Cyclops Albert Watson is surely one of this century's foremost photographers, as these black-and-white images attest. Whether the poser is a model or a convict, the… Nonfiction
Book Review

Book Review: 'Cyclops'

Details Writer: Albert Watson; Genre: Nonfiction

Albert Watson is surely one of this century's foremost photographers, as these black-and-white images attest. Whether the poser is a model or a convict, the result is at once stark and sensual. So it is all too sad that the book doesn't allow Watson's work to stand alone: The typeface battles with the prints, and Cyclops as a whole becomes as much about the book's designer as about the artist. Still, since this is the first such collection of Watson's photographs, it's a fault that seems to be worth trying to ignore. B

Originally posted Nov 11, 1994 Published in issue #248 Nov 11, 1994 Order article reprints
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