The Present by Paul Graham

Paul Graham, 23rd Street, 2nd June 2011, 4.25.14 pm, Diptych from The Present The Present is the third in Paul Graham’s trilogy of projects on America beginning with American Night in 2003 and followed by A Shimmer of Possibility in 2007. While the previous projects focused on people who are socially and economically on the…

Boris Savelev’s obscure Russia

Boris Savelev, Speaking Lady, 1988 It is perhaps Boris Savelev’s first career as a scientist that makes his photographs look as if they don’t immediately fit into a history of representation. Born in Russia in 1947, Savelev chooses subjects which initially appear to be scattered, even accidental: the faint silhouette of a man riding on…

The Street Photographer Kayo Ume

Kayo Ume, untitled from Ume-me, 2006. “Shutter chance”, that is the Japanese expression borrowed from the English language that best describes the photographs of the Japanese street photographer Kayo Ume. Take above photograph as an example. A young couple makes an evening visit to a local chemist. They are dressed casually, knowing that their trip…