Tag Archives: Art Photography

DAVID HOCKNEY ON PHOTOGRAPHY AND OTHER MATTERS, documentary, 2010, 51min.

British artist David Hockney discusses the nature of photography as an artistic medium and the role it plays in his artistic practice.  BBC documentary, 2010

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Nobuyuki Wakabayashi: Adam & Eve, self-published, 1970, *via @solitudeofravens (instagram)

Screen Shot 2017-09-14 at 4.56.17 PMNobuyuki Wakabayashi was born in 1939 in Okayama City, Japan. He became a member of the Japan Professional Photographers Association and held his first solo exhibition in 1962.  Published images of his work are very difficult to find, but thanks to the instagram page @solitudeofravens, (who shares images of post-war japanese “new” photography from their photobook/magazine collection), here are a joined pair of photographs entitled Adam & Eve from 1970.

GRACIELA ITURBIDE : “The camera is just a pretext for knowing the world. “

 

Mexican artist Graciela Iturbide is considered on of the most important and influential Latin American photographers of the past four decades. Born in 1942 in Mexico City to a wealthy, conservative Catholic family, Graciela Iturbide was the eldest of 13 children. Despite her ambitions to be a writer, family and societal pressure persuaded her to marry at the age of 20 and have three children.

In 1969, she decided to enroll at the Centro de Estudios Cinematográficos at the Universidad Nacional Autónama de México to become a film director. When she took a class with master photographer Manuel Álvarez Bravo, she began concentrating her interests on photography. Bravo was greatly impressed with Iturbide’s talent and invited her to be his assistant. She worked closely with Bravo from 1970 to 1971 and was deeply influenced by his poetic style, however, Iturbide wanted to focus her efforts on what she described as “photo essays” as opposed to individual photographs as works of art. Continue reading GRACIELA ITURBIDE : “The camera is just a pretext for knowing the world. “