Adam Jeppesen @ FOAM

Adam Jeppesen – Out of Camp
16 June – 27 August 2017

“An important aspect of Jeppesen’s work is his analogue and labour-intensive approach. His photographs are the product of physical challenge and experimental printing techniques. He abandoned his search for the perfect print in favour of cheap reproductive techniques and mass production. Coincidence, damage and imperfection are essential elements in his work. At a time when the image has become infinitely perfectible and reproducible, Jeppesen experiments with the photograph as a unique object that is subject to the forces of change and decay. ”

Keizersgracht 609
1017 DS Amsterdam

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MaryAnn Vitiello @ Exhibit No.9

MaryAnn Vitiello

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 27, 6-10pm

“MaryAnn Vitiello, Nurse Practitioner and Photographer, documents the heights and depths of the human condition while maintaining a focus on the capacity of the human spirit to prevail over adversity. Whether capturing the resiliency of Cambodian land mine victims or her grandchild’s joyous first splash in a pool, Ms Vitiello’s work reflects her experience and consciousness as an AIDS nurse, activist, and mother. Through her photographs, she seeks to tell her own story while depicting what we share — our interconnectedness across cultures and geographies.”

Exhibit No.9
550-102 Cookman Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

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Annual Members’ Show @ Colorado Photographic Arts Center

Image Abbey Hepner

CPAC’s Annual Members’ Show
June 9 – July 29, 2017

Opening Reception & Award Ceremony with Rebecca Robertson: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 5 – 8pm

“The Colorado Photographic Arts Center is pleased to announce its annual members’ photography exhibition juried by Rebecca Robertson, Photo Editor of PDN/Photo District News. Robertson reviewed over 380 images submitted by 77 artists and selected 23 works by 21 photographers for the exhibition. She selected an additional 15 works for inclusion in the catalog as a Special Mention subset. The exhibition is a survey of new work made by CPAC members and is intended to highlight the creative talents of CPAC’s core constituency.”

Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204

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Book review: Nirvana: The Spread of Buddhism Through Asia by Jeremy Horner | Goff Books

Nirvana: The Spread of Buddhism Through Asia, authored and photographed by geologist Jeremy Horner has been awarded the Silver award in the Best Coffee Table Book category by the 29th Annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards. The IBPA celebrates vibrant independent publishers through the Benjamin Franklin Awards for excellence in book editorial and design and is one of the highest national honors for independent book publishers.

This is a journey of spiritual as well as visual enlightenment, as the reader traces the origins of Buddhism and following its evolutionary paths from its birthplace at Bodh Gaya, India to northeast Asia, along the Silk Road through China, down to Sri Lanka, and across to southeast Asia.

From its origins at Bodh Gaya on the plains of northern India, the book leads the reader through travels up into the Himalaya of Ladakh, where Buddhism thrived and split in the five different sects. The journey takes us to Nepal, historically a receptive home for Buddhism, to Tibet in Exile in Dharamshala, and to Sikkim and Bhutan paying homage to the sacred sites of Mahayana Buddhism along the way. Maps with reference to the photographs will guide you along the routes.

Then we venture along the silk route into the mountainous region of Xinjiang in China, and to the largest monastery in the Buddhist world at Labrang in Gansu Province, home to the Yellow Hat sect. We visit the Longman Caves and the legendary Shaolin Monastery, with its extraordinary Kung Fu monks, before eventually embarking for Korea and Japan to trace Tantric Buddhism. There we sample the tranquility of Zen temples and the fresh mountain and sea air of the most sacred pilgrim sites.

We follow the story of how the once precarious belief emerged as Theravada Buddhism and found a haven in Sri Lanka before progressing eastwards to Burma, and on into southeast Asia, as far as central Java.

We explore the exquisite temples of Luang Prabang in Laos, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, and Sukhothai in Thailand where Buddhist art reached a certain zenith. Finally we traverse the Tibetan plateau to reach the fabled capital of Lhasa, with its spiritual center of the Jokhang Temple and the iconic Potala Palace, the abandoned home of HH the Dalai Lama. Maps with reference to the photographs will guide you along the routes. The illuminating text by Denis Gray provides an authoritative perspective of Buddhism in 21st century Asia and assists in navigating the reader through the book’s journey.

About the author: Nomadic by nature, and as a qualified geologist, Jeremy wandered into the Himalaya in 1987, teaching himself photography. His work from the Nepali Himalaya was immediately published in Hong Kong to high acclaim, sparking a romantic career which has taken him to over a hundred countries across the globe.

To purchase a copy of Nirvana: The Spread of Buddhism Through Asia  please visit: Goff Books website

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Monique Relova @ Albumen Gallery

Monique Relova:Sridevi and Friends, Portrait of a Hijra Community
May 15th – July 15th

“In 2006 Monique Relova spent time with a transgender community near Bangalore in southern India for her project ‘Hijra’.

In many western countries the discussion of transgender rights is very topical – the last frontier in the battle for equal rights. In South Asia, particularly Pakistan, India and Bangladesh Hijras are officially recognised as third gender. In fact, Hijras have a recorded history on the Indian subcontinent going back to antiquity.

After overcoming initial hurdles of acceptance as an outsider Monique Relova was accepted by the community and gained their trust. This allowed her to photograph them in their daily life. Monique’s portraits convey an overriding sense of pride maintained despite the many challenges and struggles Sridevi and Friends face on a daily basis.”

Albumen Gallery
21 Heathfield Gardens, London W4 4JU

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Magnum Manifesto

FRANCE. Paris. Fenelon college. 1988. Magnum photographers during the annual meeting.Back row (standing): Paul Fusco, Raymond Depardon, Leonard Freed, Peter MarlowMiddle row (standing): Ian Berry, Steve McCurry, Abbas, Inge Morath, Patrick Zachmann, Sebastiao Salgado, David Hurn, Stuart Franklin, Philip Jones Griffiths, Constantine Manos, Chris Steele-PerkinsFront row (mixed): Burt Glinn (standing), Eve Arnold (squat), Jean Gaumy (standing), Rene Burri (squat in front of Jean), Josef Koudelka, Harry Gruyaert, Martine Franck, Susan Meiselas, Ferdinando Scianna, Bruno Barbey (standing), Gilles Peress (standing).

Magnum Manifesto
May 26 – September 3, 2017

“A landmark photography exhibition at the ICP Museum celebrating the 70th anniversary of the renowned photo agency. Curators Clément Chéroux and Clara Bouveresse demonstrate how Magnum Photos owes its pre-eminence to the ability of its photographers to encompass and navigate the points between photography as art object and photography as documentary evidence. Featuring group and individual projects, this comprehensive exhibition—and accompanying book publication by Thames & Hudson—includes magazine spreads, newspaper features, and letters, putting some of the world’s most recognizable images in creative context. Sponsored by Canon.”

International Center of Photography, 250 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

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TOM BIANCHI @ Throckmorton Fine Art

June 29 – Sept 16, 2017

Every emerging minority needs not only a record of its grievances but also an idealized image of its expectations.
Tom Bianchi has given us one version of gay happiness – an earthly paradise where handsome men love one another on white sands under an eternally cloudless sky.
These photographs are at once formal and intimate, for they bring both rigor and tenderness to glimpses of real people. – Edmund White

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

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Like a Horse @ Fotografiska

©Fighting Stallions in the Camargue, Hans Silvester

Like a Horse Group Exhibition
19 May–3 September

“Our relationship with the horse is as multifaceted as it is fascinating and ancient, exquisitely depicted in prehistoric cave paintings. And when Eadweard Muybridge in the 19th century perfected the photographic technique he chose to capture, among other things, the movements of the horse. Muybridge’s famous series forms part of the new exhibition Like a Horse.

Comprising some 30 photographers, this group exhibition with the horse as its common denominator reflects our relationship with this powerful, spiritual, beautiful and hard-working animal.”

Stadsgårdshamnen 22, 116 45 Stockholm, Sweden

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Tom Arndt @ Howard Greenberg Gallery

om Arndt, Family, Bullhead Days, Waterville, Minnesota, June 2015
Gelatin silver print, 14 1/8 x 17 3/8 inches

Tom Arndt: Where I Live
May 25 – July 7, 2017

“Tom Arndt: Where I Live features more than 35 photographs from 2015 to 2016, which capture the character of Arndt’s native Minnesota (as well as North Dakota and Montana). He portrays everyday citizens — in their coffee shops and soda fountains, their streets, their parks, and at state fairs. A consistently resourceful street photographer, Arndt captures fleeting gestures and momentary juxtapositions between people and their surroundings, finding in them a sense of emotional or psychological depth. Author and radio personality Garrison Keillor has written of Arndt’s work, “They possess the crucial DNA of our culture.””

Howard Greenberg Gallery
41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406, New York.

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Lives & Still Lives @ Howard Greenberg Gallery

Lives & Still Lives: Leslie Gill, Frances McLaughlin-Gill, and Their Circle
May 25 – July 7, 2017

“When they married in 1948 in New York City, Leslie Gill (1908-1958) and his wife Frances McLaughlin-Gill (1919-2014) were both accomplished photographers. Leslie Gill’s work was appearing in the pages of Harper’s Bazaar, and Frances McLaughlin-Gill’s photographs were in Vogue. Both Gills contributed a fresh and much needed new perspective to editorial photography.”

Howard Greenberg Gallery
41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406, New York

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