In his latest exhibit “Aftermath,” German fine-art photographer Jörn Vanhöfen explores the physical, cultural and social forces at work around the world, and how they often collide with the natural world. The large-format color photos, now on display at the Robert Mann Gallery in New York City through May 5, are stunning in scale and detail. But they also evoke beauty, wit, drama and outrage in equal parts.
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The peculiar, haunting photos Dare Wright created to illustrate her 1957 children’s book, The Lonely Doll, have attracted fans such as photographers Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons and David LaChapelle. Wright created an entire world and narrative around her doll, who is befriended by two stuffed bears. The story of Edith, who “lived in a nice house and had everything she needed except somebody to play with” echoes Wright’s own sometimes isolated childhood. More than 30 images Wright created for the book are now on view at Fred Torres Collaborations in New York through April 28.
Photo above: “‘I hate rain,’ Edith grumbled crossly. ‘Why couldn’t Mr. Bear take us with him? There’s nothing for us to play indoors.’ ‘We’ll find something,’ said Little Bear. ‘Come on, let’s explore the house.’”
Dare Wright, the daughter of portrait artist Edith Stevenson Wright (yes: her mother and her doll shared the same name), was born in Ontario, raised in Cleveland and moved to New York City in her 20s. She authored 21 books, all featuring her black-and-white photos. She died in 2001. More information on her life and critical appraisal of her books can be the artist’s page on the Fred Torres web site.
April 20, 2011 and the days that followed were difficult for many people who admired photographers Tim Hetheringon and Chris Hondros. There is some consolation in the fact we can still look at and enjoy their work. Many of Hetherington’s images from Liberia and Afghanistan, as well as his multimedia works, are now on view in an exquisitely displayed show at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City through May 12.
The families of Hetherington and Hondros designated charities that were meaningful to these photographers where donations can be made in their memories. More information on these memorials can be found here.
Above: “Untitled, Liberia 2003.”
All Photos @Thomas Hoeffgen/212 Artists.
Thomas Hoeffgen braved the waters off Santander, Spain, to capture the insatiable drive of the Pre-Olympic Spanish Sailing Team. The three-day shoot for Timberland, the 2012 London Olympic Games official technical supplier of footwear and apparel, combined equal parts grace and determination. Hoeffgen’s prowess as a photographer matches the athletes’ dreams. The future looks bright as Olympic gold. Cue the “La Marcha Real.”
—Courtesy 212 Artists.
|© Ken Rosenthal.Above: Seen and Not Seen, #1311-3 (2001)|
Ken Rosenthal: Photographs 2001–2009 is on view at Klompching Gallery until May 19, 2012.
Over the last decade Ken Rosenthal has explored the notion of time, collective memory, fiction and cultural iconography through his use of historic negatives and photographs—specifically imagery from his own family album. Some of the images are bleached, split-toned and blurred, techniques that complement associations that seem at once shared yet highly personal, unknowable yet familiar. Like memory, his photographs are ethereal and ambiguous.