Issue No. 51
Dennis Hopper’s photography from the early 1960s has emerged as significant documentation of that era’s counter-culture art movement. On the occasion of a major Hopper exhibition at the Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Richard Pitnick sat down with the actor/photographer in his California studio.
With personal projects ranging from a series on dogs interacting with each other in urban dog runs to a series of portraits of members of Alaskan tribal groups, this commercial photographer has creative energy and stay-with-it stamina in abundance—his magnum opus, on bull fighting in Spain, Ecuador, and Mexico, took 16 years to complete.
A 2003 Pulitzer Prize winner for a six-part series on migration, this Los Angeles Times photographer has made it his life’s work to bring attention to the plight of migrants around the world, a theme he began to focus on already in the late 1970s.
This master photographer, whose work has not been shown publicly since the 1930s, is yet another “discovery“ from Chicago’s Phillips Collection.
Born in California, raised in England, Switzerland and France, and now living and working in New Mexico, her award-winning images reflect her personal “journey toward awareness.”
Whether he is photographing a bulldog in a Paris flea market or a tuba player strolling down a street in New Orleans’ French Quarter, his pictures are imbued with the subtle mystery and off-beat humor that has become the hallmark of his work.
Jeff T. Alu
The dreamlike quality expressed in the images created by this professional 3D artist and animator is accomplished through unusual perspective, harsh contrast, and selective blur—all tweaked through Photoshop manipulation.
He focuses not on nature’s obviously beautiful flowers, trees and shrubs but on its “homeless“ plants, ignored and crushed under hikers’ boots.
She is the quintessential documentary photographer, immersing herself body and soul in her subject, be it life in rural Nicaragua or women in a Mexican village making pottery. “I love learning different cultures and languages. I go to a village and I live in somebody’s home and pay rent for a room and pay for my food. I’m there every day. I love living with the people.”
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, this New Orleans photographer uses a primitive Holga camera to capture objects of human life that were left behind in poignant juxtapositions.
The daughter, niece and grand- daughter of Cole, Brett and Edward Weston finds her own photographic expression.