September 23rd, 2010
September 22nd, 2010
|© Christina Paige
Pictured above is an image from Paige’s Las Vegas series, a work in progress about where she was born and how she was raised. It’s a beginning exploration of class and power in this extreme community.
Christina Paige is a graduate of the International Center of Photography’s program in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism. She was chosen as one of Photo District News’s 30 Emerging Photographers for 2008, where she was described as finding “grace and bits of humor swirling in the maelstrom of everyday life.” Before becoming a photographer, she worked as a clinical social worker with Spanish- speaking communities in California and Massachusetts. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter. To see more of Paige’s work click here.
September 21st, 2010
All Photos © Elaine Ling. Above: Nomadic Family in Western Mongolia.
For six years, between 2002 and 2008, photographer Elaine Ling ventured across Mongolia’s Gobi Desert with a large format camera, exploring a culture whose roots were established some 700 years ago, in the 13th century under the rule of Chinggis Khan. Ling’s passion for simple forms and scenes led her to the Gobi in search of a subject scattered throughout: ancient stones. During her five trips to the region, Ling searched for and subsequently photographed Deer Stones, Turkic Stones and the shamanistic stone makers, known as ovoos. In the process, her warm nature opened the hearts and homes of people she encountered. It is this unique access that offers a look at a culture currently experiencing a rebirth of Buddhist traditions nearly lost under Soviet suppression.
Mongolia: Land of the Deer Stone, a book of Ling’s photographs from the region was released by Lodima Books in September 2010. It is a pictorial tribute to a magical and mysterious land, its people, and their traditions.
On Wednesday, September 22, from 5 to 7 pm Elaine Ling will be present at a New York book launch and signing at the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W. 17th Street. This free event will also feature a Himalayan Happy Hour and Spiral Music series with sounds from around the globe. On Saturday September 25, the exhibition Elaine Ling, Africa and Florida will debut at the Southeast Museum of Photography in Daytona Beach, Florida, with a 5 pm artists talk and opening reception to follow. This exhibition is on view through December 16.
September 20th, 2010
All Photos © Robert B. Haas. Bergs and boulders form islands of ice and rock in the basin of the Red Glacier, Alaska.
Since 2002, Robert B. Haas has focused exclusively on aerial photography in a quest to capture the grandeur of all Earth’s large landmasses from the air. “Through the Eyes of the Vikings,” released today, is the third book in his collection. Hass, who previously transformed vistas of African and Latin American landscapes and cityscapes, has focused his lens on the regions that transect the Arctic Circle—Alaska, northern Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Finland—which he photographed over a three-year period. This book tells a story about an endangered, raw region whose astonishing beauty is worth preserving for its own sake, and whose precarious fate will impact the entire planet.
September 17th, 2010
© Bert Stern
Marilyn Monroe, from “The Last Sitting” (Diamonds), 1962. Contemporary archival pigment print mounted to board, image 20 x 24 inches, signed and dated in grease crayon on verso. Donation of the artist and Staley-Wise Gallery.
This image is one of 300 items that will be part of the George Eastman House Benefit Auction at Sotheby’s on Oct. 4, 2010. Types of photographs include daguerreotypes, salted paper prints, heliogravures, photogravures, carbon, platinum, gelatin silver, dye transfer, and archival pigment prints.
Subjects of the featured photographs include Marilyn Monroe, Frido Kahlo, John F. and Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Martin Luther King Jr., Coco Chanel, Auguste Rodin, and New York City sites, plus a Kodak Colorama art-directed by Norman Rockwell. For more information click here.
© Michael Creagh and Rinze Van Brug
Kissing couples is part of a collaborative series by fashion photographers Michael Creagh and Rinze Van Brug. Published in Metropop Magazine, the duo shot it on location in the West Village in New York. This image was taken with available light and a tripod.