Classic Photos of Coney Island in the ’60s

Photography // Sunday, May 04, 2014
The Museum of the City of New York will present In a World of Their own: Coney Island Photographs by Aaron Rose, 1961 – 1963 opening on May 9 through August 3, 2014. When Aaron Rose began photographing Coney Island in 1961, he bypassed the bluster of the theme parks and sideshows for the more intimate interactions of beach dwellers. 

The work of Noell S. Oszvald

Photography // Saturday, May 03, 2014
With a shadowy and highly conceptual aesthetic, like the images of dreams upon awakening, Hungarian photographer Noell S. Oszvald presents powerful, surreal self-portraits rich in sentiment and composition. At 22-years-old her portfolio, although small, holds the sophistication of a photographer who has been established for years. 

video: MORE THAN THE RAINBOW - TRAILER

Photography // Friday, May 02, 2014
New York street photographer, Matt Weber, who will be gracing the pages of our printed magazine in an upcoming issue is the subject of new documentary from Dan Wechsler. As it chronicles the life and times of former cabbie Matt Weber, More Than The Rainbow becomes a vibrant conversation about the photographic medium, artistic expression and NYC. 

Kiripi Katembo's "Un Regard" photo series

Photography // Friday, May 02, 2014
Congelese photographer Kiripi Katembo Siku began his career as a painter before moving to photography, and this transition becomes all the more apparent in his portrayal of daily life in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Entitled "Un Regard", Katembo captures the routines and vicissitudes of the denizens through reflections of dirty water and puddles, giving the series a painterly effect as if rendered from the hand of an impressionist. 

The Strange Characters of Diane Arbus

Photography // Thursday, May 01, 2014
Throughout the 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s New York City native Diane Arbus created an extensive photographic body of work that provided glimpses of strangeness in everyday life. While her photography was documentary, her use of composition and subject matter transformed her work into it’s own unique sub-genre. 

Hopper Meditations

Photography // Thursday, May 01, 2014
Drawing inspiration from the paintings of Edward Hopper, Richard Tuschman’s series “Hopper Meditations” evokes the moody color palettes, cityscape backdrops, and solitary female charac-ters that are signature elements in Hopper’s paintings. Tuschman explains, “I wanted to do a series of staged figurative narratives, somehow connected to past art, but also something I could take ownership of. 

Tim Barber's "Relations" @ Capricious 88

Photography // Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Capricious 88 is pleased to present Relations, an exhibition by Tim Barber opening May 2, 2014. Relations, Barber's most recent body of work, is a continuation of his ongoing photographic explorations. Culling from everyday life experience, Barber’s images reveal the subtle yet complex narratives hidden in seemingly mundane subject matter. 

Aurel Schmidt and Pierre Molinier @ M+B Gallery, LA

Photography // Wednesday, April 30, 2014
M+B is pleased to present an exhibition of Pierre Molinier's photomontages alongside a new series of drawings by Aurel Schmidt. Feelings of obsession, repetition, fetishism, pain, longing, death and the psychedelic tumble throughout the intimate works. The exhibition runs from May 3 through June 21, 2014, with an opening reception on Saturday, May 3 from 6 to 8 pm.

Justin Kaneps's “In Our Veins

Photography // Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Justin Kaneps is a recent graduate of the Art Institute of Boston; in his ongoing project “In Our Veins” he documents many facets of the coal industry. The project explores the strong economic ties between Appalachian communities and the coalmining industry. We see families in idyllic landscapes with smoke stacks in the background, workers with injuries, the insides of factories, and small objects such as helmets. 

Day to Night

Photography // Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Photographer Stephen Wilkes has created a unique body of work that captures the bustle and vivaciousness of cities across the globe. In his images, Wilkes photographs each scene over the course of an entire day from early morning to night and then compiles these images to create photographs that capture each city’s full cycle of activity. The scenes usually include a section of full daytime exposure that seamlessly fades into a nighttime portion that includes longer exposures showing blurs of colored motion.

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