Opinion: August 2018

 
Scenes from an imperfect world

Scenes from an imperfect world

Visual culture, Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

Even Don McCullin expressed doubts about his photographs of war and suffering. What is their message…

 
Emotion pictures

Emotion pictures

Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

Alex Prager’s ravishing tableaux mix glamour and unease. Photo Critique by Rick Poynor

 
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…
 
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