Photo Exhibitions

Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders

Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders

Danny Lyon’s The Bikeriders (1968), became a seminal work of New Journalism when the photographer documented some of the real-life subjects that helped invent the ethos conjured by Loewenthal’s project. Lyon was twenty-one years old, a student at the University of Chicago and a member of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), when he began riding with and photographing the Chicago…
Lee Friedlander: Signs

Lee Friedlander: Signs

Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present Lee Friedlander: SIGNS, an exhibition examining the five-decade long obsession of this highly influential photographer. Since the early 1960s, Friedlander has focused on the signs that inscribe the American landscape, from hand-lettered ads to storefront windows to massive billboards. Made in New York, San Francisco, and dozens of cities and small towns in between,…
Victor Cobo: Remember When You Loved Me?

Victor Cobo: Remember When You Loved Me?

ClampArt is proud to present “Remember When You Loved Me?,” an exhibition of dramatic, black-and-white photographs by artist Victor Cobo. The show is Cobo’s first solo exhibition in New York City. Through his photography, Victor Cobo paints a dark, sometimes sinister world of ambiguity. At turns autobiographic and then entirely fabricated, he weaves blustery landscapes with high-contrast figurative imagery including…
Rick McCloskey: Van Nuys Blvd. 1972

Rick McCloskey: Van Nuys Blvd. 1972

There was a time, lasting a full thirty years, when every main street in every town, and in every city in America was teeming with a celebration of young people and their automobiles. From the late 1940s through the end of the 1970s, the culture of ‘cruising’ captured and dominated the ‘public space’ during the evenings along the chosen thoroughfares…
David Plowden: Bridges

David Plowden: Bridges

Born in Boston in 1932, David Plowden spent over six decades photographing America’s disappearing landscapes and the vestiges of its industrial heyday — steel mills, locomotives, bridges, skyscrapers, small towns. He has, in his own words, “made a career of being one step ahead of the wrecking ball.” It so happens that Plowden’s initial foray into what would become a…
Christine Osinski: Summer Days Staten Island

Christine Osinski: Summer Days Staten Island

Taken in the “forgotten borough” of Staten Island between 1983 and 1984, Christine Osinski’s photographs create a portrait of working class culture in an often-overlooked section of New York City. Captured on Osinski’s large format 4 x 5 camera as she wandered the island, her candid portraits of strangers, vernacular architecture, and quotidian scenes reveal an invisible landscape within reach…
Dona Ann McAdams: Performative Acts

Dona Ann McAdams: Performative Acts

In the 1980s I often attended performances at P.S. 122, the seminal venue for avant-garde performance in New York. As an artist and curator, I found inspiration, talent, and a community of intense purpose. Identity-based politicized work found its home there. Often times, I would notice a woman, unobtrusive, off to the side, seated on the floor, taking photographs with…
Herbert List: Young Men & Still Lifes

Herbert List: Young Men & Still Lifes

The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to present Young Men & Still Lifes by German photographer, Herbert List — The first exhibition of his legendary homoerotic male nudes in Los Angeles in over 25 years. List’s playful but austere, classically arranged compositions taken in Italy and Greece have become an indelible influence in modern and contemporary photography. Diary-like images of friends…
Alexander Ustinov: The power and truth of Alexander Ustinov

Alexander Ustinov: The power and truth of Alexander Ustinov

The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography returns to its study of Soviet-era photography with an anniversary exhibition of photographs by Alexander Ustinov to mark his 110th birthday. A legend of the most important newspaper of his era—Pravda—where he worked for more than 50 years, Ustinov became the face of photojournalism of that period. The material gathered allowed the exhibition’s curators…
Pushing West: The Photography of Andrew J. Russell

Pushing West: The Photography of Andrew J. Russell

Travel back in time through Andrew J. Russell’s epic photography of the Transcontinental Railroad’s western expansion, completed 150 years ago in 1869. Though commissioned to document the railroad and its successful development, Russell’s photography reveals the tensions between the economic and technological advances and the Railroad’s significant impact on western lands and Native peoples. His powerful imagery highlights the majesty…
Nino Migliori at Keith de Lellis Gallery

Nino Migliori at Keith de Lellis Gallery

Keith de Lellis Gallery features the mid-century work of Italian photographer Nino Migliori (b. 1926) in this summer’s exhibition. Self-taught, Migliori began making photographs in 1948, documenting his familiar and beloved Italy as it emerged from the second world war. The artist traveled throughout his homeland, from the impoverished south to the more affluent and industrial northern regions, capturing the…
Jerry N. Uelsmann: Magician of the Darkroom

Jerry N. Uelsmann: Magician of the Darkroom

Parallel to our main exhibition, we are showing photographs by Jerry Uelsmann in our cabinet. Uelsmann is one of the most influential photographers of his generation, because he did not only challenge with his montages the prevailing canon of his chosen medium, but he also anticipated an image language that came only into fruition in this perfection with the rise…
You Are Here: A Brief History of Photography and Place

You Are Here: A Brief History of Photography and Place

You Are Here: A Brief History of Photography and Place both embraces and challenges the photograph’s role as a faithful record of place, examining photography’s successes and failures in rendering, and sharing, fragments of the world. Drawn almost exclusively from NOMA’s permanent collection, the exhibition traces a history of photography from the origins of the medium to the present. Throughout,…
Gil Rigoulet: Deaf Love

Gil Rigoulet: Deaf Love

“But soon there will be nothing left. Traces of lipstick on a glass remind us that only a few moments before, bodies were intertwined, each lusting for the other. Only objects remain. Now left to their own demise. Vases, glasses, full of words and clues and gasps and sighs from vanished passions. Objects placed in a particular order. An order…
Diane Levell: Intrepid Alchemist: Diane Levell’s Bucks County

Diane Levell: Intrepid Alchemist: Diane Levell’s Bucks County

This exhibition features an extraordinary series of landscapes by master photographer Diane Levell (American, born 1946), whose works are marked by poetic beauty, coupled with technical prowess. A selection of more than 20 photographs from Levell’s Bucks County series (2015 –) will illuminate her ability to seemingly transform the familiar into the magical. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Bucks…
Timothy Duffy: Blue Muse

Timothy Duffy: Blue Muse

For the past several years, Timothy Duffy (American, born 1963) has created one-of-a-kind direct positive tintype portraits of American musicians. Despite the importance of these musicians and the national legacy they represent, most remain little known. Duffy’s masterful photographs, shot with a large camera, big enough to hold the plates you see in this gallery, celebrate these important creators, custodians,…
Joel-Peter Witkin: From the Studio

Joel-Peter Witkin: From the Studio

For more than 60 years, Joel-Peter Witkin has stayed true to his mission: to create photographs that show the beauty of marginalized people by placing them into art referential tableaus, often laced with Catholic overtones. His work features hermaphrodites, post and pre-op individuals, and people born with physical abnormalities. In his eyes, all people are beautiful, regardless of societal norms.…
Marvin E. Newman: On the Avenues

Marvin E. Newman: On the Avenues

Marvin E. Newman is one of the great and underappreciated post-war photographers. He, along with Aaron Siskind and Edward Wallowitch, was one of three photographers known to be a member of the Photo League, and attend Chicago’s Institute of Design (ID). By the Mid 20th century, these institutions were the most important places to receive a good photographic education: the…
Constantin Brâncuși: Brâncuși’s Flowers

Constantin Brâncuși: Brâncuși’s Flowers

Brâncuşi’s Flowers offers an unprecedented opportunity to view eight of the sixteen known images on the subject matter. Each photographed and printed by the artist in his darkroom during the 1920s and 1930s, these still lifes, or “nature’s readymades”, served dual purposes for the artist. Firstly, they were created as gifts for friends and lovers serving as lasting objects of…
Brian Griffin: Work and other stories

Brian Griffin: Work and other stories

MMX Gallery is delighted to be showing a selection of Brian Griffin’s early work from the 1970s and 1980s. Exhibited prints will include images from his books Moscow, 1974; Copyright, 1978; Power, 1981and Work, 1988. Inspired by fine art movements; from Renaissance to Symbolism, Expressionism and Surrealism film and literature, Griffin began his career taking corporate portraits for Management Today…