This spring in Frankfurt, Germany, large-scale portraits of refugees drape over the faces of multi-story buildings, old and new, as part of a public ... More

Vitus Solashanka:
New Citizens

Essay by Clare Shearer

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


Waiting For The Candymen

Photographer Emilie Regnier spent most of her childhood in West and Central Africa, and situates her photo series Hair in her then home of ... More

Emilie Regnier

Issue Questionnaire

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

Betye Saar

Interview by Sola Agustsson

Alice Mann cites her childhood in post-apartheid South Africa as a catalyst for her photographic work, which focuses on racial stereotyping and “othering” in ... More

Alice Mann

Issue Questionnaire

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

Gregory Crewdson

Interview by Matthew Weiner

Joakim Eskildsen is a Danish art photographer and documentarian who, over the past two decades, has captured images that unapologetically depict modern life and ... More

Joakim Eskildsen

Issue Questionnaire

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

Ariana Papademetropoulos

Interview by Ariel Pink

Scot Sothern has been developing his photographic niche since the ’70s, when he began documenting fringe populations on the streets of America. Yet his ... More

Scot Sothern

Issue Questionnaire

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

Kori Newkirk

Interview by Christine Y. Kim

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

Elena Stonaker

Interview by Becky Stark

Doug Rickard is an archivist and self-proclaimed “hijacker” fueled by a fascination with American culture and its new brand of self-surveillance—the ever-present camera phone. ... More

Doug Rickard

Issue Questionnaire

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

Graeme Mitchell

Interview by Jay Batlle

In 2007, before the selfie was even a common trope, Los Angeles artist Petra Cortright was recording herself with a webcam. For her most ... More

Petra Cortright

Issue Questionnaire

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

Charlie White

Interview by Ali Subotnick

Not much gives form to the archetype of American glut and consumerism more than its big box stores – the Walmarts and Targets along ... More

Carson Davis Brown #_Mass

An Interview

Where are you from? The Pacific Ocean, Brentwood. Who influenced you growing up and who influences you today? Ursula, Marilyn Manson, David Lynch – ... More


Brentwood Manor

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

Jordan Sullivan

Interview by Myles Haselhorst

Los Angeles poets Mandy Kahn and Jacqueline Suskin are carving out a place for their old-world craft in the new world. Jacqueline with her ... More

Mandy Kahn &
Jacqueline Suskin

A Discussion

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

Jason McLean

Interview with Ryan Sluggett

Stacy Kranitz grew up in the heart of Appalachia – a largely rural swath of mountains running from New York to Alabama, and the ... More

Stacy Kranitz

An Interview

Tabitha Soren: Do you remember the first portrait you ever took, or maybe the first time you attempted to take a serious picture, an ... 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 book project ... 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 full of ... More

Simone Lueck

Interview by Danny Jauregui

Paris-born photographer Sophie Caby moved to LA in 2012 without a car or a license. When she began to travel by bus in a ... More

Sophie Caby

An interview

A classic picture of Bunny Yeager, Queen of the Pinup Photographers, shows the late legend propped seductively, if a little precariously, on a bar ... More

Bettie Page
Queen of Curves

Interview by Barney McDonald

Los Angeles photographers Lily Flores, Serge Gil and Scarlett Mann have united in a common exploration of their sprawling city and its surroundings. Their ... More

LA Odyssey
(Lily Flores, Serge Gil, Scarlet Mann)

These photographs by Whitney Hubbs for Issue Magazine came about following her solo exhibition “The Song Itself Is Already A Skip” at M+B Gallery ... 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 did it ... 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 and being. ... More

Wes Lang

Interview & studio visit

Slava Mogutin and Brian Kenny became partners in love and art the day they met ten years ago. Together they founded SUPERM, a multimedia ... More

SUPERM: Slava Mogutin & Brian Kenny

An Interview

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

James Georgopoulos

by Joe McKee

The early 20th century saw several artists reviving classical myth and history in their work—Picasso and the Minotaur, de Chirico and Ariadne, Picabia’s Transparencies ... More

Lucile Littot

Madness Grandiosa exhibit

Spandau Parks

Recurrent parallel networks

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

Luckey Remington

by Adarsha Benjamin

Lydia Lunch, the underground and legendary musician, actress, performance artist, writer and activist presents a hedonist’s guide to witty and provocative recipes for feeding ... More


by Lydia Lunch

The work of Swiss amateur photographer, Karlheinz Weinberger is presented in Rebel Youth, a first-of-its-kind compilation of portraits of Zurich’s rebel youth of the ... More


by Karlheinz Weinberger

Paul McCarthy is really excited. We got to hang out with him for an afternoon while he was in New York putting together a ... 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 Manhattan. Walter ... 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 York during ... 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 utterly off ... 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 shop are ... More


by Stephanie Seymour