May 1st, 2013
October 10th, 2012
© Erik Madigan Heck for Stockland Martel
This image was shot for Mary Katrantzou, a Greek fashion designer who currently lives and works in London. It is the fourth collaboration between young designer Mary Katrantzou and photographer Erik Madigan Heck takes the form of a black & white photo series and a short film inspired by Katrantzou’s autumn/winter 2013 collection. The title: “Cathedrals.” Erik Madigan Heck is the 29th Annual Infinity Awards 2013 recipient of the Applied/Fashion/Advertising category. The Infinity Awards ceremony takes place this evening, May 1st, at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers. Other winners include David Goldblatt for the Cornell Capa Lifetime Achievement, Kitra Cahana for Young Photographer and David Guttenfelder for Photojournalism.
May 24th, 2012
© Stephen Ferry.
For a decade Stephen Ferry has documented the armed internal conflict in Colombia, a complex, violent, and frequently misunderstood struggle that receives little press abroad. The widespread murder, disappearances, and displacement– a result of power struggles among paramilitary, guerrilla, and government groups– has terrorized civilians for decades. But Ferry’s focus is on those who, at great personal risk, resist the violence and struggle for peace through nonviolent means. His subjects include trade unionists, human rights defenders, journalists, peasant leaders, and community members showing strength and courage in the face of enormous injustice.
Included below are a several layouts from Ferry’s book, Violentology published by Umbrage. Visit Time’s LightBox for a video tour of the book with a guided narration by Ferry.
Ferry will also be presenting and discussing the work at The Photographers Lecture Series at ICP tonight at 7pm.
Above image: Soldiers guard the perimeter as Colombian Army helicopters ferry in equipment and technicians to repair a length of the Caño Limón-Coveñas pipeline destroyed by guerrilla sabotage. The Caño-Limón oil field is shared between the Colombian state oil company Ecopetrol and the Occidental Petroleum Corporation based in the United States. In 2002, the US Congress approved a special package of 98 million dollars in military aid directed to the XVIII Brigade in Arauca to defend the pipeline. Arauquita, Arauca. March 4, 2002.
WARNING: there are graphic depictions of violence in this gallery.
September 9th, 2011
Gordon Parks, “Emerging Man, Harlem, 1952.” Gelatin silver print. © The Gordon Parks Foundation. Collection of the International Center of Photography.
As the first black staff photographer at Life magazine, Gordon Parks photographed both the gorgeous and the gritty, and the two opposing subject matters would define his career as a photographer. While Parks once said he used his camera as a weapon against the things he hated, like racism and poverty, he also admitted that it can be used to capture beauty, such as fashion and society portraits.
In honor of the centennial of the ground-breaking photographer’s birth, the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City, in co-operation with The Gordon Parks Foundation, is hosting a unique outdoor exhibition that can be viewed along the museum’s exterior. “Gordon Parks: 100 Years” includes an oversize mural of “Emerging Man” (above) and over 50 photographs by Parks, which will be displayed via three video screens as part of a window installation at the ICP building at 1133 Avenue of the Americas through January 6, 2013. Visit icp.org for more information.
Mourners at the memorial service for Lt. Paul Mitchell, Battalion 1, formerly of Ladder Company 110, November 2, 2001, from Stepping Through the Ashes. This image is included in the group exhibition, Remembering 9/11, currently on view at the Museum of the International Center of Photography in New York.
“On the occasion of this important anniversary of the events of 9/11, ICP is pleased to partner with the 9/11 Memorial Museum on an exhibition that honors those who were lost and celebrates the sacrifices of many to recover from those violent acts,” said Willis E. Hartshorn, ICP Ehrenkranz Director. “Photography is, in this case, both a documentary tool to record this process of regeneration and a medium of memorialization and healing.” Focusing on how firefighters, transit workers, police officers, construction workers, artists, photographers, and World Trade Center (WTC) neighbors worked together in the aftermath of the attacks, the exhibition will include five parts: Memory Remains: 9/11 Artifacts at Hangar 17, a major installation by Francesc Torres; photographs from Eugene Richards’ Stepping Through the Ashes; a five-channel video installation, cedarliberty, by Elena del Rivero and Leslie McCleave; Above Ground Zero, photographs and proof sheets by Gregg Brown; and excerpts from here is new york: a democracy of photographs.
Admission fees to the museum will be waived on Sept. 11, 2011. The exhibition will be on view until January 8, 2012.