The Rehearsal of Space & the Poetic Impossibility to Manage the Infinite

Photography // Monday, February 23, 2015
In this beautiful series of photos, Portuguese photographer and author Edgar Martins documents over 15 separate facilities of the European Space Agency located across the world. Unlike NASA or CERN, ESA does not have an artist residency program so it is the first time in their history that they have granted an artist exclusive access to all of their facilities, staff, programs, and technology. 

Aline Smithson’s Monograph Kickstarter

Photography // Sunday, February 22, 2015
Until March 5th, California-based photographer Aline Smithson will be raising funds through her Kickstarter campaign to publish her first significant monograph of portrait photography. The book will contain over 100 photographs from 18 different bodies of work and contain both color and silver gelatin printed works. 

"Men & Cats" by David Williams

Photography // Saturday, February 21, 2015
New Yorker and photographer David Williams began his Men & Cats project back in 2009, in order to break the “crazy cat lady” stereotype. “I wanted to show that regardless of gender, many people have found the joy that cat companionship can bring,” he told Time Out NY magazine in an interview not too long ago. 

Didion by Wasser @ Danziger Gallery, NYC

Photography // Friday, February 20, 2015
Julian Wasser started his career in photography in the Washington DC bureau of the Associated Press where he met and accompanied the famous news photographer Weegee – who would become a lasting influence on him. In the mid-60s Wasser moved to Los Angeles as a contract photographer for TIME, LIFE, and FORTUNE magazines and becoming internationally known as the go to guy for getting candid but memorably composed photographs. (His iconic images of Jack Nicholson and Anjelica Huston; Marcel Duchamp and Eve Babitz; and a young Jodie Foster are already classics.)

SFJAZZ PRESENTS "RICH AND POOR" A CONVERSATION WITH PHOTOGRAPHER JIM GOLDBERG

Photography // Friday, February 20, 2015
Over a career spanning nearly four decades, Jim Goldberg has chronicled the social divide in highly acclaimed books and exhibitions that document runaways, refugees and the socio-economic chasm in America. He began to explore experimental storytelling and the potentials of combining image and text with “Rich and Poor” (1977-85), where he juxtaposed the residents of welfare hotel rooms with the upper class and their elegantly furnished homes to investigate American myths about class, power and happiness. 

"The New #West" by Aaron Brumbelow

Photography // Friday, February 20, 2015
In his series The New #West, photographer Aaron Brumbelow created silver gelatin contact prints of picturesque landscapes that you won't find anywhere on earth. Taking screen captures from popular video game Skyrim: The Elder Scrolls, Brumbelow turned these scenes into transparencies mimicking 8x10 photographic film in order to print them in a darkroom.

"Comfort Zone" by Tado Cern

Photography // Thursday, February 19, 2015
Lithuanian photographer and former architect Tadao Cern, observes intimate spaces in a public setting. By omitting the faces, one can avoid a personal connection between the subject and the observer leaving room for us to focus on the subtle gestures that show how people operate in a space where they feel comfortable. 

Margo Ovcharenko’s “Hermitage”

Photography // Thursday, February 19, 2015
In her series “Hermitage”, photographer Margo Ovcharenko captures moments of adolescent anguish and awkwardness. Each image shows Ovcharenko’s subjects caught in a moment of pensive reflection and the viewer is left to decipher each character’s personal narrative. 

“Purity” by David Magnusson

Photography // Wednesday, February 18, 2015
In his series “Purity”, Swedish photographer David Magnusson photographs the young girls and their fathers who participate in Purity Balls throughout Louisiana, Colorado, and Arizona. At the Purity Balls, these young women pledge to remain virgins until marriage while their fathers sign a commitment to guard their daughters’ chastity.

"My God" by Qiu Minye

Photography // Tuesday, February 17, 2015
In his series My God, Chinese photographer Qiu Minye manipulates time and light to create ethereal and luminous photographs. By tracing just the outlines of human figures, animals and geometric forms, Minye creates beautifully mystifying illusions of 3-dimensional space within his blue and purple toned compositions.

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