Opinions – Collector Daily https://collectordaily.com Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:31:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Summer Break https://collectordaily.com/summer-break/ https://collectordaily.com/summer-break/#respond Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:19:59 +0000 https://www.collectordaily.com/?p=45901 As has been our custom for the past several years, as the art world takes a collective vacation, so do we. At this point, Collector Daily will take a short late summer break, returning to daily posting just after Labor Day in early September.... Read more at Collector Daily.

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As has been our custom for the past several years, as the art world takes a collective vacation, so do we. At this point, Collector Daily will take a short late summer break, returning to daily posting just after Labor Day in early September.... Read more at Collector Daily.

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Irving Penn and Louise Lawler: Photographs and Pictures https://collectordaily.com/irving-penn-and-louise-lawler-photographs-and-pictures/ https://collectordaily.com/irving-penn-and-louise-lawler-photographs-and-pictures/#respond Thu, 25 May 2017 12:41:09 +0000 https://www.collectordaily.com/?p=43302 A pair of current retrospectives in New York, Irving Penn’s Centennial at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Louise Lawler’s Why Pictures Now at MoMA, coincidentally offer an unusual chance to assess two governing but antithetical attitudes toward photography in the contemporary era. I don’t know when we’ve been able before to view in the same month such a stark set of contrasting examples. The distinction in practice and intent between fine-art photographers and artists who use photography—a polarity that Marvin Heiferman formulated in the 1980s—could not be clearer than in the presentation of these two shows. Penn represents, of ... Read more at Collector Daily.

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A pair of current retrospectives in New York, Irving Penn’s Centennial at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Louise Lawler’s Why Pictures Now at MoMA, coincidentally offer an unusual chance to assess two governing but antithetical attitudes toward photography in the contemporary era. I don’t know when we’ve been able before to view in the same month such a stark set of contrasting examples. The distinction in practice and intent between fine-art photographers and artists who use photography—a polarity that Marvin Heiferman formulated in the 1980s—could not be clearer than in the presentation of these two shows. Penn represents, of ... Read more at Collector Daily.

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2017 Guggenheim Fellows in Photography https://collectordaily.com/2017-guggenheim-fellows-in-photography/ https://collectordaily.com/2017-guggenheim-fellows-in-photography/#respond Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:14:08 +0000 https://collectordaily.com/?p=41819 Here’s the list of the 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship winners in Photography (with links to their respective websites and galleries as applicable), as drawn from a full page ad in this morning’s New York Times. The entire list of current fellows (in all disciplines, including the adjacent/overlapping categories of Fine Arts and Film-Video) will ultimately be found on the foundation website (here). Marina Berio (here) Mary F. Calvert (here) Daniel W. Coburn (here) Ken Gonzales-Day (here) Thilde Jensen (here) Leigh Ledare (Mitchell-Innes & Nash page here) Michael Lundgren (here) Amanda Means (here) Shaun O’Boyle (here) Maggie Steber (here) Zoe Strauss (here and Magnum Photos page here) Brad Temkin ... Read more at Collector Daily.

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Here’s the list of the 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship winners in Photography (with links to their respective websites and galleries as applicable), as drawn from a full page ad in this morning’s New York Times. The entire list of current fellows (in all disciplines, including the adjacent/overlapping categories of Fine Arts and Film-Video) will ultimately be found on the foundation website (here). Marina Berio (here) Mary F. Calvert (here) Daniel W. Coburn (here) Ken Gonzales-Day (here) Thilde Jensen (here) Leigh Ledare (Mitchell-Innes & Nash page here) Michael Lundgren (here) Amanda Means (here) Shaun O’Boyle (here) Maggie Steber (here) Zoe Strauss (here and Magnum Photos page here) Brad Temkin ... Read more at Collector Daily.

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On Strike https://collectordaily.com/on-strike/ https://collectordaily.com/on-strike/#comments Fri, 20 Jan 2017 14:11:13 +0000 https://collectordaily.com/?p=39379

When our artists (and the galleries, museums, and other institutions that celebrate their work) go on strike in defense of their creative and personal freedoms, we firmly believe that the collectors, writers, and critics who draw energy from their passions should do so as well. We at Collector Daily take seriously our efforts to thoughtfully consider the rich diversity to be found in photography of all kinds, and consciously seek to use our own voices to affirm the inclusive, multi-cultural values that are found in those expressions. But today we stand in deliberate silence, in unequivocal support of those who take the personal and artistic ... Read more at Collector Daily.

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When our artists (and the galleries, museums, and other institutions that celebrate their work) go on strike in defense of their creative and personal freedoms, we firmly believe that the collectors, writers, and critics who draw energy from their passions should do so as well. We at Collector Daily take seriously our efforts to thoughtfully consider the rich diversity to be found in photography of all kinds, and consciously seek to use our own voices to affirm the inclusive, multi-cultural values that are found in those expressions. But today we stand in deliberate silence, in unequivocal support of those who take the personal and artistic ... Read more at Collector Daily.

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Most Read Reviews of 2016 https://collectordaily.com/most-read-reviews-of-2016/ https://collectordaily.com/most-read-reviews-of-2016/#respond Tue, 03 Jan 2017 14:04:25 +0000 https://collectordaily.com/?p=38889 Given the idiosyncratic ways stories pass through social media and gather readers in spikes and bunches, aggregate traffic statistics are a complicated and sometimes confusing measure of raw popularity. But for those who like a list, here are the reviews, articles, and essays that received the most traffic on Collector Daily in 2016, in ranked order by subject. To be clear, these are not editorial choices for some measure of “best” or “most important”, but simply sums of the raw viewership data. More abstractly, perhaps we can think of these lists as shimmery reflections of what our community found noteworthy (and worth thinking about further) this past year. The ... Read more at Collector Daily.

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Given the idiosyncratic ways stories pass through social media and gather readers in spikes and bunches, aggregate traffic statistics are a complicated and sometimes confusing measure of raw popularity. But for those who like a list, here are the reviews, articles, and essays that received the most traffic on Collector Daily in 2016, in ranked order by subject. To be clear, these are not editorial choices for some measure of “best” or “most important”, but simply sums of the raw viewership data. More abstractly, perhaps we can think of these lists as shimmery reflections of what our community found noteworthy (and worth thinking about further) this past year. The ... Read more at Collector Daily.

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2016 Guggenheim Fellows in Photography https://collectordaily.com/2016-guggenheim-fellows-in-photography/ https://collectordaily.com/2016-guggenheim-fellows-in-photography/#respond Wed, 06 Apr 2016 12:39:16 +0000 https://collectordaily.com/?p=33145 Here’s the list of the 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship winners in Photography (with links to their respective websites and galleries as applicable), as drawn from a full page ad in this morning’s New York Times. The entire list of current fellows (in all disciplines) will ultimately be found on the foundation website (here, and details here). Dru Donovan (here) Hasan Elahi (here) McNair Evans (here, Sasha Wolf Gallery page here) Lyle Ashton Harris (here, David Castillo Gallery page here) Matthew Jensen (here) Alex Majoli (Magnum Photos page here) Eileen Neff (here, Bruce Silverstein Gallery page here) Louie Palu (here) Robin Schwartz (here) Lida Suchy (here) Yvonne Venegas (here)... Read more at Collector Daily.

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Here’s the list of the 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship winners in Photography (with links to their respective websites and galleries as applicable), as drawn from a full page ad in this morning’s New York Times. The entire list of current fellows (in all disciplines) will ultimately be found on the foundation website (here, and details here). Dru Donovan (here) Hasan Elahi (here) McNair Evans (here, Sasha Wolf Gallery page here) Lyle Ashton Harris (here, David Castillo Gallery page here) Matthew Jensen (here) Alex Majoli (Magnum Photos page here) Eileen Neff (here, Bruce Silverstein Gallery page here) Louie Palu (here) Robin Schwartz (here) Lida Suchy (here) Yvonne Venegas (here)... Read more at Collector Daily.

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Editor’s Note: A Commitment to Gender Equality in Photobook Reviews https://collectordaily.com/editors-note-a-commitment-to-gender-equality-in-photobook-reviews/ https://collectordaily.com/editors-note-a-commitment-to-gender-equality-in-photobook-reviews/#comments Fri, 22 Jan 2016 14:06:02 +0000 https://collectordaily.com/?p=32133 While it may not be entirely obvious, for nearly all of the photographic categories we cover at Collector Daily, from galleries and museums to art fairs and auctions, our task is primarily a reactive one – we select what we think is the best of what is on view, on offer, or generally available for consideration and try to think critically about what we’re seeing. But we can’t control either the content or the timing of what is on the walls, in the catalogs, and in the booths –  we can only do our best to analyze what is being ... Read more at Collector Daily.

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While it may not be entirely obvious, for nearly all of the photographic categories we cover at Collector Daily, from galleries and museums to art fairs and auctions, our task is primarily a reactive one – we select what we think is the best of what is on view, on offer, or generally available for consideration and try to think critically about what we’re seeing. But we can’t control either the content or the timing of what is on the walls, in the catalogs, and in the booths –  we can only do our best to analyze what is being ... Read more at Collector Daily.

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Most Read Reviews of 2015 https://collectordaily.com/most-read-reviews-of-2015/ https://collectordaily.com/most-read-reviews-of-2015/#comments Mon, 18 Jan 2016 14:28:14 +0000 https://collectordaily.com/?p=32080 Given the idiosyncratic ways certain stories pass through social media and gather readers in spikes and bunches, aggregate traffic statistics are a complicated and sometimes confusing measure of raw popularity. But for those who like a list, here are the reviews, articles, and essays that received the most traffic on Collector Daily in 2015, in ranked order. Peter Hujar: Love & Lust (here, from 2014) 2015 Guggenheim Fellows in Photography (here) Alec Soth, Songbook @Sean Kelly (here) Richard Prince, New Portraits @Gagosian (here, from 2014) Sally Mann, Hold Still (here) Andrzej Kramarz, Invisible Maps (here) Sohrab Hura, Life is Elsewhere (here) Hester Scheurwater, ... Read more at Collector Daily.

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Given the idiosyncratic ways certain stories pass through social media and gather readers in spikes and bunches, aggregate traffic statistics are a complicated and sometimes confusing measure of raw popularity. But for those who like a list, here are the reviews, articles, and essays that received the most traffic on Collector Daily in 2015, in ranked order. Peter Hujar: Love & Lust (here, from 2014) 2015 Guggenheim Fellows in Photography (here) Alec Soth, Songbook @Sean Kelly (here) Richard Prince, New Portraits @Gagosian (here, from 2014) Sally Mann, Hold Still (here) Andrzej Kramarz, Invisible Maps (here) Sohrab Hura, Life is Elsewhere (here) Hester Scheurwater, ... Read more at Collector Daily.

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Rethinking Photographic Truth in the Digital Age https://collectordaily.com/rethinking-photographic-truth-in-the-digital-age/ https://collectordaily.com/rethinking-photographic-truth-in-the-digital-age/#respond Mon, 11 Jan 2016 15:33:31 +0000 https://collectordaily.com/?p=31961 In her catalog essay for The Memory of Time: Contemporary Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, the curator Sarah Greenough makes some bold statements about fundamental changes that she thinks have transformed photography over the last 25 years. One of her assertions is that the widespread adoption of digital information technology has fatally altered our belief in the photograph as an accurate record of events or things in the world. “The invention of digital photography forever shattered the medium’s hold on truth,” she writes. It has “undermined its supposed objectivity, and decimated its evidentiary status.” The fact that a ... Read more at Collector Daily.

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In her catalog essay for The Memory of Time: Contemporary Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, the curator Sarah Greenough makes some bold statements about fundamental changes that she thinks have transformed photography over the last 25 years. One of her assertions is that the widespread adoption of digital information technology has fatally altered our belief in the photograph as an accurate record of events or things in the world. “The invention of digital photography forever shattered the medium’s hold on truth,” she writes. It has “undermined its supposed objectivity, and decimated its evidentiary status.” The fact that a ... Read more at Collector Daily.

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2015 Guggenheim Fellows in Photography https://collectordaily.com/2015-guggenheim-fellows-in-photography/ https://collectordaily.com/2015-guggenheim-fellows-in-photography/#respond Thu, 09 Apr 2015 13:36:36 +0000 https://collectordaily.com/?p=27670 Here’s the list of the 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship winners in Photography (with links to their respective websites), as drawn from a full page ad in this morning’s New York Times. The entire list of current fellows (in all disciplines) will ultimately be found on the foundation website (here, details here). There are many familiar names this year, including two Magnum photographers. Gary Briechle (here) Miles Coolidge (ACME gallery here) Susan Lipper (here) Susan Meiselas (here, Magnum Photos page here) Arno Rafael Mikkinen (here) Richard Renaldi (here) Stuart Rome (here) Richard Rothman (here) Moises Saman (Magnum Photos page here) Kim Stringfellow (here) William S. Sutton (Regis College page ... Read more at Collector Daily.

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Here’s the list of the 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship winners in Photography (with links to their respective websites), as drawn from a full page ad in this morning’s New York Times. The entire list of current fellows (in all disciplines) will ultimately be found on the foundation website (here, details here). There are many familiar names this year, including two Magnum photographers. Gary Briechle (here) Miles Coolidge (ACME gallery here) Susan Lipper (here) Susan Meiselas (here, Magnum Photos page here) Arno Rafael Mikkinen (here) Richard Renaldi (here) Stuart Rome (here) Richard Rothman (here) Moises Saman (Magnum Photos page here) Kim Stringfellow (here) William S. Sutton (Regis College page ... Read more at Collector Daily.

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