They don’t call it a “photo finish” for nothing! There is something energizing about the most tightly contested races, something captivating in the physical strength and strain of athletes competing at the limits of their ability. I’ll admit I’ve caught Olympics fever. Read more
Posts tagged ‘photography’
Moiré (from a French textile description) occurs when two patterns (meshes, concentric rings, grids, etc.) are overlaid, creating visual interference at their intersections. Read more
In the video interview above, American photographer Taryn Simon talks about her powerful four-year project A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I–XVIII (2008–11), currently on view at The Museum of Modern Art. Read more
As an admirer of both Cindy Sherman and John Waters, I was happy to see a conversation between the artists included in Cindy Sherman, the exhibition catalogue accompanying the Museum’s major retrospective of the artist’s work. Read more
Some of Cindy Sherman’s characters bring an immediate context to mind. You gaze at the picture, and there’s the flood of a specific time and place. A scene forms and the figure becomes the protagonist of a narrative. Others are, at first take, more obscure or bizarre. Read more
For the first time in more than 25 years, Museum visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy a generous selection of work by the extraordinarily prolific and inventive photographer Eugène Atget (French, 1857–1927). Read more
Happy Holidays and happy New Year!
We’ll be back on January 2.
Hope you enjoy the holiday season to the fullest.
MoMA’s current New Photography 2011 exhibition has inspired me to revisit the Museum’s books on photography. John Szarkowski’s monograph on Eugène Atget, titled Atget, has been particularly useful Read more