NSFW: BDSM and the Queer Family

Photography // Tuesday, April 28, 2015
In his series Boy and his SIR: BDSM and the Queer Family, Louisville-based photographer Kevin Warth examines an alternative meaning of the word “family”. Centering his project on the queer BDSM community, Warth looks at how the idea of family manifests itself in a community where marriage and reproduction are not always available, or even desirable, options. 

"Robert Frank: Park/Sleep & Partida" @ Pace/Magill Gallery, New York

Photography // Monday, April 27, 2015
Pace/MacGill Gallery is honored to present Robert Frank: Park/Sleep & Partida. Featuring the original prints and ephemera comprising his two most recent photographic books – Park/Sleep (Steidl 2013) and Partida (Steidl 2014) – the exhibition explores Robert Frank’s continued interest in the narrative possibilities of the medium and the art of the photobook. 

Sanna Charles's "God Listens to Slayer" published by Ditto Press

Photography // Monday, April 27, 2015
As soon as we saw the title for this book we knew we were going to want one for ourselves! Shot over a decade in Europe, Sanna Charles’s God Listens to Slayer published by Ditto Press is a documentation of the various tribes of die-hard Slayer fans (Die-hard is not used lightly when it comes to their fans. Remember the video of the dude scratching Slayer into his arm!). 

Christopher Marley’s “Biophilia”

Photography // Monday, April 27, 2015
On April 14, Abrams Books published Christopher Marley’s new book “Biophilia”. In this new collection of images, Marley takes a kaleidoscope approach to photographing colorful patterns and designs that he creates with vibrant and beautiful living things found in nature. Through the use of insects, reptiles, birds, plants, and minerals, the book is a stunning combination of color, artistic design, and photography. 

"Build Us A Path" @ Space 1026, Philadelphia

Photography // Sunday, April 26, 2015
Space 1026 is pleased to announce Build Us A Path, a solo exhibition with Los Angeles-based photographer Clint Woodside. As a former member of Space 1026 for over 8 years, Woodside is honored to be returning to Philadelphia to showcase over 30 new works in the influential gallery and collective. Build Us A Path weaves Woodside’s documentarian style of photography with archival photographs, creating a landscape that is powerfully familiar yet vague and distant. 

Igor Samolet's "Be Happy!"

Photography // Saturday, April 25, 2015
In his series Be HAPPY!, Russian photographer Igor Samolet closely follows a group of young Russian protagonists as they party through the night in condemned buildings, capturing rampant alcohol and drug use, reckless violence and destruction, and meaningless sex. 

"City Space" by Clarrisa Bonet

Photography // Friday, April 24, 2015
Chicago-based photographer Clarrisa Bonet’s work explores aspects of the urban space in both a physical and psychological context. In her series City Space, Bonet used the dark shadows and stark light to set the mood and composition in her stunning photographs. 

Edward Burtinynsky's "Nature Transformed" @ Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles

Photography // Friday, April 24, 2015
Von Lintel Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of large-format color photographs by renowned photographer, Edward Burtynsky. the photographer is known for his incisive look at landscapes reshaped by human interference. Nature Transformed primarily culls from Water, a five-year project chronicling the dramatic effects of manufacturing and consumption on the world’s most vital and rapidly depleting resource. 

"Declared Detachment" by Mariya Kozhanova

Photography // Thursday, April 23, 2015
In her ongoing series entitled Declared Detachment that began in 2012, Russian photographer Mariya Kozhanova documents the various youth participants of cosplay (Dressing up and pretending to be a fictional character). Her photographs show both young men and women in an assortment of creative costumes carefully documented under natural light. 

2015 Philadelphia Art Book Fair @ PPAC

Photography // Thursday, April 23, 2015
The Philadelphia Photo Art Center 2015 Art Book Fair is a two-day event, featuring releases from photo and art book publishers, as well as artist books, zines, and publications from art institutions in 10 different states and the Philadelphia area. This year’s exhibitors include Aperture Foundation, Light Work, Mossless, Empty Stretch, Draw Down Books, Visual Studies Workshop, and the Indie Photobook Library. 


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