Rhetorical Question

Antonio Curino

manpodcast:

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features documentary filmmaker Dyanna Taylor and art historian and author Judith Zilczer. 

Zilczer discusses her new book about Willem de Kooning. Titled "A Way of Living: The Art of Willem de Kooning," the book is just out from Phaidon. Zilczer was a curator at the Hirshhorn for nearly 30 years, where she particularly tended to the institution’s remarkable trove of de Kooning paintings and drawings.

Below the book/slip-cover for Zilczer’s new book is de Kooning’s Figure and Landscape No. 2 (1951), one of the paintings that Zilczer and host Tyler Green discuss on this week’s program. It’s in the collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

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moma:

Man Ray, born today in 1890, described his photographic technique as “painting with light.”
[Man Ray. Untitled. 1931]

moma:

Man Ray, born today in 1890, described his photographic technique as “painting with light.”

[Man Ray. Untitled. 1931]

reportagebygettyimages:

This project is more correctly a response to changes in the American social landscape: the return of thousands of soldiers from Afghanistan, the rise in suicides among military personnel, in the numbers of homeless vets, jobless vets, veterans being sent to prison. I have no choice but to do this, what with one violent attack on a population invariably leading to others, one killing leading to myriad killings, one isolated war evolving into global war, with apathy and silence leading the way.’

In 2008, renowned photographer Eugene Richards received a Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography for ‘War is Personal,’ his project examining the effects of the Iraq War on veterans and their families. After publishing a book of the work, he again applied for the grant in 2013, and received it. See Richards speak about the grant and War is Personal in this video.

2014 marks the tenth anniversary of the Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography program, which has now awarded almost $1 million in funding to photojournalists. As we prepare to announce this year’s winners on September 4 at Visa Pour l’Image, we are taking a look back at some of the winners from the past 10 years. See more on In Focus.