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Archivesvolume 6 (9.2005-1.2006)
Contemporary photographer Vee Speers captures the look of lush decadence on location in Paris bordellos from the 1920s and '30s.
In this exclusive audio interview, the king of biting social documentary talks about searching for vulnerability in societies, irony, humor, photobooks, and more. Enjoy!
Aral Tengizi — story of a dying sea
The demise of the Aral Sea (formerly the second largest lake in the world) over the past four decades is more than another ecological disaster. Its fate is a reflection of the negative consequences of political and economic policies across Central Asia. A photo-essay by Radek Skrivanek.
Manhattan Camera Obscura
Charles Schwartz and Bill Westheimer explore the wonders of the camera obscura in modern upper Manhattan — playing with perspective, surface, the effects of the sun — and capture the results with digital photography.
Nylon: Intimate Archaeology
Elaine Duigenan creates modern-day digital photograms to capture exquisite details of women's nylon stockings — pale specimens glowing in inky black space.
Killing Time in Paradise
Harvey Benge creates zen-like juxtapositions of images from his world travels. This word-less book presents his unique view of urban social landscapes in a poetic visual language.
Preview: Photo NY 2005
Forty-five galleries, private dealers and artists from the United States and around the world will be exhibiting and selling their latest and greatest photo-based art, October 6 - 9 in NYC. Here's a sneak peak.
Audio ArchivesMartin Parr
Archivesvolume 5 (7.2005-8.2005)
U.K. photographer Martin Amis documents the quirky, colorful drama of sleepy British racetracks.
Tamara Lischka makes tender portraits of unborn creatures, reminders of the miracle of life.
Waking from Dreams of India
Neil Chowdhury visits the towns of his ancestors in India, and tries to come to grips with the confluence of old, new and imagined. The results are intriguing photo-collages.
Boris Mikhailov:A Retrospective
Book Review:For more than 40 years, Mikhailov has used photography to document and understand "real-life" in Soviet and post-Soviet societies.
Report from Dakar
Sharon Stark presents a lighter side of Africa, with global fashions and hip-hop culture.
Boredom in NZ
Fashion photographer Derek Henderson took a break to spend 4 months documenting his homeland.
This Paris-based group has re-fashioned the new-wave and post-punk songs of the 1980s into moody and funny acoustic bossa nova tunes.
An exhibition touring the world presents almost 200 images of the best in photojournalism — difficult, haunting and beautiful. Here is a sampling of 20 moments from around the world.
Photographer and teacher Elaine Mayes has made many, many photographs since the early 1960s, but has rarely shown them in public. She talks about her work, her ideas about photography, and current projects in an audio interview.
Christian Houge makes large-format panoramic photographs to capture the stark beauty and melancholy of a remote coal mining town in the far north of Russia and some high-tech outposts in the Arctic.
The 36th annual summer-long festival of photography in Arles, France kicked off with a blockbuster opening week in July. Pictured above is a slide show of Henri Cartier-Bresson images from India, accompanied by live sitar music by Anoushka Shankar. There are more snapshots inside. The next issue of Lens Culture will feature interviews, essays and portfolios from the best and brightest at this year's event.
Audio ArchivesElaine Mayes interview
Archivesvolume 4 (5.2005-6.2005)
Christopher Rauschenberg retraced Eugene Atget's steps in and around Paris 100 years later. The results are remarkable photo pairs, plus some new discoveries.
Black Maps: Terminal Mirage
David Maisel has been documenting environmentally impacted landscapes, as seen from the air, for more than 20 years. The large-format unaltered photographs reveal worlds that are alien, surreal, terrifying and beautiful. He talks about his work in a thought-provoking audio interview.
Trekking around the Gobi Desert with her 4 x 5 view camera, photographer Elaine Ling documents the modern/ancient lifestyles of nomadic people in Mongolia.
Keith Johnson hits the road with his Hasselblad and discovers some delightfully quirky senses of human style in America.
One of the most important photojournalists and street photographers of our time talks about her working methods, influences, color photography and more.
East Coast photographer
Martin Buday finds color, geometry and humor in urban landscapes.
Breath: Floral Photograms
Roxanne Worthington reveals yet another delicate side of flowers by pressing them in glass and projecting them directly onto photographic paper.
Audio ArchivesDavid Maisel interview
Sylvia Plachy lecture
Archivesvolume 3 (2.2005-4.2005)
Photographer Jeff Cowen creates movement and intensity with collage, scale, and striking subject matter. In an audio interview, he talks about his process and his influences
Toronto photographer Adam Krawesky took to the streets and asked strangers to pose for him — by covering their faces.
Architecture of Density
Photographer Michael Wolf creates highly detailed large-scale views of high-rise structures that are homes to millions in modern Hong Kong.
The ground-breaking photographer spoke at a benefit fundraiser for San Francisco's PhotoAlliance, where she showed and discussed her current work.
Photographer Lori Grinker documents the physical and psychological wounds of war veterans from World War I to the war in Iraq.
Audio ArchivesInterview with Hong Kong photographer
Paris-based photographer Jeff Cowen
Psychedelic Furs concert photos with soundtrack
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