Public, Private, Secret

The new ICP Exhibition location in the Bowery is host to a fascinating exhibition about the future of image making in the 21st century, ‘Public, Private, Secret’. As it says on the ICP site ‘The exhibition creates a physical experience through which to examine photography’s role in breaking and resetting the boundaries of social and …

Lyon at the Whitney

  Danny Lyon is Magnum photojournalist mainly known for his images of Chicago bike gang ‘The Outlaws’, whom he rode with and befriended. Yet as the current retrospective of his work at the Whitney proves, there is much, much more to him than that. I’d been aware of his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement …

Eyes Wide Open

Skater punk photographer Glen Locket alias ‘Spot’, recently released a book of images ‘The Sound of Two Eyes Opening’. It depicts southern Californian youth culture between 1969 and 1982 in all it’s sexiness.

Miracle Village

Photojournalist Sofia Valiente has chosen to live and work with sex offenders. Not a choice many would make but what makes it even more unusual is that these offenders live together in their own town in Florida known as Miracle Village. It has led to a book of the same known which aims to show …

Groupie Love

Once in the dim and distant past being a groupie was something many young women happily aspired to be. The evidence has been collected in a new book called ‘Groupies and other Electric Ladies’. It features photographs of the leading ladies of the scene taken by Baron Wolman for Rolling Stone Magazine in 1969, along …

Amazonas

Mads Nissen is a Danish documentary photographer who has won many prestigious prizes like World Press Photo of the Year amongst others. Of his work, perhaps my favorite series are those captured in the book Amazonas published in 2013.

Shot in New York

What better way to tour New York then to tour in the footsteps of its most iconic photographer? Arthur Felig, better known as Weegee, roamed the new York streets capturing the aftermath of mob hits and car crashes, murders and general mayhem. Now ‘Weegee’s Guide to New York’ shows you exactly where many of his …

The Open Road

Since Kerouac the road trip has been an American rite of passage, something that has not been lost on the nation’s photographers. David Campany has collected some of the more memorable efforts in his book ‘The Open Road’. From Robert Frank’s The Americans to Todd Hido’s ‘A Road Divided’ through Joel Sternfeld’s ‘American Prospects’ it’s …

All-American: Born Ready

‘Born Ready’ is the latest in the All American series, produced by Bruce Weber and his partner Nan Bush that attempts to show contemporary America. The volume starts with a poem from Native American writer Sherman Alexie. According to Weber while the poem ‘looks to the future, it reflects living in the past’ which is …

Voodoo

Originating in Western Africa, Voodoo spread with the slave trade to the Caribbean and later New Orleans where it was fused with Christianity to varying degrees. Gael Turine has attempted to capture the followers of the religion when he travelled to Benin, Haiti and the USA in his book ‘Voodoo’ with spectacular results. The pictures …