The MoMA is exhibiting Boris Mikhailov: Case History

This exhibition is the first in-depth presentation of Mikhailov’s seminal Case History series (1997–98) in an American museum. This body of work explores the deeply troubling circumstances of people who have been left homeless by the collapse of the Soviet Union.

This show runs until September 5th. For more information about the show and museum go to Moma.org.

Also at MoMA: Reinstallation of the Permanent Collection of Photography

The MoMA has just reinstalled a permanent show. A group show consisting of a total of 214 black and white and color photographs from 141 different photographers, variously framed and matted, and hung against grey and white walls in a series of 6 connecting rooms on the third floor of the museum. The works on view span the entire history of the medium, ranging from 1841 to the present, and are arranged roughly chronologically. This reinstallation of the permanent collection of photography was curated by Sarah Meister.

At the MET: Night Vision: Photography After Dark

Photo by Edward Steichen

This exhibition surveys the ways in which modern photographers have used the camera to explore the visual and symbolic potential of the nocturnal image.  Among the featured works are contributed by Edward Steichen, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Brassai, bill Brandt, and Robert Frank.

This show runs until September 18th. For a detailed description of the exhibition go to the site page.

Also at the MET: After The Gold Rush: Contemporary Photographs from the Collection

Photo by James Casebere
The earlier works in the collection fulfill the poet Ezra Pound’s definition of literature – “news that stays news” – while in the most recent works in the exhibition take an epic perspective that brings into focus the contradictions and complexities of our current condition – from humanitarian “soft power” to the isolating effects of how we pursue happiness.

This show runs until September 5th. For a detailed description of this exhibition go to the site page.

Pace/MacGill Gallery present Henry Wessel: Vintage Photographs until July 2nd

This exhibition features over 30 vintage gelatin silver prints made between 1968-1987.  Since the 1960s, Wessel has photographed vernacular scenes of the American West, particularly in California.  Influenced by Walker Evans and Robert Frank, Wessel followed in their tradition and set out on several round trips across the country to document his findings.

Always the Young Strangers at Higher Pictures until July 9th

Photograph by Erica Allen

Higher Pictures presents Always the Young Strangers, an exhibition of 17 young artists. The exhibition is modeled after and takes its name from a show curated by Edward Steichen at the Museum of Modern Art in 1953.

Aided by technologies beyond the camera, their art discloses a hybridized world made by hand. Collectively this work feels and speaks of individuality and possibility.

Venture out into the heat and support your local gallery! Check out some of these galleries and more in the upcoming months.

Also, don’t forget to come to the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center to see our exhibition of A Love Supreme, now until August 27th!

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