ART / Conversation

Kenyan-born artist Wangari Mathenge’s new body of work draws inspiration from “The Danger of a Single Story,” a 2009 Ted Talk delivered ... More

Wangari Mathenge

Interview & Portrait by Jan-Willem Dikkers

As the co-founder of 1970s new wave cult band Blondie, Chris Stein is most well-known for his musical prowess. It should come ... More

Chris Stein

Interview by Jon Ronson

In early 1990s rural Mississippi, Levon Brooks was arrested for murdering a three-year-old girl and sentenced to life in prison. A few ... More

Levon and Kennedy:

Mississippi Innocence Project

What began as a fascination with remote, rural communities, necessarily evolved into a greater conversation about modernization and tradition for documentary photographer ... More

Winfried Bullinger

Interview by Lia Marie Hillers

German photojournalist Corinna Kern is interested in the fringe groups of society, those outside the Westernized norm. Her subjects are often marginalized ... More

Corinna Kern

Female Maskers

With a predilection for capturing documentary moments, German filmmaker and photographer Kirstin Schmitt explores her adopted city of Havana with a camera ... More


Waiting for the Candymen

One day in 2012, I went to the beach with friends completely forgetting I had a casting for Stussy Japan. I turned ... More

Valerie Phillips

Interview by Stazia Lindes

When my grandmother turned 90 this year, our family created a tributary artwork that incorporated various symbols she uses in her body ... More

Betye Saar

Interview by Sola Agustsson

When Bob Zahn showed me his latest project, American Gothic II, a fine art photography collection of Slab City, I looked at ... More

American Gothic II

Portfolio by Bob Zahn

I met Chicago-born artist Nathaniel Mary Quinn in 2013 and have had the pleasure of working with him on a number of ... More

Nathaniel Mary Quinn

Interview by Dexter Wimberly

In his newest series, Cathedral of the Pines, photographer Gregory Crewdson returns to his home in rural Massachusetts to stage elaborate interior ... More

Gregory Crewdson

Interview by Matthew Weiner

Los Angeles-born and raised artist Ariana Papademetropoulos paints from found, vintage images which she manipulates and renders large, ornate and vibrant. In ... More

Ariana Papademetropoulos

Interview by Ariel Pink

In October of 2015 I had the pleasure of boarding the Ultra Letizia cargo vessel in Hiroshima for it’s maiden voyage. Alongside ... More

Cole Sternberg

Interview by Joe McKee

Known for his ever-evolving approach to painting, sculptural installation and photography, Bronx-born artist Kori Newkirk uninhibitedly explores cultural identity, black history and ... More

Kori Newkirk

Interview by Christine Y. Kim

Catherine Opie’s work ranges from self-portraiture to landscape photography, often investigating identity through portraits of social groups including the LGBT community, surfers ... More

Catherine Opie

The Art of Philanthropy

Elena Stonaker is a rare bird whose works of art are stunning, inspiring and gloriously strange. The first time I saw something ... More

Elena Stonaker

Interview by Becky Stark

I’ve always avoided getting too close with my neighbors. It’s an unspoken rule in NYC: keep to yourself but always be companionable. ... More

Graeme Mitchell

Interview by Jay Batlle

On April 6, Silicon Valley actor Amanda Crew kicked off her 100-Day Project – a challenge to choose one action and repeat ... More

Amanda Crew

100 Day Project

Artist Charlie White investigates American excess, identity and desire through stylized film and photography. His photographs capture the tension between perception and ... More

Charlie White

Interview by Ali Subotnick

Jennifer Howell is the founder of The Art of Elysium, an organisation which works to make art a catalyst for social change ... More

Jennifer Howell

The Art of Elysium

Allan’s a weird cat and an amazing story teller, and I’ve had the privilege of being his friend for over two decades. ... More

Allan MacDonell

Interview by Buzz Osborne

Jordan Sullivan’s exhibition of over 300 photographs and collages coincides with the publication of “An Island in the Moon,” a small edition ... More

Jordan Sullivan

Interview by Myles Haselhorst

The experience of Jason McLean’s work is like following a train of thought back to its root. Where did it start? Where ... More

Jason McLean

Interview with Ryan Sluggett

Tabitha Soren: Do you remember the first portrait you ever took, or maybe the first time you attempted to take a serious ... More

Katy Grannan

Interview by Tabitha Soren

In the spring of 2004, Gerhard Steidl, the German publisher came to LA to work with my brother Ed Ruscha on a ... More

Mona Kuhn

Interview by Paul Ruscha

There is a middle ground between our fantasy of fame and life as it exists, one that is strange and lonesome but ... More

Simone Lueck

Interview by Danny Jauregui

These photographs by Whitney Hubbs for Issue Magazine came about following her solo exhibition “The Song Itself Is Already A Skip” at ... More

Whitney Hubbs

Interview by Lucas Blalock

Sonny Ruscha Granade: Do you remember the moment when you officially decided to become an artist? Was there an “ah-ha” moment or ... More

Fay Ray

Interview by Sonny Ruscha

Some people seem to have found their vocation simply by listening to the ring of their own name—a human onomatopoeia of name ... More

Wes Lang

Interview & studio visit

It is a truth universally acknowledged . . . that some of our most interesting conversations happen in the privacy of our ... More

Gordon Holden

Texting conversation

The Work of James Georgopoulos is confronting to say the least. When I visited him in his Los Angeles studio space I ... More

James Georgopoulos

by Joe McKee

Over the past seven or so years that she’s been ‘on the scene,’ I sometimes get the feeling that what Lisa Williamson ... More

Lisa Williamson

by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer

Kevin Appel: I want to start by asking you if you can name a moment or something that you saw that was ... More

Alison O'Daniel

Interview by Kevin Appel

I first met Luckey under the space needle in Seattle, Wa. At the time he was playing bass with Devendra Banhart, one ... More

Luckey Remington

by Adarsha Benjamin

Former member of the legendary Bromley Contingent, photographer, Simon Barker sits down for some nostalgic talk with cult-label designer, Wynn Smith (WINK). ... More

Simon Barker: Punk's Dead

Interview by Wynn Smith

Image excerpts from Issue 1-8 (1999 – 2004), Stare (Published with David Renard 1999) Larry Clark, Bob Richardson, Christopher Wool, Mark Gonzales, ... More

The Early Years Video

Paul McCarthy is really excited. We got to hang out with him for an afternoon while he was in New York putting ... More


by Carlo McCormick

The following conversation took place in early December 2007 in the second-floor office of Gavin Brown’s Enterprise on Greenwich Street in Lower ... More


by Walter Robinson

RICHARD MARSHALL: Louise, I would like to discuss two separate, but related, periods of your life — your early years in New ... More


by Richard D. Marshall

The remarkable thing about those who are absolutely without guile is that their honesty is rarely brutal so much as it is ... More

Marilyn Minter

by Carlo McCormick

As I walk through Jeff’s workmanlike studio on 29th street I feel a rush of optimism. There in his modern-day, high-tech paint ... More


by Stephanie Seymour

Gil Blank: Over the last five to ten years, the work of yours that has increasingly come to the widest attention relates ... More


by Gil Blank

“Will stand out on the street, with a hammer in my hand” — this is how Jonathan Meese says we will recognize ... More


by Sue de Beer and Felix Ensslin

Tom Wood might easily be categorized as a documentary or street photographer. His photographs fit comfortably within the finest tradition of a ... More


by Jane Fletcher & Jan-Willem Dikkers

In the spring of 2001 Kehinde Wiley completed his MFA in Painting at Yale University and then moved to New York to ... More


by Christine Y.Kim