| Feb 15, 2012
"I didn't bring you to Paris to make art; I brought you here to do the buttons and bows," Harper's Bazaar editor Carmel Snow famously snapped at photographer Lillian Bassman during a fashion shoot for the magazine in the late 1940s.
But Bassman's fashion...
| Jul 29, 2007
Last year, I went to an unusual summer camp.
It was a three-day affair, held in a small classroom at UC Irvine, with about 20 attendees. They began arriving early in a stream of Range Rovers, BMWs and...
| Aug 1, 2008
Susan Swagler from Portico Magazine gives us a look at this month's book picks.
"Birds Without Wings" by Louis de Bernieres
"Richistan" by Robert Frank
"The Elephant, the Tiger, & the Cell Phone" by Shashi Tharoor
"Panic in Level 4" by Richard...
| Mar 15, 2009
Robert Frank's "The Americans" -- Expanded Edition
Edited and with text
by Sarah Greenough
Steidl: 506 pp., $75 hardcover
He was a foreigner with a camera, a young artist newly arrived on the streets of Manhattan from the Old World,...
| Jun 11, 2009
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| Oct 2, 2009
Emmy-winning actress Jessica Lange is visiting New Orleans this weekend to discuss her passion for photography at the Ogden Museum of Art.
The "Tootsie" actress is an accomplished photographer who in 1967 won a scholarship to study photography at the...
| Nov 15, 2009
Reading Rudolph Wurlitzer's novels is like watching a road movie backward. In his 1969 underground classic, "Nog," the narrator drifts across an amorphous terrain on which his shifting identity molds itself like soft clay. Rather than buttressing his...