Elie Dahdouh’s View of Everyday Life

Photography // Tuesday, February 24, 2015
In his images, Toronto-based photographer Elie Dahdouh gives a second look at the often perceived mundane and ignored scenes of everyday life. With his attention to bold colors and unique objects, Dahdouh displays a retro feel throughout his work.

HAROLD “DOC” EDGERTON @ Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York

Photography // Monday, February 23, 2015
Sikkema Jenkins & Co. is proud to present an exhibition of work by Harold “Doc” Edgerton, on view from January 28 through February 28, 2015 in the back galleries. Harold Eugene “Doc” Edgerton (1903 – 1990) was a photographer, engineer, inventor, and life-long educator known for his iconic images taken with the aid of the electric strobescope. 

Erik Johansson's Escher-Inspired Photomanipulations

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 23, 2015
We've always enjoyed Erik Johansson's surreal photo-manipulations. Here is a collection of his Escheresque "paradoxical geometry" optical illusions...

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. 

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. 

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