Lucien Clergue Photography

Picasso, Fréjus 1962 How did Pablo Picasso decide to sponsor this young man, not yet twenty, as he introduced himself to him at the end of a corrida in Arles to show him his photographs? The answer lies in Lucien Clergue’s first albums, which remained unknown until his death at the age of 80 on the 15th November 2014. They comprise advertising sample catalogues originally … Continue reading Lucien Clergue Photography

Mark Markov-Grinberg Photography

The Cook, 1930 Photojournalist Mark Markov-Grinberg was born in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, in 1907. His first job was for the Sovyetski Yug (Soviet South) newspaper in 1925. He was also a freelance photographer for Ogonyok. In 1926, Markov-Grinberg moved to Moscow, working numerous trade union newspapers. He joined the Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (TASS) in 1930 and his work appeared in all of the … Continue reading Mark Markov-Grinberg Photography

Radoslaw Pujan Photography

Interview with photographer Radoslaw Pujan How and when did you become interested in photography? It was about 10 years ago when I started taking pictures. At the beginning it was only holiday photos, later landscapes and portraits of my friends. I felt there was always something missing in my photography. I had an impression that the images I have created already existed. They looked like … Continue reading Radoslaw Pujan Photography


Punks by Karen Knorr and Olivier Richon, London ‘1976 Arriving in London in 1976, photographers Karen Knorr and Olivier Richon met at the Polytechnic of Central London (now the University of Westminster). While still at school the duo indulged in their shared fascination with punk, one of the city’s burgeoning subcultures, and set out to capture portraits of the youth in rebellion that were on … Continue reading Punks

Pioneering Japanese surrealist Kansuke Yamamoto

A photograph by Kansuke Yamamoto, 1950 Future photographer Kansuke Yamamoto’s father, Goro Yamamoto, was a talented photographer himself. The elder Yamamoto had an affinity for “Pictorialism,” or the artistic practice of distorting or manipulating a photograph in perhaps a painterly manner. Yamamoto didn’t initially follow in his father’s footsteps when it came to photography, and preferred to spend his young years writing poetry. At the age … Continue reading Pioneering Japanese surrealist Kansuke Yamamoto

Anja Rubik Poses for Legendary Nobuyoshi Araki

Known for confrontational, often very explicit bondage-themed images, Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki has long been a favorite of Saint Laurent designer Anthony Vaccarello. While Araki’s fetishistic photography has often been described as shocking, its larger purpose is to expose the hypocrisy of conservative mores—something Vaccarello says also applies to the work of Yves Saint Laurent, as well as to his own. “I’ve always loved the side of Araki … Continue reading Anja Rubik Poses for Legendary Nobuyoshi Araki

Paul Strand Photography

Paul Strand was born in 1890. Growing up in New York, he began taking photography courses with Lewis Hine at the age of 17. His studies with Hine included a field trip to the famous art gallery, 291, located on 5th Avenue in New York and operated by Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen. As Strand became fascinated with the modernest photography, sculpture and paintings shown … Continue reading Paul Strand Photography