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.
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!
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.
"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.
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 speaks about her work at The NY Photo Salon, hosted by SVA MPS Digital Photography Department at the School of Visual Arts.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.