In Richard Mosse’s photographs from Eastern Congo we see young men and boys with Kalashnikovs, machetes and rocket propelled grenades; rebel groups and their leaders posing against primeval jungle backdrops; government soldiers conducting exercises; villagers panning rivers for gold or selling animals at a market; and half-constructed or abandoned buildings and huts near the front lines of a conflict zone....
September 29, 2016
When I look at Charles Lindsay’s black-and-white images in his new book Carbon, recently published by Minor Matters, I see an MRI of the upper chest and shoulder of an extraterrestrial being. I see a reverse-processed image of sand formations created by a retreating tide. I see birds and mountain ranges from some distant, life-giving planet, creatures with exoskeletons drifting... More »
September 23, 2016
Three years ago, book publishing veteran Michelle Dunn Marsh and her partner Steve McIntyre launched Minor Matters Books, a photo book publishing company with a unique business model: Each of their projects has to pre-sell 500 copies within six months in order to go to press. If Minor Matters and the artist can’t generate those 500 pre-sales, the book isn’t... More »
September 22, 2016
People either love brutalist architecture or they hate it, “and there really is no middle ground,” says photographer Ty Cole. He is in the former camp, and for several years he’s pursued a personal project photographing brutalist buildings “in an optimistic way.” An architectural style popularized in the lean times following World War II, brutalism was frequently used on government... More »