A social consequence of China’s rapid economic growth is a mass migration of young people from the provinces to Beijing, Shanghai and other commercial centers. The working and living conditions of those migrants have been the subject of much media coverage. But photographer Sim Chi Yin’s portraits of migrants crammed into makeshift quarters in the basements and air-raid shelters of...
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 »
September 13, 2016
Photographer McNair Evans, whose recent work for California Sunday Magazine is featured in this month’s Picture Story column (“Tracing the Life of a Mentally Ill Murderer”), says he learned much about the visual language of photography—lines, color, composition, texture, symbolism and metaphor—from photographer Mike Smith. Smith, who is represented by Jackson Fine Arts in Atlanta, Lee Marks Fine Art in... More »