Unboxing Larry Sultan’s ‘Pictures from Home’

For Pictures from Home, Larry Sultan spent much of the 1980s photographing his parents and trying to come to grips with his own transition into adulthood, “confronting my confusion about what it is to be a man in this culture” (26) and trying “to take photography literally. To stop time. I want my parents to live forever.” (28)

It’s a masterwork of image and text. When I reached the end of it, I started to cry. Continue reading “Unboxing Larry Sultan’s ‘Pictures from Home’”

Unboxing ‘All about Saul Leiter’

All about Saul Leiter is a catalogue, published alongside the “Photographer Saul Leiter: A Retrospective” exhibition that’s currently on view at the Itami City Museum of Art (through May 20, 2018, and headed to S Factory in Seoul after). It’s a reasonably thorough exploration of Leiter’s fashion, street, and nude photography, as well as his painting, and makes an excellent introduction to Leiter’s work, if you don’t have the Early Color and Early Black and White books. Continue reading “Unboxing ‘All about Saul Leiter’”