video: PAUL GRAHAM: The Whiteness of the Whale

Photography // Friday, September 25, 2015
This video was released on the occasion of The Whiteness of the Whale, a solo exhibition by Paul Graham at Pier 24 Photography. For the first time, this exhibition brings together three bodies of work made in the United States between 1998 and 2011, American Night (1998–2002), a shimmer of possibility (2004–06), and The Present (2009–11). 

Jason Jaworski's "Thinking of You" @ Mana Contemporary, New jersey

Photography // Thursday, September 24, 2015
Featuring over 100 prints and numerous sculptural works, Thinking Of You is one of the largest and most intricate exhibitions the artist Jason Jaworski has created. Spreading the work out across two large scale installations and a video piece projected onto glass, the selection emphasizes the layers of meaning in the artist’s work, specifically his career-long mediation and incorporation of time, memory, chance and distance. 

Chris von Wangenheim’s Raw Fashion

Photography // Thursday, September 24, 2015
Last week marked the release of Chris von Wangenheim’s first monograph of his groundbreaking fashion photography. The book, titled “Gloss: The Work of Chris von Wangenheim”, explores his work for magazines such as Interview, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vogue from 1968 to 1981.Through his work, von Wangenheim’s revolutionized the way fashion was seen and depicted. 

The Work of Chad Coombs

Photography // Thursday, September 24, 2015
Chad Coombs, a fine art photographer from Saskatoon, Canada, appoints Richard Avedon as one of his idols and his photographic inspiration. He therefore also seeks with his photographs to shake up and disturb the viewer, but above all he wants to encourage him to think and feel. His work is supposed to appeal to the viewer and have an effect on him, but not to impose a particular view. Coombs is more interested in the feelings, which are hidden behind a photograph.

"Ornithological Photographs" by Todd R. Forsgren

Photography // Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The non-profit publishing organization Daylight has recently released a book by photographer Todd R. Forsgren for his series Ornithological Photographs; a mesmerizing collection of intimate portraits of birds at the moment of their capture in mist nets as part of scientific surveys and ornithological research.  This monograph serves as an effective and original critique of our impulse to name, classify and quantify wildlife. 

Jr's "Can Art Change the World?" to be released by Phaidon

Photography // Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Available for pre-order and set to release next month, Can Art Change the World? Is the first major, in-depth retrospective monograph on JR, artist and activist behind some of the world's most provocative large-scale public photography projects. Created in close collaboration with JR, this book includes all bodies of his work, his collaborations with other artists and institutions such as the New York Ballet and previously unpublished behind-the-scenes documentation of his studios in Paris and New York, where he and his creative collaborators live and work.

Shen Wei's Nude Self

Erotica // Wednesday, September 23, 2015
In his series, I Miss You Already, photographer Shen Wei explores the intersections of identity, desire, nature and reflection. The series is composed of self portraits taken over several years and the scenery varies dramatically from image to image. At times, other subjects enter Wei’s aperture, but these characters are always peripheral to the work, which continues to burrow into the self.

Andrew Moore's "Dirt Meridian"

Photography // Tuesday, September 22, 2015
On September 29th, Italian book publisher Damiani will release a new book featuring the work of Andrew Moore entitled Dirt Meridian. Photographer Andrew Moore brings this land to life in Dirt Meridian, interlacing its storied past to a vital but uncertain future. Having worked this line since 2005, Moore combines aerial and traditional large-format photography to depict the restrained, almost elusive, terrain, and the stories of families defiantly connected to the challenging landscape along the area west of the 100th Meridian in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Texas and New Mexico.

"Processed Views" by Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman

Photography // Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Having been collaborators since the ‘80s where the two met at the Institute of Design in Chicago, Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman have since produced a number of bodies of work together, with our most favorite being the captivating series Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape. Referencing landscape photographs from Carleton Watkins (1829-1916) and using various food products, the two recontextualize the photographer’s images creating their own to address consumption, progress and the changing landscape.

In and Out of the Studio Photographic Portraits from West Africa @ The MET, New York

Photography // Tuesday, September 22, 2015
In and Out of the Studio: Photographic Portraits from West Africa Currently on display at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York through January 3, 2016. This exhibition presents one hundred years of portrait photography in West Africa through nearly eighty photographs taken between the 1870s and the 1970s. These works, many of which are being shown for the first time, are drawn from the Metropolitan Museum's Visual Resource Archives in theDepartment of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, with additions from the Department of Photographs.