Critique

 

Critique is the regular Eye column by Rick Poynor.

 
Empathy and doubt in Arles

Empathy and doubt in Arles

Rick Poynor

From the cool alienation of colour to the directness of black and white – Rick Poynor reflects on the…

 
Identity crisis

Identity crisis

Rick Poynor

Rebranding ITV was meant to generate a warm glow – not the heated reaction it received from viewers.…

 
Cold-blooded runaways

Cold-blooded runaways

Rick Poynor

A third edition of Redheaded Peckerwood, Christian Patterson’s ravishing photobook, gives this enduring…

 
An outlandish everyman

An outlandish everyman

Rick Poynor

These short films throw new light on the eccentric collaboration between 1960s film-maker / designer…

 
Look south

Look south

Rick Poynor

In the first of a new series of Photo Critiques, Rick Poynor examines The Latin American Photobook by…

 
The woman who took on the Wolf Man

The woman who took on the Wolf Man

Rick Poynor

Sława Harasymowicz’s first foray into graphic novels illuminates a Freudian case history with thrilling…

 
Graphic and grotesque

Graphic and grotesque

Rick Poynor

Hidden Treasure, in its reflection of our bodies in all their pathos and horror, has a morbid but…

 
Regeneration X

Regeneration X

Rick Poynor

Laura Oldfield Ford’s grainy Savage Messiah brings new urgency to an updated punk aesthetic. Critique by…

 
Scarcity and silence: Amc2 Journal

Scarcity and silence: Amc2 Journal

Rick Poynor

An image-led journal marries the serendipitous collisions of image-sharing sites with the physicality of…

 
The list goes on

The list goes on

Rick Poynor

Umberto Eco’s book The Infinity of Lists is erudite, informative and beautifully crafted: a contemporary…

 
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