Tag Archives: Photography

Wolfgang Tillmanns, Freischwimmer 190, 2011, color photograph (c-type print), 5'9" x 7'3", Photo by Yakshini via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic License Wolfgang Tillmanns, Freischwimmer 190, 2011, color photograph (c-type print), 5'9" x 7'3", Photo by Yakshini via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic License

Wolfgang Tillmans in London

If you are fortunate enough to visit London sometime between now and June 11th, visit the Tate Modern to see the exhibition of photographs by Wolfgang Tillmans. The artist, who is equally happy showing his work in fine art museums as he … Continue reading

Morton Broffman, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. arrives in Montgomery, Alabama on March 25th 1965 at the culmination of the Selma to Montgomery March, 1965, silver gelatin print. Morton Broffman, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. arrives in Montgomery, Alabama on March 25th 1965 at the culmination of the Selma to Montgomery March, 1965, silver gelatin print.

One Step at a Time

When I write about photographs, I typically discuss the work of art, or the object, but today I want to write about an image. This is an image of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. leading thousands of demonstrators from Selma, … Continue reading

Ansel Adams, Aspens, Northern New Mexico, Horizontal Aspens, 1958. Ansel Adams, Aspens, Northern New Mexico, Horizontal Aspens, 1958.

Make the Time: Ansel Adams at the Wittliff Collections

Photographs by the American master photographer Ansel Adams currently are on view at the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University. These iconic images are from the outstanding collection of Lynn and Tom Meredith. Adams is best known for his majestic … Continue reading

Mary Ellen Mark, photography Mary Ellen Mark, Amanda and her Cousin Amy, North Carolina, 1990, gelatin silver print, Photo by J. Scott 2 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License.

RIP Mary Ellen Mark

The photographer Mary Ellen Mark passed away yesterday. Mark is best known for her arresting images of people who live on the edge. She paid the rent by photographing celebrities for Look and Life magazines, but it’s the photographs of … Continue reading

Diane Arbus, photography Diane Arbus, Eddie Carmel, Jewish Giant, taken at Home with His Parents in the Bronx, New York, 1970, Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Happy Birthday Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus American Photographer Diane Nemerov was born to David Nemerov and Gertrude Russek Nemerov, owners of Russek’s, a Fifth Avenue department store, on March 14, 1923. She married her childhood sweetheart, Allan Arbus, in 1959 and they divorced in 1969. Arbus is … Continue reading

Robert Frank, "Rodeo, New York City," photography, "The Americans" Robert Frank, Rodeo, New York City, 1955, gelatin silver print, 13” x 9 1/16”, Image via the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Robert Frank’s Point of View

Sometimes an outsider’s perspective is keen. Born and raised in Switzerland, the photographer Robert Frank immigrated to the United States in 1947. Within 10 years, Frank’s initial optimism about the country soured as he roamed throughout the U.S. on a … Continue reading

Paul Strand, The White Fence, Port Kent, 1916, gelatin-silver print, 9 3/4

Happy Birthday Paul Strand

Paul Strand American Photographer Along with Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand (October 16, 1890 – March 31, 1976) made tremendous strides in establishing photography as a fine art. His modern-style photographs are noted for their sophisticated sense of composition, an absence of … Continue reading

Oscar Muñoz, Narciso (en proceso),
1995-2011, 
Charcoal dust and paper on water, Plexiglas, 6 elements
, 10 x 50 x 50 cm each, Photo by Julian Pierre via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic License.

Make the Time: Oscar Muñoz in Paris

If you are fortunate enough to visit Paris within the next week, make a point of seeing “Oscar Muñoz: Protographies” at Jeu de Paume. Muñoz, the emblematic artist from Colombia, investigates the capacity images have to preserve memory. The artist explores the … Continue reading

Julia Margaret Cameron, The Angel at the Tomb, 1869-70, Royal Photographic Society, Bath, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Happy Birthday Julia Margaret Cameron

British photographer Julia Margaret Pattle was born on June 11th, 1815 in Calcutta, India to Adeline de l’Etang, a French aristocrat, and James Pattle, a British official of the East India Company. In 1838, in Calcutta, she married Charles Hay … Continue reading

Robert Capa, D-Day: June 6, 1944: Allied Invasion of Normandy, Photo by Templar1307 via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic License.

Robert Capa Got Close Enough

In the early morning of D-Day, Robert Capa arrived at Omaha Beach on a landing craft to photograph Company E as it attacked the German troops that were firing machine guns from somewhere amid clouds of smoke on the French … Continue reading