Critique

 

Critique is the regular Eye column by Rick Poynor.

 
Graphic language of the wall

Graphic language of the wall

Rick Poynor

Brassaï’s photographs of graffiti with handwritten typographic treatments made striking, almost punkish…

 
Beyond context

Beyond context

Rick Poynor

Mysterious equipment, unknown officials and arcane activities combine in a photobook that is testament…

 
The joy and sadness of dust

The joy and sadness of dust

Rick Poynor

A familiar domestic nuisance provides the theme for this ambiguous and labyrinthine exhibition.
Photo…

 
Inner space man

Inner space man

Rick Poynor

Mike Halliwell’s montages illustrate J. G. Ballard’s The Atrocity Exhibition with a flair that evokes…

 
Age of the female gaze

Age of the female gaze

Rick Poynor

Girl on Girl – a new survey of 40 contemporary photographers – raises questions about the nature of…

 
Double satori

Double satori

Rick Poynor

For photographer Sergio Larrain (1931-2012), making pictures was a form of spiritual quest. Photo Critique…

 
Traces of a drifter

Traces of a drifter

Rick Poynor

Camera in hand, Harry Pearce dives into the urban underbelly in search of the unfathomable. Photo…

 
Elton John’s new vision

Elton John’s new vision

Rick Poynor

‘The Radical Eye’, the superstar’s opulently framed collection of modernist photography, is a…

 
Feminist scrutiny

Feminist scrutiny

Rick Poynor

Photographs challenge norms of female sexuality, beauty and domesticity. The first in a new series of…

 
Browsing, or reading?

Browsing, or reading?

Rick Poynor

A new shop demonstrates the global resurgence of indie magazines. Critique by Rick Poynor

 
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