Thursday, Feb. 26th, is the opening of Mark Powell’s first solo show in Mexico, “Home of the Brave“, featuring photographs of Detroit and Mexico City. The opening’s in Mexico City. If you’re there, you probably already know about it. If you’re not, check out the interview w/ Mark about the show. My friend Ben Roberts … Continue reading Mark Powell’s “Home of the Brave” at Yautepec Gallery
If you’re in Mexico City on Wednesday, you’ll want to be here: The show will be on view through April 10th. http://arroniz-arte.com/site/index.php Mark’s site markalor.com. More Mark Powell on 2point8.
2point8’s pleased to learn that Mark Alor Powell is having a show in Chicago in a few weeks. You should go if you’re in the mid-west, or anywhere else – like Canada! (Or Atlanta?) It’s at Gallery 40000 on North Peoria. A selection of Mark’s images for the show are on flickr. For more about … Continue reading Mark Powell Exhibition in Chicago, April 6th
A few years ago over mezcal in the DF, Mark Powell and I were talking about how he should be teaching photography workshops to folks who want to learn a lot while experiencing one of the most incredible cities on the planet. Really happy to see that Mark’s now doing this; he’s debuting two workshops … Continue reading Mark Alor Powell’s Mexico City Photography Workshop(s)
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Mark Alor Powell’s first book “V.I.P.” hit my hands this morning in the middle of a tornado warning. Dark clouds blew in and the sky opened-up. A wall of water came down. I sat in a car, paging through Mark’s book, waiting out the deluge. I don’t know what kind of metaphor was happening all … Continue reading Mark Alor Powell’s “V.I.P.”
I don’t know how best to introduce this next interview, other than to say, if you appreciate photography, you should be glad a digital camera made it into the hands of Mark Alor Powell (website / flickrstream). Mark makes photographs of Detroit and Mexico City, and his work has widened my eyes considerably over the … Continue reading Discussion: Mark Alor Powell
I first encountered Matt Weber’s street photos of New York City in an issue of Hamburger Eyes. He’s both online and off, with an excellent hardcover called “The Urban Prisoner“. His images are of a grittier, pre-Giuliani New York City, a city of trash strikes, high crime and spraypainted subways. A cabbie with a camera, … Continue reading Discussion: Matt Weber
I’ve curated an exhibition of photographs from Mark Alor Powell and Hannah Pierce-Carlson which opens March 12th at Columbus State University, Columbus, GA. Here’s an essay, and photographs from the show can be seen at foreign-domestic.org. Couldn’t be happier to have been able to put this show together, and I wish all of you could … Continue reading “Foreign & Domestic” at Columbus State University, March 12th – April 19th
In a timely confluence, Mark Alor Powell released a new site of his work today, at the same time a post on Rob Haggart’s blog called for “a more perfect union” of photographers with their digital future(s). Mark’s site does exactly what Haggart’s post was asking for – offers large-sized content, watermark-free, while embracing Mark’s … Continue reading The Future is Alor
…because in order for a photograph to have impact when viewed on a laptop, it has to work as small, compressed jpg, which makes showing any kind of granular detail of significance, within a large or wide view, virtually impossible. There are exceptions to this (large, hi-rez watermarked photos on flash-protected sites, egads!), but by … Continue reading Why the Web Still Lacks as a Method to Display, Evaluate, or Enjoy Detailed Photographs…
To close out the year, I wanted to say thanks, gather links, and bubble-up a few posts that might have fallen through the cracks of 2006. From Mark Alor Powell to Alec Soth, I’ve been lucky to have spent time this year talking with my favorite photographers. There will be more of these in 2007. … Continue reading Circling the Wagons
Recently I read something that talked about how street photography tends to make people look like “animals in a zoo,” which sounds like criticism, but can be seen as a compliment, depending on who holds the peanuts. Even in the work of photographers whose work I enjoy looking at and learning from, there is often … Continue reading DIY Access
Intro Larry Fink (for ACP) Bruce Davidson Arlene Gottfried “Street Life, with Julian Cox” (for ACP) Joel Meyerowitz (part 1 & 2) Richard Kalvar (part 1 & 2) Mike Slack (@fotolog.com) Nils Jorgensen Rosalind Solomon Alec Soth + video interview Gus Powell Matt Weber Mark Alor Powell Chuck Patch (1 & 2) Raul Gutierrez
A few links and resources that I may have skipped over in entries on 2point8. A great place to start for a definition of street photography is wikipedia. There’s the Streetphoto message board. In-Public is a great resource, with work from UK photographers. Here’s a text interview with Bruce Gilden, a Real Audio interview at … Continue reading Resources