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The Awkward Formalities of High School Prom by Ken Graves and Eva Lipman on The New Yorker

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In the early nineties, husband-and-wife duo Ken Graves and Eva Lipman collaborated to document "an essential landmark in the education of American Teen-agers, Prom".  The photographs depict a graceless youth, uninhibited celebration with awkward courtship, tension of sexuality and adolescent social anxieties.  

Read The New Yorker article in full with a 15 image gallery HERE.

Ken Graves, a San Francisco born artist, who passed away last month at the age of 74, was known for his collage work revealing the wit and precision of his mind and hands. Rearranging found photographs from early to mid-twentieth century American magazines and inserting a range of materials, Graves created surreal images that open a world of interpretive narratives. Kenneth Graves received his B.F.A. and M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute in the 1960s and currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Ken Graves and Eva Lipman photographs are currently on view at Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco.  

"Light, Paper, Process" featured in "The New Yorker"

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John Chiara ,  Grandview at Elysian , 2012

John Chiara, Grandview at Elysian, 2012

Experiments in Analog Photography

by Christopher Phillips

At a moment when smartphone users send more than a billion digital images cloud-ward each day, a growing number of contemporary artists are turning away from screen-based images to explore the photograph’s existence as an insistently material object. Often dispensing with the camera and lens entirely, they employ the bare essentials of paper, chemicals, and light to fashion near-abstract images that have a tantalizing physical presence. Works by seven of these new photo-materialists are currently on view in the Getty Museum’s fascinating exhibition Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography. Each artist has a distinctive and often eccentric mode of operation.  

Read this article in its entirety over at The New Yorker.