Doal
The first in a series of shows exposing smaller towns as undiscovered creative hubs, "My Winnipeg" highlights noteworthy artists inhabiting the world's coldest city. Put on by Paris' Maison Rouge Gallery, each exhibit is twofold, serving as both...
Jeff Bark: Woodpecker
by Tim Yu
Jeff Bark's newest works are the subject of his solo show, Woodpecker, at the Michael Hoppen Contemporary Gallery in London; it's his second show at the gallery. Bark's newest works are so multilayered it makes my brain hurt—in the...
James Worrell: A Day In the Life
by Josh Rubin
Applying his skills as a still life photographer to tell a personal story, James Worrell recently pieced together the aspects of his day—from the schlepping to the shooting—in a video montage full of saturated hues and compelling compositions...
by Brian Fichtner
Growing up in the suburban land of big-box retail (which increasingly seems to infiltrate our cities too), I was no stranger to the wanton excess that lined the shelves of stores like Meijer, Target, Costco and Walmart. As the mediocrity of these...
Rachel Papo: Serial No. 3817131
by Jacob Resneck
Ohio-born Israeli Rachel Papo began photographing female soldiers in 2004. Having worked as a photographer in the Israeli Air Force for two years during her mandatory military service, Papo had experienced first hand being â€œplucked...
Upside-Downey Face Photographs
Brandon Voges snaps eerie portraits of people suspended upside-down
by Maggie York-Worth
Photographer Brandon Voges came up with a simple and surprisingly novel idea: photograph portraits of people hanging upside down by their ankles. Then invite your closest friends to do the same. The resulting eerie series "Upside Downey Face...
Garry Winogrand at SFMOMA
The iconic American photographer's first retrospective in 25 years
by Jonah Samson
Garry Winogrand's first retrospective in 25 years at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is also the first exhibition to examine the renowned photographer's unfinished work. Dying suddenly at the age of 56, he left behind some 250,000 undeveloped...