The Atlantic: “The Instagram Aesthetic Is Over”

Technology The Instagram Aesthetic Is Over The look made famous by the platform just doesn’t resonate anymore. As Instagram has grown to more than 1 billion monthly users, it has ushered in a very particular look: bright walls, artfully arranged lattes and avocado toast, and Millennial-pink everything, all with that carefully staged, color-corrected, glossy-looking aesthetic.… Read More The Atlantic: “The Instagram Aesthetic Is Over”

NYTs: When the Camera Was a Weapon of Imperialism. (And When It Still Is.)

By Teju Cole Feb. 6, 2019 I first saw the photograph some years ago, online. Later, I tracked it down to its original source: “In Afric’s Forest and Jungle: Or Six Years Among the Yorubans,” a memoir published in 1899 by the Rev. R.H. Stone. It shows a crowd in what is now Nigeria, but… Read More NYTs: When the Camera Was a Weapon of Imperialism. (And When It Still Is.)

Loss of Vision: How Early 20th century Photography Was Misjudged by Critics and How Archives Obscure the Image

Repost – Exposure, June 2018 (20 min read) While both historical archives and museums collect photography, they approach it in different ways. Whereas museums collect a few pieces, a historical archive which has photographs in the millions may take the photographer’s entire body of work. I have been working with large collections of photography for… Read More Loss of Vision: How Early 20th century Photography Was Misjudged by Critics and How Archives Obscure the Image

Emerging Photo Collector? Don’t Miss This

SF CAMERAWORK 2018 BENEFIT AUCTION SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2018 View the entire auction catalog – come place a bid and likely walk away with something special for 50-70% off retail The SF Camerawork Benefit Auction is our most important annual fundraiser, and the proceeds directly support our mission to support emerging artists exploring new directions and… Read More Emerging Photo Collector? Don’t Miss This

Art Speak

I recently returned home from the College Art Associations (CAA) Annual conference in Los Angeles, CA. It was a week chocked full of engaging talks, workshops and gallery/museum visits. As I recalled from my attendance 10 years prior – the talks often consisted of reading papers that IMHO contain too much “art speak” for a verbal delivery. … Read More Art Speak