Dennis McGrath's "Heaven"

Photography // Thursday, September 17, 2015
Dennis McGrath’s debut book Heaven illustrates an incredible journey of a lost soul. Professional skateboarder Lennie Kirk started his career in the early ‘90s, at the ripe young age of 16. He was a wild child, fearless and invincible. Nothing seemed out of his reach. He was only 18 when he was run over by a truck. Board broken but otherwise unharmed, he walks away and ‘found God’. After being ‘saved’ his wild antics were no different, if anything crazier.

Photo-Poetics: An Anthology @ Guggenheim Museum, New York

Photography // Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Opening in November, Photo-Poetics: An Anthology Is a group exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum features more than 70 works by ten artists: Claudia Angelmaier, Erica Baum, Anne Collier, Moyra Davey, Leslie Hewitt, Elad Lassry, Lisa Oppenheim, Erin Shirreff, Kathrin Sonntag, and Sara VanDerBeek. The exhibition and its accompanying catalogue will examine an important new development in contemporary photography, offering an opportunity to define the concerns of a younger generation of artists and contextualize their work within the history of art and visual culture. 

Trevor Paglen @ Metro Pictures, New York

Photography // Wednesday, September 16, 2015
For his second exhibition at Metro Pictures Trevor Paglen presents new photographs, a video and a sculpture that continues his ongoing investigation of covert military and intelligence operations. Using his signature strategy coupling exhaustive research with formal explorations of color and abstraction, Paglen’s new works focus on the geography and aesthetics of the National Security Agency's (NSA) global surveillance programs.

Alec Soth: Colorado Dispatch @ Denver Art Museum, Denver

Photography // Monday, September 14, 2015
Alec Soth’s “Colorado Dispath” is currently on display at the Denver Art Museum through November 29, 2015. Soth studies the habits and rituals of ordinary Americans, finding moments of self-absorption and vulnerability that are specific to the people he photographs, yet somehow common to human experience. 

Photographing Abandoned Histories

Photography // Monday, September 14, 2015
Of all the intriguing locations that Abandoned America creator Matthew Christopher has photographed, the New Castle Elks Lodge holds numerous visual elements that make the images truly captivating. Built in 1916, the New Castle Elks Lodge was a luxurious setting for its members who were primarily part of vaudeville and theater groups. 


Photography // Sunday, September 13, 2015
In part of the ongoing Pratt Photography Lectures series, Ron Jude will be speaking on her work at the Brooklyn Campus, which is open free to the public and will be held on September 16, 2015. 

The Photography of the legendary Leroy Grannis

Photography // Sunday, September 13, 2015
Dubbed as the “The godfather of surf photography” by The New York Times, Leroy Grannis made a profound impact on surfing culture with his classic photographs from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Having worked several odd jobs and even serving in the U.S Army Air Corps as a pilot flying lines of troops to combat, Grannis eventually found himself shooting surfing more than anything after a doctor’s suggestion to find a more serious hobby after being diagnosed with an ulcer. 

Animals in the wild by Kevin Russ

Photography // Saturday, September 12, 2015
A photograph of a damp fox curled up on some pine needles is initially what led us to the photography of Kevin Russ. The photo is endearing and touching, making us wondering how Russ was able to creep up on the animal without startling it. After looking through the photographer’s extensive collection of travel photographs around the U.S. and beyond, we were most taken by his candid images of various animals in the wild, so we chose a selection to share with you. 

The photography of Adama Kouyaté

Photography // Friday, September 11, 2015
Photographer Adama Kouyaté was born in the French Sudanese village of Bougouni (now Mali) in 1928, the son of a master shoemaker. A contemporary of Malik Sidibé and Seydou Keïta, his introduction to photography occurred on Christmas day in 1946, when he sat with a friend for a studio portrait in Bamako. The picture was so beautiful that from then on he dreamed of only one thing: becoming a photographer. 

Adam Birkan's "All That Glitters"

Photography // Thursday, September 10, 2015
Thoughtfully taking space, design, texture and color into account when shooting photos, Adam Birkan is a graduate of School of Visual Communication at Ohio University with a sharp eye for taking photographs. Today we take a look at his most recent series All that Glitters, which explores and challenges how we define economic disparity.


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