- New York Times’ Top Ten Photo Books of 2011 a.o Is this place great or what (serve4impact.com)
Via Scoop.it – Serve4impact: designing design driven operations
It was not unlike a political caucus. The candidates – in this case, nearly 100 photography books published this year – took over every inch of available counter space in the photo department, where they were carefully scrutinized by a group of…
Found at and continued at ANT!FOTO.
iversität/The Böhm/Kobayashi University:
mit/with: Aleksandra Domanovic // Beni Bischof/Lasermagazin // Dean Sameshima //
Jason Lazarus // Jeffrey Ladd/Books on Books // Joachim Schmid // Manuela Barczewski //
Marei Wenzel/Iris Czak // Taiyo Onorato/Nico Krebs // Wassink/Lundgren Boehm/Kobayashi // Böhm Tradecenter// Kunstraum Düsseldorf // Antifoto.de // Kontakt //
Paul Graham – a shimmer of possibility
2 April 2010 until 16 June 2010
This exhibition shows works that have been selected from the resulting series of photographic works, Paul Graham published in twelve volumes as a shimmer of possibility (steidlMACK, 2007). Each simple but structurally inventive series includes varying numbers of pictures, from one to more than ten. These series of photographs provide a vivid glimpse into unheralded moments in the lives of individuals Graham encountered on his travels. A series showing a man mowing grass or someone waiting at a bus stop transcends its nominal subjects and describes aspects of ordinary life that are imbued by the photographer with affection and curiosity. a shimmer of possibility is a call for attention to the brief, indefinite intervals of life. As Graham has said, \”Perhaps instead of standing at the river\’s edge scooping out water, it\’s better to be in the current itself, to watch how the river comes up to you, flows smoothly around your presence, and reforms on the other side like you were never there.\”
Photographs by Sarah Stolfa.
Artisan, 2009. 96 pp., Illustrated throughout, 9x7¼”.
Selected as one of the Best Books of 2009 by:
McGlinchey’s is a haven for drinkers from all walks of life: You’ll meet the rebellious college student with pink-streaked hair and a bottle of hangover-inducing brew; the sharply dressed businessman with a yearning look; the pensive loner carefully ignoring his newspaper and bag of chips; and the former prom king with his tie and V-neck sweater, double fisting a shot and a beer.
The urban bar experience is brought to life in these pages, topped off with an introduction written by best-selling author Jonathan Franzen and Stolfa’s own meditations on finding her inspiration while tending bar. For young hipsters, grizzled old-timers, and everyone in between, The Regulars is as elegant as an Old Master painting and as down-home as a bottle of Bud.
‘What I like very much about Ms. Stolfa’s photographs (though they don’t always make me comfortable, and don’t really seem to be portraits) is their effort at human acceptance within the boundaries of her own necessarily confined photographic vernacular. Photographs don’t say things; they just are. But Stolfa’s pictures-were they to speak to us in words-would, I believe, say yes.’ -Richard Ford
Found at Josef Schulz: Sign Out.
“Sign out,” Josef Schulz’s latest exhibition at Galerie Heinz-Martin Weigand, is the arresting culmination of a series of photographs taken along the highways and byways of America. Widely recognized in art and design spheres for his seductively uniform images of industrial buildings and warehouses, the Düsseldorf-based photographer recently trained his lens on another icon of commercial activity, the roadside signpost.