Women Steal the Show at AIPAD 2018

Women Steal the Show at AIPAD 2018

In the In-Between Journal of New Media and Photography

13 April 2018

At AIPAD 2018, the boldest, most challenging, and most socially relevant works at the fair were all produced by women. It was refreshing to see that contemporary dealers are closing the gap of representation equality, and that talent is surpassing maleness as the definitive criteria for contemporary gallery rosters. 

Valérie Belin – Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

French artist Valerie Belin presents one of her large-scaled Painted Ladies at Edwynn Houk’s booth. The work consists of a black and white photograph of an agency model. Collaborating with makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench, Belin employs make-up applications for painterly effects. Lady Round Brush is named in reference to the digital retouching tools that groom and optimize fashion pictures into hyper-idealizations. The physical make-up along with further post-processing techniques fracture the linear space of the portrait. The figure is excised from her expected presence within a glossy-paged fashion magazine and is introduced as a ghost-like figure that haunts the picture frame. The piece holds an indelible presence at the fair, and looms over passersby with the cognitive weight of a history painting.

 

Vik Muniz, Michael Eastman, and Abelardo Morell "Highlights of AIPAD 2018"

Vik Muniz, Michael Eastman, and Abelardo Morell "Highlights of AIPAD 2018"

Culture Trip

Michael Eastman at Edwynn Houk Gallery

Missouri-born photographer Michael Eastman utilizes formal elements such as color, surface, and patina to express emotional narratives in his architectural images. In his expansive oeuvre, the artist aims to capture historical interiors and landscapes with a visual language that’s rich in color, architecturally precise, and emotionally evocative.

Abelardo Morell at Edwynn Houk Gallery

Cuban-born photographer Abelardo Morell is renowned for his mastery of a centuries-old technique of recording images with a camera obscura to capture urban and landscape scenes on monumental scales. View of Central Park Looking North, Spring, 2010 showcases the artist’s capacity to capture enchanting scenes that bring exterior spaces indoors.

EHG Artist Events at The Photography Show | Presented by AIPAD 2018

EHG Artist Events at The Photography Show | Presented by AIPAD 2018

4 April 2018

Friday, 6 April

1:00pm: Group signing with artists from The Photographer in the Garden (Aperture, 2018), including Abelardo Morell and Stephen Shore

4:40pm: PhotoBook Spotlight discussion with Valérie Belin about the monograph Valérie Belin (Damiani, 2017), followed by a book signing 

Saturday, 7 April

2:00pm: Booksigning with Elinor Carucci of Mother (Prestel, 2013) in Booth 400. 

Sally Mann's Haunted South in The New York Times

Sally Mann's Haunted South in The New York Times

National Gallery of Art Exhibition is a NYT Critic's Pick

30 March 2018

Sally Mann, born in a hospital that had once been Stonewall Jackson’s home, has lived in Virginia most of her life and always proclaimed her Southern-ness in her photographs and in her engaging and boisterous memoir, “Hold Still.” She says that what makes her work Southern is her obsession with place, family, the past, her love of Southern light, and her willingness to experiment with levels of romance beyond what most late-20th-century artists could tolerate. Add to that romanticism the influence of Southern writers and you get a tinge of gothic. A streak of expressionism also comes into the mix, powered by the will to express feelings strongly and the capacity to make those visible.

"Lived Space: Humans and Architecture" at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

"Lived Space: Humans and Architecture" at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Featuring works by Arno Rafael Minkkinen and Abelardo Morell

23 March 2018

Just as expressions like “corridors of the mind” and “window to the soul” illustrate a link between architecture and our inner world, the artists featured in Lived Space explore our psychological and physical attachments to the places we build and inhabit. In their work, interior rooms function as receptacles of memory, emotion, and identity. Some artworks show the human body merging with the built environment, while others present imaginary structures that exist solely in the artist’s mind. Drawn from deCordova’s permanent collection, the exhibition includes work by Kahn/Selesnick, Sarah Malakoff, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Abelardo Morell, and Elaine Spatz-Rabinowitz, among others. Shown together, their artwork addresses our impulse to adapt and relate to our architectural surroundings, as well as the ways in which these spaces shape and inspire us.

On View Apr 4, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018.

Lalla Essaydi in NMWA's #5WomenArtists

Lalla Essaydi in NMWA's #5WomenArtists

Women's History Month Video

Using the lens of her personal experience, LallaEssaydi (b. 1965, Marrakesh, Morocco) reveals the complexity of Arab female identity by challenging stereotypes she has encountered in both the East and the West.

Interview with Nick Brandt in Magnifissance

Interview with Nick Brandt in Magnifissance

The artist discusses Inherit the Dust

20 March 2018

London-born photographer Nick Brandt, in his recent collection, Inherit the Dust, tackles tragedy with an epicness, intimacy, and integrity that is bringing the world to its knees, in prayer for the preservation of life itself — the natural world.

Abelardo Morell's "Flowers for Lisa" Monograph Available for Pre-Order

Abelardo Morell's "Flowers for Lisa" Monograph Available for Pre-Order

10 March 2018

Best known for his surreal camera obscura pictures and luminous black-and-white photographs of books, photographer Abelardo Morell now turns his transformative lens to one of the most common of artistic subjects, the flower. The concept for Flowers for Lisa emerged when Morell gave his wife, Lisa, a photograph of flowers on her birthday. “Flowers are part of a long tradition of still life in art,” writes Morell. “Precisely because flowers are such a conventional subject, I felt a strong desire to describe them in new, inventive ways.” With nods to the work of Jan Brueghel, Édouard Manet, Georgia O’Keeffe, René Magritte, and others, Morell does just that; the images are as innovative as they are arresting.

Sally Mann in Hyperallergic

Sally Mann in Hyperallergic

"Family, Landscape, and Race in Sally Mann’s Photographs"

10 March 2018

“How can a sentient person of the modern age mistake photography for reality?” asks the photographer Sally Mann in her memoir Hold Still. “Photographs economize the truth; they are always moments more or less illusorily abducted from time’s continuum.” Mann’s slightly exasperated remarks suggest the irony in Immediate Family, the title of the book that made her famous — and for some, infamous — more than a quarter-century ago.

Lalla Essaydi Interview in Intense Art Magazine

Lalla Essaydi Interview in Intense Art Magazine

Cracking the Orientalism Code

10 March 2018

Lalla Essaydi is amongst the ever-growing number of women artists from the Maghreb who have garnered international acclaim. The artist must also be placed, more widely, within a generation of minoritized artists who, often living and working in North America or Europe, explore issues relating to colonialism, gender and identity, particularly plural identity or what Homi Bhabha famously calls the “third space.”

Paolo Ventura in WWD

Paolo Ventura in WWD

Armani / Silos Exhibition Review

7 March 2018

 Giorgio Armani’s next exhibition at his Silos space in Milan shines the light on works by Italian artist Paolo Ventura.

“Imaginary Tales,” which runs from Wednesday until July 29, is comprised of about 100 works ranging from photographs and paintings to set designs that revisit reality with a fairy-tale, dream-like streak.

“I photograph what does not exist and I have been integrating painting and photography over the past two to three years, creating imaginary worlds,” Ventura said during a preview on Wednesday. “Photography leads you to believe it is real, but I play on ambiguity.”

Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings in The Wall Street Journal

Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings in The Wall Street Journal

Review: Seeing the South Through Sally Mann’s Lens

5 March 2018

‘Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings,” at the National Gallery of Art, reminds us that great photographs do not have meanings; they have agency. This is the first major show for Ms. Mann (b. 1951), with more than 100 images taken over four decades, all dealing with the American South. Ms. Mann, who was born and still lives in Lexington, Va., is obsessed with the South: its landscape, its people, its literature, its history—especially the gnarled history of race.

Elinor Carucci Lecture at School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Elinor Carucci Lecture at School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Artist in conversation with the Parlor Room, 19 March 2018

6 March 2018

Parlor Room Presents: Elinor Carucci in conversation with Parlor Room
Monday, March 19th at 5:30pm
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Columbus Building, 280 S. Columbus Drive, Room 319

Born 1971 in Jerusalem, Israel, Elinor Carucci graduated in 1995 from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design with a degree in photography, and moved to New York that same year. Her work has been included in many solo and group exhibitions worldwide, solo shows include Edwynn Houk gallery, Fifty One Fine Art Gallery, James Hyman and Gagosian Gallery, London among others and group shows include The Museum of Modern Art New York, MoCP Chicago and The Photographers' Gallery, London. 

Brassaï and Diane Arbus at MOCA Exhibition

Brassaï and Diane Arbus at MOCA Exhibition

Opens 4 March 2018 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

2 March 2018

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), presents Real Worlds: Brassaï, Arbus, Goldin, an exhibition that brings together the works of three of the most influential photographers of modern life. Drawn largely from MOCA’s extraordinary collection of photography, the exhibition provides a remarkable opportunity to explore the ways in which Brassaï (Gyula Halász) (b. 1899, Brassó, Hungary (now Romania); d. 1984, Èze, France), Diane Arbus (b.1923, New York; d. 1971, New York) and Nan Goldin (b. 1953, Washington, D.C.) use the camera to reflect and transform the world around them. Real Worlds features an exceptional trove of approximately one hundred works by the three artists, including Brassaï’s unforgettable images of the nocturnal denizens of Paris, Arbus’s most memorable and unsettling portraits, and Goldin’s searingly poignant documentation of herself and her community. The exhibition is structured around MOCA’s nearly comprehensive collection of photographs that appear in three legendary photobooks: Brassaï’s The Secret Paris of the 30’s (1976), the posthumous Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph (1972), and Goldin’s The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (1986).

Armani / Silos Announces Solo Paolo Ventura Exhibition

Armani / Silos Announces Solo Paolo Ventura Exhibition

"Racconti Immaginari" from 8 March — 29 July 2018

1 March 2018

For this exhibition at the Armani/Silos, Paolo Ventura tells the story of an imaginary world, where different forms of expression are the means to transform dreams into reality. ‘Racconti Immaginari’ is an anthology featuring over a hundred works – between photos, objects, set designs and installations – carefully selected by the eclectic photographer to represent his artistic evolution.

Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings Monograph

Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings Monograph

Publication Date: March 27, 2018

1 March 2018

For more than 40 years, Sally Mann (b. 1951) has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that explore the overarching themes of existence: memory, desire, death, the bonds of family, and nature’s magisterial indifference to human endeavor. What unites this broad body of work—portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and other studies—is that it is all “bred of a place,” the American South. Mann, who is a native of Lexington, Virginia, uses her deep love of her homeland and her knowledge of its historically fraught heritage to ask powerful, provocative questions—about history, identity, race, and religion—that reverberate across geographic and national boundaries. Organized into five sections—Family, The Land, Last Measure, Abide with Me, and What Remains—and including many works not previously exhibited or published, Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings is a sweeping overview of Mann’s artistic achievements.

Elinor Carucci and Mona Kuhn in The Guardian

Elinor Carucci and Mona Kuhn in The Guardian

"Photofairs in San Francisco: the best pictures on display"

1 March 2018

Round-up of best photographs exhibited at PHOTOFAIRS San Francisco 2018 includes Elinor Carucci, "Kiss," 2017, as seen at Edwynn Houk Gallery's booth, and Mona Kuhn, "Bushes and Succulents series," 2017.

Sally Mann in The New Yorker

Sally Mann in The New Yorker

The Color of Humanity in Sally Mann's South

28 February 2018

We’re in Virginia, where the photographer Sally Mann was born, in 1951, and where she still lives, making work so rooted in place that it is inseparable from history, from lore, and from the effects of slavery. Like Janus, she looks forward as she looks back, at all those bodies that made her and her place in Virginia, and into the landscape, filled with rutted earth, big or low clouds, storybook fantastic vegetation, and the Southern light that reminds so many of photography itself—dark, as Joan Didion wrote, and glowing “with a morbid luminescence.” That entire vision is a part of Mann’s photographs, as she asks in these images of family members, roads, rivers, churches, and the effects of blackness on whiteness and whiteness on itself: Abide with me. And it all does—voices, sounds, the invisible things that Mann’s haunted and haunting photo­graphs allow us to see.

Sally Mann in The Washington Post

Sally Mann in The Washington Post

Preview of "Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings" at The National Gallery

28 February 2018

When the National Gallery of Art realized that, with a major acquisition of works from the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 2014, it had one of the largest public holdings of photographer Sally Mann, efforts began on mounting her first major international exhibition. “Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings,” which opens Sunday, covers four decades of work from the 66-year-old photographer, who initially stayed close to her childhood home in Lexington, Va., but deepened her understanding of the South by traveling more widely to ponder its fraught history in haunting photographs further enhanced by antique, experimental processes. Here, Sarah Greenough, senior curator and head of the department of photographs at the National Gallery of Art, gives insight into five of the 110 pieces included in the exhibit.

Vik Muniz in Cultured Magazine

Vik Muniz in Cultured Magazine

Artist interview

27 February 2018

Vik Muniz has created iconic photographs of chocolate syrup, spaghetti and marinara sauce, caviar, and sugar. Lee Brian Schrager, South Beach Food & Wine Festival founder and director, interviews the arist about his unique methodology.

Work by Elinor Carucci in AIPAD Special Exhibitions

Work by Elinor Carucci in AIPAD Special Exhibitions

Sir Elton John's A Time for Reflection and Selections from Joe Biao's Collection

22 February 2018

Elinor Carucci's "Kiss," 2017 has been selected for The Photography Show's special exhibition, A Time for Reflection, curated by Sir Elton John. Another special exhibition at the fair this year, Forever Young: Selections from the Joe Baio Collection, also includes work by the artist from her Mother series.

Mona Kuhn, Abelardo Morell, and Herb Ritts in Fad Magazine

Mona Kuhn, Abelardo Morell, and Herb Ritts in Fad Magazine

Highlights of PhotoFairs San Francisco 2018

21 February 2018

Featuring 40 leading international and US galleries, PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco is a highly curated, boutique fair that offers collectors and curators access to artists and galleries never seen before in the Bay Area.

Abelardo Morell in ArtFix Daily’s Highlights of PhotoFairs San Francisco 2018

Abelardo Morell in ArtFix Daily’s Highlights of PhotoFairs San Francisco 2018

21 February 2018

From Feb. 23 to 25, PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco at the Fort Mason Center will host select galleries, exhibitions and public programming for its 2018 edition, alongside the work of cutting-edge artists which will be available for purchase for the first time on the West Coast. Highlights include new work by artists Alec Soth (Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis); the West Coast debut of French visual artist Noémie Goudal (Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris); a female-focused presentation featuring Ruth van Beek and Eva Stenram from The Ravestijn Gallery (Amsterdam). Mandy Barker (East Wing, Doha), and Cuban artist Abelardo Morell (Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York & Zurich) will present works at the fair in addition to speaking in the Fair’s Conversations program.

Abelardo Morell Events at PHOTOFAIRS San Francisco 2018

Abelardo Morell Events at PHOTOFAIRS San Francisco 2018

Artist Conversation & Book Signing

3 February 2018

Saturday, 24 February 2018

12pm-1pm: A Conversation with Abelardo Morell, Artist, and Erin O'Toole, Associate Curator of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

1pm-1:30pm: Abelardo Morell: Tent Camera book signing in Edwynn Houk Gallery's booth, B01

 

Mona Kuhn in PHOTOFAIRS San Francisco 2018 "Staged"

Mona Kuhn in PHOTOFAIRS San Francisco 2018 "Staged"

She Disappeared into Complete Silence, 2014

3 February 2018

Staged, part of at PHOTOFAIRS San Francisco, explores the relationship between photography and other art forms such as installation art, sculpture, video and painting. Mona Kuhn will participate in the 2018 programming with her 2014 series She Disappeared into Complete Silence.

Acclaimed for her contemporary and intimate depictions of the figure, Mona Kuhn takes a new direction into abstraction in her latest series She Disappeared into Complete Silence. Photographed at a golden modernist structure on the edge of Joshua Tree National Park, architectural lines, light reflections and a single figure have been carefully balanced against the backdrop of the Californian desert.

Abelardo Morell in Musée de l'Elysée Exhibition

Abelardo Morell in Musée de l'Elysée Exhibition

The Beauty of Lines: Masterpieces from the Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla collection

1 February 2018

The exhibition presents a selection of masterpieces from the history of photography, part of the collection of Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla. Based in New York, it includes over 1500 original prints by some of the greatest photographers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Through visual confrontations, the visitor is invited to experience the power of the photographic line through these sublime works. Photographs by Bérénice Abbott, Eugène Atget, Robert Adams, Walker Evans, Man Ray Lee Friedlander, Vik Muniz, and Abelardo Morell constitute the exhibition.

Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings in Art Fix Daily

Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings in Art Fix Daily

First Major International Exhibition of Sally Mann's Work of the South

24 January 2018

For more than 40 years, Sally Mann has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that explore the overarching themes of existence: memory, desire, death, the bonds of family, and nature's magisterial indifference to human endeavor. What unites this broad body of work—figure studies, landscapes, and architectural views—is that it is all bred of a place, the American South. Using her deep love of her homeland and her knowledge of its historically fraught heritage, Mann asks powerful, provocative questions—about history, identity, race, and religion—that reverberate across geographic and national boundaries.

Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings, the first major survey of this celebrated artist to travel internationally, investigates how Mann's relationship with her native land—a place rich in literary and artistic traditions but troubled by history—has shaped her work.

MFA Boston Exhibition "(un)expected families"

MFA Boston Exhibition "(un)expected families"

Includes work by Diane Arbus, Dorothea Lange, Abelardo Morell, Sally Mann, & Harry Callahan

3 January 2018

Bringing together more than 80 pictures taken by photographers from the 19th century to today, (un)expected families at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), explores the definition of the American family—from the families we’re born into to the ones we’ve chosen. The photographs in the exhibition, on view from December 9, 2017 through June 17, 2018, depict a wide range of relationships—multiple generations, romantic unions and alternative family structures—whether connected by DNA, shared life experiences, common interests or even a social media network. Drawn primarily from the MFA’s holdings, the exhibition includes photographs by celebrated artists such as Nan Goldin, Gordon Parks, Nicholas Nixon, Sally Mann, Diane Arbus, Tina Barney, Emmet Gowin and Bruce Davidson. Photograph: Andrea Shea/WBUR.

Elinor Carucci in W Magazine

Elinor Carucci in W Magazine

10 Images of Fraught Intimacy by Elinor Carucci

2 January 2018

One of the most fascinating internet phenomenons of 2017 was the commotion, and high-test handwringing, around "Cat Person," a short story by Kristen Roupenian published in the New Yorker earlier this month. Depicting a series of bad dates and bad sex between a young woman and an older man, the details in the piece of fiction felt—especially in the context of the public discussion of power dynamics between men and women today—like a very real gut-punch. As much conversation and sub-conversation as Roupenian's story generated, there was almost as much talk about the photograph commissioned to illustrate the story. 

Sally Mann Illustrated in Miami Clasica

Sally Mann Illustrated in Miami Clasica

Art Basel Miami Review

19 December 2017

Debe anotarse que la calidad de ArtBasel sigue intacta y si bien en esta edición hubo menos deslumbres que en otros años, se apreció el alto nivel acostumbrado. Galerías ya clásicas como, entre otras, Thomas Schulte con Allan McCollum, Landau con sus Magrittes o Mary-Anne Martin con sus Gerszos y Tamayos aportaron la cuota de obras maestras que dieron lustre al evento, así como importantes Milton Avery, Hans Hoffmann, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Rauschenberg, Sol Lewitt y Ellsworth Kelly. La escuálida participación de galerías locales contrastó con la robusta oferta de galerías brasileñas, entre ellas Anita Schwartz con la instalación de Nuno Ramos sobre los desastres de guerra de Goya, seguido por la argentina Jorge Mara La Ruche con fotografías de Grete Stern. Imperturbable con su aire giocondesco, la bella obra de Sally Mann en Houk Gallery neoyorkina, signó la elegante mirada de toda la feria.

Elinor Carucci in The New Yorker

Elinor Carucci in The New Yorker

The photographer on capturing a kiss

13 December 2017

It’s unusual for a short story to generate the kind of online commotion created by Kristen Roupenian’s “Cat Person,” which appeared in the magazine last week. Nearly every woman I spoke with about it found Roupenian’s detailed articulation of a strange and terrible sexual bargaining—is it easier (or safer) for me to just let this happen, rather than to try and stop it?—queasily familiar. “There is no doubt fiction makes a better job of the truth,” Doris Lessing wrote, in 1949, in the first volume of her autobiography. For many readers, “Cat Person” felt not just true but revelatory. It was a kind of unburdening—a suggestion that, perhaps, the uneasy internal monologues we deliver to ourselves during our most vulnerable and confusing moments are, in fact, shared.

Denver Art Museum Announces Exhibition Featuring Abelardo Morell

Denver Art Museum Announces Exhibition Featuring Abelardo Morell

24 June — 16 September 2018

6 December 2017

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) proudly presents Challenging Terrain: Landscape Photography in the 21st Century, a survey of contemporary landscape photography from around the world. The exhibition of more than 80 photographs will gauge how living artists stretch the boundaries of traditional landscape photography to reflect the environmental attitudes, perceptions and values of our time. The works in Challenging Terrain will depict landscapes in unexpected ways, challenging visitors to see photography differently. Organized by the DAM and curated by Eric Paddock, curator of photography, Challenging Terrain will be on view June 24, 2018 to Sept. 16, 2018.

Works by well-known artists, including Cuban-American photographer Abelardo Morell, will be featured in the exhibition. His works focus on iconic views of America’s national parks made famous by previous generations of photographers, such as Ansel Adams. Morell’s process, rooted in photo history, uses a tent camera to project an image onto the ground that he then photographs digitally, resulting in familiar, yet unexpected works.

Lalla Essaydi at the Canadian War Museum

Lalla Essaydi at the Canadian War Museum

Exhibition "She Who Tells a Story" opens 6 December

6 December 2017

From the Arabian Nights to the Arab Spring, Westerners see images of the Middle East in our own pop culture, news and art. But what does the region look like through the lens of local women? The exhibit She Who Tells a Story includes 85 images taken from the 1990s to today by a dozen female photographers from Iran and the Arab world. They aim to challenge Western conceptions and illuminate contemporary life and politics. Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the exhibit opens at the Canadian War Museum Wednesday and runs until March 4.

Moroccan-born Lalla Essaydi, a former painter and alumna of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA), uses iconography from 19th century Orientalist paintings as inspiration to explore and question her own cultural identity. In the triptych Bullets Revisited #3 (2012), the most expansive work in the exhibition at 5 1⁄2 x 12 1⁄2 feet, she uses calligraphy (a typically male art form) to suggest the complexity of gender roles within Islamic culture. In Bullets Revisited #3, silver and golden bullet casings evoke symbolic violence, referencing her fear about growing restrictions on women in a new, post-revolutionary era that followed demonstrations and protests in the Arab world that began in 2010.

Arno Rafael Minkinnen Honored with Pro Finlandia Medal of Honor

Arno Rafael Minkinnen Honored with Pro Finlandia Medal of Honor

Pro Finlandia Medal of the Finnish Lion awarded by President of Finland

5 December 2017

Each year on Finland's Independence Day, December 6, the President of the Republic of Finland grants awards to Finnish citizens in recognition of their outstanding civilian and military contributions. The acknowledgment best known to the public is the Pro Finlandia Medal of the Order of the Lions of Finland, the highest honor for distinguished artists. This December 6, which marks the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence, President Sauli Niinistö recognized Arno Rafael Minkkinen for his contributions to Finland through photographic achievement.

Stephen Shore in The New Yorker

Stephen Shore in The New Yorker

MoMA exhibition review

5 December 2017

Stephen Shore, the subject of an immersive and staggeringly charming retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, is my favorite American photographer of the past half century. This is not purely a judgment of quality. Shore has peers in a generation that, in the nineteen-seventies, stormed to eminence with color film, which art photographers had long disdained, and, often, with a detached scrutiny of suburban sprawl, woebegone towns, touristed nature, cars (always cars), and other familiar and banal, accidentally beautiful, cross-country phenomena. The closest to Shore, in a cohort that includes Joel Meyerowitz, Joel Sternfeld, and Richard Misrach, is his friend William Eggleston, the raffish Southern aristocrat who has made pictures unbeatably intense and iconic: epiphanies triggered by the hues and textures of a stranded tricycle, say, or of a faded billboard in a scrubby field. While similarly alert to offbeat sublimities, Shore is a New Yorker more receptive than marauding in attitude. I fancy that Eggleston is the cavalier Mephistopheles of American color photography, and Shore the discreet angel Gabriel.

Lalla Essaydi in Musée Magazine

Lalla Essaydi in Musée Magazine

Photographic Alphabet: 'E' is for Lalla Essaydi

28 November 2017

Converging Territories is a photo series conceptualized and executed by Moroccan-born photographer, Lalla Essaydi. The photographs feature Arab women as odalisques, and objects representative of the harem, as they confront the veil of a Western perspective of Orientalism. Borrowing the words of Whitman, the women in this series are large, they contain multitudes, and to wholly appreciate the granduer Essaydi encourages her viewers to dismiss stereotypes when engaging with her work.

Danny Lyon at The Cleveland Art Museum

Danny Lyon at The Cleveland Art Museum

Danny Lyon: The Destruction of Lower Manhattan, 1966-67 opens 19 May, 2018

28 November 2017

Already a respected photographer at age 25, Danny Lyon returned to his hometown of New York in 1966 and settled in Lower Manhattan. After observing that half the buildings on his street were boarded up, he learned that a 60-acre area encompassing one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods was slated for demolition. “I came to see the buildings as fossils of a time past. These buildings were used during the Civil War. The men were all dead, but the buildings were still here, left behind as the city grew around them. . . . For a hundred years they have stood in the darkness and the day. . . . Now, in the end, they are visited by demolition men . . . pulling apart brick by brick and beam by beam the work of other American workers who once stood on the same walls and held the same bricks, then new, so long ago.”

Lalla Essaydi in Selections Arts

Lalla Essaydi in Selections Arts

"Inverting the Orientalist Gaze"

27 November 2017

Moroccan artist Lalla Essaydi’s photographs set out to provoke viewers into new ways of seeing by mimicking and subverting Orientalist tropes. Beautiful but reductive, fetishistic and steeped in colonialism and imperialism, Orientalist paintings invented a Middle East that never existed for an audience that wished to see its desires and prejudices reinforced. Moroccan photographer Lalla Essaydi hijacks this imagery to create photographs that deliberately subvert Orientalist views.

 

Stephen Shore's MoMA Survey in The New York Times

Stephen Shore's MoMA Survey in The New York Times

Exhibition review

22 November 2017

In the art world of the 1960s and 1970s, the photograph came to have a multiplicity of functions: it could document a performance (as in the art of Carolee Schneemann), advocate a social message (Danny Lyon), underpin a conceptual practice (Sol LeWitt), or relate a fictional narrative (Eleanor Antin). And today, now that cameras are ubiquitous and cloud-compatible, we often expect photography to serve as a tool for other efforts. But a photograph can still — we forget sometimes — have no function than to be itself.

Mona Kuhn Artist Talk and Book Signing in NYC

Mona Kuhn Artist Talk and Book Signing in NYC

The Strand Bookstore, Thursday November 30: 7:30PM – 8:30PM

17 November 2017

Steidl Week continues as we host artist Mona Kuhn to discuss her lifetime of work, including pieces from the yet to be realeased collection. A brief description of her future collection: 

Acclaimed for her intimate nudes, Mona Kuhn takes a new direction into abstraction in her latest series, She Disappeared in Complete Silence. Photographed at a golden modernist structure on the edge of Joshua Tree National Park, architectural lines, light reflections and a single figure have been carefully balanced against the backdrop of the Californian desert. She Disappeared in Complete Silence marks Kuhn’s increasing use of techniques that appear to merge the figure, abstraction and landscape into one.

Michael Eastman's "Buenos Aires" in "5 to See"

Michael Eastman's "Buenos Aires" in "5 to See"

Aesthetica Magazine Names Exhibition in Must-See

17 November 2017

Michael Eastman’s (b. 1947) melancholy images posit the golden-age grandeur of the region’s late 19thcentury interiors against modern technologies. Breathing new life into ageing structures, Eastman illuminates doorways and stairwells in surprising ways. Until 20 January. 

Lynn Davis: Africa at Hutchins Center, Harvard University

Lynn Davis: Africa at Hutchins Center, Harvard University

15 November - 03 December 2017

15 November 2017

Lynn Davis: Africa (1997-1998) is on view Mondays through Fridays, 10am-4pm at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research at Harvard University

Valérie Belin in Connaissance des Arts

Valérie Belin in Connaissance des Arts

The artist discussed her exhibition at the Bernard Magrez Cultural Institute

16 November 2017

Valérie Belin discussed her major exhibition at the Bernard Magrez Cultural Institute, on view until 25 March 2018. The artist cites Italian Baroque and American minimalism as major sources of inspiration for her works. In her own photographs, artificiality remains a consistent subject of inquiry—by blurring the lines between real and artificial, "confusion ensues" and the viewer is invited to "turn inward, to look at their own face, their own image." This process is apparent in each of her series, and she describes in depth the process of her Metisses series (2006) as an example. Belin says she asked women she met on the metro to model for her. She says she was interested in how these girls used makeup, wigs and blue contact lenses to radically alter their outward appearance. Belin emphasized this artificiality in her portraits. In her All Stars series (2016), this sense of confusion and blurring becomes visible vis-a-vis the comic book illustrations superimposed on top of the model's faces: the "details in the drawings convey the whirlwind of the woman's thoughts, the chaos in her mind," Belin says.

Video: Abelardo Morell Lecture at the Smithsonian

Video: Abelardo Morell Lecture at the Smithsonian

Morell's lecture as the Clarice Smith Distinguished guest

15 November 2017

Abelardo Morell is a Boston-based artist born in Havana, Cuba. Morell earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Bowdoin College in 1977, and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University School of Art in 1981. Morell’s work has been shown at more than 70 museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In this talk the artist discusses his work and process. Morell is best known for his Camera Obscura images. Using techniques developed in the ancient world to project an outdoor scene onto the walls of a darkened room, he creates a natural optical phenomenon that he then captures with a large-format camera, as seen in Camera Obscura Image of Manhattan View Looking West in Empty Room that is part of SAAM’s Latino and photography collections.

Valérie Belin & Herb Ritts in Purple Magazine Paris Photo Highlights

Valérie Belin & Herb Ritts in Purple Magazine Paris Photo Highlights

Photographs from Edwynn Houk Gallery in Paris Photo 2017 "Best of"

13 November 2017

Purple Diary included "Female Torso with Black Sand" by Herb Ritts and "Lady Round Brush" by Valérie Belin, displayed in Edwynn Houk Gallery's booth at Paris Photo 2017, amongst their top selections from the fair. Photographs by August Sander, Edward Weston, Andre Kertesz, Sissi Farassat, and Vera Lutter were also included.

Female Photographers at Paris Photo 2017

Female Photographers at Paris Photo 2017

Dora Maar in Collector Daily

12 November 2017

Selecting a single work by a female photographer from every booth at Paris Photo turns out to be an impossible task. There are many booths, from solo presentations to multi-artist groups, where there are simply no works by women on view, and even though the gender of the maker may not always be the most relevant metric for evaluating an artwork, being forcefully faced with the absence of women in so many places was undeniably an eye-opener.

Edwynn Houk Gallery at Paris Photo 2017 in Blouin Artinfo

Edwynn Houk Gallery at Paris Photo 2017 in Blouin Artinfo

Booth featuring Belin, Maar, & Blumenfeld

11 November 2017

Another autumn means another Paris Photo 2017. The art fair is set to open on November 12 at the Grand Palais, where the Edwynn Houk Gallery will present its chosen showcases for the year. Featuring the likes of Valérie Belin, Dora Maar and Erwin Blumenfeld, the gallery is set for another exciting year at this prestigious art fair. Paris Photo 2017 will take place at Grand Palais, and Edwynn Houk Gallery is set to take part in the fair at Booth C22. This is Edwynn Houk Gallery's twentieth year exhibiting at the fair.  

Edwynn Houk Gallery Paris Photo Booth in Photography-Now

Edwynn Houk Gallery Paris Photo Booth in Photography-Now

Stephen Shore photograph selected amongst fair's top artworks

10 November 2017

Paris Photo, the first international fair dedicated to the photographic medium, will present its 21st edition from 9 to 12 November 2017 at the Grand Palais in Paris. A must-see event for collectors, professionals, artists and art lovers, Paris Photo focuses on the diversity and quality of the artists and works presented and proposes an ambitious and demanding public program. More than 180 galleries and publishers in three sectors present a complete panorama of the history of photography, from historical and modern works to contemporary creation, from rare and limited editions to previews of artists' books . 

Valérie Belin in Creative Boom

Valérie Belin in Creative Boom

"10 Amazing Images from Paris Photo 2017"

10 November 2017

Held annually since 1997, Paris Photo is one of the world's most prestigious photography art fairs. It takes place at the magnificent and expansive Grand Palais building on the Champs-Élysées, which is so huge that they manage to pack 190 exhibitors from 29 countries while still allowing their art full room to breathe.

This year's fair is also connected with two big names. Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is the guest of honour, sharing his personal favourites from the thousands of artworks on show. Rock legend Patti Smith is also curating a section of work. You probably won't get to see either in person, but their involvement adds an extra dash of energy and inventiveness that's one of the reasons Paris Photo still feels alive and fresh, 21 editions in.

Michael Eastman "Buenos Aires" in Aesthetica Magazine

Michael Eastman "Buenos Aires" in Aesthetica Magazine

Exhibition review

3 November 2017

American photographer Michael Eastman’s (b. 1947) intriguing investigations into Buenos Aires’ iconic late 19th century interiors are displayed at Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York. Playing with the unexpected, the haunting images contrast golden-age grandeur with contemporary realities. Doorways and stairwells are illuminated by electric blue lights, breathing new life into ageing structures.

Lalla Essaydi in Country Life Magazine

Lalla Essaydi in Country Life Magazine

"Harem Revisited #33" selected for "My Favourite Painting" column

1 November 2017

I find this image transfixing. Having long admired 19th- and early-20th-century Orientalist art, I enjoy Lalla Essaydi’s fresh approach to it. Here, the artist re-creates a French School harem pose, herself applying the hennaed Islamic calligraphy covering the woman’s body. Antique textiles are central to my projects and those used in this composition are sensational. Her bed, wrapped in a strong indigo-blue carpet, contrasts with the sweeter surrounding colours and brings the subject forward in the composition. Her layers of clothing appear to extend out into the profusion of silks around her, adding to her allure. This highly decorative, impactful piece provides a window into a secretive world, a place the artist describes as a “dangerous frontier where sacred law and pleasure collide”.
 

Gail Albert Halaban at Eastman Museum

Gail Albert Halaban at Eastman Museum

"Out My Window" exhibition 7 July 2018 - January 2019

31 October 2017

Gail Albert Halaban’s Out My Window is both a penetrating exploration of modern community and a group of moving and beautiful photographs. The project started when she moved to New York from Los Angeles. In an effort to combat feelings of loneliness and isolation, she began to use her art as a way of connecting with her neighbors. She starts by explaining her work to potential participants and asking for their involvement. If they agree, Albert Halaban facilitates communication among the neighbors and arranges to photograph one from the window of the other. In this way, Albert Halaban employs photography as a form of social engagement. For despite platitudes about modern technology making the world a smaller place, this same virtual environment can also result in feelings of isolation and extreme self-absorption. By connecting strangers who live across the street from each other, Albert Halaban’s expertly composed, beautifully rendered, large-scale photographs encourage viewers to take a fresh look at the people they see every day.

Paolo Ventura Documentary Earns Director Prix Italia

Paolo Ventura Documentary Earns Director Prix Italia

Interview with Erik van Empel about "Vanishing Man"

28 October 2017

After graduating from the Dutch Film Academy in 1979, Erik van Empel moved more and more towards documentary filmmaking as a cameraman. Established with many international awards he has shot over 100 documentaries. Absorbed with cinematic images in his mind, he decided 14 years ago to direct a film by himself. Now with his third documentary ‘Paolo Ventura, Vanishing Man’ (2015), he won the prestigious Prix Italia.

‘Paolo Ventura, Vanishing Man,’ shows how an Italian artist creates his own timeless melancholic world in a barn on an abandoned mountaintop in Italy. With paint, cardboard, and relics of a human life, he resonates his childhood’s memories and isolation by giving himself and found objects a new magical life.   

Abelardo Morell Interview with SFMOMA

Abelardo Morell Interview with SFMOMA

The artist discusses his work in a video interview

27 October 2017

Artist Abelardo Morell reimagines scenery by turning entire rooms into camera obscuras—effectively merging interior and exterior spaces—and then photographing the results. He discusses how he developed this peculiar practice over time, and how he has found fulfillment infusing everyday environments with new enchantment. 

Valérie Belin Exhibition at Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez – Bordeaux

Valérie Belin Exhibition at Institut Culturel Bernard Magrez – Bordeaux

27 October 2017 - 25 March 2018

26 October 2017

Considered one of the most important French photographers of her generation, Valérie Belin won the prestigious Prix Pictet in 2015. The Bernard Magrez Cultural Institute presents, in the rooms of the Château Labottière, a vast selection of works from the most emblematic series by the artist. The photographs presented in this exhibition dialogue with each other and highlight the diversity of Valérie Belin's work. By the treatment of light, contrasts, proportions of prints and other parameters skilfully orchestrated, Valérie Belin plays with uncertainty. In front of her images, it is often difficult to determine what is alive or inanimate, real or virtual, natural or artificial.

Special Exhibition & Artist Conversation with Vera Lutter at TEFAF New York Fall

Special Exhibition & Artist Conversation with Vera Lutter at TEFAF New York Fall

Painting on Paper: Vera Lutter's Old Master Photographs

25 October 2017

A special exhibition of new photographs by acclaimed photographer Vera Lutter, Painting on Paper: Vera Lutter's Old Master Photographs, is on loan from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and forms the centerpiece of the cultural programme at TEFAF New York Fall. A collection of new large-scale photographs by Vera Lutter make their public debut at TEFAF New York Fall. Created as part of the artist’s residency at LACMA, which began in February and continues through March 2018, this dynamic new body of work draws inspiration from the museum’s architecture, gallery interiors, and vast permanent collections. The presentation at TEFAF New York Fall offers visitors an exclusive opportunity to preview a selection of photographs from the still-ongoing project, which culminates in a major survey exhibition at LACMA in 2019. The artist discusses her new work on Sunday, October 29 4:00-5:00pm. 

Paolo Ventura's Exhibition in Photograph Magazine

Paolo Ventura's Exhibition in Photograph Magazine

"Eclipse" exhibition review

24 October 2017

In subject matter, if nothing else, the Italian collagist Paolo Ventura resembles his compatriot Giorgio de Chirico. Both artists depict small human figures against large, and largely empty, cityscapes. And they both have a deep interest in the relationship between the human figure and space. But where de Chirico’s famous paintings, like The Enigma of Arrival, are openly melancholic, Ventura approaches his subject sideways: peopling his works with clowns and musicians, rendering his skies in deceptive, almost innocently light hues.

It’s like watching a comedy acted on a surrealist stage-set. 

Upcoming Michael Eastman Exhibition in Blouin Artinfo

Upcoming Michael Eastman Exhibition in Blouin Artinfo

Michael Eastman’s "Buenos Aires: Southern Light" at Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

17 October 2017

Edwynn Houk Gallery presents Michael Eastman’s “Buenos Aires: Southern Light” at its New York venue. The exhibition runs 16 November 2017 - 20 January 2018 with an opening reception on 16 November, at which the artist will be in attendance. 

“Buenos Aires: Southern Light” presents Michael Eastman’s recent works. The artist’s oeuvre is diverse, spanning sumptuous Italian interiors along with decrepit American ghost towns. He explores the expansive mid-western landscapes and is probably most well known for his vibrant and haunting images of Havana, Cuba. These had been photographed over the course of five trips beginning in the late 1990s. One of the usual themes present throughout his work is historic preservation and the depiction of places marking human activity but devoid of actual inhabitants. One can see the presence of a rich color palette, geometric precision, and elevation of setting that transports the viewer to a different place and time. 

Arno Rafael Minkinnen at the Southeast Museum of Photography

Arno Rafael Minkinnen at the Southeast Museum of Photography

Minkinnen's solo exhibition "Mind Over Matter" on display until October 29

10 October 2017

"Mind Over Matter: Photography of Arno Rafael Minkkinen" incorporates some of Minkkinen’s images from the 1970s and 1980s, contemporary and recent work, image murals, and, in a rare move for Minkkinen, selections of his color photography. The exhibition is on display at the museum, located at Daytona State College in Florida, from August 29 to October 29, following a retrospective at Centro Niemeyer, Avilés, Spain. A lecture and book signing by the artist took place on October 6.

Paolo Ventura's Exhibition in PDN

Paolo Ventura's Exhibition in PDN

Photo District News Names Ventura Photo of the Day

5 October 2017

In his new series “Eclipse," Paolo Ventura continues his exploration of memory, history and narrative using the tools of photography, painting and the stage. The series is on view in his first show at Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York City, which runs until November 11. The series includes many of the same characters and types that have appeared in Ventura’s work for years—a clown, a soldier, a man in a sharp suit, a romantic couple, often played by a cast that includes Ventura himself, his twin brother, his son and his wife. The images are set in an eerily empty, urban landscape that recalls Europe in the 1940s, a time and place Ventura knew from stories his grandmother told about living in the Italian countryside during World War II. 

Abelardo Morell in The Paris Review

Abelardo Morell in The Paris Review

Robert Adams' new book "Art Can Help" meditates on Morell's work

5 October 2017

Abelardo Morell’s camera-obscura view inside an attic, and of the sea brought in, is an emotionally accurate correlative for aspects of [To the Lighthouse's chapter] “Time Passes,” and I always think of it when I read the book. Though Woolf ’s fictional house is furnished and Morell’s attic is not, both writer and photographer show how nature reenters our carefully protected spaces (in Morell’s case by a tiny aperture and long exposure, and rendered upside down), restoring to the temporal the timeless.

Abelardo Morell Named Lucie Awards 2017 Honoree

Abelardo Morell Named Lucie Awards 2017 Honoree

Annual awards honor greatest achievements in photography

4 October 2017

The Lucie Awards is the premiere annual event honoring the greatest achievements in photography. Each year, the Lucie Advisory Board nominates the most outstanding photographers across a variety of categories. Abe Morell is the 2017 Honoree in the Achievement in Fine Art category. He will be honored with the award on October 29, 2017.

Paolo Ventura's Exhibition in Blouin Artinfo

Paolo Ventura's Exhibition in Blouin Artinfo

Eclipse exhibition featured in Galleries section

27 September 2017

Edwynn Houk Gallery presents Paolo Ventura’s works at their New York venue.

Ventura, an Italian photographer, is best known for constructing and photographing stylized dioramas to tell visual stories with a cinematic quality. Most of his works lie in the intersection of fantasy and nostalgia, and he creates scenes that evoke the past in a way that is rich, dream-like, and occasionally surreal. There is a narrative quality about the works that is also seen in the current exhibit that the artist brings up in stories; he clearly seems to have a natural gift for narrative. All of his pictures have their own little mystery, a bombardment of character and atmosphere.

Expo Chicago 2017

Expo Chicago 2017

Houk Gallery, Booth 302

13 September 2017

Check out a selection of what we have available on Artsy from artists Ilse Bing, Nick Brandt, Brassaï, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Sebastiaan Bremer, Henri Cartier-Bresson,  Lynn Davis, Michael Eastman, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, André Kertész, Danny Lyon, Dora Maar, Sally Mann, Abelardo Morell, Vik Muniz, Herb Ritts, Stephen Shore, Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Weston.

Abelardo Morell in The New York Times

Abelardo Morell in The New York Times

Exhibition at The Morgan Library and Museum

13 September 2017

In 1979, before he gained recognition for his photography, Abelardo Morell worked the night shift as a security guard for the Morgan Library & Museum. Now, Mr. Morell has donated a new work of art to the museum to honor its security staff. “Thoreau: 40 Journals in Chronological Order” will be on display at the Morgan from Tuesday through Sept. 10. as part of “This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal,” which traces Henry David Thoreau’s life through notebooks and other artifacts. 

"I AM" Exhibition Begins U.S. Tour

"I AM" Exhibition Begins U.S. Tour

The Washington Post covers the 16-month tour

8 September 2017

"I Am," a traveling exhibition that has already stopped in Amman, Jordan and London, UK, aims to challenge such stereotypes and shatter misconceptions of Middle Eastern women through photographs, paintings, and mixed-media works that reflect their varied life experiences.

Lalla Essaydi's "Bullets Revisited #15" is included in the exhibition. 

Lynn Davis: On Ice

Lynn Davis: On Ice

Exhibition at The Glass House

8 September 2017

“Lynn Davis: On Ice” presents a selection of photographs from the artist’s longstanding engagement with the icebergs on the sea outside of Ilulissat, a small town on the edge of a glacier off the west coast of Greenland. Developed over the course of six expeditions that began in 1986, Davis’s photographs evidence strong affinities with the spare geometry of minimalist sculpture and track the dramatic transformation of the natural environment.

The Eye of Photography: Elliott Erwitt

The Eye of Photography: Elliott Erwitt

Pittsburgh in 1950

8 September 2017

In 1950, Elliott Erwitt traveled to Pittsburgh, then known as the Steel City. At the invitation of Roy Striker, director of the photographic program of the Farm Security Administration, he captured for several months the transformations of the industrial city. A large urbanization and renovation plan was put in place by authorities of the city of Pittsburgh. With the clear mission to transform the industrial, blackish, clogged city into a greener,  more open spaced, in a word,a more pleasant town.

"Alchemy: Transformations in Gold" at Akron Art Museum

"Alchemy: Transformations in Gold" at Akron Art Museum

Exhibition Featuring Lalla Essaydi

9 September 2017

Moroccan artist Lalla Essaydi's "Bullets Revisited #3" is one of several works featured in the Akron Art Museum's upcoming exhibition, "Alchemy: Transformations in Gold." The exhibition travels from the Des Moines Art Center, where it was open from 11 February — 5 May 2017. 

Nick Brandt: Inherit The Dust

Nick Brandt: Inherit The Dust

Exhibition at Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow

6 September 2017

Inherit the Dust an exhibition of works by British photographer Nick Brandt is on view at Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow. The selection of works on display features a new project by Brandt. The exhibition contains 19 photographs with titles that reflect disparity such as ‘Factory with chimpanzee’, ‘Quarry with elephant’ and ‘Construction site with rhinos’, among others.

Valérie Belin Interview in La Monde de la Photo

Valérie Belin Interview in La Monde de la Photo

Artists discusses her work "Liberty"

23 August 2017

There are only a few days left to contemplate Liberty, a work created by Valérie Belin for the perfumer Guerlain. The photograph, displayed on the ground floor of the shop located on the Champs-Élysées, is presented as part of "Women Seen by Women: Revelation," an exhibition in partnership with Jean-Luc Monterosso, Director of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie. 

Elliott Erwitt in The New York Times

Elliott Erwitt in The New York Times

Lost Photographs of Pittsburgh

8 August 2017

Elliot Erwitt arrived in Pittsburgh in September of 1950 looking to prove his worth. Just 22 years old, he had traveled to the City of Bridges at the invitation of Roy Stryker, the former head of the Farm Security Administration’s documentary photography program, which during the 1930s and ’40s commissioned some of the century’s most enduring images by the likes of Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange.

Elliott Erwitt's Lost Shots of Pittsburgh in Pictures

Elliott Erwitt's Lost Shots of Pittsburgh in Pictures

Published in The Guardian

9 August 2017

Years before he found fame as a Magnum photographer, Elliott Erwitt was commissioned to document the city of Pittsburgh. Many of the images he took as a 22-year-old lay forgotten for decades, but have now been compiled in a book. "Pittsburgh 1950" by Elliott Erwitt is published by GOST books.

Gail Albert Halaban in Zoom

Gail Albert Halaban in Zoom

Out of My Window

25 July 2017

The idea behind this long and intense project, entitled Out of My Window, occured to this New York photographer many years ago, during one of those intimate moments mothers experience while nursing as she looked out the window of her apartment one night.

Michael Eastman in Zoom

Michael Eastman in Zoom

"The human presence can be very strong, even if no one is present."

24 July 2017

It was in 1972 that Michael Eastman began to observe the world as from inside a frame, setting out on his journey of experimentation with photography in which architecture and abstraction were at the center of his work. 

Gail Albert Halaban in Architectural Digest Italia

Gail Albert Halaban in Architectural Digest Italia

Finestre parlanti: Talking windows

Summer 2017

Peeking into other people’s houses (with their permission, obviously) Gail Halaban gives a representation of humanity. Original and without filters.

Abelardo Morell in New York Magazine

Abelardo Morell in New York Magazine

Floret Flower Farm

9 July 2017

GATHER THE FLOWER GIRLS
On a tiny farm in Washington State, one woman’s floral workshops have become something of a sensation.

By Cathy Horyn
Photographs by Abelardo Morell

Valérie Belin: Meta-­clichés

Valérie Belin: Meta-­clichés

Exhibition at the Shanghai Center of Photography

2 July - 24 August 2017

Valérie Belin explores the materiality of matter, primarily using the human form and its manmade and virtual representations. A central theme is her work is the boundary between reality and illusion; where, in our perception, in our habit of seeing and understanding, does this lie?

Sebastiaan Bremer at 21c Museum Hotel

Sebastiaan Bremer at 21c Museum Hotel

Featuring The Sanctuary

23 June 2017

Titled “The Sanctuary”, this collaboration between painter Sebastiaan Bremer and musician-composer Josephine Wiggs includes paints and inks from Bremer’s studio, instruments from Wiggs’s home studio and a recording center, a bubble blower for the shower, an etch-a-sketch beside the toilet, an array of crazy second hand shop finds including a bizarre taxidermy fish alligator and a bulletin board affixed with band photos and a business card with the contact information for the the Nashville mayor’s scheduler. 

"I AM" exhibition featuring Lalla Essaydi

"I AM" exhibition featuring Lalla Essaydi

Celebrating Middle Eastern women and their quest for peace

23 June 2017

I AM is a peacebuilding exhibition that premiered in Amman, Jordan under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah involving 31 of the Middle East's premier contemporary women artists that promotes and celebrates the many accomplishments of Middle Eastern women in shaping our world into a peaceful and harmonious one. 

Elinor Carucci in Tablet Magazine

Elinor Carucci in Tablet Magazine

Interview with Periel Aschenbrand

21 June 2017

With her long, black hair, she more looks like an Israeli-bohemian-mama-Venus-goddess than a photography powerhouse. She is also nicer and more gentle than probably anyone else in New York City—let alone anyone in the art world, let alone anyone in the art world in New York City—who has achieved this level of success.

Elinor Carucci on B&H's Explora

Elinor Carucci on B&H's Explora

A Studio Visit

16 June 2017

When Elinor Carucci is behind the camera, the distinction between public and private moments disappears. For more than two decades, Carucci has offered an unflinching look into her personal life as she left her family in Jerusalem, moved to New York City, and raised a family of her own. Carucci’s work has been celebrated for its transformation of the oft-overlooked details of everyday life into compelling expressions of emotion and intimacy.

Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings

Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings

The National Gallery of Art announces major exhibition in 2018-2020

16 November 2017

For more than forty years, Sally Mann (b. 1951, Lexington, Virginia) has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that span a broad body of work including portraits, still lifes, and landscapes. Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings explores how her relationship with the South has shaped her work. 

Exhibition schedule: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, 4 March – 28 May 2018; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, 30 June – 23 September 2018; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 20 November 2018 – 10 February 2019; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 3 March – 27 May 2019;  Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, 16 June – 15 September 2019; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 13 October 2019 – 5 January 2020

Musée Magazine: Sebastiaan Bremer

Musée Magazine: Sebastiaan Bremer

An Interview with Sebastiaan Bremer

16 June 2017

My process is playful. There is no clear plan or story I am trying to tell. I manipulate photographs which evoke a familiar feeling—something I have a deep connection to. As I draw on these photographs, a story is told—something seen through my eyes, an intrinsic human response to emotion and to memory. What I create are visual manifestations of my ideas.

Sally Mann featured in Musée Magazine

Sally Mann featured in Musée Magazine

Artwork exploring what happens to our body, soul and mind after death

15 June 2017

Not many would voluntarily spend time around decaying corpses, alone, in a forest. Sally Mann, however, is not most
people. Her body of work, Body Farm, captures the silence surrounding her, the heavy feel of death saturating the air,
the stillness and calmness of a lifeless forest speckled with corpses.

 

Sebastiaan Bremer featured in Collector Daily

Sebastiaan Bremer featured in Collector Daily

Sebatiaan Bremer's newest series Ave Maria

9 June 2017

A total of 14 black and white photographic works, framed in white and unmatted, and hung against cream colored walls in the main gallery space, the smaller side room, and the entry area. All of the works are hand painted archival inkjet prints on matte paper with pigment ink, made in 2016 and 2017. Physical sizes range from roughly 7×5 to 37×50 (or reverse) and all of the works are unique. 

Mona Kuhn featured in "A Handful of Dust"

Mona Kuhn featured in "A Handful of Dust"

Exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery in London

7 June – 3 September 2017

A Handful of Dust is a speculative history of the 20th century, tracing a visual journey through the imagery of dust from aerial reconnaissance, wartime destruction and natural disasters to urban decay, domestic dirt and forensics.

The exhibition features works by over 30 artists and photographers including Marcel Duchamp, Walker Evans, Robert Filliou, Mona Kuhn, Man Ray, Gerhard Richter, Sophie Ristelhueber, Aaron Siskind, Shomei Tomatsu, Jeff Wall and Nick Waplington alongside magazine spreads, press photos, postcards and film clips.

National Museum of Women in the Arts Acquires Lalla Essaydi Work

National Museum of Women in the Arts Acquires Lalla Essaydi Work

Essaydi's work was acquired on the NMWA's 30-year anniversary

24 May 2017

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) announces recent major collection acquisitions in celebration of the beginning of the museum’s 30th-anniversary year. Newly acquired works include Lalla Essaydi's Bullets Revisited #3 (2012), on view in "REVIVAL" from June 23 to September 10, 2017. The show also includes Essaydi's Bullets Revisited #20 (2014) (pictured here). 

“We are delighted to have strong support from generous donors and members who made these acquisitions possible. Their contributions have enabled us to add new, diverse and increasingly global artworks to the collection—from late 19th century painting to contemporary times,” said NMWA Director Susan Fisher Sterling. “These important acquisitions greatly enrich the thematic reinstallation of our collection galleries for the museum’s 30th anniversary.”

Nick Brandt "Inherit the Dust" opens at Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow

Nick Brandt "Inherit the Dust" opens at Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow

24 May 2017

The Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow presents ‘Inherit the Dust’, a new project by the celebrated British photographer Nick Brandt. On view 24 May - 3 September 2017.

"Sebastiaan Bremer: Ave Maria" in ARTNEWS

"Sebastiaan Bremer: Ave Maria" in ARTNEWS

23 May 2017

Today’s show: “Sebastiaan Bremer: Ave Maria” is on view at Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York through Saturday, June 24. The solo exhibition presents a series of recent works that use photographs that the Dutch artist took 23 years ago while living in New York.

Elinor Carucci wins PDN Magazine/Editorial award

Elinor Carucci wins PDN Magazine/Editorial award

16 May 2017

A series about Evan’s journey of becoming a father as a transgender man for the feature “My Brother’s Pregnancy and the Making of a New American Family” in TIME magazine. 

Sebastiaan Bremer: Sanctuary Installation at 21c

Sebastiaan Bremer: Sanctuary Installation at 21c

A multi-media arts festival celebrating community

9 MAY 2016

Sanctuary 21c is an immersive work that will transform a guest suite, combining components of a music-recording studio with antique mirrors, tile work, urban signage, and Bremer’s own artwork. The resulting ‘sanctuary’ will break down barriers between art and music, art and life, and the artist and the audience, as guests become participants, able to make and record music. Sanctuary 21c is the latest evolution of Bremer’s installations in which he and his collaborators create studio space to make art and play and record music.

Elinor Carucci named "The year's best of the best from 2016!" by AI-AP

Elinor Carucci named "The year's best of the best from 2016!" by AI-AP

3 May 2017

The story of Evan, a trans man who gave birth. My Brother's Pregnancy and the Making of a New American Family, September 2016. Evan’s journey to parenthood was chronicled by his sister, the writer Jessi Hempel. Hempel writes about the growing number of transgender Americans who are founding families as well as the challenges they can sometimes face.

Lalla Essaydi's "Bullets Revisited #3" in The Washington Post

Lalla Essaydi's "Bullets Revisited #3" in The Washington Post

Exhibition "She Who Tells a Story" at NMWA

16 April 2016

The title of a new exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts , “She Who Tells a Story,” undersells the high quality of the work therein. The name is borrowed from an Arabic word, rawiya, which also refers to a group of female photographers working as a collective in the Middle East. But the title makes it sound as if this provocative show — devoted to photography by women from Iran and the Arab world — is just another exercise in narrative, just more storytelling, a needless addition to the overflowing swamp of narrative that drowns out critical thinking.

Elinor Carucci on i-D

Elinor Carucci on i-D

Artwork Exploring the Beauty and Banality of Periods

6 April 2017

The new exhibition “Period.” includes bra sculptures and mesmerizing photographs of menstrual blood — and it may make some viewers uncomfortable.

For co-gallerists Eira Rojas and Aimee Rubenstein, the curatorial process always starts with the topics that animate their everyday conversations with friends. "I am constantly talking about my period," Eira says. "But only to a select group of individuals." These daily dialogues develop quickly into politically charged and provocative exhibitions at Miami's Rojas + Rubensteen Projects, the gallery the duo founded in October 2016. The last two shows at the space focused on the relationship between freedom and control in American politics and Islamophobia.

Valérie Belin in Culture Trip

Valérie Belin in Culture Trip

7 Outstanding Contemporary Photographers from AIPAD New York 2017

3 April 2017

French artist Valérie Belin was born in 1964, and is currently based in Paris. Belin has been developing themes of disorder and chaos, creating works that are both visually and psychologically complex. Main concepts behind the All Star series exhibited at AIPAD examine stereotypes, psychology, and consumerism. Her photographic composites feature super-heroines in high-fashion settings with vintage comic book imagery. Through this unusual juxtaposition, Belin creates an alternate story. In 2015, Belin was awarded the Prix Pictet in 2015 for her work titled Disorder. She has exhibited in major institutions worldwide, including Centre Pompidou in Paris and New York City’s Museum of Modern Art.

Mona Kuhn featured in Musée

Mona Kuhn featured in Musée

The Photography Show presented by AIPAD 2017

31 March 2017

I am happy to report that the newly installed edition of the Photography Show presented by the Association of Independent Photography Art Dealers at Pier 94 is quite spectacular. There were many, myself included, who were very attached to the idea of this reliable warhorse being held in the Park Avenue Armory. Something about the enclosed, cozy space was familiar and intimate. The idea of the Pier could have rendered it cold and impersonal. The good news is that the lightness and extra space actually gives the galleries and the work more room to breathe.

Edwynn Houk Gallery at AIPAD in New York Times

Edwynn Houk Gallery at AIPAD in New York Times

Featuring works by Abelardo Morell, Lillian Bassman, and Robert Frank

30 March 2017

The displays have great contrapuntal rhythms, between past and present, between color and black-and-white, and among sensibilities guided by burning social consciences, the drive to experiment or a joyful embrace of the medium’s idiosyncratic possibilities. Sometimes all of this can be found in one eclectic presentation. At Edwynn Houk, one of Robert Frank’s insightful images of Americans shares walls with Lillian Bassman’s innovative fashion photography and Abelardo Morell’s playful new still lifes, notably a scene of domestic catastrophe created for the camera from plywood, a ceramic pitcher and a plethora of flowers. 

Lalla Essaydi in The New York Times

Lalla Essaydi in The New York Times

Arab Women Take Back Their Images In Art

18 March 2017

The depiction of Arab women in art is a relatively recent phenomenon. For centuries, it was unconditionally banned; the only existing representations were 19th-century European fantasies of women lazing in harems.

Now, women from the Muslim world appear frequently in painting, sculpture and photography, yet the issue remains fraught.

A panel discussion at The New York Times Art for Tomorrow conference in Doha explored the subject of how Arab women are portrayed in art, with Lalla Essaydi, an artist who lives and works in New York and Marrakesh, and Touria El Glaoui, the founder of the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair and the daughter of the renowned Moroccan painter Hassan El Glaoui.

Abelardo Morell on Time's Lightbox

Abelardo Morell on Time's Lightbox

Exploring the Language of Flowers

9 March 2017

Flowers for Lisa, as it sounds, is Abe Morell’s ballad. Like a deliberate collection of bouquets from Manet, Mitchell and Penn, his new series is effeminate and tender, painterly yet instructed. Morell’s gingerly-framed flowers began as a birthday gift to his wife, Lisa McElaney, with a desire to prolong the pleasure that flowers suggest. Morell went on to investigate the language of flowers, and pronounced them by combining multiple frames of different arrangements to create images of euphoria.

Sebastiaan Bremer: Sanctuary in Paste

Sebastiaan Bremer: Sanctuary in Paste

Social Design: Two Monks and an Artist are Reviving Community in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

7 March 2017

Dutch artist Sebastiaan Bremer is working to build a sanctuary in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Hailing from Amsterdam, Bremer moved to New York 25 years ago, making it his home. He lives and works in the neighborhood, his studio situated at the cozy intersection of Banker and N 15th. Across the street, sits the San Damiano Mission Church. Originally riding the line between church and community center, one day Bremer noticed the church’s old wooden doors were replaced with inviting glass ones. No doubt curious, Bremer walked in, finding two Franciscan monks that are working to renovate the space, as well as bring it back to its initial goal—community.

The Photography Show — An Interview with Edwynn Houk

The Photography Show — An Interview with Edwynn Houk

23 February 2017

Gallery owner and AIPAD member Edwynn Houk on the unique opportunities The Photography Show offers collectors and others in attendance at one of the world's most prestigious annual photography events.

Valérie Belin on Aperture

Valérie Belin on Aperture

Valérie Belin's Uncanny Visions

23 February 2017

In Valérie Belin’s latest series, All Star (2016), currently on view at Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York, Belin places the faces of pale, idealized women against a background of digitally collaged, 1950s comic strips. The unidentified, unnamed models appear passive, almost forlorn, with eyes cast down or obscured by shadow. Rife with scenes of chaos and destruction, the composition and graphic quality of the images evokes nightmarish magazine covers, but each print stands about five-and-a-half feet tall—miniature billboards in scale. How confusing, how chaotic, how layered—and yet, how consumable.

Sebastiaan Bremer: Sanctuary

Sebastiaan Bremer: Sanctuary

February - March 2017

Sanctuary is a multi-media arts festival celebrating community, spirituality and creative expression. Spanning 20 days of installations, performances and events, Sanctuary will feature works from a variety of creative disciplines, including fine art, music, choreography, literature, comedy, film, sociology and more.

Valérie Belin on Zeal NYC

Valérie Belin on Zeal NYC

There's an 'All Star' at the Edwynn Houk Gallery

20 February 2017

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, the saying goes, but where do you start when defining this elusive ideal? ZEALnyc gives you some pointers on where to begin. This week we’re interested in Valérie Belin and her take on women, image and reality. Look for a bonus tip to learn more about her work. As always, all listings are free admission.

"Alchemy: Transformations in Gold" at the Des Moines Art Center

"Alchemy: Transformations in Gold" at the Des Moines Art Center

11 February - 5 May 2017

11 February 2017

Alchemy brings together a group of international artists whose work incorporates gold (or another metal disguised as gold). In each case, this precious material not only brings a sense of luxury to the work, but also ushers in connotations of the historic and cultural value various societies have placed on this rare element. As glamorous and sought after as gold may be, it’s capable of suggesting complicated politics and potent symbolism. The works in Alchemy embrace both dark and light readings of this glittering metal.

Lalla Essaydi's Bullets Revisited #3 and Bullets Revisited #22, pictured here, are included in the exhibition.

Mona Kuhn in The Art Newspaper

Mona Kuhn in The Art Newspaper

Artists Go Large on Los Angeles's Billboards

10 February 2017

Mona Kuhn, the photographer who organised The Billboard Creative shows for the past two years, says the format is a natural for the city, going back to the 1960s when artists such as Ed Ruscha were painting billboards on canvas. “We live in a car culture; our largest audience is not sitting still but commuting,” she says. “Some of our locations have 200,000 cars passing weekly.” 

Valérie Belin on Crave

Valérie Belin on Crave

5 Art Exhibitions to See During Fashion Week

10 February 2017

French artist Valérie Belin has an intuitive gift for the space where beauty, glamour, artifice, surface, and disorder meet and fuse into a riotous blend of energy. Her newest series, All Star, features a selection of eleven large-scale color photographs that pull you into their spell. Combining portraits of feminine glamour with iconography taken from vintage comics, Belin weaves a wonderland of psychological complexity that moves between the sunshine of the fashion photograph and the mystique of film noir to create a new genre where the polarities of good and evil and joy and despair merge with endless ambiguity. Valérie Belin: All Star is on view at Edwynn Houk Gallery now through March 4, 2017.
 

Mona Kuhn in Town and Country

Mona Kuhn in Town and Country

The Feminine Mystique

7 February 2017

The work of female photographers is being sought and collected more than ever. We asked seven to make self portraits that show what others see in them -- and what they see in themselves. 

Camera Obscura Images Mark Bicentennial of Thoreau's Birth

Camera Obscura Images Mark Bicentennial of Thoreau's Birth

Boston Globe article featuring work by Abelardo Morell

3 February 2017

There is the actual pond in Concord, with its trails, its cold depths, its sandy rim, its turtles and fish. And there is the pond that lives in our imaginations as the result of Henry David Thoreau’s classic “Walden.’’ Cuban-born and Boston-based photographer Abelardo Morell explores the interplay of the two through a quartet of panoramic photographs that will be exhibited as part of the launch of a year’s worth of celebrations at the Concord Museum marking the bicentennial of Thoreau’s birth.

MoMA Announces Stephen Shore Exhibition, November 2017 - Spring 2018

MoMA Announces Stephen Shore Exhibition, November 2017 - Spring 2018

via Blouin Artinfo

27 January 2017

The Museum of Modern Art in New York will be hosting an exhibition on the works of artist Stephen Shore that will be on view from November 19 through the spring of 2018.

The exhibition is the first U.S. survey to encompass the career of American photographer Stephen Shore (b. 1947, New York), from the gelatin silver prints he made as a teenager to his current engagement with digital platforms. The exhibition will both establish the artist’s full oeuvre in the context of his time- from his days at Andy Warhol’s Factory through the rise of American color photography and the transition to large-scale digital photography and argue for his singular vision and uncompromising pursuit of photography’s possibilities. The exhibition will include hundreds of photographic works, along with additional materials including books, ephemera and objects- created by the artist in many formats and mediums of photography, allowing the viewers for a fuller understanding of the diversity of his output. The exhibition will feature historic and recent prints of black-and-white and color photographs, books, periodicals, films, portfolios and digital works, including many that have never been published or exhibited, from his Conceptual projects, the American Surfaces and Uncommon Places series, his landscapes of the 1980s, commissions and his recent explorations of Israel and Ukraine.

12 Must-See Works at PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco

12 Must-See Works at PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco

Artsy, featuring Sally Mann at Edwynn Houk Gallery booth A02

27 January 2017

Mann made a name for herself through the photographs of her children, taken between 1984 and 1992, which she stopped around the time her eldest daughter turned 12. “This is somewhat of an extension of that series, which was done when the children were coming of age, in their twenties, not living at home anymore,” said gallery director Julie Castellano. “They’re done so close up they’re almost an homage to death portraits.” One of an edition of five, the $55,000 large work was created in the wet collodion process, one of the earliest processes of photography. “Sally loves the way that it abstracts; she loves the imperfections. She can make a perfect print but she loves to play with the emulsion and add abstraction.”

How 4 Photographers Are Redefining Their Medium's Limits

How 4 Photographers Are Redefining Their Medium's Limits

AnOther Magazine, featuring Sebastiaan Bremer

26 January 2017

Dutch artist Sebastiaan Bremer first started out recreating his own photographs with paint. In 1998, he attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, where he trialled his now [signature] style of drawing on photographs. Part of a wider series, this piece originates from a box of negatives Sebastiaan discovered featuring images of his parents and siblings on holiday in the Alps in 1973. (He had been too young to go.) “It is hard to make profound remarks about happiness for some reason,” he says, reflecting on his practice. “Perhaps it’s related to what is said about how hard it is to make a good comedy film; it’s easier to faithfully depict drama. For me it is, anyway.”

Vera Lutter in The New York Times

Vera Lutter in The New York Times

Artist to Photograph Doomed Structures at Los Angeles County Museum

24 January 2017

Since 2013, critics have publicly debated the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s plans for a $600 million campus redesign by Peter Zumthor that requires razing three deteriorating 1965 buildings designed by William Pereira and a 1986 addition by Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates. While many, including Christopher Hawthorne, the architecture Critic for The Los Angeles Times, generally support the Zumthor plan, some favor renovation of the existing buildings or have voiced their emotional attachment to the old structures.

“There’s this real sense of nostalgia for place, even if the place doesn’t function anymore,” said the museum’s director, Michael Govan. Rather than sweeping such sentiments under the rug as he stewards the campus overhaul, Mr. Govan has commissioned the artist Vera Lutter “to confront these sites that have meaning and preserve them through her work.”

Abelardo Morell on CBS Sunday Morning

Abelardo Morell on CBS Sunday Morning

The Visual Delights of Camera Obscura

22 January 2017

By utilizing a basic principle of optics once used by Renaissance artists like Canaletto and Vermeer, photographer Abelardo Morell builds a "camera obscura" with which to capture landscapes and architectural wonders. Serena Altschul reports on how Morell's fascinating photographs really bring the outside in.

 

French Embassy on Valérie Belin's Exhibition + Book Signing

French Embassy on Valérie Belin's Exhibition + Book Signing

19 January 2017

Valérie Belin will present her newest series, "All Star" at Edwynn Houk Gallery. The exhibition of eleven large-scale color photographs will be on view January 19 - March 4, 2017.

In conjuction with the show, Valérie Belin will be in conversation with Quentin Bajac, at  Albertine bookstore on February, 28th at 7pm. Quentin Bajac is the Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz Chief Curator of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. They will discuss Belin’s new book, Valerie Belin(Damiani, 288 pages, $55) which surveys her stunning series from Magicians, Bouquets and Lido to Brides, Bob, and Black Eyed Susan and continuing up to recent work including Super Models and All Stars. The conversation will be followed by a book signing.

Behind The Scenes: Abelardo Morell

Behind The Scenes: Abelardo Morell

The creation of a Tent-Camera Image

Capturing images of the Golden Gate Bridge with his tent camera — a portable form of camera obscura — photographer Abelardo Morell talks about craft, invention, and the mysteries of photography.

Abelardo Morell and the Magic of Camera Obscura

Abelardo Morell and the Magic of Camera Obscura

Courtesy of SF MoMA

Artist Abelardo Morell reimagines scenery by turning entire rooms into camera obscuras — effectively merging interior and exterior spaces — and then photographing the results. He discusses how he developed this peculiar practice over time, and how he has found fulfillment infusing everyday environments with new enchantment.

Mona Kuhn and The Billboard Collective

Mona Kuhn and The Billboard Collective

Mona Kuhn Curates The 2016 Billboard Creative Show

Billboards dominate the landscape of Los Angeles. A vast sea of signs greets commuters each day with an onslaught of commercial messaging. The Billboard Creative offers an alternative: art replacing advertising, for an entire month, at some of the busiest intersections throughout Los Angeles.

Elinor Carucci on Time

Elinor Carucci on Time

Elinor Carucci's Take on the Humanity of Photography

21 November 2016

We asked Israeli-American photographer Elinor Carucci, whose book, Mother, chronicled her pregnancy and her relationship with her twins, to delve into the power of photography.

A faculty member of the graduate program at the School of Visual Arts with work held in permanent collections of museums across the world, Carucci says she’s looking for universality in her own work. “I am looking to go deeper,” she tells TIME. “Beyond the façade of what we see into I guess the core of who we are.”

Mona Kuhn on AnOther

Mona Kuhn on AnOther

15 November 2016

Several photographers presented large-scale scenes that opened a window into their own dreams. Their photographs played with the logical assumption that an image must depict the real, and instead provided the viewer with an escape from reality. Los Angeles-based photographer Mona Kuhn showed several colourful images featuring models enjoying a classical, Dionysian garden scene, as though taken from a dream.

Valérie Belin Book Signing

Valérie Belin Book Signing

Paris Photo

11 November 2016

Valérie Belin book signing at Paris Photo 2016, Grand Palais, Damiani booth, H09. 

Lillian Bassman in The New York Times

Lillian Bassman in The New York Times

Stunning, Rare Images Collected by a Fashion-World Force

10 November 2016

As a longtime editor and the creator of 10 Corso Como, Milan’s high-end retail and dining complex, Carla Sozzani is a well-known figure in the fashion world; and as the founder of the gallery there that bears her name, she’s been a longtime force in the art world as well. What many don’t know is that she is also a passionate collector of photography. For more than 40 years, she has built a collection of over 650 works, mostly in black and white, representing more than 70 artists from the 19th century to today: big names like Helmut Newton, Alfred Stieglitz, August Sanders and Irving Penn, but also lesser-known photographers like Xanti Schawinsky, an experimental artist from the 1920s.

Herb Ritts at Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris

Herb Ritts at Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris

En Pleine Lumière

7 September - 30 October 2016

Images of Herb Ritts is a miracle of lightness and harmony, the representation of a rare balance, not to hold, but that prints forever on photo paper and passes through the careful mix of natural elements, the exaltation of the body, evidence of light on their faces. Walking through one after the other photos of Ritts, we see the world not as it appears, but as we would like, offering only perfect day, blue skies, smooth bodies and faces heedless. Found in all his photographs natural elements which fed his gaze - the wind, the light and the land of California, the horizon of sight, the immense spaces - as well as the bodies of male and female models, their eyes , their clothes. The result is a rare and valuable combination of these ingredients and his photographic work a measured set of spontaneity and composition, glamor and immediacy, sophisticated poses and pure fun.

Danny Lyon on Crave

Danny Lyon on Crave

Photographer Danny Lyon’s “Journey” is an Epic History of Modern Life

27 September 2016

Empathy is both an emotional response, as well as a cognitive one. We can both feel what another experiences, as well as perceive it through rational thought. To be empathetic is a challenge some refuse to accept, but for those willing to open themselves, it is a two-fold process. First there is simply the ability to understand that which is not our own, and to refrain from manipulations that would adulterate its truth. 
 

Nick Brandt on Vimeo

Nick Brandt on Vimeo

Inherit The Dust: Behind The Scenes

7 September 2016

Made, written and narrated by photographer Nick Brandt, he tells the story of the production of the photo series, Inherit the Dust.
The second of two videos written and narrated by Nick Brandt about Inherit the Dust. 
Produced by Fotografiska Museum, Stockholm, who held a major exhibition of Inherit The Dust May-September 2016.
Buy the large format book of the series, "Inherit The Dust", on Amazon.

 

Nick Brandt on Vimeo

Nick Brandt on Vimeo

Inherit The Dust: The Concept

7 September 2016

Made, written and narrated by photographer Nick Brandt, he tells the story of the concept behind the photo series, Inherit the Dust.
The first of two videos written and narrated by Nick Brandt about Inherit the Dust. 
Produced by Fotografiska Museum, Stockholm, who held a major exhibition of Inherit The Dust May-September 2016.
Buy the large format book of the series, "Inherit The Dust", on Amazon.

 

Lynn Davis in Billionaire

Lynn Davis in Billionaire

The Iceberg Photographs of Lynn Davis, By Clara Le Fort

3 August 2016

While travelling to Ilulissat, a small town on the edge of Disko Bay in Greenland, her career hit a turning point when she discovered icebergs. For 30 years she would return, tracking and studying their changing shapes. Monumental, Davis’s icebergs seem to drift away on the gelatin silver prints. Their shape long vanished; their suggestive carvings long gone. She asks herself: “What is so special about these icebergs? What causes loss of self in these creatures?”

 

Danny Lyon at The Whitney reviewed by Collector Daily

Danny Lyon at The Whitney reviewed by Collector Daily

Danny Lyon: Message to the Future @ Whitney | In Museums

27 July 2016

Covering six decades of artistic output, Danny Lyon’s first full retrospective provides an inclusively robust cross section of his work as a photographer, filmmaker, and writer, so much so that it opens the door to a wholesale re-evaluation of his long career. What it shows us is that the first decade of Lyon’s career (from roughly the early 1960s to the early 1970s) burned with an astonishingly incandescent brightness that few have matched before or since. In that one ten year span, Lyon delivered no less than four stand alone lightning strike projects of durable significance, along with several other in-between efforts of overlooked merit. Seeing that consistent intensity of engagement clearly laid out in a series of well-edited adjacent rooms is immensely impressive.

 

Danny Lyon in The New Yorker

Danny Lyon in The New Yorker

Outside Edge | A documentary photographer with a social conscience, at the Whitney

4 July 2016

Danny Lyon’s career would make a great bio-pic. The New York City photographer, who, at seventy-four, is the subject of the Whitney’s terrific survey “Message to the Future,” has led an improbably adventurous life, beginning with his involvement in the civil-rights movement...

Lillian Bassman in The Wall Street Journal

Lillian Bassman in The Wall Street Journal

Gravity Defiers, Fashion Mavens and Shape Shifters: Lillian Bassman in this week's On Photography

24 June 2016

Lillian Bassman (1917-2012) began her career in fashion photography assisting the great Harper’s Bazaar art director Alexey Brodovitch. She was an accomplished darkroom technician who honed her skills on her lunch hours developing images for George Hoyningen-Huene, using bleach and selective focus to manipulate the prints. In 1946 she began taking her own photographs, and in 1947 Harper’s published Bassman’s first picture... 

 

Danny Lyon on the BBC

Danny Lyon on the BBC

The photojournalist who became an 'outlaw'

21 June 2016

Over the course of half a century, the photographer, writer and filmmaker Danny Lyon has documented the civil rights movement, outlaw motorcycle gangs and the harsh Texas prison system.

 

Danny Lyon in American Photo

Danny Lyon in American Photo

Danny Lyon's First Major Retrospective Opens at The Whitney

17 June 2016

Message to the Future brings together vintage prints and never–before-seen films from the artist’s collection

Danny Lyon: Message to the Future, which opens at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York this weekend, collects 175 pictures, vintage work prints, never-before-seen films and ephemera from Lyon’s archives to take an in-depth look at his work as an immersive documentary storyteller who is just as engaged in writing, filmmaking and collage as is he in photography.

Danny Lyon in The New York Times

Danny Lyon in The New York Times

Art & Design | Art Review | Danny Lyon’s Camera Seeks Truth in Marginalized Lives

16 June 2016

Art and life are never entirely separate, but different artists lean more toward one than the other for inspiration. For the photographer Danny Lyon, the world of live humans has been the bigger draw. “You put a camera in my hand,” he once said, “I want to get close to people. Not just physically close, emotionally close; all of it.”

Stephen Shore Retrospective at Huis Marseille Museum

Stephen Shore Retrospective at Huis Marseille Museum

10 June - 4 September 2016

The work of the American photographer Stephen Shore (b. 1947, New York City) has shaped contemporary photography and inspired generations of photographers. He has never stopped exploring the boudaries of photography, and has selected subjects that were not seen as obviously photogenic. He has effortlessly switched back and forth between black and white and colour, and has experimented with a wide variety of cameras and every possible format. This exhibition covers the period 1960-2016 and shows important turning points in his career.

 

Elliott Erwitt Retrospective

Elliott Erwitt Retrospective

Fort Bard Association and Magnum Photos Paris

08 June 2016

From 11 June to 13 November 2016 the Forte hosts the exhibition Elliott Erwitt - Retrospective. Made by the Fort Bard Association in collaboration with Magnum Photos Paris, the show presents world premiere a new retrospective project of the immense work by Elliott Erwitt, one of the great protagonists of photography of our time.

Mona Kuhn Interview in Yet Magazine

Mona Kuhn Interview in Yet Magazine

The human body through Mona Kuhn's visual poetry

31 May 2016

Mona Kuhn is best known for her large-scale, dream-like photographs of the human form. Her work often reference classical themes with a light and insightful touch. Kuhn’s approach to her photography is unusual in that she usually develops close relationships with her subjects, resulting in images of remarkable naturalness and intimacy, and creating the effect of people naked but comfortable in their own skin. She has recently been the judge of The Human Bodytheme for Life Framer.

Lillian Bassman in W Magazine

Lillian Bassman in W Magazine

Fashion Photography with Lillian Bassman

31 May 2016

As the art director of Junior Bazaar, a short-lived Harper's Bazaar spin-off, Lillian Bassman spent the early 40's working with photography greats like Robert Frank and Richard Avedon. Then she decided to pick up the camera herself. Soon, it was Bassman's own images appearing in the pages of Bazaar—carefully blurred, fashion-focused silhouettes that John Galliano once described as possessed of "painterly strokes of light." Though she did lose a bit of fire at one point—Bassman destroyed decades' worth of prints and negatives in the 70's, even debating abandoning the medium—she stuck with her instantly recognizable black-and-white photography, shooting Galliano's designs up into the 90's, even toying around with digital before she died in 2012. Take a look back at her career through some her most memorable pictures, up now at New York's Edwynn Houk Gallery through July 8th, here.

Nick Brandt in L'Oeil de la Photographie

Nick Brandt in L'Oeil de la Photographie

Nick Brandt: Inherit the Dust at Stockholm, Berlin and Paris

25 May 2016

Many of Nick Brandt‘s photographs of African wildlife look like studio portraits, a Richard Avedon perhaps.  But they are not, they were taken in situ on African land with a patience born of love, and without a telephoto lens.  He used a Pentax 67 ll to photograph the animals and a Mamiya RZ67 Pro II for the onsite images in this series. There is no doubt that his photographs are, in his words, “achieved by one not so simple thing:  getting very, very close to the animals.”  His photos are exquisite depictions of animals and a way of life we may be on the brink of losing...

Sally Mann Interview with Indy Week

Sally Mann Interview with Indy Week

Family, Death, and Southern Exposure in Photographer Sally Mann’s Hold Still

18 May 2016

Internationally renowned photoggrapher Sally Mann stays close to home. Since the early 1980s, Mann has used her farm near Lexington, Virginia, as a home base for taking photographs and painstakingly developing negatives by hand. When the intimate photographs of her children in 1992's Immediate Family brought her a notoriety she didn't expect, Mann didn't give in. Nearly twenty-five years later, she continues to confront themes as knotty as they are universal: the bodies of children and of the dead, the South and its legacy of violence and racial discrimination. In her memoir, Hold Still, which she brings to the Triangle this week, Mann uses her family history to excavate her personality, work ethic, and obsession with photography's ability to stop time and reveal the timeless.

Lillian Bassman in L'Oeil de la Photographie

Lillian Bassman in L'Oeil de la Photographie

Exhibition review

15 May 2016

Edwynn Houk Gallery presents its exclusive representation of the Estate of Lillian Bassman and its first exhibition of the artist’s photographs. The show will feature more than 30 photographs tracing the legendary fashion photographer’s stylistic development from early vintage prints to her reinterpreted prints made in the 1990s.

Lillian Bassman in American Photo

Lillian Bassman in American Photo

Lillian Bassman's Abstract, Re-Imagined Fashion Photography | A fresh look at fashion imagery that was ahead of its time

11 May 2016

In the early 1970s, after decades as a successful fashion photographer, Lillian Bassman got fed up. Disillusioned by the direction that commercial fashion imagery was headed, she stopped taking assignments and even destroyed most of her negatives and prints—which now seems like a bizarre act of a mad artist.

Nick Brandt on BBC News

Nick Brandt on BBC News

Inherit the Dust: Photographing 'the ghosts' of animals

10 May 2016

British photographer Nick Brandt has been making intimate portraits of East African animals for close to two decades. In that time, many of the places he works have been transformed by rapid development, and the environmental devastation that often comes with it. Now, in a new book and series of international exhibitions is called Inherit the Dust, Brandt attempts to show what habitat destruction looks like by placing giant portraits of animals in landscapes where they used to roam.

Elinor Carucci in TIME

Elinor Carucci in TIME

Mother’s Day: The Photographs that Moved Them Most Paul Moakley

6 May 2016

TIME asked 12 photographers who’ve dedicated themselves to making extensive work about their families to reflect on their experiences with their mothers—and to describe which of their own photographs moved them most.

Lillian Bassman in Women's Wear Daily

Lillian Bassman in Women's Wear Daily

Lillian Bassman’s Photography to Be Showcased at Edwynn Houk Gallery

6 May 2016

IN ANOTHER LIGHT: The artistically haunting fashion photography of Lillian Bassman will be spotlighted at the Edwynn Houk Gallery in a new exhibition that opens May 12.

Lalla Essaydi in The Washington Post

Lalla Essaydi in The Washington Post

5 striking photographs that challenge stereotypes of Arab and Iranian women

22 April 2016

Of all the assumptions about the Arab world, “maybe the most insulting is the idea that women from our region are oppressed, and therefore weak, backwards and cannot think for themselves,” Yemeni photographer Boushra Almutawakel says. “Yes, there are cases of oppression for sure, yet in spite of it all I feel women from our part of the world are strong and resilient, and we are intelligent, and can speak for ourselves.” Ten of Almutawakel’s works — among them a series of portraits of a mother, her young daughter and her daughter’s doll increasingly veiled until they fade into the black background — appear as part of the National Museum of Women in the Arts’ newest exhibition, “She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World.” Running through the end of July, the show features 83 photographs and one video installation by a dozen contemporary female artists, each exploring stereotypes in her own way.

Gail Albert Halaban in The Bubble

Gail Albert Halaban in The Bubble

Window Watching: Gail Albert Halaban Photographs Porteños Private Lives

16 April 2016

Peering over the edge of an ornate building lining the Avenida de Mayo, Gail Albert Halaban trains her lens on the window of the opposite building. Below her, one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares pulses with commuters in motion, cars honk in the late afternoon swell, yet with the orange haze of dusk setting in behind her, the photographer snaps her subject with silent conviction.

Edwynn Houk Gallery at AIPAD featured in The New York Times

Edwynn Houk Gallery at AIPAD featured in The New York Times

ART & DESIGN | ART REVIEW | ‘The Photography Show Presented by Aipad’ at the Armory

14 April 2016

If instead of looking for bargains (lots of luck) you are hunting for surprises, there are other lessons to be picked up amid the wide-ranging array of high-priced work for sale. At Edwynn Houk, the importance of scale is emphasized. In “Underpass With Elephants (Lean Back, Your Life Is on Track),” shot last year, the English photographer Nick Brandt hung a life-size print of his portrait of elephants from a highway overpass in Nairobi, under which homeless glue sniffers congregate. 

Nick Brandt in The Guardian

Nick Brandt in The Guardian

Inherit the Dust Slideshow

5 April 2016

Nick Brandt built lifesized panels depicting Africa’s great creatures and placed them in scenes where they used to roam. The resulting photographs serve as a potent reminder of what poaching, habitat loss and climate change put at stake.

Sebastiaan Bremer in Art in Print

Sebastiaan Bremer in Art in Print

Global Journal of Prints and Ideas, Volume 5, Number 6

March - April 2016

New York–based Dutch artist Sebastiaan Bremer mines extant images for his photographic alterations; his sources are usually personal, but he also looks for images that carry wider cultural implications. He is interested in how we consume images: what does a photographic image signify? Which archetypes does it represent and what personal meanings does it carry? In an effort to bring forth latent associations, Bremer makes free-associative changes to his found photographs—either adding or subtracting, or both.

Nick Brandt Book in American Photo

Nick Brandt Book in American Photo

Best New Photography Books: Spring 2016 | Our favorite new coffee table books to add to your collection

29 March 2016

Inherit the Dust, by Nick Brandt | Edwynn Houk Editions, $65

Nick Brandt’s latest work is both gorgeous and disturbing: He applies his stately animal portraiture to a potent caveat about the Earth’s fate. Brandt returns to East Africa, where he’s photographed his trilogy of wildlife-imagery projects in recent years. This time around, he places life-sized panels of great and endangered species—elephants, rhinos, zebras, lions, apes—in locales where the animals once roamed, which are now littered with detritus from factories, dumpsites, quarries, overpasses and other man-made intrusions. 

Nick Brandt in Mother Jones

Nick Brandt in Mother Jones

Sublime Photos of African Wildlife Roaming Their Lost Habitat

As an ardent conservationist, photographer Nick Brandt's early work showing the majesty of the large animals that once ruled East Africa wasn't enough. Brandt created three gorgeous photo books focused on African animals in danger of extinction: On This Earth (2005), A Shadow Falls (2009) and Across the Ravaged Land (2013). As a result of that work, what he saw, and what he learned, in 2010 he created the Big Life Foundation with conservationist Richard Bonham. Big Life protects more than 2 million acres of the Amboseli-Tsavo-Kilimanjaro ecosystem in East Africa.

Nick Brandt in American Photo

Nick Brandt in American Photo

Animal Habitats in Life-Sized Urban Panoramas

Nick Brandt’s new photographic work, Inherit the Dust, is his visual cry of anguish about the looming apocalypse for animals habitats in Africa. If the killing of animals continues at its current pace, the elephants, rhinos, lions and cheetahs will all but disappear in 10 years. “I am embarrassed to use this phrase because it’s so corny and clichéd, but I want to make the world a better place,” he says.

Nick Brandt in Vanity Fair

Nick Brandt in Vanity Fair

Haunting Photos of Endangered Animals in Their Ruined Habitats

Nick Brandt in The New Yorker

Nick Brandt in The New Yorker

To read the article, please visit The New Yorker

Nick Brandt in Slate

Nick Brandt in Slate

Inherit the Dust interview

9 March 2016

The animals in Nick Brandt’s book, Inherit the Dust, which Edwynn Houk Editions published in March, couldn’t look more out of place among the quarries, underpasses, and man-made wastelands where they’ve been photographed. But not too long ago, before they were driven out by humans, those places were their natural habitats. The contrast he draws is striking—both an elegy and an accusingly pointed finger.

Nick Brandt in The Wall Street Journal

Nick Brandt in The Wall Street Journal

To read the article, please visit The Wall Street Journal

Nick Brandt on Paris Photo

Nick Brandt on Paris Photo

To read the article, please visit Paris Photo

Nick Brandt in The LA Times

Nick Brandt in The LA Times

February 18, 2016

To read the article, please visit LA Times

Sally Mann awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction

Sally Mann awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction

January 11, 2016

Sally Mann receives the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction for her book "Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs," published by Little, Brown, and Company, Hachette Book Group.

Mona Kuhn interviewed for Musée Magazine

Mona Kuhn interviewed for Musée Magazine

January 6, 2016

Mona Kuhn discusses her recent project with The Billboard Creative with Kelly Korzun for Musée Magazine

Elinor Carucci "Mother"

Elinor Carucci "Mother"

January 2, 2016

Elinor Carucci discusses her monograph Mother with Juliana Halpert for Stories by Daylight

Elinor Carucci featured on American Illusion - American Photography

Elinor Carucci featured on American Illusion - American Photography

December 23, 2015

Elinor Carucci discusses her work in advance of her upcoming retrospective exhibition at Musrara, The Naggar School of Art in Jerusalem opening January 1, 2016.

Sebastiaan Bremer's To Joy

Sebastiaan Bremer's To Joy

December 22, 2015

Sebastiaan Bremer's new monograph To Joy is now available through Frame Publishers!

Danny Lyon retrospective at the Whitney Museum announced

Danny Lyon retrospective at the Whitney Museum announced

Message to the Future, 17 June – 25 September 2016

Danny Lyon's upcoming retrospective at the Whitney Museum will open June 17th, 2016.

Valérie Belin at Art Basel Miami Beach

Valérie Belin at Art Basel Miami Beach

Valérie Belin's work Electra from the series Super Models is featured on the cover of Art Basel Miami Beach Magazine!

Valérie Belin in Art Forum

Valérie Belin in Art Forum

November 13, 2015

Valérie Belin in The Guardian

Valérie Belin in The Guardian

November 13, 2015

Valérie Belin in TIME Magazine

Valérie Belin in TIME Magazine

November 13, 2015

Valérie Belin in The New York Times

Valérie Belin in The New York Times

November 13, 2015

Valérie Belin wins Sixth Annual Prix Pictet Award in Photography and Sustainability

Valérie Belin wins Sixth Annual Prix Pictet Award in Photography and Sustainability

November 13, 2015

Paris Photo's 2015 Announcement Features Michael Eastman Photograph

Paris Photo's 2015 Announcement Features Michael Eastman Photograph

"Deco Stairwell, Havana," 2010 is fair announcement image

1 November 2015

PARIS PHOTO 2015

At the heart of the fair are 147 international galleries who bring to light the greatest talents in photography. 

Danny Lyon in The New Yorker

Danny Lyon in The New Yorker

October 14, 2015

Danny Lyon in Slate

Danny Lyon in Slate

October 13, 2015

Danny Lyon in The Wall Street Journal

Danny Lyon in The Wall Street Journal

October 2, 2015

Danny Lyon in The New Yorker

Danny Lyon in The New Yorker

September 16, 2015

Danny Lyon in Musée Magazine

Danny Lyon in Musée Magazine

September 15, 2015

Phaidon on Danny Lyon's Conversations with the Dead

Phaidon on Danny Lyon's Conversations with the Dead

September 8, 2015

Danny Lyon in The New York Times

Danny Lyon in The New York Times

Sunday Book Review

September 6, 2015

Danny Lyon to be honored at The Lucie Awards

Danny Lyon to be honored at The Lucie Awards

July 21, 2015

Valérie Belin shortlisted for sixth Prix Pictet

Valérie Belin shortlisted for sixth Prix Pictet

July 14, 2015

Sally Mann in Vogue

Sally Mann in Vogue

June 1, 2015

Gail Albert-Halaban reviewed in Slate

Gail Albert-Halaban reviewed in Slate

June 26, 2015

Gail Albert-Halaban in The Washington Post

Gail Albert-Halaban in The Washington Post

June 11, 2015

Sally Mann's memoir, Hold Still, reviewed in the LA Times

Sally Mann's memoir, Hold Still, reviewed in the LA Times

Abelardo Morell in The Boston Globe

Abelardo Morell in The Boston Globe

May 26, 2015

Gail Albert-Halaban in T Magazine

Gail Albert-Halaban in T Magazine

May 26, 2015

Sally Mann's history – The New York Times

Sally Mann's history – The New York Times

May 15, 2015

The Modern Eye reviewed by Collector Daily

The Modern Eye reviewed by Collector Daily

May 15, 2015

Gail Albert-Halaban in The Huffington Post

Gail Albert-Halaban in The Huffington Post

May 7, 2015

Sally Mann's "Hold Still" reviewed by Francine Prose for The New York Times

Sally Mann's "Hold Still" reviewed by Francine Prose for The New York Times

May 7, 2015

Sally Mann's memoir Hold Still The New York Times

Sally Mann's memoir Hold Still The New York Times

Book review

May 6, 2015

There aren’t many important memoirs by American photographers. I wish especially that, along with Robert Frank and Diane Arbus, Walker Evans had left one behind. How good was Evans’s prose? He once described James Agee’s sartorial style as “knowingly comical inverted dandyism.” He added: “wind, rain, work and mockery were his tailors.”

I held Evans’s writing in mind while reading “Hold Still,” the photographer Sally Mann’s weird, intense and uncommonly beautiful new memoir. Ms. Mann has got Evans’s gift for fine and offbeat declaration. She’s also led a big Southern-bohemian life, rich with incident. Or maybe it only seems rich with incident because of an old maxim that still holds: Stories happen only to people who can tell them.

Arno Raphael Minkkinen in Time Lightbox

Arno Raphael Minkkinen in Time Lightbox

May 6, 2015

Abelardo Morell in The Boston Globe

Abelardo Morell in The Boston Globe

May 6, 2015

Sally Mann in The New York Times Magazine

Sally Mann in The New York Times Magazine

The artist reflects on her family, art, and career

16 April 2015

In September 1992, I published my third book of photographs, “Immediate Family.” The book contained 60 photographs from a decade-­long series of more than 200 pictures of my children, Emmett, Jessie and Virginia, who were about 6, 4 and 1 when I started the project. The photographs show them going about their lives, sometimes without clothing, on our farm tucked into the Virginia hills. For miles in all directions, there was not a breathing soul. When we were on the farm, we were isolated, not just by geography but by the primitive living conditions: no electricity, no running water and, of course, no computer, no phone. Out of a conviction that my lens should remain open to the full scope of their childhood, and with the willing, creative participation of everyone involved, I photographed their triumphs, confusion, harmony and isolation, as well as the hardships that tend to befall children — bruises, vomit, bloody noses, wet beds — all of it.

Michael Eastman in Musée Magazine

Michael Eastman in Musée Magazine

February 27, 2015

Lalla Essaydi in The Huffington Post

Lalla Essaydi in The Huffington Post

February 13, 2015

Mona Kuhn talks with Elizabeth Avedon for L'Oeil de la Photographie

Mona Kuhn talks with Elizabeth Avedon for L'Oeil de la Photographie

February 12, 2015

Mona Kuhn in Issue Magazine

Mona Kuhn in Issue Magazine

February 12, 2015

Mona Kuhn book signing at Arcana

Mona Kuhn book signing at Arcana

February 10, 2015

Valérie Belin in The Mayfair Magazine, Mandarin Edition

Valérie Belin in The Mayfair Magazine, Mandarin Edition

February 1, 2015

Danny Lyon in Daily Mail

Danny Lyon in Daily Mail

December 20, 2014

ABC News on Danny Lyon's vintage photos of subway riders

ABC News on Danny Lyon's vintage photos of subway riders

December 18, 2014

Danny Lyon in Paper Magazine

Danny Lyon in Paper Magazine

December 17, 2014

Abelardo Morell in Juxtapoz Magazine

Abelardo Morell in Juxtapoz Magazine

December 11, 2014

The MTA displays Danny Lyon photographs at Atlantic Ave - Barclays Center station in Brooklyn

The MTA displays Danny Lyon photographs at Atlantic Ave - Barclays Center station in Brooklyn

December 9, 2014

Collector Daily on Abelardo Morell

Collector Daily on Abelardo Morell

December 5, 2014

L'Oeil de la Photographie on Abelardo Morell

L'Oeil de la Photographie on Abelardo Morell

December 3, 2014

Abelardo Morell in The Wall Street Journal

Abelardo Morell in The Wall Street Journal

December 2, 2014

Interview with Arno Rafael Minkkinen

Interview with Arno Rafael Minkkinen

"Art is Risk Made Visible"

30 November 2014

Arno Rafael Minkkinen has been making amazing, mind-bending photographic self portraits for more than 40 years. Always black and white. Always film. Almost always nude and in nature, with only a small portion of his body exposed. His photographs often look physically impossible, yet each is real, made with one exposure in the camera, with no retouching.

The Wall Street Journal on Paris Photo

The Wall Street Journal on Paris Photo

Featuring work by Gail Albert-Halaban

November 14, 2014

Gail Albert-Halaban in Hyperallergic

Gail Albert-Halaban in Hyperallergic

November 11, 2014

Abelardo Morell in Musée Magazine

Abelardo Morell in Musée Magazine

October 30, 2014

Mona Kuhn in Aesthetica Magazine

Mona Kuhn in Aesthetica Magazine

October 10, 2014

Lalla Essaydi in the New York Post

Lalla Essaydi in the New York Post

October 10, 2014

Musee Magazine covers the opening of Mona Kuhn: Acido Dorado

Musee Magazine covers the opening of Mona Kuhn: Acido Dorado

Mona Kuhn Interview with LA Review of Books

Mona Kuhn Interview with LA Review of Books

September 10, 2014

Cathleen Naundorf in Alto

Cathleen Naundorf in Alto

September 5, 2014

Lalla Essaydi featured on CNN

Lalla Essaydi featured on CNN

July 14, 2014

Aesthetica Magazine on Danny Lyon's Bikeriders

Aesthetica Magazine on Danny Lyon's Bikeriders

June 24, 2014

Vik Muniz at Galerie Edwynn Houk featured in Financial Times

Vik Muniz at Galerie Edwynn Houk featured in Financial Times

June 21, 2014

Danny Lyon in BBC News

Danny Lyon in BBC News

June 19, 2014

Mona Kuhn in The Huffington Post

Mona Kuhn in The Huffington Post

June 12, 2014

Elinor Carucci interviewed for Creem Magazine

Elinor Carucci interviewed for Creem Magazine

June 7, 2014

L'Oeil de la Photographie on Danny Lyon and The Seventh Dog

L'Oeil de la Photographie on Danny Lyon and The Seventh Dog

June 6, 2014

Lalla Essaydi on The Wall Street Journal Blog

Lalla Essaydi on The Wall Street Journal Blog

June 3, 2014

Valérie Belin in The Mayfair Magazine

Valérie Belin in The Mayfair Magazine

June 1, 2014

Danny Lyon in PDN Photo of the Day

Danny Lyon in PDN Photo of the Day

May 30, 2014

Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood, featuring work by Elinor Carucci, reviewed in the Chicago Tribune

Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood, featuring work by Elinor Carucci, reviewed in the Chicago Tribune

May 10, 2014

Gail Albert Halaban's Paris views in New York Magazine

Gail Albert Halaban's Paris views in New York Magazine

May 10, 2014

Elinor Carucci in Collector Daily

Elinor Carucci in Collector Daily

April 30, 2014

The Chicago Reader on Danny Lyon's Bikeriders as book approaches reissue

The Chicago Reader on Danny Lyon's Bikeriders as book approaches reissue

April 24, 2014

Abelardo Morell in conversation with Peter Essick for Nat Geo

Abelardo Morell in conversation with Peter Essick for Nat Geo

April 23, 2014

Danny Lyon in The Guardian

Danny Lyon in The Guardian

April 22, 2014

Abelardo Morell exhibition at The Fabric Workshop and Museum

Abelardo Morell exhibition at The Fabric Workshop and Museum

April 18, 2014

Phaidon on Danny Lyon and Occupy

Phaidon on Danny Lyon and Occupy

April 17, 2014

Elinor Carucci in The New Yorker

Elinor Carucci in The New Yorker

April 15, 2014

The Wall Street Journal reviews Elinor Carucci's exhibition, Mother

The Wall Street Journal reviews Elinor Carucci's exhibition, Mother

April 5, 2014

Phaidon discusses Danny Lyon's career and his upcoming publication, The Seventh Dog

Phaidon discusses Danny Lyon's career and his upcoming publication, The Seventh Dog

April 2, 2014

Elinor Carucci in The Times of Israel

Elinor Carucci in The Times of Israel

April 2, 2014

Danny Lyon's new book, The Seventh Dog makes TIME Lightbox's list of best Spring and Summer photobooks

Danny Lyon's new book, The Seventh Dog makes TIME Lightbox's list of best Spring and Summer photobooks

April 2, 2014

Nadav Kander featured in The New Yorker

Nadav Kander featured in The New Yorker

March 22, 2014

Chen Jiagang in Financial Times

Chen Jiagang in Financial Times

March 22, 2014

Wall Street International on Elinor Carucci's upcoming exhibition

Wall Street International on Elinor Carucci's upcoming exhibition

March 14, 2014

Abelardo Morell in LA Observed

Abelardo Morell in LA Observed

March 13, 2014

Herb Ritts in Wall Street International

Herb Ritts in Wall Street International

March 12, 2014

Blumenfeld exhibition featured in Schweizer Illustrierte

Blumenfeld exhibition featured in Schweizer Illustrierte

March 11, 2014

Abelardo Morell in Artillery

Abelardo Morell in Artillery

March 5, 2014

Arts Atlanta reviews Abelardo Morell's "The Universe Next Door" at the High Museum

Arts Atlanta reviews Abelardo Morell's "The Universe Next Door" at the High Museum

February 27, 2014

Elinor Carucci Artist Talk at Aperture

Elinor Carucci Artist Talk at Aperture

February 21, 2014

Abelardo Morell part of Ivorypress photographic project

Abelardo Morell part of Ivorypress photographic project

February 15, 2014

Elinor Carucci on MSNBC

Elinor Carucci on MSNBC

February 14, 2014

Lalla Essaydi in San Francisco Weekly

Lalla Essaydi in San Francisco Weekly

February 14, 2014

Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre in The Guardian

Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre in The Guardian

Erwin Blumenfeld in Weltwoche

Erwin Blumenfeld in Weltwoche

February 8, 2014

The New Yorker looks back on Robert Polidori's images of Havana

The New Yorker looks back on Robert Polidori's images of Havana

February 5, 2014

Abelardo Morell featured in, and on the cover, of European Photography

Abelardo Morell featured in, and on the cover, of European Photography

February 1, 2014

The New York Times' LENS blog reflects on Danny Lyon's career during Civil Rights Movement

The New York Times' LENS blog reflects on Danny Lyon's career during Civil Rights Movement

January 21, 2014

Danny Lyon headlines 2014 National Geographic Photography Seminar

Danny Lyon headlines 2014 National Geographic Photography Seminar

January 15, 2014

Elinor Carucci in Hyperallergic

Elinor Carucci in Hyperallergic

January 14, 2014

Valérie Belin's work displayed in 21c Museum Hotel

Valérie Belin's work displayed in 21c Museum Hotel

January 10, 2013

Danny Lyon reflects on 2013 in an interview with Phaidon

Danny Lyon reflects on 2013 in an interview with Phaidon

January 3, 2013

Lalla Essaydi at MFA Boston in The New York Times

Lalla Essaydi at MFA Boston in The New York Times

January 2, 2014

Mother by Elinor Carucci makes The New York Times' top ten photo books of 2013

Mother by Elinor Carucci makes The New York Times' top ten photo books of 2013

December 20, 2013

Elliott Erwitt on PDN's Photography Blog

Elliott Erwitt on PDN's Photography Blog

December 18, 2013

Danny Lyon in Phaidon News

Danny Lyon in Phaidon News

December 18, 2013

Elliott Erwitt in The Wall Street Journal

Elliott Erwitt in The Wall Street Journal

December 14, 2013

Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre in The New York Times

Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre in The New York Times

December 4, 2013

Sebastiaan Bremer in Art News

Sebastiaan Bremer in Art News

November 21, 2013

Abelardo Morell a standout at Paris Photo 2013

Abelardo Morell a standout at Paris Photo 2013

November 20, 2013

Edwynn Houk Gallery at Paris Photo 2013

Edwynn Houk Gallery at Paris Photo 2013

November 15, 2013

LA Times on Elinor Carucci's 'Mother'

LA Times on Elinor Carucci's 'Mother'

November 13, 2013

Elinor Carucci interviewed by Lilith Magazine

Elinor Carucci interviewed by Lilith Magazine

November 12, 2013

Elliott Erwitt in The Telegraph

Elliott Erwitt in The Telegraph

November 1, 2013

Photograph Magazine on Sebastiaan Bremer

Photograph Magazine on Sebastiaan Bremer

October 25, 2013

Danny Lyon on The New Yorker's blog

Danny Lyon on The New Yorker's blog

October 24, 2013

Elliott Erwitt in Vanity Fair

Elliott Erwitt in Vanity Fair

October 24, 2013

Lalla Essaydi at the Baku Museum of Modern Art

Lalla Essaydi at the Baku Museum of Modern Art

October 23, 2013

Elinor Carucci on BBC Radio's 'Woman's Hour'

Elinor Carucci on BBC Radio's 'Woman's Hour'

October 22, 2013

NYFA interviews Elinor Carucci

NYFA interviews Elinor Carucci

October 17, 2013

Huffington Post features Elinor Carucci's MOTHER

Huffington Post features Elinor Carucci's MOTHER

October 16, 2013

Abelardo Morell's retrospective moves to The Getty Museum

Abelardo Morell's retrospective moves to The Getty Museum

October 12, 2013

Lalla Essaydi interviewed by The Artery

Lalla Essaydi interviewed by The Artery

October 12, 2013

Danny Lyon exhibition at the Foto Colectania Foundation in Barcelona

Danny Lyon exhibition at the Foto Colectania Foundation in Barcelona

October 10, 2013

An interview with Elinor Carucci in The Conversation

An interview with Elinor Carucci in The Conversation

October 9, 2013

The Telegraph features and interviews Elinor Carucci

The Telegraph features and interviews Elinor Carucci

October 8, 2013

Stella Magazine on Elinor Carucci's MOTHER

Stella Magazine on Elinor Carucci's MOTHER

October 8, 2013

Elinor Carucci's MOTHER in The Wall Street Journal

Elinor Carucci's MOTHER in The Wall Street Journal

October 8, 2013

Elinor Carucci's new monograph MOTHER

Elinor Carucci's new monograph MOTHER

October 5, 2013

Abelardo Morell in National Geographic: Capturing Dreams

Abelardo Morell in National Geographic: Capturing Dreams

October 4, 2013

The New Yorker Reviews Sebastiaan Bremer

The New Yorker Reviews Sebastiaan Bremer

October 1, 2013

Sebastiaan Bremer one of Time Out's top ten photography exhibitions to see

Sebastiaan Bremer one of Time Out's top ten photography exhibitions to see

October 1, 2013

Abelardo Morell on The New York Times' Lens Blog

Abelardo Morell on The New York Times' Lens Blog

October 1, 2013

Abelardo Morell featured in The Financial Times.

Abelardo Morell featured in The Financial Times.

September, 28, 2013

Lalla Essaydi Featured in The Wall Street Journal for "She Who Tells A Story"

Lalla Essaydi Featured in The Wall Street Journal for "She Who Tells A Story"

September, 26, 2013

Art in America on Abelardo Morell

Art in America on Abelardo Morell

September 13, 2013

The New York Review of Books: Bill Brandt

The New York Review of Books: Bill Brandt

September 12, 2013

Abelardo Morell on Wired

Abelardo Morell on Wired

September 6, 2013

Zing Magazine Interviews Sebastiaan Bremer

Zing Magazine Interviews Sebastiaan Bremer

September 4, 2013

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston features the work of Lalla Essaydi and other women photographers from Iran and the Arab world

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston features the work of Lalla Essaydi and other women photographers from Iran and the Arab world

September 3, 2012

Gail Albert Halaban opens PWP's 2013-14 Lecture Series

Gail Albert Halaban opens PWP's 2013-14 Lecture Series

September 3, 2013

Beyond Surface and Material

Beyond Surface and Material

September 3, 2013

Fotohof exhibition, High Dosage, featuring Sissi Farassat

Fotohof exhibition, High Dosage, featuring Sissi Farassat

July 18, 2013

The Boston Globe reviews Gail Albert Halaban's "Hopper Redux" exhibition at Cape Ann Museum

The Boston Globe reviews Gail Albert Halaban's "Hopper Redux" exhibition at Cape Ann Museum

July 11, 2013

Lynn Davis, Vera Lutter, and Abelardo Morell at The Aldrich. A show you don't want to miss.

Lynn Davis, Vera Lutter, and Abelardo Morell at The Aldrich. A show you don't want to miss.

June 20, 2013

Abelardo Morell's The Universe Next Door reviewed in The Wall Street Journal

Abelardo Morell's The Universe Next Door reviewed in The Wall Street Journal

June 7, 2013

Abelardo Morell: The Universe Next Door opens at the Art Institute of Chicago

Abelardo Morell: The Universe Next Door opens at the Art Institute of Chicago

Saturday, June 1 - Monday, September 2, 2013

Elliott Erwitt featured on the Nowness

Elliott Erwitt featured on the Nowness

May 1, 2013

"The Everyday Absurdist's Upper West Side Apartment Reveals a Seriously Playful Life in Photo"

Edwynn Houk Gallery included in Top 9 of AIPAD by SajinYesul Photographic Art Magazine

Edwynn Houk Gallery included in Top 9 of AIPAD by SajinYesul Photographic Art Magazine

May 2013

SajinYesul Photo Art Magazine includes the Edwynn Houk Gallery in their Top 9 Booths at AIPAD 2013. The full article can be found in the attached PDF below.

The NY Times highlights Abelardo Morell's upcoming show "The Universe Next Door" at the Art Institute of Chicago

The NY Times highlights Abelardo Morell's upcoming show "The Universe Next Door" at the Art Institute of Chicago

April 14, 2013

Abelardo Morell: The Universe Next Door opens on June 1st at the Art Institute of Chicago.

To read the full article, please visit The NY Times.

W magazine names Bill Brandt, Herb Ritts, and  Valérie Belin Best of AIPAD

W magazine names Bill Brandt, Herb Ritts, and Valérie Belin Best of AIPAD

April 17, 2013

To read the full article, please visit The W Magazine Viewfinder.

Marchand & Meffre Reviewed in Tages-Anzeiger/Züritipp

Marchand & Meffre Reviewed in Tages-Anzeiger/Züritipp

The Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger via its weekly cultural insert Züritipp reviews our current Zurich exhibition "The Ruins of Detroit" by Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre under the heading "Prächtig Ruiniert": Motor City? That used to be. Two Frenchmen have photographed Detroit's remains. Amazing! (in German)

Marchand & Meffre in Bolero Magazine

Marchand & Meffre in Bolero Magazine

The Swiss magazine Bolero reviews our current Zurich exhibition "The Ruins of Detroit" by Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre (in German).

Valérie Belin lectures in Vevey (CH)

Valérie Belin lectures in Vevey (CH)

11 to 15 March 2013

Valérie Belin will present her recent photographic series at a conference (in French), organized during a workshop led by the artist in the department of higher education at the school of photography in Vevey, from 11 to 15 March 2013.

For more information, please visit NEXT48, or see the PDF of NEAR Magazine.

JRP Ringier Reviews Hannes Schmid's cowboy series

JRP Ringier Reviews Hannes Schmid's cowboy series

February 2, 2013

For more information check out the PDF attached

Sissi Farassat in the New Yorker

Sissi Farassat in the New Yorker

January 28, 2013

Sissi Farassat in BlackBook Magazine

Sissi Farassat in BlackBook Magazine

January 16, 2013

NPR explores Gail Albert Halaban's relationship with Gloucester and Hopper

NPR explores Gail Albert Halaban's relationship with Gloucester and Hopper

December 12, 2012

Phaidon admires Sebastiaan Bremer's "To Joy" series

Phaidon admires Sebastiaan Bremer's "To Joy" series

December 12, 2012

Danny Lyon Reviewed in New Yorker

Danny Lyon Reviewed in New Yorker

December 7, 2012

Gail Albert Halaban featured in Le Monde Style section

Gail Albert Halaban featured in Le Monde Style section

November 16, 2012

Vogue Paris names Herb Ritts' "Tatjana Veiled Head" as 'best picks on show' at Paris Photo

Vogue Paris names Herb Ritts' "Tatjana Veiled Head" as 'best picks on show' at Paris Photo

November 16, 2012

Gail Albert Halaban: Hopper Redux featured in French magazine "En Direct de New York"

Gail Albert Halaban: Hopper Redux featured in French magazine "En Direct de New York"

November 15, 2012

Züritipp Review of Nadav Kander's "Yangtze - The Long River"

Züritipp Review of Nadav Kander's "Yangtze - The Long River"

November 8, 2012

Die Kunstkritikerin Deborah Keller nennt Kanders Fotografien in ihrer Rezension in Züritipp, der wöchentlichen Kulturbeilage des Tages-Anzeigers, "eine Art Reisetagebuch, das Chinas Wandel und Wachstum illustriert; diese Maschinerie von architektonischer Veränderung und technologischem Zukunftsstreben, denen das Individuum machtlos und etwas nostalgisch begegnet."
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The art critic Deborah Keller in her review in Züritipp, the weekly cultural supplement of Tages-Anzeiger, calls Kander's photographs, "a type of travel journal that illustrates China's change and growth; this machinery of architectural transformation and technological aspiration, which the individual encounters powerlessly and somewhat nostalgic."

HuffPost Books endorses Gail Albert Halaban: Out My Window series post NY storm

HuffPost Books endorses Gail Albert Halaban: Out My Window series post NY storm

November 1, 2012

Sally Mann: Upon Reflection in Phaidon Reviews

Sally Mann: Upon Reflection in Phaidon Reviews

A look at the American photographer's haunting portraits

24 October 2012

The award winning photographer did produce plenty of work during the following few week's convalescence, even though she couldn't move far from her own beside. Mann made her photographs on a large-format film camera, so lugging the equipment out of doors and into the countryside surrounding her house was out of the question.

Instead she decided to capture photographs of herself. The resultant images of her own face (Self-Portraits) and her own damaged torso (Omphalos) are curently on show at the Edwynn Houk Gallery in a show dubbed Sally Mann: Upon Reflection until 3 November 2012. These shadowy, beguiling images are glass-plate ambrotype positives straight from the camera, developed using a long-winded process almost as old as photography itself. This dated and intricate process causes imperfections in the printing with scratches on the surface and even parts peeling off. The resulting pictures are suitably bruised and battered, dark exposures with minimal contrast or focus, causing eyes and facial features to rise from the darkness.

Danny Lyon exhibition opening

Danny Lyon exhibition opening

at Churner and Churner Gallery, New York

October 18, 2012

Chelsea gallery Churner and Churner opens “Deep Sea Diver”, an exhibition of Danny Lyon's recent work made in the Shanxi Province of Northeast China.

The New Yorker publishes Victor Schrager's "Untilted #105" in "Books As Muses" article

The New Yorker publishes Victor Schrager's "Untilted #105" in "Books As Muses" article

October 10, 2012

Gail Albert Halaban featured in Le Magazine du Monde

Gail Albert Halaban featured in Le Magazine du Monde

September 29, 2012

Sally Mann: Upon Reflection in L'Oeil de la Photographie

Sally Mann: Upon Reflection in L'Oeil de la Photographie

Exhibition review

25 September 2012

We’re already familiar with Sally Mann’s fascination with trauma, the fragility of life, and anything related to death. Since the beginning of her career, Mann has always turned her gaze toward others: her husband Larry, her children Emmett, Jessie and Virginia, and nameless bodies in various states of decomposition.

For Upon Reflection, her latest exhibition, Mann has taken herself as her subject. In 2006, Mann suffered an accident while horseback riding in the mountains and spent months recovering. She describes the incident as both psychologically and physically traumatic. Over the course of a year, she took more than 200 self-portraits—mainly of her face and torso—as a kind of art therapy.

Sally Mann's "Upon Reflection" in The Collector Daily

Sally Mann's "Upon Reflection" in The Collector Daily

Exhibition is a pivotal moment in artist's career

24 September 2012

What is new here is that after a riding accident laid her up with serious injuries in 2006, she boldly turned the camera on herself, making countless head shot portraits and nude torsos. There are no smiling, happy faces in this parade, however; her expressions cover the territory from deadpan to grave, with a few stops for steely, weary, wise, zombie-eyed, and almost meditatively ecstatic in between. The tonalities shift from washed out grey to brown to bronze to shadowy black, and the chance movements of the chemicals create unexpected spectral drips, swirls, and highlights that often obscure the image. Some of the works have also been scratched and abraded, with the emulsion flaking and chipping off, exposing areas of crackly black glass. Seen together as grids and typologies, the faces become a taxonomy of subtle emotional states; a wisp of hair or the details of wrinkles make some of the pictures humanly specific, while others drift into silhouette or death mask, the personal features erased and blurred. Mann's torso images are generally more abstract, reducing her body to a sculptural mass of white with a shadowy hint of a belly button or a dark triangle. The classical forms seem smooth and weathered, like fertility symbols from antiquity, at once haunting and timeless. The variation in these images is more subtle, elemental curves repeated with minute changes in brightness and contrast.

Sally Mann: Upon Reflection reviewed by Artcards Review

Sally Mann: Upon Reflection reviewed by Artcards Review

September 19, 2012

Save the date: Danny Lyon lectures at de Young Museum on September 28th

Save the date: Danny Lyon lectures at de Young Museum on September 28th

September 2012

Danny Lyon will join curators of the photography department at de Young museum in San Francisco on September 28th for an evening of conversation.

Sally Mann: Upon Reflection in The New York Photo Review

Sally Mann: Upon Reflection in The New York Photo Review

Exhibition review

13 September 2012

n the summer of 2006, Sally Mann severely injured most of her torso when thrown from the back of her horse. An email included in the press release from the Edwynn Houk Gallery recounts her experience of watching her beloved stallion die, ending with a promise to get some printing done “if ever [she could] get vertical and move [her] arms.” Given the severity of her injuries, this may have appeared to be wishful thinking at the time, but this promise would not go unfulfilled.

Gail Albert Halaban's latest work explored by The Guardian

Gail Albert Halaban's latest work explored by The Guardian

August 11, 2012

The Guardian reviews Gail Albert Halaban's "Original Hoppers" series and examines the similarities between Edward Hopper and the photographer herself.

Gail Albert Halaban interviewed by NYTimes LENS blog

Gail Albert Halaban interviewed by NYTimes LENS blog

August 11, 2012

John Leland of the New York Times LENS blog interviews Halaban to discover her inspiration for "Out My Window" series.

Gail Albert Halaban featured in New York Magazine's "The Approval Matrix".

Gail Albert Halaban featured in New York Magazine's "The Approval Matrix".

August 19, 2012

Gail Albert Halaban gets high praise from NY Magazine in August 27th's edition of "The Approval Matrix".

Gail Albert Halaban featured in the New York Times magazine

Gail Albert Halaban featured in the New York Times magazine

July 20, 2012

The Original Hoppers: Gail Albert Halaban's photographs featured in the LOOK section of the magazine

Sebastiaan Bremer featured in Eyemazing Magazine

Sebastiaan Bremer featured in Eyemazing Magazine

Interview by Clayton Maxwell

EYEMAZING Issue 02 - 2012

"Herb Ritts: L.A. Style" Short Film Documentary

"Herb Ritts: L.A. Style" Short Film Documentary

In conjunction with J. Paul Getty Museum Exhibition

2 June 2012

Herb Ritts: L.A. Style—short film documentary brought to you by Lincoln in conjunction with the J. Paul Getty Museumexhibition and catalog, spring 2012. Insightful short documentary on the life and work of the photographer Herb Ritts. Film sponsored by Lincoln. Includes appearances by Naomi Campbell, Chris Isaak, Tatjana Patitz, Matthew Rolston, Greg Gorman, Erik Hyman, and Eric Buterbaugh.

Danny Lyon interviewed by The Guardian

Danny Lyon interviewed by The Guardian

'I put myself through an ordeal in order to create something'

May 15, 2012

The great photographer, famous for documenting the civil rights struggle and riding with bikers in the 60s, grants a rare interview.

For the full article, please see The Guardian's website.

August Sander review in the Daily Beast

August Sander review in the Daily Beast

May 10, 2012

Blake Gopnik reviews the August Sander exhibition for The Daily Pic

Lalla Essaydi interviewed by The Washington Post Lifestyle section

Lalla Essaydi interviewed by The Washington Post Lifestyle section

Lalla Essaydi at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art: “My work is really my history”

May 9, 2012

Lalla Essaydi interviewed by PBS NewsHour

Lalla Essaydi interviewed by PBS NewsHour

Q&A: Lalla Essaydi Challenges Muslim, Gender Stereotypes at Museum of African Art

May 9, 2012

Danny Lyon film screening at Anthology Film Archives

Danny Lyon film screening at Anthology Film Archives

May 6-7, 2012, 7:30pm

This year marks Lyon’s 70th birthday, a major retrospective of his photographs at The Menil Collection in Houston, and the preservation of two of his most significant films. Anthology Film Archives is thrilled to welcome Lyon in person for a screening of these enthralling works alongside the world premiere of his most recent short video. Expect a lively conversation from an uncompromising artist whose vision only sharpens with age. Happy birthday, Danny!

Danny Lyon retrospective at The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas

Danny Lyon retrospective at The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas

This World Is Not My Home: Danny Lyon Photographs

March 30- July 29, 2012

This World Is Not My Home: Danny Lyon Photographs, an exhibition of approximately 45 photographs and photographic montages, traces the evolution of the New York and New Mexico-based artist’s career from 1962 to the present. A leading and explosively creative figure in the American street photography movement of the 1960s, Lyon distinguished himself from peers like Robert Frank, Garry Winogrand, and Lee Friedlander through his exceptionally strong political consciousness and concern for those on the margins of society.

Wall Street Journal: Capturing the Soul of Fashion

Wall Street Journal: Capturing the Soul of Fashion

March 24-25, 2012

Ellen Gamerman writes about the Herb Ritts exhibition opening at the Getty Museum on April 3rd.

Robert Polidori/Jonas Mekas in the New Yorker Going on about Town: Art

Robert Polidori/Jonas Mekas in the New Yorker Going on about Town: Art

March 21, 2012

Robert Polidori/Jonas Mekas in the Huffington Post Arts

Robert Polidori/Jonas Mekas in the Huffington Post Arts

March 19, 2012

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts will honor Lalla Essaydi

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts will honor Lalla Essaydi

February 2012

This May, Lalla Essaydi's alma mater the School of the Museum of Fine Arts will honor Lalla with the SMFA Medal Award.

Robert Bourdeau review in Artforum

Robert Bourdeau review in Artforum

March 2012

Brian Sholis reviews the Robert Bourdeau exhibition in the March issue

Robert Bourdeau review in The Wall Street Journal

Robert Bourdeau review in The Wall Street Journal

February 11, 2012

William Meyers reviews the Robert Bourdeau exhibition

Robert Polidori review in MUSE magazine

Robert Polidori review in MUSE magazine

Winter 2012

Marta Galli writes about Robert Polidori's The Waste Land

Sissi Farassat review in Artslant

Sissi Farassat review in Artslant

January 4, 2011

Sissi Farassat: On Our Worldwide Watchlist

Erwin Blumenfeld review in The New Yorker

Erwin Blumenfeld review in The New Yorker

December 19 & 26, 2011

"Some thirty vintage fashion photographs, made between the late nineteen-thirties and the early sixties, establish Blumenfeld’s avant-garde ambitions but only hint at the range and the audacity of his work. As one of fashion’s most inventive photographers, he brought a distinctly European sensibility to Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, where his pictures often put a surreal spin on classical motifs...."

See the original post on The New Yorker's website.

Review on Art Agenda

Review on Art Agenda

Diane Arbus & August Sander

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

"... this well edited, cogent exhibition pairing the two artists at Galerie Edwynn Houk, the new Zurich branch of the estimable photography gallery in New York, shouldn’t have been surprising. Yet it was: the lasting power and startling frankness of Sander’s and Arbus’s oeuvres, dissecting and delineating twentieth-century social mores and postures, left me more than a little moved." (Quinn Latimer, 12/12/11)

See the full post at Art Agenda.

Danny Lyon photographs Occupy LA

Danny Lyon photographs Occupy LA

December 6, 2011

Check out the artist's blog and his recent photographs taken at the Occupy LA protest on his website.

Book signing for Danny Lyon

Book signing for Danny Lyon

Deep Sea Diver and Memories of Myself

Saturday, November 5, 2011, 3 - 5 pm

Renowned American photographer Danny Lyon will be signing copies of his two most recent publications with Phaidon: the limited edition "Deep Sea Diver" (2011) and his book of photo-essays "Memories of Myself" (2009).

Hannes Schmid reviewed by DLK Collection

Hannes Schmid reviewed by DLK Collection

Hannes Schmid: Cowboy @ Houk

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

See the full post at DLK Collection.

Gallery Night on 57th Street

Gallery Night on 57th Street

Thursday, October 13, 2011, 5-8 pm

Edwynn Houk Gallery will participate in Gallery Night on 57th Street. 44 galleries on 57th Street between Lexington Avenue and 8th Avenue will be open late on Thursday, 13 October 2011, 5 - 8 pm.

Our current exhibition, Hannes Schmid: Cowboy, will be on view.

Kimberly Chen speaks with Lalla Essaydi for the San Francisco Chronicle

Kimberly Chen speaks with Lalla Essaydi for the San Francisco Chronicle

Lalla Essaydi: diagram of a harem, emotions too

October 6, 2011

Hannes Schmid: Cowboy opens at the Edwynn Houk Gallery

Hannes Schmid: Cowboy opens at the Edwynn Houk Gallery

September 22- October 29, 2011

September 22- October 29, 2011

Joel Meyerowitz review in the Huffington Post

Joel Meyerowitz review in the Huffington Post

August 23, 2011

Joel Meyerowitz's Photographs Of The World Trade Center: 'These Pictures Demanded To Be Taken'

Joel Meyerowitz on PBS Art Beat

Joel Meyerowitz on PBS Art Beat

September 8, 2011

Joel Meyerowitz Documented Ground Zero 'Aftermath'

Joel Meyerowitz: Aftermath review in The New Yorker

Joel Meyerowitz: Aftermath review in The New Yorker

September 8, 2011

SEPTEMBER 11TH: TEN YEARS, WITH JOEL MEYEROWITZ

Sebastiaan Bremer in Eyemazing

Sebastiaan Bremer in Eyemazing

Interview with Heather Snider

2011

Getty Museum announces acquisition of 69 Herb Ritts photographs and an exhibition in April 2012

Getty Museum announces acquisition of 69 Herb Ritts photographs and an exhibition in April 2012

August 10, 2011

Hannes Schmid: Human Currents at The Rubin Museum of Art

Hannes Schmid: Human Currents at The Rubin Museum of Art

July 22- November 13, 2011

Elegantly Wasted

Elegantly Wasted

A Q+A With Robert Polidori, Photographer of Decay, on His New Bottega Veneta Campaign in artinfo.com

July 1, 2011

Elliott Erwitt opens at the Edwynn Houk Gallery New York

Elliott Erwitt opens at the Edwynn Houk Gallery New York

June 30- August 19, 2011

Hannes Schmid talk at the Swiss Photo Award

Hannes Schmid talk at the Swiss Photo Award

For Gods Only

May 21, 2011

For more information on the Swiss Photo Award, please visit http://www.ewzselection.ch/.

Elliott Erwitt: Personal Best at the International Center of Photography, New York

Elliott Erwitt: Personal Best at the International Center of Photography, New York

May 20- August 28, 2011

This major retrospective showcases the career of photographer and filmmaker Elliott Erwitt, the recipient of this year's ICP Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Hannes Schmid: Myth of the West

Hannes Schmid: Myth of the West

opens at Galerie Edwynn Houk Zurich

May 19, 2011

Hannes Schmid in Schweizer Illustrierte

Hannes Schmid in Schweizer Illustrierte

Die Magie der Cowboys

May 9, 2011

Seine Kampagne für Marlboro wurde weltbekannt. Jetzt geht Fotograf HANNES SCHMID in die Offensive und macht aus Werbung Kunst: mit Cowboys, die rauchen.

Art + Argument at Galerie Edwynn Houk Zürich

Art + Argument at Galerie Edwynn Houk Zürich

Art is the world’s lingua franca

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Martin Jaeggi, Nick Micros, Emily Scott and Nika Spalinger debate art as a means of communication

19h, Thursday 5 May 2011

Herb Ritts exhibition in VOGUE

Herb Ritts exhibition in VOGUE

Picture This: "Herb Ritts" at the Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York

April 29, 2011

In 2002, Vogue lost of one of its most significant contributors when the photographer Herb Ritts passed away, but his legacy has lived on in photography and film, both of which will be showcased in the Edwynn Houk Gallery’s first Herb Ritts show, which opens today, after being feted last night.

Herb Ritts exhibition opens at Edwynn Houk Gallery

Herb Ritts exhibition opens at Edwynn Houk Gallery

Opening Reception, 28 April 6-8 pm

April 28– June 25, 2011

Edwynn Houk Gallery is pleased to announce our representation of the Herb Ritts Foundation with an exhibition of photographs drawn from the estate’s collection. The show will take place from 28 April through 25 June 2011.

Valérie Belin in TIME Magazine

Valérie Belin in TIME Magazine

"Double Vision: Valérie Belin's Black Eyed Susan"

13 April 2011

French photographer Valerie Belin has photographed body builders, potato-chip bags and car wrecks. In her latest series Black Eyed Susan, she turns her lens on a dreamy montage of women who embody the ideal post-war female, interlaid with sharp images of flowers. The work, now out in a new book out by JRP Ringier, show how Belin’s background as a painter, and technical skills as a photographer, continue to create surprising images which toy with the idea of illusion and image.

Houk Gallery named one of The World’s 10 Best Photography Galleries

Houk Gallery named one of The World’s 10 Best Photography Galleries

by Paul Laster on Flavorwire

April 6, 2011

Starting out in Chicago in 1980, Edywnn Houk Gallery moved to New York in 1991 and expanded to Zurich in 2010. Mixing 20th century masters like Brassai, Bill Brandt, and Man Ray with contemporary practitioners, such as Sally Mann, Victor Schrager, and Lynn Davis, Edywnn Houk Gallery consistently presents adventurous yet poetic work. A survey show of Lalla Essaydi’s Les Femmes du Maroc (Women of Morocco) is currently on view at the Zurich space.

Sebastiaan Bremer review in The New Yorker

Sebastiaan Bremer review in The New Yorker

March 28, 2011

Goings On About Town: Art
Sebastiaan Bremer

There has been a lot of painted photography in town lately (Sam Falls’s recent outing at Higher Pictures, Sarah Anne Johnson’s current show at Saul), but Bremer’s is the most sophisticated, the most excessive, and the most extraordinary.

Houk Gallery artists Elena Dorfman and Robert Polidori featured in Muse Magazine

Houk Gallery artists Elena Dorfman and Robert Polidori featured in Muse Magazine

Spring 2011

Augusto Pieroni writes about Elena Dorfman's Still Lovers series, while Marta Galli and Caterina Lunghi interview Robert Polidori about his photographs of Versailles.

Houk Gallery on Art in America's AIPAD Show Top Ten

Houk Gallery on Art in America's AIPAD Show Top Ten

AIPAD Show New York: Faye Hirsch's Top Ten

March 18, 2011

Edwynn Houk Gallery (New York): Maybe it's an unfair way to begin, as this is the booth that greets visitors at the entrance—with a big, dramatic cowboy, colorful in a hot sunset, by contemporary Swiss photographer Hannes Schmid. How could you not get roped in? There are many dealers showing some extraordinary vintage prints, but Houk has two that made us literally weak in the knees...

Lalla Essaydi in the Tages-Anzeiger, Zurich

Lalla Essaydi in the Tages-Anzeiger, Zurich

March 17, 2011

An interview with Lalla Essaydi about her work and its relation to the current situation in the Middle East.

Lalla Essaydi exhibition opens at Galerie Edwynn Houk Zürich

Lalla Essaydi exhibition opens at Galerie Edwynn Houk Zürich

Opening reception March 10, 2011

Sebastiaan Bremer in the New York Observer

Sebastiaan Bremer in the New York Observer

March 8, 2011

The Bare Essentials of Armory Art Week

Sebastiaan Bremer exhibition opens at Edwynn Houk Gallery

Sebastiaan Bremer exhibition opens at Edwynn Houk Gallery

March 3– April 23, 2011

Designer Jason Wu’s Fall 2011 line inspired by Robert Polidori’s Parcours Muséologique Revisité

Designer Jason Wu’s Fall 2011 line inspired by Robert Polidori’s Parcours Muséologique Revisité

Winter 2011

VOGUE DAILY First Look: Jason Wu Fall 2011

Beatrice Helg in Schweizer Illustrierte

Beatrice Helg in Schweizer Illustrierte

Ins beste Licht gerückt

February 7, 2011

Béatrice Helg kreiert mit ihren Fotografien neue Wirklichkeiten. Schwere Materialien bringt sie zum Schweben. Perspektiven komponiert sie meisterlich. Ihr Komplize: das Licht.

Director Julie Castellano in Whitewall Magazine

Director Julie Castellano in Whitewall Magazine

Winter 2011

Houk Gallery's Director Julie Castellano is interviewed in Whitewall's current issue.

Process exhibition opens at Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

Process exhibition opens at Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York

January 27- February 26, 2011

Béatrice Helg exhibition opens at Galerie Edwynn Houk Zürich

Béatrice Helg exhibition opens at Galerie Edwynn Houk Zürich

January 20, 2011

Lalla Essaydi review in The New Yorker

Lalla Essaydi review in The New Yorker

January 3, 2011

Goings On About Town: Art
Lalla Essaydi

In “Harem,” this Moroccan-born, New York-based photographer’s most beautiful gallery exhibition to date, Essaydi continues to fearlessly take on Orientalist clichés.

Edwynn Houk Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach

Edwynn Houk Gallery at Art Basel Miami Beach

December 2-5, 2010

Booth B10
Miami Beach Convention Center

Edwynn Houk Gallery at Paris Photo 2010

Edwynn Houk Gallery at Paris Photo 2010

November 18 - 21, 2010

Stand F23 / Salle le Notre
Carrousel du Louvre

Sally Mann: The Flesh and The Spirit at The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Sally Mann: The Flesh and The Spirit at The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

13 November 2010 - 23 January 2011

13 November 2010

Lalla Essaydi: Harem exhibition opens at Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York

Lalla Essaydi: Harem exhibition opens at Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York

November 4, 2010 - January 15, 2011

Opening reception for the artist:
4 November, 6-8 pm

Gallery Night on 57th Street

Gallery Night on 57th Street

between Lexington Avenue and 7th Avenue

October 14, 2010, 5 to 8 pm

Edwynn Houk Gallery is pleased to participate in this special Gallery Night on 57th Street. Sixty four galleries located on 57th Street in New York City will be open to the public on Thursday, October 15th until 8 pm.

American Pioneers of Color opens at Galerie Edwynn Houk Zürich

American Pioneers of Color opens at Galerie Edwynn Houk Zürich

September 23-December 18, 2010

Edwynn Houk Gallery Opens New Space in Zürich

Edwynn Houk Gallery Opens New Space in Zürich

Galerie Edwynn Houk Zur Stockeregg

Fall 2010

Opening reception: 23 September, 6 - 8 pm

Pioneers of Color at Edwynn Houk Gallery in Collector Daily

Pioneers of Color at Edwynn Houk Gallery in Collector Daily

Exhibition review

23 April 2010

Even though the main thread of the 1970s color story is now well known, this vein of photography continues to be an active area for exploration and (re)discovery. Likely due to the predominance of color in today’s contemporary work and the powerful influence of the early color photographers on those working today, there seems to be a consistent interest in going back to the roots of this narrative and revisiting the evolution of the major practitioners. This exhibit focuses on three of the main players (Eggleston, Shore, and Meyerowitz), while the related survey book covers a much broader selection of photographers.

Lynn Davis in The New York Times

Lynn Davis in The New York Times

"Travels Abroad Lead to Journeys Within" by Mia Fineman

09 April 2007

Ms. Davis, 62, is a veteran traveler. For the last 20 years she has circled the globe with her camera, documenting mammoth structures like the Great Pyramids and natural wonders like Wave Rock in western Australia in an austere yet ravishing style. She has photographed icebergs in Greenland; ancient architectural ruins throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East; and rock formations in the American West, following what she described as an “internal logic” from one continent to the next.

“What I’m looking for,” she said, “are sites that evoke a feeling of inner peacefulness, some quality of contemplation. I don’t always get it, and I don’t always translate it, but I certainly know when the feeling comes over me, and that’s what keeps me going.”

Edwynn Houk Gallery's Sally Mann Exhibition in NYT Review

Edwynn Houk Gallery's Sally Mann Exhibition in NYT Review

Art in Review: Sally Mann — 'Last Measure'

24 October 2003

The earth and its relationship to mortality are Sally Mann's terrain in this series on the battlefields of the Civil War. It is a subject far removed from the lyrical landscapes of the American South and the intimate glimpses of family life that she has dealt with in previous photographic essays.

Lynn Davis: Ice in The New York Times Art in Review

Lynn Davis: Ice in The New York Times Art in Review

Edwynn Houk Gallery exhibition review

13 October 2001

Ice can take many forms, from an ingestible cube in a glass to architectural structures of monumental presence. In this, her second show on the subject, the photographer Lynn Davis zeros in on the latter, focusing on huge icebergs in Disko Bay, Greenland. Their majestic formations of cubes, towers, arches and cliffs and their reflections in shimmering water are the subjects of her awesome views.

Lynn Davis: Africa in The New Yorker

Lynn Davis: Africa in The New Yorker

Edwynn Houk Gallery exhibition review

24 November 1998

Lynn Davis has spent much of the past twelve years in remote parts of the world, studying what she calls the "architectural puzzles" of ancient civilizations and making monumental landscape photographs. When she comes home, she produces huge (as big as forty-five by forty-five inches), brooding, elaborately toned prints, which are now available for view at Edwynn Houk Gallery in a show called "Africa."

Edwynn Houk Named Top 100 Most Important People in Photography

Edwynn Houk Named Top 100 Most Important People in Photography

American Photo Magazine

1 May 1998

Edwynn Houk built his reputation as the owner of the premier gallery in the Midwest. Based in Chicago, he became the country's acknowledged expert on Bill Brandt's work. In 1991, Houk teamed with Barry Friedman, an influential dealer specializing in Art Deco and avant-garde art, to open the Houk Friedman Gallery in New York. Last fall, however, Houk, 46, split with Friedman and opened his own gallery in Manhattan. "An art gallery is a single proprietor, a single entity, and it turns out we both had separate ideas of how it would function," he says. Houk now exclusively represents contemporary artists Sally Mann, Lynn Davis, Andrea Modica, and Elliott Erwitt and historical names like Bill Brandt, Brassaï, and Dorothea Lange. If there were any doubts about how Houk would do on his own, they were put to rest with his opening exhibition, featuring the latest work by Mann. (He has estimated that he sells one of Mann's prints a day.) At the same time, he premiered her work on the West Coast at the prestigious Gagosian Gallery in Los Angeles, once again forging an impressive alliance.