Phil Stern, 1919-2014
Photo by Genaro Molina / LA Times
Photographer Phil Stern died on December 13 in Los Angeles; he was 95 years old. A photographer for Life, Look, and other magazines, Stern was best known for photographing Hollywood legends and jazz musicians, including James Dean, John Wayne, Ella Fitzgerald, and Dizzy Gillespie. Stern began shooting for Life magazine in 1941 and also shot a number of album covers for the Verve, Pablo, and Reprise record labels.
— By Jean Dykstra 12/15/2014
Arthur Leipzig, 1918-2014
Photo by Arthur Leipzig, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery
Documentary photography Arthur Leipzig died on December 5; he was 96 years old. One of a group of socially minded photographers that included Helen Levitt, Roy DeCarava, and Gordon Parks, Leipzig photographed on the streets of New York, as well as in Sudan, Honduras, Ethiopia, and Puerto Rico, from the 1940s until the 1960s. His work was included in Edward Steichen’s landmark Family of Man exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, and his book Growing Up in New York was published in 1995. Born in Brooklyn, Leipzig studied at The Photo League with Sid Grossman. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, his daughter, son, three grandsons and a great-granddaughter.
— By Jean Dykstra 12/08/2014
Eva Respini Moves to Boston's ICA
Photo by Martin Seck
Eva Respini, a curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, has been named Barbara Lee Chief Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. During her 15 years at MoMA, Respini curated the 2012 Cindy Sherman retrospective, the recent Robert Heinecken exhibition, as well as shows on Anne Collier and Leslie Hewitt, among others. Thematic exhibitions have included Pictures by Women, a photographic history of women artists, and Staging Action: Photography and Performance since 1960. Respini is currently working on a monograph on Walid Raad.
— By Jean Dykstra 12/05/2014
MoMA Shows Thomas Walther Collection
Max Burchartz, Lotte (Eye), 1928. Courtesy the Museum of Modern Art, Thomas Walther Collection
Object.Photo. Modern Photographs: The Thomas Walther Collection, 1909-1949 is the result of a four-year collaborative project between the departments of photography and conservation at the Museum of Modern Art. The project includes a Web site with in-depth information on each photograph and essays by scholars, which allows visitors to explore the collection; a hard-bound catalogue of the collection; an interdisciplinary symposium examining the way the digital age is changing our engagement with historical photographs; and an exhibition of select works from the collection. Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909-1949 opens December 13 in the Edward Steichen Galleries of the museum. The exhibition includes work by such photographers as Berenice Aboott, Karl Blossfeldt, Lucia Moholy, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and Paul Strand, among others.
— By Jean Dykstra 12/04/2014
Art Fairs in Miami
Art Basel Miami Beach
Warmer Climes Are Calling: Art Basel Miami Beach and the accompanying satellite fairs open their doors this week in Miami to thousands of dealers, collectors, curators, and artists. Art Basel Miami Beach, December 4-7, brings more than 250 art galleries this year, and last year some 75,000 visitors came to the fair.
Art Miami, December 2- 7, the contemporary and modern art fair, celebrates its 25th edition this year with more than 125 international galleries. Its sister fair, CONTEXT Art Miami is dedicated to mid-career and emerging artists, with 75 galleries in the pavilion adjacent to the Art Miami pavilion.
Miami Project, one of six fairs produced by Art Market Productions takes place December 2-7 in Midtown Miami, and Red Dot Art Fair Miami, also December 2-7, returns to the Wynwood Art District with some 60 galleries showing photography, painting, and sculpture.
Also December 2-7, Scope Miami Beach, with more than 100 exhibitors and the fair’s Breeder Program, which introduces new galleries to the market. And Pulse Miami Beach, also December 4-7, moves to Indian Beach Park this year, for its tenth edition of showing cutting-edge, contemporary art.
And finally, a Miami fair just for photo lovers, the Miami Street Photography Festival, December 4-7 in the Wynwood Arts District, showcasing the best of contemporary street photography. Featured photographers this year are Susan Meiselas, Constantine Manos, Maggie Steber, Alex Webb, and Rebecca Norris Webb.
— By Jean Dykstra 12/01/2014
Lorenzo Vitturi: Dalston Anatomy
Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
Lorenzo Vitturi, Multicolor #1, 2013. ©Lorenzo Vitturi, courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery
Photography, the medium that began life as unflinching witness to the world, has long delighted in flexing its muscles in unexpected ways. This vibrant show by Venetian-born, UK-based photographer Lorenzo Vitturi presses it into ever-more supple positions: allowing it to function both as discrete, collectible art object and chameleon-like supporting character actor within a larger mise-en-scene. The result is this delightful, immersive show, on view at Yossi Milo through January 10, full of juicy color and formal rhythms, even as it takes on larger issues like identity, the conceptual limitations of portraiture, and class.
Every aspect of Milo's white-box gallery space was pressed into service here: its cement columns festooned with such raucous detritus as striped tarp, plastic vegetable packing material, a coconut resting on a homemade shelf, and powdered pigment. Vitturi’s subject matter is the open-air Dalston Ridley Road market in East London. Its vendors are primarily of Caribbean and African descent, and the market is facing the threat of gentrification. You feel him thoroughly delighted by the many sights, smells, and sounds of the place as he takes the fruits and vegetables sold there back to his studio, where he pins them into anthropomorphic positions and photographs them before their eventual decay: nubbly brown breadfruit poked with wooden hair combs; an over-ripe banana supporting limbs of pale green berries and tomatoes. In the marketplace, all good things eventually rot and come to an end, so there’s more than a bit of the Vanitas in these exuberant constructions as well the weird humor of Archimboldo.
Lorenzo Vitturi, Green Stripes #1, 2013. ©Lorenzo Vitturi, courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery
As for his more straight photographic portraits of people in the market, what the artist chooses to leave out is as interesting as what he depicts. More than 75 percent of the “portraits” here obscure their subject’s faces, blotting out one woman’s face with a dusting of bright yellow chalk; covering another man’s features with a scattering of tiny, sewing-drawer-type notions in a tutti-fruity palette. Exact identities are a mystery, but textures like clothing and jewelry and skin color are intact, forcing us to question how much we think we know about the inner life of people who come from worlds more seemingly exotic than our own.
At first, learning that Vitturi is Venetian is almost startling. One senses how deeply he must have had to earn his sitters’ trust in order to involve them in an experiment so aestheticized without exploiting them. On further consideration, Venice is a romantic island culture we’ve all visited and think we know -- though we seldom befriend an indigenous resident. Co-option comes in many forms. And Vitturi certainly understands the beauty in decay.
— By Sarah Schmerler 12/01/2014
Larry Sultan: Here and Home
LACMA, Los Angeles
Larry Sultan, Discussion, Kitchen Table, 1985. ©Estate of Larry Sulton, courtesy the Estate of Larry Sultan
Larry Sultan’s father, Irving, hated the photograph of him sitting on his bed in a dark blue suit, tense, staring straight ahead. He put the suit on because his son, who had just begun photographing him obsessively, asked him to. He sat on the bed because he needed to rest. It was like being an actor on a film set, and then seeing cameras start to roll when you were taking a break--entirely unfair. It also was not a photograph about him. The New York Times obituary for Sultan, who died in 2009 at age 63, quotes Irving reprimanding his son: “[Y]ou tell people that that’s not me. . . . That’s you sitting on the bed.”
Sultan’s photographs of his father, and often his mother, in their Southern California home read as self-portraits even if you do not know how Irving felt. The point of looking so closely at his parents, quirky, charismatic and probably hot-tempered, seems to be to understand his own tastes and origins. Pictures from Home (1984-1994) may be the most memorable series Sultan ever did, and in the artist’s LACMA retrospective, organized by curator Rebecca Morse and on view through March 22, it’s hard to move on from the galleries that hold it.
The first series you see when you enter the show, though, is Sultan’s final one, Homeland (2006-2009), of day laborers against suburban landscapes. He hired the laborers, then took them to vacant lots or un-landscaped yards in the San Fernando Valley. The lighting and staging is exquisite: men carrying dishes of food across an overgrown field in late afternoon sun, men standing languorously, staring out of a batting cage mid-day. But the sentimental prettiness would give the wrong impression of why he is an interesting artist. His sense of light, color, and composition were, in his best work, not the main point but tools to give intimate views into strange, specific worlds.
Larry Sultan, Boxers, Mission Hills, 1999. ©Estate of Larry Sultan, courtesy the Estate of Larry Sulton
Pictures from Home follows Homeland, then transitions into Evidence. A project Sultan completed in the late 1970s with artist Mike Mandel, Evidence involved requesting access to multiple government and corporate archives then culling them for compelling images of politicians, fires or medical patients. The artists sequenced the photographs and then published them in a book that included no contextual information. It became a landmark in conceptual photography, delving deep into strangeness and privileging uncanny, intuitive associations over authorship and narrative.
The show’s final few galleries feature, among other things, The Valley, photographs of porn stars and their surroundings. Sultan, who began this project in the late1990s, would spend all day on set, getting bored but also becoming more familiar with the details: the way an actress holds her robe shut between shoots, the weirdness of neighbors’ windows facing a set.
It is rare that ordering a show chronologically actually seems like the better option. But in this case, it might have been more affecting to start at the beginning, to see Sultan and Mandel grappling with how to represent “official” documentation of their cultural moment; then to see Sultan mining his perceptions of his parents; then on to porn sets and flashy stars. After spending time in these self-contained worlds Sultan excavated, you would encounter the measured beauty of Homeland, with the laborers traversing landscapes, and you might be better primed to appreciate the photographer’s urge to zoom out on bigger vistas.
— By Catherine Wagley 11/26/2014
Lewis Baltz, 1945-2014
Lewis Baltz, the influential photographer whose work was included in the landmark exhibition New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-altered Landscape at the George Eastman House in 1975, died on November 23. Baltz grew up in Newport Beach, California, but he spent his last years between Paris and Venice. He was one of the most important figures in the New Topographics movement in photography in the 1960s and ‘70s, which redefined the parameters of landscape photography in terms of a minimal approach that often examined suburban sprawl.
— By Jean Dykstra 11/25/2014
Fahey/Klein Opens New Space
William Claxton, Chet Baker (Piano), Hollywood, 1954. Courtesy Fahey/Klein Gallery
The Los Angeles-based Fahey/Klein Gallery is opening a second location in Miami, with an inaugural exhibition opening December 4. The opening show will be a group exhibition including such photographers as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliott Erwitt, William Klein, Ellen von Unwerth, and Danny Lyon, among others, coinciding with Art Basel Miami (December 4-7). A special portfolio of photographs by William Claxton will be on view, including images of Hollywood celebrities, jazz musicians, and fashion icons.
— By Jean Dykstra 11/24/2014
RISC Benefit Auction Open Now
Photo by Tim Hetherington
The RISC Silent Auction is open now and concludes on December 3, at a Benefit Auction at Aperture Gallery at 6:30. RISC (Reporters Instructed in Saving Colleagues) was founded by Sebastian Junger and is dedicated to training journalists in all media to treat life-threatening injuries on the battlefield. RISC training is provided free of cost to experienced, published freelance conflict journalists, and the proceeds from the Benefit Auction will go toward the training of more journalists.
The auction features a short program by Sebastian Junger and Magnum photographer Susan Meiselas, hors d'oeuvres and beverages, an work by 46 photographers, including Meiselas, the late Tim Hetherington, Richard Mosse, Roger Ballen, Michael Kamber, and Gillian Laub, among many others.
— By Jean Dykstra 11/21/2014
Orit Raff: Priming
Julie Saul Gallery, New York
Orit Raff, Special Topics in Calamity Physics, 2013. Courtesy Julie Saul Gallery
In Orit Raff’s photographs of rooms and interior spaces, on view at Julie Saul through December 6, beams of sunlight fall across a floor, and lamplight softly illuminates the corner of a bedroom. Light – that essential tool of photography – is a living, breathing entity in her works, creating the mood and setting the emotional temperature. But these images are not what they seem. For one thing, they are not photographs, and that evanescent light is a digital manifestation, not a record of the real thing. Raff fabricated these images entirely in a computer, using architectural and photo-editing software. The 13 works on view depict rooms or spaces in different novels, ranging from classics such as Madame Bovary to contemporary works such as Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom. They also play with conventions of photography in the oblique but thoughtful way that has characterized Raff’s work.
Raff conjured these spaces with exacting precision after immersing herself in the novels, placing details like the rope clutched by the newly blind Jose Saramago’s Blindness, or the Bob Dylan poster and the Pepsi bottle in the room from Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom. Deftly borrowing visual tropes from architectural and documentary photography, she encourages us to read the pictures as facts. Then she slyly pulls apart the indexical character photography.
Orit Raff, Blindness, 2013. Courtesy Julie Saul Gallery
Raff’s previous series also explored space and architecture. White focused on domestic objects -- a soap dish, a bathroom sink, a drain – and the evidence left there of human habitation. Mobius Strip depicted on the indentations in carpets and other surfaces in recently vacated apartments that suggested the way the space was laid out when it was occupied. She has also photographed old wooden desktops from schools that bear the marks of generations of schoolchildren’s scribbles and doodles.
Priming takes her interest in the traces left by people one step further. As curator Lauri Firstenberg commented in an interview with Raff in 2005, the artist seems to approach her subject sideways, through surrogates – places, objects, and traces, rather than the thing itself. In these images, she sidles into an exploration of memory – her own memory of a place she imagined while engaged in a story, and perhaps viewers’ memories as well. But whether the viewer has read the books or not, these images are full of possibility and tension, percolating with narrative potential.
— By Jean Dykstra 11/19/2014
Lucien Clergue, 1934-2014
French photographer Lucien Clergue died on November 15, at the age of 80. A photographer and champion of the medium, he founded Les Rencontres d'Arles in 1970, one of the forerunners of the many art fairs today. In 2006, he was the first photographer elected to France's Académie des Beaux-Arts.
Clergue, who was born in Arles, was only 19 when he approached Pablo Picasso at a bullfight in Arles to show the famous artist his photographs. Picasso was impressed, and a 30-year friendship was born. Clergue is known for his nudes and landscapes and well as photographs of bullfighting and of Picasso and his circle. On the occasion of Clergue’s 80th birthday in July, l’Oeil de la Photographie devoted an entire issue to him, which has been republished in his memory.
— By Jean Dykstra 11/17/2014
Sandro Miller: Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters
Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago
Sandro Miller, Andres Serrano / Piss Christ (1987), 2014. ©Sandro Miller, courtesy Catherine Edelman Gallery
There are few somebodies who can become anybody. John Malkovich is one of them. The actor’s 60-year-old face shape-shifts its way through art history in Sandro Miller’s Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage To Photographic Masters at Catherine Edelman Gallery (through January 31, 2015). Famed portraits by Avedon, Mapplethorpe, Penn, and Warhol, among others, are simulated by Sandro, himself a master persona-maker for more than 30 years, and Malkovich. The hilarious images smack of heartfelt collaboration.
The two artists met in Chicago while working at the Steppenwolf Theatre, Malkovich on stage and Sandro shooting playbills. Apparently the idea for the series sprang from Sandro’s gigantic library of photo books—he is self-taught—and the two men reenact some of the 20th century’s most iconic, beautiful, and strange photographic portraits. Dorothea Lange’s 1936 Migrant Mother and Diane Arbus’s 1967 twins are popular favorites. Malkovich as Christ submerged in piss shocks anew.
Sandro Miller, Dorothea Lange / Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California (1936), 2014. ©Sandro Miller, courtesy Catherine Edelman Gallery
Ultimately, Malkovich’s face and its encyclopedia of expressions dominate each scene’s flawless mimesis. But this is John Malkovich, not some Everyman Actor. One no longer sees Malkovich the man (whoever he is) but that which Malkovich’s face has come to signify: a metaphysics of identity.
The series is not just a nightmare where everything you love has been replaced with the face of a monkey; rather, Sandro’s work with Malkovich demonstrates icon fantasy. These are the saints of art history transformed by Sandro’s—and our—obsession with masterpieces and geniuses. Even as millions of personal images circulate the globe daily, it is likely that only a few will define you. Such is the paradox and power of images in the celebrity age.
The reenactments hit a high note of performance energy. Malkovich soars. The sets and costuming are impeccable. Perhaps the series will not be as eternal as their sources, but they remain a curious delicacy in the oeuvres of Sandro and Malkovich.
— By Jason Foumberg 11/15/2014
Paris Photo-Aperture PhotoBook Awards
The winners of the Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards were announced in Paris on November 14: Hidden Islam by Nicoló Degiorgis is the winner of $10,000 in the First PhotoBook category. The award for a new category this year, Photography Catalogue of the Year, went to a set of catalogues, Christopher Williams: The Production Line of Happiness and Christopher Williams: Printed in Germany. Imaginary Club by Oliver Sieber is the winner of PhotoBook of the Year. A special mention in that category goes to Vytautas V. Stanionis’s Photographs for Documents.
— By Jean Dykstra 11/14/2014
Sunil Gupta: Out and About: New York and New Delhi
sepiaEYE, New York
Sunil Gupta, Untitled #21, from Christopher Street, 1976. Courtesy Sunil Gupta and sepiaEYE
On the surface, the two bodies of work in Sunil Gupta's exhibition, Out and About: New York and New Delhi, on view at sepiaEYE through December 20, have a lot in common. In both Christopher Street and Mr. Malhotra's Party, Gupta explores queer presence in public spaces. But context is crucial, and ultimately the series, separated by place and more than 30 years, reveal key differences, opening up an intriguing conversation about freedom and identity.
Christopher Street, like much of Gupta's work, straddles the personal and the political. In 1976 Gupta abandoned a master’s program in business administration in New York City to pursue photography education at the New School. His photos of fellow gay men on Christopher Street from this period may be seen not only as a reflection of the gay liberation movement taking hold at the time, but Gupta's own "coming out" as an artist.
The Village was a revelation to Gupta, who'd never seen a place where sexuality was so openly expressed. His enthrallment shows in his photographs, in which his camera acts as a proxy for his own wandering, curious eye. His subjects, pictured in black and white walking the streets of the gay haven, are mostly unaware that they're being photographed, and perhaps equally heedless of their own unprecedented freedom.
Sunil Gupta, Bikram, India Gate, 2007, from Mr. Malhotra's Party. Courtesy Sunil Gupta and sepiaEYE
Mr. Malhotra's Party, taken more than 30 years later, reveals the luxury of that freedom by comparison. In Delhi, where the photos were taken, centuries-old anti-sodomy laws were only struck down in 2009, two years after Gupta began taking photos of queer people around the city (the laws were re-instated in 2013). There are no gay bars in the city; gatherings for queer people are advertised as private parties under the name of a host.
In this political environment, a queer person posing for the camera is a conscious act of defiance, one that Gupta instigated with friends and acquaintances for the photographs. His subjects face the camera directly, as though challenging those who oppose them. Their expressions are powerful and moving.
Taken together, these photos speak to the variety of experiences in gay communities, but they also tell a story about the development of a photographer and activist. While he is an anonymous, wide-eyed observer in the Village, Gupta shows himself to be an active dissenter in Delhi, driven to create a world in which, one day, perhaps, images of gay life in the West and the East might not look so different.
— By Jordan G. Teicher 11/13/2014
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at Catherine Edelman Gallery, ChicagoParis Photo-Aperture PhotoBook AwardsSunil Gupta: Out and About: New York and New Delhi
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at Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, New YorkSpecial Sale of Magnum PhotosNew Space for Foley GalleryJuan Fernando Herrán Win Prix Pictet CommissionMaurice Ortega to Head Curatorial Assistance
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at Altman Siegel Gallery, San FranciscoRuud van Empel: New Work
at Jackson Fine Art, AtlantaGetty Acquires Chris Killip PhotographsSamuel Fosso
at Walther Collection Project Space, New York
at Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa MonicaGuarapuava: Valdir Cruz
at Throckmorton Fine Art, New YorkICP to BoweryWhitney Museum Gets Major Photography GiftAmon Carter Museum Digitizes Trove of ArtworksClimate Week NYC at ICPFilter Photo FestivalRichard Mosse at Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary ArtErnest Cole: Photographer
at Grey Art Gallery, New YorkAugust Sander: Just Women / Jess T. Dugan: Every Breath We Drew
at Gallery Kayafas, Boston
at High Museum of Art, AtlantaWhere There's Smoke. John Gossage: Who Do You Love
at Fraenkel Gallery, San FranciscoAllan Sekula: Ship of Fools
at Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa MonicaCantor Art Center Receives Warhol ArchiveJack Leigh: Full Circle, Low Country Photographs, 1972-2004
at SCAD Museum of Art, SavannahJosef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful
at Art Institute of Chicago, ChicagoStephen Wirtz Gallery ClosingJustin Kimball: Where We Find Ourselves
at Carroll And Sons, BostonJacques Sonck: Archetypes
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at Benrubi Gallery, New YorkCahiers d'Art Devoted to SugimotoPhoto Espana Prize Goes to Aitor Lara
at de Young Museum, San Francisco2014 Prix HSBC Awarded to Two PhotographersRudolf Kicken, 1947-2014"Biggest Photography Class in History"Puppies and PicturesDomesticated: Photographs by Amy Stein
at National Academy of Sciences, WashingtonSteel Stillman: Incidents, 1969-2014
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at Museum of Arts and Design / Robert Mann Gallery, New YorkTim Barber: Relations
at Capricious 88, New York
at Boite Noire Gallery, West HollywoodSze Tsung Leong: Horizons
at Yossi Milo Gallery, New YorkPortland Art Museum Acquires Robert Adams PhotographsMichael Schmidt, 1945-2014Paul Anthony Smith: Mangos and Crab
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at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San FranciscoPrince/Cariou Case SettledDaniel Gordon Wins Paul Huf AwardNew Photo Gallery in WilliamsburgICP on the MoveNational Gallery of Art Receives Gift of PhotographsJamie Warren Wins Baum AwardChloe Dewe Mathews Wins Gardner FellowshipMatthew Pillsbury: Nate and Me
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at Klompching Gallery, BrooklynAmerican Cool
at National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.
at Block Museum of Art, EvanstonICP Announces Infinity Award WinnersOnward in PhillySamuel Fosso Photographs RescuedJ. Shimon & J. Lindemann: We Go From Where We Know
at John Michael Kohler Art Center, SheboyganJohn Stanmeyer Wins World Press Photo AwardNot Your Grandmother's LibrarianPatrick Nagatani: Outer and Inner: Contemplations on the Physical and the Spiritual
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at Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles
at Guggenheim Museum, New YorkGetty Acquires Pictorialist PhotographsPeter Hujar: Love & Lust
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at DePaul Art Museum, ChicagoPhillip Prodger Joins London's National Portrait GalleryTanya Marcuse: Fallen
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at Denny Gallery, New YorkCarnegie Museum Founds Hillman Photography InitiativeSoo Kim Awarded Gutmann FellowshipSymposium on March on Washington
at Nailya Alexander Gallery, New YorkNelson Mandela, 1918 - 2013Sylvie Pénichon New Photo Conservator at Art InstituteICP Awarded Ford Foundation Grant for "Rise and Fall of Apartheid"Carson Fisk-Vittori
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at Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San FranciscoJohn Divola: As Far As I Could get
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at Miguel Abreu Gallery, New YorkICP Names New Executive DirectorClarence John Laughlin Award AnnouncedPrix Pictet Shortlist AnnouncedAnd the Winner Is ....Libération's Powerful Homage to PhotographyTanja Hollander: The Landscapes of Are You Really My Friend?
at Carroll And Sons, BostonWar/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath
at Brooklyn Museum of Art, BrooklynLisa Hostetler to Eastman HouseDispatched to TexasFinding Vivian MaierQueens Museum Reopens with Photos by Jeff Chien-Hsing LiaoNew E-Book from Library of CongressHello, Goodbye
at Leila Heller Gallery, New YorkDeborah Turbeville, 1932-2013ICP Celebrates Robert Capa's CentenaryOf Walking
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at DePaul Art Museum, ChicagoShe Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World
at Museum of Fine Arts, BostonMalcolm Daniel Heading to TexasRyan McGinley: Yearbook
at Ratio 3, San FranciscoBrian Sholis Joins Cincinnati Art MuseumPieter Hugo: Kin
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at Winston Wachter Fine Art, New York
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at Carroll And Sons, BostonJapan's Modern Divide: Photographs by Hiroshi Hamaya and Kansuke Yamamoto
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at Armory Show, New YorkScope New York 2013
at SCOPE New York, New YorkADAA Art Show 2013
at ADAA Art Show, New YorkShooting Stars: Publicity Stills from Early Hollywood and Portraits by Andy Warhol
at Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
at G. Gibson Gallery, SeattleMiles Barth Joins ArtnetThe Unphotographable
at Fraenkel Gallery, San FranciscoKatrina del Mar: Girls Girls Girls
at Participant, Inc., New YorkRobin Rhode: Take Your Mind off the Street
at Lehmann Maupin (Chelsea), New YorkArne Svenson: The Neighbors
at Western Project, Culver City
at Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New YorkBeat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg
at Grey Art Gallery, New YorkKatherine Bussard Named Curator at
Princeton Art MuseumCatherine Wagner: trans/literate.
at Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San FranciscoKarl Baden: Roadside Attractions
at Miller Yezerski Gallery, BostonViviane Sassen on ViewJanuary is for Hot ShotsRichard Pare: The Lost Vanguard: Soviet Modernist Architecture, 1922–32
at Graham Foundation, Chicago
at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New YorkIdris Khan: New Photographs
at Fraenkel Gallery, San FranciscoJessica Eaton: Polytopes
at M+B Gallery, Los AngelesNadav Kander: Yangtze: The Long River
at Flowers, New YorkOri Gersht: History Repeating
at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, BostonAttachments
at The Hole, New York1979:1—2012:21: Jan Tichy Works with the MoCP Collection
at Museum of Contemporary Photography, ChicagoBonni Benrubi, 1953-2012