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Marjorie Salvaterra’s “Her” and Us

“There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.” —Federico Fellini 

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of being introduced to Marjorie Salvaterra and her work at the wonderful Palm Springs Photo Festival. There is an exuberance and fearlessness in her images that I find appealing. Ms. Salvaterra isn’t afraid to take chances.

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The Invisible Man

“A photograph is always invisible, it is not it that we see.” —Roland Barthes

The Beijing-based artist Liu Bolin, often known as “The Invisible Man,” creates works of art that operate on many levels. Part painting, photography, conceptual art, and multi-faceted social critique, Bolin’s work is testament to his courage and determination to create work despite the cultural and political constraints he lives under.

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SlowExposures Takes Us South

“Memory believes before knowing remembers. Believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.”—William Faulkner

For the past ten years, SlowExposures has offered a satisfying insight into what is happening in contemporary, rural, southern American photography. Centered in Pike County, Georgia, the juried photo exhibition and festival combines workshops, portfolio reviews, and a wonderful mix of folks getting together to celebrate photography and the South.

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Luigi Ghirri and His Kodachrome World

“I do not mistrust reality, of which I know next to nothing, but I am suspicious regarding the image of reality which our senses convey to us, and which is incomplete and limited. Our eyes have developed such as to survive. It is merely coincidence that we can see stars with them as well.” —Gerhard Richter

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Manjari Sharma’s “Darshan” Asks Us to Seek and Receive

“It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly, than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection”—Bhagavad Gita

Mumbai-born and Brooklyn-based photographer Manjari Sharma’s project “Darshan“ shows us how “practice, faith, and devotion” can reveal the sublime.

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diCorcia’s “Hustlers” at David Zwirner

“I gotta roll, I can’t stand still. Got a flamin’ heart, can’t get my fill.
…Didn’t take long ‘fore I found out, what people mean by down and out.”—Led Zeppelin

Philip-Lorca diCorcia was awarded a prestigious National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in 1989. He took the $45,000 grant money, his 6 × 9 Linhof camera, an assistant, and headed to Los Angeles to create, what has since become, one of his most memorable series, “Hustlers.” These dispassionate portraits of male prostitutes, including a forthcoming monograph from Steidl, are now on display at David Zwirner gallery in New York.

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Remnants: Louise Nevelson and Aaron Siskind

“The nature of creation is that you have to go inside and dig out. The very nature of creation is not a performing glory on the outside, it’s a painful, difficult search within.” —Louise Nevelson

There is power in abstraction. The latest exhibit, Remnants, at the Bruce Silverstein Gallery in New York combines the considerable talents of Louise Nevelson and Aaron Siskind into a show that is both contemplative and refreshing. 

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