PHOTOMONTH EAST LONDON 2015
1 October – 30 November 2015
Photomonth celebrates photography in galleries and venues across East London. The festival aims to demonstrate the diversity of contemporary photography and reach the widest possible audience. Since 2001 photomonth has become one of the largest and most inclusive festivals in the UK with well over 100 exhibitions and events involving more than 500 artists.
Exhibition & Event highlights 2015
ALTERNATIVE ULSTER/Martin Seeds/5th Base www.5thbase.co.uk
INSIGHT ASTRONOMY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR/Royal Observatory www.rmg.co.uk/astrophoto
MARKET SUNDRIES/Adrian Lee & Rachel Thomson/Gardiners http://adrianlee.info
THE THIN SILK THREAD/Xiaowen Zhu/Hundred Years Gallery www.hundredyearsgallery.com
DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR/Rag Factory www.ragfactory.org.uk
WILLIAM WHIFFIN 1878-1957/Tower Hamlets History Library www.ideastore.co.uk
THE HAZARA OF QUETTA/Asef Ali Mohammed/Idea Store Canary Wharf www.ideastore.co.uk
PAPER/PLANT/Martina Lang/Tiosk www.tiosk.co.uk
THE PHOTOGRAPHIC GUIDE TO THE PUBS OF EAST LONDON/Jan Klos/Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club www.workersplaytime.net
THE WICK AND BEYOND/Ansell Cizick/Well Hung Gallery http://wellhung.co.uk
PHOTOBOOK WEEKEND/Hoxton Mini Press, Miniclick, Photomonth www.photobookweekend.com
MODERN MAGIC LANTERN SHOWS/Bishopsgate Institute www.bishopsgate.org.uk
FOUND PHOTOGRAPHY & SONGS/Paul Armfield/Rich Mix www.richmix.org.uk
LIP LECTURE/Alixandra Fazzina/Cass School of Art www.londonphotography.org.uk
GLIMPSING THE FUTURE/Pete Burke https://peteburke.wordpress.com
BENGALI EAST END/Swadhinata Trust www.swadhinata.org.uk
PHOTOMONTH PHOTO-OPEN/Rich Mix www.richmix.org.uk
PHOTOMONTH PORTFOLIO REVIEW/Rich Mix www.photomonth.org
Dave Heath, Washington Square, New York City, c.1960
SEPTEMBER 10—OCTOBER 24, 2015
Dave Heath’s expressive and emotionally charged photographs capture intimate moments of beauty and loss, love and alienation, with lone figures gazing into the distance, soldiers trudging through foreign lands, urban scenes of heightened sensation and faces frozen in time. On view at Howard Greenberg Gallery will be Heath’s photographs from the Korean War and the Beat Generation era in Greenwich Village, pages from his thematic notebooks mounted with tiny prints, and work that was included in his seminal 1965 book A Dialogue with Solitude, a poignant collection of images that explores the human psyche in chiaroscuro tones. A key figure in 20th-century photography, adept in delineating details and dissolving others, Heath is known as a master printmaker with a deep and atmospheric palette.
Howard Greenberg Gallery
41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406, New York
Photo by Robert von Sternberg
The Museum Project 2012-2015
September 12 – October 31, 2015
“In 2012, I felt compelled to express my appreciation to the Museums and Universities that had long supported me in my career as an Artist and University Art Professor. My idea was, in gratitude, to donate works of art to institutions that would welcome these additions to their permanent collections. A group of like-minded artists, also willing to make donations, was mobilized, and The Museum Project was born.” – Robert von Sternberg.
2525 michigan avenue, suite J1
santa monica, california 90404
LYNN SAVILLE: DARK CITY A RETROSPECTIVE PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION
AUGUST 21 – OCTOBER 2, 2015
CLOSING RECEPTION AND GALLERY TALK WITH THE ARTIST OCTOBER 1, 2015 FROM 6:00 – 8:00 PM
In the monograph Dark City, Saville takes us deep into the urban landscape of New York and other American cities at twilight and dawn when busy city streets are quiet and empty of people, except for the occasional lone figure or the artist herself, visible as ghosted images of shadows. The darkened city is Saville’s stage set where dramatic lighting and architectural components form otherworldly places that she captures with her medium format camera.
PRATT INSTITUTE’S PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK
Nelson Armour – Looming, v2
August 14 – October 2, 2015
Artists collaborating are:
Nelson W Armour and Ted Glasoe
Steve Banks and Jen Evans
Ewa Bloch and Baltazar Castillo
Robert Burleigh Kronquist and Ben Dallas
Rita Grendze and Krista Svalbonas
Carole Harmel and Arthur Lerner
Lialia Kuchma and Carole Harmel
Shirley Nannini and Candace Wark
Krista Svalbonas and Lisa Pressman
Bridgeport Art Gallery
1200 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL 60609
September 9 – November 15
The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography and Japan Camera Industry Institute are pleased to present an exhibition tracing the history of the first Japanese mission overseas that initiated transition of Japan from being an agrarian country to the one of the world-leading states. The Tokugawa Shogun diplomatic mission coincided with demise of the Edo period followed by the Meiji Restoration that phased out feudal class system, including samurai, upon their return to Japan. The exhibition will feature more than hundred photographs of the “last samurai” who spread knowledge of foreign countries and made an effort for the modernization of Japan.
THE LUMIERE BROTHERS CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
3, bld 1, Bolotnaya emb
Esther Bubley Up Front
Sept. 4, 2015–Jan. 17, 2016
Drawn from a recent donation to NMWA’s collection, this spotlight exhibition presents 27 prints by Esther Bubley (1921–1998). During America’s golden age of photojournalism, Bubley cast her discerning eye over a broad range of subjects including beauty pageants, boarding houses, schools, clinics and kitchens. Her immersive working process and compassion for her subjects yielded deeply insightful images that also subtly critique American culture on the eve of the Cold War and Civil Rights movement. She approached assignments with genuine curiosity, creating probing and enduring portrayals of ordinary lives.
Through her images, Bubley communicated the traditions and routines that shaped American life in the mid-20th century. She exercised great patience, spending time with her subjects to put them at ease and photographing them only after they stopped focusing on her camera.
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C
Sept 16 through November 1st, 2015
opening reception: Wednesday, September 16th, from 5:30 to 8:00pm.
In his new body of work, José Picayo explores the mystery of human perception and interaction. This exhibit is comprised of haunting paired portraits, one photograph of the back of a model’s head and another of the front. It’s human nature to see an incomplete image and mentally complete it, jumping to calculated assumptions based on previous experience. Picayo relates these photographs to his own experience walking in the streets of the city, imagining the front of the strangers he walks behind.
Robin Rice Gallery
325 W 11TH ST NY 10014
The Photo Album of Ulster exhibition
15 – 30 August 2015
What do our family photographs reveal about our lives? What do they conceal?
Photo albums give a fascinating insight into our private histories. They can reveal details about how people lived and worked that official historical records often overlook. The project looks at the role photography plays in constructing and commemorating our histories – viewed from the perspective of private individuals and families.
The Photo Album of Ulster is a Gallery of Photography archival research project inviting people from diverse communities across Ulster to digitally share their family albums and private photo collections. Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Reconciliation Fund, this emerging, democratic archive explores themes of identity, changing social conditions, emigration and effects of conflict – preserving this important cultural material for future generations.
Gallery of Photography
Meeting House Square,
Bertrand Cavalier, Untitled, 2013
FOTOFILMIC ’15 INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
AUGUST 17-SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 6-8PM
Aaron Blum (USA) | Alice Zoo (UK) | Ansley West Rivers (USA) | Arseni Khamzin (Canada) | Bertrand Cavalier (Belgium) | Cedric Dubus (France) | Christa Blackwood (USA) | Claire A. Warden (USA) | Clara Wildberger (Austria) | Daniel Ali (UK) | David Shannon-Lier (USA) | Feiyi Wen (UK) | Gabriela Margarita De Jesus (USA) | Han Shun Zhou (Singapore) | Ioana Cîrlig (Romania) | James Reeder (USA) | Jessica Labatte (USA) | Joachim Bøgedal (Sweden) | Julia Borissova (Russia) | Kyra Kennedy (USA) | Suan Lee (South Korea) | Mat Hay (UK) | Michael Jackson (UK) | Minho Kim (South Korea) | Ricardo Kump (Brazil) | Rylan Steele (USA) | Sarah Fuller (Canada) | Sebastian Reider (Austria) | Tom Wilkinson (UK) | Vittoria Mentasti (Italy)
Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
560 Broadway Suite 603 | New York, NY 10012