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Beauty_Book

Laeticia Casta, © Kenneth Willardt, The Beauty Book

EXHIBITION & BOOK LAUNCH: The Beauty Book, 588 Gallery, 558 West 21st Street, November 8 – December 7
Danish artist Kenneth Willardt presents The Beauty Book, an interactive book of animated photography. Over 130 images of celebrities and top models ranging from Lady Gaga to Adriana Lima, Jennifer Lopez to Claudia Schiffer, will be released with a coinciding iPhone application that digitally animates each image. All royalties from this book of “augmented reality” will benefit Rescuers Without Borders, an organization committed to providing medical care in regions all over the globe.

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Martina-Lindqvist

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Untitled # 2 from the series Neighbours, 2013 © Martina Lindqvist
Courtesy of The Photographers’ Gallery

EXHIBITION: Martina Lindqvist: Neighbours / Murmurs, The Photographers’ Gallery, 16–18 Ramillies Street, 31 October – 14 January
Celebrated Finnish photographer Martina Lindqvist presents Neighbours and Murmurs, two recent series exploring the theme of memory, family, and loss. Neighbors documents a scarcely inhabited region in Finland, digitally expanding the space that surrounds its houses to underscore its remoteness. Murmurs takes an indirect look at the faltering memory of the artist’s grandmother, who struggles with Alzheimer’s. By constructing still lifes of withering flowers set in cardboard vases, Lindqvist explores the ways in which the significance we place on “keeping up appearances” diminishes as we negotiate our final years of life.

Taken at the Borders Between Urban and Rural Communities, Photographs Show China in Transition

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The young and the old, the dusty and the new, the rural and the urban. In Borderlands, a collection of photographs from Chinese photographer Jiehao Su, the strange, ethereal parts of modern China are shown in muted pastel. They are hazy places of beige condominiums and mountain-sized piles of recyclables, of dark fauna and browned grass. Some areas look exhausted while some are tranquil and serene. They are the parts of China that are in transition.

Adorable Photos of Birds Inspired by Children’s Storybooks

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For Birds, New York-based photographer Zack Seckler relives his childhood fascination with animals, constructing fantastical scenes in which the winged creatures play, preen, and explore. In his youth, he was transfixed by textbooks about wild beasts, and his thirst for the animal kingdom remained unsatisfied by the routine trip to the zoo. Here, he visualizes those boyish reveries, grounding his fanciful visions firmly within the tradition of naturalist John James Audubon and primitivist Henri Rousseau.

Photos by Matthew Pillsbury Capture the Fast Pace of Modern Tokyo

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Inokashira Park
Saturday April 5th 2014

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Tokyo, 2014

For Tokyo, New York-based photographer Matthew Pillsbury captures the Japanese capital in continual motion, using long exposures to record up to fifteen minutes of activity within its populous hubs of daily activity, from train stations to night clubs.

‘The Shepherd’s Daughter’ Reflects On Hunting, Tradition and Mortality in the Wilderness of Northern Michigan

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The Shepherd’s Daughter is a quiet song of memory and mythos, exploring concepts of mortality and familial history in the snowy woods of northern Michigan. Photographer Clare Benson‘s ongoing series portrays herself, her father and one of her sisters, though the viewer is unable to distinguish who is who. Representing archetypes of past and present rather than actual individuals, Benson’s protagonists navigate a untouched hinterland, attuned to the briefness of life and largeness of the world around them.

Captivating Portraits of a Fashionable Homeless Man in His Many Improvised Outfits

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For Slavik’s Fashion, Ukrainian photographer Yurko Dyachyshyn chronicles the daily stylings of a 55-year-old homeless man living in an undisclosed hiding place in the city of Lviv. Slavik changes his clothes at least once every day, pulling together outfits from items collected in city trash bins and homeless aid centers. With each wardrobe shift, Slavik restyles his hair and his beard, and he always shaves his armpits.

Photo du Jour: Church of the Pilgrimage

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In 1963, legendary architect Gottfried Böhm constructed the new Church of the Pilgrimage in Neviges, Germany, the building that helped to thrust the Brutalist movement onto the world’s stage.

Astonishing Color Photographs of Life in the Russian Empire of Czar Nicholas II

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Peasant girls / Year: 1909 / © Library of Congress

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Emir of Bukhara / Year: 1911 / © LOC

Between 1909 and 1915, Tsar Nicholas II commissioned innovative color photographer and chemist Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii to document what would become the last years of the Russian Empire proceeding the Revolution of 1917. Nostalgia: The Russian Empire of Czar Nicholas II Captured in Color Photographs brings together hundreds of his images in a single volume.

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Edward-Steichen

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Actress Gloria Swanson, 1924 (Vanity Fair, February 1, 1924)
The Sylvio Perlstein Collection
Courtesy of Condé Nast Archive, Condé Nast Publications, Inc, New York/ Paul Hawryluk, Dawn Lucas and Rachael Smalley

EXHIBITION: Edward Steichen In High Fashion, The Condé Nast Years 1923 – 1937, The Photographer’s Gallery, 16–18 Ramillies Street, 31 October – 18 January
During his time as chief photographer at Condé Nast, icon Edward Steichen created hundreds of fashion and portrait photographs for Vogue and Vanity Fair. As a pioneer in art photography and pictorialism, Steichen’s photographs toe the line between paintings and photographs. In this exhibition, over 200 of Steichen’s photos for Condé Nast will be on view— in some cases, for the first time in nearly 100 years— alongside some of the original publications.