Thursday, January 31, 2008Home

Conservation Photographer named one of the best by World Photographic Arts Corporation

Dr. Joe Zammit-Lucia, conservation photographer and CameraArts feature artist (January-February 2008) has been included in a new collection released in January by the World Photographic Arts Corporation: "The World's Greatest Black & White Photography." The selections have been made via the Corporation's Black and White Spider Awards. Zammit-Lucia has worked extensively in high-quality color photography using the complete control provided by digital formats. However, he also uses his impressive tools, both behind the camera and at the workstation, to create arresting monochrome images.

From the World Photographic Arts Corporation:

"A showcase of the finest in contemporary black and white photography, the book was three years in the making. Over 13,000 images were screened by a judging panel of nearly 50 international jurors which included representatives from the Tate Gallery, Magnum Photos, The Rekjavik Museum of Photography, Life Magazine, The British Institute of Professional Photography and many others."

Joe Zammit-Lucia's image "Pride #1," part of his Fauves series, was selected as a representative image of his work in the Nature section. This series, selections of which can be viewed at Zammit-Lucia's fabulous website here, portrays animals in portraits accentuating the emotion and pathos usually only associated with humanity."Pride #1" will also be included in "First Steps: Conserving Our Environment," to be published on Earth Day, April 22nd, 2008. View the website here.

The World Photographic Arts Corporation will open its 32rd annual call for entries February 4, 2008, for color photography. Click here for details.

Image: Pride #1, © Joe Zammit-Lucia

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Monday, January 28, 2008Home

Brooklyn Public Library to host "Diversity of Devotion"

"Diversity of Devotion," a project of photojournalism to be displayed at the Brooklyn Public Library, serves as a celebration of different creeds and cultures in New York City. The exhibition will have a "meet the artists" event at the Grand Army Plaza, February 5, 2008 and the exhibition will be on view until April 19, 2008.

This exhibition, striking in not only its images but the complementary nature of its collection and display, was originally developed by Jenny Jozwiak as a photo-documentary competition to address the tensions of a post-911 world. Originally exhibited at the Safe-T-Gallery in the DUMBO borough of Brooklyn, the 40 winning entries were chosen by a panel of professionals in the curatorial, publishing
and photography fields.

Mary Ann Lynch, frequent contributor to CameraArts, has been included in the exhibition, which is made up of portraits from 27 spiritual ways of life.


"These encompass familiar religions, as well as lesser-known beliefs, such as: Voodou, Zoroastrianism, Sikh, Falun Gong, Wicca, Santeria and Rastafari. A majority of the images feature people praying, practicing, singing, and meditating alone and in groups, in churches, mosques and temples, as well as spaces of their own creation."

The exhibition promises to express the harmonic theme of human faith, one that photography has brought to our minds from the unknown, and shown the universalities of belief in the world. Click here to visit the "Diversity of Devotion" website.

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NEW CALLS FOR ENTRY: The Center for Fine Art Photography

The Center for Fine Art Photography has announced new calls for entry: The Society for Photographic Education (SPE) Show, for SPE members, will exhibit 50 chosen photographs in the Center's online gallery. Ten final photographers will be selected from the fifty to have their works exhibited at the Center's gallery space in Fort Collins, Colorado. Also, a chosen photographer will have his or her work exhibited in a two-page portfolio spread in a future issue of CameraArts! What's more, The Center for Fine Art Photography has also announced The Artful Nude, juried by none other than Kim Weston. Along with the ever-considerable cash awards, participants have a chance to be selected for a $300 workshop award, applicable towards Mr. Weston's Workshop, to be held August 1-4 in Fort Collins. This is your chance to visit the home of this wonderful organization and learn from a true master of the female form.

From The Center for Fine Art Photography:

"Artists have been depicting images of the human body since the early cave dwellers. Nude images engender a unique interest and emotion. We are continuously fascinated with struggle to create images of the unadorned human form. This call for entry focuses on the true art of the nude."

Visit Weston Photography here.

The deadline for The Society for Photographic Education Show is February 26, 2008. Deadline for The Artful Nude is April 8, 2008. Click on the listed deadlines (either here or in the sidebar) to learn more.

Image: Sarah, © Kaitlyn Boucher

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Friday, January 25, 2008Home

SCHOLARSHIPS: Transart Institute International MFA Program

A low-residency program at Transart Institute will offer on-site summer residencies in Linz, Austria, and winter residencies in the US and Europe. Students are free to create their own course of study, working on art projects and the necessary research, with the support of the Transart faculty and artist mentors appointed by the participant. The residencies will offer lectures, critiques, seminars, performances, exhibitions, and workshops on-site. The format accomodates the day-to-day schedule of professional artists during participation. Scholarships are offered to all mediums, including photography, and are given on the basis of financial need and artistic merit.

The deadline for admission is March 1, 2008. Rolling admissions (depending on space) are offered until May 1, 2008. The summer residency in Linz takes place July 13 - August 1, 2008.

Click here for details.

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Thursday, January 24, 2008Home

WORKSHOP: New Orleans Photo Alliance and New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts

A Wet Plate Collodion Workshop will be hosted over the weekend of March 22-23, 2008 by Ellen Susan, photography instructor and wet plate collodion specialist. Her most recent series, "Soldier Portraits," uses this traditional process to deptict soldiers of the Iraq War in the same sharp detail as in the Civil War photographs taken using the same process more than a century ago. The fruits of this labor-intensive, messy process should be greatly appreciated by fine art photographers and enthusiasts of archival photography preserving American History. Equipment or prior experience with this medium is not required, only an old set of clothes since this medium is a messy one.

Workshop fee is $325 plus a lab fee of $95. Deadline for registration is March 1, 2008. Enrollment is limited to 9 students.

From the New Orleans Photo Alliance website:

"In this workshop, you will learn how to create wet plate collodion positives, making both tintypes and ambrotypes (glass plate positives). Through a combination of discussions, and hands-on group shooting and processing sessions, each participant will have the chance to create several unique plates and will leave the class with sufficient knowledge to start their own wet plate collodion practice if desired."

Ellen Susan's Soldier Portraits exhibition ends February 5, 2008, but you can view a superb gallery of this medium in action here. Read more about the workshop here.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2008Home

New Offers from B&H CameraArts Storefront

Once again, The CameraArts storefront for B&H Photo, Video, and Pro Audio has been updated! This year, many affordable alternatives are being offered here for photography products and technology.New offers include The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LS75 and DMC-FX33 Digital Cameras, the HP 24" Widescreen LCD Computer Display, and the Logitech Harmony H890 Remote Control.

Click here to visit the B&H website.

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Verve Fine Arts and Patina Gallery present a private gallery event

The home of Ken and Laura Cho in Austin, Texas will be the venue for an exhibition to benefit the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders. Works are presented by Santa Fe galleries Verve Fine Arts photography gallery and Patina Gallery, exhibitor of contemporary craft and studio jewelry. Hosted by Ken and Laura Cho, Nona Niland, Chula Reynolds, Ellen Richards, Eddie Safady and Nancy Scanlan, the exhibiton will benefit the School through proceeds from sales.

Exhibition runs January 30-31, 2008. For more information about the exhibition location, click here.

From the joint announcement:

"The Ann Richards School for is a unique all-girls public school founded to educate young women and give them the confidence and skills necessary to succeed in college, in their careers, and in their communities. "Our vision is to focus on the whole girl, providing academic and enrichment opportunities that will engage our students, expand their horizons, and give them the tools to achieve their dreams."

For more information on the Ann Richards School, please click here.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008Home

Socialist Realist photography from the the USSR

The Victoria H. Myhren Gallery at the University of Denver is set to present in March 2008 the exhibition by Semyon Fridlyand:On the Road: Photography of the Soviet Empire.” A photographer in Soviet-era Russia, Fridlyand has left us an impressive body of work from this time period which is shrouded in mystery for so mush of the American public.The exhibition of 70 photographs will be accompanied by a catalog and essay collection, as well as an online archive. The exhibition will run March 6 to May 4, 2008.

These black and white images serve as examples of photography steeped in the philosophy of Socialist Realism, which imagined the future of Soviet society with great optimism. The more negative aspects of Soviet society, which seem in no way buried in today's Russia, are glossed over in favor of images of heroism and working ambition.

From the Victoria H. Myren gallery:

"Strong parallels exist between early Socialist Realism and corresponding movements in American photojournalism of the 1930s. For instance, the celebration of the production economy in Soviet photographs could feature the monumental beauty of industrial plants and equipment in a style similar to Margaret Bourke-White’s work for Life magazine.

"In pre-WWII USSR, the elevation of the worker to heroic status was a principle objective of Communist Party propaganda—just as it was with the documentary projects of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Farm Security Administration during the Great Depression."

Later work by Fridyland, after World War II's near-absolute decimation of the USSR and unheard-of loss among its people, is no less glorifying of the State or the Communist message. In fact Fridyland started working with color photography at this time, creating glossy images similiar to the 50s-era advertising of the US. Fridyland died in 1964, while the USSR, just having sent the first man into space, was enjoying the peak of its technological superiority over the Americans.

To see more images from another era in time, from a photographer who lived wholly in that era, click here.

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Free Competition at the Palm Springs Photo Festival

The Palm Springs Photo Festival Slide Show Contest, a free contest for which the chosen photographers will be presented four at a time for every evening of the festival at The Palm Springs Art Museum, is entry fee-free. Awards include a Canon Professional Pixma Printer and a $300 Gift Certificate from Samy’s Camera, and Lowepro Camera Bags and $50 gift certificates from the chosen finalist from each evening. All of the finalist’s names will be posted on the festival website prior to the festival. Entries must be slide shows saved in Mac compatible format

The deadline is March 1, 2008. Click here for details on how to enter.

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Monday, January 21, 2008Home

Bill Armstrong at ClampArt

A photographic project that has been underway for more than ten years—Bill Armstrongs' "Infinity" series—will be exhibted at ClampArt in New York City. The series of new images, dubbed "Renaissance," was created by the capture of found images with an out-of-focus lens. The setting of the lens is placed at infinity, hence the title of the larger project. Bill Armstrong uses master drawings from the Renaissance and presents them in vivid color. The human figures featured in Armstrong's images reflect the state of the human condition as they are locked in dramatic, sometimes ambiguous poses.

The exhibition runs until February 17, 2007. This is Armstrong's third exhibition at ClampArt. The photographer has been exhibiting all over the world for 25 years, and is represented in the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard, The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Musée de l'Eysée in Lausanne, and Centro Internazionale di Fotografia, among others. His images in "Renaissance" comprise the interest in the self and humanity that characterized much of the art and learning of the 15th century along with a focus on the ongoing spirit of discovery, fueled by a universal creative energy.

Bill Armstrong is one of the featured photographers in the January/February 2008 issue of CameraArts.

To learn more, visit ClampArt's website

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Saturday, January 19, 2008Home

CALL FOR ENTRIES: The Art of Photography Show

The Art of Photography Show 2008, an international exhibition of fine art photography, will take place April 25 to May 23, 2008. The show will be hosted once again at the Lyceum Theatre Gallery in the historic Gaslamp Quarter of Downtown San Diego. Applying for the competition is as simple as filling out an online registration form and uploading .jpgs of photographic art. Images created using any medium will be accepted, whether it is by film, digital media (with photographic elements, of course), alternative processes, montages, and so on. $5,000 in cash prizes will be awarded at a world-class opening ceremony. Entry fees are $25 for the initial entry, and $10 for each additional.

The deadline for entries is March 1, 2008.


"Carol McCusker is the Judge for the Art of Photography Show 2008. Dr. McCusker is Curator of Photography at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego. She has curated over 40 exhibitions at MoPA and has written numerous books, catalogs, essays and articles on various aspects of photography. Carol McCusker is highly respected in the global photographic community, so it's a significant honor to be selected by her."

For details on entering this competition, visit

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Monday, January 14, 2008Home

AI & AP Encourages entries from every level of illustrators and photographers

The AI27 & AP24 Call for Entries, from sibling publications American Photography and American Illustration, are now accepting entries from journalistic and publication-oriented photographers and illustrators, whether they are long-term professionals or enterprising amateurs. Works for both competitions must be produced or published between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2007, and will be judged in the the categories of "Editorial," "Books," "Advertising," "Graphics/Promotional," "Film and Animation," "3-D," "Unpublished/Personal/Fine Art" and "Student Work." The competition is open to all photographers, illustrators, creative professionals, students and teachers worldwide.

Deadline for entries is January 25, 2008.

AI & AP has listed a detailed description of each category:

"Editorial: Individual images or stories on any subject for magazines, newspapers, and other periodicals, including reportage, portraiture, still-life, photo essays and includes all assigned outtakes.

"Books:Trade books, limited editions, graphic novels, comic books and self-published editions, including covers, individual images or series of images.

"Advertising Ads: in consumer and trade magazines, newspapers and all other media. Entire campaigns or individual images accepted.

"Graphics/Promotional/3-D: All forms of designed material for brochures, annual reports, catalogs, direct mail, announcement cards, calendars, posters, websites, point-of-sale or merchandising and self-promotion pieces, in print or digital media.

"3-D: 3-D vinyl and plush toys and installation for either non-profit or commercial purpose.

"Television and Film: Live action and animation for feature films, television commercials, documentaries, websites and music videos.

"Unpublished/Personal Work/Fine Art: Unpublished, personal or experimental and fine art work.

"Student Work: Full or part-time students may submit work completed in the past year."

AP Entry fees are $356 a photograph, $95 per published book or photographic series, $10 per student photograph, and $60 per ten-image student portfolio. Click here for more information.

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Friday, January 11, 2008Home

The Center for Fine Art Photography to cut the tape on new facility

The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado has announced the expected opening date for their new facility. On February 1, 2008, doors will be opened next door to the Poudre River Art Center, which is home to resident artists' galleries.Also, the F-stop Cafe (too scary to be a coincidence!) offers an outdoor pavillion all furthering the artistic enjoyment for visitors.

Remember, there's still plenty of competitions to enter at the Center for Fine Art Photography's website. The deadline of first competition, Street Photography, is tomorrow, so get those photos in! It's as easy as hooking your digital camera up and importing the pictures—images made by any camera or process are welcome!

Also Edgy: Pushing the Limits of Photographic Art (deadline: February 5, 2008) and the American Society of Media Photographers competition (deadline: March 4, 2008) are currently accepting entries.

Click here to enter.

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Wednesday, January 09, 2008Home

Guggenheim Museum Announces Shortlist for the Hugo Boss Prize 2008

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Hugo Boss AG have announced the shortlist for the bienniel Hugo Boss Prize for 2008. Established in 1996 to recognize significant achievement in contemporary art, The Hugo Boss Prize is juried by an international panel of museum directors, curators, and critics. The award has become an integral part of the Guggenheim's contemporary art program, acknowledging talented artists who push past the ordinarily conceived barriers between mediums.

From The Guggenheim:

"The finalists for 2008 include Swiss artist Christoph Buchel, for Installations, as well as film, sculpture, and printed materials; American photographer and performance artist Patty Chang, for performance, photography, video, and sculpture; American photographer Sam Durant,for installations, photography, sculpture, drawing, and video; Palestinian photographer Emily Jacir, for film, photography, installation, performance, video, writing, and sound; Danish photographer Joachim Koester, for installations of film and photography; and Swiss artist Roman Signer, for sculpture, installations, and films."

A publication featuring work and essays from all six finalists will be released in June 2008. The winner of $100,000 The Hugo Boss Prize in 2008 will be chosen and announced in Fall 2008, followed by a Spring 2009 exhibition of the winner's work at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Click here to find out more.

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Tuesday, January 08, 2008Home

New B+H Offers and free event

The CameraArts storefront for B&H Photo, Video, and Pro Audio has been updated! This year, many affordable alternatives are being offered here for photography products and technology! What's more, a free f295 Seminar on Contemporary Alternative Photography will take place January 27, 2008 at the B&H Photo Megastore in Manhattan.

Pre-registration is required, as a large turnout is expected. To
reserve your space, email

From the B&H Website:
"We've packed as much as we can into this 6 hour event! You'll hear presentations from each photographer about their work, engage in discussion around alternative photographic practice, and participate in a dialog about the state of contemporary alternative photography. "Speakers include Craig Barber, Laura Blacklow, Martha Casanave, Jill Enfield, Jesseca Ferguson, Scott McMahon, Erin Malone, Tom Persinger, Keliy Anderson-Staley, and Jerry Spagnoli.

This event is warm-up to the F295 Symposium 2008: An Examination of Lensless, Alternative and Adaptive Photographic Processes
held in Pittsburgh, PA. Click here to learn more.

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Monday, January 07, 2008Home

New Events from the Center for Creative Photography to honor Group f/64

A series of free events, open to the public, are coming to the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona. The Center's newly expanded and renovated print study room will be available for the public to reserve time to select photographs from the Center's renowned collection for personal viewing in a gallery-like setting.

On January 25, 2008, an Artist’s Talk with Elliott Erwitt will discuss highlights from the famous photographer's 60 year of creating black and white images of candid, ironic, and absurd situations. The lecture is co-sponsored by Etherton Gallery, which will open an exhibition of Erwitt’s photographs on Saturday, January 26.

Two exhibitions will honor the work and legacy of Group f/64, formed to address the modernist and pictorialist approaches popular at the time of the groups' formation in the 1930s. "Debating Modern Photography" is a modern assessment of these traditions, with powerful images by Ansel Adams and Edward Weston representing the former approach while photographers who have become less well-known today,like Johan Hagemeyer, William Mortensen, and Anne Brigman, represent the latter.The exhibition, to run February 2 to May 4, 2008, will examine a time when many of the techniques and trends espoused by the group had yet to enter the universalo lexicon of 20th Century Photography.

The exhibition "Innovation in Pictorialism and Modernism" with Anne Brigman, Imogen Cunningham, Alma Lavenson will begin February 15, 2008, at the Center's Auditorium. Three Californian female photographers will have their work examined by Susan Ehrens, noted author, curator, and photography historian. The focus will be assessing the womens' contributions to Pictorialist and Modernist traditions in photography, as well as their relationships to each other and other members of Group f/64.

For more information on these and other f/64-related events, visit the Center for Creative Photography's website here.

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Sunday, January 06, 2008Home

Upcoming updates at Paul Wainwright

Photographer and traditional wet-process expert Paul Wainwright will be holding a solo show at Harvard's Three Columns Gallery in Cambridge, MA. Titled "Empty Spaces," the show will begin with an opening reception on January 10, 2008. "Empty Spaces" will compile Wainwright's work from photographing old New England structures and their interiors, including new work from 2007. If you are unable to attend the show, a virtual tour will be posted on in the coming week.

From Paul Wainwright's website:

"(Paul's) current portfolio includes interpretive images of landscapes and 19th century architecture. His work evokes a feeling of quietness and contemplation, and has been described as being reminiscent of some of the masters of the mid-20th century."

Visit his website, sign up for the newsletter, and receive ongoing updates about the exhibition.

Also, check out to find out more about Wainwright's ongoing project, to be completed in 2008.

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Saturday, January 05, 2008Home

The American Society of Media Photographers teams with The Center for Fine Art Photography

The Center for Fine Art Photography has announced a still photography competition in collaboration with the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). ASMP Membership is required to enter the contest. The exhibition is open to all domestic and international professionals working with digital or traditional photography. Juried by independent curator Kirsten Rian, and prizes include cash awards and a feature presentation in CameraArts Magazine's Artists' ShowCase, an insert presented by the Center for Fine Art Photography. ASMP membership includes General, Associate (Emerging Associate, Student) and Affiliate Members. A public reception and artists' walk for the winners will be held June 6, 2008, and the exhibition will run through July 3, 2008. Deadline for entries is March 4, 2008.

Don't forget the current competition, "On the Street," which accepts entries until January 15, 2008. Click here for details on Center for Fine Art Photography competitions and opportunities.

Image: Butterfly Goddess, ©Suzette Troche-Stapp

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Friday, January 04, 2008Home

Palm Springs Photo Festival kicks off March 30

Tim Anderson will be present to review portfolios at the Connect 08 Palm Springs Photo Festival on March 30-31, 2008. Acclaimed photographers, curators, art directors, educators and leaders in the imaging industry will be in attendance in Palm Springs, California. This is a great opportunity for photographers to share their portfolios with industry experts, study in seminars and workshops with seasoned photographers, and enjoy parties and evening slide presentations by the finest in the field.

Festival runs from March 30 to April 4, 2008.

Register now! Click here for payment details.

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Thursday, January 03, 2008Home

photo l.a. 2008 to begin next week at new location

photo l.a.'s 17th Annual International Los Angeles Photographic Art Exposition will take place January 10 to 13, 2008, at Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport. The new location has been chosen for its capacity for larger crowds and more art space. Higher foot traffic will be expected during the week during which both the photo l.a. and the Golden Globes will take place, with prospected numbers of over 10,000 people at the photography festival.

From ArtFairs, Inc:

"Created by Stephen Cohen, producer of the highly acclaimed art fairs photo MIAMI and ART LA, photo l.a. will feature the finest photographic art on display and for sale, from the earliest 19th-Century photographic experiments to the most contemporary photography and photo-based art. Seventy of the world’s leading galleries and private dealers representing international and U.S. artists will display work at photo l.a. 2008.

"...Highlights of the exhibition will include works by world-renowned contemporary artists including Masao Yamamoto, Chris Jordan, James Fee, William Eggleston, and Luis Gonzalez Palma. Works by photography luminaries Eugene Atget, Brassai, Dorothea Lange, Julius Shulman, Aaron Siskind, Walker Evans, Irving Penn, Diane Arbus, Weegee, Josef Sudek, Edward Weston, Edmund Teske, Henry Callahan and Ansel Adams also will be on display."

Barker Hangar is located at 3021 Airport Avenue in Santa Monica. Click here to find out more about pre-ordering tickets for the opening. The reception will honor famous architectural photographer Julius Shuman, and will benefit the Photography Department of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Also, click here to view an Exclusive CameraArts Gallery of images from various participants at photo l.a. 2008.

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Wednesday, January 02, 2008Home

Class Pictures: New Exhibition at Aperture Gallery

Dawoud Bey is a photography professor at Columbia College in Chicago, who for the past fifteen years has created striking color photographs of High School students from across the United States. He will be opening his new exhibition at Aperture Gallery, titled "Class Pictures," with a book to be released under the same name. The students in Bey's photographs come from all social and economic walks of life, and each image is accompanied by their stories, thoughts, and musings.

From Aperture:

"By turns poignant, funny, or harrowing, these revealing words often contradict our assumptions about youth in America. Bey’s unusually respectful and perceptive portraits transcend teenage stereotypes and establish him as one of the best portraitists at work today."

This exhibition was previously presented at Addison Gallery of AMerican Art at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts in Fall 2007. Bey is represented by Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago.
Exhibition is on view at Aperture Gallery, New York, from January 11 to February 28, 2008.

Click here for an extended gallery of images.

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