┐ Donald Goddard and Hannah Wilke – Love made possible └

All reproductions of Hannah Wilke’s work were removed due to copyrights issues. Here’s the link to her virtual home. © Hannah Wilke, My Country tis of thee, 1975 “Lil Picard: I see you are a collector of Art Deco objects. Why? Hannah Wilke: I’ve always collected things. Objects have always been important for me. But the older I get the less I need things, especially since I am concerned with my work now. I haven’t been really colJecttng much lately. My work is my collection; the small sculptures replaced the objects that had been made by society, and my work … Continue reading ┐ Donald Goddard and Hannah Wilke – Love made possible └

┐ Kathleen Robbins └

© Kathleen Robbins, Untitled, from The Hostess Project “In an effort to further inhabit my grandmother’s memories as a young wife, I began an autobiographical, photographic record of my experiences with her recipe journal. This ongoing project is as much a social experiment as a nostalgic experience. I dress in her clothing, prepare meals based on her hand-written recipes, serve invited guests, and perform the role of hostess. I prepare dishes based on her hand-written instruction: her recipes. Aspics, croquettes, meatloaf with pickle and egg garnish . . . And I photograph the results. In all of my work, I … Continue reading ┐ Kathleen Robbins └

║ Valentina Bonizzi ║

© Valentina Bonizzi, Untitled, from the series Work and Intimacy, 2009 © Valentina Bonizzi, Untitled, from the series Work and Intimacy, 2009 “This project is about Italian women who emmigrated to Scotland. The photography research presents the way they view their job as the bridge which connects them to Scottish society. It explores the intimacy within their own houses. A space where objects and colours travelled with them, giving a foundation to their identity.” Continue reading ║ Valentina Bonizzi ║

║ Nicky Bird ║

© Nicky Bird in collaboration with Mary Kennedy, Lethanhill, Dunaskin, Lethanhill old school 1940-1?, from the series Beneath the surface / Hidden place, 2008 © Nicky Bird in collaboration with Mary Kennedy, Craigmillar, Edinburgh Back Green, Back of Niddrie mains drive summer 1968, from the series Beneath the surface / Hidden place, 2007 “The history under our feet to the time when our own may be under foot in future: this was the central theme of this project. It set out to see how photography and archaeology could be incorporated in both literal and metaphorical ways to speak of ‘history’ … Continue reading ║ Nicky Bird ║

║ Hannah Wilke ║

All reproductions of Hannah Wilke’s work were removed due to copyrights issues. Here’s the link to her virtual home. “The motif of symbolic woundedness, as tied to the social experience of femininity, prefigured Wilke’s development of physical illness, a lymphoma diagnosed in 1987 and around which the Intra-Venus series was articulated. While Wilke’s work from the 1970s suggests that the “wounds” of femininity, as experienced in patriarchal culture, might one day be removed or transformed, the same could unfortunately not be said of her disease, which proved fatal in 1993. Besides the psychoanalytic connection between the sight of the female … Continue reading ║ Hannah Wilke ║

║ Sunil Gupta ║

© Sunil Gupta, Pentamedine / Attitude, from the series From Here to Eternity, 1999 © Sunil Gupta, Chicago / Hoist, from the series From Here to Eternity, 1999 “I made this work partly in response to a period of illness brought on by the HIV. I thought that it might be time to thinks about how the virus affects my life…”Sunil Gupta To view more of Sunil’s work click here. Continue reading ║ Sunil Gupta ║

║ Judy Weiser – Photography as a verb ║

“[…] This, then, is the crux of phototherapy: photography as a verb – learning about people’s inner worlds as expressed not just in the passive-verb-sense of evaluating product-print, but also (and especially) in the very active-verbe-sense of learning valuable cues to behavior and perceptions by skilfully observing how and why an individual chooses to select a certain photographic solution to meet the requirements. […]”Judy Weiser This is from the article “Phototherapy: Photography as a verb”, published in “The BC Photographer”, on the Fall of 1975. To read full article click here Continue reading ║ Judy Weiser – Photography as a verb ║