Author Archives: Rebecca Robertson

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When Good Paintings Happen to World Leaders

Move over, George W. Bush: Jeffrey Vallance’s portraits of despots and presidents are more fun to look at Read More

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What If Fra Angelico Painted Space Invaders?

To imagine epic battles between heaven and earth, Dan Hernandez plants Super Mario Bros. clues in ancient frescoes and uses Donkey Kong architecture to build medieval fortresses Read More

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10 New Photo Shows Expose the Insides of Statues and Atoms, Women and Revolutions

Exhibitions bring out the stylish, edgy side of Collier Schorr, Malick Sidibé, Amy Arbus, Harold Edgerton, and more Read More

Left: Miljohn Ruperto and Ulrik Heltoft, Voynich Botanical Studies, Specimen 06r Jaro, 2014, gelatin silver prints. Middle: Miljohn Ruperto and Ulrik Heltoft, Voynich Botanical Studies, Specimen 23r Podzim,, 2014, gelatin silver prints. Right: Miljohn Ruperto and Ulrik Heltoft, Voynich Botanical Studies, Specimen 20v Podzim,, 2014, gelatin silver prints. 

COLLECTION OF THE ARTISTS AND KOENIG & CLINTON, NEW YORK. COURTESY THE ARTISTS AND KOENIG & CLINTON, NEW YORK. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ULRIK HELTOLFT.
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Photography at the Whitney Biennial: Hidden in Plain Sight

Photo-spotting at the museum turns up photo-sculpture, photo-performance, and a view of Madison Avenue like you’ve never seen it Read More

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Expired Photo Materials Find New Life in Contemporary Photography

In the digital age, artists are finding new uses for analogue products like expired film and obsolete paper Read More

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11 Edgy New Photo Books That Will Make You Look (and Think) Twice

The latest provocations from Annie Leibovitz, Nan Goldin, Brian Ulrich, and others who document the bizarre, the bygone, and the adorable Read More

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10 Must-See Museum Photo Shows of Spring 2014

Where to find Kahlo’s archive, Friedlander’s jazz pix, Michael Snow’s conceptual hijinks, Abelardo Morell’s camera obscura, and more highlights of the spring photo season Read More

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Duane Michals: Fighting Against Photography

Duane Michals has spent his career pushing against the confines of the single image Read More

Zoe Strauss, Vanessa, Philadelphia, 2006. ZOE STRAUSS/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND BRUCE SILVERSTEIN GALLERY, NEW YORK/PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART, GIFT OF THE ARTIST AND THE WOMEN'S COMMITTEE OF THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART.
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Zoe Strauss: Finding Humanity Where It’s Hidden

Photographer Zoe Strauss creates a visual poetry from heroic images of the struggles of everyday life Read More

Lee Walton, Angry Birds (Poached Eggs, Level 16), 2011, charcoal on paper. KRAUSHAAR GALLERIES, NEW YORK.
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Poached Eggs: Drawings Based on Angry Birds

A popular video game inspired Lee Walton’s abstract artworks Read More

Alan Vlach, Cliff Walk, Near West Point, 2012.
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Homing in on Homer

Five artists commissioned to shoot Winslow Homer’s studio bring a contemporary interpretation to a classic setting Read More

Grete Stern’s gelatin silver print Sueño No. 1: “Articulos eléctricos para 
el hogar” (Dream No. 1: “Electrical Appliances for the Home”), ca. 1950, was made 40 years before Photoshop.
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Pix Before Pixels

An exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum showcases manipulated photographs from the pre-digital age Read More

Olson House, 2010. James Welling photographed the Maine house that appears in Andrew Wyeth’s Christina’s World, 1948. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND DAVID ZWIRNER, NEW YORK
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Wyeth Redux

James Welling shoots sites in Wyeth’s world. Read More

White Gauze, 1984, is among the Robert Mapplethorpe photographs in the show "50 Americans." The photos were selected by one constituent from every U.S. state. ©ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE FOUNDATION. USED BY PERMISSION
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Union of the States

Fifty Americans choose the images in a new Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition. Read More