Paul Kooiker's Erotic Portraits

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Paul Kooiker, a photographer based in Amsterdam, has created some incredible nude and erotic portraits. They run the gamut in tone from creepy and voyeuristic to ethereal. In 1996, his award-winning series called Untitled: Peeing Women in the Forest, was a series of shots, blurry and from a distance, of women peeing in the woods. 

Godfather of the Cute Cat Photo

Photography // Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Can’t look anywhere on the internet without a kitten picture popping up? Partially responsible is Walter Chandoha, the first photographer to delve into the then-niche genre of cat portraits. You’ll likely recognize his work—iconic single-color backgrounds and glamour backlighting with cats and kittens acting, well, cute… 

Miron Zowmir's "NYC RIP" published by Pogo Books

Photography // Friday, September 18, 2015
In 1980, Miron Zownir emigrated to the USA, where he lived for the next fifteen years; first in New York, then in Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh. In New York, back then arguably the world's most fascinating and permissive metropolis, Zownir's peculiar approach to cover the city's multiple-layered day-to-day lunacy was quickly recognised by the local scene as the TEUTONIC PHENOMENOGRAPHER (Village Voice). 

Creepy Photos of Monkeys Wearing Doll Masks

Juxtapoz // Friday, September 18, 2015
Finnish photographer and visual artist Perttu Saksa's series "A Kind of You" features a chained up monkey wearing scummy dirty clothes and creepy doll masks. Taken in Indonesia, Perttu found trained performance monkeys to be his subjects and photographed them in a way we feel questions the cruelty and immorality involved with the tradition.


Photography // Thursday, September 17, 2015
Printed Matter presents the tenth annual NY Art Book Fair, from September 18 to 20, 2015, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens. A preview will be held on the evening of Thursday, September 17. Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines.


Photography // Thursday, September 17, 2015
BANG! is a new erotica zine published by Paper Work NYC from photographer Jonathan Leder, which depicts firsthand the day-to-day routine of a female stripper. Littered with personal anecdotes, the publication offers a unique insight into the world of stripping and is accompanied by tons of sultry photography.

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. 


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