Pieter Hugo | 1994

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Pieter Hugo is a photographer from Johannesburg, South Africa. His primary works are portraits and documentary- esque photographs of African communities. His latest show called 1994 was on display at the Stevenson Gallery in South Africa. It documents children born in South Africa and Rwanda after 1994. Major historical events took place in both of those countries and Hugo documents the affect they have had on the children. Hugo explains this process: "Most of the images were taken in villages around Rwanda and South Africa. There’s a thin line between nature being seen as idyllic and as … [Read more...]

BACKSTAGE | ROSIE ASSOULIN SS2017

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Rosie Assoulin's SS 2017 show - it scares me that its already 2017 - in my head its always some time between 1998-2007. Inspired by the beach towns at the Jersey Shore.  … [Read more...]

Gisèle Freund x Frida Kahlo

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Trailblazing women in the art world have always held a particular fascination for me. Gisèle Freund was a world renowned photographer and photojournalist making waves as an artist and woman in a time when that was more difficult. Born in Berlin in 1908, Freund was one of Europe’s most prominent photographers and a pillar among French feminist intellectuals after fleeing Nazi Germany and settling in Paris in the 1930’s. Her thesis on photography in France in the 19th century was met with skepticism, because photography was not considered a serious study then (or for many years after that, … [Read more...]

Diane Arbus | In the Beginning.

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As part of the inaugural season at The Met Breuer, diane arbus: in the beginning opened earlier this month, featuring an eye opening new look at one of the most influential and provocative artists of the 20th century. The exhibit showcases her early works and influences until her death at 48. The photographs focus on the evolution of her style in the early years - specifically those from 1956-1962- using a 35 mm camera to her eventual signature the 2.25-inch square Rolleiflex format. The exhibit displays over a hundred unseen photographs that were gifted to The Met by her daughters Doon and … [Read more...]

Michael Dweck | The End: Montauk.

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Michael Dweck is a visual artist known for his seductive photos. Dweck studied Fine Arts at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and began his career in advertising where he went on to become a highly regarded Creative Director receiving over 40 international awards (including the Gold Lion at the Cannes Festival!) Eventually in 2001 he left advertising to focus on photography full time. Themes of  youth, summer, freedom, beauty, and the temptations of the flesh, are often apparent in his work. His series: "The End: Montauk, NY" and "Mermaids" are two of my faves.  The End: Montauk, NY … [Read more...]