Photography Update: 10.14.2021

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday October 14, 2021

Light and Shadow with Phil Penman at Fotographiska | Workshop, Sunday, October 17, 12-4 pm

Join Professional Photographer, Phil Penman, and the Leica Akademie for an afternoon of discovering light and shadow. Phil will begin the program by showing his photography and talking about various artistic and technical considerations. Following the presentation, Phil will lead participants on a photo walk on the streets of Manhattan. Photographers of all experience levels are welcome. Owning a Leica is not required. A limited selection of Leica products will be available for loan. Info and tickets here

Fotographisca New York, 281 Park Avenue South, NY, NY Info


Show Me the Picture: The Story of Jim Marshall | Film screening/discussion Tuesday, October 19, 6pm
Show Me The Picture chronicles the photographer’s life behind and outside the camera. A child of immigrants living a life battling inner demons, Marshall became one of the most trusted mavericks behind a lens throughout the 1960s. His passion for the scene resulted in some of the most iconic images in music history from Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones to Johnny Cash, Janis Joplin and Miles Davis. Throughout his groundbreaking career Marshall crossed boundaries to document many of the extraordinary social movements of the time. Register [free]
The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, NY, NY Info


Bill Owens: Documenting the Suburban Landscape | A conversation with Paul Moakley, 7pm

The Alice Austen House will host a conversation with Paul Moakley (editor and curator) and Bill Owens (photographer) about documenting the suburban landscape. While working at a local newspaper in Livermore, CA, Owens became known as the foremost chronicler of Suburbia, made famous with the publication of his book by that name in 1972. He is a featured artist in Photographer in the Garden, the current contemporary exhibition.

Since the invention of the medium, photographers have been drawn by the allure of flowers. This group exhibition is excerpted from the book The Photographer in the Garden, co-published by Aperture and the George Eastman Museum, celebrating the rich history of artists working in the garden as a site of inspiration and reinvention. Info

The Alice Austen House, 2 Hylan Blvd,, Staten Island, NY Register





illian Laub in conversation with Dr. Orna Guralnik | October 27, 7-8 pm | ICP

Join the International Center of Photography (ICP) for a conversation between photographer and filmmaker Gillian Laub and psychoanalyst Dr. Orna Guralnik, therapist of the Showtime critically acclaimed series Couples Therapy. Laub and Guralnik will examine the vulnerability, vitriol, pain, humor, and love that Laub explores and shares in her ICP exhibition Family Matters, on view through January 10, 2022, and in her deeply personal monograph Family Matters (Aperture, October 2021).

Hosted in partnership with Reboot, the event will be held in-gallery at ICP and streamed live, and will explore the edges of love and tolerance, family, privilege, wealth, and mortality. Above: Gillian Laub, Grandpa helping Grandma out, 1999, from Family Matters (Aperture, 2021). © Gillian Laub
Tickets for in-person seating ($5, limited available) or Live Online Viewing (free with suggested donation). Gillian Laub: Family Matters (Aperture, $50) is available through ICP’s shop.
International Center of Photography Museum, 79 Essex Street, NY, NY Info


Continuing: Gordon Parks: A Choice of Weapons at Howard Greenberg Gallery

Gordon Parks referred to his camera as his choice of weapon, which he used to document the civil rights movement, race relations, and social justice. The exhibition coincides with the HBO documentary A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks, which will be released in November, as well as the 50th anniversary of Shaft, the second film he directed. The show includes photographs Parks made in collaboration with Ralph Ellison and photographs he made of the Fontenelles, a family in Harlem. Above, Bessie and Little Richard the Morning After She Scalded Her Husband, Harlem, New York, 1967, courtesy of the Gordon Parks Foundaton
Howard Greenberg Gallery, 41 East 57th Street, NY, NY Info


Correction: Yesterday’s DART Board incorrectly listed the times for this event:

Moments in Time / Robert Braczyk & Carol Massa; Departures: Karin Bruckner; On the Wall: Mary Rieser Heintjes | Opening reception: Thursday, October 14, 3-7 pm
As an environmentalist Robert Braczyk calls attention to climate change through carved, dynamic sculptures that are inspired by the origin of the material they are created from, the tree. The branches that are used in the pieces provide a variety of long gently tapering rods, sweeping curves, jogs and forked joints. Braczyk states, “The material itself is a subject.”

Karin Bruckner presents a range of works from printmaking composite pieces to assemblage wall sculptures created before and during the Pandemic lockdown. She writes, “The outward strictures of confinement lead to hitherto unknown worlds of inner artistic avenues, facilitating a capacity to maximize material and color and revealing silver linings. Arrivals depend on Departures and the journey taken, wherever it may lead us.” Above: Karin Bruckner, Coming Out the Other Side, 2021

Since the early 1980’s Carol Massa has explored the use of dots as a metaphysical representation of their energy. Massa explains, “I began feeling every dot as a heartbeat…”. This new series was inspired by a trip to Mexico the artist took last year. Influenced by the onset of the Pandemic, the paintings suggest a balance between joy and sorrow, darkness and light.
Reacting to the environment has always encompassed all aspects of Mary Rieser Heintjes’ work. Grasping onto sites in nature that an inner desire to weld, paint, fuse glass, draw, and photograph fuels her artistic process, in this case, the demolition site where she rescued praying mantis eggs, then raised to maturity in her studio.
Continuing through November 4 at Carter Burden Gallery, 548 West 28th Street, NY, NY Info