Zoe Zimmerman: Still Life in Quarantine

Zoe Zimmerman: Still Life in Quarantine

Zoe Zimmerman has made her reputation as a photographer in black and white, using human subjects (“Of Men, Strength and Vulnerability” was one acclaimed series). But when Covid19 shut down contact with others, she needed to venture into new territory. After her...
Barbara Rachko: I’ll Take Manhattan

Barbara Rachko: I’ll Take Manhattan

We’ve all seen the photos of a city self-isolating—empty restaurants, mournful faces at apartment-house windows, supermarket shelves stripped bare—but there is an upbeat aspect to the pandemic that has ravaged New York perhaps more than any other city in the country....
Bruce Wodder: Beautiful Sadness

Bruce Wodder: Beautiful Sadness

In photography, among well-endowed museums and high-end galleries, the trend in recent years has been toward big and flashy, mammoth C-prints like those favored by Cindy Sherman, Jeff Wall, and Thomas Struth. But the medium started out small and intimate and, of...
Jeff Baker: Urban Abstractions

Jeff Baker: Urban Abstractions

When I first saw Jeff Baker’s photos, at his home and studio in Taos, NM, about five years ago, I immediately thought of Aaron Siskind, the photographer most closely associated with mid-century American abstraction. In many of his black-and-white images, Siskind...
Why Birds?

Why Birds?

By Marcie Begleiter I’ve been practicing photography for most of my adult life, sometimes as part of a professional undertaking and other times as a passionate pastime. For the most part, the taking of pictures was of a documentary nature, a visual note-taking of...