Harold Edgerton, Jackie Wags His Tail, 1948 © Estate of Harold Edgerton at MIT; courtesy of Palm Press, Inc.
EXHIBITION: Harold Edgerton, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., 530 West 22nd Street, January 28 – March 7, 2015
This exhibition showcases the work of photographer and engineer Harold Edgerton, who invented and used the electric strobescope to capture and record movement invisible to the naked eye.
a dot dot dot © Ina Jang
EXHIBITION: Ina Jang: All Roses Are Red, All Birds Are Blue, Foley Gallery, 59 Orchard Street, February 25 – April 12, 2015
Photographer Ina Jang presents a series of surreal images created by layering various items, people, and locations that in turn obscure and build upon one another. For this solo show, she has collaborated with artist Karen Cho to create an installation designed specifically for the gallery storefront.
EXHIBITION: Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen: The Hoppings & Byker Revisited, L. Parker Stephenson, 764 Madison Avenue, January 30 – April 4, 2015
Photographer Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen presents two bodies of work, The Hoppings and Byker Revisited. Where The Hoppings chronicles a summer fair and carnival that has been running since the late 1700s, Byker Revisited documents the stark transformation and development of the neighborhoods of Byker, located in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
André Kertész (1894-1985), Distortion #91 with Self Portrait, 1933 © Estate of André Kertész, courtesy of Bruce Silverstein Gallery, NY
EXHIBITION: de-FORMATIONS, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, 535 West 24th Street, February 26 – April 18, 2015
Taking the Distortions of André Kertész, for which the artist manipulated and stretched the nude female figure, as a point of departure, this exhibition hones in on the various ways in which photographers have warped and reconstituted the body. Spanning the 1930s to the present day, featured artists include Louise Bourgeois, Francesca Woodman, Joel-Peter Witkin, Robert Mapplethorpe, Alberto Giacometti, Henry Moore, and more.
Julian Wasser: Joan Didion, Hollywood, 1968.
EXHIBITION: Didion by Wasser, Danziger Gallery 521 West 23rd Street, February 12 – March 21, 2015
Danziger Gallery takes a look at the prolific author Joan Didion through the eyes of renowned photographer Julian Wasser, who shot her portrait on assignment from Time magazine in 1968. Included here are published images alongside outtakes and never-before-seen shots.
Christmas Morning © McNair Evans
EXHIBITION: McNair Evans: Confessions For a Son, 70 Orchard Street, Sasha Wolf Gallery, February 25 – April 5, 2015
Nine years following the death of his father, photographer McNair Evans revisits the home in which he grew up, making subtle yet deeply felt images of a place haunted by memory, loss, and love.
Alison Rossiter (American, b. 1953), From the series Landscapes, Defender Argo, expired September 1911, processed 2014 © Alison Rossiter, Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
EXHIBITION: Alison Rossiter: Paper Wait, Yossi Milo Gallery, 245 Tenth Avenue, February 26 – April 4, 2015
Artist Alison Rossiter presents a series of images made with expired photographic paper that has been doused with liquid developer to reveal unexpected flaws: leaked light, mold, and fingerprints left behind. Using papers that date back as far as the late 19th century, Rossiter conducts a history lesson in each individual sheet, making visible its unseen past.
EXHIBITION: In the Studio: Photographs, Gagosian Gallery, 980 Madison Avenue, February 17 – April 18, 2015
Peter Galassi curates this exhibition of photographs that interrogate the aesthetic and contextual meanings of the studio space. Featuring more that 150 photographs reaching as far back as the inception of the medium, this collection includes the work of Walker Evans, Eadweard Muybridge, Brassai, Cindy Sherman, Richard Avedon, Lee Friedlander, André Kertész, Weegee, Robert Rauschenberg, Josef Sudek, and more.
Marc Riboud (French, b. 1923), Road to Khyber Pass, Afghanistan, 1956
EXHIBITION: Witness at a Crossroads: Photographer Marc Riboud in Asia, the Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street, October 16, 2014 – March 23, 2015
This exhibition follows French photographer Marc Riboud as he travels across the Asian continent throughout the 1950s and 60s. Through Riboud’s eyes, we see a rapidly changing continent through moments captured everywhere from Afghanistan to Japan, Turkey to Nepal.
EXHIBITION: Frank Stewart: Blues People, Leica Gallery New York, 670 Broadway / Suite 500, February 6 – April 18, 2015
Legendary photographer Frank Stewart, Lincoln Center’s Senior Staff Photographer of Jazz and member of photographic cooperative Kamoinge, presents a series of black and white and color images that evoke the power and resonance of jazz.