Tag American photographers

Kentucky Renaissance: A Story told Through Photography

Brian Sholis– I first became aware of the creative life that flourished in mid-twentieth-century Lexington, Kentucky, around 2001. In quick succession I discovered Guy Davenport’s writing and Ralph Eugene Meatyard’s photographs. As I embarked on a career as a writer on art, Davenport’s essay collections became a touchstone. I was

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File Under: What We Wish We Could Be Doing This Weekend: Abelardo Morell at the AIC

We have been stealing moments here at the office to thumb through the revelatory book Abelardo Morell: The Universe Next Door, a catalogue accompanying an exhibition of the photographer’s work that opens tomorrow at the Art Institute of Chicago.  The exhibition, and the book, include beautiful, disorienting images that explore the

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Curator Keith Davis on the Photography of Terry Evans

Follow @yaleARTbooks Keith F. Davis, Senior Curator of Photography at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and author of Heartland: The Photographs of Terry Evans, writes on the biographical and landscape influences on the esteemed American photographer and the artist-curator collaboration that shaped both the book and accompanying exhibition on view

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Capturing Harlem: The Street Photography of Dawoud Bey

Follow @yaleARTbooks The photographer Dawoud Bey, born in 1953, is probably best known for his large-scale color photographs of marginalized groups in contemporary America, and his community-focused and collaborative approach to his art. A new exhibition and accompanying catalogue from the Art Institute of Chicago, Dawoud Bey: Harlem, U.S.A., gets to the root

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Curator Keith F. Davis on the Representations of Timothy O’Sullivan’s Camera

The photographs made by Timothy H. O’Sullivan as part of the United States Geological Exploration of the Fortieth Parallel, or King Survey (1867-1872), comprise an iconic and richly varied body of work. Of all the photographers who accompanied the Western surveys of this era, O’Sullivan is among most admired, studied

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