“Melanie Pullen’s Unseen Stories is a collection of Pullen’s carefully selected photographs from her rarely-seen fashion stories. Pullen notes that she often uses fashion as a creative outlet to express the nuances and ideas that arise while shooting her extensive bodies of work. In this regard, these stories become yet another chapter to her fine-art photography. The idea to exhibit this body of work came about when she was asked to have her photography in the current Getty Museum exhibition Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography.”
LEICA STORE & GALLERY LOS ANGELES
8783 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
Emmanuelle Andrianjafy, Sammy Baloji, Raphaël Barontini, Neil Beloufa, Girma Berta, Eric Gyamfi, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Lebohang Kganye, Namsa Leuba, Michael MacGarry, Sabelo Mlangeni, Mimi Cherono Ng’ok, Musa N Nxumalo, Ruth Ossai, Athi-Patra Ruga, Michael Tsegaye
“With artworks by 16 artists from 11 different countries, Africa State of Mind offers an overview of new photographic practice from Africa. The exhibition explores how contemporary photographers are interrogating ideas of ‘Africanness’ through highly subjective renderings of life and identity on the continent, along the way revealing Africa to be a psychological space as much as a physical territory; a state of mind as much as a physical location.”
New Art Exchange
39 – 41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 6BE
Opening Saturday, 29 September 2018, 16.00-19.00
“Elena Anosova work concentrates on boundaries and isolation. The Out-of-the-way story, made between 2015 and 2017, is about a settlement in the far North of Russia, founded about 300 years ago by Anosova’s ancestors and other people. She has never been there before, and traveled there for the first time to shoot this story. In her work Anosova explores the isolated microcosm. People in that region preserve not only their identity, but also their myths and legends. The place is the epitome of mythology. It was important for Elena Anosova to show this amazing community, that conserves itself and accepts the new only with great caution.
Peter Martensstraat 121
1087 NA Amsterdam
The exhibition presents primarily 19th century architectural views beginning in 1842 by William Henry Fox Talbot, Henri Le Secq, Gustave Le Gray, Félix Teynard, and Auguste Salzmann among others.
Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs
962 Park Avenue at 82nd Street in New York City
THROCKMORTON FINE ART
145 East 57th Street, third floor, New York, NY 10022
opening 13 September
“In his exhibition Double Enclosure, Sepuya enters into a dialogue with himself as artist, his subjects and the spectator. He comments on the medium of photography as a construction of longing: the longing to record things, to look, to touch and to keep. The exhibition shows a free selection of work from series that Sepuya has developed during the past three years.”
1017 DS Amsterdam
Opening Friday September 14, 2018, from 7 to 9 pm.
“In Russia Sailer found two Potemkin villages according to the classical concept, in which ruinous houses were hidden behind canvases with representative facades printed on them. But this body of work also shows less literal illusionistic architecture, such as different military training camps in the U.S., France, Great Britain and Germany, authentic replicas of European cities in China, and two vehicle test cities in Sweden.
There is an insubstantiality and feeling of oppression that emanates from these pictures, emphasized partly by the diffused light the photographer specifically chose to use for this series, and partly by the abandonment of the places. With these works Gregor Sailer alludes to the social, economical, and political interests that form the basis of these building projects.”
KEHRER GALERIE | Potsdamer Straße 100 | 10785 Berlin | Germany
Opening Reception Wednesday, September 12th, 5-7pm
“Luke Swank began photographing in the mid-late 1920s when industry and progress were being celebrated. Yet it was not until the effects of the Depression were felt that Swank developed his signature style and turned his camera to vanishing scenes of American life. Vernacular architecture was one of his main subjects. Walker Evans and Aaron Siskind were concurrently examining sites in Pennsylvania, as had Charles Sheeler twenty years prior, but the formal elements of Swank’s compositions are nevertheless recognizable and distinct. These include compression of planes through dark shadow, light and dominant line, as well as wider landscape contexts. In closer views where façades fill the frame, texture and graphic elements are accentuated. ”
L. Parker Stephenson Photographs
764 Madison Avenue between 65th and 66th streets
The programme includes:
The theme for this year’s festival is POLITICAL LANDSCAPE.
The main venue this year will be the old Tax Office building in the South Esplanade.
For more info www.
“Rachel has spent the last five years documenting women who are sex workers. In 2013, she entered a strip club on a freelance gig where she was hired to take marketing photos of the entertainers. Up until that point, Rachel had been conditioned by her father – a Christian pastor to only understand strippers as downtrodden women with few prospects. Almost immediately, her feelings of shame and sadness morphed into feelings of admiration and respect for these women as pillars of strength in charge of their own destiny. Over the course of five years, Rachel has built lasting relationships with each subject, attending college graduations, baby showers and art openings with women she now calls her sisters. Through the medium of photography, Rachel seeks to shatter stereotypes and works to lift the deadly stigma surrounding sex work. Disinterested in the salacious and superficial, her ethereal portrayals of women are unapologetically beautiful celebrations of women who take off their clothes for a living.”
521 West 26th Street, Floor 2