Walker Evans
at Centre Pompidou, 2017

This text first appeared as an exhibition review in the Burlington Magazine, October 2017. A giant banner showing the handsome and haggard face of Alabama Tenant Farmer Floyd Burroughs, (1936)…


From Pigment to Light

This essay was first published by László Moholy-Nagy in 1936, and is reproduced here with permission from the Moholy-Nagy Foundation. The terminology of art "isms" is truly bewildering. Without…


How to Become the Greatest Living Photographer!

My father, Erwin, came to New York in July 1939 to advance his photographic career. He had just finished a one-year contract with Vogue (Paris) where he had produced that…


In My Room: Saul Leiter's intimate Portraits

When Saul Leiter passed away at age 89 in November 2013, he left behind two East Village apartments bursting with artifacts from his long, productive, art-filled life. There were lithographs and…


Babylon Halt - Agha's travel photographs

Mehemmed Fehmy Agha (1896 - 1978) was art director at Condé Nast from 1929 to 1943, art directing Vogue, Vanity Fair and House & Garden, as well as overseeing the international editions.Agha is…