"In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11" @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Photography // Friday, April 03, 2015
The Great East Japan Earthquake struck on March 11, 2011, and an enormous wave of water swept through towns in the Tōhoku (Northeast) region, destroying virtually everything in its path and irrevocably damaging the Fukushima nuclear power plant. This triple disaster was of such epic proportions that it became a defining moment for Japan. A number of photographers felt compelled to record not only the events’ physical effects on the land, but also to interpret the overarching significance of the tragedy through art. 

Jerry Hsu's "A Love Like Mine Is Hard To Find" @ Slow Culture, LA

Photography // Thursday, April 02, 2015
Tomorrow night in Los Angeles, Slow Culture Gallery will present A Love Like Mine Is Hard To Find, a an exhibition featuring the work of Jerry Hsu. A Love Like Mine is Hard to Find says a lot about the way Jerry Hsu approaches his photography. Without a doubt, this is a passion thing. His process, like the title indicates, is tied to discovery and patience and it borders on compulsion.

Rania Matar "A Girl and Her Room"

Photography // Thursday, April 02, 2015
As a mother of teenage daughters I watch their passage from girlhood into adulthood, fascinated with the transformation taking place, the adult personality taking shape and a gradual self-consciousness replacing the carefree world they had known and lived in so far. I started photographing them and their girlfriends, and quickly realized how aware they were of each other's presence, and how much the group affected the identity they were portraying to the world. From this recognition the idea of photographing each girl alone, by herself, emerged.

Philip-Lorca DiCorcia's "East of Eden" @ David Zwirner, New York

Photography // Wednesday, April 01, 2015
David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of large-scale photographs from Philip-Lorca diCorcia’s ongoing East of Eden series. Begun in 2008, East of Eden takes as its source of inspiration the economic and political climate of the United States towards the end of the Bush era. Identifying a parallel between the financial collapse and the biblical Book of Genesis in terms of an “ensuing loss of innocence,” East of Eden consists of singular, at times disparate images of people and events after “the fall,” unified by a pervading sense of disillusionment. 

Bay Area Photographers: Past and Present @ Scott Nichols Gallery

Photography // Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Until May 2, a collection of renowned photographers from San Francisco’s Bay Area will be on display at the Scott Nichols Gallery. Works by both vintage and contemporary artists will be in the exhibition featuring photographers Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, Ruth Bernhard Judy Dater, Mona Kuhn, Monica Denevan and introducing Niniane Kelley. 

"Rust Sun Bible Corn" by Kim Llerena

Photography // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Taken across the American west, photographer Kim Llerena's series Rust Sun Bible Corn takes a look at how humans have made our mark on the expansive landscape. In the tradition of many who came before her, Llerena brings us scenes from the road, capturing moments of nostalgia and quiet comfort.

Southeast Alaska: A Photographic Passage

Photography // Tuesday, March 31, 2015
With less than three days in her Kickstarter campaign, photographer Larisa Manewal and her father are working to publish their collaborative photo book of images taken in Southeast Alaska. As an Alaskan native from Sitka, Manewal provides an intimate view into the rich cultural diversity found in her home state.

"Backra Bluid" by Stacey Tyrell

Photography // Monday, March 30, 2015
In her series Backra Bluid, Brooklyn-based artist Stacey Tyrell investigates the origins of her mixed heritage. A Caribbean-Canadian with roots also in England, Ireland and Scotland, Tyrell transformes herself into relatives from both her past and present on her European side to explore the perceptions and constructs of "Whiteness". 

The Coldest City On Earth

Photography // Monday, March 30, 2015
With all of this harsh weather rolling into spring, it seems only fitting to reflect on how it could be worse. In the city of Yakutsk, Russia the average winter temperature is −30 °F but can reach −80 °F making it the coldest major city in the world. New Zealand photographer Amos Chapple decided to venture to the frozen landscape of Yakutsk and capture the harsh winter lifestyles that it’s inhabitants are forced to live. 

EYES WIDE SHUT

Photography // Sunday, March 29, 2015
In her latest series “How We See” artist Laurie Simmons explores the notions of beauty, identity, and persona, by photographing close-up portraits of young women; evoking the tradition of the high-school portrait—when teenagers present their idealized selves to the camera. 

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