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06.04.09 Will Sherman

Tonight, Richard Kern opens a retrospective of his decades photographing people with their clothes off. Last week we showed you a preview of the exhibition, but didn’t offer a complete picture, only some of his softer erotic work. Click the images after the jump for a not safe for work preview of the photographer’s more […]

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05.29.09 Will Sherman

Saying “fuck you to digital nightlife photography,” Leo Fitzpatrik photographs American decay, seeking out deceivingly simple images of landscapes, street corners, and characters from his eight cross-country trips. Tomorrow night, the teenage star of Larry Clark’s Kids show off his work with “That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore (America at the Turn of the Century)” at […]

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05.28.09 Will Sherman

Like an arty upscale porn magazine, a new exhibition of experimental photos challenges “the proliferation of glossy, overemphatic, staged images.” Tomorrow night, “Palomar: Experimental Photography” opens at Marvelli Gallery in Chelsea, featuring artist investigations into atypical photo techniques that sometimes challenge the definition of photography altogether. The group show opens tomorrow from 6 to 8 […]

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Will Sherman

Although best known for erotic voyeuristic shots of the barely legal set, a new show offers a more complete picture of the sometimes dark and shocking photography of artist Richard Kern. Next week, RENTAL gallery on the Lower East Side opens “Richard Kern: Photos 1980-1999,” a retrospective of his photographic work. The new exhibition opens […]

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Will Sherman

Times Square has always been a photogenic place, but more so now with its newly car-free blocks, the ones Andrea Peyser feels irrationally ranty about. Photographer Jook Leung shot several 360-degree panoramas of the pro-pedestrian project: atop the TKTS booth in Duffy Square and further south at 45th and 43rd Street. Click the images above […]

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05.27.09 Will Sherman

For all the photo-filled books exploring graffiti and the secret lives of writers, few, if any, let the artists show and tell their own experience. Like Lipstick Traces, a new book Aurélien Arbet & Jérémie Egry , does just that: 13 graffiti writers from around the world were given a Polaroid camera and 100 shots […]

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05.26.09 Will Sherman

Focusing on America’s consumer culture since after 9/11 when shopping was deemed patriotic, photographer Brian Ulrich shoots images of stores and shoppers in disparate states of glory and decay. On Thursday, Ulrich opens “Thrift and Dark Stores,” an exhibition of CopiaJulie Saul Gallery in Chelsea. The show opens from 6 to 8 PM and is […]

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05.20.09 Will Sherman

After banning all photography from last year’s Glow In the Dark tour, and trashing his jowly cover shot on Fader magazine, Kanye West finally found a picture he likes. Posting a candid and clothed shot of Rihanna, the photo sensitive rapper asks, “YO WHY CAN’T ALL PAPARAZZI PHOTOS BE THIS GOOD.” Although it’s doubtful the […]

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05.14.09 Will Sherman

Saturated and sometimes sickly colors compose the photographs of Miles Aldridge, a London-based fashion photographer. At the end of the month, Steven Kasher Gallery in Chelsea will open “Pictures for Photographs,” an exhibition of 20 oversize photos by the artist and a celebration of the publication of his book by the same name. Click through […]

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