Edward Steichen

Talk to most any professional photographer today and Edward Steichen (1879-1973) is acknowledged as an influence and respected for his pioneering work that helped establish the medium as fine art. He bucked conventional standards as he experimented with filters  ...

Carleton Watkins: The Art of Perception

It may come as news to Ansel Adams fans that a photographer working 100 years earlier took a series of photographs of Yosemite Valley that surpass Adams’ own work there in immediacy, composition, and lushness of detail. It may  ...

Alex Katz Paints Ada

Alex Katz Paints Ada Jewish Museum New York website Ada and Alex (1980) Life is funny. We're in public even when we don't want to be, and someone's always watching. The process of being  ...

Hamburger Bahnhof – Berlin

Standing near the site where an enormous new railroad station is being constructed in the heart of Berlin, the Hamburger Bahnhof is a station from the 19th century which has been gloriously preserved and converted into the Museum fur  ...

Georgia O’Keeffe: The Poetry of Things

It's a shame, really, that Georgia O'Keeffe and her work have been co-opted for so many agendas other than an unfettered appreciation of her great art. Feminists have politicized her history (perfectly legitimate for them to do, of course,  ...