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Feature Shoot Recommends: Top 10 Photo Events and Happenings in New York (Mar. 16 – 22)

Wan

Copyright © 2015 Donna Wan, All Rights Reserved. Courtesy of Rick Wester Fine Art, New York

EXHIBITION: Donna J. Wan: Death Wooed Us, Rick Wester Fine Art, 526 West 26th Street, Suite 417, March 19 – April 25, 2015
Photographer Donna J. Wan presents a series of breathtaking landscape photographs depicting locations in which people have taken their own lives. Spurred by her own postpartum depression to reach a point of understanding and catharsis, she traces both the beauty and palpable sense of loss that pervade each site.

EXHIBITION: Peter Moore, Paula Cooper Gallery, 534 West 21st Street, March 3 – April 18, 2015
This exhibition features a collection of images shot by photographer Peter Moore during the 1960s New York City avant-garde arts movement. Depicted in his frame are talents are diverse as Yoko Ono, Joan Jonas, Lucinda Childs, Anna Halprin, Simone Forti, Charlotte Moorman, Alison Knowles, Jackie Winsor and Yvonne Rainer.

Daniel-Gordon

Silhouette, 2010 © Daniel Gordon

EXHIBITION: Under Construction – New Positions in American Photography, Pioneer Works, Center for Art and Innovation, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn, March 13 – April 26, 2015
Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam joins Pioneer Works in presenting this group exhibition of work by ten North American artists, each of whom is currently interrogating the effects of the digital era on the photographic medium and expanding the photograph into new and exciting terrain. Featured artists include Daniel Gordon, Sara Cwynar, Joshua Citarella, Jessica Eaton, Matthew Leifheit and Cynthia Talmadge, Matthew Porter, Matt Lipps, Kate Steciw and Sara VanDerBeek.

EXHIBITION: Bubi Canal: Magic Garden, Munch Gallery, 245 Broome Street, March 14 – April 19, 2015
Artist Bubi Canal presents this genre-defying collection of photography, sculpture, and video that evokes surreal visions of magic and imagination.

Natan-Dvir

DKNY, 2013 © Natan Dvir, Courtesy Anastasia Photo

EXHIBITION: Natan Dvir, Anastasia Photo, 166 Orchard Street, March 4 – April 30, 2015
Photographer Natan Dvir presents new images from his series Coming Soon, by which he examines New York City’s commercial vistas. Documenting the city’s inhabitants dwarfed by super-sized billboards and advertisements, he playfully yet boldly interrogates the state of the “American Dream.”

Makoto-Kitadai

Shozo Kitadai, Form 2, 1957 © Makoto Kitadai, Courtesy Tokyo Publishing House / Taka Ishii Gallery New York

EXHIBITION: Shozo Kitadai: Forms of Experiment & Imagination, Taka Ishii Gallery New York, 23 East 67th Street, 3rd Floor, March 13 – June 27, 2015
This exhibition brings together a set of vintage photographs and wire sculptures artist Shozo Kitadai. The photographs are part of the artist’s Form series, completed in the 1950s and 1960s in post-war Tokyo. In the changing landscape, he finds moments of abstraction in architectural forms.

EXHIBITION: Itamar Freed: Birds of Paradise, Gitler &_____ Gallery, 3629 Broadway, March 3 – March 30, 2015
Israeli photographer Itamar Freed presents a series of six photographs of idyllic, magical scenes in which man and bird exist within a dreamscape pervaded by mythos and longing.

Selkirk

Jill T-C. © Neil Selkirk, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

EXHIBITION: Neil Selkirk: Certain Women, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406, March 19 – May 02, 2015
Photographer Neil Selkirk presents a series of evocative portraits of women who have children between 10 to 20 years old. Spanning much of the country and nearly two decades, the series honors the diversity of women who ushered in a new era of working motherhood.

EXHIBITION: Selma March 1965, Steven Kasher Gallery, 515 West 26th Street, March 5 – April 18, 2015
This major exhibition boasts the largest showcase of photographs from the 1965 Civil Rights marches. More than 150 images by photographers James Barker, Charles Moore, and Spider Martin tell a complex and diverse story of the triumphs and tragedies of the marches that helped to shape the last 50 years of American history.

EXHIBITION: Joni Sternbach: Selections from Surf Site Tin Type, Rick Wester Fine Art, 526 West 26th Street, Suite 417, March 19 – April 25, 2015
As a follow-up to 2009’s Surfland, photographer Joni Sternbach traced the close bond between surfers and their landscape for Surf Site Tin Type. Breaking through cliches, she sheds light on a diverse set of water-bound protagonists, from the shores of Australia to those of Cornwall, England. Here, she uses a wet plate collodion process, developed in the late 1800s, to mirror the unpredictability of the open sea.

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