In I Fought the Law, rising star photographer Olivia Locher illustrates strange and outdated laws (some overturned, some still on the books, and some merely the stuff of legend), from each of the 50 states.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.
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.
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 Thirty years later, a new edition is released including over seventy previously unpublished photographs and a thoughtful introduction and afterward on the artists' collaboration during this era of urban art.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
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
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.
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
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.
Off Beat presents photographs taken in New York City in 2008 and 2009, when A-chan began working with black and white film.