“Plucked” by Geir Moseid

Photography // Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Geir Mosied (b. 1978) is a Norwegian photographer whose work is derived from recounts of domestic, everyday life. His series “Plucked” examines various themes ranging from alienation, segregation, and the relationship between humans and constructed spaces. According to the artist, “The home is often known to be a safe space where one can be private and intimate. The home has a sentiment of security that is built around the fact that we can seclude ourselves, distancing oneself from the interference and surveillance of others.” 

“The Mark of Abel” by Lydia Panas

Photography // Monday, June 29, 2015
In the immensely stunning series “The Mark of Abel,” photographer Lydia Panas photographed families as her subject matter. Panas captures family dynamics in a uniquely tender and vulnerable manner. The series reveals a complex range of emotions and a deep sense of the human condition. 

“Black Mirror” @ Aperture Gallery, NY

Photography // Monday, June 29, 2015
Opening on July 16, Aperture’s annual open-call exhibition will be on display until August 13. Photographers were asked “to consider the ways in which our current reality might outpace outlandish narratives of science fiction. The title Black Mirror is borrowed from the 2011 British television series of the same name, which imagines a dystopian near future—a Twilight Zone for the age of the smartphone”. 

The work of Magdalena Switek

Photography // Sunday, June 28, 2015
We were checking out the newest issue of Hamburger eyes today (We highly recommended you pick up a copy) and were curious who shot the exceptional photograph that graces the cover. With a little investigating, we landed on the name Magdalena Switek. 

"Burk Uzzle: American Puzzles" @ Steven Kashner, New York

Photography // Saturday, June 27, 2015
Currently on display at Steven Kasher Gallery is Burk Uzzle: American Puzzles, the first exhibition of the artist’s work at the gallery. The exhibition features over 70 vintage black and white photographs of the American social landscape from the 1960s through the 2000s. 

Jiang Pengyi’s "Unregistered City”

Photography // Friday, June 26, 2015
In his series "Unregistered City,” Chinese artist Jiang Pengyi created miniatures of imaginary cities and installed them in abandoned and decrepit spaces. In doing so, Pengyi created a powerful social commentary on urbanization. The photographs serve as a commentary on how globalization, capitalization, and gentrification wipe out significant cultural roots of an area.

Jakub Karwowski's "Sentimental Fiction"

Photography // Friday, June 26, 2015
Shot between 2009-2011, Poland-based photographer Jakub Karwowski’s series entitled Sentimental Fiction is a little bit of reality and equal parts fiction. With a surreal-like feel, Karwowski’s work concentrates on his own family, creating multiple projects like one would create family albums. Having an emotional and cinematic quality, the viewer has no trouble being transported into the world Karwowski is offering. 

Phillip Toledano’s “Hope & Fear”

Photography // Thursday, June 25, 2015
British photographer, Phillip Toledano examines and visualized the fears of Western civilization in his series “Hope & Fear.” The costumes that were created in order to execute his conceptual visualizations were “real” in the sense that he did not use photoshop to create them. According to Toledano: “Hope & Fear is the external manifestation of internal desires and paranoia that are adrift in contemporary American society. What are we afraid of? What do we love? How does our society function, and what does it worship?” 

Grete Stern's Collage Photography

Photography // Thursday, June 25, 2015
Grete Stern's work combines black and white film photography with collage techniques, creating odd juxtapositions between humans or bodyparts and nature. Greta, who had a background in graphic design, begun photographing in the late 1920s and continued her studio work until about 1980, when her poor eyesight begun interfering with her work. 

"Back" @ Pace/Macgill Gallery, New York

Photography // Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Currently on display at Pace/Macgill Gallery is Back, a group exhibition of photographs by Adou, Richard Benson, Harry Callahan, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Jim Goldberg, Emmet Gowin, Paul Graham, Hiro, Peter Hujar, Jocelyn Lee, Nicholas Nixon, Tod Papageorge, Susan Paulsen, Paolo Roversi, Lucas Samaras, Viviane Sassen, Fazal Sheikh, William Wegman, Henry Wessel, and Garry Winogrand, among others. 

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