Issue: 20060303

Friday, March 3, 2006
Fall 2006
184
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2006
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From the Editor
From the Executive Director
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It is April as I write, and although you are reading this at least four months later, it seems safe to say that three issues will still be dominating the news: Katrina, Afghanistan, and Capitol Hill lobbyists. A year after the deadly blows of Hurricane Katrina, we take a look at Louisiana’s ravaged trees, through Katherine Wolkoff's new series, and Rebecca Solnit's accompanying words.
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CONTRIBUTORS
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ROBERT ADAMS was awarded the 2006 Deutsche Börse Photography Prize for his project Turning Back: A Photographic Journal of Re-exploration; at Adams’s request, the prize of more than $50,000 was given to Human Rights Watch. His collection Along Some Rivers: Photographs and Conversations was published this year by Aperture.
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CLICK DOUBLECLICK THE DOCUMENTARY FACTOR
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Gerry Badger
In 1967, introducing his landmark New Documents exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art, John Szarkowski wrote that "a new generation of documentary photographers has directed the documentary approach toward more personal ends.
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JUERGEN TELLER DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN
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Magali Jauffret
Juergen Teller, enfant terrible of both fashion and photography, presents Do you know what I mean at the Fondation Cartier in Paris: fifty-nine photographs, combining series, personal work, and commissions. Although this is the first time a major French institution is exhibiting his work, Teller has an enthusiastic audience in France, keen on his naughty-boy ability to subvert the image of fashion.
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APERTURE
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APERTURE
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ONE/MANY
WESTERN AMERICAN SURVEY PHOTOGRAPHS BY BELL AND O'SULLIVAN
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James Yood
It's a near article of faith that the photographers who accompanied the grand survey exhibitions of the American West in the 1860s and 1870s are guilty of something. The argument goes that they sold their skills to the government and, wittingly or unwittingly, became crucial accomplices in the packaging of Manifest Destiny, gussying up a stark and inhospitable frontier to appear rich and romantic.
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EDWARD BURTYNSKY MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES
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Laurel Ptak
In 1699, the British writer Joseph Addison, freshly graduated from university, set out on his Grand Tour of the European continent— considered an almost requisite form of personal enlightenment and the culmination of a young well-to-do gentleman’s education.
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APERTURE
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APERTURE
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WITNESS
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AFGHANISTAN’S OPIUM WARS
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ZALMAÏ
Afghanistan, my homeland, is a landlocked, mountainous country trying to pick up the pieces after more than two decades of violence and war. The years of conflict, in a country that was already one of the poorest in the world, have compounded the challenges of recovery and rebuilding.
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WORK IN PROGRESS
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AFTER THE STORM
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REBECCA SOLNIT
Trees loom above us like some kind of older brother or grandmother, situated to see the distance, silent witnesses embracing time in much larger expanses than we will ever have. During World War II, the refugee Max Ernst visited the sequoias of the Sierra Nevada, recalled strolling under the great chestnuts of Paris’s Luxembourg Gardens, and wished he could be transformed into a tree until the war passed.
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ON ASSIGNMENT
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WASHINGTON LOBBYISTS
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Lobbyists in Washington, D.C. battle for new legislation on all manner of fronts, from health policies to firearms, from the interests of mega-corporations to those of individual consumers. Whether spurred by moral mandates or simply by a paycheck, whether focused on a single goal or hired by numerous groups to advocate for a variety of causes, lobbyists must be ready any day of the week to take up the fight, to inform the public, to bring legislative attention to the urgency of their argument.
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MIXING THE MEDIA
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House and Garden
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VINCE ALETTI
When House & Garden was launched in July 1901, its illustrated cover announced it as "A Magazine Devoted to Architecture Garden and Decoration.” More than a century later, those remain the magazine's key concerns—still, the founders of House & Garden would probably not recognize their brainchild today.
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ON LOCATION
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LISTENING TO PHOTOGRAPHY THE SILENCE OF EDGAR MARTINS
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DAVID CAMPANY
The Surrealists did not get out much. Theirs was an agoraphobic art of highly charged intimacy. They saw the imagination as an unruly chamber, best evoked in tight, horizonless frames. When they did venture out, it was usually under cover of darkness, when the grip of social law is loose and the black backdrop of night can turn social space into a potential stage.
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ROADS LESS TRAVELED
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POLIXENI PAPAPETROU’S HAUNTED COUNTRY
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ANONDA BELL
Children have become a tabula rasa onto which the triumphs and failures of society are inscribed. When great projects are undertaken, the ostensible motivation is to make the world better for the next generation; when cracks appear in social systems supposedly established to facilitate better living, it is children who tend to fall through them.
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"WORDS NOT SPENT TODAY BUY SMALLER IMAGES TOMORROW"
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DAVID LEVI STRAUSS
In the beginning I couldn’t believe he was still alive, and in the end I couldn’t believe he was dead. The line between living and dead seemed tenuous then, out there in the desert, where we talked. I had first been introduced to Frederick Sommer’s photographic work in 1974 by Jeff Weiss at Goddard College; and then in 1976, when I was studying with Nathan Lyons at the Visual Studies Workshop, concentrating on the relation between words and images, someone gave me a little book called The Poetic Logic of Art and Aesthetics, by Sommer in collaboration with Stephen Aldrich.
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ECOTOPIA
THE SECOND ICP TRIENNIAL EXHIBITION OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO
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Brian Wallis
Edward Earle
Christopher Phillips
Carol Squiers
Joanna Lehan
An Ohio power plant spews coal-dark smoke; parched California ground is spray-painted grass-green; the scarred Nevada desert appears to be marked by an immense target. These images of the natural environment under duress are all featured in Ecotopia, the International Center of Photography’s Second Triennial Exhibition of Photography and Video, which opens next month: a survey of recent art and photojournalism that broadly considers the state of nature and humanity’s often troubled relationship to it.
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FESTIVALS
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THE FIRST LIANZHOU INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL
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Michael Famighetti
Dong Bin Feng's video installation Highway derives symbolic meaning from the monotonous din of traffic on one of China's modern multilane highways—a metaphor for development and connectivity within the country's super-charged economy.
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ANN MANDELBAUM’S THIN SKIN
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Philip Gefter
The organic forms in Ann Mandelbaum’s work seem to emerge out of a milky primordial essence: appendages appear to be in a state of embryonic transition; open orifices reveal worlds within worlds; strands of hair line up in inscrutable calligraphic code.
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Adam Bartos BOULEVARD
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Geoff Dyer
Eggleston talked of photographing "democratically," and it seems to me that Bartos has taken this notion an important stage further—not because of what the photographs are of or who they are by, but because—to put it somewhat clumsily—of what they are by.
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Alec Soth NIAGARA
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Neither documentary nor fictional in style, Niagara is more a circular journey than a narrative with a beginning, middle, and end. Its voice is first person, present. Its story is told in the words of the photographer’s subjects. Its conclusion is like its start: a closed motel room door, an unanswered question, and still water falling in eternal silence.
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Yto Barrada A LIFE FULL OF HOLES THE STRAIT PROJECT
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The word strait, like its French-and as chance would have it, Arabic—equivalent, combines the senses of narrowness and distress. The collapse of the colonial enterprise has left behind a complex legacy, bridging the Mediterranean and shaping how movement across the Strait of Gibraltar is managed and perceived.
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Rainer Crone STANLEY KUBRICK DRAMA & SHADOWS: PHOTOGRAPHS 1945-1950
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In Stanley Kubrick's photographs—shot in the year's immediately after World War Il—we are not confronted with an ambition to portray a historical era.... Kubrick's photography created not only visual archives of the time but also social critiques that expressed his intuitive mind and subversive sense of humor.
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JUDITH JOY ROSS, PORTRAITS OF THE HAZLETON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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Robert Adams
If I were young and my parents sensibly told me that they hoped I would be almost anything but a photographer, I think I would show them Judith Joy Ross's Portraits of the Hazleton Public Schools (Yale University Press, 2006). I would tell them that this is the sort of thing that is worth a life.
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MIND'S EYE
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BEN LEDBETTER ON CLARENCE JOHN LAUGHLIN’S ELEGY FOR MOSS LAND, 1940
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My first night ever in New Orleans, uptown. A fais do-do at Tiptina’s was at full tilt when my friends and I arrived, hoping for an evening with huge-handed piano genius Professor Longhair. Turned away by the crowd, we drifted across Napoleon Avenue, where, against the levee—the city’s sinewy, land-heaved shoving match with the Mississippi—there is a small park.
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Freestyle Photographic Supplies: Kentmere
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