Photographer Stéphan Gladieu Documents the Congolese Street Children Turning Waste into Wonder

Photography #costumes #masks #plastic #Stéphan Gladieu September 2, 2022 Gabrielle Lawrence All images © Stéphan Gladieu, shared with permission So dramatic, so strong, so visual,” artist Stephen Gladieu said of his first encounter with the revival of an ancestral folk art movement in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Kinshasa is the capital of Congo but … Read more

Lourdes Grobet, Iconic Mexican Photographer of Lucha Libre, Dies at 81

Lourdes Grobet, “La Venus” from the series La double lucha (The double struggle) (1981–1982), black-and-white photograph, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; purchased through the Board of Advisors Acquisition Fund (© Lourdes Grobet, photo courtesy Hammer Museum) Lourdes Grobet, the Mexican artist whose photographs celebrated the world of lucha libre with dignity and candor, died on July … Read more

Lourdes Grobet, Photographer of Lucha Libre Legends, Is Dead at 81 – ARTnews.com

Lourdes Grobet, the multifaceted Mexican artist who immortalized lucha libre legends with her camera lens, has died at 81. Over four decades, she carried out experiments in video, performance, and photography that explored the social reality of Mexico’s working class of the 20th century. Her most lauded images feature heroes and villains of the spectacular … Read more

White Artist Slammed Online for Copying the Work of a Black Photographer

Left: Still from Blue, directed by Dayday (screenshot Valentina Di Liscia/Hyperallergic via Vimeo); right: Gala Knörr, “Young Cowboy” (2022) (used with permission from the Guggenheim Museum) A painting currently on view at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao depicts a Black figure in a cowboy hat glancing over his shoulder against an abstract background of field … Read more

Modern Madagascar’s greatest photographer | Apollo Magazine

From the July/August 2022 issue of Apollo. Preview and subscribe here. In the first retrospective exhibition devoted to the Malagasy photographer Ramily (1939–2017), there are many portraits of the man himself. He has a look; his thick hair swept back like a mid-century movie star, one lock falling forwards. In the black-and-white photos, he wears … Read more

Kuwaiti-Palestinian Photographer Dies at 60 – ARTnews.com

Tarek Al-Ghoussein, a widely praised Kuwaiti-born photographer whose work dealt with displacement in the Middle East, died at 60 in New York on Saturday, according to the Third Line, the Dubai gallery that represents him. A representative for the gallery said a cause of death had not yet been confirmed. Al-Ghoussein’s photography had garnered acclaim, … Read more

Photographer Laurie Kang Ditches the Image – ARTnews.com

Photography, lately, is obsessed with apologizing for itself—for its unavoidable, othering power dynamics; for the vulnerability that accompanies visibility. At least this is true for many artists with so-called “photo-based practices,” whose work imagines photography for the gallery as distinct from that for the page, often incorporating 3D elements or unconventional displays. Writer Maggie Nelson … Read more

Controversial Photographer Ron Galella Dies at 91—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines THE SCENE UPTOWN. The Met Galaaka the Costume Institute Gala, took place last night in New York, and toasted the opening of the second part of the exhibition “In America: An Anthology of Fashion.” The sartorial … Read more

A Photographer Captures the Magic of Venice’s Churches

With its labyrinthine alleyways and plazas that magically unfold at the turn of a corner, Venice has captured the imagination of artists and romantics throughout the centuries. It is perhaps one of the most photographed, painted, and written about cities in the world — which makes pursuing an artistic project in Venice quite the tall … Read more

The Prescient Politics of a Seminal Conceptual Photographer

LOS ANGELES — In a press release for a past exhibition in Berlin, Phel Steinmetz described himself as “interested but not as committed to” political and social issues as his colleagues at the University of California, San Diego, a cohort that included seminal conceptual photographers Allan Sekula, Martha Rosler, and Fred Lonider. Steinmetz, who was … Read more