24 March, 2008
23 March, 2008
Yet somehow - it is the still image which remains. Discuss......
20 March, 2008
18 March, 2008
Many thanks to the indefatigable Jemima Kiss for alerting us all to www.reuters.com/iraq
17 March, 2008
Thanks to the excellent Frontline Club Blog, I was alerted to a wonderful piece by his widow, Jinx, about one of the first heroes of photo-journalism George Rodger (1908-1995). A founder member of Magnum, British-born George Rodger's images from Belsen materially helped to clarify post-war attitudes towards the extent and significance of Holocaust atrocities. Read, digest, reflect and give thanks for his courageous and unflinching vision...
14 March, 2008
At the Guggenheim...
Cai Guo-Quiang fills the snail shell with perhaps the most extraordinary installation ever.
Anyone visiting NYC between now & May 28th should definitely take a detour to 5th & E 89th...
An excellent review of the show and perceptive comments by Time's Richard Lacayo who blogs on art and architecture
13 March, 2008
Edward Steichen himself (1879-1973) is the subject of a major, if partial, retrospective at the superb Kunsthaus in Zurich http://www.kunsthaus.ch/. Curated by William Ewing and Todd Brandow & entitled 'In High Fashion', the exhibit remains on show until the end of March & will subsequently travel to Madrid and Wolfsburg in Germany before reaching New York's ICP in January 2009 www.icp.org/.
A pivotal figure in the 20th century reappraisal of fashion photography, Steichen had already made his name as a painter and art photographer on both sides of the Atlantic when, in 1923, he became chief photographer for Condé Nast's influential Vogue & Vanity Fair magazines. His influence, both as a curator at MoMA and as the de facto creator of the prototype of the "super model" cannot be underestimated. My own highlights of the Zurich show included early portraits of British icons such as Winston Churchill & Noel Coward.