Arles Photography Festival 2019 Highlights
Arles loves photographers and photographers love Arles. Every July, for exactly a half century, this enchanted, photogenic town — once an outpost
Art Basel 2019 Highlights
The most asked question at any cornucopic public art show is: “What did you like?” We saw no reason not to
The 58th Venice Biennale Exhibition: Meet Curator Ralph Rugoff
This year’s prestigious Venice Biennale’s centerpiece exhibition, its 58th, has been curated by Ralph Rugoff, an American art critic
(Photographer Spotlight) The Marginals are the Majority: Michael Kurcfeld on Paz Errázuriz [Video]
Chilean photographer Paz Errázuriz, whose work will be featured in the groundbreaking exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985 at
The 57th Venice Biennale Exhibition: Meet Curator Christine Macel [VIDEO]
There is no grander gathering of contemporary art works in the world than at the Venice Art Biennale, this year in
(Photographer Spotlight) An Art of Uncomfortable Truths: Michael Kurcfeld On Andres Serrano [Video]
Andres Serrano grew up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, without a father, and raised by a hard-working mother subject to psychotic episodes that
(Photographer Spotlight) Portraits and Mysteries: Michael Kurcfeld On Nadav Kander [Video]
When TIME Magazine controversially chose Donald Trump to be its “Person of the Year” at the end of 2016, the photographer
LARB Voices: Donovan
An exclusive interview with singer-songwriter Donovan (Maryhill, Scotland, 1949). Donovan Leitch spoke with LARB earlier this year, at a stop on
Anthony Hernandez: Portraits of a Hidden LA [VIDEO]
A retrospective on photographs of Los Angeles taken by Anthony Hernandez.
Don McCullin: Chronicler of Man's Inhumanity [VIDEO]
nbsp; Above: Albino child, Biafra, Nigeria, 1969, detail. Left: Shell-shocked U.S. Marine, Hue, Vietnam, 1968. © Don McCullin (Contact Press Images) &
Mariana Cook: Different Intelligences [VIDEO]
Mariana Cook discusses a career spent photographing artists, writers, scientists, and actors.
Alexey Titarenko and the City as Novel [VIDEO]
ALEXEY TITARENKO grew up in Cold War-era Leningrad (née and once again St. Petersburg), in a typically small, cramped apartment.
Tanya Marcuse: Life and Death in the Allegorical Garden [VIDEO]
Tanya Marcuse discusses series “Fruitless,” “Fallen” and “Woven” in this installment of "Photographer's Spotlight."
Désirée van Hoek: An Outsider's View of LA's Skid Row [VIDEO]
THE CLOSEST to a Cinderella real-estate tale in Los Angeles has been the renaissance that is unfolding in its historic downtown
Photographer Spotlight: John Chiara [VIDEO]
John Chiara has made a career of revealing in a wholly new manner places that have been captured endlessly in paintings
Photographer Spotlight: Nick Brandt [VIDEO]
Nick Brandt has vastly expanded and redefined the artistic reach of nature photography. In 1995, Brandt went to Tanzania to direct
Photographer Spotlight: Stanislas Guigui
Most photographers are passive, often neutral observers. Stanislas Guigui fully inhabits the ferocious world he shoots, completely caught in its turbulence.
Photographer Spotlight: Vee Speers [VIDEO]
For many, adolescence is a fraught, even harrowing chapter of life, a shaky bridge into adulthood that is marked by abortive
Photographer Spotlight: Joakim Eskildsen [VIDEO]
A profile of the Danish photographer Joakim Eskildsen, who spent 7 years living with and photographing Roma people around the world.
Indian Dynasty: Photo Pioneer Kishor Parekh and His Son Swapan Parekh [VIDEO]
nbsp; Swapan Parekh discusses his own work. Kishor Parekh (1930–1982) transformed modern photojournalism in India by demanding greater status for
Photographer Spotlight: Catherine Opie [VIDEO]
Interviewing Catherine Opie on her two new LA exhibits, "Portraits" and "700 Nimes Road", at the Hammer Museum and MOCA Pacific Design Center, respectively.
Photographer Spotlight: Jacqueline Hassink [VIDEO]
Dutch photographer Jacqueline Hassink devises high-concept projects like Table of Power, a series that explores the symbology of corporate power.
Photographer Spotlight: Soham Gupta [VIDEO]
Gupta's series 'Angst' focuses on Calcutta’s prostitutes, junkies, lepers, and the insane, whom he befriended enough to gain acceptance and collaboration.
Photographer Spotlight: Agnès Varda [VIDEO]
An interview with Agnès Varda for her exhibition 'Varda/Cuba" at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
Photographer Spotlight: Frank Horvat [VIDEO]
An interview with Croatian photographer Frank Horvat at the 2015 Paris Photo art fair.
Photographer Spotlight: Raghu Rai [VIDEO]
An interview with India’s most eminent living photographer at the 2015 Delhi Photo Festival
Photographer Spotlight: Bruno Barbey [VIDEO]
An interview with globe-trotting photographer Bruno Barbey at the 2015 Paris Photo Art Fair.
Photographer Spotlight: Omar Victor Diop [VIDEO]
Interview with the up and coming Senegalese photographer from his recent showing of 'The Studio of the Vanities' at Paris Photo 2015.
Photographer Spotlight: Richard Learoyd [VIDEO]
An interview with Richard Learoyd on the occasion of the publication of Day for Night (Aperture), the most comprehensive collection of his images to date.
Photographer Spotlight: Doug Rickard [VIDEO]
One of the pillars of photography, as with painting, is landscape. Contained in its usually horizontal frame is a psychology of
Photography Highlights at Frieze London 2015 [VIDEO]
Photo highlights from the 2015 Frieze London Art Fair include works by David Bailey, Nan Goldin, Annie Leibovitz, Catherine Opie, Ed Ruscha, and many more.
Photographer Spotlight: Greg Gorman [VIDEO]
An interview with renowned celebrity photographer Greg Gorman, whose new book 'Outside the Studio' features a collection of street photography in Asia.
Photographer Spotlight: Paolo Pellegrin & Alex Majoli [VIDEO]
nbsp; In 2012, a Swiss foundation commissioned two award-winning Magnum photojournalists to document the Brazzaville (formerly French) Congo — as distinct from
Photographer Spotlight: Mick Rock Shoots David Bowie [VIDEO]
Mick Rock shares his favorite memories and photographs from his time as David Bowie's official photographer in the early seventies.
Photographer Spotlight: Miles Aldridge [VIDEO]
The first thing one notices about the photographs of Miles Aldridge is their giddy, electric color — italicizing a radiant world of
Photographer Spotlight: Ambroise Tézenas [VIDEO]
As a longtime photojournalist, Paris-based Ambroise Tézenas believes his role is to bear witness and not make judgments — even when
Photographer Spotlight: Julie Blackmon [VIDEO]
Julie Blackmon takes fictional and auto-biographical portraits inspired by her large, raucous family growing up, and her recent experience of motherhood.
Photographer Spotlight: Paolo Woods & Gabriele Galimberti [VIDEO]
Paolo Woods and Gabriele Galimberti spent three years photographing the world's tax havens for their latest project, "The Heavens."
Photographer Spotlight: Alice Wielinga [VIDEO]
Photographer Alice Wielinga's photomontages highlight the difference between North Korean propaganda images and the reality on the ground.
Photographer Spotlight: Thierry Bouët [VIDEO]
Photographer Spotlight interview Thierry Bouët, who takes pictures of unusual auction items together with their owners.
Photographer Spotlight: Markus Brunetti [VIDEO]
nbsp; Anyone who has traveled in Europe has marveled at its abundance of ornate churches, from Romanesque and Gothic to Renaissance
“Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography” at the Getty Museum [VIDEO]
Interview with curator Virginia Heckert about the Getty's new exhibit, 'Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography.'
Photographer Spotlight: Jerry Uelsmann [VIDEO]
Photographer Spotlight features an interview with photomontage pioneer Jerry Uelsmann.
Photographer Spotlight: Richard Misrach [VIDEO]
Photographer Spotlight presents an interview with highly acclaimed large-format photographer Richard Misrach.
Photographer Spotlight: Maggie Taylor [VIDEO]
nbsp; Maggie Taylor is a scavenger. She rummages through the dustbin of photographic history — not that of museums and scholarly tomes
The 56th Venice Biennale Exhibition: Meet the Curator [VIDEO]
An interview with Okwui Enwezor, appointed curator of the 2015 Venice Biennale and the first African-born curator in the exhibition's history.
Photographer Spotlight: Eamonn Doyle [VIDEO]
Eamonn Doyle is a Dublin-based street photographer who employs flat angles and hunched, elderly subjects to breathe new life into the street genre.
Photographer Spotlight: Raed Bawayah [VIDEO]
A profile of Palestinian photographer Raed Bawayah for the LA Review of Books' Photographer Spotlight series.
Photographer Spotlight: Sacha Goldberger [VIDEO]
nbsp; COMIC-BOOK HEROES have all but devoured summer cinema, and have become so pervasive in our diluted, infantilized culture that actors
Photographer Spotlight: Neil Selkirk [VIDEO]
Neil Selkirk, best known for his candid celebrity portraits, just opened an exhibition titled Certain Women, a series of portraits focusing on mothers.
Photographer Spotlight: Brea Souders [VIDEO]
Photographer Spotlight features conceptual and mixed media photographer Brea Souders.
Photographer Spotlight: Lois Conner [VIDEO]
Lois Conner has amassed a profound body of work, highlighted by rich panoramic photos of China that read like Chinese scrolls.
Photographer Spotlight: Youssef Nabil [VIDEO]
Interview with world-renowned Egyptian photographer Youssef Nabil.
Photographer Spotlight: Ken Schles [VIDEO]
When Ken Schles, fresh out of school, moved to the Lower East Side of New York in 1978, it was a
Photographer Spotlight Covers Paris Photo 2014: JOEL MEYEROWITZ [VIDEO]
Interview with Joel Meyerowitz on his life's work filmed at the 2014 Paris Photo festival.
Photographer Spotlight Covers Paris Photo 2014: ROGER BALLEN [VIDEO]
Roger Ballen discusses his latest series, Asylum of the Birds, in this interview from Paris Photo 2014.
Photographer Spotlight: Nicholas Vreeland [VIDEO]
Nicholas Vreeland is the grandson of fashion editor Diana Vreeland, an ordained Tibetan Buddhist monk, and a highly accomplished photographer.
Photographer Spotlight Covers Paris Photo 2014: DAVID LACHAPELLE [VIDEO]
Our interview series from the 2014 Paris Photo festival continues with an interview with photographer David LaChapelle.
Photographer Spotlight at Paris Photo 2014: ERWIN OLAF [VIDEO]
Our interview series from the 2014 Paris Photo festival continues with an interview with acclaimed Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf.
Photographer Spotlight at Paris Photo 2014: MARTIN SCHOELLER [VIDEO]
An interview series from the 2014 Paris Photo festival kicks off with an interview with world-renowned photographer Martin Schoeller.
Photographer Spotlight: Guy Webster [VIDEO]
Interview with legendary 60's music photographer Guy Webster, whose new book, Big Shots: Rock Legends and Hollywood Icons, was released in October.
Photographer Spotlight / Special Edition: FIAC ART FAIR 2014 (Paris) [VIDEO]
Highlights and interviews from the 2014 Foire Internationale d'Art Contemporain (FIAC) in Paris.
Photographer Spotlight / Special Edition: FRIEZE ART FAIR 2014 (London) [VIDEO]
Highlights and interviews focusing on the Masters photographers at the 2014 Frieze Art Fair in London.
Photographer Spotlight: Stephen Wilkes [VIDEO]
Interview with photographer Stephen Wilkes, whose latest work features epic panoramas that fuse day and night.
Photographer Spotlight: Matthew Pillsbury [VIDEO]
Interview with acclaimed photographer Matthew Pillsbury ahead of his "Tokyo" exhibition in New York City.
Photographer Spotlight: Mona Kuhn [VIDEO]
Interview with German-Brazilian photographer Mona Kuhn, whose latest show Acido Dorado explores the natural body in an ethereal desert landscape.
Photographer Spotlight: Murray Garrett [VIDEO]
Photographer Murray Garrett shares stories from his very exclusive and prolific career as a Hollywood photographer in the 1950's and 60's.
Photographer Spotlight: Formento & Formento [VIDEO]
New York-based married duo Formento & Formento have successfully exported their commercial skills to "fine art" photography.
Photographer Spotlight: Jo Ann Callis [VIDEO]
Many photographers use images to get under the skin of reality and touch the more elusive corners of human experience. For
Photographer Spotlight: Michael Wolf [VIDEO]
It began with a midlife crisis, 20 years ago. At 39, German photojournalist Michael Wolf had become bored with working for
Photographer Spotlight: Dennis Hopper [VIDEO]
Photographer Spotlight features the photography of the late Dennis Hopper, featuring his daughter, Marin Hopper.
Photographer Spotlight: Tom Hunter [VIDEO]
Photographer Tom Hunter found beauty and trenchant political insight in his own backyard, the once ravaged East London neighborhood of Hackney.
Photographer Spotlight: Edward Burtynsky [VIDEO]
As a student some 40 years ago Edward Burtynsky was given an assignment to show "evidence of Man." He took the
Photographer Spotlight: Valerie Belin [VIDEO]
Valerie Belin explores the ambiguity of lifelike objects and tableaux that are real in one sense and unreal in another.
Photographer Spotlight: Sebastian Copeland [VIDEO]
Interview with acclaimed arctic photographer Sebastian Copeland.
Photographer Spotlight: Karen Knorr [VIDEO]
Photographer Karen Knorr's series India Song is a playful dialogue with the tropes of animal and travel photography and questions of feminine subjectivity.
Photographer Spotlight: Jeff Cowen [VIDEO]
Photo: "Yuki", 2005. Jeff Cowen, courtesy Galerie Michael Werner Märkisch Wilmersdorf, Köln & New York Jeff Cowen is an
Photographer Spotlight: Jimmy Nelson [VIDEO]
JIMMY NELSON began his career as a photographer with a year-long walk across Tibet in 1987, at the age of 20.
Photographer Spotlight: David Bailey [VIDEO]
One of England's most famous photographers, David Bailey, discusses his travels in India and his 2012 book Delhi Dilemma.
Mr. Cultural: An Exhibition in Paris, a Collaboration with Frédéric Durieu [VIDEO]
Michael Kurcfeld talks to Robert Crumb on the occasion of the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris retrospective