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Best Regards, Robert Frank

Best Regards, Robert Frank

They are the successors of Wright Morris, Walker Evans, Jakob Tuggener… Their images continue to enrich the world history of photography and our own impatient eyes. Blind shares the memories of some magical encounters with these virtuosos of the camera, soloists in black & white or in color, artists faithful to gelatin silver photography or bewitched by digital technologies. Today: Robert Frank, on the side of intuition.

Robert Frank, photographer of the "Americans", dies

Robert Frank, photographer of the “Americans”, dies

American photographer Robert Frank, one of the most famous of the 20th century, and a pioneer of documentary photography with the book The Americans, died in Inverness, USA, on Monday, September 9, 2019 at the age of 94. His death was confirmed to the New York Times by the Pace-MacGill Gallery, which represented him.

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Music and Photography: Two Great Tastes That Go Together

“For the Record: Photography and the art of the Album Cover” is a musical trawl through the history of photography. Curated from the collection of Antoine de Beaupré, it features images by the great, the anonymous, and the forgotten.

Jeanloup Sieff

Jeanloup Sieff : A Photographic Journey in the Death Valley

Through the publication of a biography by Claude Nori and the reissue of La Vallée de la Mort [Death Valley], a work published in the 1970s that has been out of print for more than a decade, Contrejour editions are once again shining the spotlight on Jeanloup Sieff, who passed away in 2000.

The WSPU Union book © Collection Museum of London

Unwriting Photobook History

In 2004,  The Photobook History Volume 1 was published. Written by photographer Martin Parr and author Gerry Badger, it led to a flurry of interest

Nobuyoshi Araki: The Experience of a Lifetime

Nobuyoshi Araki: The Experience of a Lifetime

The 101 photographs that make up Nobuyoshi Araki’s Shi Nikki, or the Private Diary only he knows how to unlock, are featured for the first time in their entirety at the Bourse de Commerce-Pinault Collection in Paris. This is a great introduction to the unclassifiable work of the Japanese photographer who puts the “I” in the foreground.

Blue Sky, Sunshine, White Sand by the Mile

Blue Sky, Sunshine, White Sand by the Mile

“I wasn’t trying to be like the guy who photographed my Bar Mitzvah, someone who comes in to please everyone. I wish it was Diane Arbus who took the pictures of my Bar Mitzvah,” says Jewish-American photographer Godlis, remembering the 1974 trip to Florida that changed his life — pictures from which have just been published in the new book Godlis: Miami.

Ralph Gibson: "I Am an Insider, Not an Observer"

Ralph Gibson: “I Am an Insider, Not an Observer”

On November 4, 2021, as part of Leica‘s celebration of photography, American photographer Ralph Gibson received the Leica Hall of Fame Award 2021 for Lifetime Achievement. He is also being honored with a retrospective exhibition, on view through the end of February 2022, at the Leica Gallery in Wetzlar, Germany.

Annie Leibovitz: “A lot can be told in those moments in between the main moments”

Annie Leibovitz: “A lot can be told in those moments in between the main moments”

She is one of the world’s most iconic portrait artists who, over five decades, has consecrated some of America’s biggest celebrities. Recipient of the William Klein Photography Award from the Académie des Beaux-Arts, Annie Leibovitz is the subject of an exhibition at the Institut de France, in Paris, while simultaneously releasing her first book devoted entirely to the world of fashion.

Barkley L. Hendricks' Little Known Photography

Barkley L. Hendricks’ Little Known Photography

A captivating new book celebrates the role photography played in the life and work of Barkley L. Hendricks, who made pioneering contributions to Black portraiture and conceptualism.

A History of Documentary Photography, Part II

A History of Documentary Photography, Part II

The peculiar thing about documentary photography is that, since the inception of the medium, documenting has been the very purpose of photography as a whole. Here, historian Guillaume Blanc continues his in-depth look at what many consider to be the nobility of photography. Read the first part of the course here if needed.

A History of Portrait Photography, Part II

A History of Portrait Photography, Part II

In this second part of our lesson on the history of portrait photography, the historian Guillaume Blanc continues his exploration of the genre by theme, starting with the social question. Read the first part of the course here if needed.

Book Advice: Fine Art Portraits

Book Advice: Fine Art Portraits

In this selection, you will find the most important photo books of photo portrait history. These include the works from the greatest photographers that have highly influenced the art form, from the fashion world to socially oriented subjects. Ranging from different time periods and artistic intentions, this list is a great starting place to dive into the essence of portraiture.

Le New York analogique de Sid Kaplan

Sid Kaplan’s Analog New York

A show of New York native Sid Kaplan’s work is currently on view at Les Douches Galerie in Paris. It’s the first time his oeuvre has been shown in France.

The Plaines of America by Joel Sternfeld

The Plaines of America by Joel Sternfeld

To celebrate an expanded edition of American Prospects (first ed. 1987), released by Steidl in November, the Xippas Gallery is showcasing for the first time thirteen photographs selected by the artist.

The W. Eugene Smith Grant awarded to Yael Martinez

The W. Eugene Smith Grant awarded to Yael Martinez

On October 17, 2019, photographer Yael Martinez won the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography for his projet entitled “The House that Bleeds”. It is among the oldest photography awards and it is presented annually to a photographer whose work follows the humanistic tradition of W. Eugene Smith.

Remembering John Cohen

Remembering John Cohen

The photographer who captured old time American musicians leaves behind an astonishing legacy.

At the MEP, noir is photography

At the MEP, noir is photography

The Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP) has drawn on its impressive collection of 25,000 works to create an exceptional exhibition on the theme of noir, with clear implications for photography!

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