Exhibitions: "Ryan McGinley. The Kids. Early Work, 2019"
Today Ryan McGinley is a photography superstar. His rise to fame began with a breakout exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2003: McGinley became the youngest artist to have a solo show at the museum, and with a subsequent show at MoMA-PS1 his reputation as an important photographer was established. New York art dealer Peter Hay Halpert represented McGinley during the pivotal first five years of his career, and through April 27 he is presenting the exhibition "Ryan McGinley. The Kids. Early Work, 2019," featuring 10 images that chart McGinley's development as a major talent.
Spotlight: Innovative Time Lapses and a Mind-Bending Animation Made from Google Earth Photos
Drones as a tool for time-lapse motion art? Why not! In fact, drones may be the perfect tool to create a time-lapse tour of a city like Mexico City - home to 21 million and one of the largest metropolitan areas in the western hemisphere. Today we feature a four-minute hyperlapse exploration of Mexico City by aerial filmmaker Tarsicio Sanudo, shot with a DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone. We also spotlight a time lapse from photographer Flemming Bo Jensen made from every single frame he shot at two music concerts, as well as a mind-bending animation made from Google Earth Images.
The DART Interview: Daniel Baxter
Peggy Roalf: Which came first, the pen or the brush? Daniel Baxter: I've always gravitated towards working with lines, and still do today. When painting, I am in currently in love with dry-brush technique. PR: How did you decide on art as your métier? DB: As a teenager, I was a dreamer by nature, and felt comfortable with the idea of being an artist. But this was a very naive mindset, because I didn't draw or paint nearly as much as other kids. When I got to...
Spotlight: Christian Rodriguez Follows the Journey of "Leo"
Christian Rodriquez was born in New York. His mother and father came from the Dominican Republic, and Rodriguez spent most summers there with his grandparents. After eight years away from the DR, he decided to return there to work on a photo project about, he says, "family, immigration, and the Diaspora." That's when he met Leo, a young boy who had received a visa and would soon be immigrating to New York -- though not with his mother, whose visa wasn't yet approved. Rodriguez decided to follow Leo's journey. "I thought this could be an opportunity to document a universal process, one that is painful, scary, and extremely courageous," he says. His work is a winner of the Latin American Fotografia 7 competition.
American Photography Open: Mauro DeBettio Captures the Stories of People's Lives
Born and raised in a little village in the Italian Alps, Mauro De Bettio is now based in Barcelona, Spain. But his passion for telling stories about people and cultures as a documentary photographer has taken him around the world. Two of his images were chosen as finalists in the American Photography Open 2018 competition -- a photograph made at the Ursul "bear dance" festival in Romania, a ritual that symbolizes the death and rebirth of time; and a photograph of ship breakers in Bangladesh. "I think that the photograph represents my way of speaking, and what I try to do through my language is to capture the sense of what I breathe and touch with my hands" says De Bettio.
The SONY a9: What the Pros Have to Say
"Eventually you knew it had to happen. Sooner or later cameras would get so good at what they did that basically your job as a photographer would be to look for interesting things to shoot and then try not to get in the camera's way as it did it's thing capturing them. I mean, imagine if a camera had pretty much flawless exposure capability, flawless focusing and could fire and focus so fast it never missed a frame?" So writes Jeff Wignall in todays Street Test of the Sony a9 full-frame mirrorless camera. Sony Artisans of Imagery Katrin Eisman, Andy Katz, and Pat Murphy-Racey join in with their takes on the 24.2-megapixel camera that has caused an uproar in the photo industry.