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2003 Stories by Vince Aletti

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  • Examining Photography's Link to Stereotypes and Identity

    published December 30, 2003

    ICP follows "Strangers," its ambitious, sprawling, and provocative triennial exhibition, with another ambitious, sprawling, etc., show that could... More >>

  • Pop Art

    published December 30, 2003

    Even if Bruce Weber's A&F Quarterly work became shamelessly self-parodic toward the end, his fans can't be happy to have such a regular,... More >>

  • Show World

    published December 23, 2003

    Store windows and ommercial facades, a favorite subject for photographers since the medium's earliest days, are a subtly appropriate theme at this... More >>

  • Show World

    published December 16, 2003

    Last chance to catch one of the year's great shows—a sequence of 52 small, vintage black-and-white photographs by Robert Adams called "No... More >>

  • Art

    published December 9, 2003

    Paul Graham, the British photographer currently living in New York, combines a daunting sense of purpose with an instinctive understanding of... More >>

  • I Examination

    published December 2, 2003

    Although Lucas Samaras has been producing and exhibiting photographs, drawings, paintings, constructions, room-sized installations, and artists'... More >>

  • Show World

    published November 25, 2003

    The centennial of Siskind's birth is the occasion for a number of exhibitions of his photographs, from his early (1932-40) "Harlem Document"... More >>

  • Show World

    published November 18, 2003

    Nikki S. Lee's considerable reputation rests on her serial impersonation of various contemporary stereotypes—from hip-hop honey to yuppie... More >>

  • Show World

    published November 11, 2003

    Phil Collins, the British photographer whose first New York gallery show sprawls over three floors at Maccarone, is deliberately slippery. His... More >>

  • Pop Art

    published November 4, 2003

    Philip-Lorca diCorcia's quietly spectacular exhibition, "A Storybook Life," has closed at Pace/MacGill, but another sort of show opened almost... More >>

  • A Matter of Life and Death

    published October 21, 2003

    Like much of her previous landscape work, Sally Mann's new photographs are a magnificent mess. Streaked, scratched, mottled, muddy, and full of... More >>

  • Show World

    published October 21, 2003

    "Moti Mentali," the title for the savvy show of photographs of children and adolescents at the Marvelli Gallery (526 West 26th Street, through... More >>

  • Photo Shop

    published October 14, 2003

    I know this is deluded, but the semiannual photography auction catalogs always make me feel like shopping. With estimates reaching up into the six... More >>

  • Show World

    published October 7, 2003

    The first picture in Stephen Shore's current show is of a half-eaten cheeseburger, a packet of fries, and a plastic-lidded cup of ice milk on an... More >>

  • Show World

    published September 30, 2003

    Although the show of French daguerreotypes that just opened at the Metropolitan Museum (and continues through January 4) contains some of the... More >>

  • Life and Times

    published September 23, 2003

    Philip-Lorca diCorcia's big, ambitious, and unexpectedly moving new show gathers 76 photographs made between 1975 and 1999, but it's hardly a... More >>

  • World Beat

    published September 23, 2003

    I first saw Philip-Lorca diCorcia's "A Storybook Life" in August at London's... More >>

  • Show World

    published September 23, 2003

    Tim Davis, whose previous shows have all focused on the American commercial landscape at its most gorgeously mundane, went indoors for his newest... More >>

  • Art

    published August 26, 2003

    After all the anticipation (or am I the only one who starts a countdown in June?), the American fashion magazines' hefty September issues are... More >>

  • Crime and Punishment

    published June 10, 2003

    In a sense, Taryn Simon's photographs of "The Innocents," 44 men and one woman who were convicted and jailed for crimes they did not commit, are... More >>

  • Struth or Dare

    published April 29, 2003

    Thomas Struth's photographs are important, intelligent, imposing, and often quite beautiful, but it's hard to get excited about them. Though the... More >>

  • Lucky Star

    published April 8, 2003

    Because they have to work with teams of models, makeup artists, hairdressers, set designers, stylists, magazine editors, retouchers, and a posse... More >>

  • Up Against the Wall

    published March 25, 2003

    Although Saul Fletcher's current show includes seven barren landscapes taken in the rutted fields of the northeastern English countryside where he... More >>

  • Making History

    published March 4, 2003

    The two photographers have nothing in common except current New York shows that have generated more than the usual amount of interest and... More >>

  • More More More

    published February 4, 2003

    Once again, I found it impossible to keep my list of the best photography books of the past year to a neat Top 10, and even this sprawling Top 20... More >>

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