Pratt Manhattan Gallery
From September 29 – December 9
Artists: Javier Andrada, Claudia Andujar, Barbara Brändli, Federico Guzmán and Andrés Corredor, KIMIKA, Margaret Mee / Malu De Martino, Susana Mejía, Simone Michelin, João Musa, pablo sanz, and Sergio Vega
Amazonia builds on the premise that environmental problems require ecological knowledge as well as cultural articulation. Berta Sichel, curator; and Patricia Capa, assistant curator, draw much of the conceptual framework of this project from Greg Garrad’s book Ecocriticism, a critical survey of divergent “positions” within current thinking about the natural environment. The 11 international artists included in the exhibition embody Garrad’s theoretical basis, employing mixed media and documentary practices to explore the ecological, tribal, journalistic, and spiritual narratives of the Amazon.
The Met Fifth Avenue
Thursday, November 9 at 3pm
Natasha Kung, Assistant Conservator, Department of Photograph Conservation, The Met
Tuesday, December 5 at 3pm
Stephen Pinson, Curator, Department of Photographs, The Met
Join Museum experts, including curators, conservators, scientists, and scholars, for a deep dive into a selection of exhibition objects in the galleries. Hear new insights and untold stories from Met insiders and take a closer look at the works of art. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions.
Author Talk: James & Karla Murray Talk about “Store Front NYC: Photographs of the City’s Independent Shops, Past and Present”
Tompkins Square Library
Tuesday, November 28
5:30 – 6:30pm
Join acclaimed photographers James and Karla Murray for a special, illustrated conversation about their latest book, Store Front NYC: Photographs of the City’s Independent Shops, Past and Present. The Murrays will select a number of photos from their book to discuss their “Storefront” photography – the use of artistic intervention to help draw attention to and preserve the wonderful “Mom-and-Pop” stores that define each neighborhood of New York City.
James and Karla Murray are husband-and-wife architectural and interior photographers and videographers based in New York City. Since 1997,they have focused their lens on the streetscape through portraits of storefronts and shop owners, seeking to capture the spirit, energy, and cultural diversity of individual neighborhoods through their work.
The Naomi Rosenblum ICP Talks Photographer Lecture Series Presents: Muriel Hasbun with Susan Meiselas
International Center of Photography
Tuesday, November 28
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Tickets $5 to attend in-person
Online tickets available free of charge
On the occasion of her first NYC career survey—Muriel Hasbun: Tracing Terruño, on view now at ICP—multidisciplinary artist Muriel Hasbun joins documentary photographer Susan Meiselas for a conversation around Hasbun’s multi-decade long dedication to exploring identity and memory through photography, video, and installation. In particular, Meiselas and Hasbun will discuss both of their work in El Salvador as well as their roles as educators and leaders of organizations championing using photography and art practice for change.
Tuesday, November 28
7 – 8:30pm
MPS Digital Photography presents Brooklyn-based photographer, filmmaker and writer M. Sharkey. QUEER KIDS, his long-term documentary project, has had solo exhibitions nationally and internationally at locations including Galerie de la Main de Fer, Perpignan; Rainbow House, Brussels; Les Rencontres d’Arles and at Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy.
Sharkey’s work has appeared in numerous publications including Interview, New York magazine, The Guardian/Observer, La Repubblica, Stern and T: The New York Times Style Magazine and has been included in various exhibitions at venues such as the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art, New York, NY; Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; and the Staten Island LGBT Community Center. In 2016, Sharkey co-founded Coffey Street Studio, a 13k sq. ft. warehouse studio located in Red Hook, Brooklyn, dedicated to exploring the dramatic potential of constructed space through performance and design. Earlier this year, Sharkey co-founded the collective, Coordinated Artists, a group of performers, writers, directors, composers, designers and cinematographers working in film, theater, performance and installation.
Aperture PhotoBook Club
Wednesday, November 29
Join the Aperture PhotoBook Club in November to discuss What’s Ours (Aperture, 2023). Photographer Myriam Boulos and Aperture’s executive director, Sarah Meister, will be joined by Aperture editor in chief, Michael Famighetti, and graphic designer Maya Moumne.
In her debut monograph, which includes images made over a decade, Boulos casts a determined eye on the revolution that began in Lebanon in 2019 with protests against government corruption and austerity—culminating with the aftermath of the devastating Beirut port explosion of August 2020. She photographs her friends and family with startling energy and intimacy, in states of pleasure and protest. Boulos renders the body in public space as a powerful motif, both visceral and vulnerable in the face of state neglect and violence. Of her approach to photography, Boulos states: “It’s more of a need than a choice. I obsess about things and I don’t know how to deal with these obsessions in any other way but photography.”
International Center of Photography
Thursday, November 30
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Tickets $5 (free with Late Night ICP admission)
Join us as poet and visual artist Pamela Sneed and photographer and ICP faculty member Keisha Scarville discuss Scarville’s debut monograph “lick of tongue, rub of finger, on soft wound” (MACK, $50). The conversation will be accessible in-person and online will be followed by a signing in the ICP Café.
About the Book: Keisha Scarville has spent much of her life tracing routes of movement between the Caribbean and America in order to investigate her own lineage. Attempting to understand how notions of belonging and identity are formed and structured, her image-making practice visualises the latent narratives inscribed within the thresholds of memory across generations. This first publication by Scarville unfolds as a sprawling, hypnotic visual essay, evocatively interweaving the artist’s striking black-and-white photography with archival imagery, passages from books, collages, personal texts, and film stills. Moving between practice and archive, Scarville uses the form of the artist’s book to reflect on what it means to create new genealogies by disrupting conventional, linear histories. The result is a journey through a multiplicity of personal and historical narratives of the Black diaspora. With this book, Scarville reflects on a process of becoming shaped by the diasporic imagination of Black people throughout the world.
December 2 – December 12
starting at 12pm
Online Auction of various photographs of for example Anne Collier
Tuesday December 12
Starting at 11am
Doyle will present an auction of Photographs on Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 10am showcasing a wide range of fine examples spanning the history of the medium, from early photographs to contemporary works.
Doyle’s photography sales offer classic 20th century photographs and portfolios by artists such as Berenice Abbott, Edward Steichen, Margaret Bourke-White, Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, Diane Arbus, Brassaï, Andre Kertesz, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Man Ray etc, as well as the work of later artists including Aaron Siskind, Ray Metzker, Paul Caponigro, Harry Callahan etc. Contemporary photography features work by artists such as Gregory Crewdson, Robert Mapplethorpe, Nan Goldin, Helmut Newton, Bert Stern, Tina Barney, Saul Leiter and a huge range of other contemporaries. 19th century work includes rare daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes, stereographic views and related images, as well as albums relating to travel and related subjects. Offerings also include interesting vernacular photography, photogravures including those featured in Camera Work and Curtis’s work on the American Indian, and photobooks.
Friday December 1
Join us for a special conversation between artist Alex Webb and Aperture senior editor Denise Wolff as they discuss the newly imagined edition of Webb’s now-classic and long out-of-print Dislocations. Dislocations presents a contemporary update of Alex Webb’s 1998 book by the same name, which was first published by Harvard’s Film Study Center as an experiment in alternative book making.
The 1998 book brought together pictures from the many disparate locations over Webb’s oeuvre, meditating on the act of photography as a form of dislocation in itself. It was instantly collectible and continues to be sought after today. Webb returned to the idea of dislocation during the pandemic, looking at images produced in the twenty years since the original publication—as well as looking back at that first edition. Dislocations expands a beloved limited edition with unpublished images that speak to today’s sense of displacement. As a series of pictures that would have been impossible to create in a world dominated by closed borders and disrupted travel, it continues to resonate as the world resets.
This virtual public program is free and open to all.