“Looking at photography” is, a collection of 100 images and 100 short essays published by Damiani Editore and selected by Stephen Frailey. Twice a month we will publish an essay excerpted from his book.
Inspired by John Szarkowski’s 1973 “Looking at Photographs”, and paying homage to the concept of the one hundred images and a page of text for each, Stephen Frailey now updates this classic with significant works of photography from mid-70s to the present.
“Looking at photography” covers all genres of photography, and through discussing the significance of the individual works Frailey – as photographer, editor and educator – articlulates the themes and sensibilities of contemporary photography.
The book is illustrated with major works by acclaimed artists such as Carrie Mae Weems, Jeff Wall, Steven Meisel, Nan Goldin, Helmut Newton, Viviane Sassen, Dawoud Bey, Tim Walker, Zanelle Muholi, Wolfgang Tillmans, among others.
Stephen Frailey, the Chair of the Photography and Video Department at the School of Visual Arts in New York from 1998 to 2018, is now Chair Emeritus. In 2012 he co-founded the Graduate MPS Fashion Photography program at SVA with Jimmy Moffat, and was the Director of Education for Red Hook Labs in Brooklyn. He has had solo exhibitions at 303 Gallery and the Julie Saul Gallery and group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; International Center for Photography, New York; and the National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC. Portfolios of the work have appeared in ‘Artforum’ and the ‘Paris Review’. He is the Founder and Editor of Dear Dave, magazine.
Looking at Photography
Published by Damiani