Opinion

 
Hole in the head

Hole in the head

Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

An artful book of deliberately torn, anonymous photographs from the Cold War era leaves many questions…

 
 
Cinematic view

Cinematic view

Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

A recent edition of Aperture examines the enduring affinity between two art forms. Photo Critique by Rick…

 
Twisting the alien

Twisting the alien

Reviews, Visual culture, Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

Set to minimalist techno, Arthur Jafa’s APEX is a cycle of images that illuminate the condition of black…

 
Scenes from an imperfect world

Scenes from an imperfect world

Visual culture, Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

Even Don McCullin expressed doubts about his photographs of war and suffering. What is their message…

 
Emotion pictures

Emotion pictures

Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

Alex Prager’s ravishing tableaux mix glamour and unease. Photo Critique by Rick Poynor

 
Mining the ruins

Mining the ruins

Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

When petrol replaced coal, the island of Hashima lost its purpose and slowly decayed. Rick Poynor…

 
Editorial Eye 96

Editorial Eye 96

Magazines, Editorial

John L. Walters

Magazine special issue, part one

 
Enigmas of abstraction

Enigmas of abstraction

Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

Photography records with startling accuracy. Why use it to create non-representational images? Photo…

 
Different kinds of marginal

Different kinds of marginal

Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

Diane Arbus’s unsparing images retain their power to discomfit. Photo Critique by Rick Poynor

 
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