Opinion: August 2020

 
Palaces of petroleum

Palaces of petroleum

Design history, Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

The adventurous design of a 1960 book promoting Australia’s fossil fuel industry offers a poignant…

 
The haunted shore

The haunted shore

Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

Images of spectral sea-bathers haunt the light-filled pages of Nigel Grierson’s self-published…

 
Netherworld of crime

Netherworld of crime

Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

A new book expands upon an impressionistic photo-essay about crime by Gordon Parks, including images not…

 
Introduction Eye 100

Introduction Eye 100

John L. Walters

For this issue, eleven prominent designers have generously given up time to talk about…
 
Recolouring the past

Recolouring the past

Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

At a time when image falsification is a source of concern, the digital colourisation of documentary…

 
Instant object of desire

Instant object of desire

Visual culture, Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

A Polaroid photo’s aura of ephemeral uniqueness lies in its small white frame and supercharged surface.…

 
Whiteness made strange

Whiteness made strange

Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

A brave, if flawed book of artists’ photographs addresses racism through the lens of white privilege.…

 
Editorial Eye 54

Editorial Eye 54

One of the themes discussed in Eye 53, our ‘Brand madness special issue’, was the…
 
Scalpel sharp

Scalpel sharp

Critique / Photography, Visual culture

Rick Poynor

A UK retrospective examines the explosive photomontages of feminist artist Linder, from the shock of her…

 
Among the spirits

Among the spirits

Critique / Photography

Rick Poynor

Nadav Kander’s poetic and mysterious portraits of celebrities steal the limelight in his new book The…

 
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