© David Burnett/Courtesy of Contact Press Images and Anastasia Photo
EXHIBITION: David Burnett – Soul Rebel, Anastasia Photo, 166 Orchard Street, February 3 – 28, 2015
In tribute to the 70th birthday of the iconic musician, photojournalist David Burnett reveals Soul Rebel: An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley. Beginning in 1976 while on assignment for Time, the photographer captured candid moments in the life of the beloved artist, many of which have never been seen by the public.
Time Taken (11) (Early Spring), 2013 – 2014 © Simon Norfolk
EXHIBITION: Simon Norfolk: Stratographs, Benrubi Gallery, 521 W 26th Street, 2nd Floor, February 5 – March 21, 2015
Photographer Simon Norfolk presents two bodies of work, the first of which traces the former glory of Kenya’s Lewis Glacier in stark contrast with its recent recession. In his second series, the photographer chronicles life in Afghanistan’s Bamiyan Valley, capturing moments of hope in a landscape torn by war and tragedy.
Bowling Green, Manhattan, 2012 © Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao Courtesy Museum of the City of New York
EXHIBITION: Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao’s New York: Assembled Realities, Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Avenue, October 15, 2014 – March 15, 2015
Taiwanese photographer Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao presents dozens of panoramic images of New York City created using multiple long exposures, transforming the familiar city into an urban fantasyland.
EXHIBITION: SELF: Portraits of Artists in Their Absence, National Academy Museum, 1083 Fifth Avenue, January 29 – May 3, 2015
In the era of the selfie, the National Academy Museum takes a fresh look at what it means to take a self-portrait, in decades past and present. Featured artists include Francesca Woodman, Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Andres Serrano, Marina Abramovi?, and many more.
Irina Ionesco, “Fafa,” 1970
EXHIBITION: Solarized, Nailya Alexander Gallery, 41 E 57th Street, Suite 704 November 19, 2014 – February 28
Nailya Alexander Gallery presents a breathtaking collection of antique and modern solarized photographs, with creation dates ranging from the late 19th century to the early 2000s. Featured artists include Irina Ionesco, Edmund Teske, Rolf Horn, Todd Walker, Alexey Titarenko, Ferenc Berko, Blanc & Demilly, Herbert Matter, and Annemarie Heinrich.
EXHIBITION: Kevin Cooley: A Thousand Miles an Hour, Ryan Lee, 515 W 26th Street, January 15 – February 21, 2015
Kevin Cooley unveils his latest film installation, A Thousand Miles an Hour, in which he examines the relationship between the Earth, Sun, and Moon. Positioning the audience between two screens, one bearing the moon and the other the sun, the artist challenges our flawed and distorted perspectives on the movements of the celestial bodies.
EXHIBITION: Lift Off: 2014 NYC Photography/Video, Fridman Gallery, January 30 – February 28, 2015
Elisabeth Biondi curates this exhibition of thesis artworks from six New York-based MFA programs, each of which reinterprets the medium pushes it into new and exciting areas. Featured artists include Jesse Wakeman, Rehan Miskci, Charles Sainty, Magali Duzant, Michelle Claire Gevint, and Jesse Chun. The artists will join Biondi in conversation at 6:30 PM on February 10th.
© Michelle Frankfurter
EXHIBITION: Michelle Frankfurter – Destino, The Half King, 505 West 23rd Street, February 3 – March 29, 2015
Michelle Frankfurter traces the perilous and courageous journey of immigrants passing through the Mexico-U.S. border in search of the American Dream and an escape from the violence that pervades their countries of origin. The photographer will present a talk on the project on opening day, February 3rd.
EXHIBITION: Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein, New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way, January 16 – April 19, 2015
The New York Historical Society presents Stephen Somerstein’s powerful photographs of the January 1965 Civil Rights March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, during which time the young photojournalist gained historic access to pivotal figures like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr.
EXHIBITION: Igael Shemtov: The Photo Album, 1979-80, Baxter St at CCNY, 126 Baxter Street, February 7 – 28, 2015
Artist Rona Yefman curates this exhibition of work from her former teacher Igael Shemtov, with images documenting the residences of lower-middle-class families in Israel during the late 1970s and early 1980s. For this series, the prolific Shemtov drew from the popular family snapshot aesthetic of the time to create especially moving and evocative imagery.