May 24th, 2011
May 23rd, 2011
|© Hiroshi Watanabe. Above: Marina Ema & Kazusa Ito, Matsuo Kabuki, 2003. 10×10 inch gelatin silver print.
Panopticon Gallery‘s newest exhibition, Kids Are People Too, celebrates children in photography as explored through the vision of sixteen photographers, from the well known to the emerging contemporary artist. Inspired by Jason Landry’s own memories of youth, the gallery owner and curator, says, “When I was a boy there was a TV show called, Kids Are People Too. It was like a talk show for kids: a Sunday morning variety show. My fondest memory of that show was the time that they had my favorite rock band on, KISS. Isn’t it interesting that some childhood memories are quite vivid, while others are long forgotten?” The exhibition is on view from June 8, 2011 until July 12, 2011.
May 20th, 2011
© Catherine Nelson/Galerie Paris-Beijing.
As a contemporary ode to Nature, the image series “Creation” by Catherine Nelson contains sublime and dreamlike elements, staged as serenely revolving spheres. Photographs of nature are blended with digital techniques to give shape to these transcendental landscapes. Every image is meticulously composed with thousands of precisely assembled details, capturing the essence and peaceful strength of various imaginary places. Nelson’s photographs are on view at Galerie Paris-Beijing in Paris until June 2, 2011.
May 19th, 2011
“Sea Etching 39.” All photos © Nicola Dill
The images in Nicola Dill’s “Sea Etchings” series resemble gestural paintings or calligraphy. They’re actually photos of sea grass washed up on sandy beaches. An installation of photos from the series is now view in the south gallery of RoseGallery in Santa Monica through June 25.
Dill calls the poetic shapes the grass forms “temporary etchings”; her work documents the art made by water and the tides. “Sea Etchings” has also been published as a monograph by Nazraeli. Dill, a Los Angeles-based photographer, has posted an artist statement about the work on her Web site, www.nicoladill.com.
May 18th, 2011
© Robert Frank. London, 1952. Gelatin silver print. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1991.
Night Vision: Photography After Dark is currently on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art until September 18, 2011. The 40 black-and-white photographs in the show, which are drawn from the museum’s permanent collection, span the history of night photography, which began in the late 1870s with the introduction of the gelatin dry-plate process that allowed photographers to shoot in low light situations. For more visit www.metmuseum.org.
All images © Darren Soh. Rally, National Solidarity Party, 5th May, 2011
During the nine days of campaigning in the lead up to Singapore’s historic general elections on May 7, photographer Darren Soh documented several rallies using the technique of a landscape photographer.
Using a borrowed Leica S2, Soh photographed the rallies, then stitched images together to create final files that are roughly 1GB.
“The most obvious way of photographing an election campaign is to show people’s faces and emotions, and the candidates up-close,” Soh, who is based in Singapore, explains. “I wanted to show the scale of these rallies.”