On the heels of Obama’s summit with Hu Jintao, an evocative new exhibit by photographer Hai Bo opens in New York. Philip Gefter explores the art of documenting China’s vanishing history.
Philip Gefter writes about photography for The Daily Beast. He previously wrote about the subject for The New York Times. His book of essays, Photography After Frank, was recently published by Aperture. He produced the feature-length documentary, Bill Cunningham New York, and is at work on a biography of Sam Wagstaff.
Philip Gefter on Zwelethu Mthethwa's major new exhibit, and its racial context in African photography.
Voyeuristic images of Jackie Kennedy, Greta Garbo, and unsuspecting lovers expose their private moments in a new exhibit at the Tate Modern. VIEW OUR GALLERY.
The Museum of Modern Art celebrates the greatest women photographers of all time—from Diane Arbus to Cindy Sherman to Nan Goldin. By Philip Gefter. VIEW OUR GALLERY
A new exhibition at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. celebrates the late poet’s remarkable photographs of his famous friends, including Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs. VIEW OUR GALLERY.
Henri Cartier-Bresson is honored with a major MoMA retrospective. VIEW OUR GALLERY of his most iconic images, including portraits of Capote and Matisse.
The famously elusive New York Times fashion photographer allowed filmmakers to trail him for a documentary in theaters this weekend. Producer Philip Gefter on the man behind the camera.
A vibrant new show at the Cincinnati Art Museum celebrates William Eggleston, Joel Meyerowitz, and other pioneers of color photography. VIEW OUR GALLERY.
With photographs by Man Ray, Brassaï, and Ilse Bing, a new exhibition of Surrealist images from the 1920s and ’30s captures the magic and majesty of the City of Light.
That evergreen by the highway may be hiding something. VIEW OUR GALLERY of Robert Voit’s deadpan photographs of cellphone towers disguised as trees.