October 23rd, 2009
October 22nd, 2009
© Richard Friedman
From Richard Friedman’s online series “All I’ve Seen.”
“We were in London for a few days after a long flight from California. Europe was still cheap and the dollar strong. Charing Cross was wonderfully miserable, dark and dingy. A terribly depressing place except for the bright colors that came from the fruit stand. Then we boarded our train to Paris.”
October 21st, 2009
© Geoffrey Hiller
Photographer and multimedia producer Geoffrey Hiller shot this image as part of “The Bangladesh Project,” which he worked on in the capital city of Dhaka on a Fulbright Scholarship from August 2008 to May 2009. More of the work is viewable online at www.bangladeshproject.com. Hiller writes:
“I was drawn to this area in Old Dhaka because of the special energy of the nearby Saderghat ferry terminal where boats of all shapes and sizes from the delta region are constantly arriving and departing. I turned around and looked through a cloth that served as a makeshift tea stall while the light was quickly fading on the banks of the Burigana river. There was barely enough left to make an exposure.”
October 20th, 2009
SOCAR Oil Fields #6, Baku, Azerbaijan, 2006. © Edward Burtynsky/Courtesy of Hasted Hunt Kraeutler, New York/Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
Edward Burtynsky: Oil consists of a series of large format color images made over the last 12 years. Burtynsky’s obsession with oil began in 1997, when he identified oil as a key building block of the last century—politically, economically and socially—on a global scale. He has tracked this controversial, valuable and increasingly scarce resource from extraction to production to consumption. The far reaching scope of the project has taken him from oil fields to expressways, from Western Canada to Los Angeles to the Middle East. The exhibit runs contemporaneously at three venues, Edward Burtynsky: Oil is on view until November 28th at Hasted Hunt Kraeutler, New York; until October 31 at Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto; and until December 13 at The Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Burtynsky also recently published this work in a new book, OIL, from Steidl.
October 19th, 2009
All photos © Hiroshi Watanabe, courtesy of Catherine Edelman Gallery
Three images from photographer Hiroshi Watanabe’s series, “Suo Sarumawashi” (“monkey dancing”) on view at the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago through October 31. One of Japan’s oldest art forms, monkey dancing features acrobatic stunts, comedic skits and dances performed by trained macaque monkeys. In its 1,000-year history, monkey dancing evolved from a religious ritual to a form of entertainment performed on the streets of Japan.
Above: “Fukunosuke, Suo Sarumawashi” (2008) (more…)
© David Goldman
Goldman is shooting a year-long documentary project on Kooky Cosmo, a clown who performs in the New York City subway. Photos from his project are viewable here.