All tagged AIPAD 2018

On The Run: Interview with Dawoud Bey

Dawoud: My work is not intended to demystify the myths surrounding the Underground Railroad since they are not documentary photographs, but the project is meant to provoke the imagination around that history. It aims to give it a resonant visualization and make that history come alive in the photographic object. The work is intended to place the viewer in a liminal space in between the past and present, and between fact and fiction.

Alec Soth: A Room for Solace at AIPAD

Alec: When I photograph people, I try to be honest about who I am and what I’m doing. Just as I’m involved in reading a subject’s body language, they are undoubtedly reading mine. I try not to fabricate this language. If I’m nervous, I’ll show them my nervousness. If I’m confident, I’ll show them that. If I want people to be real for me, then I try to be real to them.