Robin Schwartz, Shiba Up, 2006, from Amelia and the Animals (Aperture, 2014)
ARTIST TALK: Robin Schwartz: Amelia and the Animals, Aperture Gallery and Bookstore, 547 West 27th Street
December 1, 7:00pm
Photographer Robin Schwartz will give a talk and book signing for her second monograph, Amelia and the Animals. The book contains portraits of her daughter Amelia and her interactions with exotic animals. Amelia will also be present.
BOOK SIGNING: Elliot Erwitt: Regarding Women, International Center of Photography, 1133 Avenue of the Americas
December 6, 3:00pm
Photography legend Elliot Erwitt’s new book is a tribute to women and their intelligence and beauty. His portraits span generations and include previously unpublished images. His portraits convey glamour and strength while including the humor that Erwitt is known for.
Profile, 2011 © Elizabeth Eagle
EXHBITION: Kids (Not Cute), Umbrella Arts, 317 East 9th Street
December 4 – January 17
This group exhibition curated by Harvey Stein features photographs of children. As the title suggests, this show keeps its distance from the “cute kid” genre, showing a diverse array of children from all walks of life engaging with their surroundings.
LECTURE: Robert Bowen on Antonie Claudet, Penumbra Foundation, 36 East 30th Street
December 2, 7:30pm
Moderated by Bryan Whitney, artist and professor Robert Bowen will present a lecture on the work of Antonie Claudet. An early practitioner of photography, Claudet is widely believed to have invented the photographic portrait. He also operated as England’s first professional photographer.
PANEL DISCUSSION: Photography and the Environment 2: Visualizing Climate Change, International Center of Photography, 1133 Avenue of the Americas
December 1, 7:00pm
Climate change is a hot topic of discussion in our current environment. ICP will host a discussion about how photographers act as activists to illustrate the causes of climate chance and its impact on our society and environment. Panelists include both photographers and scientists.
EXHIBITION: TGIF Gallery and Post-Cocktail, Dekalb Restaurant, 564 Dekalb Avenue
December 7, 6:00pm
Brooklyn-based TGIF Gallery has teamed up with Post-Cocktail, a website of cocktail photographs and recipies, for a one-night-only exhibition at Dekalb Restaurant. The show will feature photographs by Roxana Azar and others, and a few select cocktails on the menu.
Camera Obscura: Late Afternoon View of the East Side of Midtown Manhattan, 2014 ©Abelardo Morell/Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery
EXHIBITION: Abelardo Morell: Some Recent Pictures, Edwynn Houk Gallery, 745 5th Avenue #407
October 23 – December 20
Famed photographer Abelardo Morell is best known for his large-scale camera obscuras that transform entire rooms into cameras themselves. Also well known are his still life works that manipulate the scale of every day objects. The sixteen pieces on view are new works that build on his experiments with perception, and focus on new subjects.
EXHIBITION: Letha Wilson, Higher Pictures, 980 Madison Avenue
November 20 – December 20
For her second solo show at Higher Pictures, Letha Wilson presents new pieces that blend photography and sculpture. The works are composites of photographic prints, steel, and concrete, for an imposing three-dimensional object that challenges the conventions of landscape photography.
Understory Flareups, Fourth of July Creek, Valley Road Wildfire, Custer County, Idaho, 2005 © Laura McPhee
LECTURE: Laura McPhee: The Elusive Meaning of Place, George Eastman House, Dryden Theatre
December 4, 6:00pm
Famed photographer Laura McPhee will speak about her landscape photographs and their evolution throughout her illustrious career. Her photographs examine the disconnect between our ideal American landscape, and our values of the natural world.
EXHIBITION: Jean-Daniel Lorieux: Seducing the Lens, French Institute Alliance Francaise Gallery, 22 East 60th Street
October 30 – December 6
Jean-Daniel Lorieux’s photographs of women have graced the pages of Vogue, Dior, and Lanvin, and now he brings his sensual work to FIAF. Heavily influenced by fashion photography, these striking, erotic portraits show Lorieux’s idealized version of strong women.