"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. 

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.

The Photography of Andrew B. Myers

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 20, 2015
Andrew B. Myers, a photographer based in Toronto, grew up in the countryside drawing but it wasn’t until he was in Ryerson University where he developed his particular photographic style.

"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.

Pratt Photography Lectures - Jackie Nickerson

Photography // Tuesday, February 17, 2015
In part of the ongoing Pratt Photography Lectures series, photographer Jackie Nickerson will be speaking this Wednesday, February 16, 2014 and is open free to the public. Nickerson’s work has explored political and cultural subjects from the Catholic Church to global food production.

"Tuck" by Ryan Florig

Photography // Monday, February 16, 2015
Ryan Florig is a 29 year old self taught photographer and videographer living in Washington, DC. In an attempt to shift the general public's perspective on his hometown, Florig captured intimate moments in the city's underground drag queen scene. Shot in black and white, Tuck is raw and timeless; it's glamorous, and a little sleazy.

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