Helen Ennis

Helen Ennis reviews 'Vivian Maier: A Photographer’s Life and Afterlife' by Pamela Bannos

Helen Ennis
22 February 2018

Vivian Maier has received the kind of attention most photographers and artists can only dream of – multiple monographs, documentary films, commercial gallery representation, extraordinar More

Robert Mapplethorpe: the perfect medium (Art Gallery of New South Wales)

Helen Ennis
22 November 2017

This exhibition has a clear aim – to prove that Robert Mapplethorpe ‘is among the most significant artist of his time’. The evidence marshalled by the curators at the Los Angeles Cou More

Helen Ennis reviews 'Lives of the Great Photographers' by Juliet Hacking

Helen Ennis
24 February 2016

One of the big attractions of this book is the portraits and self-portraits of the photographers who are its subject. Diane Arbus, in the early stages of pregnancy, looks whimsically at her reflection in a full-length mirror; Robert Mapplethorpe's face leaps out of the darkness, paired with his skull-topped walking stick; Margaret Bourke-White perches with her camer ... More

Olive Cotton at Spring Forest

Helen Ennis
24 June 2013
Helen Ennis writes at length about the great modernist photographer Olive Cotton and her second marriage to Ross McInerney, which took her far from the art world – and from her art. More