Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Young man with pitchfork, Studio Maignet, Paris, date unknown

I collect old portrait cards all over the world but it was the semiotics of this one that intrigued me

Warrior-gymnasts in Tonkin, Vietnam, 1909

French overlords in colonial-era Vietnam make the locals do ridiculous things

My family in central Turkey, 1948

A nothing moment on their travels that seems to capture a life now lost

Focus Festival returns to Mumbai with a video from my previous exhibit

A new video includes photographs I exhibited in Mumbai two years ago

My shoot in the Sundarbans near Calcutta

Going off-road and off-grid to document an NGO’s work in West Bengal

The ancient theater in Sabratha, Libya

Anarchy in post-Gaddafi Libya sends me into storage to find photos I took on my trip there in 2004

Take a walk in Berlin a century ago

A film of early-20th century life in the German capital so vivid it will feel like you’ve visited

On the Mario Testino exhibit in Buenos Aires

In Mario Testino’s work everyone always looks like they’re having fun

Susanita in Mar Del Plata, Argentina, 1914

A too-grown-up girl bearing a Diane Arbus expression a century ago on an Argentine beach

Boat expedition possibly on Lake Titicaca, Peru, c1940s

On a lake in Peru, all the elements came together in a near perfect composition

Portrait of a boy, Paris, early-20th C

A magnificent portrait found in Paris leads to two legendary photographers

The Indian Memory Project

Revealing the lives behind old photographs in India

Indian studio portraits, 20th century

Trolling the markets of Bombay and Delhi for compelling portraits of ordinary citizens

My exhibit at the Hermès gallery in Bombay

The response was even better than I could have hoped at Bombay’s first-ever photography festival

An upcoming exhibit of my photographs in Mumbai, India

Prints and an unusual still/motion projection about how urban space around the world is inhabited

In Paris, this photo is illegal

Street photography is against the law in the place in which it was born

Marilyn Monroe fifty years on

Marilyn died half a century ago. Gosh, though, she photographed well

Horst Faas: the man who shot the Vietnam War

Many of the photos we know from the Vietnam War are due to Horst Faas, even ones he didn’t shoot

Photographing Cusco and the Sacred Valley in Peru

From Machu Picchu to the salt ponds of Salineras and the procession of the Virgen del Rosario

The New York Times opens up its photo morgue

The coolest thing? The backs of the prints. The most surprising? The site is on Tumblr

Unseen Robert Frank photos at the New York Times

Promoting the New York Times on the eve of Robert Frank’s landmark book, ‘The Americans’

The Atlantic opens our eyes to the American Civil War

The US Capitol building under construction and a country tearing itself apart

Weegee: self-promotion is his business

An exhibit at the ICP shows Weegee’s New York was gritty in the most unreal possible way

Taking to the air to document a revolution

The remote-controlled toy helicopter comes of age