Reading Time: 2 minutes Beautiful, ominous, and comic compositions animate the images that compose Amen Break: a reflection of sorts on the tumult of this year as echoed in the city’s urban fabric
Tag: New York City
Reading Time: 9 minutes Tomanova’s work is raw and intimate. Here, she discusses her relationship to photography and the evolution of her practice so far
Reading Time: 7 minutes Peter Hujar’s powerful photographs capture the personalities and landscapes of New York City’s flourishing downtown-scene — post-Stonewall and pre-AIDS
Reading Time: 4 minutes Day photographed the spectacular performances of Stephen Varble and, in doing so, helped visualise a community “stigmatised for their gender nonconformity and sexual practice”
Reading Time: 2 minutes David Brandon Geeting’s vivid and playful images of his Brooklyn neighbourhood contain a cautionary message
Reading Time: 3 minutes Dawoud Bey, Jess T. Dugan, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Shahidul Alam, and Zadie Smith have been announced as the honourees of this year’s Infinity Awards, organised by The International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York.
American photographer Dawoud Bey will be presented with the Art award, Jess T. Dugan with Emerging Photographer, and Zadie Smith with Critical Writing and Research, for her piece in the New Yorker titled Deana Lawson’s Kingdom of Restored Glory. This year’s jury was composed of: Erin Barnett, director of exhibitions and collections, ICP; David Gonzalez, co-editor, Lens Blog; Kristen Joy Watts, editor of @design, Instagram; and Rhea L. Combs, curator of film and photography, National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Reading Time: 4 minutes When you Google Bobby Doherty, staff photographer at New York Magazine, the words “film,” “35mm,” and “vertical” repeatedly come up. But since being commissioned for editorial, the New York based artist has focused his time on producing digital still life photography. “Now I’m known for doing super digital studio stuff, which is cool because I like making that kind of work; but it’s nice to be able to step away from the studio and live outside,” he says. “I like taking photos all the time – it’s nice not to have to worry about the technical aspect and just go out with a camera and film.”