Revealing complexities both on and off the island, Cuba Is explores aspects of Cuba not easily accessed by foreigners, and sometimes not even by Cubans themselves. Born from indigenous, African and European roots, divergent politics and limitations in communication and commerce, the Cuba seen in this exhibition goes beyond the folklore and offers new insight into its current reality. Over 120 photos feature subjects ranging from defiant youth known as “frikis” to the hard-partying children of the 1%, the underground system of sharing digital content—“El paquete”—to Miami’s Chonga girls.
Carrie Mae Weems’s Kitchen Table Series established her as one of the leading artists of her generation.
A member of the "international set" in fin-de-siècle Europe, Baron Adolf de Meyer (1868–1946) was also a pioneering photographer, known for creating works that transformed reality into a beautiful fantasy. Quicksilver Brilliance is the first museum exhibition devoted to the artist in more than 20 years and the first ever at The Met. Some 40 works, drawn entirely from The Met collection, demonstrate the impressive breadth of his career.
“Something There and Never There” is the solo exhibition of Leung Chi Wo, centered around the tumultuous year of 1967 in Hong Kong. Linking his own biography to the history of the city, Leung constructs parallel worlds, both physically and conceptually, that connect vastly different events, characters and objects together. Civilian riots and vintage Volkswagen, student protests and Charlie Chaplin’s film, political propaganda and the Beatles’s songs, five-dollar note and Hermès scarf: they all crossed paths by coincidence without our knowledge or entering into official history.
Laurie Kratochvil is a photography consultant on visual projects that include magazines, books, and film. She also is a photography collection archivist and appraiser. She began her career at the Los Angeles Times as a photography editor and went on to work for numerous national publications before joining Rolling Stone Magazine in 1982. During her twelve years there as photo editor, Kratochvil saw the magazine win every major photography award including the National Magazine Award.
Louisiana’s State Penitentiary, the largest maximum-security prison in the United States, is also known as “Angola,” as it sits on the site of a former plantation with a slave population originating from Angola, Africa. This panel convenes three photographers and one writer who made work about the notorious prison in a state that has the highest rate of incarceration of any place in the world.
The Copyright Zone guys, photographer Jack Reznicki and attorney Ed Greenberg are back again. Now with the B&H Event Space’s streaming technology, they will answer copyright and legal questions live from the audience. New changes being implemented by the Copyright Office, to take effect on February 20, will be discussed as well.
Documentary photographer Kwame Brathwaite and his son Kwame S. Brathwaite join historian Tanisha Ford to reflect on the impact of Brathwaite Sr.’s pioneering “Black Is Beautiful” photographs. Beginning in the late 1950s and early ‘60s, Brathwaite helped to popularize an Afro-centric vision of female beauty featuring unstraightened hair and dark skin, then considered exotic in mainstream American media and popular culture. Inspired by the writings of Marcus Garvey, Brathwaite’s "natural" portraits of the Grandassa Models serve as a testament to the lasting power of photography as a cultural and political tool.
MARIO SORRENTI, legendary fashion photographer for: Calvin Klein, Vogue Italia, Chanel, Hugo Boss, Harpers Bazaar, Lancome, Paco Rabanne, Benetton, Vanity Fair, Vogue Hommes, W, The New York Times, W Magazine, The Pirelli Calendar, French Vogue, Japanese Vogue, Max Mara, Kenzo, and Barney’s New York, amongst many others. He will be joining Thomas Werner, on stage at Parsons School for Design to discuss his career and the changing business of fashion and photography.
The Gemeentemuseum Den Haag possesses a large photographic collection, which the Hague Museum of Photography is keen to showcase. The multifaceted subject of ‘geometry’ is the starting point of this overview, which includes the most aesthetic and dramatic examples in the Gemeentemuseum’s collection.
New York–based imagemaker and photographer Leslie Hewitt will discuss the evolution of her practice and recent collaborations.
Zackary Drucker has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals.
Singaporean photographer Sean Lee presents ‘Two People’ at the Arts House.His images explore the relationship between his parents. These intimate frames of everyday life i the Lee household capture moments of love,dependency, compromise and sacrifice. Each image encourages the onlooker to contemplate the complexity of family relationships and what it means to love.
The twentieth iteration of the prize, one of the most prestigious international arts awards, celebrates established photographic narratives alongside experimental and conceptual approaches to documentary, landscape, and portraiture.
Photographs of transgender and gender non-conforming people over the age of fifty with interviews about their life experiences in regard to gender, identity, age, and sexuality and provides a nuanced view into the complexities of aging as a transgender person.
This month, Berlin’s Buchman Galerie presents a collection o two bodies of photographic work by Joel Sternfeld - ‘Stranger Passing’ and ‘To Joseph Palmer’. the former series of images comprises individual portraits taken between 1985 & 2001 in America, depicting people from different walks of life going about their day-to-day business. The latter is a selection o family dedicated to people with beards. Joseph Palmer was a 19th-century New England farmer who grew a long beard during a time when beards were socially unacceptable, and his choice caused him to spend 15 months in prison. Together, theres collective images of individuals help to describe larger aspects of American society.
Join Aperture and Shakespeare and Company at their Café for a morning show-and-tell discussion about the rich history of food in photographs.
Susan Meiselas, one of the most influential photographers of our time provides an insightful personal commentary on the trajectory of her career.
Cubans born after 1989 only know a life after the dissolution of the U.S.S.R. and the scarcity of resources available during the U.S.-led economic embargo. These kids, born during the “Special Period,” are now in their teens and 20s. After Raul Castro inherited the presidency, the youth of Havana began to experience more of the world’s culture. The photographer Greg Kahn will discuss how youth identity in Cuba is rapidly evolving and redefining what it means to be Cuban.
According to photographer Michael Christopher Brown, Americans have a “distant idea” of Cuba, often idealizing the island as a paradise of architecture, cigars, rum, and vintage automobiles. Brown will discuss his ongoing “Paradiso” project, which reveals the more complex reality of how Cubans are “surviving the paradise.” Brown followed two young DJs in Havana, and their youthful electronica scene, capturing a generation that came of age during the “Special Period” who are trying to thrive in a society largely cut off from the rest of the world.
A homecoming exhibition of the British-Moroccan artist, showcasing his vibrant fusion of contemporary cultures through new and celebrated works.
As part of the Annenberg Space for Photography's Series "Cuba Is" - Davidson will discuss how her black-and-white photographs reflect the resilience, ingenuity, and spirit of the Cuban people.
In a time where the boundaries between art, fashion, and music are blurring, the line between fine art and commercial photography is thinning and the two fields are no longer mutually exclusive. In this half-day workshop, Sabrina Y. Smith, will review the ways commissioned work can complement your fine art practice, offering new avenues of creativity, a wider audience, and financial freedom.
Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines.
The 2017 NY Art Book Fair will feature over 370 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, institutions and independent publishers from twenty-eight countries.
Capturing a powerful portrait goes well beyond the press of a button. In this workshop, Rania will explore all aspects of portraiture and delve into the process of working with people. Participants will learn attention to detail, postures and expressions, approaching potential subjects, establishing trust and developing a relationship.