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February 21, 2013 Eugene Reznik

Kansas-based photographer Emma Kisiel, who focuses on “ways in which we as humans experience and interact with animals,” has been making images of roadkill, specifically roadkill memorialized by the photographer herself for a series called At Rest. She pairs the drab sight of rodent death with brightly colored flower petals, etc. Why? My images draw […]

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Andy Cush

Many of America’s prisons boast visiting rooms that are festooned with bizarre wall art, so that friends and family members of incarcerated people can take pictures of their loved ones on backdrops other than the depressing, institutional grays and whites of the correctional facility. Artist and photographer Alyse Emdur has compiled six years worth of […]

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Andy Cush

A Park Slope good Samaritan is offering to digitally restore damaged photographs for anyone whose home was flooded in Hurricane Sandy. Through Cherished Albums Restoration Effort, an organization she founded after the storm, Lee Kelly organizes drives for people to bring up to 100 waterlogged prints, then farms them out to her global network of […]

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February 20, 2013 Eugene Reznik

Fifty years of crimes scene and accident photography by the legendary Enrique Metinides a.k.a. “Mexican Weegee” go on view at Aperture Gallery tonight. The work, hand-selected by Metinides and curated by Tisha Ziff, editor of the monograph 101 Tragedies of Enrique Metinides, will be paired alongside original newspaper tear sheets and other contextualizing ephemera. Accompanying […]

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Samer Kalaf

Chris Buck is a great photographer; that’s not an arguable statement. But Presence, Buck’s new exhibition at the Foley Gallery, is… different. Presence comprises photographs of celebrities in which the celebrities are not visible. Buck has signed witness statements that the celebrities were actually there at the time of shooting, so it’s not some hoax. […]

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February 18, 2013 Eugene Reznik

Photographer Cheyne Gallarde took to Kickstarter last year with a unique way to raise hype and funds for his Universe of One self-portrait series. The project was designed to be a book in which he’d take on the likenesses of a large cast of characters from a variety of backgrounds and genders — an idea derived […]

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February 15, 2013 Aymann Ismail

Storefront statues date back to the 1800’s when wooden Cigar Store Indians were used to lure costumers to tobacconist shops. To deal with the illiteracy of the general public, business owners advertised their shops from the sidewalks using life-sized statues. The tradition continues on to this day with many NYC shop owners utilizing the age-old […]

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February 13, 2013 Julia Dawidowicz

When the 135-year Willard Insane Asylum was demolished in 1995, a local NY State preservationist came across some incredible relics: hundreds of dusty old suitcases belonging to patients who had lived and died within the hospital’s walls. Eleven years later, photographer Jon Crispin was given permission to come and investigate. Since then, he has been […]

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Andy Cush

Photographer John Schnabel took these eerie stills using means that might have landed him in jail or an interrogation room today: by standing at the end of a runway with a telephoto lens, snapping pictures without anyone’s permission. The work was done in the mid-90s, but is now being released in a book entitled Passengers. “It was […]

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February 12, 2013 Eugene Reznik

Here’s a photograph of the inner-workings of a camera, much like the one used to make this photograph. Many image-makers in recent years have set photography and its process as their subject, a number of which were showcased at MoMA’s “New Photography 2012” exhibition that closed last week. None took it to the conceptual extreme […]

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