OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 6-8 PM
“As a photographer for the Gamma Agency, Sygma Photo News, as well as a White House Correspondent, Laffont traveled across the country to portray the America that he saw with an insatiable curiosity. His photographs provide viewers with an unaltered look into American life, from protests for and against the Vietnam War, Civil Rights movements marching on Washington, Nixon’s departure from the White House, the Flower Power movement, the first gay pride parades, or even New York gangs. Speaking about these images Laffont comments, “They do what photographs do best: freeze decisive moments in time for future examination. These photographs form a personal and historical portrait of a country I have always viewed critically but affectionately, and to which I bear immense gratitude.””
Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
100 Crosby Street #603
New York City, NY 10012
Opening night – Thursday Nov 16, 6-8pm
“‘AFRIKA – THE WILD’ will be the international first time showing by photographers Ken and Michelle Dyball. The images have been selected from a vast archive of work shot over a ten year period whilst the couple resided in Africa. Unlike most ‘visiting’ image makers of Africa, the Dyball’s knowledge and connection to the land is apparent through their unique and unrepeatable images.”
Black Eye Gallery
3/138 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst,
“Shot in the mid-to-late 80s, Joseph Rodriguez’s photographs of East Harlem capture the core of the neighborhood, a spirit of a people that survives despite the ravages of poverty, and more recently, the threat of gentrification and displacement. In a now-distant landscape littered with abandoned buildings, ominous alleyways, and the plague of addiction, the residents of Spanish Harlem persevered with flamboyant style and gritty self-reliance.”
The book Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the ’80s by Joseph Rodriguez (powerHouse books) will be released in November 2017. More information here.
BRONX DOCUMENTARY CENTER
614 Courtlandt Avenue
Bronx, New York 10451
Georgs Avetisjans (LV) / Boris Beja (SLO) / Marko Kosović (ME) / Eva Križaj (SLO) / Jelena Micić (SR) / Aleksandra Nowysz (PL) / Valentyn Odnoviun (LT) / Paweł Starzec (PL) / Špela Škulj (SLO) / Boglárka Éva Zellei (HU)
Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography
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Launch Party: 4 – 6 pm at Lucky Pie Pizza and Taphouse
Walking Tours: 4:15 pm and 5 pm (Start/End at Lucky Pie) All events free and open to public
to be led by United Photo Industries (UPI) and Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC)
A jury of 70 leading photography and art professionals has selected work by 41 photographers from around the world, which UPI has installed along an 850-foot vinyl mesh banner that will start at 1600 Market Street, formerly Market Street Station and site of Continuum Partners’ Market Station project, and wrap around the full city block.
Now in its sixth year, THE FENCE draws four million visitors annually through open-air exhibitions in seven cities across the United States including Brooklyn, N.Y.; Boston, Mass.; Atlanta, Ga.; Houston, Texas; Santa Fe, N.M.; Durham, N.C.; and now Denver, Colo. THE FENCE provides exposure and career opportunities to participating photographers, while providing unprecedented access to powerful photographic narratives for a wide and diverse audience. A full list of participating artists—whose work spans the categories of Creatures, Home, People, Streets, Nature, Food and Play—can be found here.
More information: http://fence.photoville.com/
Market Station Site
Opening Reception: November 4 | 5 – 7 PM
“Photographer Vanessa Filley creates a love letter to mothers and childhood with her carefully constructed images. Her work speaks to the power of a mother to shape a child’s understanding and experience of the world and the love that lies within that relationship. Her images are inspired by a longing to bring the world of childhood imagination into being, to capture some of the enchantment from stories that begin once upon a time, but do not necessarily end happily.”
1310-1/2B Chicago Ave.
Opening Reception: November 4 | 5 – 8 PM
“Where House Used to Be reflects on the universal memories of spaces we call “home”. Using personal inherited archives as a catalyst to express a fascination into visualizing how the house is remembered and forgotten. Hojnacki reminisces on our collective evolution of memory and the persistence of the reality to those memories over passing time.”
2579 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Opening Reception: November 3 | 5 – 7 PM
“In today’s digital age of photography, with more and more artists printing billboard-sized prints, Bettina von Zwehl is among a growing number of practitioners looking to the past to create powerful, intimate portraits, in a 7 x 5” or smaller format. Portraits features several bodies of work which all address the formal portrait, presented in oval, round or arched frames. Von Zwehl taps into historical iconography, staging scenarios reminiscent of allegorical paintings.”
Catherine Edelman Gallery
300 W. Superior St.
Opening Reception: November 3 | 5 – 7:30 PM
” For over twenty years David Hilliard has masterfully created photographic narratives, often exploring themes of familial relationships and identity, through a panoramic approach. In Regarding Others, selections from Hilliard’s career aim to bridge themes of youth, beauty, rites of passage, longing and aging that often saturate his evocative compositions. Hilliard references intimate moments often drawn from his personal life while simultaneously and skillfully allowing the work to remain universally understood. ”
770 N. LaSalle Dr.
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: November 3 | 6 – 9 PM
“Presented as a hypothetical archeological study on the nature of co-existence, Sertorio’s series, Once We Were Here, presents the viewer with a world where humanity’s need for insatiable consumption has led it to the ultimate consumption: the consumption of the self. We are shown a world where the selfishness of humanity has disappeared yet nature remains in its solemnness. Nature has endured and overcome the weight of humanity’s selfish behaviors and we are reunited with nature’s beauty and mystery.”
1821 W. Hubbard St.