LightBox presents a new monthly feature, The Guide, bringing you June’s best books, exhibitions and ways to experience photography beyond the web from around the world.
Join us on Friday, June 21 from 6pm-9pm at the ICP School for the One Year Certificate Program Student Exhibition Opening: The View from Here
Opening Reception for The View from Here will be held at the Rita K. Hillman Gallery.
This exhibition was curated by Marina Berio, Chair of the General Studies in Photography Program and Alison Morley, Chair of the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Program.
Join us this Friday at 6pm during voluntary contribution hours at the ICP museum for Kehrer Verlag monograph signings from Carlos Cazalis, Sandi Haber Fifield, David Levinthal, Wendy Paton and Rosemarie Zens!
Cazalis monograph,Occupy São Paulo is the first chapter in his Urban Meta project. As one of the world’s mega cities reaching s population of 20 million, the city of perpetuates a tremendous urban stress to its residents, especially in terms of habitat. The bare necessity of finding shelter, a home, is amongst the most economically challenging situations, whether one is rich or poor. For those on the lower end of the spectrum, the idea of a home is a constant process of adding walls, a room, a second floor, and a roof over an extended period of time. For those wealthy enough to build their dream home, whether as a penthouse on a high rise or as a well guarded house, the dear of leaving the home is as great as the necessity of returning back safely. Cazalis’ images show the chaos, the sense of loss, the daily struggles of the city’s dwellers.
.Haber Fifield’s monograph, After the Threshold uses multiple images to create narrative pieces that transcend the formal elements of photography confined to a single moment. Working in an intuitive manner, Haber Fifield searches for the connective tissue between disparate images to produce a whole from smaller parts. The source material for Haber Fifield’s work in this exquisite volume is the artist’s vast archive of images. When brought together and sequenced, these photographs become “stories” for the viewer to linger on and interpret. Haber Fifield explores the relationship between images, and what happens to them when they are linked and take on new meanings.
Levinthal’s monograph, War Games stages haunting images for which he uses toys and miniature dioramas. This book presents his photographs on war. Levi valley on the battle-related images constitute a representation by their remarkable critique of how society conflict experienced
Paton’s monograph, Visages de Nuit (Faces of Night) Paton allows herself to disappear in order to let her subjects emerge for the night. In Visages de Nuit, Paton’s eye is that of the celebrant as well as a voyeur, and in graphic compositions of black and white that mesmerize us, she offers personal and intimate glimpses of our human, ineffable presence. Her nocturnal portraits are both intimate and familiar, compelling and mysterious
Zen’s monograph, Journeying 66 is a testimony to the legendary Route 66 and our collective memories of the 1960’s way of life commonly associated with it. Over 40 years ago, Rosemarie Zens followed the siren call of freedom “on the road.” In 2012 she retraced her journey, witnessing how the highway had been transformed.
Space is still available for the upcoming ICP Lecture Series featuring A.K. Burns.
Join us on Wednesday, June 19 at 7pm in the HBO Auditorium (1100 Avenue of the Americas—next door to the ICP school) for this special presentation
Presented by the International Center of Photography and HBO
Admission is free. Reserve tickets online
Watch this lecture live online at lectures.icp.edu.