Drawn to Water: NYC H2O

East River Ferry Presents


Featuring Various Artists

As you glide along in a ferry-boat on New York City’s magnificent East River waterway, this commute is the right moment to pause and contemplate our relationship to water. From the ancient Persian kings beating the sea with chains, to Vikings sailing to new lands, to modern-day surfers riding the waves, mankind has always been in awe of water’s immense presence and power – and has sought to explore and tame it.

To celebrate the success of Drawn To Water (a floating photographic exhibition) the East River Ferry invited photographers to share their favorite photos that illustrates the relationship between NYC and H2O.

I’mara Moore
Mustafa Önder
Eugene Gannon
Reuben Hernandez
John Washburn
Keith Goldstein
Margarita Pirovska
Tiffany Pham
Dan Chatman
Jonathan Figueroa
Lisa Mackie
Erica Price
Rachel Alban
Toni Tan
Karen Bell
Piotr Pietrus
Michael Robbins
Kait Ebinger
Roberto Vincitore
Josh Wertheimer
Garrett Zuercher
Crystal Davino
Bekka Payack
Shizuka Minami
Tobias Batz
Damon Pablo Escudero
Lindsay Giuffrida
William McMillian
Kia Carbone
Sheri Behr
Andreea Waters
Patrick Sasso
Dorothy Clementson
Jonathan VanAntwerpen
Cacy Forgenie
Robert Johnson
Alanna Wilson
Joshua Reynolds
Melissa Estro

East River Ferry


Canberra Lab in collaboration with the Centenary of Canberra Presents:

A Rolling Grounds of Contemporary Fiction

Featuring Canberra Lab, Lee Grant, Alex James, Ronan Moss, Stella Rae Zelnik and other Canberra photographers whose work is drawn from a Centenary of Canberra publication 100 Views of Canberra by PhotoAccess

Curated by Ronan Moss & Julian Hobba

Canberraville: A Rolling Grounds of Contemporary Fiction, presents a microcosm of Canberra. The exhibition views Canberra through a fresh lens, revealing a place with a rich and layered urban existence. Artists including Lee Grant, Ronan Moss, Stella Rae Zelnik and Alex James reveal this contemporary story.

In the first space images from a range of Canberra based photographers represent a cross section of contemporary Canberra life. The photographers were drawn together in a publication by local photographic exhibition space PhotoAccess, 100 Views of Canberra. It is a picture of a planned city built on a grand vision, now grown up as a home for hundreds of thousands of unplanned lives.

Canberra Lab is the actualisation of a latent desire of a group of young architects and designers to establish a discourse within Canberra’s design community. Through building platforms to critique, discuss and discover Canberra’s built environment Canberra Lab fosters an exoteric dialogue between architecture, design and art.

Canberra is the capital city of Australia, one of only a few planned capital cities in the world. 12 March 2013 marked 100 years since the city was named at a ceremony in a bare paddock that is now the heart of a thriving twenty first century city. The Centenary of Canberra is a year long, multifaceted celebration of arts, science, sport and community revealing Canberra’s past, present and future. Under the creative directorship of Robyn Archer, the Centenary program supports projects like Canberraville, which demonstrate Canberra’s vitality and innovative spirit.

Canberraville is a Centenary of Canberra project proudly supported by the ACT Government and the Australian Government through the Australian Consulate in New York. The project is produced by Canberra Lab with assistance from PhotoAccess.


Reporting Our World

NBC News Presents:

Reporting Our World

Featuring Ann Curry

‘Reporting Our World’ uses five key photographs to shine a light on domestic and global issues documented by NBC News anchor/correspondent Ann Curry. The images are brought to life utilizing augmented reality technology, creating an interactive, multimedia experience which connects Ann Curry’s broadcast journalism with her passion for photography.

Ann Curry is the NBC News National and International Correspondent and Anchor-at-Large. Curry reports for all platforms of NBC News including “Today,” “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams,” “Dateline,” MSNBC, and all digital properties. Curry also serves as anchor of “Ann Curry Reports,” a series of NBC News primetime specials. Online, Curry curates nbcnews.com/anncurry, which features original Web reporting and photojournalism.

Backed by the global resources of NBC News, a leading source of news and information for more than 75 years, “Ann Curry Reports” spotlights remarkable individuals and newsworthy issues in the United States and overseas.

Tyler Hicks: One Year

The New York Times Presents:

Tyler Hicks: One Year

Featuring Tyler Hicks

Curated by Michele McNally

Over more than a decade in Iraq and Afghanistan, in Somalia and Libya, capturing America’s wars, the Arab Spring and African civil conflict, Tyler Hicks has come to personify combat photography. “My job is to document in the most simple way possible and the most straightforward way possible the news that’s happening in front of me,” Mr. Hicks said. Might it not be better, he has been asked, to forget some of the horrors he had seen? “When you put yourself in somebody else’s space, you involve yourself in someone else’s world,” he replied. “To try to turn off those experiences after the fact would be wrong. You have a responsibility both to yourself and to your subjects to remember them.”

Tyler Hicks is a staff photographer for The New York Times. Mr. Hicks began working for The Times as a contract photographer in Kenya in 1999, photographing news stories in East and West Africa. After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Mr. Hicks traveled to Afghanistan for The Times and arrived in Kabul as the Northern Alliance liberated the city from Taliban control. He has returned to Afghanistan yearly and continues to document the conflict there.
Mr. Hicks was born in São Paulo, Brazil, on July 9, 1969. He graduated in 1992 with a B.A. in journalism from Boston University, after which he worked as a photographer’s assistant at a commercial studio and then as a photographer at The Troy Daily News in Ohio, and at the The Wilmington Star-News in North Carolina.
In 2009, Mr. Hicks was a member of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting coverage for of Afghanistan and Pakistan. He received the Newspaper Photographer of the Year award from Pictures of the Year International for his work in 2006. In 2001, Mr. Hicks was the recipient of the 2001 ICP Infinity Award for Photojournalism for his coverage in Afghanistan, as well as other awards, including World Press and Pictures of the Year and Visa Pour L’image in Perpignan, France. He was given the George Polk Award for Foreign Reporting in 2012, with Jeffrey Gettleman, for coverage of Somalia and the Horn of Africa.

Disco Night Sept 11

TIME LightBox Presents:


Featuring Peter van Agtmael

Curated by TIME LightBox

TIME LightBox presents work from Peter van Agtmael’s forthcoming book “Disco Night Sept 11” (Red Hook Editions). The project includes photographs shot on assignment for TIME, as well as his latest video produced by TIME’s Red Border Films.

Van Agtmael says, “this is how I saw America’s wars from 2006-2013. I was scared of war but also comfortable in it. I had felt it in me from the beginning of my consciousness. I didn’t know what form it would take, but I always knew I would go.”

“I hope the act of making this book does not romanticize violence. When I was younger I was seduced by images of war as much as I was repulsed by them. Despite all the death and confusion and isolation and impotence I hope these pictures emit, I know they can only be a slender document. There are so many simultaneous existences and we can only be present in one. For every story that is recorded there are nearly infinite ones we’ll never know. The real weight of destruction is still happening constantly in anonymity across Iraq and Afghanistan and America, in endless repetition of all that has come before.

If I found any truth in war, I found that in the end everyone has their own truth.”

Peter Van Agtmael was born in Washington DC in 1981. He studied history at Yale, graduating with honors in 2003. Since 2006 he has primarily covered the 9/11 wars and their consequences, working extensively in Iraq, Afghanistan and the USA. He has also worked throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. He has won the W. Eugene Smith Grant, the ICP Infinity Award for Young Photographer, the Lumix Freelens Award, as well as awards from World Press Photo, American Photography Annual, The Pulitzer Center, The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, FOAM and Photo District News. A selection of his work on America’s wars was published in the 2009 book ‘2nd Tour Hope I Don’t Die.’ The completed body of work will be published in ‘Disco Night Sept 11’ in late 2013. Peter joined Magnum Photos in 2008 and became a member in 2013.

TIME LightBox is a blog created and curated by TIME’s photo department, proudly furthers this tradition, exploring how photography, video and visual culture help to shape and define the modern world. Launched in 2011, LightBox provides a window into the process of how great photographs are made, and is a means of drawing attention to inspiring projects and groundbreaking work by established masters and new pioneers. LightBox immerses viewers in the visual side of the news while celebrating photographers who push boundaries across myriad subjects, themes and locations.

501 Photographs

United Photo Industries Presents


Featuring Nick Zinner

Curated by Sam Barzilay

“I’ve been taking photographs since I was in high school. I’ve got a terrible memory and a tendency towards voyeurism. I was also born with a mild binocular vision disorder which means that essentially I have no depth perception and see the world mostly flat, like a photograph. But that’s not really important.

What’s important is that somewhere along the way I formed a rock band with my friends, and found myself in a different city every other day, which made me want to look around even more. Everywhere I am I see tiny moments of a time and of a place that will never be repeated, like film stills from a very, very long film. I take photos of everything because I don’t want to miss anything. And sometimes an image can suggest more than it’s showing, and I need what it evokes to attempt to understand the world, or sometimes laugh or sigh or simply just remember.”

Nick Zinner plays guitar in the three-time Grammy-nominated rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs . He has collaborated and/or performed with Bright Eyes, Santigold, Head Wound City, TV On The Radio, Arcade Fire, Damon Albarn, Ronnie Spector, Paul McCartney, Africa Express, Amadou and Mariam, and more. Nick wrote “41 Strings”, an orchestral piece with over 45 musicians, which was performed in New York in 2011, in 2012 at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Youth Orchestra, and recently was featured as the theme song for HBO’s series VICE. He was a musical co-director and performer in Karen O’s ‘psycho opera’, Stop The Virgens,, which completed a short run in 2011 at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, and in 2012 also at the Sydney Opera House. He has composed for film soundtracks, notably “White Lightnin'”, the Spike Jonze short “I’m Here”, “The Fourth Dimension”, and “Where The Wild Things Are”, where he co-wrote the title song “All is Love” which was nominated for a Grammy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song for a Motion Picture. He has published four books of his photography ,most recently “Please Take Me Off The Guest List” (Akashic). His photos have appeared in The New York Times, Vice, Rolling Stone and more, and have been exhibited all over the world including solo shows in Tokyo, Berlin, New York, London, San Francisco and Mexico City. Before joining Yeah Yeah Yeahs, he studied photography at Bard College with Larry Fink and Stephen Shore, and now lives mostly in New York City .

Model Release

Photoville Presents

Model Release

Featuring Jerry Vezzuso

Curated by Sam Barzilay

Model Release presents a carefully curated selection of the most sought-after haircuts, performed at the Astor Place Barber Shop, circa 1985.

Originally captured in New York’s East Village as out-takes for New American Haircuts – an out-of-print paperback published by Ballentine Books almost 30 years ago, it offers a unique glimpse into our collective past.

A companion zine titled Model Release #286 has been re-issued by the artist and will be available at Photoville.

Jerry Vezzuso is a photographer born and raised in Brooklyn. His works has been exhibited widely and is in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and The Museum of the City of New York.

He is currently a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts, Teachers College, Columbia University, and the International Center of Photography.
He is also the recipient of NYFA’s Special Projects Grant.

Related Programming:

Artist Talk: Jerry Vezzuso

The Sequel

Noorderlicht Presents

The Sequel

Featuring Ad van Denderen, Pieter ten Hoopen, Christian Kryl, Kadir van Lohuizen, Andrea Stultiens, Lidwien van de Ven, Xiaoxiao Xu.

Curated by Noorderlicht

Photographers know the frustration better than anyone else: you have invested a lot of time in a subject but know that all you have done is scraped the surface of a much more complex story. With support from the Mondriaan Fund, Noorderlicht offered seven Dutch photographers the chance to return to a subject close to their heart and deepen, sharpen or nuance their work on it with a new series.

The Sequel offers scope for young talent and old masters, different generations which together have a greater story to tell, making use of both classic and modern means. Noorderlicht shows how innovation stands on the shoulders of tradition, and that the history of photography is a rich and uninterrupted continuum. In defiance of the often invoked ‘crisis in documentary photography’, The Sequel dives deep under the surface.

Ad van Denderen photographed the construction of the newly built Palestinian city Rawabi, and in doing so provides an acid counterpoint to his earlier series on Baladia City, training city of the Israeli army.

Pieter ten Hoopen returns to the mythic city of Kitezh in eastern Russia.

Christian Kryl adds a new layer to his ongoing work about the international jet set and the places they traditionally visit.

Kadir van Lohuizen returns to a Moroccan family in Amsterdam whose life he recorded twenty years ago.

Andrea Stultiens follows and recontextualizes the trail of Paul Julien (1901-2001), who during dozens of trips to Africa produced an archive of photos, films, texts, books, anthropometric data and blood samples of the peoples he encountered.

Until 2007 Lidwien van der Ven worked considerably in the Middle East, and now records in a personal manner what has changed there in the aftermath of the Arab Spring.

Xiaoxiao Xu deepens a previous, emotionally charged series about her city of origin, the Chinese port of Wenzhou.

Noorderlicht is a versatile, passionate and outspoken photography institution which combines true photographic quality with social engagement and a critical voice.

With the annual Photofestival and the Photogallery in hometown Groningen, Noorderlicht is an international platform for any professional photographer who has a story to tell – documentary or otherwise. Its exhibitions and commissions cover the entire world, unearth new talent and create a link between photographers, curators and media. With a sharp eye for new developments, but averse to trends and hype, they devote attention to photography of the world and to the world of photography.
Noorderlicht organizes commissions and masterclasses, provides an educational program and its publishing arm Aurora Borealis publishes catalogs and photo books, its exhibitions tour worldwide.

Please visit us at noorderlicht.com, subscribe to our email newsletter, find us on facebook and twitter or download our app.

The Great Outdoors

Photo District News (PDN) Presents


Featuring Ben Adkison, Raed Al-Jawad, WJ Boone, Matt Dayka, Michael DeYoung, Arnie Dolgins, Mauricio Donelli, Andrei Duman, Mark Fisher, Hank Gans, Gero Heine, Matthew Hood, Scott Hoyle, Mary Gretchen Kaplan, Layne Kennedy, Keith Ladzinski, David Lawrence Lim, Matthew O’Brien, Andrew Peacock, Tanya Piejus, Whit Richardson, Scott Rinckenberger, Liz Rogers, Chris Schmid, Jeff Schultz, Rick Sereque, Terry Shapiro, Jeremy Shelby, Joan Shyers, Franck Simonnet, Harriet Smith, Chelsea Tischler, Daniel Tremblay, Michele Westmorland, Dawn Y. Wilson, Kristin Wright.

Curated by PDN

Photo District News is proud to present all of the winners of the 2013 Great Outdoors photo contest. Special Congratulations to Professional grand-prize winner, Matt Dayka, and amateur grand-prize winner, Rick Sereque. The professional first-place winners are Andrew Peacock, Jeff Schultz, Michele Westmorland and Kristin Braga Wright, and amateur first-place winners are Ben Adkison, Raed Al-Jawad, Andrei Duman and Mary Gretchen Kaplan.

Thanks to the sponsors: Adorama, Sante Fe Photographic Workshops, Photoserve MatadorU and Outdoor Retailer.


John Toolan
Photography Director
Field & Stream

John Nuhn
Managing Photo Editor
National Wildlife

Justin Appenzeller
Photo Editor
Outdoor Life

Genny Fullerton
Sr. Associate Photo Editor
Backpacker Magazine

Chris Wellhausen
Photo Editor

Keri Bascetta
Director of Photography
SKI Magazine/Skiing Magazine

Kenji Haroutunian
Show Director
Outdoor Retailer

Photo District News (PDN), the award-winning monthly magazine for the professional photographer, has been covering the professional photographic industry for over two decades. Every month, PDN delivers unbiased news and analysis, interviews, and portfolios of the latest photographic work. PDN delivers the information photographers need to survive in a competitive business—from marketing and business advice to legal issues, photographic techniques, new technologies, and more.

PDNOnline covers breaking news stories and delivers in-depth features on the photo industry, including interviews and profiles, reports on new products both analog and digital, and information on useful sources for professional photographers. PDNOnline’s photo essays and galleries explore the work of photography’s masters and today’s emerging talent.

The PDN family of websites—including Photoserve, Photosource and PDN Edu—is an unparalleled source of information and inspiration for professional photographers, photo buyers, visual creatives, photo students and their instructors.

To view this gallery online, visit www.pdnonline.com/contests.



Luxlab Presents


Featuring Janette Beckman, Michael Christopher Brown, Chris Buck, Jake Chessum, Alan Chin, Livia Corona, Katrina Del Mar, Natan Dvir, Ashley Gilbertson, Richard Kern, Wayne Lawrence, Dina Litovsky, Irvin Morazan, Martin Schoeller, Bryan Shih, Rob Stephenson, Jonathan Torgovnik

Curated by Luxlab and Carl Saytor

Photography is the perfect medium by which to present that instant, that spark of fire, we call the Rebel. These images describe the essence of anyone who has refused to conform to society and retains their individualism, or goes against the tide artistically, socially or politically. Ultimately Rebels become the leaders, the examples, and the engines for change. The exceptional new talent of contemporary photographers defy the traditional working relationship with print labs. Luxlab embraces these forward thinking photographers.

Since opening in 2011 Luxlab has provided photographers with a spacious, contemporary, and elegant facility for creating their work. Whether the project calls for wide format digital or analog chromogenic prints, pigment prints, high end scans, traditional darkrooms, or print finishing and mounting, photographers have a great experience at Luxlab. No wonder, the mission of Luxlab is to serve the photographic arts community with astounding technology built on the tradition of hand-made, high quality printing and processing.

Ocean Beach

United Photo Industries Presents


Featuring Douglas Ljungkvist

The cottages at Ocean Beach (NJ), some might say, are nothing more than over sized trailers. They are laid out in a symmetrical grid in three units, with the democratic and institutional sounding names Unit I, II, III, that total over 2,000 cottages. The streets, still made up of sand in Unit III, adds to the sparse and strong sense of place.

Photographing there in the off season allows the photographer to de-contextualize the cottages from their vacation purpose. From a formal perspective, color, form and spatial relationships are studied. Here color helps to create individuality among uniformity in the architectural landscape. He has temporarily “borrowed” select cottage interiors to conceptually create fragmented self portraits using found or personal items. This allows him to explore the project subtexts of time, memory, and identity.

The interiors have hardly any decorations creating an abstract time stamp and few clues as to who the owners are. The bedrooms are utilitarian in nature and minimal in size to where they straddle the line between intimate and claustrophobic.

As a photographer Douglas is interested in the cottages still showing signs of a bygone era when wood paneling, vibrant colors, and kitsch decorations were the order of the day. He always felt it was a race against time to visually preserve the cottages. That was based on the rapid pace of cottages being renovated and modernized to attract more potential vacationers on the competitive rental market.

Unfortunately, Ocean Beach was one of the hardest hit when Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the eastern seaboard. 35 of the 39 ocean facing cottages at Unit III were destroyed and have since been demolished and awaiting reconstruction. Many more were destroyed from the inside by standing water when the ocean and bay waters met on the thin barrier island. Even though these cottages are not year round homes there are victims here.

Many homeowners did not have flood insurance and FEMA does not cover secondary dwellings. So those owners have lost everything. Others thought they had a sound investment and relied on a steady rental income year after year. Selling a lot will be difficult too as it’s not likely that banks will issue mortgages here in the foreseeable future. That means owners would have to sell at a steep discount for cash if they cannot raise the funds to rebuild.

Related Programming:

Panel: Superstorm Sandy: Photographers Perspectives

Douglas Ljungkvist is a Brooklyn based fine art photographer originally from Sweden. His personal work explores vernacular beauty that is graphic, colorful, and quiet.

Mood and atmosphere are important aspects to the work that often have subtexts of time and identity. Formally, he is interested in the study of color, form, and space.

Douglas has received several prestigious awards including Winner PDN Photo Annual, Winner New York Photo Festival Invitational, Gold Px3 Best Fine Art Book proposal, National Geographic “Great Outdoors”, and numerous finalists and honorable mentions including CENTER, American Photo, International Photography Awards, Conde Nast Traveler, Photography Masters Cup, Renaissance Photography Prize, Lucie Foundation Scholarship, Design Trust for Urban Space.

His work has been exhibited both in the US and Europe including the foto/pods produced by United Photo Industries at Dumbo Arts Festival, Hereford Arts Festival, New York Photo Festival, Format 11, Bridge Art Fair, Garrison Art Center, Center for Fine Art Photography, London Street Photography Festival, and more.

River Gambia: A 1044km African Odyssey

Virginia Quarterly Review Presents


Featuring Jason Florio
Curated by Helen Jones-Florio

When photographer Jason Florio got word that plans were afoot to create a massive hydro-electric dam on the River Gambia – one of Africa’s last free-flowing major rivers – he knew he wanted to attempt to follow the river’s course, before the natural flow was choked. Conservationists fear the dam will have massive environmental impact on many communities, as well as wildlife that rely on the natural flow and seasonal rise and fall of the water.

Along with Helen, his wife and expedition co-leader, and two Gambian fisherman, Abdou and Ebou, they set off on 1044km odyssey – from the river’s humble source in the Fouta Djallon Highlands of Guinea, through the gold bearing lands of Senegal and along the length of The Republic of The Gambia to the Atlantic ocean. They traveled 300km by motorcycle/4×4 and 744km by canoe – creating a photographic and written account along the way, of the tribes and communities whose traditional lifestyle and livelihood depend upon this mighty African waterway.

Jason Florio is a freelance photographer based in New York City. He has worked around the world for publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Men’s Journal, Outside Magazine, and is a regular contributor to the Virginia Quarterly Review (VQR). His focus has been on under reported stories about people living on the margins of society and in places of conflict. His work has been recognized with a number of international awards, including The International Photography Awards – ‘People Photographer of the Year’ 2010, PX3 Gold Medal – ‘War’ 2011, and the VQR – ‘Prize for Photography’, 2013. He was the first recipient of the JGS/Aperture Foundation grant to produce Aperture’s first ever assigned story, ‘This is Libya’. His work has been exhibited in solo presentations in the USA, Europe and China and is in a number of museum collections. Florio is a proud Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Established at the University of Virginia in 1925, the Virginia Quarterly Review has won six National Magazine Awards in the past decade—more than any literary quarterly in the nation. VQR has published work from 17 Nobel Laureates and more than 50 Pulitzer Prize winners. The magazine publishes photography, photojournalism, nonfiction, fiction, poetry, translations, art, reportage, and criticism. Its many honors include selection as a finalist, National Magazine Award for Photography, 2012; winner, Overseas Press Club Best Use of Online Video, 2011; winner, National Magazine Award for Multimedia Package, 2011; and winner, National Magazine Award for News Reporting in the Digital Medium, 2010. In recent years, VQR has published photography portfolios by Nadia Shira Cohen, Maisie Crow, Jason Florio, Aaron Huey, and Ed Ou, among others. In addition to the print magazine, VQR has online readers in more than 200 countries.

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Heaven’s Gain

Magnum Foundation Presents

Heaven’s Gain

Featuring Justin Maxon
Exhibition Design by Kiersten Nash, By Design

July 5th, 2013 “Hey Bro, well its 7 months today since you was taken away from us . . . I know you don’t want to see us down & heart broken. It is going to get harder b4 it get easy but we trying.”
Since the murder of her twin brother on December 5th of 2012, Elena Jo McElwee, writes to him on the 5th day of every month. She fills the blank space on her bedroom walls with notes to her brother. She must maintain this connection with him. She must never forget.
In Chester, Pennsylvania families are seeking justice and yearning for ways to heal. With one of the highest homicide rates in the country, the city has sustained unresolved loss of hundreds of lives over the last twenty years. Oppressive social structures and negligent law enforcement have lead to prolonged, collective trauma. Family photos are tucked in albums and other keepsakes stowed away in drawers. By opening drawers and revisiting albums, this work aims to restore fragile memories and forge pathways to justice, healing, and restitution for the families of Chester.

Related Programming:

Panel: Documenting Communities Impacted by Gun Violence

Justin Maxon’s desire is to reveal different variables of truth in humanity’s conflicted existence. He was born in 1983 in a small town in the woods of northern California and studied Journalism at San Francisco State. Maxon has received numerous accolades for his photography; he was selected to participate in World Press Photo’s 2010 Joop Swart Masterclass, he received the Magnum Foundation’s Emergency Fund Grant and the 2012 Alexia Foundation Professional Grant for World Peace. He has worked on feature stories for publications such as TIME, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Mother Jones, Fader, The New York Times, and NPR.

The Magnum Foundation champions in-depth, independent documentary photography that fosters empathy, engagement, and positive social change. We support, train, and mentor the next generation of photographers and seek to increase the exposure of both historical and contemporary documentary photography in the digital age. An independent public charity, the Magnum Foundation carries forward the core values of Magnum photographers and sustains the practice of high-quality, long-form documentary photography.

Magnum Foundation is grateful to Gotham Imaging and LeNoble Lumber for its generous sponsorship of this installation.


Martial Arts

Hellenic Center for Photography Presents

Martial Arts

Featuring Viktor Koen

Curated by Manolis Moressopoulos

Martial Arts is a combination of the “WarHeads” triptych and its sister series of alphabet prints, “Warphabet”. Both bodies of work cover the same subject matter from different directions, trying to better complete the way armed conflicts are presented and understood.

“WarHeads” is clearly not preoccupied with the beauty of weaponry, but a commentary on its uses, results, sale, and distribution. The life size prints address another side of war, the side where budgets and profiteering replace “guts and glory”. The well dressed characters represent that behind every conflict lays a complex fusion of armaments and commerce most times predetermining its outcome, instead of the bravery of its participants on the field.

“Warphabet” is an illuminated typeface, inspired by military history. A typeface I wanted to design for a while now but who’s creation, unfortunately, became current and very urgent. Instead of heroics, the letters focus on our obsession for mass destruction and injury. The use of arms and armor throughout, covers a wide yet random chronology of man’s passion for killing man. Random, because it makes no sense adhering to any kind of order when it comes to something so senseless.

Related Programming:

Artist Talk: Viktor Koen, Free Advice

Viktor Koen holds a BFA from the Bezalel Academy of Arts & Design in Jerusalem, Israel and an MFA with honors from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Mr. Koen is a regular contributor to national and international publications and serves on the graduate faculty of SVA. His award winning prints are widely exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe, Japan, Australia and are part of private and institutional collections. One man shows include: United Photo Industries/NY, Type Directors Club/NYC, The Coningsby Gallery/London, Strychnin Gallery/Berlin, Fraser Gallery/Washington/DC, Astrolavos Gallery/Athens/Greece, Slovak National Museum/Bratislava, Photography Center of Athens, LeVall Gallery/Novosibirsk/Russia, Eirmos Gallery/Thessaloniki/Greece, International Month of Photography/Fillipoupolis/Bulgaria, Merry Karnowsky Gallery/Los Angeles, Viridian Artists/NYC, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art/Thessaloniki/Greece. He is a TED speaker and lectures for academic and professional institutions such as the Type Directors Club, The New York Public Library and the Graphic Artists Guild.

How Sandy Hit Rockaway

Kisha Bari Photography Presents

How Sandy Hit Rockaway

Featuring Kisha Bari

Curated by Kisha Bari and Sam Barzilay

Almost a year after Hurricane Sandy hit the coastal areas of New York and New Jersey, the road to recovery is still long and hard. With so many images in the mass media depicting landscapes of devastation and disaster immediately after Hurricane Sandy, How Sandy Hit Rockaway focuses on the people affected by the disaster and the unique obstacles to recovery facing each individual. This powerful collection of emotive human faces aims to bring to light the ongoing humanitarian issues of recovering after such an event. From public housing residents stuck in mold ridden apartments to small business owners paralysed by their insurance and displaced families stuck in a hotel limbo for months on end, each of the residents have a unique issue or story that needs to be told. The people in this ongoing series are not just a picture on a wall or a fleeting news story. We need to identify with these individuals and think about our own human story and the relationship to the people of Rockaway recovering from an enormous natural disaster and the issues at hand.

Related Programming:

Panel: Superstorm Sandy: Photographers Perspectives

Kisha Bari is an internationally celebrated photographer. Born in Melbourne, Australia, her work has been published in an array of outlets, including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR, Esquire and GQ. After gaining recognition as a music photographer, she is now shifting her photographic focus on to social issues with the aim of creating imagery that inspires emotional, social and political impact.

Kisha began her career by documenting skateboarding culture in Melbourne, Australia. At 19 she began publishing a weekly extreme sports and culture column in BEAT magazine and shooting for a variety of Australian sports publications. As her career developed, she turned her attention to behind-the-scenes portraits of the music industry in both Australia and New York. She has toured with multiple Australian and American bands, shot internationally acclaimed album covers and released two independent photography books.

Kisha earned a professional degree in commercial photography at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, in 2005. She has shown her work in several group and solo exhibitions and her photographs have won multiple awards globally. In 2010, Kisha moved to New York and began working as a project manager and photographer for the Impossible Project, whilst simultaneously capturing the city’s rich music industry.

Currently, Kisha is exploring photography as a method to inspire social change and civic engagement. She is a core contributor and educator for Sandy Storyline, a participatory documentary about Hurricane Sandy, and the creator of the website How Sandy Hit Rockaway.


A Selection of Past Recipients … The Tierney Fellowship

Tierney Fellowship Presents

A selection of past recipients..The Tierney Fellowship

Vincent Bezuidenhout, Francesca Cao, Lisa Elmaleh, Ayala Gazit,  David Gilbert, Bryan Krueger, Josh Lutz, Bruno Ruiz Nava, Monique Pelser, Kate Stone, Roberto Tondopo, Grant Willing

Curated by Jerry Vezzuso

The Tierney Fellowship is in it’s tenth year. This is the first exhibit spotlighting former fellowship recipients.

The Tierney Fellowship is awarded to young photographers after graduating from a partner school…USA, Mexico, So. Africa, China and India.  The Tierney Fellowship was created in 2003 by The Tierney Family Foundation to support emerging artists in the field of photography.  The primary goal of the Fellowship is to find tomorrow’s distinguished artists and leaders in the world of photography and assist them in overcoming the challenges that a photographer faces at the beginning of his or her career.
The aim of the Fellowship is twofold: encouraging recipients to produce a new body of work and creating a global community of artists that will function as a crucial support network in an increasingly competitive field.  The Fellowship supports the recipients both financially, by way of a cash grant, and technically, with mentorship and guidance from seasoned experts.  At the end of the one-year grant period, recipients are expected to present a new body of work.
Fellows remain an important part of the Program after the conclusion of their Fellowship.  Seminars and critiques are held throughout the year to facilitate interaction between all current and past recipients, encouraging discussion of their photography, work experience and lives as artists.

Liberia: Remembering

Chris Hondros Fund Presents

Liberia: Remembering

Featuring Martin Adler, Nic Bothma, Carolyn Cole, Ben Curtis, Tim Hetherington, Chris Hondros, Mike Kamber, Q.Sakamaki, Kuni Takahashi

Curated by Jamie Wellford

The bloody siege of Monrovia in 2003 marked the culmination of 10 years of brutal civil war in Liberia, a West African country that was originally established as a colony for freed African-American slaves in the 19th century. Photojournalists who covered the battles in Liberia’s capital in 2003 captured vivid and often brutal images of the violence that engulfed the country.

“Liberia: Remembering” includes the work of nine photojournalists who were in Monrovia at the end of the civil war in the summer of 2003. Of those, three have died covering other conflicts, including Chris Hondros, Tim Hetherington, and Martin Adler. The show is presented in their memory and in honor of all those who lost their lives during Liberia’s decade-long civil war.

The Chris Hondros Fund supports and advances the work of photojournalists and raises awareness of the issues facing those reporting from conflict areas. It was established in honor of American Pulitzer Prize-nominated photojournalist Chris Hondros, who covered most of the world’s conflicts beginning in the late 1990s, including Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. The Fund seeks to continue and preserve Hondros’ legacy of creating a visual history through his distinctive ability to bring shared human experiences into the public eye.


CCNY Darkroom Residency Program 2013

Camera Club of New York Presents

CCNY Darkroom Residency Program 2013

Featuring Pierre Le Hors, Yijun Liao, Francesco Palombi, Brea Souders.

Camera Club of New York (CCNY) presents the work of four NYC emerging photographers chosen for its 2013 Darkroom Residency Program: Pierre Le Hors, Lijun “Pixy” Liao, Francesco Palombi, and Brea Souders. Each artist will have a solo show in CCNY’s gallery in the coming year. Selected by a jury, they were chosen to do workspace residencies, based on their exceptional work.

Related Programming:

Sat 9/21 4PM-8PM CCNY Book Tent Event

Pierre Le Hors, born in France, graduated from the ICP-Bard MFA Program in 2010. His book Firework Studies was published by Hassla in 2011, and his book, Byways & Through Lines, was published by Dashwood Books, in 2013. Liao, born and reared in Shanghai, has an MFA from U. of Memphis, and has done residencies at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Woodstock Center for Photography. She received the En Foco New Works Award in 2012. Palombi, born and reared in Rome, graduated from the ICP General Studies Program in 2012. Souders, from Baltimore, has a BA from the U. of Md. and has had solo shows at Daniel Cooney Fine Art (2013) and the Abrons Art Center (2008).

Camera Club of New York (CCNY), co-founded in 1884 by Alfred Stieglitz, is a rare survivor among New York City arts organizations, and it is as vital now as it ever was. It is experiencing a period of dynamic renewal, and the Darkroom Residency Program is one of its recent successes. With support from the Jerome Foundation, CCNY initiated a new facet of the program in 2013: solo shows in its gallery for each Darkroom Resident. CCNY also presents guest-curated exhibitions, a lecture-series at the School of Visual Arts, an annual Zine and Self-Published Photo Book Fair, and a Conversations series, It offers classes, hosts a Guest Blog, and produces a monthly newsletter.





Featuring Paolo Woods

Paolo Woods photographs the long term, beyond current affairs; he touches on the crux, the raw edge, of human stories. After investigating the oil industry, George Bush’s wars in Iraq and in Afghanistan, the Chinese in Africa, and Iran, he decided to settle in Haiti. It was in 2010, a few months after the earthquake ravaged Port-au-Prince and the cities in the south of the island. At a time when the small republic, independent since 1804, was described only through the prism of tragedy, Woods was looking for something else: how a national identity can be forged in spite of the State.

With writer Arnaud Robert he tracked down Haitian society’s invisibles, its absurd flaws and hidden aspects. He investigated the economic elites, NGOs, the profusion of FM radios, American evangelists. Month after month, he came to realize that all the substitution powers that had come to save Haiti were actually replacing Haitian authorities. And yet, in a country whose leaders have failed ever since it was founded, the population’s desire for a State remains unaltered.

STATE shows Haiti like never before. While not ignoring the huge difficulties of a land where two thirds of the inhabitants don’t have enough to eat, the exhibition tells how a country presented as “cursed” is, above all, a place where resistance, humor, creation and culture live side by side; how the idea of a nation articulates itself around an absent State; how Haiti concentrates all the issues of a Southern nation submitted to the winds of globalization that the combined efforts of the international community are not capable of addressing.

Rather than the after effects of the drama, Paolo Woods wanted to understand what constitutes the everyday life of a country, and even its normalcy. Because this fraction of an island tells more than its own history and represents more than a singular destiny, STATE questions processes that extend far beyond Haiti.

Two books by Paolo Woods and Arnaud Robert accompany the exhibition, STATE published by Photosynthèses and Pèpè published by Riverboom and the Musée de l’Elysée.

Photographic prints for the exhibition were produced by Evergreen Pictures.

Related Programming:

Artist Talk: Paolo Woods

Paolo Woods was born of Canadian and Dutch parentage. He grew up in Italy, lived in Paris and is now based in Haiti. He is devoted to long-term projects that blend photography with investigative journalism.

Paolo Woods has published four books with writer Serge Michel including “Chinafrica” on the spectacular rise of the Chinese in Africa that has been translated in eleven languages and has been acclaimed as an exemplary encounter between fine art and documentary photography.

His work is regularly featured in the main international publications. He has had solo exhibitions in, amongst others, France, US, Italy, China, Spain, Germany and Holland and his pictures are in private and public collections. He has received various prizes including two World Press Photo Awards and the Magnum Fund.



Anastasia Photo Presents


Featuring Martin Roemers

As of October 31, 2011, 7 billion souls inhabit this planet. The U.N. Population Fund also estimates that more than half the world’s population is now living in an urban area, a figure that is expected to rise to 70 percent by 2050.

Martin Roemers embarked on Metropolis in 2009 to document this process of urbanization by focusing on the world’s megacities – places with a population of more than ten million people. How can people live in cities that are so vast yet so incredibly crowded and hectic? What are the differences between these megacities and what do they have in common? How do cities and their populations evolve? For all their chaos, big cities still have a sense of humanity. It is this humanity and sense of interconnectedness that he wishes to reveal in these photographs, the dynamic character of each city and the urban dwellers who make it their home.

Related Programming:

Artist Talk: Martin Roemers

Martin Roemers (b.1962) studied photography at the Academy of Arts in Enschede, The Netherlands. His long-term projects include “The Eyes of War” and “Metropolis”. Roemers joined Anastasia Photo in 2011 and exhibited Metropolis at the gallery in March 2012. In 2009 his book “Relics of the Cold War” was published by Hatje Cantz. Roemers’ work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Newsweek and The New Yorker. His work has been exhibited widely and is held in public, private and corporate collections including the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the Ford Foundation in New York. He has received numerous awards and recognitions including two World Press Photo Awards in 2006 and 2011.

Anastasia Photo is a gallery specializing in photojournalism and documentary photography. Anastasia Photo opened its doors in 2009 on New York’s Lower East Side and represents some of the most talented photojournalists and documentarians working in the field today.


Open Society Foundations and
VII Photo Agency Presents


Featuring Donald Weber

Curated by Open Society Foundations
and VII Photo Agency

Interrogations is about a place where justice, mercy, hope, and despair are manufactured, bought, bartered, and sold; a sound-proofed factory where truth is both the final product and the one thing that never leaves the room.

From 2005 to 2012, Donald Weber traveled through Russia and Ukraine photographing the physical and emotional ruins of the unstoppable storm called history. Meeting and living with ordinary people who had survived much—from wars and conflict, to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, to the fall of the Soviet Union—he began to see the modern state as a primitive, bloody, and sacrificial rite of unnamed and unchecked power.

Interrogations is the result of a personal quest to uncover the hidden meaning of the bloody 20th century, as displayed through private encounters with state power. With each image, he was looking to make a simple photograph of police interrogation in progress, but also a complex portrait of the relationship between truth and power. For truth in this context is a complicit act, a mutual recognition—however fleeting—between those who hold, and those who must surrender to power. This work interrogates the interrogators.

Over 90 percent of all charges in the Russian judicial system end in guilty pleas, and only experienced criminals or wealthy defendants stand a chance in such a system. It is not designed to give everyone a fair trial. Behind closed doors, the feudal system’s trial by ordeal is still very much in existence. Without confessions and guilty pleas, courts everywhere would grind to a halt in an instant.

In this way, Interrogations is more than a documentation of the policing practices of a particular time and place. It is a meditation on what these interrogation rooms, and the people who enter and leave them, represent. They are young and old, male and female, weak unfortunates and hardened criminals, all orphans of secret histories and hidden dramas that are scripted and played out by the modern state.

Related Programming:

Talk: Donald Weber

Prior to pursuing photography, Donald Weber trained as an architect and worked with Rem Koolhaas’ Office for Metropolitan Architecture. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship (2007), the Dorthea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize (2006) , the Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography (2009), and first prize, portrait stories, at the World Press Photo contest (2012).

Weber is the author of Bastard Eden, Our Chernobyl, on daily life in a post-atomic world, and Interrogations, which examines authority and power in Russia and Ukraine. His work has appeared in the Guardian, Newsweek, the New York Times Magazine, Stern, and Time, and he has had solo exhibitions at the United Nations, the Portland Museum of Art, and the Alice Austen House (New York). He is a member of the VII Photo Agency. Weber’s photographs from Interrogations are currently showing in Open Society Foundations’ Moving Walls 20 exhibition.

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. Working with local communities in more than 100 countries, the Open Society Foundations support justice and human rights, freedom of expression, and access to public health and education. Through grants and the Moving Walls exhibition series, the Open Society Documentary Photography Project supports photography to engage and mobilize people around issues of justice and human rights.

VII was created in 2001 by seven of the world’s leading photojournalists, and by 2005 VII was listed in third position in American Photo’s “100 Most Important People in Photography.” VII now represents 23 of the world’s preeminent photojournalists whose careers span 35 years of world history.


Only in Burundi

Anaïs López & Eva Smallegange Presents

Only in Burundi

Featuring Anaïs López & Eva Smallegange

Curated by Marga Rotteveel and Michl Sommer

The past two years photographer Anaïs López and writer Eva Smallegange worked on this project and eventually succeeded in making a new book about Burundi: a book with a positive outlook, containing personal stories of Koky, their guide and the main narrator. He tells about his childhood and introduces ten of his friends from different strata of society such as the manioc miller from whom he buys his flour, the princess who was once engaged to his brother, the president, and his cousin the cow herder. They share their view on what you need to survive in this intriguing country, five years after the ending of the civil war that raged for years: to get things done you need the right connections.

The exhibition shows their journey in an ingenious way. Photos of different size and thickness, colored tape that connects the different images and stories and audio fragments immerse the viewer in the world of their guide, Koky, and the viewer discovers modern day Burundi through his eyes.

Related Programming:

12:30 – 1:30pm | Saturday 9/21 | Artist Talk: Anais Lopez

Anaïs López (1981) is a documentary photographer. She uses photography as a means to show her audience a different view of the world around them. ‘Only in Burundi’ is her third book.

Eva Smallegange (1981) is a PhD-candidate and a pedagogue. She lived and worked in Burundi in 2006-2007. This country full of contrast and its inhabitants grabbed her and never let her go. Eva returns regularly to Burundi for matters of work, but especially to visit what has become her second home.


Latin American Fotografía y Ilustración Uno

American Illustration – American Photography Presents

Latin American Fotografía y Ilustración Uno

LOS DIEZ FOTOGRAFÍAL Kenji Arimura, Kike Arnal, Adrienne Grunwald, Kevin Kunishi, Star Montana, Tatewaki Nio, Gabriel Rinaldi, Juan Salvarredy, Wara Vargas, Lara Leandro Viana

LOS DIEZ ILUSTRACIÓN: Tony Aguero, Carolina Amaya, Daniel Bueno, Miagui Imagevertising, Nik Neves, Carlos Quirarte, Diego Terros, Cristian Turdera, Francisco Valle

AI-AP presents the premiere collection from the Latin American Fotografía y Ilustración competition. From 1,500 images the international jury selected only 20 photographs and 20 illustrations. From the winning collection, 10 photos and 10 illustration are presented in a special, traveling exhibit produced by Epson. The show first opened in New York City at the launch party for the American Photography and American Illustration annuals. From there, Epson has produced the show over the year in Mexico, Ecuador and Brazil.

American Illustration – American Photography (AI-AP) produces the leading juried annuals of the year’s best photography and illustration as selected by a jury of art, design and publishing professionals. Since 1982, the AI-AP annuals have been the number one resource for creative professionals and the most intriguing galleries in print. AI-AP produces the Latin American competition and the Int’l Motion Art Awards and hosts a symposium and “The Party” in November to celebrate the winners from all shows. AI-AP also provides news through its publications DART: Design Arts Daily, Pro Photo Daily, Motion Arts Pro and Disptaches From Latin America.


Gaston Lacombe Presents


Featuring Gaston Lacombe

“Captive” is a photo series documenting zoo animals in their un-natural environment. Gaston Lacombe has been gathering photos from zoos all around the world since 2009. This body of work currently represents 16 zoos, in 9 countries, on 5 continents and constantly keeps growing as he visits more zoos.

In zoos all around the world, visitors go to admire some of the most beautiful, rare or fierce creatures on Earth, but often fail to notice the deplorable habitats in which they are kept. This photographic series is not about these animals, but rather, it documents what happens when humans use animals for display and entertainment.

Gaston Lacombe is a Canadian photographer and filmmaker, currently based in Washington, DC. He specializes in documentary work and in travel photography. He holds a diploma in Photography from the Boston University Center for the Digital Imaging Arts (Washington DC campus) and has also studied at the B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. levels in History. Along with his photography work, Gaston is also the Communications Coordinator for the International League of Conservation Photographers.


The View From Here

International Center of Photography Presents

The View From Here

Featuring ICP Students

Curated by ICP School

This mini-exhibition is a selection of work from the students of the 2013 One-Year Certificate Programs at the ICP School, and showcases the amazing talents of these recent alumni.

The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to the practice and understanding of photography and the reproduced image in all its forms. Through our exhibitions, educational programs, and community outreach, we offer an open forum for dialogue about the role images play in our culture. Since our founding, we have presented more than 500 exhibitions and offered thousands of classes, providing instruction at every level. ICP is a center where photographers and artists, students and scholars can create and interpret the world of the image within our comprehensive educational facilities and archive.

Stories and Images from Maine

The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies Presents

Stories and Images from Maine

Featuring Salt Student Graduates
Curated by The Salt Institute

For forty years, Salt students have been documenting the people and places of Maine through images, sound, writing and now multimedia. Featured here are engaging images and multimedia pieces that represent the depth of storytelling and technical artistry of our students as well as the wide variety of stories that they have found.

The Salt Institute is a non-profit school in Portland, Maine offering semester-long intensive programs in documentary writing, radio, photography and multimedia with a focus on powerful and ethical storytelling.

Simply put, our mission is to educate and promote documentary storytellers.

We also exhibit documentary work in our gallery and host documentary-related events.


Don’t Stay Here

FotoFestival Naarden Presents

Dutch photography on the move

Featuring Jan Banning, Olivier van Breugel & Simone Mudde, Janus van der Eijnden, Jasper Groen, Chantal Heijnen in collaboration with Bami Adedoyin, Vivian Keulards, Carla Kogelman, Bas Losekoot, Marieke van der Velden, Martin Waalboer

Curated by Feiko Koster & Eduard Planting

Traveling is a long-standing Dutch tradition.

The discovery of New Amsterdam is a well known example from the past. Nowadays many artist get inspired abroad. Photographers are the antennae of society, they have their own ideas about what is going on and know how to create the right image that reflects that idea and makes people think.

This year we chose to present the vision of Dutch photographers on their surrounding world, much of it focused on the US. Presented by FotoFestival Naarden.

Curated by Feiko Koster & Eduard Planting.

Feiko Koster (photographer/curator) and Eduard Planting (collectioneur/gallerist) are the headcurators of the Dutch festival for photography “FotoFestival Naarden” since 2009.

FotoFestival Naarden is the oldest photofestival of the Netherlands. It is held once every two years in spring at the medieval and fortified town of Naarden. It is a festival that deals with contemporary and storytelling photography from professional Dutch photographers.

Lost and Found

The Electromagnetic Theater Presents

Lost and Found

Executive Producer – David Hoffman
Producer & Director – Kerry Kastin
Citzen Racecar – Producers

Special thanks to Magnum Foundation & Susan Meiselas/Magnum

Playwright Michael Shaw Fisher in response to Susan Meiselas’ photograph.

Playwright Ruben Carbajal in response to Lewis Wickes Hine’s photograph.

Performed by Severyn Banes, Harry Barandes, Paul Guyet, Christopher Halladay, Alice Johnson, Laura Lamberti, Emma McBride, and Eric Percival.

As a rancorous and divisive political debate around immigration policy rages across our country, many seem to forget that the huge waves of people who came here from Eastern Europe, Italy, and Ireland around the turn of the twentieth century – for many of us, our grandparents or great-grandparents – went through a strikingly parallel experience to that of recent immigrants from Latin America. Both groups experienced exceptional fear tempered by exceptional hope for the future, dehumanization at the hands of the bureaucracies set up to deal with their arrival, and the sometimes violent ambivalence of their new neighbors and co-workers.

This piece is an attempt to dramatize these parallel experiences, each as crystalized by a photograph – the first taken at Ellis Island in 1905, the second in San Diego in 1989. These images were assigned to two acclaimed playwrights, who each imagined the experience of his photograph’s subjects. The Electromagnetic Theater, a contemporary radio drama company, produced the resulting plays for this installation.

The two plays and their corresponding images run on a continuous loop of approximately twenty minutes.

The Electromagnetic Theater is a unique narrative experience for the age of podcasting, built on the tradition of American radio drama. We present newly commissioned short plays, performed by a company of first-call New York theater and voice actors, and brought to life in an immersive soundscape.


Feature Shoot Presents


Featuring Athos Burez, Catherine Losing, Christian Hagemann, Daan Brand, Daniel Evans and Brendan Baker, Daniel Stier, Dominic Davies, Federico Ciamei, Florent Tanet, Gilda Davidian, Heather Rasmussen, Kyoko Hamada, Maciek Pozoga, Maryanne Casasanta, Mate Moro and Aron Filkey, Maxime Guyon, Nico Krijno, and Wyne Veen.

Curated by Alison Zavos

“Is it strange that when I look at certain fruit I find myself a bit aroused. Almost like it’s trying to seduce me. By overwhelming my senses. Like it wants to be devoured. Like we’re meant to be together. Fruit tempts us with enlightenment. We’ve struggled to portray their beauty. Crossed lands to find them. Fought wars over them. But somewhere along the way we’ve stripped them of their power. Reduced to a still life, fruit has become predictable. Or has it?” —The Fruit Hunters, 2012

For the past year, Alison Zavos has been collecting peculiar photographs of fruit for this group exhibition that she is calling Fruitland. Similar to picking the perfect piece of ripe, delicious-looking fruit from a tree, she has searched hundreds of photographers’ websites and chosen the freshest, strangest still life photos to present at Photoville 2013.

Maybe as a response or antidote to the labored and moody Dutch still life-inspired fruit photography that has been proliferating in galleries over the past decade, young photographers are now challenging themselves to take a regular piece of fruit and make it special – adding their own strange twist to something so commonplace that anyone can pick it up at the local grocery store.

This fascination with photographing fruit in the studio has spread far and wide. Fruitland includes 31 photographs from 18 international photographers.

Alison Zavos is a curator and the Publisher/Managing Editor of the photography blog, Feature Shoot, which showcases work from both up-and-coming and established photographers. Since launching in 2008, the site has accumulated an archive of over 3,000+ international photographers and won LIFE.com’s 2011 Photo Blog Awards as “The Web’s 20 most compelling, most consistently insightful and surprising photography blogs.”


Photo Requests from Solitary

Tamms Year Ten, Parsons The New School for Design, Solitary Watch, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, and the New York Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement, with support from the Open Society Foundations, Present

Photo Requests from Solitary

Featuring photographs that represent a unique collaboration between men held in supermax prisons and the photographers who fulfilled their requests.

Curated by Laurie Jo Reynolds, Tamms Year Ten, Jeanine Oleson, Parsons The New School for Design, and Jean Casella, Solitary Watch.

What would a person in complete isolation want to see? Men in solitary confinement at Tamms supermax prison in Illinois were asked to request a photograph of anything in the world, real or imagined, and Tamms Year Ten found photographers to make the images. The responses included the place where the Robert Taylor Homes used to be, a gray and white warmblood horse rearing in cold air and a lovesick clown with an old-fashioned feather pen.

“Photo Requests from Solitary” features some of these photographs, along with the unfilled requests from the next phase of the project in New York and California, where thousands of men, women, and children live in extreme isolation and sensory deprivation in state prisons and local jails.
The exhibit will be staffed by survivors of solitary confinement, family members of individuals in prison, and advocates from the New York Campaign Against Isolated Confinement, as well as students from Parsons The New School for Design. Visitors can ask questions and take action to end the use of prolonged isolation in New York. The men who requested the photographs and chose their subjects have been held in isolation in supermax prisons, some for more than a decade. A variety of artists volunteered to take photographs based on their requests.

Related Programming:

Panel: Photo Requests From Solitary

Laurie Jo Reynolds, who was awarded a 2013 Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change by Creative Time, is an artist , policy advocate and the organizer of Tamms Year Ten, the grassroots coalition that successfully worked to close Illinois’ notorious Tamms supermax prison and initiated the Photo Requests from Solitary project. Jeanine Oleson is an artist, assistant professor of photography at Parsons the New School for Design, and coordinator of the New York Photos from Solitary project. Jean Casella is co-director of Solitary Watch, a web-based journalism project aimed at exposing and documenting this hidden domestic human rights issue. This exhibition is supported by the Open Society Documentary Photography Project, which explores how photography can engage and mobilize people around issues of justice and human rights.

Open Society



Solitary Watch




Featuring Amy Elkins Monica Bradley Michael Kwiecinski Anula Maiberg Jamie Isaia Christopher Mealie Carrie Levy Lisa Elmaleh Anthony Fuller Aken Wahl Isaac Diggs Marcia Lippman Greg Krauss Anna Bauer Dustin Wayne Harris Bon Duke Lydia Panas Jessica Watson Ina Jang Richard Rothman Masood Kamandy Jake McNulty Brian Krueger Allison Anne Lamb Magie Cypis Brea Souders Marina Berio William Lamson Rachel Sussman Asger Carlson Devin Yalkin Phoebe Chung Eric Madigan Heck Tiana Peterson Bobby Doherty Malcolm Lightner Lucas Thorpe

Curated by Stephen Frailey

The work chosen for Dear Dave, has been notable for its originality, intelligence and an informed relationship with photographic discourse, both historical and contemporary. Often playful, the work deserves to be more fully known.

Published thrice annually, Dear Dave, magazine publishes original and idiosyncratic work from all photographic genres and sensibilities, that is worthy of further recognition.

The View from Nowhere

Conveyor Arts Presents

The View from Nowhere

Featuring Lynley Bernstein, Bryan Graf, Sylvia Hardy, Charlie Rubin, Athena Torri, Suzanna Zak

Conveyor Arts presents a site-specific exhibition, and reading room installation with selected photobooks by small publishers and and self-published artists, based around the themes of industrial landscape, shipping routes, and transportation.

Conveyor Arts is a small publishing and production house for artists’ books, zines and other printed matter related to photography. We also publish Conveyor Magazine, and organize exhibitions and programming related to print and photography.

Related Programming:

Workshop: Kid Zines
Workshop: Tenn Zines

Conveyor Logo


Parsons The New School for Design Presents


Featuring Lara Atallah, Mohammad Sajjad Bashardanesh, Marco Bell, Berk Cakmakci, Craig Callison, Xiao Chen, Daniel Cherrin, Magali Duzant, Anthony Flanagan, Michelle Gevint, Jordan Hood, Qiren Hu, Dongli Huang, Henry Huang, Woo-Ram Jung, Kelsey Karstrand, Stephanie Kaznocha, Dongmin Lee, Rosana Liang, Ashley Middleton, Melissa Preston, Gabriel Sanchez, Matthew Scerbak, Emily Shevenock, Jonathan Smyth, Kristin Sigurdardottir, Jeremy White, Michael Winfrey.

Curated by Jim Ramer

The works in this exhibition represent the collective conversation being undertaken by this current generation of emerging artists. These artists are unapologetic in their pursuit to locate themselves and activate their ideas in this rapidly evolving world. They seek to impact the present and shape the future. They chose to confront the larger questions that often do not reflect light, to grapple with the possibilities and conundrums. The work is full with quirks and contradictions, tragedy and humor, echoes of the past and contemplations on the future, personal introspection and calls for revolution. Most importantly this exhibition contains glimpses of a future.

Tierney Fellowship 2012

The Tierney Fellowship Presents

Fellowship 2012

Featuring Melba Arellano, Bridgette Auger, Ajit Bhadoriya, Dillon DeWaters, Thomas Gardiner, Eduardo Jimenez Roman, Lebohang Kganye, May Lin Le Goff, Nobukho Nqaba, Agustin Ramos Martinez, Paul Samuels, Anthony Tafuro, Curtis Wallen, Yang Yuanyuan.

Curated by Jerry Vezzuso

Presenting the tenth annual recipients of the Tierney fellowship in Photography.

The Tierney Fellowship is awarded to young photographers after graduating from a partner school…USA, Mexico, So. Africa, Chine and India.  The Tierney Fellowship was created in 2003 by The Tierney Family Foundation to support emerging artists in the field of photography.  The primary goal of the Fellowship is to find tomorrow’s distinguished artists and leaders in the world of photography and assist them in overcoming the challenges that a photographer faces at the beginning of his or her career.
The aim of the Fellowship is twofold: encouraging recipients to produce a new body of work and creating a global community of artists that will function as a crucial support network in an increasingly competitive field.  The Fellowship supports the recipients both financially, by way of a cash grant, and technically, with mentorship and guidance from seasoned experts.  At the end of the one-year grant period, recipients are expected to present a new body of work.
Fellows remain an important part of the Program after the conclusion of their Fellowship.  Seminars and critiques are held throughout the year to facilitate interaction between all current and past recipients, encouraging discussion of their photography, work experience and lives as artists.

Keep On Dreaming

Astrid Verhoef Presents


Featuring: Jenne Bleijenburg, Eefje Bouwkamp, Bernhard von Braun, Rinze van Brug, Paul Fleming, Aloys Ginjaar, Jeannette Grotenhuis, Judith Heinsohn, Dindi van der Hoek, Sarah Mei Herman, Merit de Jong, Elizabeth Kleinveld & EPaul Julien (E2), Paul & Menno de Nooijer, Milette Raats, Annelies Rigter, Maartje Roos, Ellen Schippers, Henri Senders, Roeland Verhallen, Astrid Verhoef, Bianca van der Werf, Alice Wielinga, Hans Withoos.

Curated by Aloys Ginjaar

The word fantasy comes from the Greek word Phantazesthai and means “picture to oneself”. As a product of imagination it is often considered to be the opposite of reality, yet we need it to adapt to and understand reality. A fantasy originates from desires, conflicts, frustration, wishes and dreams. It is through our imagination that we discover possibility and as such it is indispensable in paving the way to our future reality.

“Keep on Dreaming” shows the mental representation of thoughts, concepts, symbols and dreams of 23 Dutch Photographers. They invite you to a world of new ideas, romantic imagination and endless possibilities.

Aloys Ginjaar (1946, Amsterdam) has worked for many years as a photographer, journalist and curator. His work was part of World Press Photo 1973, 1975 & 1977 and since 2000 he’s been organizing the monthly Photographers Evening in Amsterdam. Ginjaar has curated Dutch exhibitions for the New York Photofestival 2011 (Dutch Delight) & Photoville 2012 (The Wonder of Woman). This year he’s been awarded with the Golden Age Award for his activities for the Dutch Photographic community.

In 2011 he asked Astrid Verhoef (1973, Amsterdam) to join his exhibition in New York. Her work has been part of the IJFFF Photo- & Filmfestival 2012, Photoville 2012 and The (Super)Heroes exhibition at the Manhattan Bridge. In 2013 She’s been chosen by GUP Magazine as one of the “New Dutch Photo Talents”.
Astrid started supporting Aloys in organizing the exhibition “The Wonder of Woman” for Photoville 2012 and this year she’s producing Ginjaars’ exhibition “Keep on Dreaming” for Photoville 2013.



New York City Center for Economic Opportunity Presents


Featuring Khadijah Bennett, Dante Bennett, Luzdayris Bernardo, Stephene Brathwaite, Darius Courbe, Kristlyn Delise, Ashley Hurdle, David Palmer, Larell Prince, Melicia Pristell, Yvonne Reid, Johnathan Sanabria, Fatima Shebab, Quwan Smalls, Shamiyah Stafford, Nashca Streng, Keturah Williams, Audrey-Jane Sweeney, Tyrone Kirkland, Ashton Bradley, Jasmine Spann, Alonzo Jones, Joseph McClinton, Ariel McDonald, Shahnee Naftali, Keson Simon, Jessica Rochez, Monica Hawkins, Yonaka Harris, Vianny Lugo, Yoseph Hunt, Terrence Buckner, Winifred McIntosh, Serene Mofford, Douglas Palmer, Eric Ellison, Saquan Frontis

Curated by The Red Hook Community Justice Center, the Brownsville Community Justice Center (both projects of the Center for Court Innovation), the Brooklyn Arts Council and United Photo Industries

This summer, 38 young people from the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Brownsville and Red Hook were able to participate in PhotoVoice, a participatory photography program that teaches a documentary style of photography focused on issues related to their neighborhoods and self-exploration. The goals of this program are to empower participants, inform policy-makers, and raise awareness about issues facing these young people.

PhotoVoice is funded by the New York City Mayor’s Office Center for Economic Opportunity. This project is in collaboration between four Brooklyn organizations – The Red Hook Community Justice Center, the Brownsville Community Justice Center (both projects of the Center for Court Innovation), the Brooklyn Arts Council and United Photo Industries.

Participatory photography gives youth the opportunity to connect in a visual dialogue that often excludes them. This project employs professional photographers to teach participants photography skills and engages students through a series of workshops, class critiques and culminates in a final exhibit. Teaching Artists Russell Frederick, Sam Barzilay, Brenna McLaughlin and Janay McNeil facilitated these workshops and students crafted visual stories from their own unique perspectives.

Related Programming:

Panel: Photography Shaping Communities

Teaching Artists’ Bios:

Russell Frederick is a photographer from Brooklyn, NY whose global worldview and keen understanding of the human condition informs his compelling photography. He works with film in medium format and shoots predominantly in black and white. Through his lens he subverts and disengages the current status quo and stereotypes of people of color internationally. He has photographed men, women and children from Bed Stuy, Brooklyn to Kingston, Jamaica. He has photographed the Lower Ninth Ward and the Bloods in Brooklyn.

Russell Frederick tells the story while elevating and exposing the inherent beauty, dignity and honor in his subjects. 

A self-taught photographer with little formal training, Frederick has catapulted from an unfamiliar name to being sought after for his signature photographic style. In a decade he has become a celebrated public speaker, commissioned photographer and has been exhibited nationally and internationally. He was a recipient of a media fellowship sponsored by the Open Society Institute to document the after effects of Hurricane Katrina and he was a winner of the esteemed Gordon Parks International Photography Competition. In addition to these honors, Russell has received grants from the Brooklyn Arts Council and the Urban Artist Initiative as well. From thousands of entries Mr. Frederick was chosen as one of NYC’s outstanding artists of 2010 for Curate NYC. Russell is a member of Kamoinge, a select group of African American photographers whose work collectively chronicles close to five decades of the African Diaspora. Russell’s work has been showcased and published at the New York Times, The Associated Press, The Open Society Foundation, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, La Lettre De La Photograpie.com, Photoville, Columbia University, NYU, Columbia College, The Gallerie Galleberg in Norway, The Open Ateliers Zuidoost Gallery in Amsterdam, Netherlands, The University of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, The Goethe Institute in Accra, Ghana, The Reginald Lewis Museum of Baltimore, Maryland, The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, 25 CPW Gallery, The Aljira Gallery of Newark, New Jersey, The Rush Arts Gallery, The Rotunda Gallery, The Empire State Building, Nordstroms, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Uptown magazine, Ebony magazine, Hycide magazine, Pixelpress.org and many others.

Russell dedicates his time to volunteering and mentoring young adults at the Kings Against Violence Initiative in Brooklyn, NY.

Serving as United Photo Industries’ Creative Director, Sam Barzilay is also the co-founder of Photoville, a new pop-up photo destination that made its debut on the Brooklyn waterfront in the summer of 2012.

Prior to founding United Photo Industries and launching the United Photo Industries Gallery, he was the Director of the New York Photo Festival. In his dual capacity as curator and festival organizer, he has had the pleasure and privilege of curating photo exhibitions and lecturing on current trends in contemporary photography as far as China, Greece, USA, and Japan.
Over the past few years, he has served as juror, nominator, and reviewer for the Prix Pictet, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Houston FotoFest, the New York Photo Awards, Artists Wanted, the Google Photography Prize, the SilverEye Fellowship, and the FotoVisura Grant, among many others.

Brenna McLaughlin is a photographer and educator who believes the camera is an important pedagogical instrument. Her work has been published in New City Magazine and The Chicago Tribune. In addition to exhibiting widely in Chicago and New York, Ms. McLaughlin has provided imagery for several non-profits including the Brooklyn Food Coalition and the South African Development Fund.

Photography is a constant record of history and a way to tell inventive stories. Through both analog and digital photography Ms. McLaughlin’s work gives an interesting perspective on ordinary life. She appreciates the imperfections in her photographs and has been working in analog still photography for over ten years. Ms. McLaughlin serves as the Teaching Artist for the JustArts: Photography program. She helped develop the curriculum for the program and provided daily instruction to the participants. Brenna received her graduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her undergraduate degree from Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois.

Janay McNeill is a Photography Assistant for The Photo Voice Summer Program. She has a great interest for photography and enjoys working with the youth. In the past she has worked with Episcopal Social Services as an Activities Specialist and resident artist, teaching cooking classes along with basic kitchen skills to adolescents. Currently Janay is an aspiring chef at New York City College of Technology, pursuing a career in the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management. Although her passion is food, assisting and working for The PhotoVoice program has heightened her interest for photography. She loves the idea of capturing her art and personal style through a lens and thrives off of creativity and individuality. Her short-term goal is to create a program for teens that will merge the worlds of food, photography, and education providing an outlet for teens to express their creativity through cooking and photography.

Facilitators’ Bios:

Jessica Colon – Ms. Colon is the Deputy Project Director at the Red Hook Community Justice Center. She currently oversees the planning, implementation and management of the Justice Center’s programs and operations. Ms. Colon has over 10 years of experience in nonprofit management and public policy. She has a B.S. from Seton Hall University and an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs at Princeton University. Ms. Colon will provide general supervision to program staff and manage coordination between the program’s sites and partners.

Viviana Gordon – Ms. Gordon is the Coordinator of Operations at the Brownsville Community Justice Center. She currently helps to oversee the Justice Center’s day-to-day programming and operations as well as strategic planning and implementation. Ms. Gordon has 6 years of experience in program coordination and clinical work in both criminal justice and community-based settings. Ms. Gordon has a B.A. from Whitman College. Ms. Gordon will supervise the PhotoVoice program’s operations in Brownsville including the recruitment of eligible court-involved youth participants.

Sabrina Carter – Ms. Carter holds a BA in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and has been involved in youth programming for five years at the Red Hook Community Justice Center. In her career she has overseen and supervised Teen Peer Education programs, Youth Court, facilitates trainings and has acted as a mentor and role model to the youth she has come into contact with. She has been featured in the January 2011 New York State Bar Association Journal and is a long time resident of the Red Hook Community. Sabrina believes engaging youth in a positive way through the arts and after school programs is an essential part of keeping them focused on a positive path for their future.

Kathleen Christie – Kathleen A. Christie, LCSW joined BAC in November 2006 and is the Arts in Education Director. She earned her M.S. in Social Work at Columbia University and is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). She has more than l4 years of professional experience in the education field. Prior to formally joining BAC, she taught elementary and middle school students; she also worked with the criminal justice and social welfare systems of NYC, most significantly with women, children and adolescents. She has worked extensively with NYC public schools and has particular expertise in working with challenging educational situations. In addition to BAC, Ms. Christie currently consults for educational institutions, such as Harlem Children’s Zone and Story Pirates, and as a therapist in private practice. She has also taught photography and ceramics, is in multiple book clubs, frequents museums and galleries, and can be found pushing shutter buttons on occasion. She will provide administrative and creative direction to the program.

The Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) fights the cycle of poverty in New York City through innovative programs that build human capital and improve financial security. Launched by Mayor Bloomberg in 2006, CEO works with both City agencies and the federal government to implement successful anti-poverty initiatives in New York and partner cities across the United States.

Launched in June 2000, the Red Hook Community Justice Center is the nation’s first multi-jurisdictional community court. Operating out of a refurbished Catholic school in the heart of a geographically and socially isolated neighborhood in southwest Brooklyn, the Justice Center seeks to solve neighborhood problems using a coordinated response. The courthouse is the hub for an array of unconventional programs that contribute to reducing fear and improving public trust in government.

Currently in planning, the Brownsville Community Justice Center seeks to reengineer how the justice system works in Brownsville, Brooklyn. In particular, the Justice Center is dedicated to building multiple off-ramps for young people who come into contact with the justice system. The ultimate goal is to reduce crime and the use of incarceration, while at the same restoring local faith in the justice system.

BAC’s Arts in Education (AIE) program provides a wide array of educational arts experiences for students, teachers, parents, and community members in digital, literary, performing, and visual arts. Our collaborative process allows for personalized programming, enriching hands-on experiences, and enhanced depth of knowledge. We instill skills and positive attitudes about the arts that are designed to be retained for a lifetime.

The mission at United Photo Industries is to promote and showcase emerging photographers through curated exhibitions around the world. Working in partnership with local galleries and key media partners, they concentrate on producing site-specific exhibitions that explore new thematic directions in photography. Drawing upon an international network of curatorial partners, they are able to provide unique exhibition opportunities for emerging photographers and facilitate their entry into foreign art markets.

Documenting the Build of Brooklyn Bridge Park

United Photo Industries Presents

Documenting the Build of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Featuring Julienne Schaer

Julienne Schaer’s photos of the build of the Brooklyn Bridge Park comprise a visual documentary that illustrates the transformation of Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront into a world-class park.

On March 13, 2008, Schaer captured the start of demolition of the Pier 1 shed. She photographed as the Port Authority sign was removed, signaling the end of one era and the beginning of another. She continued to photograph the site once a month until the demolition of the sheds was complete.

As the construction phase began, Schaer photographed the park more frequently, enabling her to capture many of the elements that have gone into creating the park. Schaer’s attention to detail has produced compelling images that showcase the park’s sustainable infrastructure and construction methods as well as the individuals who brought the park to life day by day. Her photographs document the salvaging of Longleaf Yellow Pine from the Cold Storage Warehouse, the installation of the park’s water retention systems, and the construction of dramatic new topography on Pier 1.

As the site was transformed from a civil engineering project to a scenic park, Schaer’s photography adapted to show off the dramatic panoramas of the park.

Julienne Schaer, formerly a forensic photographer for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, now specializes in editorial and event photography.
As a photojournalist, Schaer has covered many of the city’s official celebrations & events, and the photographs have been published extensively in print and on the Internet.

Schaer has worked on several long-term projects, completing a portfolio of images of the Hudson River Park for the HRP Trust, and documenting the construction of Jane’s Carousel for Jane Walentas. Over the last five years her continued work photographing the build of the Brooklyn Bridge Park has produced over 6,000 images that chronicle the transformation of the 1.3-mile of Brooklyn’s industrial waterfront into New York City’s most exciting new public space.

Schaer received a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), but has said it was her years in forensic work, learning to photograph with a recorded neutrality the documentation of a crime scene, its victims and evidence, that influenced her photographic style today.

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A Survey of Documentary Styles in Early 21st century Photobooks

Indie Photobook Library Presents

A Survey of Documentary Styles in Early 21st century Photobooks

Curated by Larissa Leclair and Darius Himes

The Indie Photobook Library’s seminal traveling exhibition, curated by Larissa Leclair and Darius Himes, arrives in New York, after stops in San Francisco and DC. “A Survey of Documentary Styles in early 21st century Photobooks” draws from the iPL collection and features 70 photobooks, along with a selection of photographs from the books. The exhibition looks at the “documentary tradition” through the lens of a 21st century, global photographic community in which the lines between journalism, art and the long-term documentary project have blurred, morphed and continue to feed off of each other.

The books selected for this exhibition present a range of subject matter, each coupled with a particular visual language drawn from a pool of diversity. There are books that speak a more traditional documentary language, while there are those that explicitly critique that very same tradition; there are diaristic books and titles that overlay a typological structure; other books rely primarily on found and vernacular imagery; and there are many books that borrow heavily from an art-photography storehouse. The goal of this exhibition is to survey the field before us and to foreground questions of authorship, voice, style and content.

The exhibition catalog, designed by Patrick Aguilar of Owl & Tiger Books, is available through Blurb.

Photobooks by Alba Yruela, Alec Soth and Brad Zellar, Amy Stein, Amy Touchette, Erica McDonald, Juliana Beasley, Andrea Stultiens and Arthur Kisitu, Anne Collier, Anton Kusters, Bjarne Bare, BURN, Cary Markerink, Christopher Capozziello, David Galjaard, Deanna Dikeman, Ed Panar, Eliot Dudik, Eric Tabuchi, Erik van der Weijde, Florian van Roekel, Geoffrey Ellis, Gregory Halpern, Heidi de Gier, Ian van Coller, in-public, Jacquie Maria Wessels, Jessica Auer, Jessica Hines, John Steck Jr., Judith Stenneken, Julián Barón, Kathleen Laraia McLaughlin, Lacey Terrell, Mathieu Asselin, Matt Austin, Matt Eich, Max Pam, Maxwell Anderson, McNair Evans, Michael Jang, Mishka Henner, Nate Larson & Marni Shindelman, Nils Petter Löfstedt, Noah Beil, Ofer Wolberger, Paccarik Orue, Peter Mann, Peter Sutherland, Phil Underdown, photo.circle, Pierre Le Hors, Preston is My Paris, Ray Meeks and Deborah Luster, RJ Shaughnessy, Ron Jude, Sacha Maric, Sara Macel, Scott Blake, Shawn Records, Simon Roberts, Stephen Gill, Takashi Homma, Thomas Mailaender, Tiane Doan na Champassak, Tomas van Houtryve, Valerio Spada, Verena Bruening, WassinkLundgren, Willson Cummer, Yann Gross, Yannik Willing, Yee Ling Tang

Prints by McNair Evans, Erica McDonald, Matt Eich, Michael Jang, Lacey Terrell, and Eliot Dudik, as selected by Gwen Lafage.

Larissa Leclair is the Founder of the Indie Photobook Library.

Darius Himes is the Director of Fraenkel Gallery and Co-Founder of Radius Books.

The Indie Photobook Library (www.indiephotobooklibrary.org) is a U.S. based archive that collects and showcases self-published and indie published photobooks, and facilitates discourse on trends in contemporary publishing and scholarly research now and in the future. Since May of 2010, the iPL has organized over twenty pop-up library spaces, events, and feature-length exhibitions in the United States, Canada, Guatemala and China.

Fractured: The Shale Play

Nina Berman Presents

Fractured: The Shale Play

Featuring Nina Berman / NOOR

The rush to drill down and explode the ground in pursuit of energy is transforming the natural landscape in rural America. Photographing this kind of industrial activity presents a paradox. The visual spectacle is alluring, yet the effects are toxic and polluting. This form of natural gas drilling, also called fracking, is steeped in controversy and unknowns. In these images, all made in rural Pennsylvania, I sought to capture the strange beckoning and fear where the landscapes shifts from natural to industrial, where what appears as rays of sunshine are actually methane flares; where pitch dark dirt roads, end in a burst of artificial light. In this unsettling environment, I include portraits of individuals who are trapped amid this altered, contaminated landscape.

Related Programming:

Artist Talk: Nina Berman, Fracking the Marcellus Shale

Nina Berman is a documentary photographer, author and educator, whose photographs and videos have been exhibited at more than 90 venues including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Portland Art Museum, Dublin Contemporary and the Museum for Modern Art, (MMK) Frankfurt. She’s received awards from the New York Foundation for the Arts, (NYFA), the Open Society Foundation, World Press Photo and Hasselblad. She is the author of two monographs: Purple Hearts – Back from Iraq, and Homeland, which examine the aftermath of war and the militarization of American life. She lives in New York City, is an associate professor at Columbia University and is a member of the Amsterdam based NOOR photo collective.


Small Town Inertia

aCurator Presents


Featuring J A Mortram

Curated by Julie Grahame

“Small Town Inertia” explores the intimate and untold stories of marginalised individuals in the small rural community in which photographer J A Mortram lives, in East Anglia, UK. The exhibition focuses on two subjects. Recently blinded in a freak bike accident, David struggles through the daily grind. And, coping with mental health issues, Tilney1 uses poetry to process his thoughts and experiences.

J A Mortram is a documentary photographer, environmental portraitist and member of the Aletheia Photos collective. Jim’s work is centred on creating an expansive long-form photographic essay “Small Town Inertia,” which explores the intimate and untold stories of marginalised individuals in the small rural community in which he lives in East Anglia, UK. His photography and stories have been awarded and published widely.

aCurator is a full-screen photography website and award-winning blog, edited and published by Julie Grahame in New York since 2010. Showcasing emerging and established photographers, aCurator provides a clean, elegant platform to display images. Julie has a 20+ year history working with photographers.