• Art Making
  • Hay Tiempo

    Graciela Iturbide was a young mother when she lost her six year old daughter. It was shortly after that tragic loss that she turned to photography, eventually studying with Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Mexico’s most famous photographer. Bravo took her under his wing. His work was determinedly not picturesque, political or stereotypical, common fare in mid-20th […]

  • Current viewings
  • Underneath the West

    Dinosaur tracks along the Purgatoire River, one of many photographs in Mark Ruwedel’s exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem Massachusetts Reasons to stop in at the Peabody Essex Museum are many, but here’s my favorite from my latest trip: “Imprints—Photographs by Mark Ruwedel.” At first glance I assumed these 41 images were an […]

  • Architecture
  • Visual Acoustics: The Genius of Julius Shulman

    Case Study house #22 by Pierre Koenig, photographed by Julius Shulman This is a late notice, but anyone in the Boston/Cambridge area with an interest in architecture, modernism, Los Angeles, photography, creativity and elegant filmmaking, you have until Thursday night to view the documentary Visual Acoustics at the Kendall Theater. In the way of background, […]

  • photography
  • Photographic Evocation

    A few memorable images from Time Magazine–their Photo of the Week series… Baby parrots being released into the wild. Photo: Renzo Gostoli Elephant eye. Photo: Barbara Walton Fireworks. Photo: Chumsak Kanoknan Photo: Bobby Yip