The exhibition concerns the notion that we share a collective angst, a sort of shared psychological burden that is present as a cumulative effect of all the threatening events occurring in the world. Featuring Magnum's Jonas Bendiksen, Trent Parke, Dennis Stock, among others.
The Morrison Hotel Gallery will feature some of the most iconic photographs ever taken of the Beatles. This special exhibition includes exclusive, never-before-seen prints and highlights the works of Magnum's David Hurn together with legendary rock 'n' roll photographers Jim Marshall, Roland Scherman and Robert Whitaker.
David Seymour, known professionally as "Chim," was a co-founder of Magnum Photos. The exhibition includes iconic photographs from his UN commissions, a series titled "Orphans of the Greek War," and stunning, little-seen photographs of women munitions factory workers during the Spanish Civil War.
Leonard Freed, 1929 - 2006, is regarded as one of our country's finest photojournalists. Freed began taking photographs in his twenties while in the Netherlands and became a full member of Magnum Photos in 1972. In Freed's words, "For me, photography has a lot to do with curiosity and wonderment. It's getting excited about little things... It's being a child in a child's world while wandering through it as the adult that we are."
This exhibition provides a unique opportunity to re-address the short and confused history of recent color photography. Showing the work of European pioneers overlooked or eclipsed by their American counterparts, Martin Parr has selected a group of photographers who were shooting color in Europe during the early 1970s - often before or contemporaneous to William Eggleston in the United States, whose major exhibition in 1976 at the MoMA is often cited as the start of serious color work.
Thomas Hoepker - Pictures from a Vanished Country: East Germany in the 1970's
Initially working as a staff photographer and correspondent for Stern, Thomas Hoepker was among the first with a special permit to travel freely between West and East Berlin, managing to portray everyday life in the "brother country" (East Germany) as realistically and impartially as possible. His images - at once revealing, depressing, and humorous - preserve the bygone look of the "first Socialist state on German soil."
In 2005 David Alan Harvey began photographing local emcees in the Bronx River Projects as part of an exploration into hip hop. Hip hop, which first began on the streets of the South Bronx in the early 1970s, has traveled the globe, finding a home in every corner of the planet. It is this phenomenon that Harvey has captured - from Hollywood celebs to the local cultures of Spain, France, Gambia, Senegal, South Korea, and Thailand.
Bruce Davidson - Time of Change: Civil Rights Photographs, 1961-65
In 1961 Bruce Davidson joined a group of Freedom Riders, marking the beginning of his exploration into the heart of the Civil Rights Movement. His journey later included an early Malcolm X rally in Harlem, steel workers in Chicago, a Ku Klux Klan cross burning near Atlanta, migrant farm camps in South Carolina, protest demonstrations in Birmingham, and the heroic Selma march that led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Davidson's lyrical images are both poignant and profound as they describe the prevailing mood during the Civil Rights era.
Opening Reception: May 17, 6pm - 8pm
Artist Lecture: May 22, 6:30pm
Constantine Manos shares two bodies of work, one made early in his career and the other much later. Of the black and white photographs in A Greek Portfolio, Manos visits Greece, the land of his ancestors, in a romantic search for the village he heard of so much as a child. In American Color, a more mature Manos makes color photographs of the America which once intrigued him as a strange and exotic place.
For his first serious body of work, Harry Gruyaert made photographs of distorted TV images, covering events such as the 1972 Munich Olympics to produce a distressed parody of the current affairs photostory. The work created controversy when first exhibited in 1974, with its disrespectful assault on the culture of television and its radical challenge (both formally and in terms of content) to the conventions of press photography. Gruyaert views the work as the closest thing to journalistic photography he has ever made.
"As New York City is the center of my universe, it is an honor to be able to curate photos of the many extraordinary creative talents that have continued to make this city so vibrant. I call this collection New York Genius." - Lou Reed
The exhibition will feature vintage and modern photographic portraits of some of Mr. Reed's favorite musicians, dancers, painters, actors, writers, and architects, including images of Miles Davis by Burt Glinn, Jack Kerouac by Burt Glinn, and Andy Warhol by Elliott Erwitt.
Opening Reception: June 2, 4pm - 6pm
Closing Reception: June 19, 6pm - 8pm
Micha Bar-Am has been Israel's preeminent photojournalist since 1956. The exhibition, featuring images from the 1950s through the 1990s, includes coverage of the Six-Day War and the Yom Kippur War, as well as portraits of politicians and heroes, revealing the breadth of Bar-Am's career and his commitment to capturing the complexity of Israeli life.
The 1970s television series M*A*S*H followed a hapless US medical corps stationed in the Korean War. Today, as the US continues to fight in Iraq, doctors, nurses, and medics are working on the front lines to keep their casualties down. Thomas Dworzak was with them - embedded with the 44th Medcoms 50th and 150th Medical Companies in Iraq over several periods in 2005.
The otherwise really very 'nice' nature, as we repeatedly believe, becomes in Astrid Korntheuer's photographs an impassable wall which repels you all the more you engage in her game of color, light and shadow.