“Throughlines”

Brief notes from Richard Misrach and Kate Orff discussing the project Petrochemical America. [1] Kate Orff: The word “throughline” had to do with the idea of tracing the line of a story through many different moments, and moving from almost an intuitive reading through a deep research process based on interviews, newspaper searches, and library … Continue reading “Throughlines”

Arles @ 50

This is a postscript, partly because I wanted to post my snaps of these wonderful images. They make me nostalgic for a time I didn’t experience, but I think I can extrapolate somewhat. The Arles at 50 exhibition was very half-hearted I thought. It could have been incredible so maybe my expectations were just too … Continue reading Arles @ 50

Les Rencontres de la Photographie @Arles 2019 – the rest…

My third and final post of notes from Arles 2019. [All quotations are from the wall text/exhibition blurb unless otherwise stated.] Photo Brut was a very strange and unsettling experience – a collection of works from self-taught “photographers” who produced images in solitude or asylums. Unpleasant and uninstructive in the main. And I noticed we weren’t … Continue reading Les Rencontres de la Photographie @Arles 2019 – the rest…

Les Rencontres de la Photographie @Arles 2019 – the runners up…

More notes from Arles. [All quotations are from the wall text/exhibition blurb unless otherwise stated.] Here is a quick canter through my almost faves… Christian Lutz’s Eldorado was a highlight for me. His images of casinos in Vegas and Macao reveals the inhumanity, the shallow artifice, the horrendous inequality. The immaculate marble and gold interiors … Continue reading Les Rencontres de la Photographie @Arles 2019 – the runners up…