Afterimage

A bimonthly magazine devoted to media art and cultural criticism for the photography, film, video and visual book community. Publishes feature articles of investigative reporting or scholarly research, interviews, essays, reviews of media arts publication

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 5, March-April

Books Received
Aesthetics Across the Color Line: Why Nietzsche (Sometimes) Can't Sing the Blues, by Jamesi. Win chester. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, InC./145 pp./$19.95 (sb). Michael Snow, almost Cover to Cover, by Michael Snow. Black Dog Publishing Ltd,/176...
Brecht's War Primer: The "Photo-Epigram" as Poor Monument
Kriegsfibel (literally, War Primer) is a collection of what Bertolt Brecht called "photo-epigrams"--four line verses captioning photographs clipped from newspapers and magazines. They were mainly composed during World War II, while Brecht was living...
Editorial
I met Nathan Lyons 15 years ago. He and Stuart Alexander were teaching a workshop on a critical approach to photography at the Rencontres Internationales d'Arles in the south of France. As a photographer, but also as someone who had been studying and...
Events
ARIZONA Workshop: Edition Book Production, a two-day workshop led by Pat Baldwin of Pequeno Press, is available for groups of six or more. For information call (520) 432-5924 or email patbooks@primenet.com. CALIFORNIA Courses: UC Berkeley...
Exhibitions
ARIZONA Tucson: Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona. The Drama of Pictures: Aaron Siskind's Photography. March 8-July 6. Tempe: Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University. Crossing Borders/Group Show. Through March 13. ...
Girl Culture. (Reviews)
Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona, October 5 - December 8, 2002; Pace MacGill, New York City, October 25 - December 7, 2002; Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles. December 5 - February 8, 2003. Lauren Greenfield's Girl Culture...
Half Past Autumn. (Reviews)
Half Past Autumn The Photography of Gordon Parks. George Eastman House, Rochester, NY. February 1 - April 6, 2003. How can anyone summarize any artist's life in 199 photographs? Such a goal sounds all the more difficult to meet when...
Light Index
Light Index is an exhibition that features work by three artists that examine the most essential component of the photographic process: light. This essential element, together with the concept of index, serves as a conceptual point of departure for...
Mapplethorpe and the New Obscenity. (Essay)
Robert Mapplethorpe is now widely known as one of a pair of artists, along with Andres Serrano, who catapulted the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) into the crisis that is widely referred to as the "culture wars of the arts." (1) As a result,...
Modern Sublime: The World of Josef Koudelka at the Rencontres d'Arles
"I would like to see everything, to look at everything." (1) These are Josef Koudelka's words quoted by Robert Delpire, his friend, editor and curator. "My photographs, you know them. You have published them, you have exhibited them, then you can tell...
News from AIPAD 2003. (Report)
The Association of International Photography Art Dealers held its 2003 show on February 7-9 at the Hilton Hotel in New York City. Beside the show itself that comprised the booths of 80 galleries on two floors, the public could attend a panel discussion...
Oliver Galiani, 1917-2002. (News)
Oliver Galiani died on November 20, 2002, in Burligame, California at the age of 85. A master craftsman and a photographer's photographer, Gagliani had been photographing for over 50 years and had a strong attraction to the ghost towns of Virginia...
Peter Eric Palmquest, 1936-2003. (News)
I suspect many tears were shed on keyboards everywhere as people read their email about Peter Eric Palmquist's death on January 13, 2003. Peter died of severe head injuries after being struck in a crosswalk by a speeding, hit--and--run driver on January...
Still Motion. (Reviews)
Hosfelt Gallery San Francisco, California January 25-March 1, 2003 While motion detection, surveillance, GPS technologies, network structures and other such spatial devices and categories have dominated much of the criticism of contemporary...

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