Photography and Culture


 Camera-Ready Victorians, on the digitization of the William Henry Fox Talbot catalogue raisonné

Photography in Motion: Collecting Photobooks, on the state of the photobook

A Picture Sparks 1,000 Words, Including These 3: Is It Fake? on accusation that a World Press photo was faked

Covering Walker Evans, review of Covering Walker Evans at the Carpenter Center for the Arts


Nothing Personal, Richard Avedon's Intimate Portraits of America at Pace/MacGill

An Evolution of Style, on David Hockney at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

A Lesson in Richard Serra at David Zwirner

Thomas Struth at Marian Goodman

The Rise of the Cleveland Art Museum


Through the Eyes of Robert Frank, review of Robert Frank: Sideways at the Bowdoin College Art Museum

Close-Up, review of Diane Arbus: In the Beginning at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Extra-Ordinary Pictures. review of Ordinary Pictures at the Walker Art Center

Blueprints, review of Cyanotypes: Photography’s Blue Period at the Worcester Art Museum

Behold the Lowly Snapshot, review of Unfinished Stories: Snapshots from the Peter J. Cohen Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Sum of its Parts, review of Serial Intent at the Akron Museum of Art


Historian with a Camera, review of Antebellum Portraits by Mathew Brady and Lincoln’s Contemporaries at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery

Picturing Pittsburgh: A Walk Through the Photo Files of the FSA

The History of Photography in 100 Images, review of The Shape of Things: Photographs from Robert B. Menschel at the Museum of Modern Art