Ralph Gibson @ Galerie Thierry Bigaignon

Ralph Gibson: Vertical Horizon
10 June – 27 August, 2016

At 77, Ralph Gibson is still vividly exploring the particularities that built his identity as a photographer – and this new technology provides an intuitive extension of his approach focussing on the balance between representation and abstraction. More than ever, Ralph Gibson immaculately defines the structure of his images and plays on oppositions. The delicate boundary between lines and volumes gives rise to a tension at the very centre of the frame, enhanced by the portrait format of his photographs. As Thierry Bigaignon explains, “Ralph Gibson’s images highlight the idea of boundaries and opposition. They’re visual oxymorons, so we decided to title the exhibition Vertical Horizon, which perfectly encapsulates these concepts”.

Galerie Thierry Bigaignon
Hôtel de Retz, 9 rue Charlot, Paris III

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UNDER THE CUBAN SUN @ Throckmorton Fine Art


June 16 – Sept 17

“UNDER THE CUBAN SUN” is what Spencer Throckmorton has titled the show. He says, “What is so moving in these 42 photographic images is how the consequences of each period of political upheaval in Cuba, — from the 1930s dictatorship to the 1960s Revolution to its abandonment by the Soviet Union in the 1990s — wrought a different focus to the photographers who used their genius to capture the souls and resiliency of the Cuban people. Too often the world has seen only Cuba’s crumbling cities and decaying automobiles, rather than the personalities of the populous, not just in Havana but in its desperate rural outposts. Now we see seven decades that portray the real heart of the Cuban people.”

Throckmorton Fine Art
145 East 57th Street, third floor, New York, NY 10022

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Sharon Boothroyd @ White Cloth Gallery

Sharon Boothroyd: They all say please
1st June – 17th July 2016

Opening 31st May 2016 6-8pm

“After finding prayer cards in a church I became interested in other peoples’ prayers as a way of learning about our shared inner desires and wishes. I discovered online prayer forums where people post their prayers anonymously. I selected and edited some of these prayers down and created photographic interpretations for them.
I realised that, at some point in my life, many of these prayers had subconsciously been my own.”

White Cloth Gallery
24-26 Aire Street
0113 218 1923

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Ana Casas Broda - Video Game 2009

Ana Casas Broda – Video Game 2009

June 3, – July 23, 2016

Inge-Morath-Platz 1-3 / 5020 Salzburg / Austria

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Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich @ The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography

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June 6 – August 28

Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters, a photographic collaboration between Chicago photographer Sandro Miller and actor John Malkovich.

The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography
119072, Moscow, Bolotnaya emb., 3 build. 1

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Interview with photographer Julia Autz

JuliaAutz20F-Stop Magazine: The current issue of F-Stop Magazine includes images from “Transnistria,” can you tell us about this project? What led you to creating this work?

Julia Autz: It was kind of an accident. I was searching for a subject for my diploma and while I was doing the research I found an article about Transnistria. Immediately I knew that this was the place where I would like to go for my diploma. Before that article I had never heard anything about that country and none of my friends knew of the place either. I found it interesting that this “country” is so unknown and that the media doesn’t tell anything about that. So it was very important for me to tell something about that country.

F-Stop: How do you choose what or who to photograph? What are you looking to capture?

JA: It is always different. For this project it was very important for me to show the daily life of the people in that unrecognized country. In many articles about Transnistria you only hear about the negative things: the KGB, corruption or the huge present of the Russian military. But not often do you hear something about normal people and their daily life. So I wanted to show that. How is it to grow up in a country that is shunned by the rest of the world? How is it to live between the Russian and the European cultures. The question about their identity is very interesting and not easy to answer.


F-Stop: Do you have a favorite image in this series? If so, which one and why is it the image that speaks to you most?

JA: No, I don’t have a favorite image. I just have one for a period of time. And then comes another picture. But I think I have about five favorite pictures, and they are all portraits.

F-Stop: Are you working on any other projects currently?

JA: I am currently working on a project about Abkhazia. It is also not recognized, just by a few small countries. After the collapse of the Soviet Union there was a big war between Georgia and Abkhazia.

JuliaAutz01F-Stop: Why do you photograph? What do you think compels you to make the images you create?

JA: After one documentary photography course in university I realized that this is the medium I wanted to work with. I was fascinated by communicating stories through images. With photography you have many opportunities to see the live of other people or cultures. And you have as the ability to illustrate untold stories, to see the world in a different way.

F-Stop: What photographers or other artists inspire you?

JA: August Sander, Robert Frank, Rineke Dijkstra, Martin Parr, Alec Soth, Cuny Janssen, Rob Hornstra….


For more of Julia Autz’s work: www.juliaautz.com

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Center Forward 2016 @ The Center for Fine Art Photography

Prix West N. 189 © Christa Blackwood

Prix West N. 189 © Christa Blackwood

Center Forward 2016
September 2 – October 1, 2016

Center Award |Christa Blackwood
Forward Award | Chris Sanford

All Selected Artists | Anne-Laure Autin, Mariana Bartolomeo, Craig Becker, Sara Belleau, Bieber Boyz, Christa Blackwood, Richard Bram, Angie Brockey, Robert Calafiore, Janaisa Cantele, Heidi Clapp-Temple, Rebecca Clark, Bridget Conn, Margherita Crocco, Melanie Eclare, Carol Erb, Catherine Fairchild, Christine Fitzgerald, Suzanne Goodwin, Susan Guice, Garrett Hansen, Stewart Harrison, Adriene Hughes, Ilonamarja Laine, Mary Shannon Johnstone, Susan Keiser, Sandra Klein, Brian Kosoff, Molly Lamb, Maggie Meiners, Ashley Miller, Emmanuel Monzon, Robert Moran, Kat Moser, Heather Oelklaus, Michael Pointer, Emma Powell, Vicki Reed, Jared Ricardo, Ibai Rigby, Casey Riggs, Michelle Rogers Pritzl, Zak Rose, Sebastian Rut, Kris Sanford, Erica San Soucie, Nicole Schwartz, Paul Sisson, S. Gayle Stevens, Dane Strom, Pat Swain, Jane Szabo, Brandy Trigueros, Mariana Vieira, Rebecca Webb, Guanyu Xu, Dianne Yudelson, and Shari Yantra Marcacci.

The Center for Fine Art Photography, 400 North College Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80524

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Stratos Kalafatis @ Bernier-Eliades Gallery

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Stratos Kalafatis “The pig and other stories”
May 26 – July 12, 2016

The photographs of Stratos Kalafatis are narrative. Twenty years ago, in the island of Skopelos, the artist began to photograph in a daily basis creating a calendar format and recording landscapes, coastlines, people and every detail of life. With the use of the medium, square format, Kalafatis uses a palette of saturated colors, imposing seductively the flash even during daylight.

The photographic narrative is as important as the content of the images. The artist becomes therefore an author-photographer, a story teller.
This process has been repeated in previous photo projects, at different destinations, at the island of Skopelos, at Saga, Japan, at the Aegean Archipelago, at mount Athos.

Bernier-Eliades Gallery
Athens, Greece

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Curated by Vince Aletti

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 21, 6-8pm

Moran Bondaroff
937 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069

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Corey Grayhorse @ dnj gallery

unnamedCorey Grayhorse: Artificial Memories
June 18 – July 23, 2016

“Color and wonderment is a consistent thread throughout my work. A wide-ranging influence of styles in art, photography, and fashion combined with traditional, and pop culture inform my perspective. I find myself inspired largely by my daughter, who serves as a constant muse in my art, and reminds me that everyday is an opportunity to offer a fresh perspective in my work. Through the lens I create strange beauty and satire, eliciting emotional and social responses. Frozen in time through photography, the work becomes a window into a fantastic dream world, with hints of my reality, to draw an audience in. The sets and locations are installations and a platform for performance art constructed and acted solely by myself, and my subjects. Through the addition of characters, my portraits show a deep interest in the unique human expression.”

dnj gallery
2525 michigan avenue, suite J1
santa monica, california 90404

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