Dinh Q. Le's art of nuanced criticism

Aug 4, 2015

Dinh Q. Le's art of nuanced criticism

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Dinh Q. Le says he’s not angry about the American war in Vietnam anymore. This makes our interview a lot easier; we are both of Vietnamese descent but there is a chance that talking about the war could polarize us very quickly, even though ...

'Jun Imajo: Pastel Wind'

Aug 4, 2015

'Jun Imajo: Pastel Wind'

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July 31-Aug. 19 When asked about the works in his current show, photographer Jun Imajo said: “The cityscape was so colorful, it looked like an illustration create with color pencils.” These photographs, which look a little like pastel drawings, were taken during a trip ...

Don't take everyday objects at face value

Jun 30, 2015

Don't take everyday objects at face value

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Atsushi Okabe’s graduation work is an experiment with Rubik’s Cubes and abstraction. The result is graphic, colorful and pleasing to the eye. By zooming the lens of his camera while the shutter is open, Okabe creates latticed images that seem to plunge away from ...

Kyotographie is jazzed up with notable photography

Apr 14, 2015

Kyotographie is jazzed up with notable photography

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The curtain is about to rise on the 3rd Kyotographie festival of photography, and Lucille Reyboz, one of the two co-organizers, says that this is the most exciting but also most difficult time of the year. It’s a time to be “dokidoki” as she ...

Early photographers painted quite a pretty picture

Mar 26, 2015

Early photographers painted quite a pretty picture

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One of the biggest problems with modern and contemporary art, for many people, is the seeming lack of skill or workmanship. The criticism is that contemporary art is a scam, in which the usual suspects are talentless fame-hungry artists, unscrupulous gallery owners and self-important ...

Mar 5, 2015

World Press Photo award withdrawn after controversy

World Press Photo withdrew one of its leading global awards for photojournalism on Wednesday after a controversy over standards that focused on allegations about the ethics of an Italian prizewinner. The Amsterdam-based organization said in a statement that Giovanni Troilo had been disqualified because ...

Mar 4, 2015

Washington museums ban selfie sticks

Washington’s top museums have banned selfie sticks, part of a growing trend among visitor centers in the United States to outlaw the devices. “For the safety of our visitors and collections, the Smithsonian prohibits the use of tripods or monopods in our museums and ...

Tokyo Camera Style

Feb 28, 2015

Tokyo Camera Style

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The reflexive anxiety of checking out other people’s cameras to see if theirs is better than yours is not really something to be proud of. However, admitting to addiction is one step to putting it behind you. Tokyo Camera Style, by John Sypal 288 ...

Gabriel Orozco's connections with Japan

Feb 26, 2015

Gabriel Orozco's connections with Japan

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The photographer and I have been waiting for about half an hour to interview Gabriel Orozco. It’s a little disappointing, but that’s OK. Orozco has famously made disappointment part of his creative practice. While waiting we chat about how much we have been impressed ...

Image of Russian gay couple wins World Press Photo

Feb 12, 2015

Image of Russian gay couple wins World Press Photo

An image of a gay couple locked in a tender embrace on Thursday won the prestigious World Press Photo award, highlighting the plight of sexual minorities in Russia, judges said. AFP’s Istanbul-based photographer Bulent Kilic won first and third prizes in the Spot News ...