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June 11th, 2013
June 6th, 2013
Eroded iceberg in Unartoq fjord, Greenland. All Images © Yann Arthus-Bertrain and Brian Skerry
Yann Arthus-Bertrand is an award-winning photographer and author of more than forty books, best known for his aerial photography. Brian Skerry is a photojournalist who specializes in marine wildlife and underwater images. Their unique points of view come together in the new book, “Man and Sea” (May 2013, Abrams). The large format photo book, with many full page images, explores the relationship between mankind and the ocean, from above and below. (more…)
June 4th, 2013
Blizz writing lyrics. Roanoke, Virginia. 2011. All Images © Jared Soares
Photographer Jared Soares moved to Roanoke, Virginia in 2006 for a summer internship at the local newspaper. That turned into a full time gig that lasted a few years. During that time Soares got to know the community and surrounding areas very well. While working at the paper he wanted to work on a personal project about local hip hop artists. Even though Soares was a legit hip hop fan, it took a while for the local artists to open up to him. He took it slow, spending about four years on the project now called Small Town Hip Hop. “I think Small Town Hip Hop is at a good resting point,” Soares says, “but I still keep in touch with a lot of the guys that I photographed.” One of the main artists Soares worked with was Poe Mack. Check him out here.
Small Town Hip Hop will be exhibited as a part of “New Works #16: En Foco’s Photography Fellowship Award.” “New Works #16 also includes work by Mercedes Dorame, Yijun (Pixy) Liao, Daniel Ballesteros and Rodrigo Valenzuela. The exhibition opens this evening, June 6, at the opening reception from 5-9pm at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos Community College in the Bronx. The exhibition runs through August 30.
May 9th, 2013
Goats waiting in their pen for evening milking. All Images © Christopher LaMarca.
Photographer and first-time filmmaker Christopher LaMarca and filmmaker Katrina Taylor spent the past two years filming an experiential film called “Boone.” The film documents the journey of three young farmers in Southern Oregon. There are no interviews with farmers or agricultural experts. The goal is the experience; dealing with the realities of a season of farming and the physical and emotional demands. LaMarca and Taylor are currently in post-production. (more…)
May 8th, 2013
“Heavyweight contender Muhammad Ali getting his poetic mouth taped by trainer Angelo Dundee during his weigh-in before the big fight with Doug Jones,” NY, NY. 1962. Photograph by George Silk. © Time Inc. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery.
The year 1963 is the subject of a new exhibition of photos at the Howard Greenberg Gallery. It was a watershed time in American political and social history: civil rights protests, the start of Beatlemania, deepening involvement in Vietnam, the hope and promise inspired by Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C. followed by the shock of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
The exhibition “1963″ brings together 40 photographs from both renowned photojournalists like Carl Mydans, George Silk and John Loengard to anonymous photographers who captured famous figures and events before and after the transformational year 1963. The exhibition runs through July 6, 2013; an opening reception will be held on this evening, May 9, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Installation view of “Monuments at Landmarks” at Art in General, New York, NY, April 20 – June 29, 2013.
From left to right: Capitol Reef Cement Dip (Facedown) 1 & 2, Moon Wave, Utah Maine Concrete Slab.
Image courtesy Art in General. Photography by Steven Probert.
Letha Wilson‘s work uses imagery from the natural world as a starting point for interpretation, construction and confrontation. A broad range of techniques and materials are used – photography, sculpture, installation, concrete, wood – in work that blurs the lines between abstraction and representation, landscape and architecture. The ability for a photograph to transport the viewer is both called upon, and questioned; sculptural intervention attempts to compensate for the photograph’s failure to encompass the physical site it represents. Landscape photography as a genre is approached with equal parts reverence and skepticism. Letha Wilson’s work is on view at Art in General until June 29th. She is currently represented by Higher Pictures in New York City. All images below courtesy of Letha Wilson.