Posts Tagged ‘American’

American Suburb X

March 29, 2010

I just recently discovered the American Suburb X webpage and I would like to share it to those who haven’t seen it yet! As they say on their website:

Photo: Doug Rickard

“AMERICAN SUBURB X is an ever-growing archive and fiercely edited look at photography’s global past, present and ever-unfolding future. Our mission is to provide, educate and titillate those who are obsessed with photography and all of its beautiful moving parts.”

Take a look at their interview section here. A lot of interesting reading ahead of you!

They are even on Facebook!

Enjoy

James Nachtwey

July 9, 2009

One of the most famous and respected documentary photographers shares his thoughts about photojournalism and it’s role in society at TED Talks:

If you haven’t seen the documentary “War Photographer” ,  take a look at the trailer and  buy it here:

Stephen Shore

June 19, 2009

A little short documentary about colour pioneer Stephen Shore. He was interested in photography from an early age. Self-taught, he received a photographic darkroom kit at age six. He began to use a 35mm camera three years later and made his first color photographs. At ten he received a copy of Walker Evans’s book, American Photographs, which influenced him greatly. At age seventeen Shore met Andy Warhol and began to frequent Warhol’s studio, the Factory, photographing Warhol and the creative people that surrounded him. In 1972 Shore embarked on a series of cross-country trips and “on the road” photographs of the American landscape.

Among the first to work almost exclusively in color, Shore, in 1971, became the first living photographer to have a one-person show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Update: Read the interview made by Gill Blank here (PDF), from 2007! He has done a few other interviews with other photographers aswell, they can be found here.

Garry Winogrand

June 16, 2009

“I don’t have anything to say in any picture. My only interest in photography is to see what something looks like as a photograph. I have no preconceptions.” -Gary Winogrand