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Frederik Buyckx’s almost mystical Kyrgyzstan photos

According to professional photographers, correct exposure is crucial to successful winter photography. While at it, they would also be quick to remind you of the challenges of this type of photography. These include the trickery of snow. Moreover, a good standby filter acts as a perfect polarizer. On top of that, the camera’s focus …

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Dawoud Bey’s somber Night Coming Tenderly, Black project

Night Coming Tenderly, Black is the work of photographer Dawoud Bey. It consists of large-scale portraits that dive into the literary history as it tries to re-create the practice of the slaves escaping on the Underground Railroad. When Bey visited the outskirts of Cleveland in 2017, he realized that the landscape did not primarily …

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Why Gordon Matta-Clark cut holes in buildings – Conical Intersect

For the 1975 Paris Biennale, Gordon Matta-Clark made big cone-shaped holes in two buildings near the Centre Georges Pompidou. The action took place in Les Halles, a neighborhood that was being demolished. Matta-Clark aimed to permit passers-by to peek through to the Centre Pompidou while it had been under construction. Conical Intersect (1975) was …

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Lewis Baltz’s Park City – Criticism of 1970s real estate growth

Who was Lewis Baltz? Lewis Baltz had his unique way of photography and art presentation. Most of his works focused on bringing out the beauty of scenes where destruction and desolation vibrated. His images reflected power, influence, and human beings’ control over their subjects. Park City In one of his popular works, the Industrial Park …

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Cindy Sherman - Untitled Film Still #43, 1979 feat

Cindy Sherman’s Untitled film stills – Her groundbreaking self portraits

Who is Cindy Sherman? Cindy Sherman was born in 1954 in New Jersey. She grew up in Long Beach, immersed in the television and film culture of the era. This period was shaped by nuclear war worries, capitalism, and the growing blitz of images selling all sorts of commercial products, including cigarettes, washing machines, bras, …

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Gordon Matta-Clark – How to split a house in two?

Who was Gordon Matta-Clark? Gordon Matta-Clark was a well-known artist who was primarily active in New York in the 1970s before his death at the age of 35. Even though he went to school to study architecture, he has never professionally practiced this career. Matta-Clark was one of the most persuasive American artists that set …

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Richard Avedon’s famous beekeeper portrait – The story behind

Who was Richard Avedon? Richard Avedon was an American fashion and portrait photographer born on May 15, 1923. According to an obituary published in the New York Times, “his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America’s image of style, beauty, and culture for the last half-century.” Richard Avedon was passionate about theater from his early …

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Stephen Dupont’s Afghanistan photos – Live In the warzone

Australia has a couple of documentary photographers and Stephen Dupont is one of the most renowned and awarded. He’s also a photojournalist that has participated in several risky photographic scenes. He has an edge over the world, focusing on producing extraordinary photo essays from some of the most dangerous countries, such as Afghanistan. Dupont’s …

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Some of Vito Acconci’s most influential performances

Who was Vito Acconci? Vito Acconci is one of the most influential American artists. He was a poet, an architect, and a pioneer of performance art. Acconci is commemorated in art history for his artworks, including the ones we are going to discuss in this article. Influence His artwork involved crossing the boundaries, including the …

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Keith Arnatt’s Self Burial – Watch this artist disappear

Keith Arnatt (1930-2008) is renowned for his conceptual work. Arguably, his most well-known and recognizable work is titled Self Burial (1969). Self Burial Self Burial is a series of nine photographs, with each depicting Arnatt seemingly disappearing into a hole dug on the ground. Anyone watching the series would conclude that Arnatt is committing …

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Artist Richard Long’s groundbreaking A line made by walking

The photograph reveals a straight line receding towards tall bushes and trees. It is a straight line of trampled grass that appears in a field. Below the image, the writing says A Line Made By Walking and England 1967. The whole artwork is a documentation of Richard Long’s land artwork. It documents his work: …

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