Thursday, August 16

RYAN MCGINLEY




Sometimes I play the game of "how would I spend $100,000" and buying a Ryan McGinley photo would be one of my top priorities. At 24, he was the youngest photographer to be given a solo show at the Whitney, and was awarded the Young Photographer Infinity award by the International Center for Photography.

His works are somewhat similar to certain confessional photographers like Nan Goldin and Wolfgang Tillmans. His subjects include mostly friends and lovers, as well as youth on the 'fringes' of society. One series shows fans at a 2004 Morrissey concert (top photo). His apartment, at one point, had its walls covered with Polaroid pictures of everyone who had ever visited him. See Ryan's portfolio.

I think I might want two.

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Cam said...

There was a great NYTimes magazine piece on McGinley a while back. One thing that stuck with me was how he printed up his own artist book/catalog for an exhibition and sent the extra copies to artists he admired. Ballsy and really smart.

Maybe if we pool our savings?!