Lucas Foglia @ Museum of Contemporary Photography

Lucas Foglia: Human Nature
July 19 – September 30

Opening Reception: July 19 | 5 – 7 PM

“Human Nature examines our relationship to the natural world and the human desire for “wild” places — even when those places are human constructions. Lucas Foglia’s lyrical, formally considered photographs challenge the concept that humans and nature operate in opposition, while highlighting the relentlessly uneasy, sometimes absurdly comedic juxtapositions of human technologies and nature.”

Museum of Contemporary Photography
600 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL

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TRUTH CLAIM @ Carrie Secrist Gallery

© Alice Q. Hargrave

TRUTH CLAIM Group Exhibition
July 14 – August 18

Opening Reception: July 14 | 5 – 7:30 PM

“Each artist in TRUTH CLAIM contributes work that in some way pushes, pulls, cuts, abstracts, clarifies, elaborates upon, and explores the medium of photography. This challenge to convention then sets the stage for a re-definition of a medium revealing how the artist’s hand is both limited and limitless in its ability to fool the eye while suggesting ways in which images may reflect truth beyond what they depict. What happens to the integrity of an image when it is unbound from its original form?”

Carrie Secrist Gallery
835 W. Washington Blvd.

Chicago, IL

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Deceptive Beauty @ Schneider Gallery

© Yao Lu

Deceptive Beauty: Yao Lu, Zhang Wei, and Yu Xiao​
July 13 – September 1

Opening Reception: July 13 | 5 – 7:30 PM

“Deceptive Beauty, a group exhibition featuring the work of three contemporary Chinese artists: Yao Lu, Zhang Wei, and Yu Xiao. In contemporary China, it is difficult for artists to directly engage with their concerns because the government imposes strict consequences on those who challenge censorship. Artists, therefore, must create works that cleverly conceal their opinions on current affairs. These attempts at expression are often simultaneously tedious and playful, as the artists must “dance with the system” by placing hidden meaning and metaphor in their work. With this in mind, Deceptive Beauty features three contemporary Chinese artists who utilize the photographic medium to express hidden meaning.”

Schneider Gallery
770 N. LaSalle Dr.
Suite 401
Chicago, IL

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Jackson Patterson @ Gallery19

Jackson Patterson: Recollected Memories
July 6 – August 4

Opening July 20 | 6 – 9 PM

“Original images and family archives work together in Patterson’s narrative photomontages which are an intense exploration of family history and the transformation of American life over time. As the winner of Gallery19’s 2017 Meed1 Photo Competition, Patterson has worked with Meed1 mentor, Jennifer Murray, in the development of this exhibition. Join them for a gallery talk during the opening reception to learn more about their collaboration.”

4839 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL

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Suraj Bhamra @ The Rangefinder Gallery

Suraj Bhamra: Loess

Opening Reception: July 6 | 6 – 9 PM

“Bhamra is a Metro Detroit photographer born in Windsor, ON. Loess is his first solo exhibition and highlights the vibrant immigrant community in Hamtramck, Michigan. The project draws attention to the intersection of immigrant identity, ubiquitous symbols of American pride, the contentious contemporary American political climate, and everyday life in the community.”

The Rangefinder Gallery
at Tamarkin Camera
300 W. Superior St.

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© Ly Min

5th OCTOBER – 5th NOVEMBER 2018

Every weekend of the month, projections, debates, events

“Faithful to the orientations that were taken from the first edition, in 2008, Photo Phnom Penh continues to develop exchanges between Asian and European photographers and promotes, allows and highlights the emergence of a new Cambodian photography.”

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© Moriyama Daido – A tale of II Cities 4, Paris

8 – 30 SEPT 2018

“Festival Images Vevey is the first and main biennale of visual arts in Switzerland. Every two years, it presents original photographic exhibitions, outdoors in the streets and the parks of Vevey as well as indoors in unusual venues, and features collaborations with people who ensure Vevey’s status as a “City of Images” all year round.

From 8 to 30 September 2018, based on the theme Extravaganza. Out of the Ordinary, visitors will get to discover, free of charge, some sixty indoor and outdoor projects, some in monumental format, as well as the works produced thanks to Grand Prix Images Vevey 2017/2018.”

Festival Images Vevey takes place from 8 to 30 September 2018 in the streets of Vevey as well as at various local venues dedicated to images.

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Just One Inch of Water @ UN Headquarters in New York

Poulomi Basu, Float, 2017
Courtesy of Poulomi Basu and Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Royal National Lifeboat Institution: Just One Inch of Water
June 28th through Sunday, July 29th

“In Asia and the Pacific, water, at once, shapes the land and its people. Every day, the rivers and oceans play a central and critical role in the support of all life. No living being can survive without it. However, a child can drown in just one inch of water. Drowning, an all-too-silent epidemic, claims the lives of 360,000 people a year worldwide, with those under 25 representing half of the lives lost. For school-age children, drowning is the largest cause of death in the Western Pacific. Regrettably, these tragic facts have been largely ignored, as drowning prevention receives scant acknowledgement and even fewer resources.

The exhibition will feature powerful photographs from Bangladesh, Thailand and Fiji, three countries which have some of the highest drowning rates in the world. The photos express the inherent dangers to the lives and livelihoods fundamentally connected to water, and the intrinsic challenges regarding sustainable development.

Exhibitions organized for the general public at UN Headquarters in New York are displayed in the Visitors’ Lobby, which is part of the General Assembly building. The exhibit is organized by RNLI International with the support of the UN Group of Friends on Drowning Prevention.”

UN Headquarters
405 E 42nd Street (46th St & 1st Ave)
New York, NY 10017

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Marie Denis @ Galerie Alberta Pane

29.06.2018 – 06.10.2018

Opening: Friday, 29 June 2018, 5 – 8 PM

“Marie Denis has always worked on metamorphoses, those that time or her taste for paradox imprint on materials; those that the artist gives to plants, since Nature is her favorite field.
In Nature des Profondeurs the artist presents works based on her “historical” approach, the interpretation of the plant world, coupled with a daily process: photocopying.”

Galerie Alberta Pane
47 rue de Montmorency,
75003 Paris, FR

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Nic Bothma @ Chavonnes Battery Museum

Photograph © nic bothma

Nic Bothma “Twenty-Seven Years of Photojournalism”
1st March to November 2018

Opening Thursday 28 June from 17:00 onward.

“Nic’s journey as a photographer goes back long time and for the better part of his career which started in 1990 he has worked with the international news wire service European Pressphoto Agency (EPA) based in Frankfurt, Germany. They supply images to over 1000 of the world’s top newspapers on a daily basis from their team of photographers covering every country on the planet. The work varies from sport to nature, from war to weather, social documentary to entertainment and a lot more in between.”

Chavonnes Battery Museum
The Clock Tower – V & A Waterfront – Cape Town

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