Henri Cartier-Bresson completed just six documentaries during his legendary career. But they are significant additions to his body of work that also shed insight into his photographic practice.
Tag Archives: black-and-white photography
New and Notable Photobooks: Some Say Ice by Alessandra Sanguinetti
In her latest monograph. Alessandra Sanguinetti crafts a kind of spiritual sequel to Michael Lesy’s cult classic, Wisconsin Death Trip. The result is one of the best photobooks of the year.
New and Notable Photobooks: Speedway 1972 by Henry Horenstein
Centered around the sport of modified stock car racing, Horenstein’s new monograph comprises a fascinating look at a subculture as it existed half a century ago.
In the Galleries: August 2022
This month in Philadelphia: John W. Mosley – Chicken Bone Beach at Temple University.
New and Notable Photobooks: Nudism in a Cold Climate by Annebella Pollen
Annebella Pollen writes with clarity and insight about a fascinating niche subject: the history of recreational nudism in 20th Century England. In the process, she takes an in-depth look at the idiosyncratic photographs that sprang up around this often misunderstood and rather idyllic subculture.
Book Review: i saw the air fly by Sirkhane Darkroom
Uplifting and inspiring, i saw the air fly showcases the work of a photography program for child refugees located just across the border from Syria.
Book Review: Ruth Orkin – A Photo Spirit
Ruth Orkin: A Photo Spirit reproduces over 200 of Orkin’s photographs in honor of what would have been her 100th birthday. It’s the most definitive collection of her work to date.
Book Review: I See a City by Todd Webb
This collection of Todd Webb’s work is a compelling and elegant visual record of 1940s New York–a city on the verge of enormous change–as well as an opportunity to discover a great 20th Century photographer who’s been largely overlooked.
Binge-Worthy #5: The Little Fugitive (Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin, 1953)
At the start of the 1950s, Photo League members Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin made a low-budget independent feature called The Little Fugitive using a small, custom-built portable 35mm camera. Their unassuming and charming debut as filmmakers went on to have an unexpected and considerable influence on the film world.
Book Review: Fotoclubismo by Sarah Hermanson Meister
A beautifully printed, densely informative catalog that accompanies the current MoMA exhibit (on view through September), Fotoclubismo highlights the visually innovative photography of a largely unknown mid-20th Century amateur photography club in Brazil.