Les chansons inspirées par les clichés de photographes de renom Jessie Wender, journaliste pour le magazine américain The New York s'est posée cette question : « que fait le bruit des photographies » ?
De ce questionnement, elle a mis en lumière le jumelage entre photographie et chanson. KT Tunstall’s, Moby ou encore le groupe de rock Jimmy eat, se sont inspirés de clichés pour la création de leurs chansons, devenues pour certaines des tubes. Parmi eux, le cas d'Aaron Copland qui compose son opéra « The Tender Land », après avoir vu les clichés de Walker Evans accompagnant l'ouvrage de James Agee « Louons maintenant les grands hommes ». Dans une réflexion sur le temps, le musicien Robert Honstein s'inspire des travaux du photographe Chris McCaw, et notamm...
Exhibition : « The Memory of Time », Contemporary Photographs at the National Gallery of ArtIn the decades since 1990, the concepts of time and memory have been frequently explored by photographers who seek not simply to reflect the world but to illuminate how photography constructs our understanding of it. This exhibition explores the work of twenty-six contemporary artists—such as Sophie Calle (b. 1953), Adam Fuss (b. 1961 ), Idris Khan (b.1978), Vera Lutter (b. 1960), Sally Mann (b. 1951), Chris McCaw (b. 1971), Christian Marclay (b. 1955), and Carrie Mae Weems (b. 1953)—who investigate the complex and resonant relationship of photography to time, memory, and history.
© Adam Fuss, British, born 1961, For Allegra, from the series "My Ghost," 2012, daguerreotype,
National Gallery of Art, Washington, Alfred H. Moses and Fern M. Schad Fund
The generosity of the Alfred H....
New exhibition at The Aperture GalleryThe Photographer’s Playspace features twenty photographers who have created new works in response to assignments from the Aperture book The Photographer’s Playbook: 307 Assignments and Ideas, a recently published compilation designed to inspire fresh perspectives in a photographer’s creative process.
Using assignments selected by Christopher McCall, director of Pier 24 Photography, the photographers produced works that both reflect a continuation of established practices and represent new directions in making pictures. The exhibition reveals each artist’s distinctive process and aesthetic, demonstrating how a simple prompt can inspire renewed engagement with the medium.
Photographers and their assignments:
Eric William Carroll responded to an assignment by John Baldessari
Exhibition « Sunburned » by Chris McCaw at Duncan Miller Gallery
Chris McCaw's exhibition of his Sunburned work at Duncan Miller Gallery has been extended through November 24, 2012. This is the gallery's third exhibition of McCaw's work since 2008.
McCaw has created an innovative photographic process where he exposes vintage photo paper to the sun over long time frames with massive hand-built cameras. The result is a landscape image that is actually physically seared by the sun. This groundbreaking work creates unique paper negatives images that push photography into the realm of sculpture. As each work is a negative, they are unique and cannot be reproduced.
According to a recent Los Angeles Times review "The pictures pay homage to photography's essential nature as a record written by light, and they chronicle, with profound beauty and eleme...
Chris McCaw - SUNBURNSDuncan Miller Gallery is pleased to announce Chris McCaw: Sunburns, a one-person exhibition featuring new works from the Bay Area artist. The exhibition will be on view from April 10 to May 24.
Chris McCaw is a fine-art photographer who shoots with large-format cameras
(8 x 10, 16 x 20, or 20 x 24 inch), which he builds himself. Sunburns, as the series is titled, are unique images made as McCaw's camera lenses capture and intensify the sun's rays, which often burn a path across the paper.
McCaw explains: "When the conditions are right, the burning goes all the way through the paper base. The subject of the photograph reverses through solarization, and the unique paper negative becomes a one-of-a-kind paper positive . . . not only is the resulting image a representation of the subject photographed, but the sub...