Aaron Siskind 100
Aaron Siskind

176 pages

The New Yorker
October 27th, 2003

A retrospective of the late photographer’s work. The pictures have been arranged thematically rather than chronologically; one wall of Siskind’s typcially exuberant images — this lashings of paint photographed on streets, walls, and brick — looks like a group of Abstract Expressionist paintings. The photos are strikingly painterly, but never in the way you’d expect — like one of strokes of tar on pavement, as graceful as Japanese calligraphy.