Alex Merola

Photography

A photographer hires an actor to be her cheating ex-boyfriend

Restaging her relationship through her camera roll, Karla Hiraldo Voleau flipped a tale of heartbreak on its head.
Alex Merola
6.16.22
Photography

A night porter’s wild, nocturnal odyssey through London’s hotels

Turning to photography to stay awake, Chris Shaw spent 10 years documenting his early-hours encounters with guests, clerks and sex workers.
Alex Merola
6.6.22
Photography

The Japanese photographer who became a cat

A new show in Kyoto presents a trilogy of projects exploring the late Masahisa Fukase's close relationship with his feline friends.
Alex Merola
6.2.22
Photography

Photographing the hidden lives of Yakuza women

Chloé Jafé’s series ‘I give you my life’ lifts the veil on the secret lives of women in the Japanese mob.
Alex Merola
5.4.22
Photography

A photographer shoots her mother's affair

Hideka Tonomura's 'mama love' was searing and shocking upon release. 14 years later, its images see the light of day again.
Alex Merola
2.22.22
Photography

A day in the life of legendary photographer Peter Hujar

Linda Rosenkrantz's new book is a transcript of everything the artist did on 18 December 1974.
Alex Merola
1.18.22
Photography

A photographer's radical quest to become an image

Rita Lino's self-cancellation in her new book, 'Replica', was an act of liberation.
Alex Merola
11.29.21
Photography

Whitney Hubbs’ self-portraits are an ode to fetish, ageing & isolation

The photographer’s new book, ‘Say So’, takes us inside her studio, where she uses and abuses her body in masochistic performances.
Alex Merola
9.13.21
Photography

Catherine Opie picks eight of her most career-defining images

Starting with her first self-portrait in 1970, the contemporary American photographer talks us through half a century of subversive imagery.
Alex Merola
5.27.21