Photographer Michael L. Abramson, 1948-2011

Photographer Michael L. Abramson, 1948-2011

  This past Monday, March 21st, photographer Michael L. Abramson died at the age of 62 after a long struggle with kidney cancer. The Chicago label Numero Group posted an obituary for Mr. Abramson, whose black and white photographs of 1970s era Chicago nightlife were...
A Testy Medium : An Interview with Jason Dunda

A Testy Medium : An Interview with Jason Dunda

Jason Dunda’s work is impeccable. Each mark he lays down is precise, predetermined and, really, perfect. He paints wood grains, anthropomorphic hummocks, death chairs and wheelbarrows. Over the course of our friendship, I have remained intensely interested in...
The Visual Culture of Wisconsin Protest

The Visual Culture of Wisconsin Protest

Abigail’s post yesterday on protest culture, Wisconsin and WAGE has me thinking about a lot of things, not the least of which is the visual culture of demonstration itself. Last week Eyeteeth’s Paul Schmelzer blogged a newsbit about the Smithsonian sending...