Steve McCurry: Vulnerability Made Immortal

By Asia Leonardi Member of the Magnum, Steve McCurry graduated in 1974 in Cinematography and Theater from the University of Pennsylvania. He began work as a freelance photographer in the late 1970s, dispatching reports from India and Afghanistan, the countries with which his work is most identified. The turning point in his career happened in … Continue reading “Steve McCurry: Vulnerability Made Immortal”

More on Action Painting

One of our readers wanted more on action painting, the technique highlighted in our previous post on Jackson Pollock, and our resident writer Asia Leonardi — who wrote the original Pollock piece — was happy to oblige with a quick survey. Take it away Asia! Action painting is as an immediate, free, spontaneous painting in … Continue reading “More on Action Painting”

When did we Stop Criticizing Art?

by Hazel Anna Rogers When I was around 13, I visited the Tate Gallery at the Liverpool Docks in Northern England primarily to see an exhibition of J.M.W. Turner and Cy Twombly, a starkly contrasting set of artists and the latter of which I actually had next-to-no prior knowledge of. Turner’s tableaux were mesmerizing, a … Continue reading “When did we Stop Criticizing Art?”

At Play With National Geographic’s YOUR SHOT

YOUR SHOT On National Geographic by Carl Kruse UPDATE:  7 November 2019: As of 31 October 2019, National Geographic has sadly closed the YOUR SHOT section of its site.   This post remains for historical reasons.  There are fortunately many other sites online to share images. We recommend FSTOPPERS and 500px.  Both sites have high quality … Continue reading “At Play With National Geographic’s YOUR SHOT”

Carl Kruse – The Boros Bunker

The Boros Bunker in Berlin By Carl Kruse What to do with an abandoned, six-story tall World War II bunker in Berlin? If you’re Christian Boros, build a 10,000 square-foot penthouse atop, fill lower levels with eclectic post-1990 art and open to the public. The Boros Bunker, originally designed by Albert Speer in 1942 as … Continue reading “Carl Kruse – The Boros Bunker”

Vicky Surveys Photography for Carl Kruse

As Carl Kruse is away, we let intern Vicky Srivastava write an article on the different types of photography for this blog update.  His first on the internet. Photography and Its Unending Types Photography is an art of different forms and types. Most people would have it that the fundamental purpose of photography includes preservation … Continue reading “Vicky Surveys Photography for Carl Kruse”

Jack Delano- Experiments in Light Photography

Some time in the early 1990s I came across Jack Delano’s work in a photography book titled “Puerto Rico Mio: Four Decades of Change.” Here Mr. Delano compared images from his first visit to the island in the 1940s with those he later made of the same sites 40 years later.  Delano had first traveled … Continue reading “Jack Delano- Experiments in Light Photography”