Book review: Yvon’s Paris by Robert Stevens

The core

The photographer Pierre Yves-Petit, who called himself “Yvon,” wandered the streets of Paris between the world wars looking for the moment when the shifting light and clouds would perfectly reveal the city’s ephemeral, iconic beauty. The dramatic images of the city and its people that he made during those years would become the most popular postcards in France. They can still be bought today on Parisian quais and are eagerly sought by collectors.

Pierre Yves-Petit  job and his love of the city, whose streets he often wandered early in the morning and late at night. In his photography he was able to seize the Paris highlights, the  beauty of the streets and gardens in a  beautiful blend of black, white and grey.  As Yvon,  he captured the essence of the city in his photographs, having published  his work on photocards.  His efforts met greet commercial success. Continue reading Book review: Yvon’s Paris by Robert Stevens

Out now Lens Culture, volume 26: remarkable contemporary photography from around the world

Lens Culture, volume 26: remarkable contemporary photography from around the world – lens culture photography weblog.


Volume 26 of Lens Culture is online now. As always, it’s filled with a wonderful and eclectic mix of contemporary photography from around the globe.

Photographers whose work appears in this new issue include:

Pierre Torset, Charlie Ferguson, Tamas Paczai, Allen Ginsberg, Lennart Nilsson, Vee Speers, Marie Docher, Andrzej Mitura, Tony Ray-Jones, Massimiliano Clausi, Judit M. Horvath and Gyorgy Stalter, Jim Vecchi, Matt Lutton, Carolle Benitah, Michael Christopher Brown, Margaret M. de Lange, Franco Pagetti, Lucie and Simon, Marcos Lopez, Antonio Martinez, Annie Liebovitz, and Joel-Peter Witkin.

Plus you can enjoy a high-resolution slideshow of 40 preview picks from the

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Recommended: Fresh Fairs (2)

31 unread – threadsy.

The Lucie Foundation is excited to bring you the second installment of Fresh Fairs, a unique photography fair with exhibitions blending the represented and unrepresented, an exclusive portfolio review with top photography experts, and critical conversations through discussions with pivotal members of the photography community all taking place in April during the Month of Photography Los Angeles. We invite you to submit for consideration for the juried exhibition component, or the juried portfolio review. Check out for more information. Submission deadline is March 19, 2010.
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Looking at the remarkable artefacts of Chauncey Hare

Protest Photographs.

Photographs and text by Chauncey Hare. Edited by Jack Steven.
Steidl / Steven Kasher Gallery, Gottingen, 2009. 224 pp., 170 tritone illustrations, 10x12½”.

Selected as one of the Best Books of 2009 by:
  • Todd Hido
  • Jeff Ladd
  • Jeff Mermelstein
  • John Gossage
  • Martin Parr
  • Chauncey Hare does not define himself as a photographer, but rather as an engineer, a family therapist and, above all, a protester. In his fast-paced introduction to this volume, Hare recounts a life devoted to protest. He describes his keen identification with the people whose homes he photographed throughout the late 60s and early 70s, and his refusal to betray them by selling his photography. He tells of his struggles to have his photographs accepted by the art world, and relates his abusive childhood, and the difficulties of his work life as an engineer at a major oil company and at the U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyProtest Photographs contains twice as many images as his two earlier books, Interior America (1977) and This Was Corporate America(1984).

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Looking at the remarkable artefacts of Josef Schulz

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.

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