Ongoing Question “Photography: is it art?”

Michael Prodger The Guardian, Friday 19 October 2012 17.55 EDT From the earliest days of photography, practitioners took their inspiration from paintings. But as a new exhibition at London’s National Gallery shows, the link went both ways. For 180-years, people have been asking the question: is photography art? At an early meeting of the Photographic… Read More Ongoing Question “Photography: is it art?”

Rencontres d’Arles Needs to “Up its Game”

The Rencontres d’Arles needs to up it’s curatorial game. This year’s A French School directed by Francois Hebel was a disappointment  but with a few gems below. Given the ingredients of the Rencontres d’Arles, a quaint Roman town with a dedicated audience of experts and amateurs, potential exists for one rockin’ festival.  No matter the… Read More Rencontres d’Arles Needs to “Up its Game”

Student Review: Francesca Woodman at SFMOMA

PH51 Beginning Photography By Brittany Ashlock In honor of a gifted American photographer and artist, the prestige San Francisco Museum of Modern Art celebrates the life of Francesca Woodman, a daughter born from artists, a young photographer beyond her years, and a famous tragedy. Known for her self-portraits, yet recognized as the Woodman artist who… Read More Student Review: Francesca Woodman at SFMOMA