‘Streets In Play: Katrina Thomas, NYC Summer 1968’ Opens at Arsenal Gallery in Central Park with Curators Talk on July 13th

 

 

 

Streets In Play: Katrina Thomas, NYC Summer 1968. Photo credit: NYC Parks/Daniel Avila

See New York City in 1968 through the lens of photographer Katrina Thomas with “Streets in Play”. Curated from the NYC Parks Photo Archive collection, the exhibition features more than 40 of Thomas’ photographs of “Playstreets” or residential blocks closed to traffic and equipped with recreational and cultural activities. With dynamic black-and-white images that document carless streets and children engaged in inventive and self-directed forms of play, the 1968 images speak to present-day questions of whom and what purposes city streets might serve. Where were you in 1968?

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William Klein: Afrique on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery

 

 

 

William Klein: Afrique. Independence parade, Dakar, Senegal, 1963; Chromogenic print; printed 2022; Image size: 28 1/8 x 41 5/8 inches; Paper size: 30 3/4 x 44 3/8 inches. © William Klein, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

Howard Greenberg Gallery will open its doors to William Klein: Afrique from June 23 through September 17, 2022. The exhibition highlights a rediscovered body of work by William Klein, one of the leading photographers of the 20th century.

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Howard University Acquires Extensive Collection of Gordon Parks Photographs Spanning Five Decades

 

 

 

Prefix 31.089 DA# GP31089 2020; Margaret Burroughs, Untitled, ca. 1946. Image courtesy the Gordon Parks Foundation.

Howard University and The Gordon Parks Foundation today announced a historic acquisition of 252 photographs representing the arc of Gordon Parks’s career over five decades. The breadth of the collection–which spans Parks’s earliest photographs in the 1940s through the 1990s–makes it one of the most comprehensive resources for the study of Parks’s life and work anywhere in the world. The Gordon Parks Legacy Collection, a combined gift and purchase, will be housed in the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. Organized thematically by subject into 15 study sets, the photographs serve as a rich repository for the development of exhibitions and multidisciplinary curricula that advances scholarship on Parks’s contributions as an artist and humanitarian.

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Light and Wonder: Photography Today to Open at Salmagundi Club

 

 

 

Rod Brayman, Photography Today exhibition. Image courtesy of the artist and Salmagundi Club.

The Salmagundi Club presents Photography Today, on view for two weeks only from May 2 through May 14, 2022, in the Rockwell Gallery. This exhibition of fine art photography showcases the work of 23 photographer members.

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Cindy Sherman. 1977 ~ 1982 to Open at Hauser & Wirth New York, 69th Street

 

 

 

Cindy Sherman, Untitled Film Still, 1978; Gelatin silver print, Edition of 10, 2 AP; 8 x 10in/20.3 x 25.4 cm © Cindy Sherman. courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

With her early work, Cindy Sherman revolutionized the role of the camera in artistic practice and opened the door for generations of artists and critics to rethink photography as a medium. On 4 May 2022, Hauser & Wirth New York will present over one hundred works from Sherman’s most groundbreaking and influential early series – including the complete set of 70 Untitled Film Stills, Rear Screen Projections and Centerfolds – in her first major solo exhibition with the gallery.

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The Photography Show 2022 Presented by AIPAD during FRIEZE Week in NYC

 

 

 

Image via The Photography Show

The power of photography will be on full view when The Photography Show presented by AIPAD opens on Friday, May 20, and runs through Sunday, May 22, 2022, with a VIP Opening on Thursday, May 19. The Show will be held at a new midtown location: Center415 on Fifth Avenue between 37th and 38th streets. The Photography Show will bring together 49 galleries from 9 countries and 23 cities from across the U.S. and around the world. The exhibitors are all members of the prestigious Association of International Photography Art Dealers known as AIPAD, recognized as the world’s leading galleries of fine art photography.

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The Camera is Cruel: Lisette Model, Diane Arbus, Nan Goldin at Austrian Cultural Forum New York

 

 

 

The Camera is Cruel. Image credit: © 2022 Estate of Lisette Model, courtesy Lebon, Paris/Keitelman, Brussels. Installation photos © David Plakke

The Austrian Cultural Forum New York will open its doors to ‘The Camera is Cruel: Lisette Model, Diane Arbus, Nan Goldin.’ Curated by Dr. Gerald Matt, the exhibition, previously shown at FLATZ Museum in Dornbim (2018) and the WestLicht Museum for Photography in Vienna (2019), brings together a selection of key works in an exclusive joint presentation of the work of three iconic photographers. The exhibition is on view April 8 ~ June 15, 2022, with Opening Reception on Thursday, April 7th.

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‘Center Focus’ to Spotlight Black Women Photographers at El Barrio’s Artspace PS109

 

 

 Hi-ARTS has joined forces with Black Women Photographers (BWP) for Center Focus. BWP’s inaugural group exhibition, which showcases the work of seven of its acclaimed and emerging members, will run from April 11 to April 29 at Hi-ARTS.

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‘Jamel Shabazz: Eyes on the Street’ to Open at The Bronx Museum of the Arts in April

 

 

 

Image: Jamel Shabazz, Looking to the Future. Flatbush, Brooklyn, 1980

Starting at the young age of fifteen, Brooklyn born photographer Jamel Shabazz identified early on the core subject of his lifelong investigation: the men and women, young and old, who invest the streets of New York with a high degree of theater and style, mixing traditions and cultures. Despite following a celebrated tradition of street photography that includes Gordon Parks, Garry Winogrand, and Lee Friedlander, it is to his credit that Shabazz has been one of the first photographers to realize the joyous, infectious potential of youth culture in neighborhoods such as Red Hook, Brownsville, Flatbush, Fort Greene, Harlem, Manhattan’s Lower East Side and the Grand Concourse section of the Bronx.

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That’s LIFE: Vintage Photographs From America’s Weekly Picture Magazine at Keith de Lellis Gallery

 

 

 

Keith de Lellis Gallery presents a selection of over fifty photographs assigned by the editors for the pages of Life Magazine, one of the most renowned picture magazines in the world. Published weekly from 1936 to 1972, the magazine chronicled in image and word every historical event both big and small that impacted the lives of Americans north, south, east and west. Life revolutionized how readers experienced these historical events by pioneering the photo-essay, where narratives are told through the power of pictures while words take on a less significant role. This exhibition captures the wide-ranging themes published in Life Magazine including politics, war and race to popular culture, major sporting events and everyday moments that were at the heart of American culture in the twentieth century.

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‘The Abyss of the Ocean: Cuban Women Photographers, Migrations, and the Question of Race’ Presented by CCCADI in April, 2022

 

 

 

Marta María Pérez Bravo. No son míos, 2008-2010. © Marta María Pérez Bravo. Courtesy of the artist.

The Abyss of the Ocean: Cuban Women Photographers, Migrations, and the Question of Race focuses on identity and resistance through the creative practices of five artists living and working in the United States, Mexico, and Spain. The exhibition reveals the experiences and strategies of survival of María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Coco Fusco, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Gertrudis Rivalta, and Juana Valdés within the matrix of Latinx Art. Through their work, these artists challenge the concept of Latinidad and its relationship to Blackness in the modern/colonial project. Unsettling the totalizing definitions of Cuban, Latin American, and Latinx Art, The Abyss of the Ocean presents key photographic series produced since the 1990s. These photographs lay bare the nuance of the artists’ multiple Diasporic identities while confronting racist and colonialist stereotypes of women’s bodies.

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Roberta Fineberg: The Universe is Working For You ~ a Pop-up Exhibition at Time Gallery NYC

 

 

 

Roberta Fineberg: Tamed, 2017. 13″ x 19″; pigment print on baryta paper

For Women’s History Month, 2022, multidisciplinary artist, Roberta Fineberg, focuses on the subjects of freedom, serendipity, experimentation, and development of ideas for her photography, works on paper, and an installation for an art pop-up show at Time Gallery on Bleecker Street in NYC from March 8th through March 13th.

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2022 Gordon Parks Foundation Fellows Bisa Butler, Andre D. Wagner, and Nicole R. Fleetwood Join Network of Creatives Advancing Park’s Vision for Social Change

 

 

 

Left to right: Bisa Butler, Photo by Gioncarlo Valentine; Andre D. Wagner, Photo by Ike Edeani; Nicole R. Fleetwood

The Gordon Parks Foundation has named its 2022 fellowship recipients: Artists Bisa Butler and Andre D. Wagner, and author and curator Nicole R. Fleetwood as the inaugural Genevieve Young Fellow in Writing. Established in 2017, the fellowship program champions individuals who share the foundation’s devotion to advancing Parks’s vision for social change through the arts and humanities. This year expands on previous art fellowships with the launch of the Genevieve Young Fellowship in Writing, established in honor of the legendary book editor, who was also Gordon Parks’s former wife, estate executor, and instrumental member of the foundation’s board until her passing in 2020. Each recipient will receive $25,000 to support new or ongoing projects that explore themes of representation and social justice.

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NUDE: Through the female perspective At Fotografiska NY

 

 

Viki Kollerova, Where I Grow (2019-2020)

30 female-identifying artists from 20 different countries diversely explore the female gaze in this exhibition centered on the naked body in contemporary photography.

NUDE is a collection of images that portray the body through beautiful, disruptive, and experimental lenses, seeking to subvert the historically predominant male gaze and celebrate the human form.

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Soho Photo Gallery Celebrates 50th with Looking Back: Soho Photo’s First 50 Years

 

 

 

© Thom O’Connor, An Unknown Departure Delay, 2017. Image courtesy of the gallery.

This year, Soho Photo Gallery, is celebrating its 50th anniversary as one of Americas’s oldest, most respected member-run photography galleries.

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A Female Gaze: Seven Decades of Women Street Photographers at Howard Greenberg Gallery

 

 

 

Jodi Bieber Father and son trapeze act, Market Theatre Precinct, Newtown, c.2012; Archival pigment print; Image size: 12 7/8 x 19 3/8 inches; 14 3/8 x 20 7/8 inches © Jodi Bieber

Street photography—the thoroughly unpredictable and often magical framing of a moment—was embraced early in the 20th century by women photographers. A new exhibition at Howard Greenberg Gallery will survey more than seven decades of work by 12 women photographers. A Female Gaze will be on view from January 19 through April 2, 2022 in the gallery’s new space on the 8th floor of the Fuller Building at 41 East 57th Street.

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Swedish Modern: Mid-Century Photographs by Swedish Photographers opens at Keith de Lellis Gallery

 

 

 

Georg Oddner, Dancing Hall, Russia, c. 1950’s

Keith de Lellis Gallery presents a selection of sixteen accomplished mid-century Swedish photographers whose innovative work has remained relatively unfamiliar to the American public. Ten of these individuals were part of TIO (a Swedish word for “ten”), a collective of Swedish photographers established in 1958. From nature and industrial scenes to abstraction and fashion, Swedish Modern captures the broad range of creative styles and interests that were present in the minds of mid-century Swedish artists. What unites the wide variety of subject matter between the photographers in this exhibition is their shared attitude of inquiry into the possibilities of what the camera is capable of.

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Eric Ceccarini: The Painters Project opens at Galerie l’Atelier

 

 

 

Eric Ceccarini. Image courtesy of the gallery

Galerie l’Atelier opened its doors to the first American solo exhibition of renowned Belgium photographer, Eric Ceccarini. The exhibition, ‘The Painters Project’, is a meeting between painter, model and photographer, in the artists’ ongoing collection of collaborations between the photographer with painters and models/performing artists.

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Annie Leibovitz. Wonderland at Hauser & Wirth Southampton

 

 

 

Annie Leibovitz Lena Dunham, Bergdorf Goodman, New York City, 2013 
Archival pigment print Edition of 8 81.3 x 106.7 cm / 32 x 42 in © Annie Leibovitz Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Beginning 6 November, Hauser & Wirth Southampton will present ‘Annie Leibovitz. Wonderland,’ an exhibition of photographic prints selected by the artist from her acclaimed body of work made over the past two decades. This presentation focuses upon work made since 1999, including fashion photography shot on assignment that, in the artist’s words, ‘revealed surprising avenues to portraiture.’ The exhibition offers fresh insight into the depth and breadth of Leibovitz’s unique artistic vision via fashion, landscape, and interior tableaux. ‘Wonderland’ is the first exhibition to showcase these images together in a single space, with many of the works having not been presented since their original publication.

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Claire Oliver Gallery Presents Photographs of Black Panthers by Jeffrey Henson Scales

 

 

 

#9) George Gaines (Baby D) Captain of the Black Panther Party Marin County branch, speaking at the United Front Against Fascism (UFAF) was an anti-fascist conference organized by the Black Panther Party and held in Oakland, CA, from July 18 to 21, 1969. From, “The Lost Negatives,” photographs by Jeffrey Henson Scales. Credit: Jeffrey Henson Scales

Claire Oliver Gallery is pleased to announce the gallery’s debut solo exhibition by photographer Jeffrey Henson Scales, In A Time of Panthers: The Lost Negatives. The exhibition features 20 photographs from the 1960s including Scales’ earliest forays as a photographer during the electrifying summer of 1967 when at age 13 with his paternal grandmother he toured the Midwest to see relatives. As a Black teenager, he saw the poverty and oppression of Northern Black communities and when he returned to Oakland, CA became immersed in photographing the milieu of the Black Panther movement in Northern California.  The images chart the emergence of his awakening as a documentary photographer as well as a Black man in a pivotal moment in the 20th century that echoes today’s Black Lives Matter movement.  In a Time of Panthers: The Lost Negatives is on view September 16 – October 29, 2021 at Claire Oliver Gallery in Harlem.

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‘Ozier Muhammad: Events That Changed the World’ to Open at Keith de Lellis Gallery

 

 

 

Blown Headlines: High winds blow loose newspaper pages around 125th street near the IRT Subway
entrance as some people make their way to work that morning, Harlem, New York, 2006
Keith de Lellis Gallery is honored to present the photography of Ozier Muhammad in the artist’s first one man exhibition in New York. Ozier Muhammad (b. 1950) is a Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist from Chicago who has documented the cultural events of black citizens across the world for over four decades. This exhibition showcases Muhammad’s dedication to utilizing photography as a truth telling medium that explores racial issues throughout society and sheds light on the daily joys and strife of the African and African American communities.

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Leslie Fratkin: The Streets of Chelsea, a Photo Exhibition To Open at Chelsea Market

 

 

 

Leslie Fratkin: The Streets of Chelsea photo exhibition at Chelsea Market. Image courtesy of the artist.

Chelsea Market will host the photography exhibition “The Streets of Chelsea” beginning September 9 from photographer and Chelsea local Leslie Fratkin. “The Streets of Chelsea” is both a documentation of the continuously evolving neighborhood captured during the COVID-19 pandemic and a series of portraits of Fratkin’s Chelsea neighbors. The collection, made up of 37 black-and-white images, reflect Fratkin’s drive to seek out people and places that are not posed or arranged. She welcomes the challenge of not being able to control all the variables and seeing what an element of chance brings to the final image.

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Celebrating 40th Year, Howard Greenberg Gallery Moves to Two New Locations on 57th Street with Gordon Parks as Inaugural Exhibition

 

 

Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1948 © The Gordon Parks Foundation

This autumn, Howard Greenberg Gallery, one of the world’s leading galleries for classic and modern photography, is celebrating its 40th year with a move to two new locations on 57th Street, and an exhibition of work by renowned photographer and filmmaker Gordon Parks.

The gallery will continue its presence in the Fuller Building at 41 East 57th Street by relocating to a new exhibition space on the 8th floor. It will also occupy an entire floor at 32 East 57th Street, directly across from the Fuller Building, to house, manage and present its vast archive of over 40,000 prints. Both moves are planned for September.
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The New Woman Behind the Camera to Open at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in July

 

 

 

Unknown. Tsuneko Sasamoto, Tokyo, 1940. Inkjet print, 2020, 18.2 cm x 18.2 cm (7 3/16 in. x 7 3/16 in.). Courtesy Tsuneko Sasamoto / Japan Professional Photographers Society

The New Woman of the 1920s was a powerful expression of modernity, a global phenomenon that embodied an ideal of female empowerment based on real women making revolutionary changes in life and art. Opening July 2, 2021 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The New Woman Behind the Camera will feature 185 photographs, photo books, and illustrated magazines by 120 photographers from over 20 countries. This groundbreaking exhibition will highlight the work of the diverse “new” women who made significant advances in modern photography from the 1920s to the 1950s.

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The Empire State Building: A Celebration in Photographs at Keith de Lellis Gallery

 

 

 

Panorama Studio, Empire State Building & Dirigible “Los Angeles,”, 1931. Image courtesy of the gallery.

In May, 2021, The Empire State Building celebrated its 90th anniversary. This month, Keith de Lellis Gallery celebrates the 90th anniversary of New York City’s magnificent Art Deco skyscraper in its summer exhibition. After demolishing the famous original Waldorf Astoria Hotel on Fifth Avenue in 1929, the Bethlehem Engineering Corporation took on the world’s most ambitious building project to date: the construction of the Empire State Building, the first 100+ story building. The Chrysler Building, with 77 stories, briefly held the title of the world’s tallest building before being unseated by the Empire State a mere 11 months later. Dwarfing all surrounding buildings, the Empire State stands at 1,454 feet tall. Construction began on March 17th, 1930 and was completed in record time, opening on May 1, 1931. As a tourist attraction, the site found immediate success, collecting a ten-cent fee for a bird’s eye view of New York City from telescopes atop the observatory.

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Aldara Ortega: Dive In, a Photography Exhibition at Galerie l’Atelier in Chelsea

 

 

 

Aldara Ortega, “One Love”, 2018, Photograph, 46″ x 57″ Framed. Image courtesy of the Gallery.

Galerie l’Atelier presents the photography exhibition “DIVE IN” by Aldara Ortega in their Chelsea space in New York City. The show features a collection of female underwater portraits. Through a submerged feminine eye, we are presented with unique stories from four diverse women.

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David Zheng: Where Did All The Flowers Go? a Three-Day Photographic Exhibition of Chinatown During the Pandemic

 

 

 

Photographer David Zheng presents his solo exhibition and the release of his new artist book, Where Did All the Flowers Go?, in a pop-up gallery in Chinatown, NY.  The exhibition opens June 10 and continues until June 13, 2021, on 55 Chrystie Street, NY. The show will feature photographs taken in New York’s Chinatown during the initial three-month COVID-19 lockdown period. Additionally, the space will house portraits of the neighborhood’s residents, as a compilation of stories plays through audio in an enclosed room; all of which were captured during a series of community engagements hosted by the artist in the 4 weeks leading up to the show’s opening. The exhibition will be open to the public.

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Fotografiska New York ~ Summer 2021

 

 

 

Dior, Vogue: The Arab Issue series, 2012/1433 © Hassan Hajjaj. courtesy of the Artist and M.E.P. Paris/France.

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, Fotografiska New York opens its doors to an exciting lineup of new exhibitions ~ and did you know that throughout August, 2021, for every ticket purchased, you may bring a friend for Free!

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Lewis Hine: The WPA National Research Project Photographs, 1936-37 at Howard Greenberg Gallery

 

 

 

Barber-Colman High Speed Warper. Pacific Mills, Manchester, New Hampshire, 1937

A tale of collective ingenuity and individual perseverance in the shadow of national crisis is the subject of Lewis Hine: The WPA National Research Project Photographs, 1936-37, on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery from April 15 through July 2. The Great Depression ravaged the United States in the 1930s, producing extreme levels of poverty and unemployment with a deep and penetrating social pessimism to match. Whereas some photographic endeavors of the time sought to document the misery and misfortune of those hardest hit by these conditions, Lewis Hine set out to photograph the opposite: the optimism taking hold in the nation’s most technologically advanced sites of production, and the persistence and skill of the factory workers who made all of it a reality.

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V Bar @ Fotografiska reopens with Exhibition, ‘A Million More’ ~ Stories of Seatbelt Survivors

 

 

Volvo Cars, a name synonymous with safety, gave the world the first three-point safety belt in 1959. After its introduction, Volvo faced a world of criticism. People questioned the need to wear them, and some felt laws forcing them to wear one was an infringement on human rights.

The new exhibition, A Million More features portraits and audio recordings that tell the stories of survivors saved by the safety belt, captured by esteemed photographer and Fotografiska alum, Martin Schoeller. The portraits capture the strong emotions in survivors’ faces as they recall their traumatic experiences and the hope and positivity that came from surviving them.

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David Attie: Visual Communication at Keith de Lellis Gallery

 

 

 

David Attie, Untitled, c. 1970. Image courtesy of the Gallery

Something kind of special from Keith de Lellis Gallery, with a statement by the photographer’s son, ‘How my father David Attie invented Photoshop in the 1950s. And had his career launched by Truman Capote‘ ~ by Eli Attie. Yes, it got our attention.

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‘Martha: A Picture Story’ Screening/Discussion at Fotografiska

 

 

 

photo by Nika KramerMural by 1UP Crew, Urban Spree, Berlin 2017

Fotografiska New York will be hosting the NYC screening of Utopia Films ‘Martha: A Picture Story’, a portrait of trailblazing photographer Martha Cooper.

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Fremin Gallery presents Alex Guofeng Cao: Pixelation

 

 

 

Alex Guofeng Cao: Ali VS Armstrong, 60″ x 40″, Chromogenic Print with Dibond Plexiglass.

In a captivating new collection, Alex Guofeng Cao dazzles audiences with his unique twist on instantly recognizable images. Inspired by history and pop culture, Cao manipulates one iconic image to create another in his extraordinary large-scale works. From a distance, the pieces appear to be a singular image but as the viewer approaches closer, you find each work is a masterfully crafted compilation of minute detailed images layered next to one another, creating a mesmerizing and hypnotic optical illusion.

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Keith de Lellis Gallery Holds Third Online Auction to be Held February 27, 2021

 

 

Lot 178: Allyn Z. Baum, Tanker sinking under Brooklyn Bridge, 1960s, Est. $1,200-$1,500

Keith de Lellis Gallery will be holding the third in a series of online auctions on Saturday, February 27 at 2:00pm. The auction will be offering a diverse grouping of roughly 350 museum-quality photographs and will be available on both the Live Auctioneers and Invaluable platforms.

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‘Love Letters for Harlem,’ a Photography Exhibition to Benefit The Harlem Community Relief Fund at Claire Oliver Gallery

 

 

Ruben Natal-San Miguel Negesti, Dye sublimation photograph on aluminum white matte finish, 2019; 24 x 24 inches/61 x 61 cm; 13 edition of 3 @ 24 x 24. Image courtesy of the gallery

Claire Oliver Gallery is pleased to present Love Letters for Harlem, an exhibition of photographs by John Pinderhughes, Ruben Natal SanMiguel, Jeffrey Henson Scales and Shawn Walker. Love Letters for Harlem showcases the talents of these four Harlem-based photographers and their work that celebrates the lives and culture of Harlem. A portion of the proceeds from this exhibition will benefit Harlem Community Relief Fund, an initiative of the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce (GHCC), who in concert with Harlem Week, ReThink Food NY, NY State Assemblywoman Inez Dickens, CCNY, NAACP are working together to combat food insecurity in Harlem.

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Galerie l’Atelier + Fremin Gallery present ‘Paris Wanderlust’

 

 

 

Jean-Luc Olezak, Le Pont des Arts, Paris, 2006, Silver Gelatin Print. Image courtesy of the gallery.

For all those who love Paris, you won’t want to miss Galerie l’Atelier, in partnership with Fremin Gallery, in its presentation of Paris Wanderlust. Each artist in this group exhibition brings the city to life, capturing their most treasured places. Here, the gallery describes this pictorial adventure.

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3 Points of View by Kamoinge Photographers at Keith de Lellis Gallery

 

 

 

Anthony Barboza, Lou Draper, 1970s, Courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery

Keith de Lellis Gallery presents the work of three early Kamoinge photographers for this winter exhibition. The name “Kamoinge” comes from the Kikuyu language of Kenya and means a group of people acting together. The Kamoinge mission statement: To HONOR, document, preserve, and represent the history and culture of the African Diaspora with integrity and respect for humanity through the lens of Black photographers.” (Kamoinge.com). 3 Points of View ~ Anthony Barboza, Beuford Smith, and Shawn Walker.

Take a look inside Black America: 3 Points of View from Kamoinge Photographers.

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A New York~Paris Visual Diary: The Human Face of Covid-19 by Renowned Photographer, Peter Turnley

 

 

 

Image courtesy Peter Turnley

Renowned photographer, Peter Turnley was in New York City in the early days of the Covid lockdown. In his own words, “In New York city, the first day of lockdown, I did what was most natural to me-I went out with my camera. I was stunned and shaken by what I saw. I realized immediately that this was the first time I was going to witness a World War with an invisible enemy at “home”, and it became clear to me that this was going to impact every single person on the planet, and every person had a story. I immediately began a daily visual diary. This book represents a visual diary from March until August, in New York, and Paris.”

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MASKED NYC: Witness to Our Time by AJ Stetson on view in the East Village

 

 

AJ Stetson: Masked NYC, Witness to our Time

With most museums and galleries shuttered for months during the Covid pandemic, artists have been yearning to respond, reach out, and connect. MASKED NYC: Witness to Our Time, photos by AJ Stetson, is a Covid-safe exhibition in response to that call.

From September 9 through October 7, 2020, every day from sunrise to sunset, a selection of more than two dozen four-foot vinyl panels, drawn from a revolving exhibition of 525 photo portraits of masked New Yorkers, will be displayed at six feet apart on the historic cast-iron fence of the Quaker Meeting House on East 15 Street and Rutherford Place. Continue reading “MASKED NYC: Witness to Our Time by AJ Stetson on view in the East Village”

We’re enjoying the Interactive Street View Map Showing NYC in 1940

 

 

 

Street view of 1940s New York

Today on Frommer’s, we found the most interesting interactive street view map, showing what New York City looked like in and around the 1940s. The site is the creation of software engineer Julian Boilen, and includes all five boroughs. We are totally addicted!

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Howard Greenberg & Bruce Davidson ~ Subway: A Conversation

 

 

 

Bruce Davidson, Subway, 1980 courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery

After the financial crisis of the 1970’s decimated New York City’s public programs and infrastructure, the subway in particular was arguably at its nadir in terms of maintenance, upkeep, and crime as the decade came to a close. It was precisely at this moment, however, that Bruce Davidson began photographing it in a sustained and systematic way. The subway he traversed then, from the Bronx down to Coney Island and Rockaway Beach, seems a distant image from the one we ride today. Howard Greenberg and Bruce Davidson sat down recently over Zoom to discuss Davidson’s now-classic project “Subway”.  The following conversation has been edited and condensed for clarity.

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Fotografiska New York Postpones July 2020 Re-Opening

 

 

 

Image courtesy Fotografiska New York

Fotografiska New York will postpone its July 29th reopening, with the Shop and Lobby opening on August 5th.

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‘Pieter Henket: Congo Tales’ now in the Online Viewing Room at Howard Greenberg Gallery

 

 

 

Pieter Henket,’The River, 2017′ archival pigment print. Image courtesy Howard Greenberg

Howard Greenberg Gallery opened its Online Viewing Room to Pieter Henkel’s Congo Tales, which explores cultural mythologies of the local inhabitants of the Congo Basin, containing some of the largest tropical rainforests in the world. The 2017 series has rarely been exhibited, and this is the first time the work is on view through a U.S. gallery.

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SCNY Photography Show in The Galleries at Salmagundi

 

 

Mark Battista, Flight of Inspiration, 2020. Digital Photography. 14 × 11 × 1 in
35.6 × 27.9 × 2.5 cm. $450.

The SCNY Photography Show has been unveiled in The Galleries at Salmagundi online viewing room in the Artsy Showroom. The works are presented by Salmagundi Club photographer members. Below are just a few of what will be on view, with the full collection at The Galleries at Salmagundi.

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Fotografiska New York + United Nations Human Rights & David Clark Cause = the Annual ‘Photography 4 Humanity’ Global Prize Competition & Exhibitions

 

 

2019 Photography 4 Humanity Global Prize Recipient: Sameer Al-Doumy
Description: “A married couple drink coffee in the remains of their home in Souma.”
Location: Syria. Courtesy Fotografisks

Fotografiska New York, the photography museum located in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, announced today their partnership with United Nations Human Rights and David Clark Cause as the exclusive presenter of the annual Photography 4 Humanity Global Prize Competition and subsequent exhibitions.

Submissions for the 2020 Photography 4 Humanity Global Prize Competition open today, May 8th, and will be open until August 31, 2020.

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Fotografiska New York Presents: The Foto Sessions, a New Digital Destination for Photography + Fotographers (in) Focus & Stopmotion

 

 

New Visions: VICE, an exhibition and editorial series showcasing photographers from around the world.

Fotografiska New York, the Manhattan-based photography museum, introduces the launch of The Foto Sessions; a new digital exhibition space created to showcase incredible photography while the world stays at home. In light of COVID-19 events, the museum has temporarily closed its doors, but will continue to spotlight both aspiring and accomplished photographers via the online destination. The content hub will feature virtual galleries, artist interviews and profiles, audio recordings from previous live events, and community photography submissions, all designed to bring the museum and its signature programming into living rooms across the globe.

In addition, the new program, Fotographers (in) Focus will flip the camera on the photographers, framing them as the subjects that provoke and sustain creative curiosity in online video interviews.

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Beyond the Harlem Renaissance by Carl Van Vechten to Open at Keith de Lellis Gallery in April 2020

 

 

 

Carl Van Vechten, Diahann Carroll in “House of Flowers,” 1955. Image courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery

Keith de Lellis Gallery celebrates the portraiture of Carl Van Vechten (American, 1880-1964) in its spring exhibition, Beyond the Harlem Renaissance: African American Portraits by Carl Van Vechten, opening April 9, 2020.

Update ~ The Gallery is now open by appointment.

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The Times of Bill Cunningham, a Documentary

 

 

 

Every now and then, a documentary comes along, opening a door into the life of someone extraordinary ~ a fellow New Yorker ~ like the documentary, Jay Myself, about Jay Maisel’s move from the historic Germania Bank building he called home for more than 50 years, or Bill Cunningham’s friend and neighbor, Editta Sherman in the documentary, Lost Bohemia.

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Fotografiska New York Announces Re-Opening August 28, 2020 + 2021 Virtual Programming

 

 

 

Yohana Holding Scissors © Cooper & Gorfer ~ ‘Behind these Folded Wall’ exhibition extended through March 28, 2021.

Fotografiska New York  re-opened its doors on August 28th, 2020, and is excited to finally present its new exhibitions, as we approach Fall. The doors will open on specific days and times, and with enhanced COVID-19 safety measures, which you can find at the end of this post.

Fotografiska New York will feature four distinct solo exhibitions by acclaimed photographers Julie Blackmon, Martin Schoeller, Cooper & GorferNaima Green and a group show of emerging talent, co-curated with VICE Media Group. VICE and Julie Blackmon opened earlier this year, cut short due to the Pandemic.

On the 6th Floor, Mindfulness Fridays in 2021 ~ January 22nd, January 29th and February 5th at Noon.

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New York Stories: Vintage Postwar Photographs at Keith de Lellis Gallery

 

 

 

David Attie, Untitled, c. 1955. Image courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery

In New York Stories, Keith de Lellis Gallery examines a familiar subject, New York City, through the lenses of fourteen accomplished photographers. These local artists discovered captivating scenes through their varied approaches to street photography.

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