May 17th, 2013
April 18th, 2013
“White Swirl,” 2013 © Yvette Meltzer
“Multiple Exposures” showcases work by members of a critique group hosted by Chicago fine art photographer Jane Fulton Alt. The exhibition ranges from dramatic studies of nature to scenes of contemporary urban life. Curated by Alt and Lelde Kalmite, artists include Jane Fulton Alt, Susan Annable, Ilze Arajs, Nelson Armour, Art Fox, Mary Rafferty, Alan Leder, Janet Mesic-Mackie, Yvette Meltzer, Neil Spinner and Jessica Tampas.
“Multiple Exposures” opens today, Friday, May 17th with an opening reception from 7-10PM at the Bridgeport Art Center (BAC) in Chicago and runs through June 14, 2013.
March 13th, 2013
“Man Walking, Tel Aviv, Israel,” 2011 © J Carrier
“Un-drawn,” a group exhibition presenting the work of J Carrier, Richard Mosse, Xaviera Simmons and David Taylor runs through May 17th at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. “Un-drawn” offers 4 distinct perspectives on displacement and immigration from multiple locations across the globe. Collectively, they address how invisible or contested borders are revealed through images of the landscape, it’s inhabitants and the spaces or monuments in between the two. (more…)
March 6th, 2013
”Thawra, Baghdad, Iraq,” April 18, 2003 © Thorne Anderson
American bombs first fell in Iraq on March 19, 2003. Photojournalists Kael Alford and Thorne Anderson documented the impact and aftermath of the United State’s invasion. In an attempt to get closer to the daily realities of Iraqi citizens, Alford and Anderson worked outside the confines of the US military’s embedded journalist program. Civilians are the primary subject of their photographs, learning how the war and political and cultural shifts affected ordinary people. The subjects are approached from a more intimate point of view, one closer to “eye level.” “Eye Level in Iraq: Photographs by photojournalists Kael Alford and Thorne Anderson” is currently on view through June 16, 2013 at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. Visit the de Young’s website for more information.
January 21st, 2013
“Bombed Regency Staircase, Upper Brook Street, Mayfair,” c. 1942. Courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art. Acquired through the generosity of Clarissa A. Bronfman. © 2012 Bill Brandt Archive Ltd.
Bill Brandt‘s Shadow and Light exhibition is on view now through August 12th at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In a statement released by MoMA, “this exhibition is the first to emphasize the beauty of Brandt’s finest prints, and to trace the arc of their evolution.”
Brandt (1904-1983) was a German-British photographer, and probably one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century. He’s known for his images of British society, as well as his distinctive nudes and landscapes. This exhibition visually explains Brandt’s photographic evolution and shows off some of his finest prints.
Beijing China, 1965. © Marc Riboud.
Throughout time, many Western photographers have been fascinated with photographing Eastern culture. French photographer Marc Riboud is no exception. The former Magnum photographer has been training his lens on cultures around the world during his travels throughout the past six decades. An exhibition of his work, which opened January 13 in Dubai, features 27 images from his travel portfolio taken between the western border of the “Far East,” Morocco, and the eastern border, China. The exhibition is on display at The Empty Quarter gallery through February 13.
– Lindsay Comstock