Coleman, A.D., Critical Focus

Coleman Index

Critical focus

Coleman, A.D. (1995) Critical focus. Tucson, AZ.: Nazraeli Press.


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Postmodernism’s hostility to and fear of the faculty of sight is a matter of public record. “The gaze,” a purportedly ancient, secret technique of domi­nation hitherto practiced only by men, has been widely identified and demonized as a modern version of the “evil eye.” The literature abounds with snide references to “scopophilia,” a pejorative neologism that trans­lates as “the love of looking”; in this construct, the very act of seeing stands frequently accused of inherent, pathological voyeurism, with photography as its most pernicious instrument.


So far as I’m aware, no one professing these convictions has had the courage to follow the pertinent Biblical injunction, “If thine eye offend thee, cast it out.” But small wonder that the art around which this theory circles offers so little that rewards visual attention; in a climate of such hysterical revulsion at optical experience, who would want to be caught giving or receiving pleasure via the retina?

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Contents

Introduction by Bill Jay

Preface

Letter from:

New York, No. I
Christian Boltanski

New York, No. 2
Garry Winogrand

New York, No. 4
Diane Arbus, Alice Neel

Jerusalem/Tel Aviv/New York, No. 5
“Anne Frank in the World”, Starn Twins

New York, No. 5a
Minor White

New York/Washington/ Rockport, No. 7
Robert Mapplethorpe, Andres Serrano, International Photography Congress

Amsterdam/New York, No. 8
Gerrit Rietveld Academy Symposium Holland Foto 89

New York, No. 9
Krysztof Wodiczko

New York, No. 10
“In Our Time”; “Image World”

New York, No. 11
Cindy Sherman, W Eugene Smith, Annette Lemieux

New York, No. r2
“Photography Until Now”

New York, No. 13
Pierre Molinier

Arles, No. r7
RIP, 1990

Philadelphia/New York, No. r8
Larry Clark

Lausanne, No. r9
“One Hundred Photographers from the East”

New York, No. 21
Nan Goldin, Barbara Kruger

New York, No. 24
Sophie Calle, Richard Misrach

Letter from:

New York, No. 26
Romare Bearden, Catalina Parra, Sebastiao Salgado, Joel-Peter Witkin

New York, No. 27
John Baldessari

New York, No. 29
David Salle

“Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort”

New York, No. 30
Laurie Simmons, Jeff Koons

New York, No. 31
Nicholas and Bebe Nixon

New York, No. 32
William Wegman, Deborah Turbeville, Hiroshi Sugimoto

Houston, No. 34
FotoFest 1992

New York, No. 36
Sally Mann, Jock Sturges

New York, No. 37
Mario Cravo Neto, Luis Gonzalez Palma

New York, No. 39
Madonna: Sex

New York, No. 40
Carrie Mae Weems

New York, No. 43
“Christian Boltanski: Books, Prints, Printed Matter, Ephemera”,
“Photography in Contemporary Germany Art”, Arthur Danto

Prague/New York, No. 47
Prague House of Photography

Acknowledgements

About the Author

Index


Index A-C

A

Adams, Ansel 2 7

Allard, William Albert 40

Alpert, Max 140

Apostol, Alexander 142

Arbus, Diane 20-21

Arrouye, Jean 42

Avedon, Richard 129

B

Baldessari, John 113-rr6

Baldwin, Fred 13 8, 144

Banka, Pavel 172, 174

Barros, Ricardo T. 34

Bayer, Herbert 140

Bearden, Romare 102-104, 141

Becher, Bernd and Hilla 168

Bengis, Ingrid 5 4

Benteler, Petra 13 8

Berman, Wallace 52

Beuys, Joseph 167

Bickerton, Ashley 54, 127

Birgus, Vladimir 42

Boltanski, Christian 15-16, 165, 169

Brenner, Frederic 166

Brigman, Anne 167

Brotmeyer, Gary rr9

Bruce, Roger 39

Brzoska, Vistan 87

Buduytis 75

Bunnell, Peter 26, 26-31

Burson, Nancy 52

C

Cahan, Susan 62, 64

Calle, Sophie 97-99

Callis, Jo Ann 120

Capa, Cornell 50

Capa, Robert 47

Capkova, Gabriela 172

Caslin, Jean 143

Chambi, Martin 141

Charlesworth, Bruce 120

Charlesworth, Sarah 5 2

Chegin, Andrey 141

Cheim, John 20-21

Chi, Tseng Kwong 143

Cichosz, Krzystof 89

Clark, Larry 79-82, 93

Clegg and Gutmann 52

Clifford, Jane 68

Cowin, Eileen rr9

Cravo Neto, Mario 142, 156

Cremin, Lisa 12 8

Cumming, Robert 52


D-L

D

D’Amato, Sen. Al(fonse) 34

D’Amico, Alicia 142

Danco, Arthur 165-167

Davidson, Bruce 48

Day, F. Holland 3 8

de Keyzer, Carl 90

de la Calle, Benjamin 141

de Moulin, Ray 73

Delpire, Robert 50

Depardon, Raymond 90

diCorcia, Philip-Lorca 121

Dorys, Benedykt Jerzy 87

Drtikol, Frantisek 74, 77, 173

Dufek, Antonin 172

Duras, Marguerite 98

Dutton, Allen A. 141

E

Eggleston, William 121

Emerson, P.H. 42

Eperjesi, Agnes 89

Erwitt, Elliott 42, 49

Evans, Walker 68

F

Facio, Sara 142

Farova, Gabina 76

Ferrez, Marc 141

Finch, Nigel 3 6

Fink, Larry II 9

Frank, Otto 2 3-24

Frank, Robert 52, 68, 79, 80,93

Frankl, Aljona 87

Freed, Leonard 48, 90

Friedlander, Lee 68

G

Galassi, Peter rr 9

Garcia, Estaban 141

Garduno, Flor 142

Garrels, Gary 167

Geldzahler, Henry II 7

Gibson, Ralph 79

Glinn, Burt 40, 49

Glueck, Grace 3 3

Goldin, Nan 93-94

Gonzalez Palma, Luis , 41, 157

Gowin, Emmet 147

Gran Fury 51

Grundberg, Andy 93

Gryger, Stepan 172

Grzywacz, Bernard 87

Gurdjieff, G. 29

H

Haacke, Hans 52

Halas, Istvan 89

Hanhardt, John G. 51

Hanke, Jifi 172

Hartwig, Edward 89

Heath, Dave 88

Heiferman, Marvin, 51

Heinecken, Robert, 52

Heinrich, AnneMarie, 142

Hellnwein, Gottfried, 87

Helms, Jesse 34

Henri, Florence , 140

Hermanowicz, Marius

Hivkind, Dov 34

Hoeneveldt, Herman, 42

Holmes, Claudette, 140

Hopper, Dennis 42

Hughes, Jim 60

I

J

Jaar, Alfredo

Jacobs, Joseph 64

Jama, Waldemar, 87

Jay, Bill 42

Jury, Mark and Dan 129

K

Kardos, Sandor 8 8

Kazlauskas, J uozas 7 5

Kenyon, Colleen 121

Keshishian, Garo 90

Kessels, Willy 7 4

Key, Wilson Bryan rr5

Kiefer, Anselm 168

Kiesling, Gerhard 90

Kirstel, Richard 18

Kizny, Tomasz 87

Klein, Astrid 168

Kline, Nathan 62

Kolar, Jiri 174

Kolar, Viktor 172

Koons,Jeff 54, 125-127

Koudelka, Joseph 89

Kozlik, Vladimir 172

Kreeger, David Lloyd 34

Krims, Les 166

Kruger, Barbara 51, 52, 95-96

Kunes, Ales 172

L

Lacouture, Jean 49

Lefevre, Didier 90

Leibovitz, Annie 161

Lemieux, Annette 52, 62-64

Levine, Sherrie 52

Levinthal, David 54

Lhotak, Zdenek 172

Lifson, Ben 1 8

Lurie, David 4 5

Lynes, George Platt 3 8


M-R

M

Macijauskas, Aleksandras 7 5

Majore, Frank 52, 120

Mann, Sally rr9, 146-149

Mapplethorpe, Robert 30, 33-36

Mara, Pavel 76, 89

Marcus, Helen 3 8

Mark, Mary Ellen 91

Markowski, Stanislaw 90

Mayer, Becky 142

McCollum, Allan 52

McLuhan, Marshall 27

Meatyard, Ralph Eugene 166,167

Medvigy, Gabor 89

Meisel, Steven 160-162

Meiselas, Susan 76, 91

Mesple, Louis 76

Michailov, Boris 167

Michals, Duane 3 8

Mikhailovsky, Wilhelm 90

Misrach, Richard 77,

100-101

Moholy, Lucia 140

Moholy-Nagy, Laszlo 140

Molinier, Pierre 70-71

Monterosso, Jean-Luc 44,

72-74

Morgan, Barbara 89

Morris, Kirk 60

Moskaleva, Galina 141

Mrazkova, Daniela 172

Mi.iller, Thomas 144

Mumford, Lewis 27

N

Nadvornik, Pavel 89

Neel, Alice 20-21

Newhall, Beaumont 49, 65, 67

Newman, Arnold 40, 42

Nilsson, Lennart 140

Nixon, Nicholas and Bebe 128-130

Novak, Lorie 121

O

Obando, Jorg 141

Ollman, Arthur 40

Orr-Cahall, Dr. Christina 34-35

Ouspensky, P. D. 29

P

Paik, Nam June 54-56

Palfi, Marion 68

Papageorge, Tod 18

Parra, Catalina 104-105

Pastor, Suzanne E. 172

Peter, Richard 87

Peterhans, Walter 140

Phillips, Lisa 5 o

Pledge, Robert 42

Podlesnov, Sergei 90

Pohribny, Jan 172

Polke, Sigmar 168

Potapov, Valery 141

Prazmowski, Wojciech 141

Prekop, Rudo 172, 174

Prince, Richard 40, 5 2

Pruszkowski, Krzysztof 89

Q

R

Rambow, Gi.inter 42

Rauschenberg, Robert 52

Richards, Eugene 91

Richter, Gerhard 166

Ridzenieks, Vilis 87

Riis, Jacob 167

Ritchin, Fred 49-50, 106-107

Robbe-Grillet, Alain 98

Rodriguez, Meliton 141

Rodriguez, Sebastian 141

Ross, David 13 3

Rubenis, Modris 87

Rubinfien, Leo 18

Ruff, Thomas 166

Ruscha, Ed 5 4

Russell, John 33

Ruzicka, D.J. 173


S-Z

S

Salcedo, Bernardo 142

Salgado, Sebastiao 91, 105-109

Salle, David n7-rr8

Sarris, Andrew 160

Saudek,Jan 77,174

Savescu, Emilian 90

Semien, Joe 15 2

Serrano, Andres 34, 3 8-40

Sheffer, Michael 89

Sherman, Cindy 20, 5 2, 57-58, 120

Shook, Melissa 147

Sidorsky, David 39

Silverio, Robert 172

Simart, Pierre-Charles 68

Simmons, Laurie 52, 121, 123-124

Simpson, Lorna 51

Smith, W. Eugene 60-62, 79,

Sobieszek, Robert 39

Sommer, Frederick II2

Spuris, Egon 8 8

Squiers, Carol 40

Stanko, Vasil r72

Stano, Tono 75, r72

Starn, Doug and Mike 25, 159

Stecha, Pavel 90

Stern, Grete r42

Sturges, Jock II9, r 50-r 5 5

Sudek, Joseph 89, r73, r74

Sugimoto, Hiroshi r36-r37

Svolik, Miro 76, 89, r72

Szarkowski, John r 8, 65-68, 121

Szilagyi, Lenke 90

T

Teige, Karel I4I

Thompson, John 140

Tomaszczuk, Zbigniew 89

Tomaszewski, Tomasz 87

Tress, Arthur 3 8

Turbeville, Deborah r34-r3 5

U

Umbo 140

V

van Bruggen, Coosje II 5

van de Vall, Jacques 42

Vanderbilt, Paul 88

Varga, Kami! 89, r72, r74

Vink, John 90

Vuco, Nikola 7 5

W

Wallis, Brian 39

Warhol, Andy 52

Watriss, Wendy r38-r39

Weems, Carrie Mae r63-r64

Wegman, William 52, 53, r32-r34

Weil, Brian r29

White, Minor 26-31, 38

Winogrand, Garry r7-r9, 67, I2I

Witkin, Joel-Peter 1009-112, 159

Wodiczko, Krzysztof 45-46, 5I, r67

XYZ

Yeager, Bunny r 67

Zupnik, Peter r72