Photographer Jeannette Montgomery Barron’s “Artist Portraits from the 80’s” at Patrick Parrish Gallery

Mapplethorpe, Basquiat and their contemporaries, captured with intimate intensity

With the innumerable retrospectives crisscrossing US museums, and foundations dedicating floor-upon-floor of wall space, one almost cannot escape the current societal obsession with artists from the ’80s. Amidst all the work of Basquiat, Warhol, Haring and their ilk, gallery-goers will still struggle to find women represented. Fascinating then, and valuable, is the exhibition Artist Portraits from the 80’s at Patrick Parrish—on show from 5 March …

Hasselblad Continues to Reshape Medium-Format Photography

From the dynamic X1D II 50C camera to the future-defining CFV II 50C digital back and 907X camera body

Hasselblad‘s latest series of releases and announcements succeed two-fold. As the brand improves upon previous products—like their groundbreaking X1D mirrorless medium-format camera from 2017—they also reinvent the potential of their historic camera roster. With the less expensive X1D II 50C, consumer feedback powers a second-generation model. For both the CFV II 50C digital back and 907X camera body, past and future collide for unexpected functionality. …

Testing DJI’s Mavic 2 Pro

We take the new and improved camera drone for a few flights

Once again, DJI has moved the goalposts, improving drone photography radically—and at the price of an affordable DSLR. Partnering with Hasselblad, they created the new Mavic 2 Pro, which includes an optical adjustable aperture from f/2.8 to f/11 and a huge, one-inch sensor. This solves one of the biggest pain-points in consumer-approachable drone photography—prior to now, the photo and video quality was barely useable beyond display on …