Elizabeth Breiner
Elizabeth is a writer and curator, and the Editor of nineteensixtyeight.

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Lost in the Wilderness

Lost in the Wilderness Photographs by Kalpesh Lathigra Text by Kalpesh Lathigra unless otherwise specified LOST IN THE WILDERNESS ... feeling at home, at one in a place that is not your home; it’s not East London, England, not India, not Africa. Pine Ridge is a vast area of land. I did not go out to make a [...]

Misplaced Demarcations

We are stalked by the moment; it is shoved in our faces and forced down our throats. Newsfeeds fatten our smartphones while we switch off to sleep. The instant an image is captured it is devoured by the perpetually famished junkies who roam the fluorescent halls of social networking and new media.

Illuminations

Photographs by Holly Falconer Text by Elizabeth Breiner Page design by Silvia Maietta Mankind’s desire to harness the night and profit from its conquest with so-called “artificial sunshine” is no better seen than in Blackpool, England, site of the annual Illuminations festival and unlikely home of pioneering advances in light technology. Not only prolonging the [...]

I Was Never Good at Yoga | Paperwork | Pool Party

Polly Penrose / New works In her latest bodies of work (not to be confused with her earlier series A Body of Work), Polly Penrose shifts fluidly between the absurd and the abstract, transforming her body into surreal sculptural fragments as she once again plays the part of both the photographer and the photographed. Pool Party [...]

Toeing the line with female dress codes

Following on the heels of our long form report about the contradictions of modern feminism, we examine current conversations surrounding workplace dress codes. Justin Bartel’s Impression series offers insights into the internalization of certain gender norms in its depiction of the physical marks left by female fashion constructs.

Forms & Fictions

My work is an exploration of my own psyche as it connects to the world’s. It cures it, clears it, helps me to evolve. Through the pure and diligent observation of my daily life, composed of travels in France and abroad, my vision is made manifest in autonomous aesthetic experiences that attempt to highlight a bridge for communication between inner and outer worlds.

Up Against the Wall Miss America

It is easy to forget how much has changed for women in just over half a century’s time, though fictionalized representations of the ‘50s and ‘60s in popular films and television series such as Mad Men and Masters of Sex serve as potent albeit melodramatically stylized reminders. In 1960, only 38 percent of American women were in the workforce, and of those, most were confined to ‘feminine’ positions like secretaries and nurses from which they could legally be fired for getting pregnant. . .

El Alto

Drawing upon his familial link to the Bolivian region and knowledge of the cultural landscape, Nick Ballon employs his camera in El Alto as the vehicle for an aesthetic and sociological study of the indigenous Andean people through the material objects of their aspirational self-expression.

Beefcakes

BEEFCAKES Anne Lamb Words by Alex Wood Interview by Elizabeth Breiner Photographs by Anne Lamb Photographer Anne Lamb’s series Beefcakes entwines the female nude with the weathered, contoured forms of American show cattle. The contrast between these juxtaposed natural figures is enhanced by the neon lighting that at times seems to drench the images, disorientating the sense of time, place [...]

Reina

To fully appreciate the graphically dazzling subjects of Cyril Porchet’s Reina, it is necessary to understand the series’ place at the end of a long conceptual trajectory, shifting between figuration and abstraction in the effort to convey human systems of power and control through the two-dimensional image.

A Body of Work

A Body of Work Polly Penrose Photography by Polly Penrose Words by Elizabeth Breiner "Eros means to be connected to, to have a kind of relationship that seeks beauty and meaning in the other. So for instance, when people enter a home that has no so-called ‘eros’ quality to it, what they might find is [...]