LANDON NORDEMAN: Canine Kingdom with Curator Elisabeth Biondi

Handler with dog, Ploiesti, Romania, 2012
Photograph by Landon Nordeman

Borzois, 134th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, 2010
Photograph by Landon Nordeman

Standard Poodle, 128th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, 2004
Photograph by Landon Nordeman

Landon Nordeman’s series, “Canine Kingdom,” takes us inside the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, now running for 138 years. To mark the exhibit’s opening (March 12, 7:30pm) at The Half King in New York, Photography Curator Elisabeth Biondi and Nordeman will screen a slideshow, and talk about the stories and context of Landon’s images.

Landon Nordeman began shooting The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 2004. The project is ongoing. In addition to photographing personal projects, Nordeman is a contributing photographer for The New Yorker and Saveur. He shoots for commercial and editorial clients around the world. His photographs have been exhibited at the Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC; The Houston Center of Photography; The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing; and are in the collection of The Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

Photography curator, Elisabeth Biondi, has influenced all of us through her powerful career at four of the most influential magazines in the world. Biondi joined The New Yorker Magazine as Visuals Editor in 1996, just a couple of years after photography had first been introduced into the 75-year-old magazine. From her background at Geo, Stern, and Vanity Fair, she brought her masterful eye to The New Yorker, helping to create their award winning use of photography.
I spoke with Elisabeth about working with Nordeman, her career and her little dog, Boris...read my full piece on L'oeil de la Photographie

 Canine Kingdom
Photographs by Landon Nordeman
March 12, 2014 - May 11, 2014
The Half King 505 West 23rd Street NY

Elisabeth Biondi's dog, Boris
Photograph by Matt Leifheit

"I’m definitely a dog person, and always knew that one day, when I did not spend the week in an office, I would have a wire-haired dachshund (Dachshund translates to “badger dog” in German. They were used for hunting badgers in their dens). After I stopped working at The New Yorker, I quickly got little Boris, a wire-haired dachshund, from a kennel in Woodstock. He was one of six born during Wimbledon Week and all the puppies got tennis player's first names. Mine is named after Boris Becker, so of course he had to be mine. He is funny, sweet, and stubborn; loves, children, other dogs and does not have a mean bone in his body." Photography curator, Elisabeth Biondi

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the plant gardener said...

dogs <3

Kristin Linnea Backe said...

Fab pictures (of course)! Exhibitions are a hoot too!