280 Coup, 2012
Really excited to say that I will be apart of this show at The Center for Fine Art Photography in December.
Massart Photo Lecture Series!
Tuesdays, 2pm Massart Audiorium
Mark Steinmentz, September 16th
Bruno Ceschel. September 30th
Sara Vanderbeek, October 14
Barbara Probst, October 21
Tim Davis, November 18th
I made a Tent/Camera picture on Home Plate at Wrigley in Chicago. Houk Gallery will have it on display at EXPO CHICAGO September 18-21, 2014.
Tent Camera Image on Ground: Home Plate. Wrigley Field, Chicao, IL, August 2014
"Abe’s Team", Production shot
Let’s drink beer and watch neutral milk hotel and the national
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features documentary filmmaker Dyanna Taylor and art historian and author Judith Zilczer.
Taylor is the director of the forthcoming PBS "American Masters" documentary on the life and work of Dorothea Lange. Titled "Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning," the film looks at Lange’s life from her upbringing outside New York City, to her emergence as a major American photographer. Lange is best-known for her work chronicling the Dust Bowl era, but her oeuvre includes much more, including pictures of Depression-era labor strife, the internment of Japanese-Americans and early environmentalist documentary photography. Such was Lange’s stature that just after she died in 1966 the Museum of Modern Art devoted just its sixth retrospective of a photographer’s career to her work.
"Grab a Hunk of Lightning" premieres on PBS stations this Friday, August 29. Check your local listings to see if your PBS station is airing it at that time.
Taylor has won five Emmy awards for her work as a cinematographer and director of photography, and as also won a Peabody Award for the “American Masters” episode “Winter Dreams: F. Scott Fitzgerald.” She’s currently at work on a documentary about James Turrell and Roden Crater. Taylor also happens to be Lange and husband Paul Taylor’s granddaughter.
Throughout the Depression Lange was interested in billboards — one of America’s first mass media — and in the ways the messages on the billboards contrasted with the conditions she found on her travels. Lange captioned this picture Toward Los Angeles, California (1937). Keep an eye on MANPodcast.com today for more of Lange’s pictures of billboards.
Margaret Talbot recommends Susan Orlean’s 1999 story on one of music’s strangest legends:
“The Shaggs are a footnote, but Orlean turns their story into a moving meditation on vicarious ambition, loneliness, family, and the weirdness of being celebrated for failing.”
Illustration by Jaime Hernandez