“Of Length and Measures” by Stephen Tourlentes

Photography // Friday, March 14, 2014
Photographer Stephen Tourlentes has created a series of work titled “Of Length and Measures”where he photographs prison compounds located in community outskirts. Tourlentes photographs his scenes in black and white at night using the powerful glow of the facilities within the seemingly empty landscape to emphasize their presence. 

Documenting our mass consumption, waste and garbage

Photography // Friday, March 14, 2014
What happens to the stuff we don’t want anymore? Chris Jordan depicts the refuse of the masses, how it is stored as well as the unfathomable quantity of waste humans produce today. In these large scale photographs we see mounds of worthless cellphones only years old, cars heaped, twisted and compressed into unrecognizable forms, or a sea of broken colorful glass shards. 

Laura Plageman’s Manipulated Landscapes

Photography // Thursday, March 13, 2014
Photographer Laura Plageman’s series “Response”is compiled of landscape photographs taken by Plageman which are then made into large prints that are then physically altered and re-photographed. The resulting photographs portray an abstracted landscape that draws on the chaos of nature that makes these images so interesting. 

video: Watermark trailer - Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal

Photography // Thursday, March 13, 2014
“Watermark” is a new film by Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky that brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use. 

"Die Vier Hoeke" by Mikhael Subotzky

Photography // Thursday, March 13, 2014
Mikhael Subotzky is a South African documentarian photographer. At a young age he was exposed to narrative and story telling via photography by his uncle, Gideon Mendel previously covered by Juxtapoz. 

Photographs by Mikael Aldo

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 13, 2014
Born 1996 in Jakarta, Indonesia Mikael Aldo transports us through young imaginative eyes, enabling the mind to expand beyond recognizable landscapes and see the world through his viewfinder...

1972 Rothschild Illuminati Ball

Photography // Wednesday, March 12, 2014
In December of 1972, Marie-Hélène de Rothschild threw a “Surrealist Ball”at the Château de Ferrières, one of the large mansions owned by her family. The invitations were written backwards, forcing the guests to use the assistance of a mirror to read them. The attire required was “black tie, long dresses and surrealists heads.” Upon arrival, the facade of the chateau was lit in red with the effect of making it appear to be on fire. 

Portraits of South Africans residents by Zwelethu Mthethwa

Photography // Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Zwelethu Mthethwa is a photographer from South Africa. He is internationally acclaimed for his revealing portraits of South Africans within their natural environments. The people he photographs are not fazed by his camera, and seem to go on existing as if it weren’t there. Their surroundings, and the subjects relationship to it is equally revealing as their posture and facial expression. Mthethwa depicts everyday characters of South Africa in a strikingly honest manner. Recently he was accused of murder, the case is still ongoing.

Facades by Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 12, 2014
An interesting project that sees photographer Zacherie Gaudrillot-Roy removing the bulk and structure of buildings and leaving only the set-like facades for the viewer. As the artist notes, "This series thus offers a vision of an unknown world that would only be a picture, without intimate space, with looks as the only refuge."

PRATT PHOTOGRAPHY LECTURES – THOMAS ROMA

Photography // Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Two-time recipient of Guggenheim Fellowships and a New York State Council for the Arts Fellowship, Thomas Roma documenting local scenes from  churches, subways and everyday life in Brooklyn, using a homemade camera. He currently is a professor at Columbia University School for the Arts, and the Director of the Photography Department in which he founded.

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