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Projecting L.A. 2022
The L.A. Project debuts its first annual public art event, Projecting L.A., in DTLA, featuring the work of 35 renowned and emerging photographers to celebrate the photographic community and diverse stories that make up the streets of Los Angeles, on Saturday, October 22, 2022
All About Photo Presents ’Folding and Mending’ by Debra Achen
Part of the exclusive online showroom developed by All About Photo, this exhibition is on view for the month of September 2022 and includes seventeen photographs from the series 'Folding and Mending'<
Sebastião Salgado: Sotheby’s Impact Gala and Exhibition in Support of Instituto Terra
Sebastião Salgado's Magnum Opus -a new survey of 50 photographs spanning 1978 to present - will highlight bodies of work that provide an intimate and intergenerational lens into global subcultures; amplify recognition of 12 indigenous communities; and bring crucial visibility to the global climate crisis.
Between Worlds by Harry Gruyaert
Gallery FIFTY ONE is proud to announce its 4th solo exhibition by Belgian photographer Harry Gruyaert . In 'Between Worlds' - accompanying the launch in October of an eponymous book published by Thames & Hudson (English) and Atelier Xavier Barral (French) - Gruyaert presents a selection of images from his diverse oeuvre, all of which depicting a 'threshold' or barrier, such as a window or reflection.
Street Visions: Europe, 1934 - Photographs by Richard J. Scheuer
A remarkable window into Europe before World War II will be seen by the public for the first time when Street Visions: Europe, 1934 -- Photographs by Richard J. Scheuer has its official opening on September 22, 2022, at the Dr. Bernard Heller Museum at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York.
Visa Pour L’image, Perpignan 2022
Yet another year where photojournalists have been prominent in tragedy. First there was Afghanistan, then Ukraine, not to mention so many other theaters of war, violence and atrocities standing as clear and often cruel evidence to prove that photojournalism is a leader in advocating human rights, condemning war crimes, and defending freedom of information, i.e. the right to critical information in a context of democratic debate.
Le Saut: Pernod Ricard Arts Mentorship 2022
Pernod Ricard's constant commitment to creation dates back to the origins of the Group under the aegis of the insatiable entrepreneur and artist that was my grandfather, Paul Ricard. The recent opening of the new exhibition space of the Pernod Ricard Foundation, in our Parisian headquarters, is a testament to what remains cardinal to us: art is only meaningful if it is shared.
Alys Tomlinson: Gli Isolani (The Islanders)
Tomlinson has spent the last two years exploring the lives of islanders in modern-day Italy, capturing little- known rituals and traditions inspired by paganism, fables and folklore. These almost theatrical images document traditional costumes and masks, preserved and handed down for generations, worn during festivities and celebrations in Sicily, Sardinia and islands of the Venetian lagoon. The project provides a meditation on place, faith and identity.
All About Photo Presents ’Coney Island Beyond the Boardwalk’ by Steve Hoffman
Part of the exclusive online showroom developed by All About Photo, this exhibition is on view for the month of July & August 2022 and includes twenty photographs from the series 'Coney Island Beyond the Boardwalk'
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Michael Wolf: Facade
New York, NY
From August 01, 2022 to October 01, 2022
Bruce Silverstein is pleased to present Michael Wolf: Facade, a special online exhibition featuring the abstracted images of one of the artist’s most recognizable subjects - skyscrapers. Wolf’s highly detailed large-scale photographs, shot from windows, rooftops, and terraces, depict the architecture of steel and glass and offer a dystopian view of the exteriors of the urban habitat while leaving traces of the lives within. Michael Wolf investigated new perspectives on urban life and its structure in the digital age. He addressed the realities of 21st-century metropolitan existence, defined by constant access, vanishing privacy, and unlimited exposure. The artist explored the density of city life in a diverse array of mediums, from large format cameras capturing architectural landscapes to appropriating Google’s Street View imagery to isolate anonymous city dwellers. Wolf’s eye for detail allowed him to introduce visual language into his work and balance the private and the public, anonymity and individuality, the faraway to the up close. Wolf’s deliberate and engaging compositions highlight his innovative vision, reflecting a new approach to imagining our world’s most photographed cities.
Sebastião Salgado: AMAZôNIA
Boston, MA
From May 01, 2022 to October 01, 2022
Never has our planet faced such danger as it does this century. Brought on by global warming, desertification of soils, pollution of the oceans and the steady destruction of biodiversity, this climate emergency is a constant reminder of the fragility of our environment, the stability which is critical to the survival of all forms of life on earth. The Amazon rainforest, known colloquially as “the lung of the world” thanks to its absorption of vast quantities of carbon dioxide, is without question a key factor in combating global warming. However, its destruction is accelerating as a result of fires intentionally set to clear land for cattle farms and soya bean plantations. The poisoning of streams and rivers by free-lance gold prospectors and the relentless invasion of virgin forest by loggers illegally extracting valuable hardwood are aggravating this ecological and human tragedy, making it ever more difficult to protect the Indigenous peoples living in this vast territory. This tropical rainforest accounts for one-tenth of our planet’s species of flora and fauna and represents the largest natural laboratory on earth. Inhabiting this world are some 310,000Indigenous people comprising 169 different ethnic groups and speaking no fewer than 130 languages. More than 100 other communities have yet to make contact with outsiders. Today, this ancestral world is also in danger of disappearance. It was this calamitous horizon that gave birth to this ambitious and urgent photographic project. Our aim is not to denounce the horror of devastation but rather to show. the incomparable beauty of this region and to underline the importance of preserving both the forest and its inhabitants. This exhibition is the fruit of seven years of human experience and photographic expeditions– overland, by water and in the air – of an Amazônia still largely unknown and endlessly astonishing. Through the power of images, we aspire to highlight the majesty of nature and the noble simplicity of the life-style of the Indigenous population. We also sincerely hope to raise awareness of this crisis among public and governments alike so that a new consciousness and commitment to decisive actions will emerge to better protect this invaluable global legacy. We believe that humanity as a whole has a responsibility to care for its common heritage, among which is the miracle of Amazônia. - Léila Wanick Salgado and Sebastião Salgado
Spandita Malik: Nā́rī
Portland, OR
From September 03, 2022 to October 01, 2022
Blue Sky is pleased to announce 2021 En Foco Fellowship Exhibition, Nā́rī - Threads of Identity by Spandita Malik. Spandita Malik is a visual artist from India, whose work often addresses women’s rights and gendered violence. Her ongoing project, Nā́rī, features embroidered photographic portraits made in collaboration with women in India. ‘Nā́rī’ is a Sanskrit word meaning woman, wife, female, or an object regarded as feminine, but it can also mean sacrifice. Malik explores these ideas in a series of intricate and intimate portraits, eleven of which are on display. Malik believes that there is a legacy being passed among women through the language of embroidery and handcraft. A language inherited by generations of women and passed along, to break the oppressor by simple but significant hand movements captured on fabric, written in Thread. Malik’s research on rape culture led her searching for women in India in self-help groups where women learn embroidery as a way to gain financial freedom. Malik traveled to three different places known for culturally distinct embroideries: Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh (chikankari embroidery on mulmul or voile fabric); Jaipur in Rajasthan (gota-patti or zardozi embroidery on khadi fabric); and Chamkaur Sahib in Punjab (phulkari silk thread embroidery on khaddar or cotton fabric). She visited women confined to their homes by husbands or fathers or by their own safety concerns and interviewed them to learn about the harsh social and economic realities and domestic violence many of them face. She photographed them in their homes, using these settings not only as “safe spaces” in which to share stories, but also as intimate backdrops for the portraits. In the quest of seeking truly authentic representations and consciously decolonizing the eye in documentary photography of India, Malik printed the portraits on fabrics of the specific regions and asked the women to embroider them as they wished. She provided no guidelines, instead giving them agency over their own images and allowing them to embed their silent stories. Embroidering over the printed photograph is an artistic and cultural intervention by each woman, offering physical evidence of her touch. These threads and embellishments create a direct link between the eye of the artist and the hand of her subject, with each thread carrying a trace of identity. If the photograph conveys an unspoken message from the artist, “This is how I see you”, the needlework answers, “This is who I am.” Spandita Malik (she/her) (Indian, b. 1995) is a visual artist from India. Her work is concerned with the current global socio-political state of affairs with an emphasis on women’s rights and gendered violence. Malik specializes in process based work in photography, recently with photographic surface embroideries and collaborations with women in India. Malik’s work in expanded documentary and social-practice consciously emanates from the idea of decolonising the eye and aesthetic surrounding documentary photography of India. Malik received her MFA in Photography from Parsons School of Design in 2019, where she was awarded the Dean’s Merit Scholarship, Photography Programmatic Scholarship and Graduate Travel Grant Award. She has been awarded LensCulture Critics' Choice Award(2022); The 30: New and Emerging Photographers Award (2022); En Foco Photography Fellowship (2021) and Firecracker Photographic Grant (2020). Malik was nominated for the Foam Paul Huf Award (2020) and was a finalist for the Inge Morath Award (2022) and Aperture Portfolio Prize (2021). She was chosen for The Silver Arts Projects Residency, NY (2021); The Center for Photography at Woodstock Artist in Residency Program, Woodstock, NY (2021); Bemis Center of Contemporary Arts (2021); Baxter St Workspace Residency in New York (2020); Feminist Incubator Residency by Project for Empty Spaces in New Jersey (2020). Malik’s work has been featured in Artnet, Artsy, Art Spiel, Buzzfeed, Crafts Magazine, Elephant Magazine, Harper’s Magazine, Musée Magazine, The Hindu and she was named ‘Ones to Watch 2020’ by British Journal of Photography. Malik has exhibited work nationally and internationally at Photo London with indigo+madder gallery, 21c Museum, Sharjah Art Foundation, Jane Lombard Gallery NY among others. Malik is currently an AICAD Post Graduate Teaching Fellow at Kansas City Art Institute.
Amarise Carreras: Nene Sin Patria (Our mother’s hands became our homes)
Portland, OR
From September 03, 2022 to October 01, 2022
Blue Sky is pleased to announce 2021 En Foco Fellowship Exhibition, Nene Sin Patria (Our mother's hands became our homes) by Amarise Carreras. Amarise Carreras is a photo based performance artist, utilizing photography for both documenting and observing while engaging in performative conversations. The results are images of quotidian moments and narratives that portal history, ancestry, altars and still lifes that are alive. The performative aspect is referential directly to a gentle and deeply personal connection to Amarise’s bisabuela and the Boricua womxn. This has become a focal aspect of Amarise’s investigation into Santeria. Santeria is a practice done by Boricua womxn who collect objects that symbolize and represent a greater physical or metaphysical form. A shell can reference the island. An idol can reference an ancestor or deity. Upon inspection and study, each item narrates a lost history that invites a displaced body; queer, diasporic and migrant, to enter. These images document survival. In a similar manner, altars are places where objects are collected to reference personal narratives. Engaging the self to the narratives of past and present ancestors. By means of object, color, and composition these images are a window to view a place of reflection and into the divine feminine where they are free to fall in love, heal and feel protected. Amarise Carreras (they/them/elle) (Puerto Rican American, b. 1995) is a photo based performance artist, utilizing photography for both documenting and observing while engaging in performative conversations. The results are images of quotidian moments and narratives that portal history, ancestry, altars and still lifes that are alive. The performative aspect is referential directly to a gentle and deeply personal connection to the Boricua women that raised them, and their passed down knowledge, medicine, and traditions. There is a long history of collecting objects that symbolize and represent a greater form, lineages, and sentiments. Upon inspection and study, each item narrates a space that invites the body; trans, queer, diasporic and migrant, to enter. These altars and images document survival while serving as a means to build new worlds and possibilities. Amarise received their BFA in Photography and Film from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2018. They are currently published in Aperture Magazine, Nueva Luz, and have shown in galleries such as Candela Gallery, Side x Side Contemporary, and Transmitter.
Our Selves - Photographs by Women Artists from Helen Kornblum
New York, NY
From April 16, 2022 to October 02, 2022
How have women artists used photography as a tool of resistance? Our Selves: Photographs by Women Artists from Helen Kornblum reframes restrictive notions of womanhood, exploring the connections between photography, feminism, civil rights, Indigenous sovereignty, and queer liberation. “Society consumes both the good girl and the bad girl,” wrote artist Silvia Kolbowski in 1984. “But somewhere between those two polarities, space must be made for criticality.” Spanning more than 100 years of photography, the works in this exhibition range from Frances Benjamin Johnston’s early documentary photographs of racially segregated education in turn-of-the-century United States, to a contemporary portrait by Chemehuevi artist Cara Romero that celebrates the specificity of Indigenous art forms. A tribute to the generosity of collector Helen Kornblum, Our Selves features women’s contributions to a diversity of practices, including portraiture, photojournalism, social documentary, avant-garde experimentation, advertising, and performance. As we continue to reckon with equity and diversity, Our Selves invites viewers to meditate on the artist Carrie Mae Weems’s evocative question: “In one way or another, my work endlessly explodes the limits of tradition. I’m determined to find new models to live by. Aren’t you?”
In Focus: Sound
Los Angeles, CA
From June 28, 2022 to October 02, 2022
Though photographs are silent, photographers have long conjured sound in their images. Whether depicting crowded urban spaces, musicians performing, people engaged in conversations, or even more abstract depictions of sound, the pictures in this exhibition show photography’s power to communicate beyond the visual. The images date from the 19th century to the recent past, and in each, the audible plays as much of a role as the visual. As you look at these photographs, you are invited to imagine what you might "hear" as well. Image: Untitled (Musical Score of “God Bless the Child”) from the series From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried, 1995, Carrie Mae Weems, chromogenic print with sandblasted musical notations on frame glass. Getty Museum, Gift of Mary and Dan Solomon in honor of Weston Naef. © Carrie Mae Weems
Shapeshifting: Transformations on Paper
Baltimore, MD
From May 08, 2022 to October 02, 2022
Explore five centuries of the artifice of identity— from the splendid metamorphoses of classical myths to the posturing and bodily reinvention of contemporary drag culture. Shapeshifting includes approximately 50 prints, drawings, photographs, and artists’ books from the BMA’s collection that explore transformation and masquerade as recurring themes of artistic imagination across time and place. Graphic works by Margaret Burroughs, Théodore Chassériau, Zackary Drucker, Samuel Fosso, Hendrick Goltzius, Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, Gerda Wegener, and others depict ever-changing narratives in the physical and social world. Collectively, these works demonstrate shifting forms of personal and political subjectivity and explore how art subverts traditional structures based on assumed dichotomies of natural/unnatural and binary gender. Curated by Andaleeb Badiee Banta, Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, and Leslie Cozzi, Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs.
American Silence: The Photographs of Robert Adams
Washington, DC
From May 29, 2022 to October 02, 2022
For 50 years, Robert Adams (b. 1937) has made compelling, provocative, and highly influential photographs that show us the wonder and fragility of the American landscape, its inherent beauty, and the inadequacy of our response to it. This exhibition explores the reverential way he looks at the world around him and the almost palpable silence of his work. Many of these photographs of the American West capture the sense of peace and harmony that the beauty of nature can instill in us—“the silence of light,” as he calls it, that he sees on the prairie, in the woods, and by the ocean. Other pictures question our silent complicity in the desecration of that beauty by consumerism, industrialization, and lack of environmental stewardship. Divided into three sections—The Gift, Our Response, and Tenancy—the exhibition features some 175 works from the artist’s most important projects and includes pictures of suburban sprawl, strip malls, highways, homes, and stores, as well as rivers, skies, the prairie, and the ocean. While these photographs lament the ravages that have been inflicted on the land, they also pay homage to what remains.
Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop
Los Angeles, CA
From July 19, 2022 to October 09, 2022
In 1963 a group of Black photographers based in New York formed the Kamoinge Workshop. Committed to photography’s power as an art form, Kamoinge members depicted Black life as they saw and experienced it. They hoped to offer an alternative to the mainstream media of the time, which often overlooked Black culture or portrayed it negatively. Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop is the first major retrospective presenting photographs from the collective during the 1960s and 1970s. Highlighting each photographer’s individual artistry as well as the Workshop’s shared concerns, this exhibition celebrates the group’s self-organizing, commitment to community, and centering of Black experiences. “The work in this exhibition highlights Black Americans behind and in front of the camera. The Museum regularly features individual artists in monographic exhibitions, but it is important also to document and celebrate the importance of collaborative groups such as the Kamoinge Workshop,” says Timothy Potts, Maria Hummer-Tuttle and Robert Tuttle Director of the J. Paul Getty Museum. “Working Together reflects the Getty’s continuing efforts to diversify our collection, and thereby represent a more expansive history of photography. To that end, several of the works shown in the exhibition were recently acquired for the Museum’s collection.” Within their first year as a group, the members of the Kamoinge Workshop (pronounced “kuh-moyn-gay” by the members of the group) made a commitment to portray the communities around them. They chose the name—which means “a group of people acting together” in the Kikuyu language of Kenya—to reflect the collective model they wished to follow as well as their interest in Black communities not just at home but also outside the United States. The exhibition will focus on the first two decades of the collective, from the founding of the group in 1963 through the various activities of the International Black Photographers association in the early 1980s, and includes photographs by fifteen of the organization’s early members. The artists included in the exhibition are Anthony Barboza, Adger Cowans, Daniel Dawson, Louis Draper, Al Fennar, Ray Francis, Herman Howard, Jimmie Mannas, Herb Randall, Herb Robinson, Beuford Smith, Ming Smith, Shawn Walker, and Calvin Wilson. Also included are several photographs by Roy DeCarava, the first director of the Workshop. Images in the exhibition capture the experience of urban life at mid-century, the civil rights movement, intimate portraiture, experimental abstraction, jazz musicians, and the Black experience abroad. Though the photographers included in the exhibition produced diverse bodies of work, many of their photographs are printed with dark tones that compellingly evoke the unsettling era in which they were made. “The Kamoinge vision remains resonant today,” notes Mazie Harris, curator of the installation of Working Together in the Getty Museum’s Center for Photographs. “The photographs in this exhibition offer a glimpse into the artistry and ambition of the workshop members, reminding us of the power of both individual creativity and collective action.” Working Together: The Photographs of the Kamoinge Workshop is organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and curated by Mazie Harris, assistant curator, J. Paul Getty Museum, in consultation with Sarah L. Eckhardt, associate curator, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Image: Kamoinge Members, 1973, printed 2019, Anthony Barboza. Inkjet print. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Eric and Jeanette Lipman Fund. © Anthony Barboza
Signs: Photographs by Jim Dow
Kansas City, MO
From May 07, 2022 to October 09, 2022
American photographer Jim Dow has long been fascinated by the ingenuity and creative spirit found in the built environment. Between 1967 and 1977, his first decade as a young photographer, he drove along old U.S. highways on numerous cross-country road trips, focusing his large format camera on time-worn signage extracted from billboards, diners, gas stations, drive-in theaters, ice cream stands, burger joints, and other small businesses. Indebted to Harry Callahan, with whom Dow studied at RISD, and the work of Walker Evans, another key mentor, Dow’s early photographs highlight the effects of time’s passage, as commercial tastes and styles shift from one era to the next. Though most of the subjects Dow photographed have long since disappeared, his images avoid nostalgic longing or ironic commentary. With reverence and humor, Dow conveys the importance making one’s mark on the land and celebrates the desire to express individual agency and creativity in the landscape we inhabit. On view for the first time, Signs includes approximately seventy-six photographs given to the museum by the artist and the Hall Family Foundation, featuring over sixty early black and white prints as well as a small selection of recent color work. A selection of photographs from the permanent collection, curated by Jim Dow for their visual and thematic affinities with his photographic practice, will be on view concurrently in our photography galleries. Organized by The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, this exhibition is supported by the Hall Family Foundation.
Joyce Tenneson: Draped and Veiled
Asheville, NC
From May 25, 2022 to October 10, 2022
Standing behind the substantial presence of the large format Polaroid 20×24 camera—weighing 200 pounds and the size of a refrigerator—artists peer through the viewfinder towards another world. The process of creating the unique large dye transfer prints imparts framing to a scene and quality to an image that balances subtlety with boldness, softness paired with an undeniable presence. The 20×24 Polaroid adds an additional layer of veiling and diaphanous softness to the imagery in Joyce Tenneson’s Transformations series, which she began in 1985 and engaged with through 2005. Transformations features partially or fully nude figures poetically presented; Tenneson’s photographs have always been interested in the magic of the human figure, contained within bodies of all ages and emotions in a broad range that are both vulnerable and bold. She interweaves elements that feel vaguely mythological or symbolic, her figures embodying Classical sculptures of gods and goddesses, both mighty and mercurial. Elements such as shells, fruits, or daggers are expressions of inner journeys and self-discovery, and draped fabric and netting echo the shifting flow of time, energy, and identity. The ethereal quality imparted by the Polaroid process resonated with Tenneson, who stated: “I often felt like a channel—the images that had been part of my inner psyche for years emerged from some mysterious source.” This exhibition is organized by the Asheville Art Museum and curated by Hilary Schroeder, assistant curator.
Hot Walker: Bryan Locke
San Francisco, CA
From August 27, 2022 to October 15, 2022
California reared, fine artist, Bryan Locke is a dedicated foot soldier in dogged pursuit of the celebration of his subjects at their zenith and most raw. His visceral approach, while supported by a keen understanding of light & depth , has resulted in a body of work that summons both Robert Frank and Diane Arbus. “Hot Walker” shot over a four year period at Golden Gate fields is a labor of love that brings to light his unmistakable intuition at displaying humanity at its finest. - Bud Schmelling
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