June 29th, 2012
June 28th, 2012
“Coney Island, N.Y., USA, June 20, 1993.” Chromogenic print, 117 x 94 cm. Courtesy the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris. © Rineke Dijkstra
Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective opens today at the Guggenheim in New York City. The midcareer survey of the Dutch portraitist’s work was previously on display at SFMOMA. Known for her modern approach to portraiture, many of the subjects in Dijkstra’s large-scale color photos are young adults and teens. The extensive exhibition includes work from many of her series, including “Beach Portraits,” which features portraits of adolescents taken on the beach; “Almerisa,” her long-term project photographing a Bosnian refugee living in the Netherlands; and portraits of women with their newborn babies immediately after giving birth. Also included in the exhibition is her video work. To learn more about Dijkstra and see a slide show of her work, check out our recent profile of her.
June 27th, 2012
All photos © RomanLeo
RomanLeo is a portrait and fashion photography team consisting of Randy Crisp and Ruzanna Yesayan. They took the Grand Prize in last years PDN The LOOK Fashion photography contest with these images from the series “Domestique” created for Vestal Magazine. July 4th is the extended deadline for the 2012 The LOOK contest.
June 26th, 2012
Study with Homemade Smoke Bomb, 2010 © Caleb Charland/Courtesy of ClampArt and Mazzeo Projects, New York City
Maine-based artist Caleb Charland will present two photographs from his “Fathom and Fray” series, in the Summer group exhibit “Into the Woods” at ClampArt. In addition to Charland, the show features photographic works by Corey Arnold, Anna Beeke, Larry Clark, Lisa Dilillo, Adam Ekberg, Nan Goldin, Gregory Halpern, Collin LaFleche, Sebastian Lemm, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Ahndraya Parlato, Chad States, Amy Stein, and Robert Voit. “Into the Woods” will be on view June 28–August 17 at ClampArt in New York City, the opening reception is Thursday, June 28, 6–8pm.
The woods commonly serve as metaphor for many things—including that which is mysterious, perhaps frightening, or simply unfamiliar. The forest marks the edge of mankind’s domain, and for centuries poets, composers, painters, and artists of all media have been inspired by what at first may seem outwardly calm and tranquil, but firmly delineates what should be the boundary of man’s authority.
—Text courtesy of ClampArt, New York City
June 25th, 2012
All photos © Tina Schula. Above: “Baader Meinhof Backlash”
In Radical Camp, photographer Tina Schula reflects upon the rise of extremist groups in the U.S. and Europe. Exploring the structure and strategy of such groups, Schula creates a narrative of images focused on a small group of men and women undergoing training for a deadly mission. Depicting various situations, from kidnappings to general meetings, each photograph emphasizes the vast complexity of extremist groups. Many pictures draw similarities to infamous cults and terrorist organizations of the past, such as Jim Jones and the Baader-Meinhof group, creating a feeling of familiarity and unrest. “By constructing an intricate narrative, I try to convey that, as with extremist groups, the need for social acceptance often outweighs ideology. Radical Camp is about the sudden radicalization of previously unpolitical, marginalized individuals. It depicts a deadly serious fictional scenario that could happen here and now,” Schula says.
Schula’s new series of work is on display at the Photoville fence in Brooklyn Bridge Park this week.
-courtesy Tina Schula
All photos © Clark Little.
Clark Little, who first picked up a camera five years ago, has gained worldwide recognition for his shorebreak wave photography. Shooting along the North Shore of Hawaii, Little uses a waterproof camera setup and swim fins to capture a unique and often dangerous perspective of waves from the inside out. His award-winning work has been published in National Geographic, Geo, Sierra, The New York Times and other publications. It has been exhibited in Japan, Brazil, Canada and throughout the US, including at the Smithsonian Museum. Commercial clients include Apple, HP, Nike, Toyota, Nikon among others. In 2010, Clark published his book “The Shorebreak Art of Clark Little”.
-courtesy Clark Little