Opinion: Visual culture

 
Godard becomes ‘Godard’

Godard becomes ‘Godard’

Visual culture, Critique / Photography

In 1961, the new wave director posed for a German fashion photographer. The publicity pictures that…

 
Instant object of desire

Instant object of desire

Visual culture, Critique / Photography

A Polaroid photo’s aura of ephemeral uniqueness lies in its small white frame and supercharged surface.…

 
Scalpel sharp

Scalpel sharp

Critique / Photography, Visual culture

A UK retrospective examines the explosive photomontages of feminist artist Linder, from the shock of her…

 
A confederacy of lunches

A confederacy of lunches

Visual culture, Critique / Photography

A text-only book argues that ‘social’ photography is more about self-documentation than aesthetics. By…

 
Catalogue of things

Catalogue of things

Visual culture, Critique / Photography

A close relative’s colour slides show a densely layered record of everyday life. Photo Critique by Rick…

 
Streets without people

Streets without people

Visual culture, Critique / Photography

Emigre’s Rudy VanderLans explores the clotted terrain of Tokyo’s Shibuya and Shinjuku districts with the…

 
Twisting the alien

Twisting the alien

Reviews, Visual culture, Critique / Photography

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

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

 
Colour field

Colour field

Visual culture, Critique / Photography

By choosing colour over black-and-white, Joel Meyerowitz pioneered a new type of American street…

 
Graphic language of the wall

Graphic language of the wall

Visual culture, Critique / Photography

Brassaï’s photographs of graffiti with handwritten typographic treatments made striking, almost punkish…

 
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