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27 June 2019
As we embark on the summer months, we’re pleased to announce a new Eye subscription offer.
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Read John D. Berry’s review ‘Easy reading’ in Eye 98.
When reportage artist Lucinda Rogers first set foot in Manhattan in 1988, she was ‘gobsmacked’. In the 30 years since, she has visited New York 25 more times, with an average stay of around four weeks – the trips add up to about 2.4 years in total – dedicated to making a more deliberate record of its people and places, finding places where she could settle down to create the entire artwork in the open.
Now the opportunity to make a book via Kickstarter may give her the chance to present these pictures as a coherent body of work – to bring these pictures together for the first time and tell a many-faceted story of this always dynamic and changing city.
Eye magazine’s Simon Esterson is art directing the book, organising the drawings geographically rather than chronologically. He is using the grid of Manhattan as a system within which to order the tiny nuances and sweeping streetscapes depicted by Rogers. ‘Lucinda’s drawings are not the predictable views of New York’, says Esterson, ‘but they capture the details, the side streets and, above all, the energy of the city.’
See my article ‘Being there’ on the Eye blog.
In Rick Poynor’s most recent Photo Critique ‘Nature in captivity’, he considers Luigi Ghirri’s rigorously composed pictures of plants outside people’s homes, which have recently been published by Mack in the book Colazione sull’Erba. Rick writes: ‘In these settings the plants look like prisoners. They are observed through railings and metal fences, where the meshes resemble the grid lines of a graph against which the unruliness of nature is being measured.
We are very pleased to announce that director Adrian Harrison has won a prestigious Award of Excellence in the Documentary Short category at The Best Shorts Film Competition for 94 [8000 ONE-OFFS], his film about the making of Eye 94. See our Vimeo showcase of teasers and out-takes.
Warmest regards from humid London
John Walters, editor.