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2002 Stories by Vince Aletti

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  • Camera Work

    published December 10, 2002

    If the holidays are the time for extravagant gifts, there are plenty to choose from this year. At the top of the list are two boxed sets that... More >>

  • Mirror, Mirror

    published November 12, 2002

    "I've worked out a series of no's," Richard Avedon tells us. "No to exquisite light, no to apparent compositions, no to the seduction of poses or... More >>

  • On the Town

    published October 22, 2002

    Daido Moriyama, arguably the most original and influential photographer in Japan, had never been to New York before a month-long visit at the end... More >>

  • On the Road

    published October 1, 2002

    From the moment, in 1839, that cameras became easily portable, photographers took them on the road and recorded what they saw for the folks back... More >>

  • Gravity and Grace

    published September 17, 2002

    Fazal Sheikh is a concerned photographer in the traditional mold: an artist who sees his role not merely as a witness but as a compassionate,... More >>

  • A Biennial in a Book

    published June 18, 2002

    Blink is the latest entry in Phaidon's ambitious series of contemporary art survey books, and the first devoted to photography. It follows... More >>

  • Show World

    published May 21, 2002

    For contributors to this paper's Short List section, working within the (more or less) 100-word format of each item is a regularly rewarding... More >>

  • Squeeze Play

    published May 7, 2002

    No matter where the modern bohemian settles—whether it's the West or East Village, Williamsburg, Harlem, or the Lower East Side—space... More >>

  • The Way We Were—And Are

    published May 7, 2002

    Ross Wetzsteon, the Voice's onetime editor in chief and longtime theater critic and editor, completed Republic of Dreams, his vivid... More >>

  • Hunting and Gathering

    published April 16, 2002

    Maurizio Cattelan, the Italian post-conceptualist who divides his time between Milan and New York, is one of that crew of artists whose work seems... More >>

  • The Great Divide

    published March 5, 2002

    On the weekend of February 15, 82 members of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) filled two floors of the Hilton with... More >>

  • Wizard of Odd

    published February 5, 2002

    In the '80s, after Roger Ballen moved to South Africa, his black-and-white photographs of the remote countryside and the people who lived there... More >>

  • Eyes Wide Open

    published January 15, 2002

    There are 20 titles on my list of the best photography books of 2001, but—at the risk of appearing arbitrary or indecisive—they're... More >>

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