Tag Archives: John Szarkowski

A3 Research – Survivors in Ukraine: Stephen Shore

Background Stephen Shore’s Survivors in Ukraine (1) is highly relevant as research for assignment 3. It documents a community, albeit one defined by age and ethnicity as opposed to geography, and Shore, in this instance, might be described as a connected outsider. … Continue reading

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Windows

Following on from researching John Szarkowski’s concept of categorising photographs into mirrors or windows (see here) this exercise delves into my archive to find photographs that represent the second of these two view points, the window, having previously looked at mirrors here. A photograph that might be … Continue reading

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Mirrors

Following on from researching John Szarkowski’s concept of categorising photographs into mirrors or windows (see here) this exercise delves my archive to find photographs that represent the first of these two view points. A photograph that might be called a mirror will tend … Continue reading

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John Szarkowski: Mirrors and Windows

In 1978 John Szarkowski curated Mirrors and Windows: American Photography since 1960 at the Museum of Modern Art; in the same year the exhibition catalogue was published as a book of the same name (1). The exhibition explored Szarkowski’s theory … Continue reading

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Portraits Revisited

Influenced by looking at Bill Brandt, August Sander, and Frank Meadow Sutcliffe I completed the exercises either side of assignment one in black and white; this has been interesting and there is no doubt that monochrome continues to play an … Continue reading

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A Portrait of Diane Arbus

John Szarkowski believed that Diane Arbus’ “enlarged sense of reality” made her work unique but he also saw that there was value in helping her contextulise her contemporary anthropologies and in 1964 encouraged  her to study August Sander’s work (1). It is … Continue reading

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