Photography

An Argentinian Artist’s Staged Perfect Insta Life Fools Her Followers

By

Excellences & Perfections is a five-month Instagram art experiment that pranked Argentinian artist Amalia Ulman’s 96,000 followers. Taking on the persona of the ultimate Insta 20-something, Ulman used her account to portray the perfect life of a young woman who moves to Los Angeles, gets breast implants (the procedure was faked), dines on pretentious food, wears designer clothing, and lives a lavish lifestyle. She even changed her appearance to fit the character.
…Read More

Photos of the Cinema-Going Experience Capture the Magic of Movies in Miniature

By

Following news of New York City’s iconic Ziegfeld movie theater shutting its doors after 46 years, Richard Finkelstein’s exhibition Sitting in the Dark with Strangers takes on a new resonance. On view at the Robert Mann Gallery through January 30, Finkelstein’s photos are constructed from meticulous sets with miniature figurines, capturing the cinema-going experience.
…Read More

Striking Black-and-White Photos of Toronto’s Tight-Knit Hip-Hop Community

By

Toronto-based photojournalist and cinematographer Ajani Charles has captured some of the biggest names in hip hop, including Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, and Drake. But the photographer feels an intimate connection to the local community in Ontario’s capital city, which is the subject of his ongoing black-and-white photo series. Project T Dot aims to shine a light on the dynamic Toronto subculture, raising awareness about the works of lesser known hip-hop figures, including members of the LGBT and aboriginal communities, women, youth from underserved neighborhoods, and recent immigrants.
…Read More

Radical Japanese Photography From the 1960s and ’70s

By

Early photography in Japan focused on commercial endeavors and represented a Western image of traditional Asian culture. Pioneering photographers like Tamamura Kōzaburō and Ogawa Kazumasa created a shift in artistic representation during the modernized Meiji period (late 19th to early 20th centuries). But the late 1960s through the 1970s saw a radical change in Japanese photography that created a new visual language, laying the groundwork for the country’s contemporary art scene.
…Read More