Essays

White / Flower / Fist

Bazille’s flower seller poses a more complicated question than Manet’s Olympia.

Rosa Verhoeve

Kopi Susu is modest in scale but not in ambition, its power is to be found in the contemplative and the quietly suggestive, it whispers its secrets.

Peter Hujar’s Photographic Truth

Hujar understood and utilized photography’s tension between document and theatricality.

Book Report #2 / Jim Goldberg’s Candy

Goldberg is not content with a traditional monograph; with each publication, he finds new strategies to expand our understanding of the book form.

Christiane Feser: On Not Expecting a Window

For over a decade, Christiane Feser has been making images that explicitly or implicitly intervene in photographic transparency.

Book Report No.1

Books discussed in this first installment are ‘Elegy’ by Justin Kimball, ‘Rift / Fault’ by Marion Belanger, and ‘Either Limits or Contradictions’ by Nick Meyer.

Picturing San Francisco

The lineage of photographers associated with San Francisco is unique in the history of the medium.

Elinor Carucci’s Theater of Everyday Life

Carucci has staged the territory of domestic intimacy for almost thirty years.

Ellen Driscoll / Lost Cartography

The silhouettes and ghostly traces she conjures with sumi and walnut inks are insistent and ephemeral.