Overwriting from the New York Photo Festival

The foto8 crew ironed-out the technical difficulties and posted my (overwritten) write-up of Roger Ballen’s talk at the New York Photo Festival, “Midnight Mythologizing in Roger Ballen’s Shadow Chamber“. When I wrote it, I was being glib about Ballen ruining the programming by putting in such a great performance in the opening slot on Thursday. … Continue reading Overwriting from the New York Photo Festival

Jacob Holdt NYPH09 Audio & Video

Big thanks to Jonathan Saunders for sending over this mp3 of Jacob Holdt’s talk yesterday at the New York Photo Festival. I haven’t listened to the entire talk, but the quality is pretty good. Thanks, interweb! (Know that it can be tough to listen, without the visuals, and there’s intermittent cell-phone interference.) [direct mp3 download] … Continue reading Jacob Holdt NYPH09 Audio & Video

Sunday Stew (Dyer/RFK/Fusco/Wassink/Grenier)

Geoff Dyer’s best book may be the “sober study” he didn’t write about D. H. Lawrence (which became “Out of Sheer Rage“) but most in the photoworld know him for “The Ongoing Moment“. Dyer recasts a few TOM arguments and examples in his largely unfavorable review of the Tate’s new “Street & Studio” show (via … Continue reading Sunday Stew (Dyer/RFK/Fusco/Wassink/Grenier)

You Need Your Portolio Reviewed By These People

A work-related aside here. By day, I’m the Program Manager for Atlanta Celebrates Photography, an arts non-profit entering its 10th year. We create a month-long festival of photography here every October. Lectures, exhibitions, openings, an auction, education programs, public art, a push-pin show, a film series, a portfolio review, and more! I was new to … Continue reading You Need Your Portolio Reviewed By These People

NYPH08 Wrap-up on Foto8 and Bruce Gilden Video

I’m back home and foto8 has published my wrap-up of the weekend. I prefer Olivier’s. On Friday, Jörg, Robert, Andrew and I were talking over pints about criticism. My feeling is that the best thing about these ‘blogs about photography’ is their ability to promote, of course, but it’s also their greatest weakness. All that … Continue reading NYPH08 Wrap-up on Foto8 and Bruce Gilden Video

Four Questions for Rosalind Solomon

When I stumbled across prints of Rosalind Solomon‘s a few months ago, I felt like I was looking at some kind of missing link. Her gallerist leafed through the big prints and I stood there, confused. “Whose pictures are these?” If Solomon’s work is a link, it may between the past (the irony of the … Continue reading Four Questions for Rosalind Solomon