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A New Photo Book Spotlights What Remains of American Movie Theaters

January 28, 2022

Grace Ebert

Lights, camera, say goodbye to the action. A new book titled Movie Theaters is the culmination of two French photographers' shared attempt to document the grandiose, historical, and now vastly altered landscape of American cinema. Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre have been traveling the U.S. since 2005 capturing the torn vinyl seating, chipped paint, and sometimes wildly transformed architecture of more than 200 shuttered venues. Published by Prestel, the photos are a visual memorial to a once-thriving industry…

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An Ambitious Project and New Book Serve as a Vital Nexus for Women Street Photographers

March 16, 2021

Grace Ebert

At once widely accessible and distinctly personal, street photography has the potential to bridge the divide between the idiosyncratic and universal, a possibility that's long excited Gulnara Samoilova. A former Associated Press photojournalist and current fine art photographer, Samoilova realized that while the genre was affordable and convenient, the field remained largely dominated by men, an imbalance she sought to remedy when she founded Women Street Photographers in 2017. In its fourth year, the ongoing project began with an Instagram account…

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Tens of Thousands of Metallic Lawn Ornaments Glisten Inside Nick Cave’s Monumental Installation at MASS MoCA

April 14, 2017

Kate Sierzputowski

Composed from tens of thousands of metallic wind spinners, more than 10 miles of crystals, and thousands of other traditional lawn decorations is Nick Cave’s installation "Until," a work which exists at two levels within the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art’s (MASS MoCA) football field-sized exhibition space, Building 5. Illuminated chandeliers peek from within dense clouds of dangling crystals hung from the building's rafters a story and a half above the floor. Several bright yellow ladders lead to the top of these glistening structures, showcasing…

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