Posts Tagged ‘ photography ’

Irving Penn Retrospective – Jeff Rosenheim — Charlie Rose

Met curator Jeff Rosenheim on the museum’s major retrospective of photographer Irving Penn.

Source: Jeff Rosenheim — Charlie Rose

Color Is Meaning – The Easel | Art journalism



Image: Eggleston Artist Trust

Yellow, red, blue, green; the experiencing of color was not, for Marc, a byproduct of our interactions with our immediate environment. Our experience of color, instead, is what makes the world ‘our own’. It’s what gives a particular place at a particular time it’s special flavor, mood, inflection. Color, in short, is meaning.

Source: The Easel | Art journalism

Photographs of North America’s East Coast Capture Its Fragile Ecosystems

Pages from East Coast: Arctic to Tropic (photo by the author for Hyperallergic)

To visualize the fragility of North America’s East Coast in the face of climate change, photographer David Freese documented its entire shoreline.

Source: Photographs of North America’s East Coast Capture Its Fragile Ecosystems

Memory Unearthed | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

“I buried my negatives in the ground in order that there should be some record of our tragedy.”
—Henryk Ross

“Memory Unearthed” offers an extraordinarily rare glimpse of life inside the Lodz Ghetto during its existence from 1940 to 1944, through the lens of Polish Jewish photojournalist Henryk Ross (1910–1991).

Source: Memory Unearthed | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Seven – from Noah Eli Gordon | The Brooklyn Rail

It’s All You


All the geraniums
All the paintings of geraniums
All the photographs of geraniums
The word geranium
In all the languages
That have a word for geraniums
Lucky you & your constant removal
My daughter who doesn’t know
Why she’s crying tells me
I feel like there are
Tornadoes in my head
She’s four and her drawings
Of flowers look like the sun


Noah Eli Gordon lives in Denver, CO and teaches in the MFA program for Creative Writing at CU Boulder, where he currently directs Subito Press. His most recent book is The Word Kingdom in the Word Kingdom (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2015).

Source: Seven | The Brooklyn Rail

Reading Susan Sontag in Paris | Literary Hub

She writes in “Against Interpretation,” “Conversely, it is the habit of approaching works of art in order to interpret them that sustains this fancy that there really is such a thing as the content of a work of art.”

Source: Reading Susan Sontag in Paris | Literary Hub

A Conceptual Artist Pays Homage to Surrealist Claude Cahun’s Performance of Identity

Claude Cahun, “Self-portrait (kneeling, naked, with mask)” (c. 1928) (© Jersey Heritage)


Claude Cahun, “Self-portrait (with Nazi badge between her teeth)” (1945) (© Jersey Heritage)

A Gillian Wearing exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery puts her work in dialogue with her largely forgotten Surrealist inspiration.

Source: A Conceptual Artist Pays Homage to Surrealist Claude Cahun’s Performance of Identity