lundi 16 février 2009

Robert Frank - The Americans

Funérailles. St-Helena, Caroline du Sud, 1955.
Rétrospective Robert Frank à l'occasion des 50 ans de la parution de The Americans à la National Gallery of Art, Washington 18 janvier-26 avril 2009; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 16 mai-23 août 2009; Metropolitan Museum of Art, 22 septembre-27 décembre 2009. Le livre The Americans publié en 1958 chez Grove Press vient d'être réédité par Steidl. Lire 'Americans' : The Book That Changed Photography et voir d'autres photos de Robert Frank sur npr

Nicholas Nixon

Voir d'autres photos de Nicholas Nixon à Fraenkel Gallery

Craig Roberts - Euridyke

Craig Roberts - Nu industriel

dimanche 15 février 2009

Man with a Movie Camera

When the dust settled from the October Revolution in 1917, there was a brief, shining period of uninhibited artistic experimentation in Russia. Before the authorities clamped down on such “decadent” behavior, Russian artists in the 1920s explored communist ideals with more sincerity, hope and optimism than probably at any other time in history in every medium, from architecture to graphic design. In the realm of film, this exploration manifested itself as Kino-Eye, or camera eye. Devotees of this filmmaking style believed that the camera should be used to record the truth of Soviet life without the aid of screenplays, actors, makeup or sets. “I am kino-eye, I am mechanical eye,” wrote Dziga Vertov in the Kino Eye Manifesto in 1923. “I, a machine, show you the world as only I can see it.” The crowning achievement of the movement was the 1929 film Man with a Movie Camera, made by Dziga Vertov (a name that translates to “Spinning Top”) and his brother, Boris Kaufman. The film presents the day in the life of a Soviet city from morning until night, with citizens “at work and at play, and interacting with the machinery of modern life.” This is Part 6 of Man with a Movie Camera, one of the most dynamic sequences in the film (the entire film is behind the cut). Best if watched with speakers on.
(Lire la suite sur Coilhouse)

dimanche 8 février 2009

Bob Carlos Clarke

Voir ici quelques-uns de ses chefs d'œuvre

Oleg Dou

D'autres nones placides ici

Yamamoto Masao

Ses prochaines expositions :
3 mars : PDX Contemporary Art, Portland
3 avril : Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta
14 avril : (exposition collective) Ugo Ferrant, Rome
19 avril : (exposition collective) Museo di Roma, Rome
21 avril : Micamera, Milan
25 avril : Semina Rerum, Zurich
7 mai : Fifty One Fine Photography, Anvers
9 mai : Photomonth, Cracovie
D'autres photos sur son site ici

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Site de la Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson ici

Edward Weston

Tina Modotti, 1923

"To clearly express my feeling for life with photographic beauty, present objectively the texture, rhythm, form in nature, without subterfuge or evasion in technique or spirit, to record the quintessence of the object or element before my lens, rather than an interpretation, a superficial phase, or passing mood--this is my way in photography. It is not an easy way."
Edward Weston

Ansel Adams

" Simply look with perceptive eyes at the world about you, and trust to your own reactions and convictions. Ask yourself : "Does this subject move me to feel, think and dream ? Can I visualize a print - my own personal statement of what I feel and want to convey - from the subject before me ?" Ansel Adams

dimanche 1 février 2009

Edward Steichen

In High Fashion : The Condé Nast Years 1923-1937. Une exposition de 175 photos de mode de Edward Steichen au Musée de l'International Center of Photography, New York, du 16 janvier au 3 mai 2009. Informations ici

August Sander

The Painter Gottfried Brockmann, Cologne, 1924.