Opinion

 
Heroes of wealth and power

Heroes of wealth and power

Magazines, Photography, Visual culture, Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

An essay published in Mack’s new ‘Discourse’ series accuses three prominent photographers of creating propaganda for global capitalism. Photo Critique by Rick Poynor
 
Godard becomes ‘Godard’

Godard becomes ‘Godard’

Book design, Photography, Visual culture, Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

In 1961, the new wave director posed for a German fashion photographer. The publicity pictures that followed are as self-reflexive as his films. Photo Critique by Rick Poynor
 
Palaces of petroleum

Palaces of petroleum

Design history, Graphic design, Photography, Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

The adventurous design of a 1960 book promoting Australia’s fossil fuel industry offers a poignant glimpse of an optimistic, unquestioning age.Photo Critique by Rick Poynor
 
The haunted shore

The haunted shore

Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

Images of spectral sea-bathers haunt the light-filled pages of Nigel Grierson’s self-published photobook. Photo Critique by Rick Poynor
 
Netherworld of crime

Netherworld of crime

Photography, Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

A new book expands upon an impressionistic photo-essay about crime by Gordon Parks, including images not published at the time. By Rick Poynor
 
Introduction Eye 100

Introduction Eye 100

John L. Walters

For this issue, eleven prominent designers have generously given up time to talk about graphic design…
 
Recolouring the past

Recolouring the past

Photography, Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

At a time when image falsification is a source of concern, the digital colourisation of documentary photographs is a retreat from the truth. Photo Critique by Rick Poynor
 
Instant object of desire

Instant object of desire

Photography, Typography, Visual culture, Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

A Polaroid photo’s aura of ephemeral uniqueness lies in its small white frame and supercharged surface. Photo Critique by Rick Poynor
 
Whiteness made strange

Whiteness made strange

Photography, Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

A brave, if flawed book of artists’ photographs addresses racism through the lens of white privilege. Photo Critique by Rick Poynor
 
Editorial Eye 54

Editorial Eye 54

One of the themes discussed in Eye 53, our ‘Brand madness special issue’, was the…
 
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