Kinda cool, huh?
About Chris Buck's work from Slate:
In essence, Buck plays a game of hide-and-seek with his famous subjects, inviting them to hide for 30 seconds while he takes the portrait. Buck shot about 75 percent of the images in Presence piggybacking on assignments and asking the celebrity if they would be interested in being part of the project. The other images, including those of Cindy Sherman and Chuck Close, were set up entirely for the project. Buck has signed witness statements for each image that testify to the fact that the celebrity was in fact present for the shoot.
“I was having a rough patch with work and trying to build some interest,” said Buck about his inspiration for Presence. “People want to work with creative people, so I thought about doing something really outside the box … and it landed really, really outside the box.”
Meaningful images from Gordon Parks covering another side of the Civil Rights struggle... Oh, Alabama... this is my home.
These quiet, compelling photographs elicit a reaction that Mr. Parks believed was critical to the undoing of racial prejudice: empathy. Throughout his career, he endeavored to help viewers, white and black, to understand and share the feelings of others. It was with this goal in mind that he set out to document the lives of the Thornton family, creating images meant to alter the way Americans viewed one another and, ultimately, themselves.
Four years ago, a Wall Street trader named Chris Arnade wandered into Hunts Point, a Bronx neighborhood nestled in the poorest Congressional district in the nation and often referred to as New York City's red light district. He didn't know why he was there, but he had his camera, and he started snapping photographs.