RENÉE C. BYER: LIVING ON A DOLLAR A DAY: THE LIVES AND FACES OF THE WORLD’S POOR
FEBRUARY 11 – MARCH 7, 2015
ARTIST RECEPTION: FEBRUARY 13, 6:00-8:30PM
To create her work for Living On A Dollar A Day: The Lives and Faces of the World’s Poor, a ground-breaking project that is a call to action to eradicate extreme poverty, Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Renée C. Byer traveled to ten countries on four continents to illuminate the human faces of poverty. With support from The Forgotten International, a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco that works to alleviate poverty worldwide, Byer sought out people who live on the brink of survival — on a dollar a day. Her beautiful and searing photographs along with the personal stories Byer gathered, give a voice to those who would not otherwise be heard.
VIEWPOINT PHOTOGRAPHIC ART CENTER IN SACRAMENTO
J Street Gallery (2015 J Street, Sacramento)
Photo Credits (left to right): Christopher Meerdo, Cataphote, 2014. Courtesy of the artist. Matthew Conboy, Michael, 2014. Courtesy of the artist.
Silver Eye Center for Photography
1015 East Carson Street in Pittsburgh’s historic Southside
Untitled, from Women of Gaza, 2009 © Tanya Habjouqa
Realism in Rawiya: Photographic Stories from the Middle East
18 February to 16 May 2015
Rawiya, which translates from Arabic to mean ‘she who tells a story’, is made up of artists who established their individual careers as photojournalists by working for news agencies and publications across the Arab world. By living and reporting in the region, they gained an insider’s view of the extremities of these settings, whilst also observing how their reportage could become reframed in the international media’s final edit of events.
Realism in Rawiya is rich with untold stories, from a Palestinian all-female auto racing team and transsexuals in Jerusalem, to cluster bomb survivors trying to rebuild their lives, Iranian mothers of martyrs who visit their son’s grave twice a week and parents in Lebanon who continue to wait for the 17,000 missing to come home.
Impressions Gallery, Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1SD
until 22nd February.
A new exhibition showcasing the work of its first ever Open Call, launched last October to artists across the world. Twenty final images selected from some 2000 international entries are now on display at the gallery. The Open Call will become a yearly feature, and each competition will be juried by a single person exercising a unique and consistent vision. This year’s Open Call has been juried by British Journal of Photography writer Gemma Padley.
ONE EYED JACKS GALLERY
28 York Place
Simon Norfolk – Stratographs
February 5 – March 21, 2015
Inaugural opening reception with the artist: Thursday, February 5 6 – 8 PM
In October 2014, Norfolk traveled to Kenya to record the dramatic decline of the Lewis Glacier, which has been receding for the past eighty years. Using old maps and modern GPS surveys, Norfolk charted the glacier’s previous boundaries, then set his camera for hour-long exposures and walked the former outline while carrying a petroleum torch. The resulting images enclose the diminished glacier in a fiery border, as if Norfolk is inscribing the epitaph of the glacier on the earth itself. Fire is juxtaposed against ice, yet the dominant images are of earth and air, which are all that will remain after “the poor, doomed glacier” has completely melted.
521 West 26th Street, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10001
Stacy Kranitz: From the Study on Post-Pubescent Manhood
January 31 – March 14, 2015
Kranitz’s work seeks to assert a distinct continuity between violence and catharsis. She is specifically concerned with defining a validatory purpose for violent acts. By connecting the antisocial to the related emotional release, she clarifies such behavior as not only human, but necessary. Kranitz takes on the unruliness of humanity, and submits it to order.
Little Big Man Gallery
801 Mateo | Los Angeles, CA 90021
Adam Magyar Kontinuum
February 12 – April 4, 2015
Reception for the artist: Thursday, February 12, 6-8 pm
We look forward to hosting the first commercial gallery exhibition outside of Europe and Asia of experimental video and still photography artist, Adam Magyar. The show will combine works from several projects including six videos, images from his Stainless series, and new prints from the Urban Flow series.
Julie Saul Gallery | 535 West 22nd Street, 6th floor | New York | NY | 10011
image: Steve Fitch
Gallery Artists – GROUP SHOW
January 30th through March 14th, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, January 30th from 5-7
541 South Guadalupe
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Her | Self: Women In Their Own Words
Photographs by Jennifer Bermon
February 7 – April 4, 2015
Artist Reception: February 7, 2015 from 6-8pm
Jennifer Bermon presents photographs of women, and the writings of these women describing, in their own words, how they feel about the way they look in the pictures. In the United States, we grow up feeling as if our bodies are manifestations of our inner selves, and perhaps because of the power of such beliefs we offer these sometime negative comments about ourselves. For example, when Bermon was a student at Mills College, she listened to the comments some of her friends made about themselves, “these were intelligent, strong, beautiful women … yet they still felt the need to be thin and attractive in order to be accepted.” Bermon has taken photographs of a diverse group of women who have a wide range of things to say, many of which are positive and hopeful. Bermon does not make her own assumptions; she instead wishes to listen to the women as they describe themselves, in their own voice. The exhibit includes a history-making NYC firefighter, a woman who has sailed around the world twice, a NASA scientist, an actress, a judge, a farmer, a 74-year-old Rabbi, a Southern reverend, an Academy Award-winning screenplay writer and an Emmy Award-winning producer.
2525 michigan avenue, suite J1
santa monica, california 90404