Category Archives: Photo Criticism

posts that examine the meaning of photography and image making

Focusing on my dissertation….


Friends and anyone following my blog on photography, I have been taking a little break since Spring 2014 in order to finish my EdD dissertation. I expect to be back posting in December, 2014. Thanks for your patience and I … Continue reading

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Michael Snow – Disrupting the Suspension of Disbelief, Part I


Part 1: Simultaneous compression. When we pick up a camera and frame a composition in the viewfinder, we do so with a number of key assumptions about what happens when we press the shutter button and capture an exposure. A … Continue reading

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2014 Sony World Photography Awards – shortlist reviews


There were over 140,000 entries to the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, so it is a comprehensive world survey of what is going on in photography today and close to a miracle to make the shortlist for the competition! I’ve … Continue reading

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Larry Cook and Annette Isham at The Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington D.C.


Although “Woman and Landscape” and “From an Eighth to a Key” occupy the same exhibit space at The Hamiltonian Gallery, each artist addresses different themes with distinct approaches and media – these are separate exhibits installed apart in the same … Continue reading

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Aaron Siskind at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts


In a narrow hallway adjacent to the Amuse restaurant you will find a small treasure of photographs by Aaron Siskin, Harry Callahan, Minor White and Gina Lenz. that revolutionized photography in their time.  Curated by Dr. Sarah Eckhardt, Assistant Curator of Modern and … Continue reading

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At Candela Books + Gallery – Louviere + Vanessa: Counterfeit


Counterfeit is the perfect title for an exhibition layered in irony and built with large-scale images of microscopic digital scans of global currency pressed with gold leaf and embedded in resin. Each image is extravagantly framed with unique  carved wood … Continue reading

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Lets take the digital out of photography


Ever since the first sensor was mass produced we have been considering and analyzing the differences between the use of film to darken silver grains compared to the use of a CCD to record light. In 2011 I wrote a … Continue reading

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