Photographers as Enterprises: McCurry vs Mapplethorpe

While there’s little in McCurry’s work that I appreciate, I love Mapplethorpe’s work. so why bring them together? Recently, due to McCurry‘s huge exibition at Le Venaria Reale,  in Italy, a discussion arouse about “his” use of Photoshop. The story is as follows: while visiting the exhibition, photographer Paolo Viglione noticed something odd in one…

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٠ Adrienne Doig and the Cliché ٠

© Adrienne Doig, Feminist Cliché (Dresden Plate), 2012. Patchwork, appliqué and embroidery on linen, 99 x 77 cm. excerpts from Lynn Berger‘s SNAPSHOTS, or: Visual Culture’s Clichés, published in Photographies Vol.4, No.2, September 2011, pp.175–190. “We use the word “cliché” advisedly. As it happens, the genealogies of the cliché — an “expression or idea that…

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٠ The repetition & banality of the snapshot vs the originality & singularity of the fine print ٠

This post is made of excerpts from Lynn Berger‘s article “SNAPSHOTS, or: Visual Culture’s Cliché,” published in Photographies Vol. 4, No. 2, September 2011, pp.175–190. Images from unknown authors, from the MOMA online archive.  © Unknown photographer, c.1930 “We use the word “cliché” advisedly. As it happens, the genealogies of the cliché — an “expression or…

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║ Markus Henttonen ║

© Markus Henttonen, Garden, from the series Night Time Stories, 2008 © Markus Henttonen, Rooftop-party, from the series Night Time Stories, 2008 “My guiding principle as a photographer has been to explore and research people in public places and spaces. I photograph people in the urban city environment and the tension between those in night…

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