Nao Tsuda takes us beyond the straight and narrow

Jul 17, 2014

Nao Tsuda takes us beyond the straight and narrow

by Stuart Munro

The walkways, ravines and peaks of the Himalayas, Tibet and Swiss Alps form the backdrop for “On the Mountain Path,” the latest photographic exhibition by Nao Tsuda at Gallery 916. Tsuda’s sizeable photographs show one man’s appreciation for landscapes’ resilience to inconstant climate and ...

Portraits reveal much more than a person's appearance

Nov 13, 2013

Portraits reveal much more than a person's appearance

by Stuart Munro

Filmmaker and photographer Dennis Hopper leans against an old wall with his camera sandwiched between his body and the brickwork. Photographer Robert Frank lies sockless on the sand, harmonica in mouth. These celebrities are only two of a very long list of figures from ...

The tireless patience of a behavioral photographer

Sep 11, 2013

The tireless patience of a behavioral photographer

by Stuart Munro

In Wim Wenders’ 1984 film “Paris, Texas,” Walt (Dean Stockwell) picks up his younger brother Travis (Harry Dean Stanton), who had disappeared in the desert four years earlier, to drive him back to Los Angeles. As Walt drives, Travis shows him a weathered picture ...

Observing the present and past is to see into the future

Jun 13, 2013

Observing the present and past is to see into the future

by Stuart Munro

For the past 48 years, Daido Moriyama has followed his photographic instinct, drawn to subjects whose characters appear as vibrant as they are tragic while leaving the question of which for us to decide. The act of exhibiting, through the unraveling of images, has ...