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Meryl Meisler, with camera in hand, documented the process of her coming out and exploring LGBTQ NY communities during the 1970s. She’ll be sharing her images and stories of Disco, nightlife, Fire Island, and self portraits from her book Purgatory & Paradise SASSY ‘70s Suburbia & The City. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event on December 13 at 7:00 pm.
Wendy Ewald will be signing her book, AMERICA BORDER CULTURE DREAMER: The Young Immigrant Experience from A to Z, at Steven Kasher Gallery on November 1st from 6-8pm.
On October 25th, Steven Kasher Gallery is hosting a fundraiser in support of the NY Red to Blue Fund, featuring remarks by Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and photography by Pete Souza. Please join us for a night of art, wine, and activism as we rally behind four outstanding Democrats flipping red Congressional seats in New York. New York is pretty blue but not totally blue. Of New York’s 27 Congressional seats, nine of them are currently held by Republicans, and the Democrats believe that four of those seats can be won over in the midterms. Visit bit.ly/artsaveamerica to register and show your support!
In light of the Village Voice’s closing on August 31st, Howl! Arts is having a special 3-day exhibition titled “A McPhoto Family: Photography from the Village Voice” opening Friday, October 5th. Spotlighting the contributions of the legendary Voice photographer/picture editor Fred W. McDarrah and more than 40 photographers he supported, the show is a timely look at 60 years of New York cultural and social history. There will be a special closing party with the photographers on Sunday, October 7th from 4–6 PM. Please join us!
We are pleased to announce that Meryl Meisler has been selected for Light Work’s 2019 Artist-in-Residence program. Every year, Light Work invites between twelve and fifteen artists to come to Syracuse to devote one month to creative projects. Previous residents include renowned artists such as Carrie Mae Weems, Cindy Sherman, John Gossage, and Fazal Sheikh. Congratulations, Meryl!
SKG artist Fred W. McDarrah is included in the Museum of Modern Art's exhibition Judson Dance Theater: The Work is Never Done. The exhibition traces the history of the the theater through live performance, film, photography, sculpture, musical scores, poetry, and archival materials from artists such as LeRoi Jones, John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg, and many others. Opening September 16, 2018.
SKG artist Ming Smith is included in the exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power at the Brooklyn Museum. This survey of artists involved with the Black Power movement presents more than 150 works made between 1963 and 1983, a crucial period in the development of African-American identity and empowerment in America. On View September 14, 2018 - February 3, 2019.
SKG artists Martha Cooper and Jill Freedman are featured in "SHOOT THE PUMP" opening Thursday, September 13 at Bullet Space. Curated by Lee Lee Quiñones, Alexandra Rojas, and Andrew Castrucci, the exhibition features two dozen New York City-based artists whose work features "sidewalk sculptures" or fire hydrants. On View: September 13 - November 4, 2018.
The Miami Street Photography Festival announced today that Meryl Meisler will be a featured speaker at this year's festival, taking place on December 6-9th. In partnership with the History Miami Museum, the international photography festival showcases the best of contemporary street and documentary photography viewed through the eyes of established and emerging photographers.
SKG artist Debi Cornwall’s book Welcome to Camp America: Inside Guantanamo Bay has been shortlisted by the award jury for The 2018 Alice Award. Made possible by FURTHERMORE grants in publishing and the J.M. Kaplan Foundation, the Alice Award celebrates "a richly illustrated book that makes a valuable contribution to its field and demonstrates high standards of production.” Congratulations to Debi and the other shortlisted authors!
SKG artist Stephen Shames is included in a new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery titled One Year: 1968, an American Odyssey. Curated by James Barber, the exhibition relies on 30 portraits to tell the story of 1968 and is open until May 19, 2019. Shames’ photograph shows Eldridge Cleaver, one of the founders of the Black Panther Party.
"1 Week With 1UP" is the epic book result of SKG artist Martha Cooper and photographer Ninja K'x recent project documenting the globally famous Berlin based graffiti crew, 1UP. To celebrate, Superchief Gallery of Ridgewood, Queens is hosting a book signing, exhibition, movie premiere, and after party this Saturday, July 21.
SKG artist Meryl Meisler is featured in a two-person exhibition alongside Ben de Biel at the Pop-Kultur Festival in Berlin. While Meisler portrays the dance community in Manhattan and Brooklyn, de Biel portrays the Berlin nightlife.
Rendered: Art, Wrongful Imprisonment and Guantanamo will take place at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and will include SKG artist Debi Cornwall, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Emily Abendroth, and Cristi A. Charpentier. The panel will be moderated by Fred Ritchin
SKG artist Meryl Meisler is part of the group exhibition, The FENCE, on view in Brooklyn June 20 to September 10. The large-scale open-air exhibition will travel through Boston, Atlanta, Santa Fe, Durham, Denver, Calgary and Sarasota. Visit the link below for more information.
SKG artist Meryl Meisler speaks about her work at The NY Photo Salon, hosted by SVA MPS Digital Photography Department at the School of Visual Arts.
SKG artist Debi Cornwall's "Welcome to Camp America: Inside Guantanamo Bay" is on view at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center through August 25
Photographs by SKG artists Charles Moore and Fred W. McDarrah are on view now at the Princeton University Art Museum. Picturing Protest will be on view through October 14.
SKG artists and members of The Kamoinge Workshop, Louis Draper, Ming Smith and Shawn Walker, are featured in a new exhibit, “Black Women: Power and Grace,” at the National Arts Club from May 28 to June 30.
Bill Hayes will be speaking at the Tate Modern on June 8 at 7pm about his book, newly released in the UK, How New York Breaks Your Heart. Hayes' first photography book features black and white and color images of ordinary New Yorkers at their most peaceful, joyful, distracted, anxious, expressive, and at their most fleeting.
SKG artist Leonard Freed is featured in BOZAR's upcoming exhibition, "RESIST! The 1960s Protest, Photography and Visual Legacy." The show will be on view June 27 to August 26 Iin Brussels.
SKG artist Teju Cole teams up with Sonnambula in a performance of music and spoken word with a photo installation that celebrates the work of Leonora Duarte on February 2 at 7pm at The The Fuentidueña Chapel at The Met Cloisters.
SKG artist Meryl Meisler is featured in the group exhibition, "Enthrall and Squalor: Photographing Downtown 1977-1987" at The Living Gallery Outpost from May 20 to May 24.
SKG artist Accra Shepp's project, The Windbook, will be on view at The National Library of Luxembourg May 31 through December 2018. The show features his collaboration with 30 art students at the International School of Luxembourg.
SKG artist Teju Cole is one of 13 artists featured in the Museum of Contemporary Photography's current exhibition, In Their Own Form. The show seeks to illuminate the myriad ways blackness and is open through July 8.
Congratulations to SKG artist Debi Cornwall! Her book, Welcome to Camp America, is featured in the PDN annual and has won the PDN Publisher's Choice Award.
SKG artist Debi Cornwall's series, Welcome to Camp America will be on view during the Head On Photo Festival May 5 to May 20 at the Paddington Reservoir Gardens.
SKG artist Miles Aldridge will be discussing his career and newly launched print series for the London Original Print Fair Annual Printmaking Talk on Thursday 3 May at 7.30pm at the Royal Academy of Arts. Tickets available at the link here.
SKG aritst Stephen Shames' exhibition, Power to the People, will be on view as part of Kyotographie. His photographs will be on view at Fujii Daimaru black storage April 14 to May 13.
SKG artist Teju Cole will be participating in this year's Feria Internacional del Libro de Bogotá. On April 22 he will be giving a talk on looking, feeling and thinking and on April 26 he will be speaking on ‘Photography as an essay.'. Both are followed by book signings.
SKG artist Wendy Ewald will be speaking at The New School on April 21 from 3-4pm as part the "Art, an index" anniversary celebration of The Vera List Center fellowship program. The panel features Wendy Ewald, Casey Gollan, Victoria Sobel, Jonathan Weinberg and Amanda Parmer.
SKG artist Martha Cooper's photographs will be on view at Beyond The Streets, an exhibition of graffiti and street art in a 40,000+ sq ft of industrial indoor and outdoor space. The exhibition opens to the public in Los Angeles on May 6 through July 6.
SKG artist Meryl Meisler has a solo exhibition at The Storefront Project entitled,LES YES!. The show opening on May 3 and running through June 3 features her photographs of the Lower East Side during the 1970s and 80s.
SKG arist Jerome Liebling will have two images in the upcoming exhibition, "The Power of Pictures: Viewing History Through America's Library." The exhibit featuring more than 440 images from the Library of Congress’ photographic archives is on view at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles from April 21 to September 9.
Steven Kasher Gallery is proud to exhibit at The Photography Show presented by AIPAD, the longest-running fair dedicated to photography.
SKG artist Leondard Freed is featured in the exhibition, WOKE: Rattling Bones, Conversations, Sacred Rites and Holy Places, at City Gallery in Charleston on view from April 3 to May 6, 2018,
SKG artist Debi Cornwall has been selected as the winner of the inaugural Fotofest Charles Jing Fellowship 2018.
SKG artist Daido Moriyama is featured in the group exhibition, "1938. Birthday Party With Guests," at the Sprengel Museum in Hanover through June 6. The show features six photographers who had a crucial impact on the medium’s recent history who were born in 1938.
Wendy Ewald will discuss her latest body of work entitled An Immigrant Alphatbet with Patricia C. Phillips, Writer and Independent Curator/Academic Dean, Moore College of Art & Design. The talk will take place on April 7 at 3pm and tickets are available at the link below.
SKG artist and The New York Times Critic Teju Cole discusses his three practices: photography, writing, and writing about photography on April 5 at 12pm. Get tickets at the link below.
SKG aritst Martha Cooper has a solo exhibition at CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia entitled Martha Cooper: On the Street. The show will be open March 14 to April 8.
Stephen Shames' solo exhibition "Power to the People" opens on March 2 at La Chambre in Strasbourg, France.
We will be having a discussion at AIPAD in conjunction with our upcoming exhibition Refraction: New Photography of Africa and its Diaspora on view at SKG from April 19 -June 2. The discussion, taking place on April 8, looks at reframing blackness through visual art and challenging existing representations of black life. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are only valid with same-day Show admission. Purchase your tickets today at the link below.
Daido Moriyama's solo exhibition at Michael Hoppen Gallery is open February 23-March 29 in London. The show features the street photographer's rare, vintage silver prints.
SKG aritst Meryl Meisler will be in conversation with House Curator Paul Moakley on her photographs of Long Island and New York City, including the infamous New York City disco scene. Tickets are on sale at the link below for the event taking place on May 6th.
SKG artist Meryl Meisler's image from the Library of Congress will be featured in the exhibition Not an Ostrich: And Other Images from America’s Library curated by Anne Wilkes Tucker. The show will be on view at the Annenberg Space for Photography from April 21-September 9.
SKG artist Phyllis Galembo's photographs are featured in the "Theriomorphism V" pop-up exhibition at Galeria Kreisler from February 20-25 in Madrid.
SKG artist Wendy Ewald's work is featured in the group exhibition "This Place" at the Wellin Museum of Art. Work from her seris, "This is Where I Live," will be on view through June 10th.
Photographs by SKG artist Leonard Freed are on view at the University of Lousiville's Ekstrom Library through May 25th as part of their "Fine Young Kids" exhibition.
Wendy Ewald's "This is Where I Live" series is featured in the group exhibition, "This Place," open February 3 - April 22 at the Tang Museum.
SKG artist Bill Hayes' book launch for "How New York Breaks Your Heart," takes place at Powerhouse Arena on February 22 at 7pm. Images from the book will be on view at SKG Febuary 15-March 17.
Martha Cooper has an upcoming solo exhibition at The Gallery by Wish in Atlanta entitled "Then & Now." The show, open February 10-March 2, features over 40 images from her series, “Subway Art,” “Hip Hop Files,” and “Tokyo Tattoo.”
Debi Cornwall is featured in the group exhibition, "En suspens," on view February 9-May 13 at LE BAL in Paris.
Michael Nichols will be featured in the group exhibtion, “Lions & Tigers & Bears: Through the Lens with National Geographic,” opening February 3 at the Schiele Museum of Natural History.
Images by Fred McDarrah are on display in the exhibition, You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the Sixties, at the New York Public Library's Gottesman Hall through September 1.
SKG aritst Daido Moriyama's photographs will be featured in the group exhibition, Terre des îles, at the Polka Galerie in Paris from January 25 through March 3.
SKG artist Teju Cole will collaborate with jazz pianist Vijay Iyer for a spoken prose with a live score event, titled Blind Spot, on February 9 at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.
SKG artist Shawn Walker will be in a panel discussion on using photography as a tool to link community and foster change. The panel is in conjunction with the Spirit of Community: Art of Harlem exhibition.
SKG and Larry Fink are holding a fundraiser benefiting Planned Parenthood of NYC on January 19th from 7-9pm. The fundraiser celebrates Fink's monograph, The Outpour, featuring images made at the Women's March on Washington in 2017. Signed copies of the limited edition of 500 book will be on sale for $25 as well as a special edition of 100 signed prints from the book, available for $150. In support of Women's Rights 100% of all sales will be donated to Planned Parenthood of New York City.
SKG arist Jill Freedman's photographs of Resurrection City are on on view at the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C.. The group exhibition entitled City of Hope is on view indefinitely.
SKG artist Phyllis Galembo's work is featured in Opalka Gallery's upcoming group exhibition, Effects That Aren't Special: The 40th Photography Regional opening on March 15.
SKG artist Daido Moriyama will be featured inthe group exhibition Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins at Barbican Art Gallery in the UK. The exhibition, open February 28-May 27, focuses on the fascination artists have with those on the margins of society.
SKG artist Wendy Ewald will be featured in the group exhibition, Collaboration: A Potential History of Photography, open from January 24-April 8 in Toronto.
SKG artist Stephen Shames work will be on view June 29, 2018 – May 19, 2019 as part of the exhibition, One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC..
SKG artist Leondard Freed is featured in the exhibition, Posing Beauty in African American Culture, curated by Dr. Deborah Willis. The show on view through March 4, explores how African and African American beauty has been represented in a range of media and popular culture.
Bill Hayes' How New York Breaks Your Heart is a love letter in photos as it documents a diverse range of city dwellers while capturing both the excitement and loneliness of living among them. The book, published by Bloomsbury, will be released in February in conjunction with the exhibition of Hayes' How New York Breaks Your Heart at Steven Kasher Gallery on February 15.
SKG aritst Ming Smith is featured in the group exhibition, Soul of a Nation, on view February 3-April 23 at Crystal Bridges. The show highlights the contributions of Black artists to American history and how their artworks changed the face of art in America.
Ming Smith will be holding a photography workshop in conjunction with the exhibition, "Soul of a Nation" at Crystal Bridges. As on of the featured artists in the exhibition she will lead guests downtown and offer tips in street photography on February 4th.
Teju Cole will be participating in the Writers and Readers portion of The New Zealand Festival in Wellington from February 23 to March 18.
SKG artist Teju Cole will be speaking at the University of Kentucky Art Museum as part of the Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series. The lecture will be held on Friday, December 1 at 4pm.
Miles Aldridge's exhibition, ('after'), will be on view in London from November 24, 2017 through January 5, 2018.
SKG artist Marianna Rothen will be exhibiting her Shadows of Paradise series in her first solo exhibition in London. The exhibition will be on view at The Little Black Gallery from January 23 - February 24.
Teju Cole will speaking at the University of Chicago at 7pm on November 15th for a public conversation about the ways in which images and image-making inform and propel our contemporary discourse about the intersections of artistic practice and civic responsibility.
Congratulations to SKG Olivia Locher for being named in Forbes 30 Under 30: Art & Style section.
SKG artist Mike Disfarmer is featured in the group exhibition, All of Arkansas: Arkansas Made, County by County, on view at the Arkansas Made Gallery through March 11, 2018.
Miles Aldridge is part of a group exhibition, Fashion & Politics in Vogue Italia, in the Base venue at the Photo Vogue Festival in Milan. The exhibition will be on view from November 16 to 19.
The Cachet Boutique NYC is showing a fine art photography installation curated by SKG director Cassandra Johnson and featuring works by Miles Aldridge, Marianna Rothen, Daido Moriyama, Roxanne Lowit, Jess Johnson and Lala Abaddon.
Bob Colacello's photographs are featured in the group exhibition, Love Isabela: A Puerto Rico Fundraiser, a benefit auction to support Isabela, Puerto Rico. The exhibition is on view through November 19.
Phyllis Galembo will be giving an artist lecture at The Light Factory in Charlotte on November 18 from 2-3pm. The even is in conjunction with her Mexico series on view at the New Museum of Modern Art through November 27.
Debi Cornwall will be giving a public talk with Lewis Bush at Photography in the Age of Global Surveillance and Perpetural Wars. The event is free and will be held at Reid Hall in Paris on November 13 from 7-9pm.
Teju Cole will be speaking at John Hopkins on November 7th at 6pm in the Mudd Hall Auditorium as part of President's Reading Series.
SKG artist Charles Moore is featured in a group exhibition, A Fire That No Water Could Put Out: Civil Rights Photography, at The High Museum through May 27th.
Steven Kasher Gallery artist Teju Cole will be attending the 2018 Adelaide Writers' Week which runs from March 3-8.
Debi Cornwall will be signing her book, Welcome to Camp America, at Steven Kasher Gallery's booth (Main Booth #D13) at the Paris Photo Fair on November 11th from 2-3pm.
Steven Kasher Gallery and the Center for Constitutional Justice are pleased to host a panel discussion on October 28th, from 2:30 to 5pm in conjunction with our exhibition Debi Cornwall: Welcome to Camp America. The panel will include Debi Cornwall, J. Wells Dixon, Mark Fallon and Mohamedou Ould Slahi, and will be moderated by Fred Ritchin. They will be discussing Guantánamo Bay, art, and social justice. The event is free but seating is very limited, please RSVP at the link below.
Steven Kasher Gallery artist Phyllis Galembo's Mexico series will be on view at the New Gallery of Modern Art from October 20th to November 27th. Her portraits capture the transformative power of costume and ritual and were taken at religious and cultural events in Mexico from 2008-2017.
Teju Cole delivers a powerful immersive experience within a continuously evolving exhibition of his own photographs and videos, accompanied by a score of field recordings and incisive texts, all presented harmoniously as one artwork. The event will be held BKLYN Studio at City Point on November 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at 7pm and on November 3rd at 9pm.
On November 17th Teju Cole is holding a lecture as part of the Performa 17 Biennial at 427 Broadway from 3 to 4pm. The DJ lecture is an exploration of the way music, over the past 25 years, played an essential role in his personal notion of Africanness.
Michael Nichol's retrospective, Wild, is on view at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C. from October 12 through January 15, 2018.
Teju Cole will be exhibiting a selection of photographs from his series Blind Spot, at the Univeristy of Kentucky Art Museum from October 7 to December 3.
A panel discussion with Debi Cornwall, Jennifer Karady, Bayeté Ross Smith, Celia A. Shapiro, and Benjamin Petit, moderated by Fred Ritchin at the NYU Tisch School of Arts at 6pm. The event is in conjunction with the exhibition Bending the Frame, on view through October 22nd.
Teju Cole is this year’s Raymo Lecture guest speaker at Stonehill Collegeon Tuesday, October 3 at 6pm in the Martin Institute Auditorium. Cole will discuss themes from his book, Blind Spot, including the relationship between text and image.
For the first time in Europe, the Steven Kasher Gallery artist Stephen Shames is presenting an exhibition of original prints and archival materials that retrace his investigation into 1960s-70s America. His photos of the day-to-day life of gangs in the Bronx and the radical black liberation movement the Black Panthers are much more than a documentary illustration of a given period in time: they represent an insider's view, one which paints the portrait of the contrasts in American society. Exhibition running from October 11 through January 14.
Meryl Meisler's exhibition Sassy Circus & Creepy Clowns will be on view at Bizarre Black Box Gallery from September 22nd to November 22nd. The photographs feature the final day of The Greatest Show on Earth and her interpretations on the 45th Administration.
Michael Nichols is named the 2017 recipient of The Lifetime Achievement Visa d’or award. The Lifetime Achievement Visa d’or award was created by Visa pour l’Image and Le Figaro Magazine in recognition of the lifetime achievement of an established photographer who is still working. Nichols' work was published in a recent biography, A Wild Life, and the subject of a major retrospective at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Brian Griffin will be included in the group show, Here We Are organized by Burberry, and located at the fashion house's new venue at Old Sessions House in Clerkenwell, London. The exhibition explores the British way of life and character, dedicating an entire room to Griffin's photographs. The exhibition will run from September 18 through October 1.
Debi Cornwall will be a symposium panelist with Mohamedou Ould Slahi and J. Wells Dixon at Guantánamo Going Forward: What's Next for Current and Former Detainees?. The event will be held September 15th from 9-11:30am in the Petterutti Lounge at Brown University.
Debi Cornwall is included in the group exhibition, “Bending the Frame,” opening tonight from 6-8pm at Gulf + Western Gallery at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. The show contains photos by artists and documentarians using alternative strategies for social change, and features images from Debi Cornwall’s recent publication, “Welcome to Camp America”.
Steven Kasher Gallery artists Ming Smith and Louis Draper are included in the show, States of America. The exhibition contains images from the Civil Rights Era through the Reagan era to explore how these contentious decades contributed to the current polarized American landscape. The exhibition opens September 15 and will run through November 26.
Meryl Meisler is included in the group exhibition, "Brooklyn Photographs" at BRIC Arts that captures the spirit of Brooklyn from the 1960s onward. The show will run from September 7th through October 29th.
Olivia Locher will be featured in conversation with Steven Kasher Gallery director. Cassandra Johnson, at Space Ninety 8 this Thursday to discuss her new publication, I Fought the Law, and the upcoming show at the gallery, opening next Thursday, September 14th. Signed copies will be available at the event, and are also available through the gallery, email email@example.com to reserve a copy now.
To commemorate the last week of Teju Cole's highly praised first solo exhibition, Blind Spot and Black Paper, the artist will be signing copies of the associated new book, Blind Spot at Steven Kasher Gallery from 4-6pm, tomorrow, August 8th. Supplies are limited and books will be signed on a first come, first serve basis.
As part of a city-wide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit rebellion, Detroit Institute of Art presents “Art of Rebellion: Black Art of the Civil Rights Movement.” The exhibition includes photos by Ming Smith, who was an early member of the Kamoinge workshop, a group of black photographers who collaborated and supported one another in their creative endeavors. Her informal portraits assert black identity and will be on view through October 22nd.
The exhibition “On Freedom” at Aperture Foundation Gallery is opens on July 13th, and includes photographs by Debi Cornwall from her series, “Welcome to Camp America”. The exhibition brings together photographic interpretations of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. The show will remain on view through August 17th.
Stephen Shames will be showing his series, "Power to the People" consisting of images of the Black Panther Movement, as well as his documenting of life in the Bronx, in the Portraits exhibition at Rendez-vous Photographique Ville de Vichy, located in Vichy, France. The festival will run from June 16th through September 10th.
The Studio Museum in Harlem presents Harlem Postcards: an ongoing project that invites contemporary artists of diverse backgrounds to reflect on Harlem as a site of cultural activity, political vitality, visual stimuli, artistic contemplation and creative production. The exhibition features Steven Kasher Gallery artist Phyllis Galembo, and will run from July 19th through September 10th.
On July 8, composer/pianist Vijay Iyer and writer/photographer Teju Cole‘s will collaborate on a performance entitled, Blind Spot, that investigates our blindness to tragedy and injustice throughout history. Cole’s striking photography as well as his own voice will be accompanied by a live score composed by Iyer and performed with bassist Linda Oh and mallet percussionist Patricia Brennan.
Debi Cornwall's photo series, Welcome to Camp America, will be presented by the Centre de la photographie Genève to be exhibited at Les Rencontres d'Arles from July 3 through September 24. On July 7th, there will be a photo tour of Cornwall's work during La Nuit d'Annèe, during which the festival’s favorite artists and photographers and institutions were given carte blanche—projected in loops on six screens.
Debi Cornwall will be exhibiting her series, Welcome to Camp America, at BMW Photo Space of GoEun Museum of Photography in Busan, South Korea. In this series, Cornwall juxtaposes the desolate and haunting air of Guantanamo Bay with the bright colors and rich light of Cuba. Working under constricting military regulations, her photos present a surreal landscape of one of America's most covert operations. The exhibition will be on view from June 30th through August 26th.
Photographs by Ming Smith will be featured in the visual art and music collaboration, No Commission, curated by Swizz Beats. The event pairs live music with the work of engaging visual artists, where the artists earn 100% of the proceeds made off sales. It opens at Kraftwerk Rummelsburg on June 29th and will continue through July 1st.
Stephen Shames will be part of a group exhibition entitled, "Resistors: 50 Years of Social Movement Photography in the Bay Area," at the Berkeley Art Center. The show focuses on artists who have documented social history and the proud tradition of citizen activism. The exhibition opens June 29th and will run through August 20th.
Teju Cole is included in the exhibition, Talking Pictures: Camera Phone Conversations Between Artists. The Met commissioned 12 artists to participate in the project, all of whom were asked to invite another artist to be his or her conversation partner for a five-month period. From November 2016 to April 2017, the participants sent still images and brief videos back and forth in a game of pictorial ping-pong. They were asked not to write messages or captions and to refrain from sharing their images on social media. Otherwise, the content and frequency of communication was determined by the artists themselves. The exhibition is on view through December 17th.
Watch the dynamic series of conversations that explore the current political climate and the nature of personal responsibility and action in this moment with artist Accra Shepp. He discusses the rise of the far-right wing with artists and journalists.
Click through to find links to each talk with Dread Scott, Hettie Jones, Arun Venugopal and Brian Palmer.
In I Fought the Law, rising star photographer Olivia Locher illustrates strange and outdated laws (some overturned, some still on the books, and some merely the stuff of legend), from each of the 50 states. The book is to be published by Chronicle Books, and will be released in September in conjunction with the exhibition of Locher's I Fought the Law series at Steven Kasher Gallery.
In Blind Spot, acclaimed author and photographer, Teju Cole, combines text and photo to create a unique synthesis of words and images. Journey through more than 150 of Cole’s full-color original photos, each accompanied by his lyrical and evocative prose, that forms a multimedia diary of years of near-constant travel. The book is published by Penguin Random House, in conjunction with the exhibition at Steven Kasher Gallery, Teju Cole: Blind Spot and Black Paper and is available now.
A Wild Life is Michael “Nick” Nichols’s story, told with passion and insight by author and photo-editor Melissa Harris. Nichols’ story combines a life of adventure, with a conviction about how we can redeem the human race by protecting our wildlife. It follows the life of Nichols, who journeys from the American South, via the photographers’ co-operative Magnum, to becoming lead wildlife photographer of National Geographic magazine. The book is published by Aperture Foundation and is available now.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is pleased to present, "Wild: Michael Nichols", a large-scale exhibition of the groundbreaking wildlife photography of Michael 'Nick' Nichols. This exhibition presents Nichols’s most important projects, highlighting his artistic accomplishments, technical innovations, and efforts to preserve wild spaces. His photographs will be shown with depictions of nature from the Museum’s collection, inviting visitors to consider humankind’s complex, and often brutal, relationship with the wild. The show will be on view from June 27th through September 17th.
Martha Cooper is selected to exhibit in The Fence 2017, an outdoor, travelling photography exhibition series. The exhibition travels to Brooklyn, Boston, Atlanta, Houston, Santa Fe, Durham, and Denver, and will open in Brooklyn Bridge Park on June 28th.
As part of The Studio Museum in Harlem's Studio Salon series, Teju Cole will be speaking about his upcoming publication and exhibition, "Blind Spot", in conversation with Thelma Golden, director and chief curator of the museum.
Ming Smith will be featured in the exhibition “Arthur Jafa: A Series of Utterly Improbably, Yet Extraordinary Renditions” at Serpentine Gallery in London. The show features over 30 prints by Ming hand selected by Jafa, including new large scale prints created specifically for the show. On view from June 8 through September 10.
Upstate Diary will host a talk with Marianna Rothen about the art of self-portaiture. The event will take place Saturday May 27th, 9pm, at Hasbrouck House NY, Stone Ridge N.Y.
The Steven Kasher Gallery booth from Photo London Fair has been featured on L'Oeil de la Photographie, including images by Miles Aldridge, Vivian Maier, Jill Freedman, Marilyn Minter and Martha Cooper.
Martha Cooper will represent the USA in an exhibition entitled, "Brighter Days are Coming" at the Street Art Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The exhibit features 50 artists from 12 countries, and is on view now.
Focusing on works made from 1900 to 1960, Where We Are traces how artists have approached the relationships, institutions, and activities that shape our lives. Drawn entirely from the Whitney’s holdings, the exhibition is organized around five themes: family and community, work, home, the spiritual, and the nation. During the six decades covered here, the United States experienced war and peace, economic collapse and recovery, and social discord and progress. American artists responded in complex and diverse ways, and a central aim of the exhibition is to honor each artist’s efforts to create her or his own vision of American life. The artists and their works suggest that our sense of self is composed of our responsibilities, places, and beliefs.
Steven Kasher Gallery is pleased to host a sold-out panel discussion on Saturday, May 13th from 2-4pm in conjunction with the exhibition, Bob Dylan NYC 1961-1964. It will feature: Ted Russell, photographer; Bob Yellin, musician and photographer; John Cohen, musician, photographer and filmmaker and Sean Wilentz, historian and author. While the event is sold out, the panel will be live-streamed via Steven Kasher Gallery's facebook page.
Focusing on the work of black women artists, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism. It is the first exhibition to highlight the voices and experiences of women of color—distinct from the primarily white, middle-class mainstream feminist movement—in order to reorient conversations around race, feminism, political action, art production, and art history in this significant historical period.
The Society Club Presents Circa 1978, an exhibit of the work of Brian Griffin, April 13th – June 8th, 2017
Brian Griffin is considered by many to have defined the post-punk aesthetic in British photography.
The exhibition at the Society Club in Soho features 18 limited edition darkroom prints taken from Griffin’s highly sought after out-of-print book, © Brian Griffin 1978, which was created in collaboration with artist Barney Bubbles, who had achieved cult status for his illustrations of punk record sleeves.
The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll will be an exhilarating exhibition of iconic rock posters, photographs, interactive music and light shows, costumes and textiles, ephemera, and avant-garde films. A 50th anniversary celebration of the adventurous and colorful counterculture that blossomed in the years surrounding the legendary San Francisco summer of 1967, the exhibition will present more than 300 significant cultural artifacts of the time, including almost 150 objects from the Fine Arts Museums’ extensive permanent holdings, supplemented by key, iconic loans.
Hugo Fortin names Lucien Samaha as one of his picks from AIPAD, stating that "these grainy pictures of rather dubious quality are not devoid of charm and have an undeniable appeal."
Roberta Smith reviews The Photography Show presented by AIPAD and explores our booth, "21 Artists, One Straight White Male."
Artnet News names Jill Freedman one of 10 remarkable photographers to discover at this year’s AIPAD fair!
The gallery will host a panel discussion titled "You Can't Sit With Us: Female Artists and Fourth-wave Feminism," taking place on Saturday, March 18th, from 2-4pm. Panelists will include Jasmin Hernandez, founder of Gallery Gurls; Erica Mapp, poet and artist; Jenny Morgan, artist; Marianna Rothen, photographer; Hiba Schahbaz, artist; and will be moderated by William J. Simmons, art historian, critic.
Photographs by Martha Cooper will be on display at Fat Free Art in the exhibition "Fem.Is.In".
The exhibition title references the currently popular wave of woman-led activism, as well as women who have been steadily claiming their own ground for centuries, sometimes alone and sometimes collectively. The artists in this exhibition have each forged their own unique path. Whether in the studio or in the streets, these artists have re-imagined a way of being and are living it.
Every year in Rome the International Photography Festival takes place, which commissions a different important photographer a project on the city. Among the many who have participated, we selected four Italian photographers: Olivo Barbieri, Gabriele Basilico, Marco Delogu and Paolo Ventura. We have also added a New York photographer, Leo Rubinfien, who is currently on assignment. Each photographer conveyed his signature style and his identity, but we felt that these particular chosen works shared a common sensitivity toward the beauty of the capital of Italy.
Taking place on the 50th anniversary (to the day) of the opening reception for MoMA’s 1967 New Documents exhibition, New Documents: Fifty Years Later brings together three key figures who visited the landmark photography exhibition in 1967 and whose critical reflections have shaped our understanding of its legacy.
Sarah Meister, Curator, Department of Photography, MoMA, will frame the evening with an introduction that draws from her extensive research for the book Arbus Friedlander Winogrand: New Documents, 1967. This will be followed by a panel discussion, moderated by art historian Rob Slifkin and featuring artists Max Kozloff, Tod Papageorge, and Martha Rosler, all of whom have written persuasively on related subjects.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
7:00 – 8:30pm
Room 418F, 136 West 21st Street, New York, NY
Free and open to the public
Twice a recipient of Guggenheim Fellowships and a New York State Council for the Arts Fellowship, Thomas Roma's work has appeared in international exhibitions, including one-person shows with accompanying books at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the International Center of Photography. His talk is part of the i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration lecture series, which features fine-art, commercial, editorial, documentary and fashion photographers and industry experts including publishing, galley, software and hardware professionals. Presented by MPS Digital Photography.
In 1973, a group of African American photographers in New York City published the first volume of The Black Photographers Annual. This exhibition is the first of four rotations that explore each of the four volumes of The Black Photographers Annual, which ended in 1980. The first installation features 20 photographs by several of the artists whose work appears in the first issue, including Anthony Barboza, Roy DeCarava, Louis Draper, LeRoy Henderson, Beauford Smith, Ming Smith, and Shawn Walker. Curated by Dr. Sarah Eckhardt, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.
Vikki Tobak spoke to Stephen Shames about the iconic image "Panthers on Parade".
Perceptions + Recognitions is a new body of work by internationally recognized photographer Burk Uzzle commissioned by the Greenville Museum of Art. The exhibition will be twenty (25) original pictures of residents in eastern North Carolina and shown at the Greenville Museum of Art in 2017.
The title reflects the fact that too frequently we hold perceptions about others that are disconnected from their truths and therefore inaccurate. Art has always afforded us the opportunity to share seminal emotions with strangers, to realize a connection, to know that our human experience may not be unique although our circumstances may be unrecognizable
Photographs by Jerome Liebling will be on display in the exhibition "The Thrill of the Chase: The Wagstaff Collection of Photographs" at the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine. From 1973 to 1984, Samuel J. Wagstaff, Jr. (American, 1921-1987) assembled one of the most important private collections of photographs in the world. Wagstaff promoted photography as an art form by organizing exhibitions, delivering lectures, and publishing material on his collection.
February 2 to May 21
Opening in Musée Nicéphore Niépce
on Friday the 10th of February 2017
28 quai des Messageries - 71100 Chalon-sur-Saône, France
American Thoroughbred will be on view at 54 Bond Street beginning January 18 through the end of February by appointment. Please contact Krystina.Bole@billyreid.com to arrange a viewing.
Henry Chalfant and Martha Cooper were praised by Martha Schwendener in The New York Times.
"Thanks to Mr. Chalfant and others, like Martha Cooper, the ephemeral work was preserved in photographs. Sure, it was illegal. But graffiti art has become one of the most globally recognizable and copied forms of contemporary culture. And in the realm of creative civil disobedience, it is one of the most extraordinary instances of a bunch of young, working-class artists affecting the world."
"Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers" by Stephen Shames and Bobby Seale has been included on Lens Culture's list, "32 Personal Favorite Photobooks of 2016." Congratulations Stephen Shames!
Exhibition Dates: December 08, 2016 – January 06, 2017
Address: 545 Eighth Ave. Suite 750, NY, NY 10018 (between 37th & 38th St.)
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Fridays 12pm – 8pm, Saturdays 11am – 6pm
Our Louis Draper exhibition was featured in Artforum's Best of 2016 Issue! The exhibition was ranked number 6 on Vince Aletti's list of top ten exhibitions.
"Draper is here in part as a representative of New York's Kamoinge Workshop, the collective of African American photographers he helped found in 1963; Roy DeCarava was the group's first director. A book and an East Village group show focused timely new attention on Kamoinge this year, but Draper's expansive, engaging retrospective was the most effective argument for the workshop's continuing importance. Working in black-and-white, usually on the streets of Harlem, the photographer sized up his fellow citizens with an incisiveness that allowed for sympathy but was not clouded by it. He was even better with streetscapes and interiors, their missing inhabitants hauntingly present. Gathering years of work, the show made Draper one of the year's most surprising and substantial rediscoveries."
Nine of Meryl Meisler's disco photographs were aired on PBS SOUNDBREAKING, Episode 5: Four On The Floor.
Thursday, Nov. 17th from 6-8 PM:
"A Celebration of American Thoroughbreds with Neil Latham"
--Place: Billy Reid West Village
94 Charles St.
NY, NY 10014
--Book signing and display of unique one-of-a-kind original photographs from the editing process, as well as larger framed photographs.
--Holiday cocktails and light bites will be served as well.
Saturday, November 12th from 3-5pm
A reading from author Joe Lewis will begin promptly at 4pm.
Marching Bands is the fifth book by photographer Jules Allen. Culled from field trips ranging over a period of almost 10 years, the 96 images in Marching Bands captures the unique rythym, precision and flair of African-American marching bands.
Light refreshments will be served
Photographs by Jill Freedman are featured in a group exhibition at Andrew Edlin Gallery.
Featuing works by:
Back by popular demand!
Friday, Oct. 28th 10AM EST – Sunday, Oct. 30th 10AM EST
Buy online (stevenkasher.bigcartel.com/products) or in the gallery
Steven Kasher Gallery is pleased to announce a flash sale of signed, 8 x 8 inch, exhibition quality prints by visionary documentary photographer Ruddy Roye. Roye has selected 12 iconic images from his debut solo exhibition, When Living Is a Protest, for this extremely limited release. Each archival pigment print is proofed and printed by Ruddy at Digital Silver Imaging, one of the finest photography labs in the US. Prints will be available for $125 each for 48 hours ONLY online and in the gallery. $15 from the sale of each print will be donated to Black Lives Matter. This is one-time chance to own a print by one of today’s most exciting emerging photographers.
Black Power 50 Talks:
Bobby Seale and Stephen Shames
Thursday, October 27, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037
Discussion about the Black Panther Party
Panther co-founder Bobby Seale & Stephen Shames
in conversation with
documentary filmmaker Byron Hurt
Reserve a Seat @ eventbrite.com
Book signing will follow.
TIME’s First Take series features Brooklyn-based documentary photographer Ruddy Roye. Known for his raw and gritty editorial and environmental portraits, Roye sees himself as more than just a photographer – he’s also an activist whose images present society’s injustices.
Roye’s motivation is simple: “I look for dignity,” he says. “I look for what is familiar. I find it easier to look for it in somebody else and to photograph it as a way of talking about it.”
An Exhibit of Photographs by Stephen Shames
Book Signing with Bobby Seale and Stephen Shames
6:00-7:00 p.m. Book Signing and Photography Exhibit (North Gate Hall)
7:00-8:30 p.m. Presentation (Sibley Auditorium)
This fall marks the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party's founding. The Black Panther Party was one of the most creative and influential responses to racism and economic inequality in American history. The group would become emblematic of the Black Power movement that helped shape the tumultuous years of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Panthers electrified a generation of black youth. They remain cult heroes today, nearly 50 years after their founding.
The exhibit--which is located in the corridors of North Gate Hall--will run from August 29, 2016 until January 5, 2017.
Jack Neubart praises Jill Freedman's documentary photography.
"Jill Freedman is not one of those names that readily rolls off the tongue when we discuss documentary photography. But it should be. Her documentary photographs are as real, as telling, as poignant as it gets. They are moments captured in a style all her own, albeit with the same measure of truth as a Dorothea Lange portrait of life during the Great Depression."
Photos by Meryl Meisler, Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire & Gregory Baubeau
Bizarre Black Box Gallery
Exhibition: October 1, 2016 – January 1, 2017
Bizarre BOS Opening Party: Saturday, October 1st, 7pm – 4am
Address: 12 Jefferson St., Brooklyn, NY (J/M/Z trains to Myrtle/Broadway)
Bushwick Chronicle recognizes Bushwick as a historically significant arctic community now in need of documentation. Over the summer of 2016 through a series of open calls, Meryl invited the artists, gallerists, journalists, and organizers of Bushwick to gather for group portraits inspired by Nina Leen’s 1950 portrait of the Abstract Expressionists in “The Irascibles” and Art Kane’s 1958 portrait of Jazz Musicians in “A Great Day in Harlem.” These photographs were taken with a medium format camera using black-and-white film, returning Meryl to her analogue roots and printing in the darkroom. The exhibition of these new photographs is now paired with Meryl’s illustrative painted photographs of Bushwick from the 1980s on.
The New York Times explores Mark Seliger's forthcoming book “Christopher Street: Transgender Stories.”
The New York Times mentions the opening of Ruddy Roye's first solo exhibition in a write up about Photoville.
"Last year, Photoville presented work by Ruddy Roye, a Brooklyn-based photographer with a wide following on Instagram. Last week, Mr. Roye opened his first solo exhibition, at the Steven Kasher Gallery in Chelsea."
Photographs by gallery artists Ruddy Roye, Ming Smith, and Louis Draper are on display at Photoville from September 21-25 with Kamoinge Inc.
Ruddy Roye's work was featured in The New York Times' interview with curator Sarah Lewis on editing Aperture's special Vision+ Justice issue, which celebrates photography of the black experience.
The New York Times features a photograph by Fred McDarrah in a article about Donald Trump.
The New York Times features one of Fred McDarrah's photographs in a article about the seating chart at New York Fashion Week.
33 Bleecker Street, NY
Photographs by Marianna Rothen are on display in the exhibition "Adrenaline Honey" at Catskill Art Society.
“American Thoroughbred,” a fine art photography collection shot by Neil Latham that showcases Zenyatta’s portrait, has been earning accolades in top sports, horse racing, photography and news media. Not only is Zenyatta’s portrait often featured, but her iconic prowess and presence are brought up again and again.
For the first time, all the images from this hauntingly, powerful collection will be exhibited. This series offers a moving portrait of the Polish railway tracks used to transport prisoners to Nazi extermination camps during World War ll. The tracks are photographed from head height, some in black and white, some in color, and serve as a haunting reminder of the horrors that took place under Hitler's rule.
The Work Mag claims Marianna Rothen to be a favorite at Photo London.
"Chief among our favourites was new photographer Marianna Rothen, a New-York based artist represented by Steven Kasher Gallery who creates atmospheric, enticingly unsettling images. Rothen works in polaroid, producing photographs that act like a window into an unnamed film-set, an overwhelmingly female world of dystopian road trips and seductive yet haunting domesticity."
The Brooklyn Rail sat down with the long-time colleagues and friends to talk through the ways in which their practices intertwine and bolster each other’s art.
British Journal of Photography explores the work of Brian Griffin.
Much of his work, often depicting workers and tradesmen, seems meticulously staged, yet honest and full of emotions. Griffin’s work transforms workplaces into stages and his subjects into actors. As one of Britain’s most influential portrait photographers, he achieved early recognition for his work in the 1970s and 1980s, developing a style which has since been referred to as Capitalist Realism.
This exhibition of more than 40 works traces the distinguished career of photographer Burk Uzzle and his observation of American society, from the turbulent politics and countercultural revolution of the 1960s to the present. All About America represents six decades of photographs by this North Carolina native thus far, from iconic photos of Martin Luther King Jr.’s funeral, the Woodstock music festival, and anti-Vietnam War demonstrations to his later study of the social landscape of America from coast to coast.The result is a unique testimony to the stresses, contradictions, and joys that have marked Americans’ modern lives.
Guest host Phoebe Judge talks with Burk Uzzle about his upbringing in the rural South and the stories behind his photographs.Uzzle's work is showcased in three new exhibits: Burk Uzzle: American Chronicle at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, on view until September 25; Burk Uzzle: Southern Landscapes at the Nasher Museum of Art in Durham is open until September 18; and All About America: Photographs by BurkUzzle at the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill on view from June 24 to September 11.
In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party, Abrams will publish "Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers" by Stephen Shames and Bobby Seale. An accompanying exhibition at Steven Kasher Gallery will open on September 16th and run through October 29th.
Burk Uzzle shares the memories of his most unforgettable images with T Magazine. This summer, Uzzle is being celebrated in his home state of North Carolina, with ongoing shows at the N.C. Museum of Art, the Nasher Museum at Duke University and, opening on June 24, the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
When Timothy McDarrah was a child, his father would park him for the evening with a silver-haired man named Andy at a downtown place called the Factory while he went out to photograph the Bohemians flocking to Greenwich Village. Tim’s father, Fred, was the photographer and photo editor for the Village Voice for half a century, and from the 1950s to the ’70s, when the Village was the center of intellectual and artistic ferment, the Voice was its chronicle. Now McDarrah, with his brother Patrick and their mother, Gloria, is battling to preserve some of the neighborhood’s old magic with his Save the Village walking tours of key places in its social history, even as many of those landmarks fall to gentrification and New York University’s expansion.
In a town renowned for its in-your-face persona, citizens have banded together on issues as diverse as historic preservation, civil rights, wages, sexual orientation, and religious freedom. Using artifacts, photographs, audio and visual presentations, as well as interactive components that seek to tell the entire story of activism in the five boroughs, Activist New York presents the passions and conflicts that underlie the city's history of agitation.
The 1970s: The Blossoming of a Queer Enlightenment explores the vibrant and liberating decade between the Stonewall Riots from 1969 until 1980, just before we heard the first rumblings of the AIDS crisis emerging, changing the nature of sexual relationships to the present day.
"Portrait of American Pop artist Edward Ruscha as he poses with several of his 'Gunpowder Ribbon Drawings', New York, NY, December 9, 1967" is on display in the exhibition "Ed Ruscha: Ribbon Words".
Garden & Gun gives us an inside look on the work of Burk Uzzle and names him one the nations most celebrated photographers.This summer, his sixty years of photographing American life will be celebrated in a collaborative retrospective mounted by three of North Carolina’s premier museums—the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, and Raleigh’sNorth Carolina Museum of Art.
"The 1984 multiple-exposure portrait of Siouxsie Sioux in the shadows, unmasked by a streak of light across her eyes, one of six pictures by Brian Griffin which reminded us that a commercial photographer can also be a serious artist."
The 16 photographs selected for this show explore rural life in this region and how southerners have engaged with the landscape over time. This exhibition is part of a collaboration between the Nasher Museum, the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the North Carolina Museum of Art.
The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University is pleased to announce Soulmaker: The Times of Lewis Hine, a new exhibition that explores the artistic mastery of photographer Lewis Hine’s images of children working in mills and factories in the early 20th century.
Paddle8 goes "behind the lens" with legendary street photographer, Jill Freedman.
Butterfly Boy by Jerome Liebling is on the cover of New York Magazine's annual "Yesteryear" issue, which takes a look at decades of dressing in New York.
Metropolis Magazine names 'Maske' by Phyllis Galembo one of 50 books to read this spring!
The Annual is Creative Review’s showcase of the best work of the year and is trusted by the industry to highlight stand-out work from around the world.
This year’s Best in Books for Design goes to Himmelstrasse by Brian Griffin.
Photographer Brian Griffin’s Himmelstrasse series offers a moving portrait of the Polish railway tracks used to transport prisoners to Nazi extermination camps during World War Two. The tracks are photographed from head height, some in black-and-white, some colour, and serve as a haunting reminder of the horrors that took place under Hitler’s rule.
SCAD FASH is pleased to present "Grand Divertissement à Versailles, Vintage Photographs by Bill Cunningham," an exhibition featuring exclusive, vintage images of the legendary 1973 fashion show, "The Battle of Versailles," taken by acclaimed fashion photographer, Bill Cunningham. This exhibition is made possible by Nancy North in collaboration with Elizabeth Fiore and Steven Kasher Gallery.
The Untitled Space is pleased to present “In The Raw: The Female Gaze on the Nude”, an exhibit of 20 female artists and their intimate vision on the female nude. Curated by Indira Cesarine and Coco Dolle, the exhibit will be on view from May 3 -21, and includes works of photography, painting, sculpture, mixed media and video.
Between 1915 and 1959, American studio photographer Mike Disfarmer (1884-1959) made portraits of the residents of Heber Springs, a small town in rural Arkansas. Only after his death did his work become known internationally and regarded as a typical example of classic American portrait photography. Foam is staging a major retrospective, with 182 vintage photographs, including a number of 8 x 10 inch prints that have never been exhibited before.
This exhibition provides an overview of Uzzle’s career and is organized in collaboration with the Ackland Art Museum at UNC–Chapel Hill and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. On view April 16, 2016 – September 25, 2016.
Master photographer Brian Griffin will tutor a small and intimate group of 12 photographers on studio portraiture and still life.
Griffin will encourage participants to gather objects, invite members of the public or invitees to have their picture taken and experiment in the studio, the rest is Griffin’s magic!
Max Capacity: 12 participants
Dates: Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th May 2016
Times: 10:00 – 19:00 (Mon) & 09:00 – 17:00 (Tue)
Venue: SPACE Studios
We recently discovered a video of filmmaker Ken Burns speaking about his mentor Jerome Liebling. http://nyti.ms/1qwrPBL
Steven Kasher Gallery will be exhibiting works by Mariana Cook, Mark Seliger, Thomas Roma, Marianna Rothen, Carl Strüwe, and more at the Park Avenue Armory, booth 414 from April 13th to April 17th.
The AIPAD Public Program will be held on Saturday, April 16 and will include informative discussion sessions that feature prominent leaders in the world of fine art photography. This year's Public Program will feature "The Photobook Today: A Discussion of the Evolving Medium" at 10am, moderated by Steven Kasher.
New technologies and new media have produced an astounding flourish of photobook creativity. The old model of books that are collections of images competes with books that are authorial works cover to cover. How can we best nurture the ecology of these two types of publications?
Michael Itkoff, Harper Levine, Lesley A. Martin, and gallerty artist Leo Rubinfein.
Dress-Up is a group exhibition in which costume, performance, persona, and pose are explored through the lens of photographers Qiana Mestrich, Phyllis Galembo, and Charan Singh.
Fred W. McDarrah's photographs are featured in Philharmonie de Paris' exhibition "The Velvet Underground New York Extravaganza," an immersive, impressionistic and multimedia exhibition told by the eye-witnesses and contributors of the time. On view March 30 – August 21, 2016.
Jerome Liebling's photographs are featured in Smith College's exhibition Uncanny Valley: Portraits of the Almost-Human. Including eleven works by twentieth and twenty-first century photographers, Uncanny Valley aims to capture the stark and strangely intimate world of human-facsimiles. From the coy disaffection of fashion mannequins, to the spectacle of religious shrines, to the likeness of Lady Liberty herself, the care with which these figures were photographed gives life to the not-quite-living. On view February 26 – May 8, 2016. http://smith.edu/artmuseum/On-View/Portraits-of-the-Almost-Human
The first of three exhibitions organized by Hilton Als for the Artist's Institute focuses on the history of trans women in 1970's New York. Fred W. McDarrah's photographs of Candy Darling and Holly Woodlawn will be featured in the exhibition. The show will commence on March 2nd and run until August 7th at The Artist's Institute's new address at 132 East 65th Street. bit.ly/1mXWt4r
The Centre Pompidou is to present Beat Generation, a novel retrospective dedicated to the literary and artistic movement born in the late 1940s that would exert an ever-growing influence for the next two decades, featuring photographs by Robert Frank, John Cohen, and Fred W. McDarrah. bit.ly/1Um2N3i
There will be nearly 40 diverse photographs charting the evolving styles of the medium, the depiction of the female form, and the making of icons alongside uncommissioned works by renowned fashion photographers. From Richard Avedon and Miles Aldridge to Lillian Bassman and Tony McGeen – expect everything from the iconic and experimental to the contemporary. http://bit.ly/1SQ6nDF
Andy Warhol’s fascination with publishing and the art of the book was lifelong—rooted in his artistic training as a college student and early career in advertising, fashion, and commercial illustration. For close to forty years, books were a touchstone for Warhol—a medium to which he returned again and again as a platform for his unparalleled creativity. He contributed to more than eighty projects for books and left traces behind of dozens of others that were never realized. http://bit.ly/1KG389q
Daido Moriyama returns to the Fondation Cartier in Paris, some twelve years after his first exhibition there, to present “Daido Tokyo,” a new showcase curated by Hervé Chandès and Alexis Fabry that focuses on his most recent work. Although it was Moriyama’s body of black-and-white, snapshot-like images that first made his name, “Daido Tokyo” is comprised of a large selection of brilliantly colored photographs that are not often associated with his style. On view February 6- June 5, 2016. http://bit.ly/1NiXqtO
In 1984, Henry Chalfant and Martha Cooper released Subway Art, a bible of New York City's graffi scene. Thirty years later, a new edition is released including over seventy previously unpublished photographs and a thoughtful introduction and afterward on the artists' collaboration during this era of urban art. January 28th at noon, they will share some of these images and discuss the passion, creativity and resourcefulness of unlikely kids inventing an art form destined to spread worldwide and spawn the present-day street art movement. A booksigning will follow the talk. The event takes place at 92Y at Lexington Avenue and 92nd St. Tickets are available here: http://bit.ly/1JWnU9B
Bob Colacello, a fixture of the wild, glamorous, disco-and-drugs-driven world of Andy Warhol, was perfectly positioned to record the frenetic pace of the 70's-era Factory scene. This first major museum exhibition of Colacello's candid photos includes vintage prints and selections from his book, OUT. http://bit.ly/20bNYBD
On January 24th from 3- 4 p.m., Colacello discusses his new exhibition and recalls life with Warhol, the brilliant, controlling, private, insecure, and immeasurably influential man who continues to fascinate us. This talk will be presented at FAU University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida. http://bit.ly/1RRccQB
Join us for a guided walk-through of our "Louis Draper" exhibition by Draper's sister, Nell Draper-Winston, Saturday, January 16th at noon. Since 2002, Draper’s sister, Nell Draper-Winston, has worked to bring Draper’s photography once again into the public eye. Her efforts resulted in the first ever retrospective of the artists’ work at Candela Gallery in 2014. http://on.fb.me/1PtNYp5
Watch Nell Draper-Winston talk about her brother's ability to capture the character of everyday people in a video created by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. http://bit.ly/1NbU2kj
The gallery will host a panel discussion on PM on Saturday, February 6th from 3-5pm. Panelists include Brian Wallis, Curator of the Walther Collection and former Chief Curator of the ICP; Paul Milkman, scholar and author of PM: A New Deal in Journalism 1940-1948; Jason Hill, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and Visual Culture at the University of Delaware and author of the forthcoming book Artist as Reporter: Weegee, Ad Reinhardt, and the PM News Picture and Laetitia Barrere, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The panel will be moderated by our Curatorial Director Anais Feyeux.
Fred W. McDarrah’s highway protest photographs are on view in "In the Shadow of the Highway: Robert Moses’ Expressway and the Battle for Downtown” at the NYC Municipal Archives, 31 Chamber Street, through January 29th. This free exhibit focuses on activists who stopped Robert Moses’ proposed Lower Manhattan Expressway from destroying downtown Manhattan, and on the ongoing impact of development and gentrification on the Lower East Side. http://on.nyc.gov/1GbSk33
Jerome Liebling is on view in University of Minnesota's exhibition Singing Our History: People and Places of the Red Lake Nation which explores the many ways the Red Lake Nation has been and continues to be portrayed by artists and members of its communities through art and photography. The exhibition is a collaboration between the Red Lake Ojibwe and the Department of American Studies at the University of Minnesota. A reception will be held on January 23 from 6-9 p.m. http://bit.ly/1RffUDq
Steven Kasher Gallery is proud to announce the Vimeo release of a new seven-minute, black and white video on Thomas Roma and his latest body of photographs, In the Vale of Cashmere. This “video poem”, directed by Rachel Liebling, combines three elements; photographs, a voiceover of an interview with Roma, and music. Produced by Steven Kasher, this is the first in a series of videos about projects and issues in the world of photography.
This book collects for the first time the entire Hurricane Waves series, begun in 1996, featuring texts by Phong Bui, Jay A. Clarke, Orville Schell, and Joseph Thompson. http://bit.ly/1IXzxqZ
Photos by Fred W. McDarrah are on view in “Give Peace Another Chance! : Warhol in New York” at ONO Arte Contemporanea in Bologna, Italy. The exhibition portrays the crucial role Andy Warhol played for New York City and its rapid evolution of pop culture. On view December 12, 2015- January 10th, 2016. http://bit.ly/1VJi796
Seen & Imagined accompanies a landmark exhibition at MASS MoCA. Texts by noted writers and critics David Anfam, Quentin Bajac, Arthur C. Danto, Jack Flam, Nicholas Negroponte, and Jock Reynolds, comment on Ross’s work, placing it within the history of art and technology. http://bit.ly/1QcnlLx.
Olivia Harding of Manhattan Sideways sat down with Steven Kasher and Cassandra Johnson, Gallery Director, to talk about SKG's mission is to expand the dialogue around what a photograph is and what it can do in our culture. http://bit.ly/1l383KQ
Jerome Liebling's Emily Dickinson's White Dress, The Homestead is on view at Mount Holyoke College Art Museum's exhibition Engergies and Elegies, which explores themes of absence and abundance, entropy and energy. In addition to Jerome Liebling, the exhibition also includes Kiki Smith, Rosamond Purcell,and Julie Mehretu. Energy and Elegies is on view through December 2. President of Mount Holyoke College, Lynn Pasquerella, speaks about being mesmorized by Liebling's print in the following article: http://bit.ly/1GXfyNZ
Works by Jerome Liebling will be on view at Galerie Frédéric-Moisan from November 4 - 28, 2015. Exhibition 4,3,2,1… ! (4 photographers, 3 countries, 2 colors, 1 vision) is part of the Photo Saint-Germain Festival, and, in addition to the works of Jerome Liebling, will also include works by Bernard Guillot, Leo Matiz, and Vivian Maier. Opening reception Thursday November 5, 2015, from 6-9 p.m. http://bit.ly/1Q9xNBm
Daido Moriyama's exhibition Marrakech: Shooting Light is a major retrospective of Daido Moriyama's work. The exhibition features Daido's work shot in Marrakech as well as a selection of his most iconic images from Japan in the 1970s and 80s. It is on view at the Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Art through January 10, 2015, with an opening reception on November 6. http://bit.ly/1NtQ2zt
Marianna Rothen is featured in Snoecks, a 550-plus-page Belgian magazine which appears once a year in October and focuses on the most interesting new international developments in the arts, photography and literature. Marianna Rothen’s work is part of its accompanying exhibition which runs through November 29th, 2015 at De Schipperskapel (Komvest 38, 8000 Bruges, Belgium). It is open every weekend from 2pm- 5pm. For more information please visit the exhibition’s Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/1kzqO8s
The Oca Museum in San Paolo, Brazil is showing fifty Miles Aldridge photos in his exhibit The Dazzling Beauty as a part of their fashion week until October 15, 2015- November 2, 2015. For more information on the exhibit, please visit the following website (Portuguese language): http://bit.ly/1JhnLrP
At the Kunsthalle-Munchen in Germany, Miles Aldridge's Immaculée images are part of From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, a complete journey through the work of designer Jean Paul Gaultier. The exhibition is on view from September 18, 2015 through February 14, 2016. http://bit.ly/1Pd4KLH
Acclaimed photographer Leo Rubinfien discusses his formative years in Japan in the 1960s, and the impact that For a New World to Come photographers such as Daidō Moriyama and Shōmei Tōmatsu had upon his practice, including his most recent body of work that opened at Steven Kasher Gallery in New York City this fall. The talk takes place on November 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm at the Japan Society and is followed by an exclusive cocktail reception for ticket-holders. www.japansociety.org/event/leo-rubinfien
A Vanity Fair event and a documentary directed by Yvonne Scio narrate the story and works of the great New York photographer Roxanne Lowit on September 6th in Venice. http://bit.ly/1ZhIzIR
Last year, Steven Kasher Gallery exhibited the photography of Fred W. McDarrah, who documented the changing scene of Greenwich Village since the 1960s. The spirit of that show has taken the form of this walking tour, which includes stops at the places McDarrah captured on film including locales like Washington Square Park and the Stonewall Inn. For more information on the tour, please visit http://savethevillagetours.com. To view the New York Times, article click on this link: http://nyti.ms/1JxnENP
This exhibition features photographs of prominent Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century artists from the Albright-Knox Collection including Fred W. McDarrah, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Hollis Frampton, Marcel Duchamp and Jasper Jones. Taken by fellow artists, these portraits were created over a span of more than seventy years and capture artistic figures that define the modern and contemporary art world. Artist to Artist opens at Albright- Knox Art Gallery on July 11, 2015 andis on view through November 8, 2015. http://bit.ly/1EHeTID
Fren W. McDarrah is featured in Warhol Underground which highlights the influence of the music scene and avant-garde choreography in the work of Andy Warhol. It also discusses the microcosm of the "factory", which was open for artist residencies at a time when Warhol discovered, with ever renewed curiosity, the underground music scene and tried to produce " Superstars ". The exhibition opens at the Centre Pompidou-Metz on July 1, 2015. http://centrepompidou-metz.fr/warhol-underground
Miles Aldridge's Pop-Up Gallery Exhibition at 60 Soho was reviewd by Time Lightbox and W Magazine. Click the links below to view the full articles, or visit our press page.
Time Lightbox: http://time.com/3640178/miles-aldridge-plastic-surgery/
In this major mid-career museum survey, Landscape Seen & Imagined documents Clifford Ross’s longstanding project to reconcile realism and abstraction. The exhibition takes place throughout two buildings, six galleries, and an exterior performing arts courtyard. Ross’s hyper-detailed photographs of hurricane waves and mountains are included along with a new “invisible art” project featuring animated virtual elements only accessible by means of the viewer’s smartphone. Clifford Ross: Landscapes Seen & Imagined opens at MASS MoCA on May 23, 2015. For more, visit: http://bit.ly/1QcnlLx
The Order of Things: Photography from the Walther Collection, featuring photographs by Accra Shepp and curated by Brian Wallis, former chief curator at the International Center of Photography in New York, will be on view at The Walther Collection in Neu-Ulm, Germany, beginning May 17, 2015 and will be accompanied by a catologue, displaying Shepp's photograph on the cover, published by Steidl/The Walther Collection.
Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960 – 1971, featuring never before seen photos by Fred W. McDarrah opens on May 17 at the Museum of Modern Art.
Our exhibitions Jerome Liebling: Brooklyn and Other Boroughs and Fred W. McDarrah: The Artist's World were reviewed in numerous publications including The New York Times, NY 1 News, Time Lightbox, and The New Yorker. To view the full articles, click the link below or visit our press page.
Jerome Liebling will be featured in a film screening at AIPAD on Saturday, April 18 at 1:45 PM as a part of the 2015 public program. Harvey Wang's film From Darkroom to Daylight explores how the dramatic change from film to digital has affected photographers and their work.
Milan Triennale is featuring rarely seen Fred W. McDarrah photos on the show theme of Artists and Food. The exhibition opens on April 9, 2015 at the Triennale Design Museum.
Our highly-anticipated exhibition Selma March 1965 was previewed in three New York Times articles, CNN online, the New York Review of Books, and Arise News. To read the articles, click the link below, or visit our press page.
The Wall Street Journal featured Melissa Cacciola's current exhibition at the World Trade Center, Skywalkers: The Legacy of the Mohawk Ironworker at the World Trade Center. Click on the link below to read a fascinating interview with Melissa about the series
Skywalkers presents Cacciola's efforts to document this latest generation of Mohawk ironworkers and record a dying tradition. This portfolio represents thirty tintype portraits of Mohawk ironworkers from the Kahnawake and Akwesasne reservations in Canada.
American painter Robert Bordo was awarded the 2014 Robert De Niro Sr. Prize. Each year, the estate supports a mid-career American painter with the $25,000 cash prize. We are proud to be exhibiting a painting by Bordo in our current exhibition 12 Painters: The Studio School, 1974/2014, on view through January 10th, 2015.
Jerome Liebling's images, taken on city streets or in rural towns, defies easy categorization. His images are suffused with startling intimacy; the gaze of his subjects reflecting struggles yet to be overcome. The places, too, bear the traces of time and the scars of victory. And yet the weariness of those faces and places does little to diminish their power. Liebling’s work is a tribute to human perseverance and courage.
This solo exhibition, Rubinfien's second with the gallery, will feature 17 color photographs selected from his series A Map of the East, which he made in Japan and other parts of Asia between 1980 and 1987.
The exhibition brings together photographic works and publications from the artist's 20 year career. As the title suggests, images on view include nudes from his many series exploring voyeurism and innocence; animals; and the countless cigars he has smoked in his studio.
Final Words is a collection of the final statements of the 515 inmates that have been executed by the state of Texas since 1982. The project seeks to focus on the humanity that remains at the center of the death penalty in America.
In the rerelease of Holy Terror, Colacello brings us into Andy's world: into the Factory office, into Studio 54, into wild celebrity-studded parties, and into the early-morning phone calls where the mysterious artist was at his most honest and vulnerable. Colacello gives us, as no one else can, a riveting portrait of this extraordinary man: brilliant, controlling, shy, insecure, and immeasurably influential.
Mr. Liebling, who became known as a member of the Photo League, a group of socially minded photographers that disbanded in 1951, dug deeply into his subjects, using still photography almost like film, to explore a condition rather than an instant. “He and his subjects are looking at each other,” said Rachel Liebling, who curated an exhibition of her father’s work, which is to run at the Steven Kasher Gallery from March 13 to April 19. “They’re looking at him and he’s looking at them. He felt the regular people were the superstars. Those portraits are about that.”
The 92nd Street Y has organized a panel discussion "Defining Vietnam" featuring war correspondent Peter Arnett, veteran combat reporter Kimberly Dozier, and author Pete Hamill. They will discuss the photographs from the critically acclaimed exhibition we mounted last October, Vietnam: The Real War: A Photographic History from the Associated Press.
Phyllis Galembo has two concurrent exhibitions on view in Raleigh, North Carolina. Theater of Belief: Afro-Atlantic Costuming and Masking in Large-Format Color Photographs by Phyllis Galembo at the North Carolina State University African American Cultural Center and at the Frankie G. Weems Art Gallery at Meredith College.
The Galleries at Moore are currently hosting Pretty Vacant: The Graphic Language of Punk. The Exhibit includes hundreds of of posters, pins, flyers, fanzines, handbills, record sleeves, and more from the collection of Andrew Krivine.“Punk changed my life,” Krivine says now. “It was what I was looking for but didn’t know at the time until I heard it and saw it.”
The New York Times previewed our exhibition Fred W. McDarrah: Save the Village in Sunday's Metropolitan section. The article, titled "Capturing the New York of the 1960s and '70s", by John Leland, praises McDarrah's rigorous documenting of the cultural movements, icons, and events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century.
“O’er the green mead the sporting virgins play, their shining veils unbound along the skies, tossed and re-tossed, the ball incessant flies."
According to Tom O’Conner’s History of Handball, the earliest mention of the game can be found as far back as 2000 BC in Egypt. The priests of the Temple Osiris in Thebes were depicted on the tombs, striking the ball with the hand. The game meandered to Europe, before Alexander the Great spread it around the Greek Colonies and the Apennine Peninsula (Italy). Accounts of handball are found in Scotland in 1427, where King James was a known fanatic, amongst the aristocracy of 18th century London, and finally, in its most reliable depiction, was introduced to the United States by Irish immigrants in the waning years of the 19th century. The game eventually settled in Brooklyn where it made its way into the DNA of an adolescent Jerome Liebling.
The Art Institute of Chicago presents Max Kozloff: Critic and Photographer, on view October 5th through January 14th. An influencial art historian and critic, Kozloff was the art editor of The Nation and the executive editor of Artforum. The exhibition includes over 80 photographs, demonstrating how his practice as a photographer has been shaped by his work as a critic and vice versa.
Steven Kasher Gallery is proud to newly represent Melissa Cacciola. Featured today on the New York Times Lens Blog is her tintype series "Brass on Tin". It includes portraits of brass band musicians from New Orleans will be exhibited next year at the New Orleans African American Museum.
Full Circle: Before They Were Famous (2010) is directed and edited by Brian Bayerl and features appearances by Robert Indiana, Ultra Violet, Taylor Mead, Eric Shiner, and Marie and William John Kennedy. The documentary aired on September 5th on WLIW21, WNET New York Public Media and on September 12th at 10:30 PM on Channel 13, WNET New York Public Media.
Mark Seliger has photographed famous portraits of musicians, actors, politicians, and other icons for magazines such as Rolling Stone, Time, and Vanity Fair. This New York Times article focuses on his country music career. Seliger is the lead singer for the band Rusty Truck, based in Los Angeles. The group released their second album.
Sundance Selects announced today that the company is acquiring U.S. rights to John Maloof and Charlie Siskel’s feature documentary Finding Vivian Maier, which was produced by Maloof and Siskel, and executive produced by Jeff Garlin.
This intriguing documentary shuttles from New York to France to Chicago as it traces the life story of the late Vivian Maier, a career nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs has earned her a posthumous reputation as one of America’s most accomplished and insightful street photographers.
BBC's documentary covers the incredible story of Vivian Maier. Catch the program on BBC's website.
We are honored to find Phyllis Galembo's photography featured in Carol Vogel's article on the Venice Biennale. Read the article here.
Off Beat presents photographs taken in New York City in 2008 and 2009, when A-chan began working with black and white film.