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The FSA: The Unconscious of Roy Stryker

The FSA: The Unconscious of Roy Stryker

Photographer Jean-Christian Bourcart has assembled a selection of photographs discarded by the Farm Security Administration, the US agency created to aid poor farmers during the Great Depression. In 1937, the FSA hired several photographers — including Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans — to document the rural conditions. Bourcart’s work, available in NFT format, questions the act of curating images.

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.

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.

Jean Dieuzaide: Beyond the Visible

Jean Dieuzaide: Beyond the Visible

Jean Dieuzaide would have been one hundred years old this year. The Toulouse City Hall, in France, which was entrusted with much of the artist’s collections at his death in 2003, celebrates this anniversary with a retrospective. Curated and edited by the historian of photography Françoise Denoyelle, an exhibition and a book publication take us on a journey through 60 years of photography with more than 200 works and documents, many published for the first time.

Jamie Hawkesworth in His Kingdom

Jamie Hawkesworth in His Kingdom

The British photographer Jamie Hawkesworth refines his approach to portraiture in The British Isles, published by Mack.

Edward Grazda: A Diary of Afghanistan Before the United States Came to Call

Edward Grazda: A Diary of Afghanistan Before the United States Came to Call

For more than 20 years, from the start of the Soviet-Afghan War through the rise of the Taliban and their control of the country, Edward Grazda photographed Afghanistan. The photographs he made show an Afghanistan going through great changes, and mirror what is going on in the country today.

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.

Commuting Under the Divine Light

Commuting Under the Divine Light

In his new book entitled Roosevelt Station, New York photographer David Rothenberg captures his subjects – commuters, airport-bound travelers, panhandlers, missionaries, and others – awash in the radiant, cathedral-like light of Jackson Heights–Roosevelt Avenue/74th Street train station’s concourse. These otherwise candid, rush-hour images assume an otherworldly theatrical guise.

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.

KBr: A New Photography Center Comes to Barcelona

KBr: A New Photography Center Comes to Barcelona

KBr discreetly opened its doors last month in Barcelona’s Port Olímpic district. The pandemic did little to discourage the public who flocked to this new space dedicated to photography to see the two inaugural exhibitions: Bill Brandt and Paul Strand.

A History of Portrait Photography, Part I

A History of Portrait Photography, Part I

In photography, portraiture is a constantly evolving genre. Writing a history of the photographic portrait amounts to writing a history of photography itself. Historian Guillaume Blanc gives us insight into a practice appreciated by many photographers.

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.

agnès b.’s La Fab: Photography under the skin

agnès b.’s La Fab: Photography under the skin

In the newly opened space dedicated to the collection of the famous fashion designer agnès b., photography dialogues with every form of visual art. La Fab in Paris offers a fresh look at works of photography which we find scattered throughout the venue.

Thomas Sauvin: Salvaging Lost Images in China

Thomas Sauvin: Salvaging Lost Images in China

Thomas Sauvin is one of the recurring names in today’s vernacular photography. This French artist and long-time resident of China has given new life to negatives found in a landfill in northern Beijing through daring exhibitions and publications. A sprawling project that enables viewers to discover photographs of anonymous people from the Middle Kingdom.

Nelly Rau-Häring: Germany from East to West

Nelly Rau-Häring: Germany from East to West

A world traveler, cab driver, and teacher, Nelly Rau-Häring is, above all, a photographer. Born in Switzerland in 1947 she made Berlin her home in the mid-1960s. Like no one else, she recorded the city’s life, boredom, joie-de-vivre, struggle, and exuberance. A selection of her photos of West and East Berlin spanning over four decades are showcased in at f3–freiraum für fotografie in Berlin.

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.

Guido Guidi: In-between in Italy

Guido Guidi: In-between in Italy

Considered to be one of the major figures in Italian photography, Guido Guidi has spent years exploring northern Italian landscapes. In his latest book, In Veneto, 1984–89, published this fall by Mack, he brings out a series devoted to the eponymous region. We visit the artist whose Italy doesn’t fit into postcards.

Valérie Belin's precious reflections

Valérie Belin’s precious reflections

Regarded as the most celebrated French photographer working today, Valérie Belin explores surface, identity and artificiality in her work. Each of these themes is given prominence in her latest series Reflection, which was commissioned by the V&A in London, and takes its inspiration from the museum archives

From photography to poetry at the gallery Le Réverbère

From photography to poetry at the gallery Le Réverbère

Until April 20, the Lyon gallery Le Réverbère brings together the works of four photographers who share similar concerns. Serge Clément, Baudoin Lotin, Julien Magre, and Bernard Plossu are all tireless gold seekers, obsessed by the Abstract poetry of the real.

Diane Arbus’s freak carnival

Diane Arbus’s freak carnival

The work of this iconic photographer is now on display at the Hayward Gallery in London, with over a hundred early images, for the most part printed by the artist.

Luigi Ghirri: A cartographer of the invisible

Luigi Ghirri: A cartographer of the invisible

An exhibition at the Jeu de Paume in Paris traces a prolific decade in the work of the Italian photographer. A pioneer of color photography, Luigi Ghirri (1943–1992) was able to turn photography into an instrument for better capturing “earth writing” and the “architecture of the ephemeral.”

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