Author Archive for Louis Jacobson

Photographer James Crable Enters the Matrix

From afar, Crable's work looks quilted. Up close, they reveal lively, everyday vignettes.

Matt Stuart Finds the Humor and Absurdity in Street Photography

Pigeon feet, bubbles as monocles, and ill-placed hands make for wonderfully weird documentary photos.

At PhotoWorks, Documentary Photos Smash the Divide Between Tradition and Modernity

Sometimes, photography exhibits are notable for a small number of images that stand above the rest. And sometimes they're notable for offering a steady, coherent series. The seventh annual “Mirror to the World” exhibition of documentary photography at Glen Echo’s PhotoWorks falls into the latter category. (Disclosure: The curator, Frank Van Riper, photographed my wedding.)
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Clever Photos of New York City Pedestrians and MoMA-Goers at Touchstone Gallery

Images from local artist Michael A. Lang are relaxed and often inspired.

Angels in the Architecture (and Monument Scaffolding) at the National Building Museum

One artist's breathtaking photos of the restoration of the National Cathedral and Washington Monument.

At Photoworks, Images of D.C. Food Trucks, Shabby Windows, and a Couple’s Intimate Moment

Some of these montages are too cliché, but others carry impressive weight.

Appealing Textures Abound in Mugshots of Orchids and Close-Ups of Butterfly Wings

Photographers Susan Eder and Craig Dennis used to be a bit more daring, though.

Photos of Bleak Middle-Age and Bodies in Cremation at the Goethe-Institut

The winners of Germany's annual photo competition

A Dip in the Lake Turns Dangerous in Na’ama Batya Lewin’s Photos

Striking, ominous photos of children swimming—or are they drowning?

Barbara Klemm Finds Color in Black-and-White Photos of German Politicians

See the “socialist fraternal kiss” on the lips between Soviet premier Leonid Brezhnev and East Germany's Erich Honecker.