Opinion: May 2018

 
Mining the ruins

Mining the ruins

Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

When petrol replaced coal, the island of Hashima lost its purpose and slowly decayed. Rick Poynor…

 
Editorial Eye 96

Editorial Eye 96

Magazines, Editorial

John L. Walters

Magazine special issue, part one

 
Enigmas of abstraction

Enigmas of abstraction

Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

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

 
Different kinds of marginal

Different kinds of marginal

Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

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

 
Colour field

Colour field

Visual culture, Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

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

 
Fabricated reality

Fabricated reality

Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

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

 
Witness of the moment

Witness of the moment

Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

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

 
Editorial Eye 95

Editorial Eye 95

John L. Walters

Last summer, during a visit to London, Triboro’s David Heasty made a strong case for…
 
Relentless riches

Relentless riches

Critique / Photography, Front matter

Rick Poynor

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

 
Mississippi dreaming

Mississippi dreaming

Web Critique

Rick Poynor

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

 
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