⁞ This Friday, while cleaning up my bookmarks… ⁞

…these were part of the things I found forgotten. Martin Kippenberger in his studio posing for the series Das Floß der Medusa (The Raft of the Medusa), Vienna, 1996. Photos by Elfie Semotan.… Continue reading

⁞ Wirjo Hardjono’s List of Documentaries about Photography: a post worth reblogging ⁞

Photographer Wirjo Hardjono compiled an impressive list of documentaries about photography which, as far as I understand, is continuously updated. The original post can be found here and below is a transcript of… Continue reading

⁞ Am I a book? What can I be? (parts I & II) ⁞

I Henry Fox Talbot, The Pencil of Nature, 1844 Carl Jung, Liber Novus (Red Book), 1914 – 1930 Hokusai (1760 – 1849) II Victor Palla e Costa Martins, Lisboa, Cidade Triste e Alegre,… Continue reading

⁞ How Kalen Hollomon’s collages reflect the general confusion about the core of a subversive attitude ⁞

Trying to make a point with digital cut and paste, here are excerpts of reviews and interviews with collage artist Kalen Hollomon, accompanied by images of his playful work. © Kalen Hollomon ©… Continue reading

⁞ Cliff Andrade’s ‘profound internalisation of longing’ ⁞

all images © Cliff Andrade, from the project Saudade. Although I enjoy landscape photography very much, I often get bored by the way some photographers build their documentary projects around it, as if… Continue reading

⁞ On the use of Photomontage as an anti-establishment tool ⁞

Henry Peach Robinson, Fading Away, 1858. Oscar Gustava Rejlander, Two ways of life, 1857. John Heartfield, Adolf, Self-portrait with Police, 1929. Raoul Hausmann, Le Critique d’art, 1918. Alexander Rodtchenko, Montages, 1923. László Moholy-Nagy,… Continue reading

⁞ On the use of Assemblage as a discursive tool ⁞

Pablo Picasso, Still-life, 1914. Pablo Picasso, Glass of Absinthe, 1914. Kurt Schwitters,Merz Construction, 1921. Kurt Schwitters, Small Sailors’ Home, 1926. André Breton, Poem-Objet, 1935. Joseph Cornell, Abeilles, 1940. Joseph Cornell, Lauran Bacall, 1945-46.… Continue reading

⁞ On the use of Collage as a subversive tool ⁞

Pablo Picasso, Still-life with Chair-caning, 1912. Juan Gris, Breakfast, 1914. Kazimir Malevich, Soldier of the First Division, 1914. Kurt Schwitters, Merz Picture 32 A. The Cherry Picture, 1921. Max Ernst, Approaching Puberty… (ThePleiades),… Continue reading

⁞ ‘No photoshop, no easy tricks’ ⁞

© Aisha Zeijpveld, Thomas Rosenboom. Portraits of writer Thomas Rosenboom for Volkskrant Magazine. I find Aisha Zeijpveld’s work undeniably captivating but what first caught my attention was the particular way I found it… Continue reading

⁞ A selection of UK-based emerging photographers to watch (III) ⁞

© Jill Quigley, Untitled, from the series Cottages of Quigley’s Point. © Jill Quigley, Untitled, from the series Cottages of Quigley’s Point. © Oliver Smith, Untitled, from the series Looking for Ghosts. ©… Continue reading

⁞ Photography as a medium for analizing capitalist practices ⁞

Oscar Gustave Rejlander, Temps difficiles, 1860, épreuve à l’albumine argentique. What follows is an excerpt (the Conclusion) of Daniel A. Novak‘s article “Labors of Likeness: Photography and Labor in Marx’s Capital“, published in… Continue reading

⁞ A selection of UK-based emerging photographers to watch (II) ⁞

© Daniel Silva, Untitled, from the series Retuna Nature. © Daniel Silva, Untitled, from the series Retuna Nature. © Liz Orton, Untitled, from the series Natural Ideas for the Human Mind. © Liz… Continue reading

⁞ Identities defined by stereotipied ideas of nationality ⁞

Street Level Photoworks‘ upcoming exhibition is called Common Ground: New Documentary Photography from Scotland & Wales and is promoted as a show that brings together “diverse themes and ideas associated with distinctive national… Continue reading

⁞ Le Hasard Photographique ⁞

Sofia Silva, Untitled, from Le Hasard Photographique, 2013/2014 Sofia Silva, Untitled, from Le Hasard Photographique, 2013/2014 Sofia Silva, Untitled, from Le Hasard Photographique, 2013/2014 Sofia Silva, Untitled, from Le Hasard Photographique, 2013/2014 Sofia… Continue reading

⁞ ‘Real Life is Elsewhere’ ⁞

© Sam Durant, White Mirrors, from the project Scenes from the Pilgrim Story: Myths, Massacres and Monuments, 2006. Inkjet print, 42 x 36 inches. © Sam Durant, Natural History Part II, from the… Continue reading