Facing Victims: A Photographer’s Place in Conflict and Disaster Zones
The relationship between artist and subject is always complex—especially in warzones, battlefields and disaster-stricken areas. A photographer grapples with his relationship to the “victims” he photographs.
Daughters of the King
Portraits of Ashkenazi and Sephardic women from Jerusalem, New York, Paris, and beyond that seek to illuminate the femininity that accompanies “every gesture and every moment of their daily lives as religious women.”
Portraits for Yayá
Two artists—partners in life and photography—seek to create a “document of life” for their two children. The result is a series that captures a family on the cusp of new discovery and transition.
Understanding Space: Photography Through a Skater’s Eyes
A photographer and skateboarder on art in the modern age—”an era of egotism”—and pushing his viewers towards feelings of joy, isolation, and even disgust.
A dark, deep dive into the private world of a family living in rural Kentucky: “As I turned onto the dirt road that led to the house, I was greeted by barking dogs, chickens in the trees, and a boy with sideways eyes carrying a rifle…”
Dulce y Salada
A unique way of life in Colombia’s village of “New Venice” is threatened by increasing water pollution. A photographer and anthropologist investigates before it disappears forever.
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Irish-born Tom Wood photographed the working-class people of Liverpool for almost three decades — at once affectionate and grimly realistic. Review by Sean Sheehan.
The Prostitutes and the Priest
Faced with no other option, young women in Namibia turn to sex work in order to survive. In this short film, they talk about their tireless advocate: a German priest who broke ranks with his institution to do what he felt was right.
Tourists vs. Refugees
In an oddly jarring sequence of photos from the Greek island of Kos, we are confronted with well-off European tourists taking selfies, while all around them refugees camp in make-shift shelters.
Mixing historical and contemporary photographic practices, these multi-layered images push beyond the edge of artistic control and emerge as complex and unconstrained.
In My Backyard: Iceland
Set against the grand, wild majesty of the eastern Icelandic landscape, these searching self-portraits are one woman’s attempts to connect with herself and forge a basic understanding with her environment.
Selections from William Eggleston’s Masterwork, The Democratic Forest
A wide-ranging review of Eggleston’s newest collection of photographs that touches on his influence on David Lynch as well as the unique “silence” in his photographs.