World Photography Day is an annual event ~ a celebration of the art and history of photography. This year, World Photography Day takes place on Friday, August 19th. All are encouraged to share their best photos at #WorldPhotographyDay. We will spend the day at Fotografiska New York, located in the historic church, Missions House at 281 Park Avenue South, NYC.
Image below, Tony Gum, who was born in 1995 in Cape Town, South Africa, and is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice blends photography and graphic design with more traditional mediums such as painting and sculpture. Through her art she gives voice to key local and global issues such as gender, colonialism, globalization, and identity. Her staged color photography is rooted in her heritage as a Xhosa woman and is influenced by other African photographers, most notably Malick Sidibé and Zanele Muholi.
The exhibition, Tony Gum: Milked in Africa, will be one view through August 21, 2022 along with Black Venus; James Nachtwey; and Laurence Philomène.
We offer congratulations to Fotografiska New York for being one of several landmarked projects honored by The Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards for 2020, and held on April 23, 2020.
In addition, don’t miss Jamel Shabazz: Eyes on the Street at Bronx Museum of the Arts on view to September 4th.