Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Four Years Ago: Filtered

Four years ago Nymphoto's second show titled "Filtered" opened on Smith Street.

Filtered © Nymphoto

Sandra Bermudez @ Vivian Horan

Bootgarden © Sandra Bermudez

NYU/ICP graduate Sandra Bermudez multi media body of work from the past 5 years will be exhibited at Vivian Horan Fine Art starting May 8, 2008.

Illusion: Sandra Bermudez
Vivian Horan Fine Art
May 8-July 15, 2008
35 East 67th Street
New York, NY

Anne Hardy @ Bellwether

See British artist Anne Hardy's first New York solo show at:

Bellwerther Gallery
April 15-May 17, 2008
134 Tenth Avenue (Bet, 18th & 19th Street)
New York, NY

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Zoe Strauss - New and Selected Work

Photographs New and Selected Work on Exhibition and For Sale by Zoe Strauss

Sunday May 4, 2008 1 pm to 4 pm
Front St. and Mifflin St.
Under 1-95
Philadelphia , PA

Rain or Shine

Monday, April 28, 2008

Sarah Anne Johnson wins Grange Prize

Winnipeg artist/ photographer Sarah Anne Johnson wins the inaugaral Grange Prize of $50,000 and plans to buy a small cabin in the woods near Lake Winnipeg. The Grange Prize is the largest given in Canada for photography.

Jill Freedman - Power to Shock

The New York Times published an interesting article about reemerging photographer Jill Freedman yesterday, titled "Through Wegee's Lens" written by Niko Koppel. The piece is accompanied by a slide show of Ms. Freedman's work from the 60's through the 80's -- shot in New York City.
Amy Stein also muses about the article and Miss Freedman's work in her posting don't "Don't Call It a Comeback" --nice L.L. reference ;) -and how fragile a photographer's career can be, even if the artist has immense passion and talent.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Regarding Arcadia: Rural Viewpoints

Herd © Maria Passarotti

Also mark your calendars for the opening reception of Regarding Arcadia - Rural Viewpoints by Angela A'Court, James Isherwood and (Nymphoto's very own) Maria Passarotti.

Opening Reception
Thursday May 8, 2008
6-8 PM
Susan Eley Fine Art
46 West 90th Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY

Everyone Gets a STAR

If you are in the Syracuse, NY area in the next month, don't forget to check out Jane Tam's BFA Thesis exhibit.

(via Jane Tam)

Everyone Gets a STAR
A BFA Exhibition of Photography
Opening Reception: May 3, 2008 6-9 pm
Devalan Art Center 501 W. Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY

and you can still purchase prints directly from Jane, via her store.

Annie Griffiths Belt: A Camera, Two Kids and A Camel

If you are in Minneapolis on May 8, 2008 or in Seattle May 11 & 12, 2008 you can attend a National Geographic Live Event and see the work and hear about the life experiences of photographer and mother of two, Annie Griffits Belt.

From the National Geographic website:

One of the first female staff photographers hired at National Geographic, Annie Griffiths Belt’s assignments have included stories about Jerusalem, the spectacular ancient ruins of Petra in Jordan, England’s Lake District, Lawrence of Arabia, and the Badlands region of South Dakota. When her children (daughter Lily and son Charlie) were born, she took them right along on her assignments, turning what some might see as an obstacle into an opportunity. “In some of these cultures, I’m a bizarre character—a woman from another world, traveling without a chaperone,” she explains. “The fact that I’m a mother provides common ground.” In a presentation based on her new National Geographic book, A Camera, Two Kids, and a Camel, Belt shares the secrets of her peripatetic life, and relates intimate moments and touching stories, along with her portfolio of emotionally rich photographs.

Hear Annie Griffiths Belt narrate a slide show of her work.

Buy tickets here:

Women in The Arts

While perusing the Magnum Blog I came across a posting from last year in regard to the Inge Morath Award. In this post from March 8, 2007 Magnum also linked to the Magnum mulitmedia essay Woman's Day.
A discussion in the comments section ensued that examined the implication of singling out the contribution of women to photography. It is an interesting read and sheds some light on this complex issue, one that we have struggled with at Nymphoto as well: we do not like the idea of exclusivity per se and 'shutting out' one gender, on the other hand to us it is fact that women still face much bias and additional obstacles -- not just in photography - and thus Nymphoto hopes to address some of the issues and give support to its members (and female photographer in general).
See the post & comments here.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Imagemakers

Read Filmmaker & Author Pia Frankenberg's interview with Magnum legends Elliott Erwitt and the late Burt Glinn on the Magum Blog.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Beth Block 1968-2008

Through Horses Think I learned of the shocking and sad news of the passing of talented photographer Beth Block .Take a look at the work she lives behind here:
Sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Yola Monakhov- Once Out of Nature

Sasha Wolf Gallery will show the work of Yola Monakhov, photographs taken over the last five years in Russia.

May 1, 2008- June 21, 2008
Sasha Wolf Gallery
10 Leonard Street, Tribeca, New York, NY 10013
P: 212 925 0025 E: W:
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 to 6:00 PM and by appointment.

The exhibition will open on Thursday, May 1st with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Introduction to Collecting Photo Books- tonight!

Aperture is pleased to announce an enlightening panel discussion dedicated to the first steps and the ins and outs of collecting photography books. The panelists will share thoughts to consider in building a collection and what makes particular books valuable.

The discussion will gather various prominent experts on the subject including the publisher of Aperture’s book program, Lesley Martin, art book dealer Harper Levine of Harper’s Books, and Daile Kaplan, Vice President, Director of Photographs, Swann Galleries Inc.


Tuesday, April 22
6:30 p.m.

Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
New York, NY
(212) 505-5555


Por(be)trayal of Women

James Danziger muses about Danica Patrick and the photographic portrayal(s) of her.
Read the post here:

Linda McCartney Retrospective @ James Hyman Gallery

James Hyman Gallery in London is showing a retrospective of the work of Linda MCartney through July 2008. Mostly known for her marriage to Paul McCartney, her vegge meals and her daughter Stella McCartney, Linda McCartney however was originally (and remained) a photographer. An observer more than a creator, she captured the life around her. To me her most compelling imagery is that of her family. There is an image of a young Paul McCartney somewhere on a farm in England , with children and an animal running around that is iconic in its hippy idealism.
Read the This is London review by Louise Jury and The Telegraph's written by Alastair Sooke.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Rachel Hulin Blog Stewardness Extraordinaire

A Photo Editor today remarked how Rachel Hulin is really finding her voice on Photoshelter's Shoot! The Blog. And it's true and she really keeps the good posts coming. Take a look:

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Liz Kuball Interviews Susana Raab

Avid blogger & photographer Liz Kuball interviews fellow avid blogger & photographer Susana Raab. Read the interview on Liz Kuball's blog:

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Anne Lass, Estelle Hanania: Vol 1

Remain in Light (edited by Shane Lavalette & Karly Wildenhaus) has announced which artists it will feature in Vol.1. Among the list of 20 photographers are the very talented Anne Lass and the innovative Estelle Hanania.
Take a look at the whole list of artists - many great 'finds' and talents to watch.

Tina Barney speaks tonight at BU

The Photographic Resource Center at Boston University is hosting a Tina Barney lecture tonight.

"Join Tina Barney for a stimulating discussion of her highly influential and groundbreaking photography. Barney first came into prominence in the early 1980s for her ongoing project documenting the affluent lives of her family and close friends. However, it was her decision to partly construct what would otherwise be purely candid and personal moments that has also proven to be the artist's legacy and lasting influence. By infusing her work with both a candid and staged aesthetic, Barney is able to emphasize the psychological distance between and gestures of her subject as seen in her monographs Friends and Relations and Theater of Manners: Tina Barney. The artist has since gone on to other prominent bodies of work such as The Europeans and has most recently turned her attention to families and subjects living in China."

Tina Barney
Thursday, April 17, 7pm
BU’s School of Law, Auditorium
765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Victoria Sambunaris at Yancey Richardson Gallery

Yet All Remains
April 3 - May 17, 2008
Yancey Richardson Gallery

An exhibition of photographs by Victoria Sambunaris that explore the intersection of civilization, geology and natural history particular to the United States.

Ardine Nelson: 2008 Guggenheim Fellow

Ardine Nelson was selected as a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow in the photography category - she is the only woman photographer selected this year.

Frida Kahlo: Public Image, Private Life. A Selection of Photographs

July 6, 2007 - October 14, 2007
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Among the photographs displayed in this show will be a new collection of images by Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide of Kahlo’s private bathroom at the Casa Azul and its contents, which were sealed until fifty years after her death.

Urban Artists and the Politics of Visibility: A Conversation with Angela Davis

Urban Artists and the Politics of Visibility:
A Conversation with Angela Davis
When: April 23, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Memorial Hall, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn (G train to Clinton/Washington)
Panelists: Hank Willis Thomas, Dread Scott, Amy Sananman,
Alan Ket.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Amy Stein in Berlin

Amy Stein's work will be exhibited at Pool Gallery in Berlin.

When: April 26 to May 24, 2008.
Opening reception Friday April 25, 2008 7 - 11p.m.
Where: Tucholskystrasse 38 -- 10117 Berlin

Read more here.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Center for Photography at Woodstock

In addition to the Photgraphy Now 2008 show at CPW, Cornelia Hediger is showing her Doppelgänger series. I was in the neighborhood on Saturday, which turned out to be gorgeous Spring day. Woodstock was buzzing with energy and the opening was packed with people, there was also a book signing event taking place at the same time. CPW also has workshops and lectures, check out their 2008 schedule.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Ruth Ansel

James Danziger posted about Ruth Ansel last week and shared images of Ms. Ansel's home -- giving an insight into how this legendary creative functions.
Ruth Ansel is the woman behind the design & art direction of some of the greatest photography books & editorials and has collaborated countless times with photography's greats.
Art does not exist in a vacuum and is not produced in a vacuum, so I also wanted to 'salute' Ruth Ansel perhaps not as a woman photographer, but as a a woman in photography.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Regan Avery / Photography Now 2008

Regan Avery's work can be seen in the Photography Now 2008 show juried By Darren Ching of PDN and Klompching. The opening reception is tonight at The Center for Photography at Woodstock on Tinker Street.

Motherhood & Photography

Heather Morton blogs about"Motherhood & Photography" .

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Jane Tam is not a "gallerina"

Jane Tam just wrote a long piece of personal reaction to the whole gallerina discussion on her blog.

Rosy Keyser: Rivers Burn and Run Backward

Peter Blum Gallery

526 W 29th Street
New York
On view through April 19

While Rosy is not a photographer, I found her paintings magnificently beautiful and compelling.
I highly recommend you check out the show before it closes.  Rosy is a friend of a friend, and a Mom.  This is Rosy's first solo show in New York.

Lynsey Addario

Photographer Lynsey Addario talks about her work in general and particularly about her ongoing photographic work documenting the crisis in Dafur.
Read the interview here.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Joyce Tenneson Booksigning @ ICP

Joyce Tenneson: A Life in Photography 1968-2008 Joyce Tenneson is one of the leading photographers of her generation. Her work is published regularly in magazines worldwide, including Time, LIFE, Esquire, Newsweek, and The New York Times Magazine. She is the author of ten books, including the bestselling Wise Women. Through her workshops and lectures, Tenneson has made a tremendous impact on thousands of professional and amateur photographers. This is the first retrospective overview of Tenneson's thirty years in photography, showcasing her best work from the series Flower Portraits, Light Warriors, Illuminations, Wise Women, Amazing Men, and Intimacy, as well as unknown early photographs, self-portraits, and writings. Tenneson's portraits go beyond a surface recording of her subjects' likenesses. Her signature images -- studio portraits that wrap the sitter in an ethereal glow -- attempt to show the inner person behind the facade. "I want to allow others to reveal and celebrate aspects of themselves that are usually hidden," Tenneson has said. Joyce Tenneson: A Life in Photography 1968-2008 will be an illuminating walk through the life and work of a unique talent in contemporary photography.This title is due April 2008.Joyce Tenneson will be at ICP for a book signing on April 11th.

Exhibits in NYC

Martine Fougeron @ Halpert
511 West 25th Street
Through April 12, 2008

Dianne Blell @ Cowles
537 West 24th Street
Through April 12, 2008

Alison Malone (in a group show) @ Broadway
473 Broadway, 7th Floor
Through April 15, 2008

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Cara Phillips on Women Photographers - Part One

Cara Phillips blogged back in February about her desire for more female mentorship & inspiration, and she compiled a list of relevant women photographers. It's well worth a look because somehow a lot of these artists are indeed often overlooked.
Looking forward to Part Two!

ICP-Bard Shows

Teresa Christiansen who is a MFA student in the ICP-Bard Program sent these invites in.

The ICP-Bard MFA Program in Advanced Photographic Studies Show
April 17th - June 6th, 2008

Opening Reception: Friday, April 18th, 7-9pm

1114 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd St
New York, NY 10036

Screen Memory
Teresa Christiansen Solo Thesis Show
Friday, April 25th, 2008
opening reception, 6-10pm
The International Center of Photography - Bard MFA Studios
24-20 Jackson Avenue, 3rd floor, Long Island City

(Images copyright ICP-Bard MFA candidates and Teresa Christiansen.)

Monday, April 7, 2008

"What's a Lady to do?"

Via Conscientious, there is a growing discussion on last week's NYTimes Gallerina article. Cara Phillips and Liz Kuball weigh in.

Loretta Lux

(via Yossi Milo/news) Two works by the artist Loretta Lux are included in the Museum of Contemporary Art's permanent collection exhibition, Collecting Collections: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. The exhibition, on view through May 19, 2008, includes major acquisitions of the museum from 1939 to 2005 that are considered to be cornerstones of the collection. For more information regarding Collecting Collections, please visit:

Sunday, April 6, 2008

What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann

What Remains: The Life and Work of Sally Mann an extended documentary by Steven Cantor will be released on DVD on April 22, 2008.
You can see an expert from the film via the HBO website:

Friday, April 4, 2008

Powerhouse Books to publish Rachel Papo: Serial No. 3817131

Brooklyn based powerHouse Books is set to Publish Rachel Papo's acclaimed Serial No. 3817131 series this Spring.
The series depicts young women serving their mandatory military service in Israel.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

A Studio Visit with Lori Nix

Cool Hunting has a great interview with Brooklyn based artist Lori Nix. You get a peek into how she creates her magnificently fake landscapes.
Click here to watch

Victoria Samburis - Yet All Remains

Opening April 3 6-8
April 3 - May 17, 2008
Gallery Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday 10 - 6
Yancey Richardson Gallery
535 West 22nd Street 3rd floor
New York NY 10011

Lillian Bassman: 12 Platinum Prints

Lillian Bassman: 12 Platinum Prints
Stanley Wise Gallery
560 Broadway
Suite 305
New York
Through April 26, 2008

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

"Gatekeepers to the Art World"

Read about the "gallerinas" who are the "Gatekeepers to the Art World."

Interesting Blog

The Year in Pictures is an interesting blog (primarily) about photography by James Danziger, of Danziger Projects.

Laura Napier at PS122

Spontaneous Formations

Laura Napier

Curated by José Ruiz

April 5 - 27, 2008
Reception: April 5, 5-7pm
Presentation of new work created on site:
April 26, 5-7pm

PS122 Gallery
Classroom 150 First Avenue, NYC 10009, 2nd floor
T: 212.228.4249

Gallery Hours:
Thursday - Sunday, 12-6pm

(image copyright Laura Napier)

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Watch some of photography's great women in conversation with Charlie Rose:

Sally Mann:

Mary Ellen Mark:

Annie Leibovitz:

Nan Goldin:

And carrying the torch, Taryn Simon: