Patrick Richard @ Travel Gallery

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December 19, 2014 to March 15, 2015

Patrick Richard offers a pause, a breath, a moment of time, such an awareness of the
present and the rarity of what surrounds us. It also raises the question of poetry with becoming who without respect of each remains a permanent interrogation.

Travel Gallery
Boulevard d’Avroy 32 – 4000 Liège – Belgium

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Poland and Palestine: Two Lands and Two Skies @ The Contemporary Jewish Museum

Ze’ev Aleksandrowicz, Jewish friends in the centre of Kraków, the mid-1920s, 1932–1936. Photograph, 17 9/10 x 17 9/10 in.

Ze’ev Aleksandrowicz, Jewish friends in the centre of Kraków, the mid-1920s, 1932–1936. Photograph, 17 9/10 x 17 9/10 in.

Poland and Palestine: Two Lands and Two Skies
Feb 26 through May 24, 2015

The images paint a powerful picture by showing their subjects, Polish Jews, in two distinct cultural contexts—in the streets of their home city and in distant Palestine. In turn, the photographs become the starting point for telling stories about the relationship between those two worlds, full of contrasts and contradictions. The exhibition also illustrates the highly personal journey of Aleksandrowicz between two essential capitals of Jewish culture in the twentieth century, with a focus on the vibrancy of Kraków, once known as the “Paris of the North,” and the rapidly-changing land that would soon become the State of Israel.

The Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street (between Third & Fourth streets), San Francisco, CA.

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Burn with Desire & Anti-Glamour @ Ryerson Image Centre

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Anti-Glamour: Portraits of Women
January 21 – April 5, 2015

From Edward Steichen’s iconic portrait of silent film star Gloria Swanson (1924) to Annie Leibovitz’s influential gatefold covers for Vanity Fair’s annual Hollywood issue (1995-2014), Burn with Desire: Photography and Glamour offers a sweeping yet considered view of photography’s role in defining glamour since the 1920s. Approaching female identity from a different angle, Anti-Glamour: Portraits of Women seeks to challenge stereotypes, while claiming an alternative presence for women in the public sphere. Works by Marie Le Mounier, Katherine Lannin, Rebecca Belmore, Ange Leccia, Gunilla Josephson, Jo Spence and Leila Zahiri offer a contemporary counterpoint to the traditional standards that have shaped female identity.

Ryerson Image Centre, 33 Gould Street, Toronto

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LIFT OFF @ Fridman Gallery

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2014 NYC MFA Photography / Video
January 30 – February 28, 2015

Jesse Chung
Magali Duzant
Michelle Claire Gevint
Rehan Miskci
Charles Sainty
Jesse Wakeman

Fridman Gallery
287 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013

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WILLIS HARTSHORN @ Howard Greenberg Gallery

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WILLIS HARTSHORN:A FINE LIFE
January 29 – March 14, 2015

After nearly 30 years at the International Center of Photography, Hartshorn retired from his position as director in order to better manage a chronic illness. He wished to transition to a more quiet, peaceful life – a life that would be more conducive to making photographs once again after a long hiatus. Upon retirement, Hartshorn moved from New York City to the Hudson River Valley, where he set up a studio in an old appliance store and dedicated himself to photography. He had always hoped to embark on a cross-country road trip, as many great photographers have in years past, but instead he became compelled by his new surroundings upstate. Observational of the ordinary, Hartshorn’s photographs encapsulate a definitive shift in his pace of living. Through visual exploration of what happens when a person is forced to slow down, he has found solace.

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

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KEN SCHLES @ Howard Greenberg Gallery

Austrailian model at Limelight club NYC.
KEN SCHLES: INVISIBLE CITY / NIGHT WALK, 1983-1989
January 29 – March 14, 2015

In 1983, Ken Schles moved into an apartment on Avenue B in the East Village. His windows were boarded up because his landlord said that junkies could steal the gates with a crowbar. This worked to Schles’s advantage – he set up a darkroom. Life moved at a tumultuous pace. Downstairs, a woman with three kids was a heroin addict and dealers used her apartment as a shooting gallery. The city shut down the boiler in the building, which was spewing carbon monoxide. With scenes like this playing out daily right outside his doorstep, Schles found gripping subject matter in and around the neighborhood.

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

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Gao Yuan @ Studio Marangoni Foundation

12 pictures (with 12  Zodiac-)Gao Yuan
Feb 6 till March 6, 2015

Opening: Friday, March 6, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

The show, curated by Sara Bortoletto, presents two series of works, in which some iconographies of the Renaissance become an innovative way to portray contemporary China.

Studio Marangoni Foundation
Via San Zanobi, 19 r, Florence, Italy

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JOAKIM ESKILDSEN @ Polka Galerie

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17 janvier – 28 février 2015

Polka Galerie – 12, rue Saint-Gilles, 75003 Paris

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Ellie Davies @ Sophie Maree Gallery

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10 January until 28 February 2015

In her most recent series Stars (2014), Davies aims to create a deeper understanding of human relations with nature in a modern and technologized world. In her work, Davies wants to present this relationship and encourage the viewers to re-evaluate the way nature has played a part in the construction of their own identity. In her photographs, Davies has made use of extraordinary imageries to convey unto the viewer a sense of mystery, enchantment and discovery. In this series, images of forest landscapes are combined with images of the intangible and enigmatic universe, using scientific images captured by the Hubble telescope, such as the Milky Way and the Norma Galaxy. The incorporation of the galactic images into the familiar forest landscapes creates a feeling of paradox and otherness, combining the physicality and familiarity of the landscapes with the intangible ‘unknown’ of the universe. Using her personal experience of the forest as a starting point, Davies creates an imagery that is strange but familiar and at the same time hauntingly beautiful. The viewer is drawn into an image that both attracts him to the landscape as well as alienates him’.

Sophie Maree Gallery, Hellingweg 96D,2583WH Den Haag, The Netherlands.

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John Demos @ THE ATHENS HOUSE OF PHOTOGRAPHY

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John Demos: Pnoi Dentron – In Delicate Balance
January 14th 2015 – March 14th, 2015.

The exhibit will focus on Demos’ black and white images of trees in the landscape. Trees dominate in Demos’ work already from the late 1970s, with an emphasis on the search for a spiritual representation in their depictions. In previous works such as “Shadows of Silence” they create a breathing space in his search for a timeless Greek identity. From 1980 and on Demos focused more and more on these timeless spirits themselves, managing to imbue them with rhythm and draw out their character.

PHOTOTHEATRON & THE ATHENS HOUSE OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Zirini 23 145 61
Kifisia Athens (Greece)

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