Tag Archives: photography

Independent Spirit Photo Contest

So, watching television, sometimes, has its virtues.  I learned watching the IFC channel, they’re hosting a photography contest.  It is called the Independent Spirit Photo Contest.  There are three categories: people, places, and everything else; and four judges.  Each judge hails from a magazine, two are photography magazines, PDN, and JPG, and one from Paper […]

Renee Cox

In my past life as an undergraduate at Amherst College, I had an epiphany during my junior year.  I had to move fast, so I dropped my Theatre and Dance major, lined my ducks up in a row, switched to a Fine Arts major, and commenced my thesis research.  These times involved a lot of […]

Kehinde Wiley

is a photographer I came across while browsing through Strand.  Now, his book is on the “New” table so it’s not hard to miss – in that I was not being particularly astute for having come across it. His book, Black Light, is really eye-catching for one.   But, that’s not what is important.  Kehinde […]

Lucky Thirteen’s Birthday is Tomorrow.

Lorna Simpson, The Water Bearer, 1986. So, she’s going to keep it real.  It’s time to reset.  Recharge. And even though, I may be all broken up, I always (seriously, since I was 12) thought 24 would be special for some reason.  And it will be if I want it to be.  I think that […]

The Black List Project Continued. . .

For some reason, it always hits a nerve when a female coeval says she is not a feminist. “Why do we need feminism?/Aren’t we all equal now?/I have never experienced sexism, what’s the big deal?/I don’t identify with those bra burning feminists!/It’s for white affluent women, it’s not for me/The girls I know who are […]

The Black List in Brooklyn

At The Brooklyn Museum there is an exhibit up called, The Black List.  It  will be shown from November 21, 2009 to March 29, 2009. While it is not the most visually stimulating event, it is informative and educational (those are the same, huh?).  I have no idea why they picked these people and not […]

Why Art Reviews?!

Simply, it is free entertainment.  It is a good learning experience and for those who follow or care about/appreciate art – you are on the cutting edge.  And there’s a good chance you will meet the artist if your timing is right. Last Saturday, my favorite show was Connections which features a number of artists, […]

The Audience and the Eavesdropper

At the Phillips de Pury & Company Gallery on 450 W15th St, a friend and I saw the show which shares the title of this post.  Its subtitle was New Art from India and Pakistan.  Ten artists were featured in the show.  There was a sculpture that looked like a huge pre-historic lizard comprised of […]

Weird Beauty at the International Center of Photography on a Sunday

Last Sunday, a dear friend and I went to the International Center of Photography (1133 Ave. of the Americas) to see their current exhibition, Weird Beauty: Fashion Photography Now. Of late, there has been either an attempt on artists and photographers’ part to claim fashion photography ought to stand with the giants of fine art. […]