Though Irving Penn made photographs with his printing process in mind, the most striking aspect of his oeuvre lies in his broad reinterpretation of commercial magazine work from decades earlier.
A traveling retrospective finally recognizes the work of Peter Hujar, whose photos of gay life were overshadowed by those by his contemporary, Robert Mapplethorpe.
Margeaux Walker re-enacts the performance of consumers as they lose their identities blending into Ikea products.
After Alice Proujansky’s first child was born, she set out to photograph women who — like her — were balancing the demands of a career and family.
Gregory Crewdson’s photographs almost always project solitude and intimacy, even if his images take a team to organize. I look back as one of his subjects on my experience.
In the tradition of W. Eugene Smith, the winners of this year’s prizes have devoted themselves to documenting poverty in the United States, sexual assault in the military and the crisis of a failed state.
When the Museum of Modern Art published a three volume history of its photography collection, it purposely started in the current era to remind people of its commitment to looking ahead.
A new exhibit of Chuck Close’s photos shows not just mastery of everything from daguerreotypes to 20×24 Polaroid images, but also his penchant for collaboration.
Daniil Simkin, a principal dancer at American Ballet Theater, captures candid moments offstage, revealing the hard work behind the natural, masterly ease shown onstage.
Fascinated by a classmate’s braid, Patricia Voulgaris started doing pictures that were a mix of body parts, folded paper and collage.
On the painter Richard Estes and his exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design.
As a young refugee unfamiliar with a new language, Sylvia Plachy learned to watch her surroundings. A new retrospective tracks 50 years of her journey.
The urban landscape offers Luis Mallo a chance to find layered, complex compositions that reveal his intent.
Inspired by his poetic writings, Nathan Lyons combines two images that take on a third, metaphorical, meaning.
A photographer who went to document New York City’s bridges and elevated train tracks discovered worlds of activity underneath them.
After the Second World War, Italian photographers found their voices and visions through streets, landscapes, and everyday realities.
Last night, friends and family members of Christo Buffam gathered at Cheap Storage to commemorate the life of the musician and artist who, last Wednesday, died in his apartment of unknown causes at the age of 31.
I was happy to be a part of New York Society Library‘s “Live from the Library” series this season: http://www.nysoclib.org/blog/members-read-live-library/
A review of an exhibition at the Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York.