Posts Tagged ‘photography’
Byrd Williams IV captures the Jimi Hendrix Experience in Fort Worth in 1967.

Messages in Bottles

Byrd Williams IV told a UNT crowd about a century of photography.
GAYLE REAVES
If Byrd Williams IV were not a world-class photographer, he might be doing just about as well as a writer. As editor of Fort Worth Weekly, I’ve known for years about Byrd’s photographic skills and the legacy of his family o...


René West’s “Charm”

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The Art Corridor
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René West’s works carry on the legacy of Hannah Höch, the German Dadaist artist who used photo collages to critique popular culture in the 1920s. West’s collages are currently on view at TCC’s Southeast campus and will ...



Fantasy and color combine in painterly ways in Patrick Nagatani and Andree Tracey’s “Alamogordo Blues.”

In Living Color!

Amon Carter’s new exhibit isn’t comprehensive but still says a lot.
CHRISTOPHER BLAY
The new exhibit at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art contains all of its color in a black box. The entrance and exit to the galleries are darkened, resembling a camera obscura or dark chamber. These contraptions were used ...


Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz’ “Normal Work”

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In 19th-century England, a housemaid named Hannah Cullwick formed an unusual S&M-tinged relationship with her employer Arthur Munby, frequently posing for photographs while dressed as different kinds of women. Normal Work, ...



LBJ at home on the range. AP Photo/Bill Hudson

Presidential Lens

Dallas’ Sixth Floor Museum hosts a spellbinding archival photo exhibit.
JEFF PRINCE
A photo exhibit at The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas is powerful enough to transport viewers into a time warp, even though many of the photos have been seen before. The American President: Photographs from the Archives of The As...


The Humphries brothers would go on to record with the legendary Roy Rogers and help create Western Swing music.

Early Fort Worth in Photos

An exhibit by the first family of photography in Fort Worth makes the rounds.
EDWARD BROWN
Before Fort Worth was a city of cowboys and culture, it was a city of, well, cowboys. The people of this not-so-long-ago time are documented beautifully in The Swartz Brothers: Fort Worth’s First Family of Photographers, a co...



Aaron Hutchinson’s “Untitled”

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Grackle Art Gallery
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A show with a grammatically curious title, Dear John, Is Stat an Island? features painting, sculpture, drawing, and photography, curated by Paul Leicht. It’s only up for one night, so make sure you reserve your Saturday for t...


W.D. Smithers’ “Hotel, Study Butte”

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And X
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The Austin-based collective Lakes Were Rivers launches a show pairing an original work with a work from Austin’s Harry Ransom Archive. This Saturday, an opening reception will feature an auction to benefit the art publication...



Cover photo by Linus Sundahl-Djerf

K8 in Your Face

Rebelling against hometown Fort Worth takes an avant-garde artist to success in New York.
ANNABELLE MASSEY MALLOY
For nine days in mid-July, K8 Hardy was marooned. On an island. She made the best of it, taking long walks on the deserted shore, sandwiched between wind-carved sand dunes on her left and the great blue Atlantic Ocean on her ri...


“B Hall” is Brackenridge Hall, a dorm on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Many famous Texans, including former Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn and university president Harry Benedict, lived there. Though the hall has long since been razed, fascination with its residents, especially its famous residents, is still strong. In the tradition of B Hall, dormmates stitched their names into each other’s pillows. “It sounds kinda strange now,” Byrd IV said, “but it was tradition.” The photograph was taken in 1905 by Byrd Jr.

UT Acquires Four Byrds

A photo from each of the Williams generations lands in the esteemed Ransom Center.
Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth photographer and Fort Worth Weekly contributor Byrd Williams IV represents the fourth generation in a family of professional photographers dating back to the turn of the 20th century. (Each photographer has been name...