Bloomberg Businessweek (photographs by Gus Powell)

March 16, 2020 - Deirdre Hipwell

People are changing their behavior fast to contend with the new coronavirus threat. Those who must still take transit, for example, wonder if avoiding surfaces on trains and buses will help them stay healthy. A survey of about 11,000 people in 11 countries conducted in early February by Britain's Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc, which makes cleaning products under its Lysol brand, found that 44% are avoiding crowds and 29% are staying off public transit. Campaigns from public-health agencies seem to be resonating: 54% said they're washing their hands more often, and 32% are trying not to touch their eys, nose, and mouth. Whether any of the lessons on cleanliness will lead to lasting behavioral changes is perhaps a question for later.

Mike Smith's Warning Shots

February 9, 2020 - Roger May

“Is this still a red and blue world? I see it as dark as night. Not that it is obscure; rather, it’s opaque.” Eudora Welty, On Writing, 1949. 

Warning Shots by Mike Smith is not an easy book of pleasing pictures from the quaint, rural South. This is not a book filled with hope of a brighter future, at least not at first glance. It is dark as night.

It’s in this darkness of shadow that we see the first person emerge after a dozen photographs into the book. It’s Smith’s shadow cast onto the first few steps of a home whose lawn is decorated by black lawn-jockeys.


Lucinda Devlin has a featured interview in the new issue of Yield Magazine, Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame.

December 19, 2019 - Interviewer: Evan Hume, October 2019

Lucinda Devlin (LD): When I was young, I was interested in interior space, and I used to make a lot of mock-ups and models. I used clay, and I made rooms. I'm not sure why, but I had a real interest in that. When I went to college, I thought I would get a degree in interior design. The school I went to did not have an interior design program, so I became an English major with an art minor. It wasn't until the end of my four years of college that I ended up taking a three-dimensional design course. We were expected to do a project that dealt with time, and I chose to use a camera, and really, that was the beginning of my interest in photography.


"Photography and Memory" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

September 4, 2019

Jen Davis is included in the current show, "Photography and Memory," at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, through fall 2019.  Many of the pictures displayed in this installation highlight significant monuments, memorials, and landscapes. Some focus on the senses, especially touch and sound. And others connect recollection and imagination. Documentary works jostle alongside wildly experimental ones, and historical images hang next to contemporary counterparts. Viewing these selections offers us a moment to reflect on the nature of memory and its importance to photographers and artists throughout history.

News: Happy/Brooklyn 1988-93, June 13, 2019 - Nina Korhonen

Happy/Brooklyn 1988-93

June 13, 2019 - Nina Korhonen

Nina Korhonen has just had a new book published. The photographs in Happy/Brooklyn 1988-93 are from Korhonen’s first photography project. During her time as a photography student in Stockholm she traveled to Brooklyn to visit her grandmother Anna and to tell the story of Finntown, a part of Brooklyn that in those days was inhabited by Finnish immigrants. On the weekends she visited Coney Island, photographing people swimming, adolescents roaming the beach and families on picnic.  “Life and taking photographs were pleasurable, simple and unpretentious. This book is a tribute to all the people I met, and to that which was, which never will be again. Remember.”

Published by Tira Books, Sweden, 2019; soft cover, 128 pages, 19 x 26 cm, Duplex print, English text, $40. 


April 26, 2019 - Gus Powell

Gus Powell @dirtywhitebucks, author of The Lonely Ones, introduces a new book and a new book trailer!  FAMILY CAR TROUBLE published by @TBWBooks.  The Limited Pre-Order Edition with automotive details is AVAILABLE NOW.  Link found @FamilyCarTrouble @dirtywhitebucks or Visit for all the details and to secure a copy.

With Family Car Trouble, Gus Powell plays with the form of the novel, both as material object and as narrative vehicle for expressing interior life. The work records and reckons with the arrival of children, the departure of a father, and the maintenance of a difficult 1992 Volvo 940 station wagon--a new classic of the Automotive Bereavement Parenting genre.  It’s not for everyone, but it might be for you!

News: ANNA AMERIKAN MUMMU, January 17, 2019


January 17, 2019

The exhibition “Anna Amerikan mummu” featuring works by Swedish photographer Nina Korhonen will be on view from January 17-February 24 at the Latvian Museum of Photography, Riga. 

According to Korhonen, the show is a story and tribute to her beloved grandmother, Anna. The photographs, made in New York and Lake Worth, Florida between 1993-1999, depict everyday life--sensual, warm, and with much humor. The exhibition is a tribute to an elderly woman who sought a different life and found it. The journey to America had been her grandmother’s dream since she was eight years old and promised to follow her aunt to the great “Wonderland”. Anna was 40 years old, and it was a difficult time in Finland, impossible to find a job. Her husband Kalle had travelled as the chief engineer to all the great ports of the world, now he thought that it was his turn to stay at home. In spring of 1959, Anna realized her life’s dream and alone, with a couple of hundred dollars and no special skills in the English language, she took the airplane to New York. She lived in Brooklyn and worked as a cook in a wealthy family in upper Manhattan. Anna flew to Tampere, Finland every summer and Kalle flew to her in New York every winter. When Kalle died in 1985, Anna gave Nina his camera. A few years later, when she found old colour photographs from their trips, she decided to keep portraying Anna in her own way. She visited Anna regularly for two or three weeks at a time and photographed her in her home and favourite places. Anna called Nina her “back-scrubber,” and Nina listened Anna’s stories and learned about her “Amerikan mummu”. Anna spent 40 years in America. She died from cancer at 83 years old. For the last six years, she had the beloved sunlight all year round. She travelled between her three homes – spring and autumn in New York, summer in Finland and winter in Florida. It was exactly as she had dreamt it would be.

News: Gus Powell: Bring Them Homes, Photographs of Resilience, November  8, 2018

Gus Powell: Bring Them Homes, Photographs of Resilience

November 8, 2018

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 8, 2018--Citi Community Development has commissioned famed photographer Gus Powell to create Bring Them Homes: Photographs of Resilience, a 30-image exhibition that shines a light on the perseverance and dynamic stories of veterans that were once homeless or at risk of homelessness. The exhibition, curated by the Citi Fine Art Department, will be open to the public and on display at Citi’s Long Island City Offices, 1 Court Square, from November 8 th through January 30, 2019.

News: Nina Korhonen: Monkey to Monkey, Exhibition in Helsinki, Finland, October  5, 2018

Nina Korhonen: Monkey to Monkey, Exhibition in Helsinki, Finland

October 5, 2018 Gallery, Helsinki, Finland 12.10. - 20.12.2018

Nina Korhonen (b. 1961) is known for her strong and respectable images. One of Nina’s most well known photography books, ‘Amerikan Mummu’ won Sweden’s best photography book award in 2004. Nina’s extensive works have attracted audiences to 41 exhibitions around the world. The first exhibition was in the 1989 Raders Art Museum in Denmark and afterwards galleries in, Stockholm, New York, Copenhagen, St. Petersburg, Paris, Istanbul as well as many other cities have become familiar with Nina’s work. Nina’s latest book, Monkey to Monkey, appeared in Spring of 2018. The photos were made as part of Nina’s travels through China over a period of 12 years and the exhibition is dedicated to Nina’s beloved grandfather Kalle Väisänen. “Monkey to Monkey is a fascinating peek through Nina Korhonen’s camera lens documenting the daily lives of Chinese people. The pictures combine the 12-year cycle of Chinese astrology, during which time Korhonen photographed in both China’s major cities and rural areas.”

Lucinda Devlin to be included in LAND__SCOPE @ The Münchner Stadtmuseum, Germany

September 4, 2018

LAND__SCOPE. Photographic works from Roni Horn to Thomas Ruff in the DZ BANK Art Collection, Nov. 30, 2018 – March 31, 2019
This exhibition explores the phenomenon of landscape in contemporary photography. It starts from the notions expressed by Romanticism through its idyllic portrayal of nature, and examines the changes that have occurred in natural and agricultural landscapes and the impacts of urbanization and industrialization on nature. The show will feature around 120 works of art authored by Claudia Angelmaier, Ursula Böhmer, Mona Breede, Lucinda Devlin, William Eggleston, Jochen Gerz, Beate Gütschow, Raphael Hefti, Dan Holdsworth, Carsten Höller, Roni Horn, Axel Hütte, Magdalena Jetelová, Sven Johne, Peter Keetman, Robert Longo, Richard Mosse, Inge Rambow, Heinrich Riebesehl, Thomas Ruff, Adrian Sauer, Stephen Shore, Maria Sewcz, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Anna Vogel.