January 31, 2014 |
The rich coal deposits at Bergwerk Prosper-Haniel mines in Germany's Ruhr Valley are what lurk beneath the industrial towers shown in many of Bernd and Hilla Becher's classic Minimalist photographs from the late 1960s and '70s. For his most recent series of photographs, Miles Coolidge went down into those mine shafts. Four large, luxurious inkjet prints of the coal seams are at Acme Gallery. At first the images are difficult to make out, the sooty blackness yielding a velvety surface flecked with spots of white.
January 29, 2014 |
When she was 8 years old, a Pennsylvania girl identified only as Amy was raped repeatedly by an uncle, who compounded the crime by photographing the encounters - some of which involved acts ordered up by consumers of child pornography - and sending the images out over the Internet. More than 70,000 copies have been found on various confiscated computers. The uncle went to prison in 1998 and was ordered to pay $6,325 in restitution to cover Amy's psychological treatment at the time, which helped her heal from the trauma.
January 25, 2014 |
George Zimmerman's latest artistic endeavor may land him in a legal battle with the Associated Press. AP officials contend that Zimmerman's painting, titled "Angie," directly copies an AP photo, taken by freelance photographer Rick Wilson, of Florida State Atty. Angela Corey, who prosecuted Zimmerman for the 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman, who was acquitted last year of second-degree murder in Martin's death, auctioned off his first painting, a signed, 18-by-24-inch blue American flag featuring a part of the Pledge of Allegiance, on EBay for $100,099.99 last month.
January 18, 2014 |
In one of Andrew Moore's photographs of Cuba, on display through Feb. 15 at Couturier Gallery in Los Angeles, a half-dozen men and women are hanging out at an aging ferry terminal. Their postures are casual and unself-conscious, yet they form a quasi-theatrical tableau. One couple appears absorbed in intimate conversation. A single man rests his head on his hands. Through the modest structure's three arched openings, the verdant tropical landscape can be glimpsed. The image is titled "La Espera," a Spanish word that can mean both "wait" and "hope.
January 17, 2014 |
In one of Andrew Moore's inexhaustible photographs of Cuba, at Couturier, we face a courtyard lined with rows of silver chairs, their filigreed backs like a slightly chaotic jewelry display, a shiny jumble of upended pendants. At the far side of the courtyard is a building that proposes architecture as an act of whimsical montage, a dynamic piecing together of old and new, function, decoration and metaphor. The outdoor space operates as a theater, which is also how most of Moore's photographs feel, like naturalist stages where life is played out with heightened color and concentrated emotion.
January 1, 2014 |
Dave Martin, a veteran photographer for the Associated Press, collapsed while working the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta on Tuesday night and died from an apparent heart attack, Georgia Dome officials said. Martin, 59, was on the field after the game to shoot celebration photos after Texas A&M defeated Duke, 52-48, when he collapsed and received treatment from medical personnel on the field. He was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead early Wednesday. “Dave Martin was an excellent photojournalist, a consummate and dedicated professional and a wonderful person,” said Santiago Lyon, AP's vice president and director of photography.