Women Crush Wednesday: Kumi Oguro

Using female models, I create a world just next to our reality. The images might look like they tell a story, but there is no narrative, no logic. In that way, they are close to our dreams, or at least mine. The combination of opposed elements, such as the fragile and the destructive, the eerie and the absurd, the tragic and the playful, is a very important part of my creation.

Current Feature: Richard Mosse

Through the lens of Richard Mosse's weaponized camera, the subjects are visible only as figures of glowing white light. The serial heat readings capture radiant beings amidst a dark textured landscape, emulating a negative print instead of a positive one.

Interview: Charlie Rubin

Charlie Rubin’s work is a meditation and an exploration of the ordinary, with a twist, dissolving the line between artificial and real. At its core, Rubin presents a visualization of a change in culture.


The Archives: Ann Hamilton

Born in Lima, Ohio, in 1956, Ann Hamilton received a BFA in textile design from the University of Kansas in 1979 and an MFA in sculpture from the Yale School of Art in 1985. From 1985 to 1991, she taught on the faculty of the University of California at Santa Barbara. Hamilton has served on the faculty of The Ohio State University since 2001, where she is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Art.

Women Crush Wednesday: Sophie Barbasch

When I think of family dynamics, I think of a cycle more than any one feeling. I think of waves--we are coming together and drifting apart. The reference to an earthquake in the title—of fault lines—is meant to suggest a more chaotic separation. I see all of us riding these waves, negotiating these fault lines, trying to come to terms with conflict.

Current Feature: Sally Gall

Sally Gall Interview by Steve Miller

STEVE MILLER: I saw your show Aerial and it blew me away. No one would guess that it’s laundry. Without any context for the series, a number of people guess sea creatures first. Was that an intentional enigma?


Interview: Luiza Pârvu & Toma Peiu

"I think the point of view of the surveillance camera, represents the god's point of view, and the living people are mostly like ants [...] It's captured just because the surveillance camera happened to be looking at this tragedy, but it kind of shares the objective cold point of view, which looks at us when we are at work, but also looks at us when there's bomb or plane crash."

The Archives: Hassan Hajjaj

Hassan Hajjaj's photographs are overflowing with dualities, a result of a blending of Moroccan and British culture that has given him and his work a distinct, multicultural identity. Born in 1961 in Larache, Morocco, Hajajj moved to London in 1975 at the age of thirteen. Thousands of Moroccans had immigrated to Western Europe throughout the French occupation of the country in the first half of the twentieth century. 

Women Crush Wednesday: Sara Macel

I felt like I found her secret diary. What do these photographs mean? Why were they sealed up in the bottom of this suitcase? And that led to the broader questions of: what version of the truth gets passed down to the next generation and what stories do we keep locked in our hearts? And what kind of woman was my grandmother before she became a wife and mother? What were her options in terms of love and how have those choices or pressures shifted from her generation to mine? What did she think about when she was alone and what did that look like? These were some of the questions I had when I began this series.

Women Crush Wednesday: Coco Amardeil

I was drawn in by the kids. The millenials are an age group that fascinate me - they are so often criticized for being either ‘entitled’ or too driven - it seems like they can’t win, during a transitional period of their lives that is already challenging.