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09.18.09 Will Sherman

Tonight, photographer Trevor Traynor brings his collection of hip hop portraits to PowerHouse Arena. Part of a five-city tour, the suggestively titled “I Shoot People” exhibition is the “debut unveiling” of Traynor’s last six years spent capturing artists such a Afrika Bambatta, Rakim, KRS-One, Nas, and Wu-Tang Clan. The show opens from 6 to 10 […]

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09.15.09 Will Sherman

Inspired by her two years in the Israeli Air Force, photographer Rachel Papo has continued exploring the life of an eighteen-year-old Israeli woman, “plucked from her home surroundings and placed in a rigorous institution where her individuality is temporarily forced aside in the name of nationalism.” |MOB| Photo by Rachel Papo […]

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09.11.09 Will Sherman

With captured creatures and their cadavers, photographer Amy Stein explores the human animal relations through constructed encounters inspired by true tales. Last night at Chelsea’s Clamp Art gallery, the photographer opened “Domesticated,” an exhibition of animals, both tame and wild, dealing with the impacts of human development around small town Pennsylvania. Stein’s environmental interplay is […]

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09.08.09 Will Sherman

This weekend, Stephen Mallon opens an exhibition of his censored and Photoshopped images documenting the salvage of US Airways Flight 1549. “Brace for Impact” features photos the industrial photographer shot as the bird-struck plane was dredged from the icy Hudson River and carted through New Jersey earlier this year. But the photos nor the gallery’s […]

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09.03.09 Cajun Boy

There are many reasons why the New Orleans Times Picayune is a great newspaper, and this is one of them: the paper’s website, Nola.com, has this “Your Photos” function where visitors to the site can upload their own pictures onto the website. And it appears as though this nice young lady, with the assistance of […]

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09.01.09 Will Sherman

Shirking the laborious painting process he’s known for, Kehinde Wiley showcases a collection of photographs of young, street fashionable African American men. Developed with the technical expertise of hip hop video director Hype Williams, “Black Light” opens at Deitch Projects’ 76 Grand Street space on Thursday night. Accompanying the opening from 6 to 9 PM, […]

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Will Sherman

A Downtown Express story on Randall Thomas, a pro photographer arrested for videotaping a federal building in Manhattan, features Homeland Security spokesperson Luis Martinez spouting fictitious laws banning public filming and photography: “There are certain things that the press cannot do when it comes to national security, and filming federal buildings is one of them.” […]

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08.04.09 Will Sherman

In promotion of their book on the city’s disappearing storefronts, photographers Jim & Karla Murray are opening MOM & POPism, a mixed media installation featuring over a dozen streets artists embellishing a selection of realistic-looking retail panels. Curated by sticker-happy street artist Billi Kid and set on the rooftop of Gawker headquarters—of all places—the gossipy […]

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08.03.09 Will Sherman

Going underground for his latest exhibition, Ryan McGinley stays focused on young, naked models in the wild. This September, the New York-based photographer opens “Moonmilk,” an exhibition of photos in caves across America at London’s Alison Jacques Gallery. The show opens September 10th but you can preview some of McGinley’s work below. […]

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07.28.09 Will Sherman

Through intensive photography training courses, the Refocus Project equips marginalized Middle Eastern youth with cameras and the expertise to use them. Partnering with UNICEF, their most recent course for Iraqi and Syrian teenagers this summer focused on “raising awareness of rights, gender respect and integration.” In one lesson on constructing and communicating with images, the […]

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