Category Archives: Photography

Lisa Kereszi’s “Fun and Games”

Yale lecturer publishes ‘fun’ photos Chantal Fernandez Yale Daily News October 20, 2009

The body of work in “Fun and Games” spans the last 10 years, since Kereszi’s time as a graduate student at the Yale School of Art, and has evolved into a distinct perspective on escapism in its many forms. Though there are no people in her photographs, a human presence is made clear in the peculiar spaces of haunted houses, motels, fairs and other slightly tawdry entertainment venues.


New Haven Through The Architect’s Eye

2 articles on: “Through the Architect’s Eye — New Haven & the World”
On view in the atrium of New Haven’s City Hall until Oct. 23.

Latino architects show off shutter skills New Haven Register October 17, 2009 – Pamela McLoughlin

NEW HAVEN — The first floor of City Hall has never been as architecturally sound as it is right now.

Photographic works of 40 architects from some 20 Latin American countries who have visited, worked or are working in the city are on display until Friday as part of Arte Inc.’s citywide celebration of Hispanic heritage. October is Hispanic Heritage month.

Exhibit Shows View From Architects’ Eyes Allan Appel | October 9, 2009 New Haven Independent

If photography is the art of light, what happens when architects, who trade in solid masses, pick up the camera?

The result: a vision of the world and the city filled with design and drama.


Annie Leibovitz

How the credit crunch has brought down Annie Leibovitz – London Evening Standard 05.08.09

Annie Leibovitz, the highest-paid photographer in the world, is in a six-week race to raise $24million (£14.2 million) or risk losing her homes and the rights to her entire body of work.

Philip Delves Broughton Philip Delves Broughton


Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes @ A&A Gallery

Walker Art Center

Photos, sculpture, paintings, architectural models, videos and other sorts of art responding to contemporary suburbia by some 30 artists, architects and designers make up “Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes” at the Yale School of Architecture. An eclectic but altogether stimulating exhibition, it has a clear if slightly condescending message: it is O.K. to live in suburbia. Phew.

From Malls to Homes to Cars, the Transitioning of Suburbia Benjamin Gennochio NYT 4/16/09

“Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes,” Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, through May 10. (203) 432-2288 or


Viewing Journalism as a Work of Art

Photo from MassLive

Viewing Journalism as a Work of Art NOAM COHEN New York Times March 23, 2009

Copyright lawyers have been arguing over Shepard Fairey’s appropriation of a news photograph of Barack Obama for his “Hope” campaign poster and whether it constitutes “fair use.” But no one has disputed that it is a work of art.

But what about the photograph on which the poster is based? Taken by Mannie Garcia while on assignment for The Associated Press in 2006, the picture is now on sale at a Chelsea gallery in a limited edition of 200. The prints are going for $1,200 apiece, and at least one has been purchased by a fine-arts museum.

Photo from from “Truthdig Apr 28, 2006


This Week @ YUAG

Andrew Carnduff Ritchie Lecture: “The Large Renaissance Print: Visual Culture and Display”

Thursday, 20, 5:30 PM

This lecture will be presented by Michael Bury, Reader Emeritus in History of Art, University of Edinburgh.

Bury has worked on various aspects of Italian painting, sculpture, and architecture, from the fifteenth through the seventeenth century. His lecture coincides with the Yale University Art Gallery’s special exhibition, “Grand Scale: Monumental Prints in the Age of Dürer and Titian.”

“Grand Scale: Monumental Prints in the Age of Dürer and Titian” assembles a diverse group of European prints from the late fifteenth to the early seventeenth century that share one common characteristic: uncommon scale.

Andrew Carnduff Ritchie Lectures
The Ritchie Lectures are jointly sponsored by the Yale Center for British Art and the Yale University Art Gallery and were established to honor the memory of Andrew Carnduff Ritchie, director of the Yale University Art Gallery from 1957 to 1971. The Ritchie Lectures are offered annually and bring to the University distinguished members of the international visual arts community. These lectures are free and open to the public, honoring Ritchie’s belief that the art museum serves as a gathering place for all members of the community.

Gallery Talk: “Using Confusion”

Tuesday 18, 4:00 PM

This gallery talk will be presented by Philip Pisciotta, photographer and lecturer, Yale School of Art. This gallery talk is in conjunction with the exhibition “First Doubt: Optical Confusion in Modern Photography.”

Gallery Talk: “In the Footsteps of the Buddha: Buddhist Art at Yale”

Wednesday 19, 12:20 PM

This gallery talk will be presented by David Ake Sensabaugh, the Ruth and Bruce Dayton Curator of Asian Art, Yale University Art Gallery.

Furniture Study Tour

Friday, 21, 12:00-1:00 PM

The American Decorative Arts Furniture Study is a working library of American furniture and wooden objects, housing approximately one thousand works from the Gallery’s collection. Ranging from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century, this selection of chests, tables, chairs, desks, clocks, cupboards, looking glasses, and woodturnings highlights important stylistic developments in American craftsmanship and design.

Weekly tours of the Furniture Study will be given by curators from the Department of American Decorative Arts. No advanced registration required, but space is limited. Meet at the information desk at the Yale University Art Gallery.

Masterpiece Tours: Guided Tours by Museum Docents

Saturday 22, 1:30 PM
Sunday 23, 1:30 PM

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1111 Chapel Street (at York Street), 203.432.0600

It is what it is. Mostly.

Yale University Art Gallery, The Allan Chasanoff, b.a. 1961, Photography Collection. © 2008 Karin Rosenthal, courtesy of the artist

Viewers of “First Doubt” will have to suspend their knowledge of Photoshop, putting aside all those e-mailed images of Sarah Palin and Barack Obama on “Dancing with the Stars” and recall that the images in Chasanoff’s collection are all what he called “straight” images — direct depictions of reality.

Some of the photographers here, like Lee Friedlander and Nicholas Nixon, have made an entire career out of these optical hoaxes. But most of the artists here simply recognized that the privileged position photography has with reality was always a ruse.

It is what it is. Mostly. ‘First Doubt: Optical Confusion in Modern Photography?’ at Yale Tracey O’Shaughnessy