Bettina Rheims "Just Like a Woman"

Erotica // Monday, January 05, 2015
Renowned photographer Bettina Rheims had her first exhibition in 1981, featuring strip-tease artists and acrobats. She discovered her love of photography after working as a model, and later as a journalist and art dealer. For her series 'Just Like a Woman,' "Rheims shoots her models from above for the first time, placing them in a closer and more intimate relationship to herself. She captures the women waking up in the morning, still half-asleep in the throes of a beautiful agony between pleasure and suffering… What they feel in this fleeting moment can only be read in their eyes."

Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo's Angry People

Illustration // Monday, January 05, 2015
Chilean artist Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo is a graphic design, filmmaker, and illustrator whose portrait work we have featured before. Hildalgo's ongoing collaborative illustration project "Angry People" recently caught our eye. Through his Tumblr he asks fans to send in angry pictures of themselves which he then turns into an illustration. Enjoy the series and maybe send in your portrait!

Closing: Keith Haring "The Political Line" @ de Young Museum

Juxtapoz // Monday, January 05, 2015
Keith Haring: The Political Line had its US premiere at the de Young and is the first major Haring show on the West Coast in nearly two decades. Many of the works are on loan from the Keith Haring Foundation, New York, with supplemental loans from public and private collections. Several pieces have not been published or on public view since the artist’s death, in 1990.

Decisive moments with Tao Liu in China

Photography // Sunday, January 04, 2015
The Decisive Moment was a term coined by photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson to describe a style of street photography that signified that there was that split second of genius and inspiration that a photographer had to capture a certain moment. Tao Liu has been exercising this exact behavior in the streets of China for a very short time but has already become highly proficient in capturing the extraordinary. 

"ME AND BENJAMIN" @ Galerie Xippas, Paris

Photography // Saturday, January 03, 2015
M+B and Galerie Xippas are pleased to announce Me and Benjamin open through January 10, 2015.The title of the exhibition is taken from the gallery name, M+B, which stands for Me and Benjamin. Benjamin is Benjamin Trigano, the owner and founder, and “Me” is everyone else: artists, collectors, staff and family that have grown up around the gallery.

The work of Nathan Perkel

Photography // Friday, January 02, 2015
California raised, New York-based photographer, Nathan Perkel was introduced to photography at an early age via skateboarding and punk rock. Since then the photographer has dedicated the better part of his adult life to pursuing the craft working on his own projects, as well as working for renowned clients such as Adidas, Time Magazine, ESPN, Louis Vuitton, Nike, New York Times, Nylon and many more.

Scene Report: Detroit

Graffiti // Thursday, January 01, 2015
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. German Friday delivers this week’s Detroit Scene Report.

Scene Report: Bay Area

Graffiti // Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Each week we feature updates on current graffiti scenes in a number of major U.S. cities with the help of a few select photographers. MrxClownxFace delivers this week’s Bay Area Scene Report.

Amy Elkins at Aperture Gallery

Photography // Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Until January 29, Amy Elkins’s two bodies of work, “Parting Words” and “Black is the Day, Black is the Night” will be on display at the Aperture Gallery in New York. As a winner of this year’s Aperture Award, Elkins visually explores capital punishment and federal imprisonment in the United States. 

Best of 2014: Roger Ballen, Asylum of the Birds

Vault // Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Few photographers reach a point in their creative journey where the visual dialect is unmistakably and inimitably their own. In our current image-flooded culture, those who are able to patent their own aesthetic should be commended and valued. I am, and have been, on image overload for some time, constantly confusing one photographer with another. Exceptional talent is in short supply

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