Friday, September 30, 2011

New Photography

If you are in New York at any point between now and January 12, make sure you stop by the MOMA and check out the New Photography exhibit! Featuring six photographers from all over the world (Canada, England, China, Holland and the United States) the exhibit focuses on the diversity and international scope of modern photography across the world. Here is a preview of a few of the photographers and some of their work. If you go, make sure to tell us all about it!

Deana Lawson, Her photos explore intimacy, sexuality and community in her portraits of people taken in their homes. 

George Georgio. A british photographer who lives in Istanbul and photographs extensively in Eastern Europe.

Viviane Sassen is a photographer who was born in Amsterdam, but was raised in Kenya. You can see the influence of this in her photography in her photographs that are taken in intentionally unidentified African countries, focusing on anonymous, faceless subjects. 

Doug Rickard is an American born photographer that explores ground level geography of urban areas using Google Street View

Moyra Davey is a Canadian born photographer that creates pictures using analog materials that are increasingly hard to come by in today's digital world. She then folds the pictures into envelope shapes and mails them to friends, and later collects the photos and displays them in grid form complete with stamps and markings.

Zhang Dali is a Chinese born artist that manipulates photos that were used as propaganda during the rule of Mao Tse Tung's Communist regime.