Tomasz Gudzowaty's Portraits of Luchadores, Pole Dancers, and Mexican Skateboarders

Photography // Wednesday, July 22, 2015
We've posted before on the gripping portrait photography of Tomasz Gudzowaty. His subjects range from synchronized swimmers to the southern elephant seal. Here we've included portraits from three of Gudzowaty's series: photographs of Lucha Libre luchadores—Latin American professional wrestlers—potraits of pole dancers, and portraits of skateboarders in several cities in Mexico. 

"Bronx Eyes" @ ICP, New York

Photography // Monday, July 20, 2015
Launched in 1997, ICP at THE POINT is a year-round photography-based collaboration that includes a classroom/studio, black-and-white darkroom, and gallery. Through weekly classes for pre-teens and teens, the program teaches photography, critical thinking, writing, and public speaking with the goal of fostering self-esteem, community development, and social change. 

"Two Rivers" by Carolyn Drake

Photography // Monday, July 20, 2015
Over the course of four years, photographer Carolyn Drake documented the Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers from their endpoints to the source, creating a captivating and emotional body of work called Two Rivers. This region of focus for the photographer stretches from the western edge of China across Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, spanning a distance of 2,500km. 

"My Dakota: Photographs by Rebecca Norris Webb" @ The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland

Photography // Sunday, July 19, 2015
“They say your first death is like your first love—and you’re never quite the same afterwards,” says Rebecca Norris Webb. The artist, who has long lived in New York City, embarked in 2005 to photograph her home state of South Dakota. After one of her brothers unexpectedly died the following year, her images began to change. Tones became more muted and delicate, the palette more autumnal.

Signe Pierce’s neo reality

Photography // Saturday, July 18, 2015
Pink rules everything around Signe Pierce, as well as Neon and anything surrounding around that Miami Vice vibe. The multi-disciplinary artist based in Los Angeles has in her young age created a unique visual language using photography and video as her medium. Her “social experiment” video American Reflexx created with her partner Alli Coates, is by far her most challenging piece of work and for us difficult to watch. 

"Deeds. not words3" @ slow Culture, Los Angeles

Photography // Friday, July 17, 2015
Tonight in Los Angeles, Slow Culture gallery will be hosting Deeds, Not Words 3, a group photography exhibition with a diverse group of individuals. Explained on their website, “There are two kinds of people in this world, the do'ers and the gonna do'ers. Deeds, Not Words is photography exhibition with a very simple format, it's about doing shit, not talking it."

Analogue by Zoe Leonard

Photography // Thursday, July 16, 2015
Analogue is a landmark project comprising 412 photographs conceived over the course of a decade.  Photographer Zoe Leonard documents the eclipsed texture of 20th century urban life as seen in vanishing mom-and-pop stores and the simultaneous emergence of the global rag trade.  The artist took her own neighborhood, Manhattan’s Lower East Side, as a point of departure in the late 1990s. 

Lithuanian Dance Clubs by Andrew Miksys

Photography // Thursday, July 16, 2015
Andrew Miksys is a Washington-bred photographer who currently splits his time between Seattle and Vilnius, Lithuania. His series DISKO explores the anomalies of small town Lithuanian discos. Discovered on just his second trip to the country in the late 90’s, Miksys's fascination with the clubs was instantaneous. Drawn in by the lingering signs of the country’s Soviet past mixing with new youth culture, Miksys captured a glimpse of a country in transition. 

3cm's Portraits with Body Manipulations and Modifications

Photography // Thursday, July 16, 2015
Under the name 3cm, Yung Cheng Lin, a Taiwanese photographer, focuses on portraits of women with some kind of body manipulation—either literally or through the play of imagery. Many of her portraits seem intent to disturb, piercing the body with threads, tacks or nails. They also reference some of the often hidden elements of the female body: blood and fluids. 

Exploring Abandoned America

Photography // Wednesday, July 15, 2015
From a young age, Matthew Christopher was fascinated by abandoned architectural spaces and the effect time had on their neglected structures. After researching the decline of the state hospital system, Christopher began pursuing his passion through photography. Seeking out locations that were falling into disrepair, Christopher explored vacant churches, abandoned asylums, and burnt theaters. 

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