September 24, 2009 § Leave a comment
August 12, 2009 § Leave a comment
He didn’t have a website, but artnet is a good source for images.
July 1, 2009 § 2 Comments
It’s not the first time I stumbled on this website but this 100-meter long image holds its power even after a second or third look. Simon Hoegsberg took 20 days making this giant panoramic portrait of 178 people, always from the same spot on a Berlin railroad bridge. You can slide through We’re All Gonna Die on the project’s website.
January 18, 2009 § Leave a comment
Richard Avedon took photos of significant American politicians for over five decades. More than 200 of these portraits can be seen at the Corcoran through January 25th. Obama expressionless, passport-like shot is the highlight of these last days of the show, just in time for his inauguration. The photo was taken shortly before Avedon’s death, in 2004.
November 21, 2008 § Leave a comment
After its first exhibition at the V&A earlier this year the retrospective of this extraordinary photographer, model and surrealist muse traveled to the Jeu de Paume where it can be visited until January 4th. Over 150 photographs from the artist’s original files are shown together for the first time together with drawings and magazines.
October 28, 2008 § Leave a comment
The Pine On The Corner, 1990 , transparency in lightbox
Born in Vancouver, Jeff Wall didn’t have a large show in the city since 1990. But now the Vancouver Art Gallery will be showing it’s collection of the artist’s iluminated transparencies until January 25. With works influenced by cinema and paintings, using digital technology and, many times, amateur performers, Wall started a aesthetic followed by many artists. His work helped stablishing the role of photography in the contemporary art.
October 24, 2008 § 2 Comments
Nicole Kidman by Annie Leibovitz
Covering 15 years of Annie Leibovitz’s most recent work, the National Portrait Gallery exhibition (until February 1, 2009) includes over 150 photographs by the celebrated photographer. From her more personal work (photos of her family and friends) to commissioned portraits, the show is a comprehensive overlook on Leibovitz’s style.
October 17, 2008 § Leave a comment
Nude with Hands
Blind photographer, Evgen Bavcar, can’t see but can produce some very poetic and inspired images. His portraits are ethereal and his landscapes full of atmosphere. Walter Aue, the acclaimed Berlin poet, consider that after Niepce, Fox Talbot and Daguerre, Bavcar is “the fourth inventor of photography”. This image reminds me of this.