Week 14: Adam Thorman

Adam Thorman was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He received his BFA in Photography from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in 2003 and his MFA from Arizona State University in 2009. His work has been exhibited nationally, including at the Sam Lee Gallery in Los Angeles and the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson. His work is in the permanent collection of SFMOMA. He has taught at Prescott College in Arizona, Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division, workshops at Kala Art Institute and is currently teaching photography at The Athenian School in Danville, CA. He lives and works in Oakland, CA.

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"Look at any advertisement for a new camera, you will usually see the kit held by a male hand, with the image of a young woman visible through the lens…as though the camera were always meant to be a male eye, gazing out onto a world of female subjects."
- Natalie Dybisz

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Siren?

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In anticipation of the opening of my exhibition at Weinstein Gallery this Friday featuring projects from the last ten years, a number of people have asked, “What is Siren?”

My last major project was Broken Manual. The subject of these photographs was entirely male. Anxious to photograph something besides bearded loners, I started a project on women with pictures made in Rome, Los Angeles, Moscow, New Orleans and Minneapolis. But before completing this project, Brad Zellar and I started The LBM Dispatch.  As a consequence, this work is still on the back burner with no plans for future publication.

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However, I have already published one book from this project: La Belle Dame Sans Merci. The publisher, Contrasto, has recently uncovered a box of the Italian edition (with an inserted English translation). We are selling signed copies for $250. Purchase yours here:

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A meditation on John Keats, Rome, pale men, beautiful women and pineapples by the photographer Alec Soth.

La Belle Dame Sans Merci
by Alec Soth
Curated by Marco Delogu
with an essay by Francesco Zanot
52 pages, 12.5” x 15.25”
published 2011 by Punctum Press
ISBN: 978-88-95410-31-9

Edition of 500 (250 Italian / 250 English)

Signed Italian Edition (with English translation insert:
$250

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Alec Soth listened to my critique!

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Photograph by Reuters
Feb. 13, 2014. An activist from the “Right Sector” anti-government protest group presents a bouquet of flowers to his girlfriend in front of fellow activists near the site of previous clashes with riot police in Kiev, Ukraine. 

Photograph by Reuters

Feb. 13, 2014. An activist from the “Right Sector” anti-government protest group presents a bouquet of flowers to his girlfriend in front of fellow activists near the site of previous clashes with riot police in Kiev, Ukraine. 

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