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Martin Stavars: Hong Kong Streetscapes

Martin Stavars: Hong Kong Streetscapes

The city of Hong Kong has been a wealth of inspiration and spontaneity for me. While previous series have grown from my relationship with the urban landscape, each visit presents a new adventure with unique stories to share. Focusing on the oldest streets and the junctions created by cornered buildings, this series illustrates a personality of the city that stares…
Three Masters of Erotic Photography

Three Masters of Erotic Photography

Steven Kasher Gallery is pleased to present Three Masters of Erotic Photography, a survey of black and white nudes from the 1960s, by celebrated photographers Sam Haskins, Francis Giacobetti, and Kishin Shinoyama. The show reunites three artists featured in the controversial exhibition and book Vier Meister der Erotischen Fotografie (Four Masters of Erotic Photography), which debuted at Cologne’s Photokina in…
Alex Majoli: SKĒNĒ

Alex Majoli: SKĒNĒ

Alex Majoli documents the thin line between reality and theatre in a series of photographs, which will be on view from February 16 – April 1, 2017 at Howard Greenberg Gallery. The photographs, made in Congo, Egypt, Greece, Germany, India, China, and Brazil between 2010 and 2016, explore the human condition and call into question darker elements of society. The…
Melissa Shook: Daily Self-Portraits

Melissa Shook: Daily Self-Portraits

In 1972, curious about the problem of identity, Melissa Shook began an ambitious project of photographing herself everyday for a year. The sum of this impressive undertaking resulted in a compelling set of intimately scaled black and white photographs that range from the artist performing for the camera, to the camera describing the physicality of her being. These early influential…
Diane Arbus: In the beginning

Diane Arbus: In the beginning

Diane Arbus: In the beginning considers the first seven years of the photographer’s career, from 1956 to 1962. A lifelong New Yorker, Arbus found the city and its citizens an endlessly rich subject for her art. Working in Times Square, the Lower East Side, and Coney Island, she made some of the most powerful portraits of the twentieth century, training…
Lee Friedlander The Nudes: A Second Look

Lee Friedlander The Nudes: A Second Look

Lee Friedlander’s exploration of one of photography’s most enduring genres began almost by chance, in the late 1970s, when a teacher colleague at Rice University in Houston lined up a regular schedule of nude models for his students. Almost immediately, Friedlander found that he preferred to photograph the models at their homes, and ingeniously deployed household objects such as bedside…
An-My Lê: 29 Palms

An-My Lê: 29 Palms

Photographer An-My Lê’s 29 Palms is a series of black-and-white photographs made in the California desert where US marines train for battle prior to deployment. Evoking familiar images of war-afflicted sites in Iraq and Afghanistan, Lê’s photographs instead depict American soldiers on domestic soil acting out the theatre of conflict in fabricated villages and against “enemies” portrayed by fellow marines.…
Truman Capote’s Brooklyn: The Lost Photographs of David Attie

Truman Capote’s Brooklyn: The Lost Photographs of David Attie

David Attie studied with Alexey Brodovitch, who also trained Richard Avedon and Irving Penn, and who first acquainted the artist with Truman Capote. Introducing this lost work to the public now, reveals an intriguing set of relationships and illuminates a particular moment in Brooklyn’s history. Decades after the photographer’s passing, his son, Eli Attie, came across a manila envelope simply…
Multitude, Solitude: The Photographs of Dave Heath

Multitude, Solitude: The Photographs of Dave Heath

The photographs of Dave Heath (1931-2016) evoke an intense, bittersweet vision of modern life. Abandoned by his parents at the age of four, he grew up in Philadelphia foster homes and an orphanage. This sense of physical and emotional homelessness shaped his artistic vision. Through the camera, Heath channeled his personal feelings into a deeper and larger statement about loss,…
Mitch Epstein: New York Arbor

Mitch Epstein: New York Arbor

Mitch Epstein’s new work is a series of photographs of the idiosyncratic trees that inhabit New York City. These pictures underscore the importance of trees to urban life and their complex relationship to their human counterparts. Rooted in New York’s sidewalks, parks, and cemeteries, some trees grow wild, some are contortionists adapting to constrictive surroundings, while others are pruned into…
NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN: Carlo Mollino & Helmut Newton

NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN: Carlo Mollino & Helmut Newton

What connects the lascivious intimacy in the pictures made during the 1940’s by Carlo Mollino, baroque genius and free spirit, and the modern amazons glorified by Helmut Newton in their provocative eroticism during the 1980’s? The woman, muse in all the splendour of the naked body she offers to the world. Through eighteen vintage prints, SAGE Paris proposes a quick…
Henri Cartier-Bresson at Leica Gallery San Francisco

Henri Cartier-Bresson at Leica Gallery San Francisco

The Gallery at Leica Store San Francisco, in collaboration with Peter Fetterman Gallery, is excited to announce its upcoming exhibition, Henri Cartier-Bresson from January 18, 2017 through March 31, 2017. The exhibition will feature over fifty gelatin silver hand signed prints by the iconic photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004). Born in Chanteloup, France in 1908, Cartier-Bresson grew up in a well-to…
Beuford Smith: Black Lives

Beuford Smith: Black Lives

Beuford Smith (American, b. 1941) is one of the great social documentary photographers that emerged from the 1960s. Founder of Cesaire Photo Agency and cofounder of the Black Photographer’s Annual, Smith has enjoyed a diverse and celebrated career in image-making. Smith was a founding member, and later served as president, of the group Kamoinge. In explaining this unprecedented organization, Smith…
Richard Gordon: Loved Photography Too Much

Richard Gordon: Loved Photography Too Much

With the ubiquity of the photographic medium today, Richard Gordon’s work reminds us just how compelling an informed and creative perspective can be. Often his images are witty and quirky and evoke his dry sense of humor. The work in this exhibition was taken primarily in the 1970’s in New York City and along the West Coast. Gordon frequently examined…
Richard Mosse: Heat Maps

Richard Mosse: Heat Maps

Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to present Heat Maps, a new body of work by Richard Mosse. In the chaotic and polarizing new era of Brexit, Marine Le Pen, Donald Trump and other signs of a radical shift to the extreme right, this project charts the refugee crisis unfolding across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Mosse has documented…
Lillian Bassman at CAMERA WORK

Lillian Bassman at CAMERA WORK

Gallery CAMERA WORK is pleased to present an exhibition with works of Lillian Bassman from January 21, 2017. The show will include more than 50 main works and will be the first gallery exhibition held in Berlin after Lillian Bassman had passed away in 2012. Born in 1917 in Brooklyn, Lillian Bassman worked as an artist’s model, a textile designer,…
Werner Bischof: Point of View

Werner Bischof: Point of View

Swiss Magnum photographer Werner Bischof (1916-1954) worked as a photojournalist for legendary magazines like Life and Picture Post. Over the two decades prior to his premature death in 1954, he produced a memorable and multifaceted oeuvre. To mark the centenary of his birth, the Hague Museum of Photography is mounting a major retrospective of his work. The exhibition will include…
Herb Ritts: Super

Herb Ritts: Super

Ritts was largely self-taught with no formal training in photography, yet by the late 1980s he had become a celebrity, just like the people he photographed, “a testament to his natural talents and likeability… Some people are born visually sophisticated – they don’t have to be taught composition.” (David Fahey) Ritts played an important role in ushering the era of…
Enrique Metinides: Exhibition

Enrique Metinides: Exhibition

From 1948 until his forced retirement in 1979, the Mexican photographer Enrique Metinides took thousands of images and followed hundreds of stories in and around Mexico City. And what images and stories they were: car wrecks and train derailments, a bi-plane crashed on to a roof, street stabbings and shootings in the park, apartments and petrol stations set alight, earthquakes,…