October 31st, 2012
October 30th, 2012
Earlier this fall Ryan Heffernan was commissioned by Angel Fire Resort to document their unique outdoor activities. Located in the
beautiful Southern Rockies of New Mexico, Angel Fire recently opened a multi-station Zipline Tour at the summit of their ski mountain. The highlight stretch of the tour allows adrenaline seekers to fly hundreds of feet above the forest floor as they traverse from peak to peak, side by side, on a 1,600 foot tandem zipline.
October 29th, 2012
All photos © Danny Lyon/Magnum Photos. Above: Gleaning Coal from the Trains, West of Datong
Danny Lyon’s series “Deep Sea Diver” was shot during his recent travels in the coal country of Shanxi Province of Northeast China. Like his classic Bikeriders—photographed over a two-year period he spent with the Chicago Outlaw Motorcycle Club—and Conversations with the Dead, his exploration of Texas prisons, “Deep Sea Diver” is part travel album and part diary, a photojournalistic personal narrative about aging and history. “The landscape looks as if it has survived a bomb blast,” writes the 70-year old artist in his accompanying text. “There are times when I wonder if I am making a record of the past, or if I’ve come to see the future.” “Deep Sea Diver” is on view at Churner and Churner in New York City from October 18 – December 1, 2012.
October 26th, 2012
From Tulipa—Garden of Earthly Delights © John Blakemore/Courtesy of Klompching Gallery, New York City
British photographer and master printer John Blakemore will be showing a selection of key vintage and modern silver gelatin prints in his retrospective solo exhibition at Klompching Gallery which opens on November 7th. A reception for the artist is on Thursday, November 15th, 6–8pm, the exhibit will be on view through December 22nd.
October 25th, 2012
© Damon Winter. Above: March 6. Charlotte, NC. Joe Biden speaks to the crowd on the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Charlotte Convention Center/Time Warner Cable Arena.
The exhibit “Politics in Play” presents three very distinct styles of campaign photography by Damon Winter, Lauren Fleishman, & Ricardo Cases. Looked at side by side, their three approaches can serve as vibrant shorthand for some of the messages, stances, and moods of this election. With his dramatic capturing of shadows and light, Damon conveys the staged aspects of the process. At the other end of the spectrum, Ricardo’s pictures, strobed and super-bright, play on an idealized—even neutralized—vision of America, replete with blue skies, perfect white teeth, and success within reach. And Lauren’s photos, shot in black and white, lend a classic, timeless feel to their unscripted moments. Expectations are in check for November 6th; perhaps, latent in this rich imagery, are portents for that day’s results. – courtesy Anna Van Lenten
Damon Winteris a staff photographer for The New York Times. Lauren Fleishman is a freelance photographer. She followed the 2012 Romney campaign for Time magazine. Ricardo Cases is a freelance photographer who covered the Republican primary in Florida for Time.
“Politics in Play” will be on view at The Half King in New York City. Join the opening night discussion with Paul Moakley (deputy photo editor at Time) & Cornelius Schmid (picture editor at The New York Times) on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 7:30pm.
© David LaChapelle.
Photographer David LaChapelle will be presenting a keynote, “Artist or Artless?” at PDN’s Photo Plus Expo on Friday Oct. 26 at the Javits Center. “In his series Earth Laughs in Flowers, “LaChapelle conveys the obsessions and compulsions of his own time. On the compositional level, things are not arranged neatly in front of us, in order to enable us to decipher them. There is much overlapping, and photography has been extended to include the technique of collage. LaChapelle is always concerned with the “that-has-been” of photography. Despite all subsequent editing, his presentations must have existed, even if only for a brief instant.” – Kristin Schrader.
LaChapelle’s exhibit “Still Life” opens at the Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York on November 27 and runs through January 19, 2013. His exhibit “Burning Beauty” at Fotografiska Museet, Stockholm is on view from November 30, 2012 through March 3, 2013.