Politics and Art

Vladimir Nabokov did not like the novel of ideas. Artists often have their idiosyncratic dislikes, contrary expressions of the unique aesthetic vision that drives their own work. Particularly, Nabokov did not like the work of those monuments of great-idea novels, Dostoyevsky and Mann, though there is no reason his distaste should have excluded the novels […]

How We Lived on It (34) – Pierre Gleizes and Greenpeace

Photographer Pierre Gleizes has worked for Greepeace for three of the four decades the environmental campaigning organization has been in existence. He has shot some of the organization’s most striking and well-known images. This year, Greenpeace turns forty. This video offers the photographer’s thoughts on his long career as journalist and activist. Follow Greenpeace Video […]

Picture This: 4 – Cheryl Himmelstein

Cheryl Himmelstein studied photography at The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, graduating with a BFA in 1995. She began her career as a freelance photographer and editorial portrait specialist with a personal photo essay documenting a family’s life in a homeless shelter in Altadena, California. Her clients have included The New York Times Magazine, Time […]

Picture This: 2 – Larry Hirshowitz

Larry Hirshowitz moved to Los Angeles from South Africa in 1991. Observing the starkly divided culture of apartheid South Africa gave Hirshowitz an eye for the beauty, diversity and tension of urban existence. His subjects range from actor Ben Kingsley and film director David Lynch to memorial murals in the heart of South Central, and […]