Photo books, exhibitions & related events 2018 edition, part 1 – Peter Hujar, Oliver Wasow

Peter Hujar (1934-1987) The exhibition and catalog Peter Hujar - Speed of Life at the Morgan Library & Museum (January 26 - May 20, 2018) is an auspicious way to begin a review of the past year. The acquisition of Hujar's prints, contact sheets, and related materials by the Morgan represents the most extensive institutional… Continue reading Photo books, exhibitions & related events 2018 edition, part 1 – Peter Hujar, Oliver Wasow

Stephen Grebinski, Keyed to Masculine Comfort, 2015

Faced with the excess and diversity (where to start?) of publications in Queering the Collection, currently installed in the ICP Library, I was happy to find (& just by judging a book by its cover) a familiar name: Stephen Grebinski. This past fall at the Art Book Fair at P.S.1 I bought one of his… Continue reading Stephen Grebinski, Keyed to Masculine Comfort, 2015

anybody’s image could become everybody’s image: an interview with Mariken Wessels

  Mariken Wessels spoke with me about her work and evolution as an artist. Here is our conversation: epd: When did you start making visual art works, and how did you start working with found materials? MW: Before I moved to Amsterdam to attend the Theater School I was already taking photographs. In the southern Dutch… Continue reading anybody’s image could become everybody’s image: an interview with Mariken Wessels

“I am in Paris.”

Following conversations with my colleagues at the ICP Library  about an event related to our current photobook display Je est un autre: The Vernacular in Photobooks, I decided to present selections from a small collection of films stills I accumulated in the 1980s when I worked at movie revival houses and non-profits in NYC. Calling… Continue reading “I am in Paris.”

Margin of Life

Margin of Life was a book (published in both English and Spanish) and an exhibition by Cornell Capa. It was produced to coincide with World Population year in 1974 and an International Fund for Concerned Photography Task Force was set up for the occasion which worked with the International Population Program at Cornell University. The… Continue reading Margin of Life

The Concerns of Roman Vishniac

The Concerns of Roman Vishniac: Man, Nature and Science was a project directed by Cornell Capa. It was an exhibition organized by and promoted under the umbrella of The International Fund for Concerned Photography. The exhibition opened at the Jewish Museum in New York in 1971. The Concerns of Roman Vishniac was also part of… Continue reading The Concerns of Roman Vishniac

A detour to Werner Bischof’s From Incas to Indios

This post is to celebrate this year the 100th birthday of Swiss documentary photographer and photojournalist Werner Bischof (April 26th 1916, Zürich – May 16th 1954, Trujillo). His parents wanted him to be a teacher, before he subscribed and successfully graduated in General Studies of Photography, with Hans Finsler at Zürich’s School of Applied Arts.… Continue reading A detour to Werner Bischof’s From Incas to Indios

All at Once: Artist Books and Zines by the ICP-Bard MFA Class of 2016

ICP Library Window Exhibition April 1 – May 22, 2016 A selection of artist books and zines by the ICP-Bard MFA Class of 2016 is on display in conjunction with the group show, All at Once. As diverse as the student body, the resulting books encompass formats from a scroll to a Rolodex to a fine… Continue reading All at Once: Artist Books and Zines by the ICP-Bard MFA Class of 2016

LA Report: Beyond the Book Fairs (11-14 February)

  The weekend of February 11 – 14 turns Los Angeles into a paradise for photobook lovers. Two book fairs descend on the city: Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in downtown Los Angeles and the 49th California International Antiquarian Book Fair at the Pasadena Convention Center just northeast… Continue reading LA Report: Beyond the Book Fairs (11-14 February)

The good singing hurts, but with the lights on it’s less dangerous

grunge and classical, flamenco and ballet | Photography & Music | Dukes are dead, long live the Dukes                                                                                                     It was just his birthday few days before, on January 8, the same of Elvis Presley in 1935. But unfortunately also… Continue reading The good singing hurts, but with the lights on it’s less dangerous