Art, Photography and Architecture
Mariana Griswold Van Rensselaer brought a distinct sensibility to American landscape criticism that evolved from her knowledge of art and architecture and from her belief in the value of science. Because of the anonymity typical of editorials in nineteenth century magazines and scant attention paid to her writings on landscape architecture, scholars have failed to celebrate her as one of the major figures in American landscape history.
In celebration of Wild River's launch of "Brief Eulogies at Roadside Shrines," we invite you to stop a moment, create a shrine and photograph it. Or maybe photograph a shrine you find on the street. Post it on our Facebook Page - Brief Eulogies at Roadside Shrines.
Harvey Finkle is a documentary still photographer whose interests are social, political, economic and cultural. His career has centered on photographing marginalized and disenfranchised communities and their movements, including low income and homeless families, refugees and immigrants, the disabled and the Deaf, as well as groups working for economic equality, peace, justice, human rights and civil rights.
This winter the Delaware River formed an ice shelf extending far out from shore, so when given the opportunity to photograph Turiya, I asked if they wanted to try something try something a little different.
They graciously agreed and we headed out onto the ice. Here is a little video of our shoot accompanied by Turiya’s unique sound.
When Hudlin was a young girl...she asked her parents to send her to a different school, they told her, “This is your journey to be introduced to each individual human being - so you don’t recreate the stereotypes of every race.”
Can you comment on how paintings/your paintings differ from photography?
Dick Perez: A subject passing through the eyes, the mind, soul, and the hand of a visual artist (as compared to a photographer) is prone to a more profound interpretation. In that sense it is as the great French painter Edgar Degas says, “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
Pediatrician Jerry Ehrlich said he “stuffed the children’s drawings into the pages of the New York Times,” to get them out of Africa without detection. The humanitarian group for which he had volunteered his services, Doctors without Borders, would have confiscated the drawings had they found them.
Had I ever been that brutally honest with myself? I slunk to a bench on the mall, sat in the sunshine and decided to give it a try. Ok, babies. What to do about babies? Let's think it through.
Matthäi grew up in a small town near Dresden in former East Germany behind the Iron Curtain, the oldest of three sisters. As a young girl, she dreamed of becoming both a super athlete and a medical doctor. Her mother, a school teacher, died at a young age, after which Matthäi and her sisters lived under the care of their father who worked as the head of the local train station. By the time she was in her teens, Matthäi knew she wanted to leave East Germany.
Once upon a time, Pamela Tanner Boll, a poet, painter, former Wall-Street trader, and mother to three sons, wondered how other mothers went about re-entering the world of the fine arts.
Mathews, if you haven’t guessed, is one of those rare artists who can capture the essence of the subject with a few deft strokes of the brush and without too much fuss or advance planning. I have been representing his work now for close to eight years, but have been collecting it for much longer.
Joe Scorsone and Alice Drueding (Scorsone/Drueding aka sdposters.com) have been designing posters together since 1986. They are also faculty members in the Graphic and Interactive Design program at Tyler School of Art of Temple University.
She has taught at the University of California, Berkeley, where she was a tenured professor and at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. I was first introduced to her through her photographic works, which pull the viewer into the essence of the object, much like a great poem or a wonderful piece of literature will do. Who could capture sand bursting through a shell I wondered?
"Faces of Ecuador" photographs by Gabriel Amadeus Cooney, part one of three.
It’s not every documentary that compels me to stay up writing most of the night and that weighs heavily on my mind for days. But then again Who Does She Think She Is? is not your average documentary. Directed by Pamela Tanner Boll, mother of three, writer and documentarian, the film looks at the under-representation of mothers in the arts and other creative fields.
You’re quiet and peaceful, summering safe at home
You’d never think there was a bloody war on!...
yes, you would…why, you can hear the guns.
Hark! Thud, thud, thud,—quite soft…they never cease—
Those whispering guns—O Christ, I want to go out
And screech at them to stop—I’m going crazy;
I’m going stark, staring mad because of the guns...
"To see the world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour…"
"Auguries of Innocence," William Blake
Behind his face and story, there are some surprises. “I was really shy when I was little,” he says. “Photography helped me confront my shyness, and made it possible to meet and open up to people.”