This issue presents innovative photographic art created or shown in the UK in 2004. Bettina von Zwehl is known for her work which depicts psychological states. Her new series of photographs of women in the rain are sensual images which register the transformative powers of rain and its psychological impact.
Peter Fraser’s meticulous photographic studies transform banal everyday materials into exotic, colourful objects. Michael Bracewell discusses the experience of viewing these works.
Can photographs created within the context of photojournalism make a seemless transition into the world of art? Mark Durden discusses this issue in the work of Luc Delahaye, which he argues is informed by the histories of both photography and painting.
Ian Jeffrey assesses the work of Joel Sternfeld, winner of the Citigroup Photography Prize 2004, through a discussion of his complex photographs and the critical writing surrounding Sternfeld’s American Prospects.
The Barbican Gallery’s retrospective of Helen Chadwick’s work has created an opportunity for us to present the late artist’s Viral Landscapes (1988-1989). One of the earliest andmost ambitious art projects to involve computer technology, the series is an example of the Chadwick’s profound engagement with medicine and science.
We also have pleasure in presenting new work by David Williams, Olivier Richon, Daniele Puppi, Christopher Stewart, Rose Frain, Sarah Lynch, Naglaa Walker, Nina Beier and Marie Lund.
von Zwehl Rain
Fraser Photographs 2002-2003
Sternfeld American Prospects
Williams one taste: (n)ever changing
Lynch Suspended Realities
Richon Still Life and Allegory
Walker Auditorium Rituals
Beier and Marie Lund You like Me
Frain What I brought with me
Chadwick Viral Landscapes
Puppi Fatiche 1997-2003
Modotti Barbican Gallery, London
Brandt, A Life Paul Delany
Myth of Surrealism