Doug Rickard (American, born 1968) studied United States history and sociology at the University of California, San Diego, before moving to photography. He has drawn on this background in research for his series A New American Picture, which focuses on places in the United States where unemployment is high and educational opportunities are few. On a virtual road trip, Rickard located these sites remotely using the Street View feature of the website Google Maps, which has mapped and photographed every street in the country. Scrutinizing the Google Maps pictures, he composed images on his computer screen, which he then photographed using a digital camera. The resulting pictures—digitally manipulated to remove the Google watermark and cropped to a panoramic format—comment on poverty and racial equity in the United States, the bounty of images on the web, and issues of personal privacy.
Joshua Chuang, Assistant Curator of Photographs, most recently organized the exhibition First Doubt: Optical Confusion in Modern Photography and authored its accompanying catalogue. He has written widely on modern and contemporary photography and has edited monographs on the work of Judith Joy Ross and Mark Ruwedel. He is currently at work on a traveling retrospective exhibition and related series of publications devoted to the work of the American photographer Robert Adams.
Flashes #04: Mark Steinmetz en La Casa Encendida.
El fotógrafo americano dio una conferencia en la que repaso los libros que más le han influido en su carrera artística y comento su afamada trilogía del Sur.
El acto fue organizado por LENS. El presentador del acto fue Félix Fuentes, profesor del curso de Creación de Libros de Fotografía.
Dos días después Mark impartió un inolvidable taller de fin de semana en LENS.
As part of the Paris Photo Platform 2013, a conversation between Martin Parr and Gerry Badger took place on Friday, November 15th at Grand Palais, Paris.
They talked about their series "The Photobook, a History" (edited by Phaidon Press, 2013).
The Paris Photo Platform this year was co-directed by Nicolas Bourriaud, director of École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris and Chantal Pontbriand, curator and art critic, founder of Pontbriand W.O.R.K.S. [We_Myself and others_ Research_Knowledge_Systems].
The Platform was organized around three lines corresponding to the state of thinking and practices that provoke debate in the world of art and photography today:
- Photography challenged by the world
- An encyclopedic fantasy
- Photography, Painting, limits?
This publication draws on the documents compiled by the photographer and political activist Miklós Klaus Rózsa (1954) from 1971 to 1989, consisting of an assortment of photographs taken by Rózsa as well as state security files on Rózsa, as reported by the Federal Police, the Cantonal Police, and the Zurich Police Department. The published materials all stem from Rózsa’s personal archive. The use of pictures and state security files from other sources has been intentionally excluded as the authors intent is to make the scope of the whole movement and counter movement tangible through one exemplary individual.
Christof Nüssli, Christoph Oeschger:
Miklós Klaus Rózsa
624 pp., 450 black-white illustrations, thread-sewn paperback
Texts by Peter Kamber, Christof Nüssli, Christoph Oeschger,
Miklós Klaus Rózsa
In cooperation with Spector Books, Leipzig.