Critique

 

Critique is the regular Eye column by Rick Poynor.

 
Enigmas of abstraction

Enigmas of abstraction

Rick Poynor

Photography records with startling accuracy. Why use it to create non-representational images? Photo…

 
Different kinds of marginal

Different kinds of marginal

Rick Poynor

Diane Arbus’s unsparing images retain their power to discomfit. Photo Critique by Rick Poynor

 
Colour field

Colour field

Rick Poynor

By choosing colour over black-and-white, Joel Meyerowitz pioneered a new type of American street…

 
Fabricated reality

Fabricated reality

Rick Poynor

Andreas Gursky’s photographs, manipulated like digital paintings, have spectacular impact. But they can…

 
Witness of the moment

Witness of the moment

Rick Poynor

A book of informal interviews with Henri Cartier-Bresson is testament to a great photographer’s…

 
Relentless riches

Relentless riches

Rick Poynor

A busy blockbuster traces the stunning history of Japanese photobooks. Photo Critique by Rick Poynor

 
Mississippi dreaming

Mississippi dreaming

Rick Poynor

Alec Soth’s photographic journey along the Mississippi merges the documentary with the poetic. Photo…

 
Graphic language of the wall

Graphic language of the wall

Rick Poynor

Brassaï’s photographs of graffiti with handwritten typographic treatments made striking, almost punkish…

 
Beyond context

Beyond context

Rick Poynor

Mysterious equipment, unknown officials and arcane activities combine in a photobook that is testament…

 
The joy and sadness of dust

The joy and sadness of dust

Rick Poynor

A familiar domestic nuisance provides the theme for this ambiguous and labyrinthine exhibition.
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