The Pulitzer Prize-winning author is just one of many artists from Appalachia who are probing the crisis in their work, while taking pains to ensure that it doesn’t define the region and its people.
Documentary photography aims to portray reality and help transform the world.
If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, people now need to pause and wonder whether it actually hatched from an egg.
In less than a year the newsletter has become important and influential, offering a new way of appreciating African photography.
Yevonde was a celebrated portraitist, innovative colourist and advocate for women in the profession. In short, a pioneer.
Whereas ‘the camera sees everything, but captures nothing,’ courtroom artists can channel the emotional highs and lows of a trial through a single image.
Binding Ties is the first Australian survey exhibition of Catherine Opie, one of the world’s leading photographic artists, at the Heide Museum of Modern Art in Melbourne.
Almost 4,000 Australian plant species have never been photographed in the field, particularly in remote corners of the country. Without a proper record, they could die out without us even knowing.
Andy Warhol and Photography: A Social Media at the Art Gallery of South Australia is a brilliant new exhibition into the little explored side of the pop master.
Smartphone cameras tend to be more advanced than their clunky, point-and-shoot predecessors. But the allure of cameras from the early 2000s reflects a broader search for meaning.
Sydneyphiles remounts Yang’s 1977 exhibition, documenting mainstream Sydney and the illegal gay party scene.
To read a “memoir” by Janet Malcolm is to enter a realm where the very idea of memoir will be treated with mistrust.
Susan Sontag’s sense of the danger of a photographic relationship to reality is not only relevant today, but positively prescient.
A new image has been taken of the whole Earth 50 years after the first - revealing noticeable changes to its surface.
Through the choice of images in publications, women and children of colour in low and middle income countries were treated with less dignity and respect than those in high income countries.
Bringing colour and emotional depth, Baunbach’s adaptation is a good companion to DeLillo’s searing novel.
In a 1959 essay, Capote noted how Avedon seemed to capture ‘every hard-earned crow’s foot’ in his subjects – perhaps not realizing that he would one day be photographed by that same unvarnished gaze.
Dora Maar was an outstanding photographer but her work has been overshadowed by the fact that she was Pablo Picasso’s partner.
John Banville calls Mrs Eckdorf in O'Neill’s Hotel, ‘an inexplicably neglected 20th-century masterpiece’. Carol Lefevre shares her fascination with William Trevor’s ‘crazed’ photographer Ivy Eckdorf.
From plane stairs that lead nowhere to paintings of empty towns, these artists depict the experience of Albanian immigrants.