Issue No. 28
The Big Picture
We are pleased to include in this issue guest reviewer Charles Guice’s report on a major exhibition, Reflections in Black, examining prominent works by black photographers as well as their contributions to the history of the medium in the U.S. Like the exhibition, Guice’s 12-page report is divided into three sections: The First 100 Years; Art and Activism; and A History Deconstructed. Guice also highlights the works of two extra-ordinary black artists.
Mary Ellen Mark
The legend of photography documents such as Ward 81, Mother Teresa, and Streetwise, Mark now turns her lens on a subject she has long been fascinated by—Twins. In a special arrangement with Mark, we show nine images from her new book.
Focusing on the classic landscape, he looks at nature with extreme sensitivity, seeing the concrete as well as the abstract.
Emerging from the sizzling creative atmosphere of early postwar New York City, he associated with legendary names such as Edward Steichen and Alex Brodovitch, and placed his work in such magazine classics as Vogue and Bazaar. But it is his images of New York at night that have endeared him to today’s connoisseur collector.
A 60-year career has not slowed him down—on Christmas Day 2002, he drove to the Amish country, setting up his camera in a raging snowstorm, creating images of timeless beauty.
An Aussie with a penchant for stark street photography, he has spent 20 years focusing on people and moments in his native Sydney.
An encounter with the Salton Sea two decades ago changed his life—he has documented the eerie structures of abandonment.
A Moscovite working in London, he brings the dark mystery of Russian art into his images.
One of France’s most illustrious fashion photographers and photojournalists from the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, his creative use of polarization has touched a special chord with collectors of fashion photography.
This Chicago-based photographer was used to looking at the landscape around him in a horizontal plane—when he turned his lens skyward, he discovered a completely new set of shapes.
He has more tenacity and a narrower focus than most, concentrating on scenes of (and objects washed up on) a Northern California beach near his home.