Maurice Berger writes for the New York Times Lens Blog on recent ICP-Bard MFA alumnus Kim Weston's work: "...Seen, Unseen, Ms. Weston’s contribution to her class’s thesis group show, focuses on her mother’s family in Cheraw, S.C. The artist, who is part African-American, Native American and Irish, initially found the process of photographing her relatives… Continue reading What the Camera Sees, and Doesn’t See
Tell me about the title of your show.The title Reconstructions comes from the Reconstruction Era a period in our country after the civil war that focused on the transformation of the Southern States. It was a significant chapter in the history of civil rights in the US, so the title lends itself to that term,… Continue reading Interview With Nona Faustine
Photography has this incredible breadth to it. Photographs have been made of everything from DNA and microorganisms to stars, galaxies and nebulas. Pictures have come back to us from the farthest reaches of space and the depths of the ocean, from high above us and deep underground. What photography is also fantastic at is using… Continue reading Discovering New Worlds
I changed my mind about Picasso's Bull's Head as I wondered about its childlike ease. At first It frustrated me that I did not use to think as much about objects around me as I had ought to do. In the creating process the creator will often reach out, - far away. I would drive to a trash place near my highschool… Continue reading Picasso’s Bull’s Head.
My initial reaction to the pressures of grad school was to cling on to photographers whose work I thought was beautiful. I felt overwhelmed by the multitude of directions I could take my work, and thought (rightly so) that looking at other artists' work would spur me on. I decided on Rinko Kawauchi, and started… Continue reading A Lesson in Liking