I’m showing photographs from the No Sleep series at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, opening this Saturday.  Stop by if you’re in the area!

featuring work by CPW’s artists-in-residence from 2007-2009:


January 15 – March 27, 2011
Opening Reception: Saturday January 15, 2011, 4-6 pm

Made in Woodstock V (MIW V) is the fifth installment of the Center for Photography at Woodstock‘s series featuring work created by recent partipants of WOODSTOCK A-I-R, CPW’s residency program for artists of color working in the photographic arts.

Established in 1999, WOODSTOCK A-I-R is a workspace residency program which provides participants with time, facilities, space, and the critical & technical support necessary to move forward. The program encourages the pursuit of creative risk-taking in the inspiring environment of Woodstock, where, working without distraction, photographic artists can focus intensely on their new work, continue works in progress, layout their goals for the future, and break new creative ground.

Representing the broad range of photographic practices and interests that WOODSTOCK A-I-R helps realize, the 18 artists featured in MIW V engage in an inspired and deeply self-aware dialogue on history, politics, representational concerns, and more. As no two residencies are the same, the exhibition reveals the intensely diverse, dynamic interests of the artists as a group, and addresses each image-makers own particular story and voice.

To learn more about this show, click here.

one hour photo


I have a photograph showing only for one hour on Tuesday, May 25th from 11am-12pm.  If you’re in the DC area:

“One Hour Photo distills the photograph to the ultimate limited edition: 60 minutes. Photographic works will be projected for one hour each, after which they will never be seen again, by anyone, in any form. Each work will exist only in the limited moments of perception, in the individual and collective experience, then memory, of the observers.”

One Hour Photo was created by Adam Good and curated with Chajana denHarder, and Chandi Kelley.

May 8—June 6, 2010
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center Washington, DC
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tue-Sun

The show opens on Saturday, May 8th from 6-9pm.

The full schedule is here.

© Hee Jin Kang

I’m participating in a group show coming up at the Umbrage Gallery in DUMBO, curated by the Exposure Project. Join us for the opening:

Graphic Intersections & The Portrait As Allegory
May 4th – June 26th, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 6th, 6 – 8pm

Umbrage Gallery
111 Front Street, Suite 208
DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Graphic Intersections is a collaborative project loosely based on the old Surrealist and Dadaist game The Exquisite Corpse. Designed to unite disparate artists in an interconnected photographic relay of images inspired by one another, or as the Surrealists put it, to exploit “the mystique of accident”, this project strives to emphasize a system of response entirely rooted in unmediated visual reaction.

This exhibition includes photographs by Ben Alper, Anastasia Cazabon, Thomas Damgaard, Scott Eiden, Grant Ernhart, Jon Feinstein, Elizabeth Fleming, Alan George, Hee Jin Kang, Drew Kelly, Michael Marcelle, Chris Mottalini, Ed Panar, Bradley Peters, Cara Phillips, Noel Rodo-Vankeulen, Irina Rozovsky, Brea Souders, Jane Tam and Grant Willing.

The Portrait As Allegory is an exhibition that examines the work of three artists who utilize the figure metaphorically in service of a broader discourse on the human experience. In addition to exploring the personal identities of their subjects, these portraits simultaneously become vehicles which speak to a variety of social, historical, and familial histories.

This exhibition includes photographs by Timothy Briner, Birthe Piontek and Susan Worsham.


dirk braeckman


I saw these Dirk Braeckman photographs at the Armory a few weeks ago and they’re still stuck in my mind, so I thought I would share:

Zeno X Gallery, Antwerp


I’d rather be here:

Oh well.

The art fairs have arrived.  For listings, go here.

Or here.

Or here.

my first show





Ben Alper from The Exposure Project announces that Graphic Intersections is now online.  It’s based on the old Surrealist/Dadaist game the Exquisite Corpse and contains photographs by:

Ben Alper, Anastasia Cazabon, Thomas Damgaard, Scott Eiden, Grant Ernhart, Jon Feinstein, Elizabeth Fleming, Alan George, Hee Jin Kang, Drew Kelly, Michael Marcelle, Chris Mottalini, Ed Panar, Bradley Peters, Cara Phillips, Noel Rodo-Vankeulen, Irina Rozovsky, Brea Souders, Jane Tam and Grant Willing

Check it out! And stay tuned in the coming months for exciting Graphic Intersections exhibitions news.

on traveling uptown



Many good photo shows uptown this weekend, if you haven’t been already:

Allen Frame at Gitterman

Jeff Wall at Marian Goodman

Jacques Henri-Lartigue at Howard Greenberg

Tim Davis at Greenberg Van Doren

Nicholas Nikon at Pace MacGill

And of course, Robert Frank at the Met


There’s a huge photography auction at Christie’s coming up next Wednesday – “The American Landscape” from the Berman Collection – and here’s the ecatalogue.  Viewing every day this weekend.

Stop playing with your iPhone and go look at some good photography!

governors island


© Hee Jin Kang

If you haven’t been to Governors Island yet, go now!  The free ferries leave from the Battery Maritime Building (next to the Staten Island Ferry in Lower Manhattan) on weekends on the hour until 5pm. Next time I’m getting on the first ferry out at 10am.  Pack a picnic, bring sunscreen and when you get there, rent a bike for the whole day ($20).  It’s gorgeous! The water views! The hammocks! The fresh air! You won’t want to leave.

And for the rest of the summer, Creative Time presents PLOT/09: This World & Nearer Ones.  Toodle around on your bike and ponder the art installations at various points around the island.  It’s all so freakin’ leisurely and relaxed.  When’s the last time you left your bike unchained and unguarded anywhere?  Oh, and I recommend waiting around for a screening of The Bruce High Quality Foundation’s film Isle of the Dead (trailer here).



© Seba Kurtis

Finally made it to the New York Photo Festival on Sunday. A little drizzly and windy.

WTF? Award goes to the Tobacco Warehouse.  Exhibition hours are listed as 10am-6pm, people.  Why are some exhibitors taking down their installations an hour before the end of the festival? Walking into the pavilion at 5pm, I was pretty shocked and annoyed that some exhibitors already had their prints and frames off the walls and in bubble wrap.  The place was bustling with art handlers working their tape guns, hardly conducive to looking at the remaining pictures.  OK I got there late, but still, I paid $20 for the pleasure.

Whew, Photography is Still Interesting Award goes to Jon Levy and Foto8 for their curated pavilion “Home for Good.”  Here’s a slideshow and description on their website.  I liked work by a couple of photographers previously unknown to me and was relieved to see some well-made prints (don’t get me started about the quality of some of the printing I saw elsewhere – egads).   I particularly liked Seba Kurtis‘s work (above) and install.

Speaking of Foto8, they have a call for entries, deadline June 1st:

After last year’s enormous success FOTO8 and HOST Gallery are pleased to announce the opening of entries to the second Annual Foto8 Awards & Summer Show 2009: a photographic award, exhibition and print fair. The show will follow Foto8’s tradition of supporting new works by contemporary photographers and encouraging independent photojournalism.

If your work has a documentary bent to it, you might consider it.