Graciela Iturbide, Our Lady of the Iguanas (Nuestra Señora de la Iguanas), Juchitan, Oaxaca, 1979. Courtesy the artist © Graciela Iturbide.
EVENT: An Evening with Graciela Iturbide, International Center of Photography, 1114 Avenue of the Americas , May 1, 2015, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Celebrated photographer Graciela Iturbide, the most recent recipient of the Cornell Capa Lifetime Achievement Infinity Award, speaks about her life’s work.
Untitled © Robert Frank, courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery
EXHIBITION: Robert Frank: Park/Sleep & Partida, Pace/MacGill Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, 9th floor, April 30 – June 13, 2015
Pace/MacGill Gallery brings together the latest works by master Robert Frank— Park/Sleep and Partida—both of which continue in the vein of his signature storytelling through sequence and series. Here, he merges old family photographs with still lifes and interiors, punctuated by pieces of text, including dialogue and poems.
EXHIBITION: For That Which is Sacred, gallery nine 5, 24 Spring Street, April 23 – May 31, 2015
Bringing together photographer Jasper White with oil painter Giancarlo Impiglia, this exhibition probes at the profound consequences and implications of war. Where White turns his lens to the lives of Israeli adolescent soldiers, as told by the guns that sit amidst their childhood bedrooms, Impiglia retells biblical narratives to highlight notions of power and conflict.
Zanele Muholi. Lithakazi Nomngcongo, Vredehoek, Cape Town, 2012, 2012. © Zanele Muholi. Courtesy of Stevenson Cape Town/Johannesburg and Yancey Richardson, New York
EXHIBITION: Zanele Muholi: Isibonelo/Evidence, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, May 1–November 1, 2015
Honing in on the experience of black LGBTQ indidicuals living in South Africa, photographer Zanele Muholi gives voice to communities of people who are often targeted as victims of violence and discrimination. Amongst the stories of oppression, she finds rays of hope and love.
EXHIBITION: Jean-François Rauzier’s Hyperphotos, Waterhouse & Dodd, 960 Madison Avenue, 2F, April 22 – May 12, 2015
Jean-François Rauzier showcases a series of thirteen pieces, each of which is created by digitally assembling aspects of various images into one frame to produce vistas that are alternately surreal, fantastical, and reminiscent of the artist’s own dreams.
Things in a room (Untitled #5) © Manuel Franquelo, courtesy Marlborough Gallery, New York
EXHIBITION: Manuel Franquelo: Things in a Room, Marlborough Gallery, 40 West 57th Street, April 16 – May 16, 2015
Artist Manuel Franquelo unveils this new collection of six composite still life images, created using a Lucida 3D laser scanner made my the photographer himself. The final images are printed on aluminum and coated with gesso and wax, becoming hyperreal reflections on the significance and meanings of the ordinary items that typically dominate the artist’s studio.
EXHIBITION: Lucas Samaras, Pace, 510 West 25th Street, May 2 – June 27, 2015
Artist Lucas Samaras showcases hundreds of digitally manipulated photographs as part of a mirrored installation that reflects and replicates its audience. Investigating the theme of doubling both literally and psychologically, the photographer intersperses contemporary self-portraits with family photos taken during his childhood.
Wonjin Aesthetic Surgery Clinic Waiting Room, 17th Floor, 2014, © Ji Yeo, Courtesy BAXTER ST at CCNY
EXHIBITION: Ji Yeo: It Will Hurt A Little, Baxter Street at the Camera Club of New York, 126 Baxter Street, April 30 – May 16, 2015
Photographer Ji Yeo takes us into Seoul’s plastic surgery offices with this unsettling document of the increasing presence of cosmetic surgery in women living in South Korea. Although people rarely appear in her frame, the magnitude of this industry, these clinics, and patients who step within them is felt deeply in each.
© Kacper Kowalsk, Courtesy The Curator Gallery
EXHIBITION: Above & Beyond: Photographs by Kacper Kowalski, The Curator Gallery, 520 West 23rd Street, April 22 – May 30, 2015
Bill Shapiro curates this exhibition of aerial photographs by Kacper Kowalski, by which the artist investigates the complex relationships between natural and built environments, mankind and our planet. Here, he moves from representation to abstraction, framing mysterious and beguiling landscapes from 1,500 feet in the air.
EXHIBITION: William Larson: Fireflies, Gitterman Gallery, 41 East 57th Street, April 29 – July 2, 2015
This exhibition features works by William Larson made in the late 1960s and 1970s, when digital art was first emerging as a genre. For Fireflies, the artist employed an early version of a fax machine, a telephone, and a carefully controlled stylus, merging imagery, pieces of text, and audio signals to produce a new and innovative type photography.