Friday, February 23, 2018, 6AM – 9PM. RSVP required
Sarah Lee is a Leica Ambassador and London-based photographer, who began her journey as a photographer while studying literature at University College London. Since then, Lee has worked for The Guardian, specializing in portraiture and the arts. Her work has been published by various publications including TIME, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Intelligent Life, and Vanity Fair. Recently, she finished an extensive documentary project titled “West of West”, focusing on the end of Route 66 that will be published by Unbound. Currently, she is developing a visual series called “Tender are the Night Hawks”, documenting late night bus journeys across London, which was recently exhibited at Leitz Park.
Ram Shergill is an award-winning artist and photographer. He started his career working with British fashion icons Alexander McQueen and Isabella Blow. Shergill’s work has been shown in exhibitions worldwide including Sotheby’s London, The Victoria & Albert Museum, Somerset House, Galerie Du Passage Paris, and the Whitechapel Gallery.
Leica Store & Gallery Los Angeles, 8783 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048
Opening Reception Saturday, February 24th 6 – 8pm
“Consisting of photographs, video, and a Twitter-based project, the show references political smokescreens, environmental degradation, and the regeneration that hopefully follows any tragedy. Some of the conflagration is intentional and under his control – thick clouds of colored smoke obscure the landscape, or appear to consume natural beauty, such as wildflower super blooms. Exhaust clouds from the Space X Falcon 9 launch present a larger example of human control of fire.”
2766 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
“Sarah Blesener’s ongoing work examines the interplay of religion, love of country, and military-style training in the teaching of ‘new Americanism’ among youth across the United States. Over the last year, Blesener photographed patriotic clubs and camps in twelve states to discover this renewed embrace of the centuries-old theme of American exceptionalism and manifest destiny. Here, in this microcosm of a changing nation, youth straddle the vulnerability of adolescence and the simultaneous stripping of individuality. Blesener’s aim for the series is to open dialogue around the nuanced and complicated ideals instilled in the future generation of Americans. The work on display is part of her ongoing series, Beckon Us From Home.”
143 Ludlow Street
New York City, NY 10002
Preview: Thursday 24 May 2018, 6 – 8pm
“This exhibition, Going Back Home to Where I Came From, is a powerful and poetic reflection on ideas of home, belonging and displacement. It also represents a deeply emotional personal journey of discovery whilst revealing insight into the people and the landscapes of Kashmir. ”
The New Art Gallery Walsall
OPENING Saturday 17th February 20hs
“The Chao Phraya River is the lifeblood of Thailand. It is born as the Ping and Nan rivers become one. From there its waters flow south to Bangkok. These pictures are a recording of what I saw and the people I met along The River of Kings in Bangkok.” J.A.S
C/ Travesía de Belén 2
28004 – Madrid
“Three of the UK’s most exciting up-and-coming photographers will exhibit new work developed through the prestigious Jerwood/Photoworks Awards. The exhibition explores diverse topics including Jane Austen devotees, death and mythology, and the fragility of the natural world. This is the first showing of the exhibition after its premiere in London. ”
Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1SD
opening reception Tuesday 13 February 7:30pm
“Saudi Tales of Love began as a reflection on her own personal story; Married at the age of 17 and becoming a mother at 21, Tasneem found herself living as a single parent for the last six years of an unhappy ten year marriage. She was divorced by the age of 27. She soon found herself interviewing and photographing other women who shared similar experiences. Saudi Tales of Love explores the stories of these women, who challenge the taboos and dictates of excepted society in Saudi Arabia. Their stories include courageous choices that involve marriage, divorce and other difficult personal experiences. ”
Dubai Design District d3
Opening Night Thursday 22 February (6:30-8:30pm)
“Collaborating with 9 artists who work in a variety of mediums, ‘ODD SPACE’ is an organic show that has grown out of the desire to celebrate process and enable development in an informal environment.
Some of the artists are using this exhibition as an opportunity to show works in progress, whilst others are using this as a testing space to show supporting material that would not normally get exposure in a gallery context. Further still, some of the artists are proposing to create works within the space itself.“
44 Ashdown Crescent, Belsize Park, NW5 4QE
OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday, March 6, 2018, from 6pm to 8pm.
“The gallery is proud to present its annual Krappy Kamera Exhibition, including the winners of the 2018 International Competition, and exhibits by Soho Photo Gallery artists, photographer Jean Miele and former winners of previous Krappy Kamera Competitions. The Competition originated at Soho Photo Gallery in 1998 and is one of the high points of the year.”
Soho Photo Gallery
15 White Street, New York, NY 10013
“This series of candid portraits depicts the daily lives of commuters on the Rock Island train line in Chicago. They are windows into each rider’s personal outlook and the experiences that may have created that outlook. But unexpectedly, they also deliver a stunning insight into how much we are all creatures of habit, and much alike in spite of our differences.”
Peterson Hall, Linfield College Portland Campus
2255 NW Northrup Street
Portland, Oregon 97210