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26 Jul 2007

Friday Photography Quote: Diane Arbus

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A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
Diane Arbus, 1923-1971

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26 Jul 2007

David Armstrong

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David Armstrong, born 1954, is well known for his sensitive portraits and blurred landscape photography.
He is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Wishing to be a painter at first, Armstrong investigated photography with his long-time friend Nan Goldin. Armstrong and Goldin, along some college confidants Mark Morrisroe, Jack Pierson, Philip-Lorca di Corcia, have been informally dubbed the “Boston School”.

Pictures of Armstrong are available here and here.

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25 Jul 2007

Stefanie Schneider – Wastelands

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The work of Stefanie Schneider, born 1968, takes place between fiction and reality. In multi-part, filmstill-like sequences she stages mostly herself in a consciously imperfect style. Stefanie Schneider utilized expired Polaroid material to achieve special aesthetics.

Her Book “Wastelands” (Details at Amazon) shows a young woman whose living gets out of step by an encounter with a young man.

Some more images can be seen here.

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24 Jul 2007

Ebbe Stub Wittrup

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The Danish artist Ebbe Stub Wittrup takes a look on the unreal side of our reality. Especially in his series “Things Happen” he examines the surreal within everyday life.
Ebbe Stub Wittrup, born 1973, is educated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (1995-99). In 2003 he received a grant from Statens Kunstfond. (The website is Danish, but the images can be browsed easily.)

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23 Jul 2007

Ruhr – Joachim Brohm im Quadrat Bottrop

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Joachim Brohm, aus der Serie Ruhr

The photographs of Joachim Brohm are something special for me. Partly it is because Brohm documented a time and place that deals strongly with my youth.

But Brohm’s photography is much more than this. He documented the industrial decline of the West German valley – an area that was once home to Germany’s coal mining and steel production centers.

This work, made between the late 1970s and the mid-80s, made Brohm one of the first German photographers to engage with the issues raised by American landscape photography – influenced by Stephen Shore and Joel Sternfeld – and to transport it into the European context in which it has since thrived.

In companion to the exhibition a catalogue has been published at Steidl (details at Amazon).

=> Joachim Brohm @ Quadrat Bottrop – bis 12. August 2007

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19 Jul 2007

Friday Photography Quote: Brian Ulrich

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“If you have an idea in your head for photographs, make them.”
Brian Ulrich

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19 Jul 2007

Galerie Conrads Duesseldorf: Beat Streuli

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Beat Streuli left Duesseldorf already a time ago and went to Bruxelles. His newer works can be seen in the Gallery Conrads in Duesseldorf until Saturday.
So if you are in town and haven’t seen Streuli’s recent work, go there.

Installation views are available here and here.

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18 Jul 2007

Krass Clement

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Krass Clement, born 1946 in Copenhagen, is an autodidact photographer. Graduated as a film director from the Danish Film School in 1973, though continued with photography when it became evident that his future was not to be in film.

His documentation of the Roskilde festival introduced him to a wider audience. Some other examples of his work can be seen here and here.

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17 Jul 2007

David Alan Harvey

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Although I keep several photography blogs in view I missed somehow the blogs of Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey. David Alan Harvey is such an active blogger that he spreads his thoughts across four blogs dedicated to different fields of attention.
David Alan Harvey’s magnum site can be seen here.

I came across David Alan Harvey’s blogs in Martin Fuchs’ announcement in the Magnum blog, that Martin is now the responsible editor of the Magnum blog.
Lately the Magnum blog was a bit quiet, but Martin will bring surely a brisk wind.

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