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Richard Avedon
Richard Avedon
Avedon's America

Guild Hall - Center For the Visual and Performing Arts
On view August 12 – October 9, 2017

The exhibition Avedon's America displays over fifty years of Richard Avedon's photographic career. The show is a comprehensive presentation of black and white images that are as visually striking as they are psychologically intriguing.

Image: Santa Monica Beach #4, California, September 30, 1963
Photograph by Richard Avedon. © The Richard Avedon Foundation

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Paul Graham
Paul Graham
Featured in New Republic Magazine
Paris 11-15th November, 2015

During the terrorist attacks on Paris in November 2015, photographer Paul Graham took refuge in an apartment in the city with his partner and young child. In response to the suffocating tension on the city's streets, he made this series. Looking at the images you would never know of the traumatic events unfolding outside, but suffusing the photographs is an inscrutable longing for the safe, the everyday, the known. The affirming nature of something as simple as sunlight moving across objects found in the apartment provided optimism and hope for the day and the times ahead.

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Paul Graham
Paul Graham
The Whiteness of the Whale
Pier 24 Photography
August 3, 2015 – February 29, 2016

The Whiteness of the Whale presents three bodies of Paul Graham's work made in the United States between 1998 and 2011, American Night (1998–2002), a shimmer of possibility (2004–06), and The Present (2009–11).

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Fazal Sheikh
Fazal Sheikh
The Erasure Trilogy

Fazal Sheikh's recent publication The Erasure Trilogy explores the anguish caused by the loss of memory - by forgetting, amnesia or suppression - and the resulting human desire to preserve memory, all seen through the prism of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Erasure Trilogy is composed of Memory Trace, Independence | Nakba and Desert Bloom Notes.

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Richard Misrach featured in The California Sunday Magazine
Richard Misrach featured in The California Sunday Magazine
Border Signs

Richard Misrach has been photographing the border between the United States and Mexico since 2009, when the construction of a steel border wall began. He travels from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico six times a year, taking photographs of the objects he finds along the way. At first glance, the pictures look like a still life — abandoned tweezers, shotgun shells, soccer balls and old towels used to hide footprints — but when studied longer they fill in the story of the human once attached to the ephemera. Be sure to click on the audio component, too: Mr. Misrach collaborated with the composer Guillermo Galindo, who created instruments from some of the found objects, like a zither with strings held in place by animal vertebrae. The composition is dissonant and eerie, invoking fear in the listener, perhaps like the fear felt by people crossing the border.

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<i>This Place</i>
This Place
DOX Center for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic
October 24, 2014 – March 2, 2015

This Place explores the complexity of Israel and the West Bank, as place and metaphor, through the eyes of twelve internationally acclaimed photographers. The project follows in the tradition of such projects as the Mission Héliographique in nineteenth-century France and the Farm Security Administration in the United States, which gathered artists who used photography to ask essential questions about culture, society and the inner lives of individuals. Initiated by photographer Frederic Brenner, the completed project consists of a traveling exhibition, companion publications and a program of live events.

Curated by Charlotte Cotton, former chief photography curator at LACMA, the exhibition features several hundred photographs of works selected by twelve photographers. The exhibition has been organized into a major touring exhibition, which will open in Europe in 2014 at DOX, Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic before traveling to the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv Israel, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida and the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY.

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<i>One Hundred Years of Steinberg</i>
One Hundred Years of Steinberg
The New Yorker Festival
The Morgan Library & Museum
Sunday, October 12, 2014

Ian Frazier will moderate a panel discussion celebrating the life and work of the legendary New Yorker artist, Saul Steinberg. With Barry Blitt, Richard McGuire, Melissa Renn, and Joel Smith. There will be a special exhibition of original work that will be on view at The Morgan Library & Museum through January 2015. Tickets are required.

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<i>Eyes on the Street</i>
Eyes on the Street
Cincinnati Art Museum
October 11, 2014 – January 1, 2015

Eyes on the Street reimagines the genre of street photography and demonstrates how cameras shape our perceptions of cities. It features ten internationally renowned artists, including Paul Graham, who work in photography, film, and video, each of whom deliberately uses the camera's technical capabilities to reveal new aspects of the urban environment.

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Jim Goldberg and Donovan Wylie in Conversation
Jim Goldberg and Donovan Wylie in Conversation
Presented by Pratt Photography Lectures
Pratt Institute, Higgins Hall Auditorium
Wednesday, October 1 6:30 – 8:30pm

Pratt Photography Lectures presents Jim Goldberg and Donovan Wylie in conversation.

Event is free and open to the public.

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<i>Lee Friedlander: Self and Family</i>
Lee Friedlander: Self and Family
Foundation A Stichting, Brussels, Belgium

Lee Friedlander was born in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1934, and has been one of the most inventive and productive artists in the history of photography. For more than five decades he has revisited in a prolific and magisterial way the genre of the self-portrait. Conceived as the follow up to In the Picture Self-Portraits 1958-2011, Lee Friedlander's latest opus, Family in the Picture, 1958-2013, is Friedlander's family album. A collection of more than 350 photographs, it begins with images of Maria Friedlander, taken as they embarked on their first years of life together. The exhibition Lee Friedlander, Self and Family is organized around these two publications, with the generous support of the Fraenkel Gallery of San Francisco. It coincides with the publication Family in the Picture 1958-2013 by Yale University Press in cooperation with the Fondation A Stichting.

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<i>William Christenberry – 109 photographs, 1964-2001</i>
William Christenberry – 109 photographs, 1964-2001
The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia

The High Museum of Art continued to expand its collection in 2013-2014 with the addition of more than 600 works of art, including major acquisitions of works by renowned Southern-born artists Romare Bearden, Jasper Johns and William Christenberry. These acquisitions further strengthen the Museum's robust holdings of works by artists from the Southeastern U.S., an area of collecting to which the High remains dedicated as the leading art museum in the region. The museum has become the largest institutional repository of Christenberry's work in the U.S.

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<i>Robert Frank in America</i>
Robert Frank in America
Exhibition at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University

September 10, 2014 – January 5, 2015

In 1955 and 1956, Swiss-born photographer Robert Frank (b. 1924) traveled throughout the United States on a Guggenheim Fellowship, photographing ordinary people in their everyday lives. His book The Americans - 83 photographs, mostly from those travels, published in 1959 - repudiated the bland good cheer of the magazines with an image of the country that was starkly at odds with the official optimism of postwar prosperity. The book became a landmark of photographic history; but Frank soon turned to filmmaking, and the rest of his early photographic career was largely forgotten. An important group of unknown or unfamiliar photographs in the Cantor Arts Center's collection provides the core of the exhibition Robert Frank in America, which sheds new light on the making of The Americans and presents, for the first time, Frank's American photographs from the 1950s as a coherent body of work. This exhibition was curated by Peter Galassi, chief curator of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, from 1991 to 2011.

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Leo Rubinfien, "The Reasons for Winogrand"
Leo Rubinfien, "The Reasons for Winogrand"
Presented by Pratt Photography Lectures Presents
Co-sponsored by Pratt Photo League

Pratt Institute, Higgins Hall Auditorium
Wednesday, September 10, 6:30 – 8:30pm

The Pratt Photography Lectures inaugurates its 2014-2015 season with an evening focusing on the life and work of photographer Garry Winogrand. Curator John Szarkowski famously called Winogrand "the central photographer of his generation." The event at Pratt Institute coincides with a major retrospective, Garry Winogrand, on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through September 21.

Event is free and open to the public.

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Richard Misrach and Kate Orff
Richard Misrach and Kate Orff
Petrochemical America: Project Room

The Pomona College Museum of Art
September 2 – December 19, 2014

The Pomona College Museum of Art presents the traveling exhibition Petrochemical America on view from September 2 to December 19, 2014. Organized by Aperture Foundation, Petrochemical America represents a unique collaboration between photographer Richard Misrach and landscape architect Kate Orff. The exhibition brings into focus the industrialized landscape of the Mississippi River Corridor that stretches from Baton Rouge to New Orleans - a place that first garnered attention as "Cancer Alley" because of unusually high reports of cancer and other diseases in the area. The exhibition reveals traces of their collaborative process and features Misrach's haunting photographs of the region and Orff's Ecological Atlas, a series of visual narratives, or "throughlines."

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Rauschenberg: Collecting and Connecting
Rauschenberg: Collecting and Connecting

Nasher Art Museum at Duke University
August 28, 2014 – January 11, 2015

Rauschenberg: Collecting & Connecting offers a fresh look at 34 works of art that the artist reserved in his own collection. The exhibition, on view through Jan. 11, 2015, originated at Duke in collaboration with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in New York.

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<i>Irving Penn, Resonance</i>
Irving Penn, Resonance
Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
April 13 – December 31, 2014

The exhibition Irving Penn: Resonance, curated by Pierre Apraxine and Matthieu Humery, brings together 130 photographs, taken between the end of the 1940s and the mid-1980s. The exhibition tackles the themes dear to Irving Penn and which, beyond their apparent diversity, all capture every facet of ephemerality and strongly underline the brevity of human existence, whether affluent or resourceless, famous or unknown. The exhibition is a collection of 83 platinum prints, 29 gelatin silver prints, 5 colorful dye transfer prints and 17 internegatives, which will be shown to the public for the first time.

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<i>Lee Friedlander: The Printed Picture</i><br>An Exhibition of Books (1969 – 2014) and Related Ephemera
Lee Friedlander: The Printed Picture
An Exhibition of Books (1969 – 2014) and Related Ephemera

Pratt Brooklyn Campus Library, Brooklyn, NY
April 30 – October 6, 2014

Lee Friedlander The Printed Picture: An Exhibition of Books (1969 – 2014) and Related Ephemera, was organized by Pratt Institute's Photography Department and Libraries, with support from the School of Art and Design, D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers and Eakins Press Foundation.

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<i>Susan Paulsen: Wilmot</i>
Susan Paulsen: Wilmot
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Organized by the Maison Européenne de La Photographie, Paris
June 27, 2014 – September 28, 2014

The evocative visual poetry of Susan Paulsen: Wilmot comes to the Arkansas Arts Center in the form of more than 70 photographic prints and groupings of photographs that Paulsen took in Wilmot, Arkansas between 1995 and 2012. Most spectacularly, one large wall is covered by a grid of 90 photographs. Susan Paulsen: Wilmot was organized by Maison Européenne de La Photographie, Paris. The images are coming home to Arkansas for their American debut. They will be on view in the Townsend Wolfe Gallery from June 27, 2014 until September 28, 2014.

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Garry Winogrand
Garry Winogrand
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
June 27–September 21, 2014

The first retrospective in 25 years of work by Garry Winogrand (1928–1984) - the renowned photographer of New York City and of American life from the 1950s through the early 1980s - will open at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on June 27, 2014. Garry Winogrand brings together more than 175 of the artist's iconic images, a trove of unseen prints, and even Winogrand's famed series of photographs made at the Metropolitan Museum in 1969 when the Museum celebrated its centennial. This exhibition offers a rigorous overview of Winogrand's complete working life and reveals for the first time the full sweep of his career.

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<i>Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful</i>
Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful
Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
June 7 – September 14, 2014

Czech-born French artist Josef Koudelka belongs in the firmament of classic photographers working today. Honored with the French Prix Nadar (1978), the Hasselblad Prize (1992), and the International Center of Photography Infinity Award (2004), Koudelka is also a leading member of the world-renowned photo agency Magnum. This exhibition, his first retrospective in the United States since 1988, is the first museum show ever to emphasize his original vintage prints, period books, magazines, and significant unpublished materials.

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<i>Lucas Samaras: Offerings from a Restless Soul</i>
Lucas Samaras: Offerings from a Restless Soul
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
February 24 – September 1, 2014

Lucas Samaras: Offerings from a Restless Soul features over 60 works drawn from The Metropolitan Museum of Art's rich collection of the highly idiosyncratic body of work made by Lucas Samaras. The Metropolitan Museum's installation includes a new gift of 17 objects that range from Samaras' abstract work of the 1960s to his recent digitally based pieces. Designed with the input of the artist, the installation will be installed in both the north and south mezzanine galleries in the Lila Acheson Wallace Wing for modern and contemporary art.

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Robert Frank
Robert Frank
Roswitha Haftmann Foundation Special Award Recipient

The photographer, film director and cinematographer Robert Frank receives the Roswitha Haftmann Foundation Special Award. Born in Zurich in 1924, the Swiss-American artist is one of the most important photographers of the latter half of the 20th century. He made his name in the 1950s with contributions to Life, Vogue, Look and Fortune, working side by side with the leading figures in his trade. In 1958, Frank swapped his still camera for a movie camera. At 11 a.m. on Saturday 17 May, Robert Frank will take part in a discussion with Michael von Graffenried in the lecture hall of the Kunsthaus, in which the two will explore his unique narrative style.

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Emmet Gowin
Emmet Gowin
Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris, France
May 14, 2014 — Jul 27, 2014

The Fondation Cartier-Bresson is holding an exhibition devoted to the American photographer Emmet Gowin. This retrospective features 130 prints by one of the most original and influential photographers of the last 40 years. Occupying two floors, the exhibition retraces Gowin's career from his most famous series of the late 1960s to his moths and aerial photographs. The intimate photographs of his wife and family are displayed alongside pictures of landscapes.

This exhibition was produced in collaboration with Fundación Mapfre.

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Boris Mikhailov</b><br />Prix Pictet Consumption Finalists
Boris Mikhailov
Prix Pictet Consumption Finalists' Exhibition
The Victoria & Albert Museum
May 22 – June 14, 2014

The Victoria & Albert Museum will be hosting an exhibition of works from the 2014 Prix Pictet – the global award in photography and sustainability. The shortlist of 11 artists, including Boris Mikhailov, selected for the Fifth Cycle of the Prix Pictet, on the theme of Consumption, was announced in Paris.

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<i>Josef Koudelka: Invasion 68 Prague</i>
Josef Koudelka: Invasion 68 Prague
Museu Da Imagem e do Som, São Paulo, Brazil

Organized by Aperture Foundation in collaboration with Josef Koudelka and co-produced by Magnum Photos
May 1 – June 22, 2014

Traditionally, MIS dedicates the month of May for reflection and appreciation of photography. In 2014, the schedule consists of exhibitions of key international and national artists to the history of photography. In 75 black and white exhibited photographs, the Czech Josef Koudelka (1938) recorded the invasion of Prague in 1968, depicting dramatic seven days which have become a symbol of the struggle for freedom.

Invasion 68 Prague, curated by Irena Sorfová, of the Prague Art Link, consists of photographs personally selected by Koudelka from his extensive archive.

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William Christenberry
William Christenberry
Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto, Gijón, Spain
April 14 – June 8, 2014

William Christenberry will be on display at Centro de Cultura Antiguo Instituto, Gijón, Spain, from April 14 – June 8, 2014. The exhibition was produced in collaboration with Fundación Mapfre.

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