Robbie Lawrence – Northern Diary
23 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BP
The first UK institutional solo exhibition by Scottish photographer Lawrence, Northern Diary brings together a selection of work that Lawrence has produced over the past seven years, many of which have never been seen before in a gallery setting. Subjects include landscapes, portraits and still lives made across Scotland’s cities, rural locations and coastal towns. Rather than a documentary assignment on post-Brexit Britain, Lawrence’s approach to producing the exhibition has been to interweave the narratives and relationships of people and places to convey a humanist affirmation of life north of the border, against the backdrop of the broader social and political climate throughout the UK.
Meira Yagid-Haimovici – Dissensus: Legislation, Planning, Architecture
27 Shaul HaMelech Blvd., Tel Aviv
Dissensus implies constant friction between values, interests and cultures. The projects, largely produced especially for the exhibition, were created by architects and planners in collaboration with artists from the fields of visual culture, plastic art, film and music. The works tend to issues concerning the highly centralized Israeli planning system and its favoring of security needs over civic and professional agendas.
Ohtsuka Kazuyoshi & Takahashi Norihide – Genesis of Photography in Japan: Hakodate
Yebisu Garden Place, 1-13-3 Mita Meguro-ku Tokyo 153-0062
The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum’s series of exhibitions about early photography began in 2007. As the second in our ‘Genesis of Photography in Japan’ series, which addresses the places at which photography entered Japan, we are proud to present ‘Genesis of Photography in Japan: Hakodate’. It consists of three sections in which we present early photographs of Hakodate and related materials. Hakodate, a major port in Japan’s north, experienced much upheaval, including a change in name, over the more than half a century from Bakumatsu, the closing years of the Tokugawa shogunate (c. 1850-1868), through the Meiji period (1868-1912).
Steve McCurry – Its Own Place and Feeling
340 South Convent Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85701
Steve McCurry has built a career photographing people and landscapes that speak to him in a very deep, profound way. His photographs get under the skin of a place. While constantly on the road, he is a slow traveler, for whom the journey is more important than the destination. He slows down to observe each place he visits, whether a small rural village, or large bustling city, which allows him to capture the unique character of a place and reveal what moves him.
Osamu James Nakagawa – Kai
321 W 103rd St A, New York, NY 10025
Kai is Nakagawa’s ongoing, now twenty-year long exploration and visual meditation on the circular nature of change within the family. Presented both as a diary of his immediate relatives and as a shared humanistic narrative, the series resonates with a deeply felt emotional gravity.
Max Fritze, Sofia Lahti and Anni Wallenius – Pictorialism: The Dawn of Photographic Art
The Cable Factory, Tallberginkatu 1 G, 00180 Helsinki
Pictorialism – the Dawn of Photographic Art introduces the nearly forgotten style and aesthetic movement in photographic arts which inspired photographers in Finland in the early decades of the 20th century. Known for their wistfully beautiful aesthetics, the pictorialists strived to make photography an accepted form of artistic expression.
Gerwyn Davies – Iridescent
Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney, NSW 2000
In a series of 12 large-scale photographic works, Davies dramatically transforms each property into a stage on which an extravagant performance is played out for the camera by the artist as a vividly costumed character. Rather than recount the familiar histories of these properties, Davies draws out and reinterprets the whispers and fragments of their lesser-known stories.
Miles Aldridge – High-Gloss
148 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Miles Aldridge is a photographer who is well known for staging elaborate mise-en-scènes that have a film noir quality. The technicolor dream-like worlds he constructs are vibrant, fragmented narratives that defy expectations. Long interested in art history, his highly stylized work draws inspiration from representations of the female nude in art, as well as in pulp fiction and pin-ups.
Gaston Paris – The Fantastic Eye
6 Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris
Neither really a humanist photographer, nor really a photo-reporter, from the 1930s to the early 1960s, Gaston Paris (1903-1964) is above all an illustrative photographer totally invested with his subjects. He documents a social and artistic life with humor and empathy where “his universe” is a circus, a funfair, a cabaret, a bistro, a street … He plays multiple scenes of joy but also of labor or waiting, loneliness and hope.
Fred Koch – Nature Photography of the 1920 and 30s
Auguststraße 75, 10117 Berlin
Fred Koch brings out the floral beauty, grace, and splendor of plants, thereby maximizing the stylistic means of New Objectivity photography. The plants are viewed frontally, photographed from below, dramatized with pinpointed lighting to a surreal, alienated degree and abstracted with extreme cropping. Koch made use of light reflections and powerful shadows to underscore the three-dimensionality of plants in a dramatic, almost theatrical manner.
Joel Meyerowitz – License to See
Xalet Roure, Camí de Padern, 6, AD400 Anyós, Andorra
Galería Alta is honored to present a retrospective exhibition of Joel Meyerowitz, perhaps the most influential photographer of his generation. A selection 25 photographs representing his rich and marvelously long career will dialog with the inhabited space of the gallery.
David Yarrow – Changing Lanes
611 E. Cooper Avenue, Aspen, CO, 81611
Presenting a combination of his most iconic shots alongside a series of new photographs captured throughout the pandemic, the exhibition is at once an anthology to the wild west and an homage to the very best in dramatic cinema.