Author Archives: Rebecca Robertson


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Anne Collier’s MCA Chicago Retrospective Explores the Male Gaze

Here is Faye Dunaway shot in black and white, holding a weighty Nikon to her eye, and adjusting the focus ring; here she is again, this time in color, the camera pulled back and uncertainty clouding her stare. The pair … Read More


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Baseball Art From Out of Left Field

Artists of all stripes play with baseball’s cherished rules, regulations, and regalia Read More


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Photographer Transforms Crowds into Shadows and Black and White into Color

From St. Petersburg to Havana, Alexey Titarenko knows how to use his illusion Read More


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Rainbow Sunsets and Breezy Glamour: 9 Seductive New Photo Books

From hand-colored picture postcards to Jack Nicholson at home, this summer’s best photo books mine the cool past and look to the future Read More


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7 Astonishing Chinese Philosophers’ Stones That Look Like Monsters and Landscapes

Photographer Jonathan Singer takes aim at a collection of historical stones treasured for their surprising beauty Read More


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The Photoshop-Loving Artist Who Embroiders Vintage Photographs

Julie Cockburn transforms portraits from garage-sale finds into radiant and slightly bizarre icons Read More


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Gilded, Bejeweled, and Plugged-in: Photo-Jewelry Hybrids for This Millennium

An exhibition of stunning, sculptural bling at the Museum of Arts and Design shows what happens when photography and jewelry mix Read More


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Shoot Central Park Artfully: 7 Photographers’ Tips

Strategies for making original images of one of the most photographed places on earth Read More


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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


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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.

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