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Grids and cluster presentations of photography at Paris Photo

Amidst the endless sea of photographs hanging on partitioned walls at the Paris Photo fair this week, presentations of clusters and grids of photos seemed to multiply the attraction to some works of art.

Stopping people in their tracks, this approach forces one’s gaze to bounce around the grids, and then to hone in on one image then another, eyes concentrating with intensity, then moving on again and back. squido lense . carrera de fotografia .

Three such grids include a series of self-portraits by Lee Friedlander; jam-packed Japanese commuters in Michael Wolf’s series Tokyo Compression; and a collection of anonymous cheesecake photos selected by Alec Soth and framed in wooden boxes that echo the feeling of the cheap wood paneling one would find in the motel bedrooms where many of these images seem to have been made during furtive affairs.


Photo News – Foam for You launches short film featuring Jessica Backhaus and invites amateur photographers to contribute to Wonder Flickr group

Foam For You has launched the second in its series of short films with Jessica Backhaus giving an insight into her working practice as she explores the theme Wonder for Foam magazine. Backhaus featured in Hotshoe magazine way back in April/may 2006 with her series Jesus and the Cherries.

Jesus and the Cherries, © Jessica Backhaus

“Foam For You is an online resource which features professional photographers providing inspiration and advice for amateurs looking to improve their own work. At the core of Foam For You’s content is a series of extended films about the work of three internationally renowned artists: Michael Wolf (USA), Jessica Backhaus (GER) and Melanie Bonajo (NL).

“They have given Foam exclusive access to their working practice in three fifteen minute documentaries. They explain the thinking behind their work and, in particular, how it relates to themes taken from different issues of Foam Magazine, in which their work appeared.”

What’s more, the best ones will appear in a gallery on the Foam website and you could win a year’s subscription to Foam Magazine.

Filed under: short films, Women Photographers Tagged: audience participation, Flickr, Foam for You, Foam magazine, Jessica Backhaus, photography inspiration, short film, Wonder

Video: "Peeping" profile of photographer Michael Wolf

This wonderful 15-minute video profile of photographer Michael Wolf is part of a new series produced by FOAM in Amsterdam. article writing submission . Lens Culture has featured (and interviewed) Michael Wolf since our beginning in 2004. article writing submission . FOAM’s production is a big-budget treat, and an insider’s view to the working methods and thinking of one of today’s more provocative photographers. squido lense . Enjoy!

Katherine Wolkoff, Untitled

Katherine Wolkoff, Untitled

Katherine Wolkoff

Block Island, Rhode Island, 2006
From the Nocturne series
Website – KatherineWolkoff.com

Katherine Wolkoff’s photographs have been widely exhibited, including exhibitions at the Sasha Wolf Gallery, Danziger Projects, the New York Photo Festival, and Women in Photography. Her photographs are included in the collections of the Addison Gallery of Art and the Norton Museum of Art. Born in 1976, Wolkoff graduated from Barnard College and received her MFA in photography from Yale School of Art in 2003. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Keren Moscovitch, The Other Woman

Keren Moscovitch, The Other Woman

Keren Moscovitch

The Other Woman,
Brooklyn, 2010
From the Me Into You series
Website – KerenMoscovitch.com

Keren Moscovitch lives and works in New York City where she teaches at the School of Visual Arts. She received a BA from Georgetown University in 2000 and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2005. Her work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, both in the US and abroad, including the Art + Commerce Festival of Emerging Photographers which traveled worldwide in 2006 and exhibitions at I-20 Gallery, Foley and Sasha Wolf Galleries, SLAG Gallery, Studio 150, Vlepo Gallery, the Slap-and-Tickle Gallery and the Kinsey Institute. Her recent work explores intimacy and sexuality within the context of nontraditional relationships and lifestyles. She is publishing her first monograph this spring and is raising funds through Kickstarter where contributors can preorder a copy of the book.

Corey Arnold, The North Sea

Corey Arnold, The North Sea

Corey Arnold

The North Sea,
Netherlands, 2010
From the Wolf Tide series
Website – coreyfishes.com

Corey Arnold (b.1976) resides in Portland, Oregon and has spent over 15 seasons working seasonally as a commercial fisherman in Alaska. He frequently travels abroad chronicling the lifestyle of commercial fishermen, a project entitled Fish-Work. Arnold received a BFA in photography at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. His work has been exhibited worldwide and he has published two books with Nazraeli Press, including Fish-Work: The Bering Sea (2011) and Fishing with My Dad 1978-1995 (2011). Arnold was chosen for the 2010 Portland Biennial, nominated for the Santa Fe Prize for Photography and named one of Photo District News’ top 30 emerging photographers in 2009. His work is represented by Charles A. Hartman Fine Art (Portland, OR) and Richard Heller Gallery (Santa Monica, CA).

Broken Train

A few months ago, I was invited by the Fiveleveninetynine Collective to participate in a wonderful project titled, Broken Train.

Broken Train is a picture game played by Five Eleven Ninety Nine. Each day a member posts an image in response to the previous image. This might be a new photograph or a photograph from their archive, but also could be any image made at any time in human history. On October 31st we introduced the First Class Carriage. So now each Monday sees a very special guest from the world of photography contribute to the Broken Train.

Today is my contribution, and I’m thrilled to be in the company of so many notable photographers, including Martin Parr, Alec Soth, Michael Wolf, Harvey Benge, and many more.

This week I will be featuring the photographer’s involved in Fiveleveninetynine and the Broken Train.

Spend some time on the Broken Train here.

When does Google Street View become photojournalism?


From “A Series of Unfortunate Events” discovered on Google Street View.
Photographs Michael Wolf

Photojournalism was yet-again re-defined earlier this year when Michael Wolf was awarded an honorable mention in the World Press Photo competition for photographs he took of his computer screen. downloadable winrar . english garden .

Wolf spent literally hundreds of hours at his computer, trolling virtually around the world, looking for anything weird or bizarre that had been captured by the ravenous cameras mounted on the top of Googles special GPS-coordinated Street View camera vans.

When he found an image that fit his project, Wolf mounted his own camera in front of his computer screen, cropped the part of the Google image that he wanted, and made his own picture of that picture. …

Read more, see more, and watch a video interview with the photographer in
Lens Culture.


From “A Series of Unfortunate Events” discovered on Google Street View.
Photographs Michael Wolf