Issue No. 10
Juri Brilts talks with photographer and educator Ira Latour—one of Ansel Adams’ earliest students.
Long Lens Look
For a decade now, the Mother Jones Photo Fund has helped to keep the genre of documentary photography alive through its annual awards. Linda Weber spotlights some of the past winners.
Regarded as one of the contemporary masters of large-format, black-and-white photography, Sexton turns his lens on steam turbines, spacecraft and giant dam structures—Places of Power, revealing another aspect of his artistry.
A passion for travel and photography turned this lover of life into a connoisseur of the “moveable feast.”
He was only 26 when Cecil B. DeMille, legendary director of lavish epics, gave him a job as set photographer for his 1954 remake of The Ten Commandments, filmed on location in Egypt. Half a century later, his images constitute a unique record of the making of the movie classic.
Today hard at work on a book on Rome, this fighter for freedom gave us some of our most important images of black culture during the years 1964 and 1965—from the streets of New York to the cotton fields of the South.
David K. Brunn
This connoisseur of hallowed printing processes and primitive cameras found creative inspiration in his Irish roots—a land of ancient stones and ivy.
A man with a sense of mood, he possessed the patience to wait for the perfect moment.
Face & body, light & shadow, black & white—catch-words for a man with eyes for the sensual.
In his early work he was drawn to interior spaces. In the body of work featured here, he has moved to still lifes with a strongly classical content and composition, often inspired by a location, such as Tuscany.
With Ansel Adams being his early inspiration, Russell physically walked in the footsteps of his idol—now he has found his own vision, seeing a whole new world for his lens.
It was his love for jazz that led him to photography. Going back to the Fifties, he has captured all the greats—Duke Ellington, George Benson, Joe Williams…