Celebrating the Centennial of Richard Avedon’s Birth in 1923, The MET Presents ‘Richard Avedon: MURALS’

 

 

 

Marquee: Richard Avedon (American, 1923–2004). Andy Warhol and members of The Factory, New York, October 30, 1969. Gelatin silver print, 8 × 10 in. (20.3 × 25.4 cm). Collection of The Richard Avedon Foundation © The Richard Avedon Foundation

To celebrate the centennial of Richard Avedon’s birth in 1923, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present a selection of the photographer’s most innovative group portraits in the exhibition Richard Avedon: MURALS, opening January 19, 2023. Although Avedon first earned his reputation as a fashion photographer in the late 1940s, his greatest achievement was his stunning reinvention of the photographic portrait. Focused on the short period between 1969 and 1971, this exhibition will explore a critical juncture in the artist’s career, when, after a hiatus from portraiture, he began working with a new camera and a new sense of scale. The exhibition will be organized around three monumental photomurals in The Met collection (the largest measures 10 x 35 feet) that depict groups of the era’s preeminent artists, activists, and politicians. Uniting the murals with session outtakes and contemporaneous projects, the exhibition will track Avedon’s evolving approach to group portraiture, through which he transformed the conventions of the genre.

The exhibition is made possible by Joyce Frank Menschel.

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’47 Fifth: up close and personal through photographs’ by Anthony Bellov to Open in January, 2023

 

 

 

‘Stairs Up 2″ Photo credit: Anthony Bellov

Taken during research for his series of talks exploring the architectural details and clues of past use of the Salmagundi Clubhouse, architectural historian (and Club member) Anthony Bellov presents highly personal images of oft-overlooked aspects of the building, exciting and challenging the viewer to explore their own perceptions and assumptions of this unique structure.

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Close Enough: New Perspectives from 12 Women Photographers of Magnum at ICP

 

 

 

Image: Sabiha Çimen,, A plane flies low over students riding a train at a unfair over the weekend, from Hafiz. August 29, 2018 © Sabiha Çimen,/Magnum Photos

The International Center of Photography (ICP) opened its doors to the exhibition Close Enough: New Perspectives from 12 Women Photographers of Magnum, which offers unique viewpoints on the extraordinary relationships that photographers forge with global situations, communities, and individual subjects. As part of the exhibition, each of the contributing photographers openly reflects upon their intentions and practices, creating a timely chorus of creative voices responding to enduring and urgent human experiences. On view through January 9, 2023, Close Enough takes its title from Magnum photos co-founder Robert Capa’s well-known quote “If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”

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The Photographic Exhibition ‘Anthony Barboza: Moments of Humanity to Open at Keith de Lellis Gallery

 

 

 

Anthony Barboza (African-American, b. 1944), Liberty – Pensacola, Florida (Composite with American Flag), 1966

The exhibition Anthony Barboza: Moments of Humanity will open at Keith de Lellis Gallery on November 22nd, highlighting Barbara’s ability to use the camera as a tool for establishing an empowering narrative of hope for the Black Community in America during a historic time of inequality and adversity.

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Photography Exhibition, Linda Troeller: Self Power | Self Play to Open at Museum of Sex

 

 

 

Linda Troller, Floating, 2017. Image courtesy of the Museum

The Museum of Sex is pleased to announce Self Power | Self Play: 50 years of Erotic Portraiture by Linda Troeller. For half a century, artist Linda Troeller (b. 1949) has used the camera as a tool for sensual empowerment. The first museum retrospective of Troeller’s work in New York City, Self Power | Self Play will feature over sixty erotic photographs on loan from the artist’s studio and Bryn Mawr College Special Collections which highlight her radical and playful photographic practice. The museum will host a private opening reception on the evening of Monday, October 17th and the exhibition will be open to the public on Wednesday, October 19th.

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Keith de Lellis Gallery Presents ‘Industrial Architecture in Photography: An Homage to Bernd and Hilla Becher”

 

 

 

Gordon Coster, Grain Elevators, 1940. Image courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery.

Keith de Lellis Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition on the subject of photographic images of industrial buildings and structures by American and European photographers in the twentieth century. Inspired by The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Bernd & Hilla Becher exhibition now on view at the museum through November 6, Industrial Architecture in Photography pays homage to the renowned husband and wife team Bernd and Hilla Becher. The prolific contemporary German artist duo focused on photographing and preserving a visual record of the industrial architecture of Western Europe and North America by methodically recording blast furnaces, water towers, grain elevators and other buildings with meticulous precision.

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Photographer Baldwin Lee, a Solo Exhibition at Howard Greenberg Gallery

 

 

 

Baldwin Lee, DeFuniak Springs, Florida, 1984

In 1983, Baldwin Lee left his home in Knoxville, Tennessee, and set off on a road trip through the American South. He did not know what his subject would be, but during the trip, he found himself drawn to photographing Black Americans at home, at work and at play, in the street and amid nature. Over the next seven years, he made numerous road trips to the South to continue his work.

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Develop: The Photo Exhibition at SoHo Photo Gallery

 

 

 

Portfolio Development is a guided independent study program for photographers of all levels who are interested in honing their artistic eye and building their body of work by participating in this community of photographers.

This seventh season of Portfolio Development began work in the fall of 2019, and was scheduled to ‘graduate’ and have their Soho Photo Gallery show in July of 2020 — but a little something came along to disrupt that schedule! During the Covid shutdown their intrepid photographers found inventive ways to keep working while we all waited for the gallery (and City) to reopen.

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Our Selves: Photographs by Women Artists from Helen Kornblum at MoMA

 

 

 

Installation view of Our Selves: Photographs by Women Artists from Helen Kornblum, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, April 16, 2022 – October 2, 2022. © 2022 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Robert Gerhardt

Our Selves brings images that span more than one hundred years of photography into dialogue with each other. All of them were made by women artists who have responded to asymmetrical systems of power and have reframed gender and subjectivity in the process. Modernist artists in the first half of the twentieth century interrogated the politics of the gaze and explored new forms of address in portraiture, documentary images, and advertising; contemporary artists have highlighted the intersections of women’s rights, diasporic histories, and Indigenous sovereignty through oblique fabulation, queer language, and performative actions.

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Art Exhibits, Events & Installations in NYC ~ it’s The May 2022 Art Roundup

 

 

 

 

Chuck Stewart, Duke Ellington, c. 1940s In The Photography Show 2022 (AIPAD) in the Keith de Lellis Gallery Booth #221, Center 415, Opening on Friday, May 20th at 415 Fifth Avenue between 37th/38th Streets. NYC AIPAD NYC 2022.

Ushering in annual in-person events, May will open its doors to the ever popular Jane’s Walk, TEFAF will return to the Park Avenue Armory, NYCxDesign celebrates its 10th anniversary, Madison Avenue prepares for its Spring Gallery Walk, the Roof Garden Commission, Lauren Halsey, will unveil at The Met, FRIEZE New York returns to The Shed, along with #FRIEZEWEEK including Volta and The Photography Show. The Chelsea Market’s ARTECHOUSE explores the human brain, the Costume Institute at The Met unveils Part Two, and Salmagundi Club opens its doors to Light and Wonder: Photography Today + so much more. Here are a few suggestions for the month of May, 2022.

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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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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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Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II at ICP

 

 

 

A dear woman, a friend, recently passed away.  In her 90s, she was an inspiration to all who knew her ~ looking quite dapper, out doing errands every day, no matter the weather, and with a memory rivaling all those still in mid-life.  It was at her 49 Day Funeral Ceremony at The New York Buddhist Church, that we learned how, in the 1940s, she and her husband fled to New York, to avoid being sent to internment camps, along with so many other Japanese-Americans ~ even though they were in the United States Quite legally.

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Vintage Photos in the Group Exhibit “Picture the Word” at Keith de Lellis Gallery

Ed Clark, Mickey Cohen, Gangster, 1949. Image via Keith de Lellis Gallery

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Diane Arbus: In the Park at Lévy Gorvy Gallery

Child with a Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park, NYC 1962, Diane Arbus

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