Rania Matar book gets recognition

Rania Matar book gets recognition

Rania Matar’s L’Enfant Femme has been chosen for PDN’s Notable Photo Books of 2016 list. “The portrait subjects in Rania Matar’s new book are girls ages 8 through 13 who appear acutely aware that they are poised between girlhood and adulthood. As they gaze steadily back at the camera, some of the girls muster a saucy…

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Amy Friend featured in Critical Mass Top 50

Amy Friend featured in Critical Mass Top 50

Amy Friend has been chosen for Photolucida’s Critical Mass Top 50 Exhibition. This exciting opportunity will take Friend’s work to FotoFestiwal Lodz, “one of the most important photographic events in Central Europe, featuring exhibitions, programs, projections and portfolio reviews” according to their website. You can see her Dare Alla Luce series starting December 4 at Pictura….

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“Purity” series exhibiting in NYC

“Purity” series exhibiting in NYC

“Purity” is intended to make us reflect on how we are shaped by our society and how we interact with world through the values we embrace as our own. It’s an exploration of how the message and meaning of a photograph is something very personal and subjective, always changing, depending on the viewer.” – David…

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Jeffrey A. Wolin: Written in Memory TEDx Talk

Jeffrey A. Wolin: Written in Memory TEDx Talk

“Picture Man” In honor of Pictura’s current retrospective exhibit of Jeffrey A. Wolin’s work, we wanted to share his TEDxBloomington talk. The Indiana University professor tells the story of his Pigeon Hill photo series that won a Guggenheim fellowship award and touched the lives of Bloomington residents. See the talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPQjUlCZFIc

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Curatorial Statement on Purity + Male Sport Exhibit

  Pictura Gallery is showing Sophie Kirchner, Male Sport + David Magnusson, Purity from February 6 until March 28. Curatorial Statement You may be wondering what David Magnusson’s Purity and Sophie Kirchner’s Male Sport could possibly have in common to unite them in this exhibit, (beyond their exquisite execution as a series of portraits). Magnusson’s airy and otherworldly palette…

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Pictura is heading to PARIS PHOTO LA

Pictura is heading to PARIS PHOTO LA

Pictura Gallery is thrilled to be participating in Paris Photo Los Angeles this year! The art fair will be May 1st through 3rd. More info: http://www.parisphoto.com/losangeles/news/preview-list-of-participating-galleries-135

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Interpreting Purity: Thoughts on Viewing Controversial Portraiture

A photograph, I want to suggest, is a provocation, an incitement to an effect, or a gesture toward significance. To an anthropologist the conflicting narratives of meaning that people bring to their interactions with and interpretations of the artistic text, painting, or portrait are as interesting as the images themselves. No image is neutral or…

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