A Couple Days Late

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010 - Nicholas Calcott

Bookmakers at Chateau d’Eau

Sorry I haven’t posted – I was down in Toulouse working on getting together the latest iteration of Le Garage.  Which, incidentally, has a new website.  Check it out at legarage.cc.

In the meantime, though, An-My Lê’s new show “Events Ashore” has opened at Murray Guy.  It’s work on the US Navy, that I first had a sense she was working on due to an appearance in her Art:21 documentary.  It seems a slight departure from her previous work (I find it less lyrical… or more, I’m not sure), but certainly worth a look if you’re in NY.

Also, Carly Steinbrunn of Le Garage showed me this absolutely delightful video about the festival at Arles. This isn’t exactly timely (Paris Photo is closer than Arles), but you gotta watch it if you speak French…

And finally, tiny little water creature photographs.

Next post: much less random, I promise.

Quick Arles Recap

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 - Nicholas Calcott

Tim Walker

I’ll get it out of the way quickly and say that Arles was a blast… Though the exhibitions were just so-so.

I spent nearly the entire time hanging out with Pieter Hugo [who won the Discovery Award, incidentally], Katja Stuke, and Oliver Sieber, and the staffs of Schaden and Ireland’s Gallery Of Photography. After all that drinking and wandering around in the hot sun, by the end of the weekend I was exhausted. Frankly, I went to the festival hoping to be blown away by some project I’d never seen before, and I wasn’t.

So, failing that, I’ll mention that Tim Walker‘s show was a highlight and that Foto8, in its usual, typically over-achiever way has full coverage, something you won’t get from me unless there’s something to gush about.