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2004 Stories by Vince Aletti

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  • An Autobiographical Narrative as a 60-Foot-Long Scrapbook

    published December 28, 2004

    Jim Goldberg, the San Francisco-based Magnum photographer, is best known for his tough, terrific 1995 book on teenage runaways and addicts,... More >>

  • Shelf Lives

    published December 7, 2004

    Every holiday season there's at least one photographic book whose combination of elegance, intelligence, and broad appeal makes it the ideal gift.... More >>

  • Art

    published November 30, 2004

    If the name Joel Meyerowitz rings a bell, it's probably because of his famously dedicated work documenting the landscape, workers, and mood at... More >>

  • The Real Thing

    published November 23, 2004

    Because Paris Photo—the lively international fair that brings dealers, collectors, artists, and aficionados to the Carrousel du Louvre each... More >>

  • Image Bank

    published November 23, 2004

    With 105 exhibitors from 16 countries, Paris Photo presented a nearly overwhelming range of vintage and contemporary material in an environment so... More >>

  • Photo Finish

    published November 16, 2004

    Although there aren't a lot of surprises (and no indication of a radical reassessment) in the reinstallation of the Museum of Modern Art's... More >>

  • A Windshield View

    published November 9, 2004

    Like the shows that have been mounted over the past few years by Stephen Shore, Joel Meyerowitz, Joel Sternfeld, and William Eggleston, this... More >>

  • CSI in a Doll's House and the Contagion of Obsessiveness

    published November 2, 2004

    Corinne May Botz photographs domestic-crime scenes: dead bodies, spattered blood, overturned furniture, uncanny stillness. Like any good... More >>

  • For This Ambitious Photographer, Politics Is Where You Find It

    published October 26, 2004

    Tim Davis's "My Life in Politics" is this ambitious photographer's most ambitious show. With nearly 80 color images, both large and small, filling... More >>

  • Helen Gee 1919–2004

    published October 12, 2004

    When Helen Gee, who died October 10 after a long illness, opened the Limelight on Seventh Avenue South and Barrow Street in 1954, she didn't just... More >>

  • Richard Avedon, 1923–2004

    published October 5, 2004

    With the deaths this year of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Helmut Newton, and Richard Avedon, the pantheon of great living photographers—the artists... More >>

  • Art

    published October 5, 2004

    Like most art photographers who have worked on porn sets, Larry Sultan rarely shoots the action head-on. Most of the fucking takes place somewhere... More >>

  • Art

    published September 28, 2004

    Following a remarkably restrained and unexpectedly moving series on Vietnam War re-enactments in Virginia and North Carolina, An-My Lê went... More >>

  • Richard Avedon, 1923–2004

    published September 28, 2004

    Richard Avedon, who died Friday morning of complications from a cerebral hemorrhage, would have hated being described as the quintessential... More >>

  • Art

    published September 14, 2004

    The most talked-about photo show of the new season—Terry Richardson's numbingly narcissistic accumulation of cumshots and blowjobs at... More >>

  • An Israeli Photographer and His Panoramic Time Machines

    published September 7, 2004

    For his long-delayed and quite impressive U.S. solo debut, the Israeli photographer Barry Frydlender shows a series of vividly animated social... More >>

  • Art

    published June 29, 2004

    Matthew Pillsbury, a '95 Yale grad fresh out of the M.F.A. program at the School of Visual Arts, was inspired by Hiroshi Sugimoto's rigorously... More >>

  • Pop Continued: Warhol and the Art of the Perfect Throwaway

    published June 1, 2004

    The appetite and—more to the point—the market for Warhol ephemera would appear to be a bottomless maw, and there's no end to the shows... More >>

  • Art

    published June 1, 2004

    Although this Beijing-born, New York–based artist's photos of crashing waves and fields of dying sunflowers are almost operatically... More >>

  • Sure Shots

    published May 18, 2004

    Photography aficionados, who couldn't help but be disappointed by the scant attention given to the medium in this year's Whitney Biennial, can... More >>

  • Art

    published May 4, 2004

    Like John Dugdale and McDermott & McGough, John Coffer lives largely in the 19th century, without electricity, central heating, or modern... More >>

  • Show World

    published April 27, 2004

    Mario Sorrenti makes a big, brash impression in MOMA's "Fashioning Fiction" show with a series of pictures that have an aggressively adversarial... More >>

  • Art

    published April 20, 2004

    Boys, it seems, just wanna have fun. Joe Ovelman has proof. The multimedia artist, whose sexy, diaristic snapshots have been popping up on Chelsea... More >>

  • Show World

    published April 13, 2004

    Last chance to catch one of the season's most buzzed-about photo shows, Alec Soth's "Sleeping by the Mississippi." A series of color portraits,... More >>

  • Story Time

    published April 6, 2004

    Although Edward Steichen, one of the Museum of Modern Art's earliest and most influential photography curators, was also the first great American... More >>

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