Tag American photographer

Art Can Help

Since taking up photography in the mid-1960s, Robert Adams (b. 1937) has quietly become one of the most influential visual chroniclers of the evolving American landscape. Before turning full-time to photography in the 1970s, Adams was a literature professor, and in a recently published collection of inspiring essays, he reminds

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Real and Magical—diane arbus: in the beginning with Jeff L. Rosenheim and Karan Rinaldo

Rachel High– Diane Arbus (1923–1971) is one of the most distinctive and provocative artists of the 20th century. Her photographs of children and eccentrics, couples and circus performers, female impersonators and nudists, are among the most recognizable images of our time. diane arbus: in the beginning is the definitive study

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William Eggleston Portraits

So many people take those simple snapshots of life, but there’s something about Eggleston that no one can match.  —Sofia Coppola Ivy Sanders Schneider— William Eggleston (b. 1939),”the father of color photography,” is celebrating, among other accolades this year, an exhibition at the The National Portrait Gallery and the release of

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That Day by Laura Wilson… January 14th, 2008

The unforgettable images in That Day: Pictures in the American West, Laura Wilson’s new book of photographs, tell sharply drawn stories of the people and places that have shaped, and continue to shape, the dynamic and unyielding land known as the western United States.  As Rick Brettell writes in the

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That Day by Laura Wilson… December 14th, 1996

The unforgettable images in That Day: Pictures in the American West, Laura Wilson’s new book of photographs, tell sharply drawn stories of the people and places that have shaped, and continue to shape, the dynamic and unyielding land known as the western United States.  As Rick Brettell writes in the

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That Day by Laura Wilson… November 3rd, 1993

The unforgettable images in That Day: Pictures in the American West, Laura Wilson’s new book of photographs, tell sharply drawn stories of the people and places that have shaped, and continue to shape, the dynamic and unyielding land known as the western United States.  As Rick Brettell writes in the

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A photograph that deals with the real world… Irving Penn, beyond beauty

“A photograph that deals with the real world but at the same time seeks to free itself of it.” – Irving Penn, unpublished note, about 2007 Ivy Sanders Schneider- A disembodied gray head with bright red lips, floating in a field of cracked green decorates the cover of Irving Penn: Beyond

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