Rapheal Dallaporta's "Antipersonnel"

Photography // Thursday, May 15, 2014
Rapheal Dallaporta is a renowned documentary photography for his minimal aesthetics and stringent guidelines which direct his projects. In "Antipersonnel" Dallaporta depicts, against stark black backgrounds, landmines used in war settings. These objects are meant to keep all people away, regardless of their innocence or relation to the war. The photographer completely isolates the landmines, we see them as strange objects of functional aesthetics. 

End Times

Photography // Thursday, May 15, 2014
Standing out as one of her most controversial works, Jill Greenberg’s photographic series “End Times” depicts images of small children in the middle of a crying fit. Taken as headshots, the photographs display the overwhelming raw emotions that often overcome young children. Greenberg assures those who are concerned that the children were not harmed in any way and reminds us how easily a child’s smile can transform into an immense storm of grief. 

Francesca woodman

Photography // Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Often referred to as the Sylvia Plath of photography, Francesca Woodman’s photographs are filled with emotion and are beautifully haunting. With her use of motion blur, odd objects, and seemingly abandoned locations, each photograph holds an element of eerie mystery. Woodman reportedly created over 10,000 negatives until the time of her death when she committed suicide at the age of 22 in 1981.

Unknown Constellation

Photography // Wednesday, May 14, 2014
At the age of 8, photographer Robin Myers discovered the recently released book “Cosmos” by Carl Sagan. The book left a lasting impression on her by igniting a fascination with the workings of the universe which she explores in her photographic series “Unknown Constellation”. Myers photographed surfaces, textures, and objects where she found a visual resemblance to the universe and abstractly photographed them to show the viewer what she is seeing. 

Conflicts, world events and social issues as seen by Luc Delahaye

Photography // Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Luc Delahaye is a widely respected photojournalist most notably known for successfully bridging the gap between documentation and fine art. His images, shot with larger camera formats, have an intense attention to detail. The photographs do not attempt to tell an entire story, instead the image conveys a fragment of a larger story; the photographs become further decontextualized when they are placed in a gallery setting. 

Eve Fowler's "Hustlers" book signing @ Dashwood Books

Photography // Monday, May 12, 2014
Hustlers documents a photographic series taken by Los Angeles-based artist Eve Fowler (born 1964) on the streets of the West Village in New York and Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles between 1993 and 1998. Drawing on her background in both journalism and photography, Fowler explores queerness and social "otherness."

The Wilson's

Photography // Monday, May 12, 2014
Jane and Louise Wilson are architectural photographers who focus on dilapidation and images devoid of humans. They have travelled throughout the world to document specific places which have a strong connection to the past, often relating to violence or war.

The Five Stages of Inebriation

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 12, 2014
These staged studio photographs depicting the five stages of inebriation are thought to be comissioned by a temperance group for educative purposes or to be used by an engraver for illustrations. In 1866, the Premier of New South Wales, James Martin introduced the "Drunkard's Punishment Bill."

Ian Webb

Photography // Sunday, May 11, 2014
Perusing the photography of Ian Webb elicits emotions similar to what one might feel traveling the world in a moment; to become a part of each culture's most personal routines and expeditions and feel the waters of the Yangtze run through your fingers in one moment and the cobbled streets of London beneath your feet in the next. 

Mid-Century Postwar Italian Photography

Photography // Saturday, May 10, 2014
Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini. These were the pillars of Italian Neorealism; the auteurs who captured the psyche and desolate conditions of the Italian lower-class from 1944 to 1952, lost in a desperation that poverty begets. Their contemporaries, photographers like Ugo Zovetti, Ferruccio Crovatto, and Bruno Rosso, used their medium in similar fashion. 

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