Chicago MoCP's Exhibit, "North Korean Perspectives"

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Photography is currently displaying photographs from North Korea in an exhibition that contrasts the country’s official representations with uncommissioned media from photojournalists and artists. The show offers rare views of the country from international photojournalists but because emerging media is so tightly controlled, the contrast itself is perhaps the most illustrative aspect of the show.

Mike Miller's "Love West Coast" @ Dax Gallery, Costa Mesa

Photography // Monday, August 17, 2015
DAX Gallery is proud to present Love West Coast —an exhibition featuring the iconic work of Los Angeles based photographer and director Mike Miller. Love West Coast features a collection of intimate photographs of musicians, artists, athletes, actors and women who make up the style and culture of the West Coast. 

“Entoptic Phenomena” by William Hundley

Photography // Monday, August 17, 2015
For his series entitled “Entoptic Phenomena,” artist William Hundley photographs people jumping underneath fabrics, creating the illusions that the fabrics are simply floating in the air. However, in some of the images you can see the human form within the shapes that the movement of the fabric creates. The series is both surreal and majestic. 

"Chinese Fun" by Stefano Cerio

Photography // Sunday, August 16, 2015
Stefano Cerio splits his time between Rome and Paris. He began his career as a photographer at the age of 18, contributing to the Italian weekly L’Espresso. Since 2001, his interest has gradually moved towards explorative photography and video. His work increasingly focuses on the theme of representation, exploring the boundary line between vision, recounting the real and the spectator’s horizon of expectation, the staging of a possible reality that might not be true but is at least plausible 

Tom Butler's appropriation of victorian cabinet cards

Photography // Friday, August 14, 2015
Splitting his time between London and Portland, Maine, Tom Butler is multi-disciplinary artist who predominantly works with paintings and drawing applying them to found Victorian cabinet cards. Speaking about his work the artists explains, "I am fascinated by the process of Conspicuous Invisibility: the simultaneous human desire to both hide and perform."

"Paradisco" by Andi Gáldi Vinkó

Photography // Thursday, August 13, 2015
Taken over the course of five years and described as a series of “"sociological portraits,” Andi Gáldi Vinkó’s Paradisco is an eclectic collection of candid images shot from a unique perspective. 

"Ancient Wood" by Steve Engelmann

Photography // Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Shot on film and created entirely using a wet darkroom process to produce beautiful gelatin prints, Los Angeles-based photographer, Steve Engelmann’s series Ancient Wood intertwines age-old living trees with the human form. 

The photography of Ray Metzker

Photography // Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Ray Metzker  is acknowledged as one of photography's true innovators since the early 1960’s. He is dedicated to exploring the formal potentials of black and white photography over the course of more than a dozen distinct bodies of work. Through cropping, multiple imagery, and other formal inventions, his work explores options for transforming the vocabulary of the photograph.

Russian Photographer Anton Belovodchenko's "Bodyscapes" Nude Portrait Series

Erotica // Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Anton Belovodchenko’s Bodyscapes series of photographic female nudes document the details of his models’ contorted positions. The portraits are black and white and this simple form allows the viewer to appreciate the female anatomy without distraction. The positions create uncommon imagery such as emphasized spinal columns, prominent ribs or flexed muscles. 

Artist Stunningly Depicts Queer American Adolescents

Photography // Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Photographer and filmmaker Michael Sharkey photographs and interviews gay youths around the United States, in his series entitled “Queer Kids.” “Queer Kids” depicts an intimate and revealing look at the experiences of growing up as a member of the LGBT community in the U.S. 

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