“New Photo?” I overheard somebody say about the FotoFest show of the same name. “A lot of those pieces were, like, 10 years old.” The […]
Author: Chas Bowie
Given the art world’s general indifference to documentary photography, FotoFest‘s devotion of the gigantic exhibition space at Winter Street Studios to just three Chinese documentary […]
Ethnography, Photojournalism and Propaganda, 1934-1975 This is the first of three essays devoted to FotoFest’s current biennial program, Photography from China, 1934-2008. Next week’s article […]
Pretend aliens have landed on Earth. Document their presence. Look for clues. What ceases to be suspect? Can you be sure? Convince me.
For the first time since 1994, FotoFest returned to a thematic organization of its biennial citywide “festival” of photography. Previous themes have included Fashion, Contemporary […]
All the adjectives commonly applied to Larry Clark’s Tulsa — grim, disturbing, honest, visceral, and, most frequently, raw — are no less applicable today than […]
The New York-based Brazilian artist Vik Muniz rose to international fame by poignantly and thoroughly manipulating the ways in which we perceive visual information. His […]
The world premiere of Claude Wampler’s new film, Ambulance, was a disaster from the outset.
“Transcendence” — it’s one of those slippery words concerning our spirits whose meaning has become as bastardized and lost on us as its cousins ‘sublime” […]