HANNAH STARKEY @ Maureen Paley

28 November – 24 January 2016

Refining her practice over nearly 20 years within the realm of photographic portraiture and the representation of women, Starkey’s most recent work finds her camera trained on the individual situated within the facades of the city environment. Translating moments of private reflection and social interaction her photographs utilize an almost cinematic language to relay the personal relationships between her subjects and their worlds.

Maureen Paley

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Nancy Sherwood @ Los Angeles Art Association, Gallery 825

DSC01781Nancy Sherwood: My Mother’s Passing
January 16 – February 19, 2016

Opening reception: Saturday, January 16, 2016, 6-9 pm

Los Angeles Art Association, Gallery 825
825 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069

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unnamedMikhail Savin: IT WILL BE A COLD WINTER
December 9, 2015 – January 24, 2016

The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography presents a solo exhibition of Mikhail Savin’s work IT WILL BE A COLD WINTER, built around the time and spirits of the “cold” early 1960s.The exhibition marks the centenary of the photographer’s birth.
Apart from 60 gelatin-silver prints the exhibition features news footage of European meetings, M. Savin’s diary entries, audio recording of N. Khrushchev memoirs, and thematic press materials of the time.

119072, Moscow, Bolotnaya emb., 3 build. 1

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unnamedKacper Kowalski: Side Effects
December 9, 2015 – January 31, 2016

The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is pleased to present an exhibition of Polish photographer Kacper Kowalski whose series of works, such as Toxic Beauty, Flood from the Sky, Polish Autumn have received numerous international awards. The exhibition will showcase his most recent project Side Effects that was also published as the artist’s very first monograph.

119072, Moscow, Bolotnaya emb., 3 build. 1

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unnamedNaum Granovsky’s Grand Style
December 9, 2015 – January 24, 2016

The exhibition encompasses acknowledged works of the photographer and pictures from his numerous trips across the country, previously unseen by the public. Exploring the legacy of one of the leading architectural photographers of Stalin era, the exhibition will trace the development of representation of Soviet cities in photography and will revisit Granovsky’s Grand Style from the perspective of modern architecture and photography.

119072, Moscow, Bolotnaya emb., 3 build. 1

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PhotoNOLA: Currents @ Ogden Museum of Southern Art


image: Keliy Anderson-Staley

PhotoNOLA: Currents
December 11, 2015 – January 24, 2016

Opening reception: December 11, 5:00 – 7:00pm

Ogden Museum of Southern Art
925 Camp Street, New Orleans

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Paz Errázuriz @ Fundacion Mapfre

unnamedPaz Errázuriz
16 December 2015 – 28 February 2016

Fundacion Mapfre, Madrid

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Book Review: Briefly Seen: New York Street Life by Harvey Stein


Growing up in NYC one can’t describe the sheer magic of the place. It’s also tough to describe how at times NYC can be the greatest thing on this Earth as well as just one big balled fist of anxiety and emotion. Harvey Stein captures the emotion of New York along with the good, bad, and ugly of street life.

Street photography has taken a life of its own within the last few years however this book showcases Harvey’s work for the past 40 years of living in New York. The photos in this book are from 1974 to 2014. That’s a long time to be on an island that is arguably the center of the world. When you flip through the pages of Briefly Seen you get a sense of wonder about the city as well as a sense of urgency. The latter is what interests me because Harvey captured one of the things that makes the city so unique and that is the fact that we all have somewhere to be. If you’re walking the streets of Manhattan it’s generally not without purpose. If you have ever speed walked down a crowded street to get to a meeting you will be in the midst of a veritable smorgasbord of sights, sounds, and even smells that you just simply don’t have time for. As an avid people watcher myself I really love how Harvey captures the rush and the hint of a story in the subjects of his photos. When walking the city streets I often wonder “Hey, where is THAT guy going..” or “Man! That’s a weird looking kid!” or “Why’s that lady just standing there?” These are moments that if you’re ever in New York for even an afternoon you would feel. The city is just so filled to the brim with every kind of person at any given time and truth be told – it’s wonderful.


Harvey captures these fleeting moments of expression through sometimes abstract photos combined with perspective shifts that give the viewer a sense of being there. To me this book truly captures the FEEL of walking around the city. Another thing that Harvey Stein captures is the fact that New York is timeless. I would be hard pressed to point out any photos from the 70’s that set them apart from anything captured in 2014. In typical New York fashion the photos themselves say “I’m here and this is what it is.”


Anyone can relate to these photos because we have all been there. We have all seen these scenes again and again and can probably remember the last time we were conscious of being in such a massive crowd. It’s not an every day experience for most of the world. New York is so unique in and of itself that books like this are necessary to capture these moments that are just simply gone forever. Where else can you find people of literally every age, gender, and race walking down the same block across an entire city? The book also captures something very unique, which is that even though as New Yorkers we live amongst a throng of people – we generally go it alone. In many instances these photos although many snapped in crowds – capture the solidarity of the individual. Everyone has their own agenda and it varies dramatically from whoever you might be walking next to.


The book itself is gorgeous. It’s a nice, heavy, well put together book that contains a ton of content and a ton of hang-able photos. We can look into these windows and see things that speak to us and Harvey does a fantastic job of capturing photos that have a voice.


A conversation between Harvey Stein and Marilyn Kushner
Monday, November 16

Rizzoli Bookstore
1133 Broadway (near 26th Street)
New York, NY

Briefly Seen: New York Street Life by Harvey Stein
Schiffer Publishing, October 2015

For more information and to purchase the book: www.schifferbooks.com/briefly-seena-new-york-street-life-5863.html

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November 19 – December 19, 2015

Artist’s reception: November 19, 2015 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

“Let Virtue Be Your Guide” examines the artist’s family and their deeply rooted history as early settlers of New England. One ancestor, John Howland, was a deckhand aboard The Mayflower. Unearthing the idea of feminine “virtue” from the confines of its historical meaning, the photographs of the women in the artist’s family have a watchful quality, as if the artist is defining for herself what it means to be a woman. Her sitters, and the domestic spaces they inhabit, together evoke a distinct and well-worn privilege. In the photographs seams pull apart exposing the shifts occurring across generations of women. The resulting collection of images becomes a search for meaning in heritage, a challenge to the notion of legacy, and the artist’s reckoning with a traditional version of American femininity.

531 West 25th Street
between 10th/11th Avenues

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F&D Cartier @ Elizabeth Houston Gallery

unnamedF&D Cartier: Roses
November 5 – December 6, 2015

The work of artist duo F&D Cartier combines the talent and vision of sculptor Francoise and photographer Daniel Cartier. The two began working in collaboration in 1995 and began exhibiting as F&D Cartier in 1998. The exhibition Roses features a body of photograms, produced with a “camera-less” photographic process through which F&D Cartier created a body of images by placing contemporary objects onto photographic light sensitive paper and exposing the set up in natural light. The vintage process yields a photographic record of the chemical process, the kind of image evocative of an X-ray. With the rise of digital photography in Contemporary art and media, photographic fundamentalism and an interest in returning back to the quintessence of photography and its alternative processes has surged through the Cartier’s practice.

Elizabeth Houston Gallery
34 East 1st Street, New York, NY 10003

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