“You’re Not From Around Here” by Mike Smith

Photography // Monday, March 17, 2014
Mike Smith’s “You’re Not From Around Here” is a book which documents the hermetic, beautiful, and surreal state of Tennessee. Smith, a German immigrant and Yale graduate, has clearly struck a nerve with the people of the seemingly banal farmland. The solitary people he photographs are fascinating anomalies, juxtaposed against the soothing and strange landscape. 

Video: Chuck Close - Up Close And Personal

Photography // Sunday, March 16, 2014
“No hair, no makeup, no wardrobe, pick something, wear it, come on in, comb your own hair and uh..lets get going” says Chuck Close as he speaks on the preparations made for his photo shoots. Vanity Fair caught up with the infamous American painter and photographer in his studio where he was shooting large format Polaroid’s of celebrities. Close continues saying how he likes the participant to be a part of the active process and he doesn’t take “glamour shots.” Insightful perspective on the artist’s process and ideas behind his photographs.

Hannah Whitaker "Cold Wave" @ M+B Gallery, Los Angeles

Photography // Saturday, March 15, 2014
M+B is pleased to announce Cold Wave, Hannah Whitaker’s first solo exhibition in Los Angeles. The exhibition runs from March 15 to April 26, 2014, with an opening reception on Saturday, March 15 from 6 to 8 pm. This show expands on Whitaker’s interest in the Austrian logician Kurt Gödel who introduced the notion of unknowability to mathematics, a field often characterized by certainty. His ideas problematized early 20th century philosophical claims to truth and knowledge, a dialectic inherent to the medium of photography.

"Wonderland" by Jason Eskenazi

Photography // Saturday, March 15, 2014
Jason Eskenazi’s ‘Wonderland’ is a story and documentation of Russia in the 90’s. The book is a fairytale, narrative remnants of a utopian dream lost, and an amazing documentation of a failing nation. These images show violence, strange domestic scenes, destruction of cities, and upper class social circles. 

“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...

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