Brian Finke | “On the Bookshelf: Brian Finke’s Construction,” GQ

From GQ:

Over the past decade Brian Finke has focused his camera on documenting specific groups of people engaged in the same activity. Finke has photographed the worlds of high school football players and cheerleaders, bodybuilders, and flight attendants. Among the many shoots he’s done for GQ, Brian has shot wild boar hunters, a young go-kart racer, and, most recently, competitive eaters. In his new book and exhibition entitled Construction, Finke observes construction workers on the job at sites in the New York area. Finke’s pictures of workers on the job or on break are less about the individual than about the job culture. There is an inherent toughness and masculinity about these workers—their clothing, body language, and general disposition scream “man” (even the one female construction worker in the book seems tough).

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Nancy Burson’s work from the early 1980s is featured in “After Photoshop” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Nancy Burson's work from the early 1980s is featured in "After Photoshop" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Nancy Burson’s photograph, “Warhead I,” from 1982 is featured in “After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which opened last evening. “Warhead I” is a digital composite of world leaders from the early 1980s weighted in terms of the number of nuclear warheads owned by each person’s country at that time: Reagan 55%, Brezhnev 45%, Thatcher less than 1%, Mitterand less than 1%, Deng less than 1%.

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Brian Paul Clamp, Director