Photo Update: 10.21.21

By Peggy Roalf   Thursday October 21, 2021

American Photography Open Announces Winners

This just in from David Schonauer at Pro Photo Daily
[Yesterday we announced] the 10 finalists of the American Photography Open 2021 competition. Congratulations to Craig Bill; Hardijanto Budiman; Debdatta Chakraborty; Fernando Decillis; Diana Feil; Zay Yar Lin; John Vermette; Sarah Wouters; Steve Wrubel; and Marcin Zajac.

One will be named the contest’s grand-prize winner and receive $5,000 and prizes from our sponsors— a choice of a Tamron SP 15-30mm F2.8 Di VC USD lens (for Canon or Nikon DSLRs and mirrorless cameras with mfg. adapter; $1,299 value) or both a Tamron 17-28mm F2.8 Di III RXD and a Tamron 28-200mm F2.8-5.6 Di III RXD lens (for Sony e-mount; $1,628 total value); a SanDisk 1 TB Extreme Pro Portable SSD; a PhotoShelter two-year Pro account; and a two-hour business consultation with The Photo Closer….

This year, as in our past competitions, we received thousands of entries from around the world, from photographers at every level, and as in the past we were deeply impressed by the accomplishments of those who shared their images with us. The photographs you’ll find from our finalists speak to the power of photography to move us and to reveal our world in new ways. You can see a video presentation here. Read the entire post here

Events and Openings

Thursday, October 21: Last day for 7th Annual Bronx Documentary Center benefit Print Sale | Browse and bid here Above:  Photo by Ed Kashi; courtesy of BDC

This just in from Miss Rosen at Hyperallergic:
The Bronx Documentary Center’s 7th annual auction is a virtual affair this year, with prints available for online bidding until 8pm on Thursday, October 21. The auction contains around 45 photographic offerings, including works by Lisa Kahane, Susan Meiselas, and Henry Chalfant, among many others. 

The photos are an international array, with auction items covering subjects from as far away as South Africa, to images from the five boroughs. Repping the Bronx from decades past, “Dancers” by Joe Conzo Jr. captures the action during a 1981 dance contest at the 3rd Ave Hub. Conzo grew up in the cultural and political experiences of South Bronx community activism and New York’s Puerto Rican cultural music scene. 



Closing Saturday, October 23:  Zanele Muholi: Awe Maaah! at Yancey Richardson Gallery Info
Awe Maaah! is an an exhibition of new paintings and photographs by South African artist and visual activist Zanele Muholi. Internationally acclaimed as a photographer, this is the first large-scale exhibition of Muholi’s paintings and the artist’s fourth solo show with the gallery. The exhibition brings together seven self-portraits carried out as acrylic on canvas paintings, redolent with the artist’s exploration of gender and the isolation, intimacy, and confinement brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside these is a presentation of new photographs from Somnyama Ngonyama, ‘Hail the Dark Lioness,’ (2012-present), Muholi’s ongoing series of photographic self-portraits. Above: photos courtesy of Yancey Richardson Gallery

Zanele Muholi: Awe Maaah! at Yancey Richardson Gallery closes this Saturday. 525 West 22nd Street, NY, NY Info



Continuing through Sunday, October 24, 11:59 PM PST: Magnum Square Print Sale Info
Exploring where the finite meets the infinite, Magnum’s October Square Print Sale brings together photographs of endings and beginnings, anticipation and transformation 
Left: Phyllis Galembo, Masque of the Pygmees, Gabon, 2013

This just in from ICP: 

Magnum's October Square Print Sale, On the Horizon, features over 120 images from photographers and artists invited to participate by Aperture and Magnum Photos. The images explore the themes of where the finite meets the infinite and bring together photographs of endings and beginnings, anticipation and transformation. Now, through Sunday, October 24, you can purchase a signed or estate-stamped, museum-quality 6-by-6 inch print for $100. The collection of prints are available for one week only in this format. 

Explore the sale now to purchase a print by Cornell Capa, Magnum photographer and founder of the International Center of Photography, or the photograph by Robert Capa,brother of Cornell Capa and the co-founder of Magnum Photos. 



Tuesday, October 26, 6:00 pm: The Rolling Stones: Unzipped at Rizzoli Bookstore| Register

Music critic and writer Anthony DeCurtis in conversation with GQ fashion critinc Rachel Tashjian 

For almost 60 years The Rolling Stones have helped shape popular culture around the world. The Rolling Stones: Unzipped traces their impact and influence on rock music, art, design, fashion, photography, and filmmaking. Packed with evocative archive photos, artworks, outtakes, and memorabilia, this stunning book immerses readers in the world of the Stones.

Peppered throughout with insightful new commentary by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood, this volume also features an incisive history of the band by Anthony DeCurtis, as well as essays by Buddy Guy, Don Was, Anna Sui, John Varvatos, Martin Scorsese, Shephard Fairey, Patrick Woodroffe, and Willie Williams. Info

Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway, NY, NY Info



This just in from M 23 GalleryThird Thursday LES Gallery Night | Tonight over 60 galleries on the Lower East Side will be open until 8 pm Map Above: Karinne Smith, Melon Skin, at M 23 Gallery
Please check with individual galleries for information about their hours and procedures for visiting.