African American Portraits: Photographs from the 1940s and 1950s is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through October 8, with more than 150 studio portraits from the mid-twentieth century, most by unidentified photographers in small-town studios throughout the South. Though personal, intimate objects, these photographs collectively illustrate the cultural shifts occurring mid-century. The subjects, says curator Jeff Rosenheim, are “testing themselves against themselves” and figuring out who they want to be.
Still Standing: Hannah Price | Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh
BY Glen Helfand, March 1, 2023
Still Standing, the title of Hannah Price’s recent...
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BY Vince Aletti, December 16, 2016
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Image and Object: Erin Shirreff, Sara VanDerBeek, and Catherine Wagner
BY Glen Helfand, July 1, 2019
Three notable shows in Northern California this summer provide examples of how sculpture, and the idea of sculpture, are explored in photo-based work: Erin Shirreff, Sara VanDerBeek, and Catherine Wagner each make photo-based art and objects that are deeply informed by sculptural concerns.
Stutter Shutter: Whitney Hubbs at Casemore Kirkeby
BY Glen Helfand, February 20, 2018
Satin sheets can look sexier in pictures than they...