© Will Ellis

TALK: Abandoned NYC: A Presentation by Urban Explorer Will Ellis, Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Ave, Brooklyn, February 18, 2015, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
For his book Abandoned NYC, prolific photographer Will Ellis has traversed the city’s forgotten alcoves, from Dead Horse Bay to the Gowanus Batcave. This talk will include a visual tour of the city, a book signing, and a question and answer period. Book here.

EXHIBITION: Vera Lutter, Gagosian Gallery, 976 Madison Avenue, January 29 – March 7, 2015
Photographer Vera Lutter transforms the interiors of rooms and shipping containers into camera obscuras, creating stunning days-long exposures of cityscapes from around the world, from her home in Manhattan to the flooded streets of Venice.


Jasper de Beijer, 12-26-2004 (from Mr. Knight’s World Band Receiver), 2014. Image courtesy of the artist and Asya Geisberg Gallery.

EXHIBITION: Jasper de Beijer: Mr. Knight’s World Band Receiver, Asya Geisberg Gallery, 537B West 23rd Street, February 5 – March 14, 2015
Photographer Jasper de Beijer adopts the role of Christopher Knight, a man who lived in wooded corners of Maine for twenty-seven years without human contact, reconstructing historical scenes from a personal and remote perspective. Here, he builds models to reflect not objective realities but rather his own skewed memories on events like Hurrican Katrina and Chernobyl.

EXHIBITION: Adam Magyar, Kontinuum, Julie Saul Gallery , 535 West 22nd Street, February 12 – April 4, 2015
Photographer and videographer Adam Magyar chronicles urban living, breathing new life into mundane commutes and forgotten interactions. Spanning cities as diverse as New York, London, Paris, Mumbai, and Beijing, he traces the threads that bind us all together. Here, he implements advanced technology to distort and expand the limitations of film and photography.


© Christopher Russell, Explosion #26, 2014

EXHIBITION: Christopher Russell, Morgan Lehman Gallery, 535 West 22nd Street, February 12 – March 21, 2015
Photographer Christopher Russell calls into question the conventions of photography, etching intricate patterns onto the photographic image with an X-acto blade to create one-of-a-kind images that cannot be reproduced.

EXHIBITION: Cities of the Dead: The Ancestral Cemeteries of Kyrgyzstan, The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, The Cooper Union, 30 Cooper Sq, January 27 – February 28, 2015
The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture presents this exhibition of images by photographer Margaret Morton, who traveled to Kyrgyzstan to document the architecturally astounding and culturally significant cemeteries that lay across the mountains of the country.


Eliot Elisofon, Optometrist Hirshfield, 139 3rd Ave, NYC, c. 1937 © Estate of Eliot Elisofon, Courtesy Gitterman Gallery

EXHIBITION: Eliot Elisofon, Gitterman Gallery, 41 East 57th Street, February 4 – April 18, 2015
This collection of imagery from LIFE magazine photographer Eliot Elisofon spans his prolific career and extensive travels. Among those on view are his mesmerizing photos from the studio of sculptor David Smith, humanitarian photographs shot during the second world war, and street photographs capturing mid-century New York City.

AUCTION: Fine Photographs, Swann Auction Galleries, 104 East 25th Street, February 19, 2015, 1:30 PM
Swann Galleries presents a comprehensive collection of photographs available for auction. Pieces range from prints by 19th century artists and scientists to those by contemporary masters.


Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, “Lai Lee Ya, 2015, two channel video
Courtesy of the artist and Tyler Rollins Fine Art

EXHIBITION: Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook: “Lai Lee Ya, Tyler Rollins Fine Art, 529 West 20th Street, February 19 – April 11, 2015
Chiang Mai, Thailand-based artist Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook merges video, photography, sculpture, and installation to explore themes of the body, gender mortality, and the ties that bind man and animal.

EXHIBITION: Ruven Afanador: Ángel Gitano: The Men of Flamenco, Throckmorton Fine Art, 145 East 57th Street, 3rd Floor, November 6th 2014 – February 28th, 2015
Photographer Ruven Afanador presents an evocative series of portraits depicting male flamenco dancers, shot in Andalusia, Spain. Photographing the dancers against the brightly lit landscape, he touches on themes of gender, emotional fervor, and sexuality.

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