Natural and political disasters – the devastating earthquake that struck Mexico City in September on the one hand; DACA and that wall on the other – have put Mexico in the news. But on November 4, the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego opens Point/Counterpoint: Contemporary Mexican Photography, highlighting the country’s immense creative output. Many of the 19 artists included engage with economic, political, and social issues; others with formal concerns. Alejandra Laviada, whose Purple, Orange, Yellow Circles, 2014 (courtesy the artist, Julie Saul Gallery and the Museum of Photographic Arts), is on our cover, bridges photography, sculpture, and painting, following László Moholy-Nagy’s belief that the camera should be liberated from its documentary role to embrace abstraction.
November – December 2009 About The Cover
By Jean Dykstra November 1, 2009
For photographers, there may be only two ways of a...
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BY Vince Aletti, December 16, 2016
Formed in 1963 by 11 photographers who recognized the necessity of “a forum to address the underrepresentation of African Americans in their field,” the Kamoinge Workshop gave its members a sense of solidarity and support in a period when black Americans were the frequent subject of mainstream media coverage but rarely its author.
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BY Catherine Wagley, November 4, 2018
In Deana Lawson’s 2017 photograph Nikki’s Kitchen, a woman kneels on an old wooden chair, hand under chin, staring at the camera with some defiance.
November – December 2006 About The Cover
By Jean Dykstra November 1, 2006
Remember the Seventies? Platforms and polyester, d...
November – December 2008 About The Cover
By Jean Dykstra November 1, 2008
A thousand years from now, there might be question...
November – December 2011 About The Cover
By Jean Dykstra November 1, 2011
One reason people collect photographs might be the...
November – December 2019 About The Cover
By Jean Dykstra November 1, 2019
In celebration of Fraenkel Gallery’s 40th annivers...
November – December 2018 About The Cover
By Jean Dykstra November 4, 2018
©David LaChapelle, Elton John: Egg on his Face, 19...
About The Cover
By Jean Dykstra November 1, 2016
American photojournalist Tony Vaccaro is best know...
November – December 2010 About The Cover
By Jean Dykstra November 1, 2010
We live and dream between the quotation marks of c...
November – December 2007 About The Cover
By Jean Dykstra November 1, 2007
Is this—Herbert Bayer’s all-seeing hands—what Lasz...
BY Giada De Agostinis, November 4, 2018
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