miércoles, 25 de marzo de 2009

"Out of the Blue", de Henry Roy

"Out of the Blue"
Photographs by Henry Roy.
The Spring Press, Sydney, 2008. 78 pp


viernes, 13 de marzo de 2009

"Male", la colección de Vince Aletti

"Vince Aletti reviews photography exhibitions for The New Yorker's Goings on About Town section and writes a regular column about photo books for Photograph. He contributes occasional features and reviews to Aperture, Art + Auction, Art & Antiques, and Photoworks. He was the art editor of the Village Voice from 1994 to 2005, and the paper's photo critic for 20 years. He is the winner of the International Center of Photography's 2005 Infinity Award in writing. Aletti wrote half of the 101 brief descriptive essays that form the backbone of Andrew Roth's “The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century” (2001) and has written introductions to books by Michael Thompson and Ingar Krauss (both 2005) and Marc Cohen and Kohei Yoshiyuki (both 2007). In March of 2002, he co-curated a show of Steven Klein's fashion photography for the Musee de L'Elysee in Lausanne, Switzerland. He worked as a consultant and key contributor to an exhibition about the rise and fall of disco that opened in November 2002 at Seattle's Experience Music Project. “Flesh Tones: 100 Years of the Nude,” a show of photographs he organized, was at New York’s Robert Mann Gallery in 2003, and he was the curator of a show of work by the art director and photographer Henry Wolf at the Howard Greenberg Gallery in 2005. Aletti is currently working with Andrew Roth on “Male,” a book of photographs from his collection."
extraido de www.whitecolumns.org

"Male: From the Collection of Vince Aletti"
PPP Editions, 2008

lunes, 2 de marzo de 2009

Dean Sameshima

"Dean Sameshima's work is firmly rooted in a West Coast conceptual photographic tradition. A member of a younger generation of artists studying under instructors including Christopher Williams and Stephen Prina, Sameshima utitlizes a conceptual vocabulary to mine intimate terrain. Sameshima's structural /conceptual devices include repetition, seriality and appropriation; a selection of past photographic series includes the documentaion of anonymous landscapes and architectural facades (in fact sites of covert sexual activity), the re-photography of images published in fashion magazines (objects of idealized self-identification), as well as the appropriation of "self portraits" from internet websites. The artists's project may be understood as an attempt to examine pesonal desires through the photogaphic image and its varied histories."
Extraido de www.takaishiigallery.com