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John Dowell: Cotton: Symbol of the Forgotten

December 5, 2019 - January 25, 2020

521 West 26th Street, New York, NY +

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John Dowell: Cotton: Symbol of the Forgotten

December 5, 2019 - January 25, 2020

Laurence Miller Gallery presents the New York City debut of John Dowell’s COTTON: Symbol of the Forgotten. Dowell blends a unique mixture of spiritualism, historical awareness, racial angst and deft technique to create photographic works that inspire the viewer to recognize the injustices imposed upon the black community, especially in New York, over the past 400 years.

Throughout the exhibition, featuring more than two dozen photographic works made between 2016 and 2018, Dowell weaves together – both literally and figuratively –complex historical threads addressing issues of slavery, community, and memory, all intertwined with cotton.  Several of the works are large panoramas, reinforcing the idea of the vastness of cotton across the southern American landscape, as well as the long-term cultural and financial impact that cotton had on the African-Americans who harvested it for their white masters.


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Laurence Miller Gallery

521 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001, United States

212.397.3930

contact@laurencemillergallery.com

Open Tues-Fri 10-6, Sat 11-6



Janette Beckman, David Corio: BEAT POSITIVE

November 21, 2019 - February 2, 2020

1 Fulton Street, New York, NY, USA +

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Janette Beckman, David Corio: BEAT POSITIVE

November 21, 2019 - February 2, 2020

An exhibition celebrating hip hop photography from 1981-1993, in collaboration with Getty Images Gallery.


10 Corso Como New York

1 Fulton Street, New York, NY, USA

212.265.9500

gallery@10corsocomo.nyc

Open Monday-Saturday, 11 am - 7 pm, Sunday 12 pm - 6 pm



Elliott Erwitt, Henri Cartier-Bresson: 2020 Vision: Elliott Erwitt and Henri Cartier-Bresson, A tribute show to the greatest eyes

January 4 - May 15

241 Chartres St New Orleans, LA +

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Elliott Erwitt, Henri Cartier-Bresson: 2020 Vision: Elliott Erwitt and Henri Cartier-Bresson, A tribute show to the greatest eyes

January 4 - May 15

January 6, 2020 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A Gallery For Fine Photography

241 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70130

Media contact: info@agallery.com, 504-568-1313

www.agallery.com

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Elliott Erwitt and Henri Cartier-Bresson: 2020 Vision 

Opening January 11, 2020 

On View Through May 15, 2020

 

A Gallery for Fine Photography is pleased to open 2020 Vision, a collection of rare  silver gelatin photographs. The exhibit will include ten photographs by Elliott Erwitt and ten photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson.  2020 Vision will showcase these magnificent photographers side by side for the first time ever. 

2020 Vision will be on view through May 15, 2020. 

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson was born on August 22, 1908 in Chanteloup, France. A pioneer in photojournalism, Cartier-Bresson wandered around the world with his camera, becoming completely immersed in his  environment. Considered one of the major artists of the 20th century, he covered many of the world’s biggest events including the Spanish Civil War to the French uprisings in 1968.

For the rest of his life, Cartier-Bresson’s approach to photography would remain much the same. The naturalist in Cartier-Bresson believed that all edits should be done when the image was made. Cartier-Bresson coined the term “the decisive moment” and he never cropped his images. 

Just a few weeks shy of his 96th birthday, Henri Cartier-Bresson passed away at his home in Provence on August 3, 2004.

 

Elliott Erwitt

Erwitt was born on July 26, 1928 in Paris, France, to Jewish- Russian immigrant parents, who moved to Italy. In 1939. When he was ten, his family immigrated to the United States. He studied photography and filmmaking at Los Angeles City College and the New School of Social Research, finishing his education in 1950. In 1951 he was drafted into the army, and discharged in 1953.

Elliott Erwitt served as a photographer’s assistant in the 1950s in the US while stationed in France and Germany. He was influenced by meeting the famous photographers Steichen, Capa and Stryker. Stryker, the former Director of the Farm Security Administration’s photography department, hired Erwitt to work on a photography project for the Standard Oil Company. He then began a freelance photography career and produced work for Collier’s, Look, Life and Holiday. Erwitt was invited to become a member of Magnum Photos by the founder Robert Capa.

Elliott Erwitt has received major attention in the Fine Art Photography arena and is in all of the major museum collections around the world.

Eliott Erwitt still lives in New York City where he continues his fine art photography career at ninety-two years old.  


A Gallery for Fine Photography

241 Chartres St New Orleans, LA 70130

504.568.1313

joshuamann@att.net

Open Thur-Mon 10:30-5



Come As You Are: American Youth

November 20, 2019 - March 8, 2020

Phillips Academy, 180 Main St Andover, MA +

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Come As You Are: American Youth

November 20, 2019 - March 8, 2020

 

​​What does youth mean to you? Whether your mind flashes to sweltering summer days spent playing with neighbors or to the seemingly endless hours spent in the classroom, our childhoods have the ability to connect us all. Featuring photographs of a diverse range of experiences faced by young Americans across generations and across the country, Come As You Are: American Youth seeks to celebrate both our similarities and differences.

Grappling with the themes of play, identity, education, rebellion, and violence, this exhibition shows the joys of childhood, challenges of adolescence, and obstacles encountered by those forced to grow up too soon. Despite the fact that many of the images in this exhibition were taken by adults, the subjects depicted express their agency. Ultimately, they show that young people are not only a product of the times in which they live but also possess the power to redefine their roles in society.

Allow this exhibition to act as a space to explore what childhood means to you and those around you. Come with all your baggage, your memories, your experiences—come as you are.

Come As You Are: American Youth was curated by Phillips Academy students in Art 400, Visual Culture: Discovering the Addison Collection, and is presented in the Museum Learning Center. Generous support for this exhibition has been provided by the Margot Chandler Cook ’00 Life in Art Fund.


Addison Gallery of American Art

Phillips Academy, 180 Main St Andover, MA 01810

978.749.4015

Open Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5

Summer Hours: Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5; closed Mondays, July 4, and the month of August



The Distance of the Moon

November 9, 2019 - March 15, 2020

One South High Akron, OH +

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The Distance of the Moon

November 9, 2019 - March 15, 2020

In 1969, the astronauts aboard Apollo 11 made history by becoming the first people to set foot on the moon. Unbeknownst to them, this year also marked the arrival of the first works of art to the lunar surface—The Moon Museum. Covertly orchestrated by members of the group Experiments in Art and Technology, a miniscule ceramic tile bearing reproductions of artworks by six artists was snuck onto the lander. A rare original tile, featuring work by Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Forrest Myers, David Novros and John Chamberlain, will be on view in The Distance of the Moon.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, this exhibition examines the moon through the lens of photography and video. From Georges Méliès early film Le voyage dans la lune (1902) to Robert Longo’s striking study Untitled (Moon in Shadow) (2006), the moon has served as an important touchstone and inspired countless works of art and imagined lunar voyages. Utilizing images from exploratory missions to the moon, Nancy Graves created an immersive filmic meditation on surface textures and sonic space. Over forty years in the making, James Turrell has slowly transformed a dormant volcano into an aperture for observing the moon and other heavenly bodies.

Moody nocturnes and celebratory renderings are shown alongside early stereographs of the full moon, made possible by the most advanced photographic technology of the day. Combining historic prints with modern images of the lunar surface taken by NASA on a series of exploratory missions, The Distance of the Moon considers the relationship between artistic impulse and scientific discovery, and our collective fascination with this celestial body.

Artists: Nancy Graves, Craig Kalpakjian, Robert Longo, Georges Méliès, and James Turrell, with additional materials from the Archive of Amateur Astronomers Society of Voorhees and NASA


Akron Art Museum

One South High Akron, OH 44308

330.376.9185

Open Wed-Sun 11-5, Thur 11-9


Weather Report

October 6, 2019 - March 29, 2020

258 Main St Ridgefield, CT +

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Weather Report

October 6, 2019 - March 29, 2020

Weather Report will reveal the sky as a site where the aesthetic, the romantic, the political, the social, and the scientific co-exist and inform one another. The depiction of weather phenomena in the visual arts is traditionally linked with either landscape painting or photography, but in the last two decades artists have increasingly turned to other media to explore weather and, by extension, the larger subject of the Earth’s atmosphere. Featuring the work of Bigert & Bergström, Barbara Bloom, Sara Bouchard, Nick Cave, Violet Dennison, Bryan Nash Gill, Andy Goldsworthy, Nancy Graves, Ellen Harvey, Ayumi Ishii, Jitish Kallat, Kim Keever, Byron Kim, Damian Loeb, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Colin McMullan, Hitoshi Nomura, Pat Pickett, Sean Salstrom, and Jennifer Steinkamp, and an installation by researchers Amanda Bunce, Joel Salisbury, and Michael Vertefeuille. The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication with an essay by exhibition curator Richard Klein.


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Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

258 Main St Ridgefield, CT 06877

203.438.4519

Open Wed-Mon 12-5, Sat 10-5



Eliot Porter: Eliot Porter’s Birds

January 4 - May 10

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd Ft Worth, TX +

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Eliot Porter: Eliot Porter’s Birds

January 4 - May 10

Eliot Porter (1901–1990) set the model for today’s nature photography. While he is internationally celebrated for his colorful renderings of the natural world, Eliot Porter’s Birds highlights his equal, career-long focus on photographing birds. More than thirty photographs and archival objects are presented alongside excerpts from the artist’s extensive writings about his activities, giving visitors an opportunity to feel a direct connection with the artist.

Porter photographed birds almost every spring for more than fifty years, deeply appreciating their colors, variety, and ability to fly. He sought from the start to set a new artistic model for bird photography that aligned with the great lithographs of the nineteenth-century artist-naturalist John James Audubon. Visitors will be able to experience how Porter pushed the limits of photographic technologies through a display of his personally designed camera outfit. Also on view are his research notes for locating and recording his subjects, and a display showing how he went about making his exquisite prints.


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Amon Carter Museum of American Art

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd Ft Worth, TX 76107

817.738.1933

Open Tues-Sat 10-5, Thur 10-8, Sun 12-5



Richard Avedon, Dorothea Lange, Laura Gilpin, Morris Engel, Paul Strand: Looking In: Photography from the Outside

December 21, 2019 - May 10, 2020

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd Ft Worth, TX +

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Richard Avedon, Dorothea Lange, Laura Gilpin, Morris Engel, Paul Strand: Looking In: Photography from the Outside

December 21, 2019 - May 10, 2020

Looking In: Photography from the Outside examines the way artists have photographed groups they are not part of. It takes an in-depth look at series by six important twentieth-century artists who navigated their role as “outsider” differently, raising complicated questions about perception, representation, and power.

This exhibition is drawn from the Carter’s collection, featuring works by Richard Avedon, who took portraits of Hutterites although their official stance is against photography, Morris Engel, who photographed members of a Texas dairy family going about their daily lives, Laura Gilpin, who spent decades taking photographs of close Diné (Navajo) friends, Dorothea Lange, who went with Ansel Adams to photograph rural Mormon towns in Utah, Danny Lyon, who joined the Chicago Outlaw bikeriders and published a book of images and interviews, and Paul Strand, who traveled south and captured what he thought was the essential Mexican national identity.


Amon Carter Museum of American Art

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd Ft Worth, TX 76107

817.738.1933

Open Tues-Sat 10-5, Thur 10-8, Sun 12-5



Ans Westra: Urban Drift: Aotearoa / New Zealand

December 5, 2019 - February 22, 2020

143 Ludlow St New York, NY +

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Ans Westra: Urban Drift: Aotearoa / New Zealand

December 5, 2019 - February 22, 2020

 

NEW YORK – Anastasia Photo is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by Dutch/New Zealand photographer Ans Westra. Urban Drift: Aotearoa / New Zealand is on view at Anastasia Photo in New York, December 5, 2019 – February 22, 2020. An opening reception will take place at Anastasia Photo on Thursday, December 5th from 6pm – 8pm. This will be Westra’s first solo exhibition in the United States.

 

Ans Westra is responsible for the most comprehensive documentation of Māori culture over a 60 year period of significant political and cultural change in New Zealand. Regarded for their realism and spontaneity, Westra’s images bear witness to the post-war urban drift of historically rural Māori as they moved to urban areas and began living in a very different world, alongside Pākehā (New Zealand Europeans), often for the first time.

Between 1945 and 1986, the proportion of Māori living in New Zealand cities grew from 26% to nearly 80%. This deliberate urban migration fueled by industrialization, employment opportunities, and the allure of a ‘modern’ lifestyle, has been described as the most rapid migratory movement of any population.

 

Westra emigrated from The Netherlands in 1957 and in 1962 began her career as a fulltime freelance documentary photographer, primarily working for the School Publications Branch of the Department of Education and Te Ao Hou, a Māori magazine published by the Department of Internal Affairs. Westra’s work for these two publications led her to travel extensively throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific. Her Humanist style was greatly influenced by Edward Steichen’s landmark international exhibition The Family of Man which Westra saw when it traveled to Amsterdam in 1956.

 

Westra’s historic work has resounding relevance in the current climate of diaspora and cultural pluralism. Central to her pictorial documents lie the tensions Māori faced in “the dual challenge of adapting to the demands of the urban industrial system and successfully transplanting their culture into urban centers.”[1]

 

The enduring and intimate observation of Māori in Westra’s work has, in the words of renown author, Witi Ihimaera, served as “confirmation that the photographer herself has become inextricably involved in the recording of the artistic and political imperatives of our time. In doing so, Ans continues to give us a pictorial whakapapa of our lives, a genealogy which charts the ever-changing destiny of the Māori.”[2]

 

ANS WESTRA

Ans Westra is a pioneer of the New Zealand documentary photography genre and the only woman to be recognized as such in the Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand publication The New Photography: New Zealand’s First Generation Contemporary Photographers (2019).

 

In 1998, Westra was awarded the Companion of the Order of New Zealand Merit (CNZM) for services to photography. In 2007, she received an Arts Foundation Icon Award. She has received several Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council grants, which have been used to fund the publication of further works focusing on New Zealand and its society. Westra was the Pacific regional winner of the Commonwealth Photography Award and travelled to the Philippines, The Netherlands, the United States and the United Kingdom. In 2015, Westra received an honorary doctorate from Massey University in recognition of her longstanding contribution to New Zealand’s visual culture.

 

Westra’s publications include Washday at the Pa (1964), Māori (1967), Whaiora (1988) and The Crescent Moon: The Asian Face of Islam in New Zealand (2009).

 

Born 1936 in Leiden, The Netherlands, Ans Westra lives and works in Wellington, New Zealand.

 

ANASTASIA PHOTO

Anastasia Photo is a gallery that curates exhibitions and public programing around issues of social and environmental importance, specializing in documentary photography and photojournalism. The gallery is located on 143 Ludlow Street in New York City and is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm.

[1] Ranginui Walker, “The Urban Māori,” in He Mātāpuna = A source; some Māori perspectives. (Wellington, New Planning Council, 1979) 33-41.

[2] Witi Ihimaera, “Introduction,” in Whaiora: The Pursuit of Life, Ans Westra (Wellington, Allen & Unwin, 1985) 5-7.


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Anastasia Photo

143 Ludlow St New York, NY 10002

212.677.9725

kaley@anastasia-photo.com

Open Tues-Sat 10-6



Mandy Vahabzadeh: Photographs

January 8 - February 8

15 Greene Street, New York, NY, USA +

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Mandy Vahabzadeh: Photographs

January 8 - February 8

This January, Anita Rogers Gallery will present an exhibition of photographs by Mandy Vahabzadeh. The exhibition will include a selection of images from a period spanning almost thirty years, taken in India, Laos and Vietnam. The work will be on view at 15 Greene Street, Ground Floor in SoHo, New York from January 8 through February 8, 2020.

Mandy Vahabzadeh is a Swiss American photographer of Persian origin residing in New York City. She attended Pratt Institute, Columbia University and Parsons School of Design. Her photographs have been exhibited in New York City, Aspen, Santa Monica and Atlanta. This will be the artist’s debut show with the gallery.


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Anita Rogers Gallery

15 Greene Street, New York, NY, USA

347.6.04..2346

Open Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm


Ervin A. Johnson: #InHonor: Monoliths

October 11, 2019 - February 7, 2020

4600 Cascade Rd SW Atlanta, GA +

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Ervin A. Johnson: #InHonor: Monoliths

October 11, 2019 - February 7, 2020

Arnika Dawkins Gallery is pleased to present #InHonor: Monoliths. Ervin A. Johnson states that blackness is often seen as monolithic, forcing the experiences of many through a bottleneck of racism and systematic oppression until the individual becomes the whole. #InHonor: Monoliths is a literal take on that notion. Portraits are digitally collaged bringing individuals of different and shared experiences together. Forging new identities and bridging gaps, while creating more distance between others.


Arnika Dawkins Gallery

4600 Cascade Rd SW Atlanta, GA 30331

404.333.0312

info@adawkinsgallery.com

Open Wed-Fri 10-4



Ryuijie: Over, Under, and Inside by Ryuijie

January 11 - February 29

Reception: Sat February 1, 5-7pm

207 N Gilbert Rd, Ste 201 Gilbert, AZ +

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Ryuijie: Over, Under, and Inside by Ryuijie

January 11 - February 29

Reception: Sat February 1, 5-7pm

Art Intersection presents three collections of work by internationally known and collected photographer Ryuijie. Ryuijie, whose platinum work can be found in Ryan Gallery, shows us the versatility of his creativity with selections from his Color Ice FormsUnderwater, and P2 bodies of work.

On the artist reception weekend Ryuijie will teach a platinum/palladium printing workshop where participants can create platinum/palladium prints of their own images.

COLOR ICE FORMS

“Ten years ago I began working on a body of photographs I call Ice Forms. The subject matter, botanicals frozen in blocks of ice, photographed in color, provides an element of the unexpected and unpredictable. This element can be likened to the Japanese principle of wabi sabi—beauty in nature in all its imperfections.” – Ryuijie

UNDERWATER

“Underwater features a new selection of marine photographs. These photgraphs are taken using a wide panoramic camera. Unlike Kanchi the photographs are captured digitally and printed digitally.” – Ryuijie

P2

“The P Square photographs began as a way of keeping my traditional photography alive. My life in photography began with the landscape. These are small platinum prints, each holding a wealth of details and subtle tones, allowing for intimate, close-up viewing. These are all taken using film cameras. The film is later scanned and digital negatives are made for platinum printing.” – Ryuijie

Image Credit: Ryuijie


Art Intersection

207 N Gilbert Rd, Ste 201 Gilbert, AZ 85234

480.361.1118

info@artintersection.com

Open Wednesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm