At War with the Obvious: Photographs by William Eggleston @ The MET, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 28, 2013
Definitely worth checking out: William Eggleston (American, born 1939) emerged in the early 1960s as a pioneer of modern color photography. Now, fifty years later, he is its most prolific and influential exemplar. This past week, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC opened, At War with the Obvious: Photographs by William Eggleston.

Slightly Disturbing Photographs of Food by Mathieu Frossard

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 28, 2013
French designer Mathieu Frossard has shot a series of photographs of carefully arranged food shoved in people's mouths, some more appetizing than others... Included are some tasty plates of hooves, fish guts, candy canes and bird feet.

A Classic Nude Study

Erotica // Thursday, February 28, 2013
In this gorgeous depiction of contrast and skin, the nude form is still one of the most simple and classic images to capture. From Risen Phoenix, this study of the nude figure is also a portrayal of the vast differences that exist among us visually. Love.

Jamie Hawkesworth Photographs Ai Weiwei

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Ai Weiwei is undeniably one of the most significant and heroically provocative artists in China (and in the world for that matter) right now. If you are not familiar with why we would say such a thing, you certainly should go see Never Sorry. Recently, photographer Jamie Hawkesworth was sent to capture some images of his studio in Beijing for AnOther Magazine, and the results were stunning. Each composition is clean, simple, and telling of Ai Weiwei's circumstances.

William Miller Finds Abstract Beauty in a Polluted Brooklyn Canal

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 27, 2013
New York-based photographer William Miller is able to find beauty in the least likely of places, a polluted New York canal. Entitled, Gowanus Canal, his latest series of photographs explores the strange colors, patterns, and reflective oils of a Brooklyn canal.

Traditional Chinese Style Landfills by Yao Lu

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Chinese photographer Yao Lu takes images of garbage draped in protective netting and manipulates them to resemble the beautiful misty mountainous landscapes so often depicted by tradition Chinese landscape paintings. Entitled New Landscapes, the series comments on the not so hidden environmental impacts of China's expansive urbanization.  

"Harem," Photographs by Morrocan Artist Lalla Essaydi

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Lalla Essaydi, a New York-based Moroccan painter and mixed-media artist recently devoted herself to photography, exploring the image of women in Islamic society. The result, this very cool series entitled Harem in which her subjects are wrapped in robes which echo the decorative Arabic tiles and patterns that wall the incredible interiors.

Photographs of Cubicle-Sized Apartment in Hong Kong

Juxtapoz // Saturday, February 23, 2013
Despite being ranked by The Economist as the world's most livable city, Hong Kong has a huge number of people who lived in very cramped conditions. To highlight this issue, the Society for Community Organization comissioned these birds eye view photographs of people's cubicle-sized apartments.  

Asger Carlsen "Hester" @ Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 21, 2013
We love Asger Carlsen, and the universal "What the f@!&" moment everyone has when they first see an Asger Carlsen creation. Interviewed in our January 2013 issue, NYC-based Carlsen has taken his increasingly abstract Hester series to Berlin for an exhibition at Dittrich & Schlechtriem (formerly Pool Gallery). As everything with these works, things are not as they seem, or everything they seem. You decide.

"Passengers," Photographs by John Schabel

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 21, 2013
John Schabel has published a new book, Passengers, featuring a voyeuristic portraiture project of anonymous airplane passengers. The portraits were taken in the mid-90s without the passenger's permission using a zoom lens.

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