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The Shape of Things: Photographs from Robert B. Menschel

The Shape of Things: Photographs from Robert B. Menschel

The Shape of Things: Photographs from Robert B. Menschel presents an engaging survey of The Museum of Modern Art’s multifaceted collection of photography. Borrowing its title from the eponymous work by Carrie Mae Weems, the exhibition is drawn entirely from works acquired over the past 40 years with the support of Robert B. Menschel, telling the story of photography from…
Sy Kattelson at Howard Greenberg Gallery

Sy Kattelson at Howard Greenberg Gallery

The first solo exhibition in nearly 20 years of work by Sy Kattelson will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery from January 12 – February 11, 2017. The show of 45 photographs focuses on street photography made in New York from the 1940s and 1950s and includes work from the 1980s through 1990 that has never been on public…
Real American Places: Edward Weston and Leaves of Grass

Real American Places: Edward Weston and Leaves of Grass

The 25 photographs included in the exhibition illuminate an understudied chapter of Weston’s career. In 1941, the Limited Editions Book Club approached Weston to collaborate on a deluxe edition of Whitman’s poetry collection, Leaves of Grass. The publisher’s ambitious plan was to capture “the real American faces and the real American places” that defined Whitman’s epic work. Weston eagerly accepted…
Viktor Kolar: Canada, 1968-1973

Viktor Kolar: Canada, 1968-1973

Born in 1941 and raised in Ostrava, Kolář fled to Austria soon after the 1968 Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. Shortly after relocating, he discovered that Canada was seeking “young and healthy people” to immigrate, so he and a friend accepted plane tickets to Vancouver. Living in a cheap Chinatown hotel, they attended a six-month English language course and Kolář…
Josef Koudelka: Gypsies

Josef Koudelka: Gypsies

As the very last panel of ‘The official program of the Korea-France Year 2015-2016’, The Museum of Photography, Seoul organizes a solo exhibition of Czech-born French photographer, Josef Koudelka to celebrate the program’s closing. He is known best in both Korea and abroad for his black-and-white images of Europe’s itinerant Roma, or gypsies people. Another acclaimed series is Invasion 68…
Calder & Nevelson, In Their Studios

Calder & Nevelson, In Their Studios

Best known for his images of the life and work of American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, this exhibition highlights for the first-time, Pedro E. Guerrero’s intimate documentation of renowned sculptors Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson in their homes and studios. The exhibition includes sculptures and collages by Calder and Nevelson that provide a direct context for the viewer. This presentation…
Harlem Heroes: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten

Harlem Heroes: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten

At the height of the Harlem Renaissance, Carl Van Vechten (1880–1964) picked up a camera and discovered the power the photographic portrait has over the photographer himself. Over the decades, his fascination with the medium remained strong and he asked writers, musicians, athletes, politicians, and others to sit for him—many of them central figures in the Harlem Renaissance whose accomplishments…
Ulrich Wüst: Public and Private

Ulrich Wüst: Public and Private

Peer behind the Iron Curtain to see how creativity resists conformity. Ulrich Wüst‘s photos capture the depersonalization of urban life in cities beset by standardized prefab housing blocks and looming Soviet monuments. At the same time, he reveals the creative interior lives of those living under the German Democratic Republic. Images of house parties, nightclubs, and shop windows suggest the…
John Schott: Route 66 Motels

John Schott: Route 66 Motels

In the summer of 1973, John Schott drove Route 66 from the Midwest to California and back, sleeping in his pick-up truck and photographing with an 8 x 10 inch Deardorf view camera. Among his subjects were the motels situated along this expanse of highway. Route 66 Motels will present a key set of vintage prints that formed Schott’s series…
Susan kae Grant: Convergence

Susan kae Grant: Convergence

Constructed entirely as triptychs, these new works envision multiple states of consciousness, adding a cinematic nature to the viewer’s experience. Moving from image to image is simultaneously engaging and unsettling which suggests a strong sense of familiarity and disorientation. Viewing the images in sequence reminds one of a desire to make connections from moments of episodic memory. Some are fleeting,…
Pieter Henket: Stars to the Sun

Pieter Henket: Stars to the Sun

Pieter Henket moved to the United States in 1998, where he studied Documentary Film at the New York Film Academy. After working for the renowned director Joel Schumacher, his fascination for capturing a story in a single shot pulled him towards photography instead of filmmaking. As a self-taught photographer, he is known for his alluring portraits of some the biggest…
Berenice Abbott: North and South: Photographs of U.S. Route 1

Berenice Abbott: North and South: Photographs of U.S. Route 1

In June 1954, at the age of fifty-six, photographer Berenice Abbott set off with two companions from New York, and drove south along U.S. Route 1 until they reached Key West. There, they turned around and retraced the route to its northern terminus at Fort Kent, Maine. Over the course of the journey Abbott took over twenty-four hundred negatives and…
Schatz images: 25 years.

Schatz images: 25 years.

Howard Schatz is an award-winning photographer who has received international acclaim for his portrait photography and work in various genres including studies of dancers, athletes, and human body. The photographs of Howard Schatz are exhibited extensively around the world and are included in the collections of numerous museums such as International Center of Photography, Oakland Museum and Musee de L’Elysee…
Stan Raucher: Metro

Stan Raucher: Metro

“Using available light and a bit of serendipity, I endeavor to create compelling photographs that provide a glimpse into aspects of the human condition. Whenever I step into a subway station it feels as though I have entered a magnificent theater with a diverse cast of characters performing in an unscripted play on an ever-changing stage.” Since 2007, Stan Raucher…
Rafał Kaźmierczak: 6×6 Life

Rafał Kaźmierczak: 6×6 Life

By means of nude photography the artist presents his view on a modern human being functioning in the contemporary society. He depicts confusion of the individual taking part in the rat race which very often bears so much risk and effort that it languishes on the edge of common sense. The race, which becomes so exhausting at some point, that…
The Life and Work of Sid Grossman

The Life and Work of Sid Grossman

Sid Grossman (1913–55) and his work were largely forgotten after his untimely death in 1955. Labeled as a communist by the FBI after the war, his hard-earned reputation as a free-thinking photographer quickly fell into oblivion for the rest of the century and beyond. Grossman was one of the founders of the famous New York Photo League and a notoriously…
Monochrome Photography Awards 2016 – Winners Gallery

Monochrome Photography Awards 2016 – Winners Gallery

Monochrome Photography Awards is proud to announce the winners of their 2016 photography competition! French photographer Michel Kirch has been announced as the overall winner of Professional category with the title: Monochrome Photographer of the Year 2016 and $2000 prize money. His winning image, called ‘Vertical Horizon’ shows Persian harmony in the town of Khiveh in Uzbekistan. Additionally, in Amateur…
Mark Seliger: On Christopher Street: Portraits

Mark Seliger: On Christopher Street: Portraits

On Christopher Street is a portrait series of transgender individuals shot between 2013 and 2016 with a medium format camera in the West Village of New York City. Bree Benz is statuesque in a black shift dress posed calmly in the center of the road. M. David Soliven’s business casual cardigan catches a few rain drops outside a row of…
Michael Kenna – Robert Mann Gallery

Michael Kenna – Robert Mann Gallery

When looking at the artist’s oeuvre and the myriad of subjects therein, it is not difficult to realize the acumen of Michael Kenna. The careful treatment of each composition is apparent from frame to frame, in which every detail is given its due consideration. For Kenna, his photographs are “visual haiku poems, rather than full length novels.” Though these works…
Henry Wessel: Traffic/Sunset Park/Continental Divide

Henry Wessel: Traffic/Sunset Park/Continental Divide

This book presents three independent bodies of work by Henry Wessel (born 1942), each being a precise sequence arranged to give the viewer the experience of what it felt like to pass through the territory described. The first series, Traffic, shows Wessel’s photos of drivers stuck in traffic as he commuted in the early 1980s from Richmond, California, to San…