Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tonight: Artist Talk with Sarah Pickering and Book Signing

In Conversation:
Susan Bright and Sarah Pickering
Talk and Book Signing

Wednesday, March 31, 2010
6:30 pm


Aperture Gallery & Bookstore
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York
(212) 505-5555

Join independent writer, lecturer, and curator Susan Bright, and photographer Sarah Pickering in conversation on the occasion of the publication of Pickering's first monograph: Explosions, Fires and Public Order (Aperture, April 2010). A book signing will follow the conversation.

Opening Tomorrow: "Select Gender" at Farmani Gallery

Kate Hutchinson sent us a note of a group exhibition showcasing 14 rising photographers whose work focuses on gender and sexuality curated by Rafael Soldi, Paolo Morales, and Elle Perez.

Farmani Gallery is proud to present Select Gender, introducing fourteen rising photographers communicating their contemporary viewpoint within fine art photography. The exhibition, co-curated by budding artists Rafael Soldi, Paolo Morales and Elle Perez, will present a diverse selection of innovative artworks that focus on the theme of gender perceptions and the role of sexual assignments in America and abroad. This exhibition embraces the mission of the gallery and the curators in their support of promising talent and our hopes to further a conversation through photographic works of present-day subject matter.

Select Gender
revolves around the themes of gender-based identity, self-awareness and gender-specific culture. Whether they are discussing their own identity or that of others, this diverse group of emerging photographers shows us different aspects and interpretations of perceived gender roles. The juxtapositions of gender queer, hyper masculinities, and ambiguous representations force the viewer to question his or her own perceptions and the legitimacy of a gender binary. Ultimately the goal of Select Gender is not to expose, shock, or titillate, but to offer reflection on the constructs and wide range of possibilities for gender expression.

Farmani Gallery
111 Front Street
Suite 212,
Brooklyn (DUMBO), New York 11201

April 01, 2010 – May 22, 2010

Press Preview: Thursday, April 1, 2010, from 5-6PM

Opening Public Reception: Thursday, April 1, 2010, from 6-830PM

Photographic works by:
Daniel Aguirre, Carl Bower, Caleb Cole, Nicolas Djandji, Jason Hanasik, Jamil Hellu, Monique Bergen Henegouwen, Kate Hutchinson, Katie Koti, Diane Russo, J. Aiden Simon, Sarah Sudhoff, and Molly Landreth + Amelia Tovey

Commercial Photography Now

Head over to The New York Times to read Stephanie Clifford's article For Photographers, the Image of a Shrinking Path, or click here to find it.

Opening Tomorrow: The Urban Forest by Kate Glicksberg

Court and Luquer, Brooklyn, 2009
Chromogenic Print
24” x 20”
Edition of 3
© Kate Glicksberg

By Kate Glicksberg

April 1 – 18th, 2010

OPENING RECEPTION: April 1st: 7 – 10pm

Opening night music provided by Treehouse DJs (Raspberry Jones & Treeboy)

30 W. 8th Street (at MacDougal)
New York City
hours: Wed – Sun 1 – 7pm or by appointment

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Picture(s) of the Week: Jennifer Ray

Burnt Trailer, Arkansas, 2010, © Jennifer Ray

Leashed Dog, Louisiana, 2010, © Jennifer Ray

Shotgun Shells and Windswept Tree, South Dakota, 2009, © Jennifer Ray

Jennifer Ray has been giving us a snapshot of her new work. Please head to her website to see more.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Center of Photography at Woodstock's Photography Quarterly

Pour, Shihmen Dam, Dasi, Taiwan, © Rona Chang

The Center of Photography at Woodstock have released their Photography Quarterly #98 Magazine, which features portfolios by previous artists-in-residence, many who have appeared on Nymphoto!

Our very own Rona Chang is also featured in the quarterly, along with Hee Jin Kang, Juliana Beasley, Justine Reyes, Kanako Sasaki, Jennifer Williams, and Stacy Arezou Mehrfar to name a few.

There's also a great selection of essays and interviews.

Wendy Ewald interviewed by Emily Glass
There is perhaps no other practicing artist in photography that converges the margins between artist and subject more than Wendy Ewald. Emily Glass interviews this ground-breaking image-maker at her upstate New York home about her process and her ongoing career.

Notes from the Blogosphere by Liz Unterman
Unterman investigates this exciting new platform where ideas are being exchanged, voices are being discovered and the roles of artist, curator, and tastemaker are being converged and asks five leading bloggers about what Blogs they turn to in order to know where photography is at.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

PQ 100 @ Center for Photography at Woodstock

from CPW:

The Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) is pleased to present PQ:100, an exhibition surveying the photography, films, videos, and photo-based installations that have been featured on the first 100 covers of CPW's publication PQ (Photography Quarterly).

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Go-Go Gadget: Quantum Leap...

...for cellphone cameras. Menlo Park, California based company InVisage Technologies, has spent the past several years developing a proprietary film that coats the image sensors used in cellphone cameras enabling them to capture more light. The film utilizes a semiconductor material called a quantum dot.

One of the biggest problems with cellphone cameras now is their performance in low light. Currently, image sensors in cellphone cameras use silicon to capture light, which is then processed to create a picture. Companies making these sensors have run into problems as they keep trying to advance them so that they can absorb more light.

Up until now, advancement in using quantum dots for other applications has been difficult, but InVisage believes they've found a "secret recipe" that will enable them to make cellphone cameras perform four times better within two years.

"With such technology, the current three-megapixel camera found in the Apple iPhone could be turned into a 12-megapixel camera that works better in varying light conditions", a spokesman for the company said.

Will this be the beginning of the end for stand alone point-and-shoots? Doubtful, but it does seem like there may be a big leap in cellphone camera technology in the near future.


Friday, March 26, 2010

Tomorrow: Invisibility to Visibility

from A.I.R. Gallery:

Invisibility to Visibility:
Are Museums Opening Up to Women Artists?

At The Brooklyn Museum on Saturday, March 27, 2pm

A.I.R. Gallery, The Feminist Art Project and The Institute for Women and Art are pleased to announce the panel discussion, Invisibility to Visibility: Are Museums Opening up to Women Artists?, part of a two-panel series, The Issues of the Moment: What is the Future for Women Artists? For the third year, this series considers the most current critical issues and concerns for women artists, and celebrates Women in the Arts during National Women’s History Month.

Introduction by Elizabeth A. Sackler
Panelists: Chrissie Iles, Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art; David Revere McFadden, Curator, The Museum of Art and Design; Alexandra Schwartz, Coordinator of the Modern Women’s Project at the Museum of Modern Art; Jorge Daniel Veneciano, Director of the Sheldon Museum of Art.
Moderated by Ferris Olin, Co-Director, Institute for Women and Art at Rutgers, and Kat Griefen, Director, A.I.R. Gallery.
The panel will be held in the Cantor Auditorium of The Brooklyn Museum and hosted by The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Parkway. Free with Museum Admission.

For more information on this panel, including a full press release, please click HERE

This panel series is made possible by The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art and The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with A.I.R. Gallery, The Feminist Art Project, and The Institute for Women and Art at Rutgers.

For further information contact A.I.R. Gallery Director, Kat Griefen at 212-255-6651 or .

Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Conversation with Anne Lass

Milwaukee Avenue #2, 2005, © Anne Lass

Milwaukee Avenue #3, 2005, © Anne Lass

The photography of Anne Lass is often about the relationship to landscape and the question of anonymity. In this week's conversation, she presents a selection of photographs from several different series.

Nymphoto: Tell us a little about yourself?

Anne Lass: I grew up in northern Germany being part of the Danish minority. Our family has always enjoyed to travel and discovering all these unknown places as a child has had a great impact on me. After high school I moved to London, then to Copenhagen where I attended different art schools. Hereafter I began my Diploma Studies in Essen, Germany, where I studied Documentary Photography with Jörg Sasse. I was lucky to be in a group with quite a few very talented photographers - we still have good exchange and collaborate in different projects. Right now I am based in Berlin, am the proud mother of a one year old boy and enjoy to live in this diverse city.

Untitled, Zurich, 2006, © Anne Lass

Untitled, Chicago, 2005, © Anne Lass

NP: How did you discover photography?

AL: As a teenager I attended a darkroom course and found out what a mirror reflex camera is all about. The work with photography immediately became highly fascinating to me and has been ever since.

Untitled, Aspen, 2006, © Anne Lass

NP: Where do you find inspiration?

AL: I like to walk for hours and observe my surroundings. Going places and discovering new areas is always inspiring to me. From recreational areas to places which people avoid - it does not really matter, as long as I find this certain atmosphere I am looking for. Despite of this, a good conversation, an interesting article or an old image found on a flea market can be very inspiring too....

Untitled, Praia das Macas, 2009, © Anne Lass

NP: How do your projects come about?

AL: For my project Wandeln, which is about contemporary life and living space, I can photograph anytime and everywhere. The project contains so far over 60 images from Australia, Europe and the States. The images are connected in different groups and relations depending on the context Other projects deal with a specific geographic area, for example the Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago. At the moment I feel drawn to situations which seem staged, yet it is not a dogma that my photographs have to be "real". If something needs to be changed to make the image better, I will do so. The final image is important to me and the world delivers the material.

Untitled, Chicago, 2008, © Anne Lass

Untitled, Portugal, 2009, © Anne Lass

NP: What’s next?

AL: I am currently working on a project about areas changing because of erosion, places which might disappear within the next days, months or years. Furthermore I will do a landscape project in Belgium this spring and have plans to photograph a suburb of Lisbon - and I have quite a few new images for my project Wandeln which I am looking forward to connect with the other ones. And today my solo exhibition, In Our Time, opens at the Goethe Institute in Washington D.C.

Untitled, Milan, 2009, © Anne Lass

Untitled, Victoria, 2005, © Anne Lass

Thank you for participating Anne!

To see more of her work, please head to

In Our Time (In unserer Zeit)
Photographs by Anne Lass
Thursday, 25 March 2010 - Friday, 28 May 2010
Goethe-Institut Washington, FotoGalerie

Opening reception
Thursday, March 25, 6 – 8 pm
with photographer Anne Lass and Al Miner, Independent Curator and Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Curatorial Assistant

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Alessandra Sanguinetti Exhibition and Lecture tomorrow

(via Boston Photographic Resource Center)

Alessandra Sanguinetti’s On the Sixth Day exhibition and lecture

The Art Institute of Boston Main Gallery

Thursday, March 25, 5 pm - 7 pm.

Alessandra Sanguinetti will be discussing her work On the Sixth Day, a series of animals on a farm in Argentina, exploring the relationship between man and beast. The documentary style photographs were taken in a province of Buenos Aires by roadsides, fields and woods as she observes the rituals and traditions of local farmers and animals - rabbits, horses, pigs, lambs, cows, chickens - caught in the cycle of life and death.

All events are free and open to the public.

Sanguinetti will be giving a free guest lecture on Tuesday, April 20. at 6:30 pm, Room 101, Boston University Kenmore Classroom Building, 565 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

Lay Flat 02: Meta Release Party and Signing at ICP on Friday

A Sunset, 2008, © Ann Woo

We interviewed Ann Woo last September and are so glad to see her a part of Shane Lavalette's Lay Flat publication, and also have her image be on the cover!

A few of the other participating artists include:

Lay Flat and the International Center of Photography invite you to celebrate the release of Lay Flat 02: Meta.

Friday, March 26th from 6-7:30pm
FREE and open to the public!

ICP Museum Store
International Center of Photography
1133 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
t: 212-857-9725

The editors and various contributors will be in attendance and available to sign copies of the publication.

For more information or to purchase visit

* RSVP is not required but you can do so on the Facebook event page.

Tonight: JoAnn Verburg Lecture @ ICP

JoAnn Verburg
January 27, 2010
7 PM

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Picture(s) of the Week: Toni Pepe

Installment 1, © Toni Pepe
Installment 2, © Toni Pepe
Installment 3, © Toni Pepe
Installment 4, © Toni Pepe
Installment 5, © Toni Pepe
Installment 6, © Toni Pepe
Installment 7, © Toni Pepe
Installment 8, © Toni Pepe

Toni Pepe, who we previously interviewed, sent us some photographs from her new body of work titled, "The Gesture of Tradition."

“Tradition is the illusion of permanence.” – Woody Allen

The Gesture of Tradition is a series of photographs that deal with the manifestation of identity through domestic tradition and ritual, art history and the mass media. Familial and cultural history is a specific kind of narrative, one that is shrouded in reverence and subject to memory. The photograph, an object heavily involved with memory and narrative works seamlessly to convey this approach to legacy and identity.

The Gesture of Tradition is an investigation of the family tree – a physical and visual diagram of the qualities of one’s own past. I use myself as both subject and author in an attempt to simultaneously experience the gestural characteristics of my heritage, while at the same time maintaining a sense of control as narrator. I am focused on the structure of ancestry – of what has come before us and how that defines an individual. Throughout this series, I strive to implement a sense of history – a narrative beyond the frame, delicately woven into the objects, gestures, lighting, and character. Everything within the frame is considered and functions to evoke something in the viewer that is familiar, but perhaps forgotten.
The Gesture of Tradition will be on display at Stony Brook University and she will also be presenting a paper at their Philosophy and the Arts Conference. The conference will be held on Stony Brook University’s Manhattan campus (110 East 28th Street) the weekend of March 26th-27th.

Toni's panel, Recollective Generations is scheduled on Saturday, March 27th from 1:45-3:30 p.m. and the photographs will be up beginning Friday, March 26th. For more information about the conference please visit their site:

Monday, March 22, 2010

Photography Now Deadline Approaching


(via Exposures Blog) Aperture Books publisher Lesley A. Martin is the juror for this years Photography Now exhibit at The Center for Photography at Woodstock. This annual exhibition is a great opportunity for emerging photographers to have their work seen by other members of the photography community. The deadline for entries is Wednesday, March 31st, 2010.

For more information click here
or you can call 1-845-679-9957
or email

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sad But True

In case you missed it, head over to Emily Shur's blog at to read her post Sad But True -- thoughtful writing.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Go-Go Gadget: Harinezumi 2

The Harinezumi 2. That just sounds cool. And it is, it's the new movie camera made by Superheadz in Tokyo. Their new-and-improved version now has audio and shoots at 640x480.

There's a very dreamy quality to the film, like old super-8 and retro plastic cameras.

Yesterday, New Museum in NYC teamed up with Powershovel Ltd for the event "Imperfect as You Are", featuring work done with the Harinezumi 2. Artists included Agnes B, So Yong Kim, Bruce La Bruce, Harmony Korine, Isabel Coixet, Patrice Leconte, Claire Denis, Albert Maysles, Christopher Doyle, Jonas Mekas, Mount Eerie, Erroll Morris, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chan-Wook Park, Kim Gordon amongst others.

via Poketo and New Museum

Friday, March 19, 2010

Deborah Turbeville @ Staley Wise Gallery

Deborah Turbeville
Past Imperfect
Staley Wise Gallery
560 Broadway
New York, NY
-through March 20, 2009

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Conversation with Jennilee Marigomen

Surprise Rainbow, From The See (2009), © Jennilee Marigomen

Jennilee Marigomen's photography focuses on moments when nature meets urbanity. She is also the art director behind 01 Magazine and co-curates "Stream," a photograph projection show, both projects that have amazing content.

Sacha's Apartment, From The See (2009), © Jennilee Marigomen

Nymphoto: Tell us a little about yourself?

Jennilee Marigomen: I was born and raised in the Vancouver, Canada. My parents divorced when I was young and my brother and I lived with my mother in East Vancouver. Although I lived in a working class neighborhood, I attended private schools on the other side of the city throughout most of my life. It was a strange juxtaposition. I focused on art activities such as painting and animation when growing up, with an exception to the Little League baseball team that my mother made me join - where I was one of two girls. I was the only one wearing pearls in the team photo. In college, I studied Fashion Marketing and some Communication Design. I currently work in those industries in my day job. When I am not taking photos or in the office, I work on an online magazine called 01 Magazine. As a side project, I work on photograph projection shows. “Stream” is my most recent series of them.

Heart Waves, From the See (2009), © Jennilee Marigomen

Caine at Sloquet Creek, (2009), © Jennilee Marigomen

NP: How did you discover photography?

JM: I was given a Canon AE-1 from my high school science teacher and was drawn to photography right away. That is also when I fell in love with the serenity of the darkroom. My favorite memories from high school are working alone in the darkroom after classes - ours was very modest and small and only one person could work in it at a time. Through the darkness, CBC Radio was playing softly as a backdrop to the noise of a fan drying negatives, the splashing of the developing fluid, and the occasional buzzing of the timer. I was completely captivated by images slowly appearing on the paper under the developer. It was my personal haven. I often stayed until the school janitor would ask me to leave so that he could lock up.

Stuck, Botanophobia (2009), © Jennilee Marigomen

NP: Where do you find inspiration?

JM: I am drawn to the subtleties and displacement within nature. I‘m lucky enough to live in the Pacific Northwest where nature is easily accessible and abundant, even in urban environments. My favorite kind of images are the ones that tie into this theme and leave the viewer with more questions than answers.

Escape, Botanophobia (2009), © Jennilee Marigomen

I am also very inspired by images found on internet. Because of my work in 01 Magazine and Stream, I am always looking for interesting work. Like Alana Celii, I absolutely love using Tumblr, and find it a huge source of inspiration. Some of my favorite tumblr blogs from my peers include:

Lost, Absent (2009), © Jennilee Marigomen

NP: How do your projects come about?

JM: Most of my photography work happens through intuitive observation and happenstance. I try not to think too much about it or define it, as most of my work instinctively shares similar themes. My projects for the most part share the themes of the investigation of everyday urban phenomenon, the tensions between the natural world and urban intervention, and the fleeting extraordinary. Right now, it is in the edit where I separate the images into different series. This may change over time as I start new projects.

Scenery, Absent (2009), © Jennilee Marigomen

Stream, a bi-coastal photograph projection show, came about after the Night Vision renegade photograph projection shows that I worked on in Vancouver. Photographer Andrew Laumann and I decided to collaborate with Stream, with plans to show at his gallery, Pent House Gallery in Baltimore. I thought it would be cool to have it show in a completely different city at the same time, and an opportunity with Gallery Space at Space 15 Twenty in Los Angeles came up - making the show bi-coastal. The event took place in January 2010 and was a complete success.

Fall, Wabi Sabi (2009), © Jennilee Marigomen

is one of my favorite projects that I have worked on for many reasons. Firstly, I love working with people who I feel have the same kind of creative intentions that I do. Secondly, these kind of shows are a great way to show a wide range of photographic styles with very little restrictions, other than time. Stream featured 23 photographers and 400 of their images. Most importantly, I really like the idea that each image is showing for one moment in time, in that space, never to be shown in that way again. It makes every moment feel very precious and in combination with live music, makes the experience of watching the show very special and engrossing. The audience is very respectful and devote their full attention to the show - kind of like watching a film. I sometimes get distracted in the social aspect of art openings and feel that watching a projection show is more a poignant and tranquil experience.

Untitled, From The See (2009), © Jennilee Marigomen

NP: What’s next?

JM: The 01 Magazine Group show that I have worked on with Redia Soltis is currently running until April 3rd at 107 Shaw Gallery in Toronto. I have a few shows lined up in the States this year, and something in the works with a Parisian book publisher, which I am very excited about.

To see more of Jennilee's work, please head to

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Whatever was Splendid

Head to for more on Whatever Was Splendid now on view at Fotofest.
Congrats Jane, Tema, Aaron, Hank, Will & everyone!!!

Tonight: Carrie Mae Weems Lecture @ ICP

Carrie Mae Weems
January 27, 2010
7 PM

(next up: JoAnn Verburg Lecture @ ICP: February 24, 2010)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Picture(s) of the Week: Yijun Liao

This week we are revisiting with artist Yijun Liao. If you are not familiar with her work yet, please make sure to re-visit our conversation with her by clicking here.

The Dutch Master Series

Cesuralab offers Photography workshops with an amazing selection of artists.
The Dutch photography scene has been greatly influential in the past decade and thus Cesuralab conceived and is hosting The Dutch Masters Series this spring.

April 17-23
Paul Kooiker

April 24-30
Viviane Sassen

May 1-7
Marnix Goossens

May 8-14
Kadir van Lohuizen

May 15-21
Dana Lixenberg

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from such masters as Vivianne Sassen and Dana Lixenberg -- and these wonderful workshops will take place in Italy!
To find out more visit:

Monday, March 15, 2010

Thursday: Abby Robinson Lecture

from Camera Club of NY:


Abby Robinson

Thursday, March 18, 7pm
The School of Visual Arts Amphitheater
209 East 23rd Street (between 2nd/ 3rd Ave), Third Floor

Free to CCNY members, SVA students, faculty, and staff
General admission $5, $3 for other students with valid student ID

Image © Abby Robinson

Abby Robinson, a photo instructor at SVA, is an award-winning photographer whose work has been exhibited in the US, Europe and Asia. Recent projects have been done in conjunction with grants from the Asian Cultural Council, the Fulbright Program, and the American Institute of Sri Lankan Studies. She has received grants from NYFA and the Siskind Foundation and has had fellowships at Yaddo and MacDowell, along with other artist residencies, including Three Shadows in Beijing. Her photographs have appeared in Shots, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Photographers International and The New York Times, and she is a contributor to the new Trans-Asia Photography Review.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Elin Berge on WIPNYC

from WIPNYC:

For more images please visit

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Go-Go Gadget: Strap Your Cap

I'm currently on my third lens cap for my camera and I can't tell you how many times I've put it down while shooting and then proceeded to look for it for twenty minutes. I finally broke down and found a hand-made camera strap with a lens cap pocket on Etsy. For four bucks extra, this handy crafter will sew in a built-in pocket on your camera strap.


Or if your really crafty and ambitious yourself, check out these step-by-step instructions on how to create your own lens cap holder attachment (cuteness optional).

via Etsy and Benvelo