American photography

Obituariesfeature

Daniel Wolf, collector and lover of the great outdoors who changed the museum world's attitude to photography, has died, aged 65

Formed a peerless photography collection for the J Paul Getty Museum and curated the landmark 1989 Royal Academy exhibition to mark 150 years of the art form

Keith Davis, senior curator at Nelson-Atkins, resigns to protest colleague's layoff

Museum’s drive to cut 36 jobs eliminated the position of photography curator Jane L. Aspinwall, who helped oversee acclaimed collection

Book Clubfeature

In Pictures | The eve of a US presidential election through the eyes of William Eggleston

A newly republished book by the renowned Memphis photographer documents the Deep South in the run-up to the 1976 election

Lyle Ashton Harris revisits archival images of black joy and resistance amid lockdown

The Bronx-born artist says isolation has allowed the US a valuable opportunity "to be confronted with trauma so deep that it moves us from theory to action"

A book of 19th-century snaps for armchair travellers to exotic locations

Travel photographs from the extraordinary collection of the Société de Géographie

MoMA acquires historic Gordon Parks series The Atmosphere of Crime

The photographs will go on view in the New York museum's permanent collection galleries in May, along with a selection of works by other artists and a clip from the classic 1971 film Shaft

Survey show reframes novelist Wright Morris as pioneering Depression-era photographer

Amsterdam's Fotografiemuseum exhibition aims to show how the writer's images of dust bowl America are as compelling as those of his more famous peers

Stories of New Orleans's opulent cemeteries collected in unusual book of photographs

The urban graveyards of New Orleans are rich in commemorative monuments and sculpture

Robert Frank, the foreigner who framed America in photographs, dies aged 94

Swiss-born photographer, best know for his series The Americans, had a wide and enduring impact on photography

Interview with Bruce Weber: “We had to work fast—and run”

Photographer Bruce Weber has spent seven years recording the plight of Miami’s Haitian community

May 2009archive

The changing faces of Cindy Sherman

We speak to the chameleon-like photographer about her latest series, in which she becomes a string of fictional, surgically-enhanced socialites

Interview with Chuck Close on how his grandma’s crochet inspired his artistic vision

On the eve of a show at PaceWildenstein in New York, the veteran US artist discusses the importance of the year he spent with his grandmother when he was eleven

Interview with Patti Smith: "I look at Jeff Koons’s stuff and I’m appalled”

The veteran rocker discusses the artists who inspire her, those who do not, and what drives her photography

Forgeriesarchive

Photographer Peter Beard sues over forgeries at Sotheby’s

“Crude and brazen forgeries” of the artist's work are popping up in the market

Art marketarchive

AIPAD '03 fair report: Art market perseveres in the shadow of a war

Collectors braved the terrorist alerts and bought but at a lower level than in the past

Interview with artist Thomas Joshua Cooper on his new show: At the edge, between lands and sea

Cooper is mapping out a metaphysical space with his images of oceans, forests, rocks and sky

Interview with Warren Neidich: When scientists make art

Trained as a neurobiologist, his art is about ways of seeing both physiological and as affected by the high-tech visions around us

Interview with Jeff Rosenheim and Maria Morris Hambourg on Walker Evans: At the roots of Warhol

The upcoming Met exhibition presents the whole career of the photographer famous for his images of the Depression

Booksarchive

Books: Expanding on Hallmark's photographic collection

This second edition includes even more of the collection, providing a fine survey of the medium in America

LGBT photography collection grows at the Guggenheim

A large archive of George Platt Lynes photographs, including portraits, fashion shots and homo-erotic studies, joins the Mapplethorpe bequest

American photography at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Vernacular aesthetics and aesthetic vernacular

The organisers propose an opposition between “vernacular” and “aesthetic” photography but the images do not allow it

Art marketarchive

FotoFest 94 emphasises global environment concerns

The Texas gathering is expected to attract as many as 50,000 visitors