ROBIN CRACKNELL: Childhood at Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

alovebigas, 2010
© Robin Cracknell/Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, New York

 ju dou, 2013
© Robin Cracknell/Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, New York

acid summer, 2010
 © Robin Cracknell/Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, New York

Born in India and raised in America, Robin Cracknell moved to London in 1987, where he began collecting discarded film cuttings from the projection booth of the Institute of Contemporary Arts London. In his series Childhood, single father Cracknell offers a stylized, personal vision of childhood through the world of his only son Jake. He explores themes of love, loss and memory using a unique non-digital process combining traditional film photography and cinematography, and shooting with old, sometimes damaged cameras and salvaged 35mm cine film. Artist reception March 10, 6-8pm.

March 10 - April 30, 2016
560 Broadway #603 New York City


Headdress Design: Miodrag Guberinic 
Photograph © Jose Espaillat

Designer Miodrag Guberinic

Headdress Design: Miodrag Guberinic 
Photograph © Jose Espaillat

It all started when James Estrin, co-founder and editor of The New York Times Lens Blog, spoke to my School of Visual Arts BFA Photography "Professional Community" class! I gave the students an assignment to create an editorial blog-post worthy of The NYTimes Lens Blog. Jose Espaillat created this amazing piece with his brilliant photographs accompanying his interview with Designer Miodrag Guberinic, whose most recent project was the development of costume crafts and prototypes of iconic helmets and shoulder pieces for Madonna's Rebel Heart Tour 2015.

Espaillat was born and raised in The Dominican Republic. He moved to New York City in 2012 and started taking photos in the summer of 2013. Following his dream, he began studies at School of Visual Arts for a BFA in Photography. In his short career, Espaillat's work has been featured online as well in print by several magazines. Selected editorials were published by GlassBook, Elegant Magazine, The Dapifer, among others.

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Jose Espaillat met with Designer Miodrag Guberinic at his studio in Brooklyn to talk about his art and the life of an artist in New York City. Guberinic grew up in Serbia and graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade with a BFA in Costume and Fashion Design in 2005. He was awarded a full scholarship to Northwestern University’s Stage Design Program, and graduated with an MFA in Theater Costume Design in 2011.  Following his graduation he moved to NYC. He has worked with big names like Madonna, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s, Prada, among others. 

Jose Espaillat: How was it when you moved to New York City? Was it hard, was it easy?

Miodrag Guberinic: When I came to NYC for the first time as a tourist in 2004, I felt that it was the place where I belong. I knew this was the city that would give me abundance of creative work opportunities in my field and I sensed that I simply need to come back to it. So since then, I knew NY will be my home.
The first few months were challenging, but I was doing my best to be proactive about my work and I did everything I could to stay focused on my path. A few of my colleagues from Chicago had moved to NYC as well, so my first jobs were in the Theater. Additionally, I worked as a craft assistant in theater costume shops and a tailor's assistant in a few fashion companies. I only promised myself I will make my money from creative jobs and stay persistent.

Designer Miodrag Guberinic developed the costume crafts and prototypes of iconic helmets and shoulder pieces for Madonna's Rebel Heart Tour 2015! (Photo: Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)

Photographer Jose Espaillat shooting Model shooting Selfie

Q: How did you get those jobs?

A: Most of the jobs came through friends and friends of friends, and some came through Craigslist.

Q: After 5 years you are working for big clients. Did you ever think that you wouldn’t make it in NYC?

A: I never had a doubt. The phrase, “To make it in New York City” has a different meaning for every person who comes here. For me it means - to be able to create and to be recognized for the love I invest in my creative work - as well as to live and support myself from it. That dream became true.

Q: Do you go to art exhibitions and museums frequently?

A: I try to follow whats happening in the city as much as I can. Usually I go only to recommended exhibits. Most  of my close friends are artists and I rely on their opinions. They are pretty active in the city so they help me filter my choices when it comes to new art shows.

Headdress Design: Miodrag Guberinic 
Photograph © Jose Espaillat

Headdress Design: Miodrag Guberinic 
Photograph © Jose Espaillat

 Model: Mateusz Maga and Makeup Artist: Viktorija Bowers

Q: What’s the art event in NYC that left the biggest impression in you?

A: There were a number of costume exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that were astounding to me. If I need to select one - I would say, "Seeing Alexander McQueen" exhibition in 2011. That specific exhibition pushed me to move to NYC faster. Moreover, it had the strongest emotional, intellectual and lifelong creatively inspiring impact on me.

Q: Your drawings are very futuristic and unique. Did you always draw with that style? How do you come up with those alien ladies?

A: In my childhood I drew a lot of princesses, then in primary school I started drawing monsters. With art education and work, ladies and monsters evolved and merged into those androgynous looking beings. They just appear on the paper for me and I try to give them my full attention in one shot. I never go back to the same drawing twice - what happens in that moment, that's what it is. 

Q: Do you see yourself in NYC in the next 10 years; and if so, doing what?

A: I see myself here until the end of my life. I will always enjoy being in this city as so many beautiful moments happened and are happening for me here. I don’t recall any other place I visited that gave me a sense of belonging like NYC. I will be doing what I love at that time in my life. That's the goal.

In a city that never sleeps, Mio is an unstoppable force that is working towards greatness.

Makeup Artist: Viktorija Bowers
Model: Mateusz Maga


RICHARD TUSCHMAN: Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz at Klompching Gallery

 Couple in the Street, 2014
© Richard Tuschman/Courtesy Klompching Gallery, New York

 Pale Light, 2015
© Richard Tuschman/Courtesy Klompching Gallery, New York

Working Morning, 2014
© Richard Tuschman/Courtesy Klompching Gallery, New York

Measuring, 2015
© Richard Tuschman/Courtesy Klompching Gallery, New York

Richard Tuschman’s latest project, “Once Upon A Time In Kazimierz,” will debut at Klompching Gallery from March 2nd to April 9th. The project is Tuschman’s long awaited followup to his well-received “Hopper Meditations.”

“Once Upon a Time in Kazimierz” is a visual novella, which portrays a fictional Jewish family in 1930s Poland. Tuschman's images are visually stunning, his process labor intensive and meticulous—the result of a sophisticated marriage of hand-built miniature dioramas with life-size models. Whereas the 'Hopper Meditations' were an homage to the paintings of Hopper, his new project is a much more personal narrative—his family immigrated from the vicinity of Kazimierz, and his wife went to university in Kazimierz.

"Once Upon A Time In Kazimierz"
March 2–April 9, 2016

Reception: Thursday, March 3rd, 6:00–9:00pm

89 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 

Text and images courtesy of Klompching Gallery

CENTER : Review Santa Fe Photo Festival : November 3-6, 2016 Enter Now!

 © Image Detail Antoine Bruy 
Review Santa Fe 2016 Portfolio Reviews
Applications due March 25th!

Photo (detail) Credit Natalie Krick  


The Review Santa Fe Photo Festival, NOVEMBER 3-6, 2016, is the premier juried portfolio review event in the world. Considered one of the most important events for photographers who seek career advancement, this conference and exhibition series is designed to facilitate relationships between photographers and leading industry professionals looking for new work.

Nestled in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, up to 100 photographers meet with up to 45 of today’s most relevant and esteemed reviewers comprised of curators, editors, publishers, gallerists and others who can offer professional development advice and opportunities. These leading photo professionals come to Santa Fe seeking out new talent, including professionals from The New Yorker, MSNBC, TIME Magazine, The Museum of Contemporary Photography, and The Library of Congress.

Submission Information:
// Please submit 15 – 20 images from a body of work
// A project statement (325 words maximum length)
// Application $45 members / $55 non-members
// Apply HERE
// Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Review Santa Fe 2016 Portfolio Reviews 
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ARNALDO ANAYA-LUCCA Photographs MATTHEW AVEDON for Departures Magazine

Matthew with his custom made jazz guitar in a Dolce + Gabbana evening jacket, skinny black jeans and a cool jazz vibe. Photograph © Arnaldo Anaya-Lucca

Arnaldo writes on Instagram: "Matthew Avedon in Rock-Star Mode In My FAV look From Our Feature in The March/April issue of Departures Magazine. Clad in Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Styled by @lejosef, Hair by @merritthair, Make up by @makeupbymarco, Lighting by @normme + @visajes_ " Photograph © Arnaldo Anaya-Lucca

Photograph © Arnaldo Anaya-Lucca

An out-take of Musician + Model-Icon Matthew Avedon, Clad in Burberry for the March/April issue of Departures Magazine, Styled by @lejosef; Hair by @merritthair; Make up by @makeupbymarco; Lighting by @normme + @visajes_ Photograph © Arnaldo Anaya-Lucca

Matthew Avedon was photographed by the awesomely fabulous fashion photographer Arnaldo Anaya-Lucca, who first "discovered" Matt 17 years ago as a teenage skateboarder. This shoot was styled by lauren.e.m.joseph for the March/April issue of Departures Magazine. Shot mostly on location at the Roxy Hotel in Tribeca where Avedon plays an eclectic mix of gypsy jazz and other sounds on most Sunday afternoons; you can also catch him with his group, Kings County Swing, Monday nights at St. Mazie (345 Grand, Williamsburg); Tuesday nights at Brooklyn’s Cafe Moto (395 B’Way, Brklyn); Friday nights at Diviera Drive (131 Berry St, Brklyn); and other night spots in-between. Follow Kings County Swing on Facebook for some updates where they are playing.  

Follow everyone on Instagram: @arnaldoanaya @matthewavedon @dnamodels @departuresmag @elizabethavedon @lejosef @theroxyhotelnyc @cafemotobrooklyn @normme  @visajes_ @makeupbymarco @merritthair and check out Matthew at DNAmodels


FOR TEENS | PHOTOGRAPHY AT LACMA : Book Project With Photographer Loretta Ayeroff

Photograph ©2012 Loretta Ayeroff

In my Teen Photography Book Project, we do moveable presentations on the last day, all over our LACMA campus - it's really fun! Here we are, having a reading on top of BCAMStudent Book Project Outdoors. Photograph ©2015 Loretta Ayeroff

Outdoor Session: 5 Saturdays
February 27, March 5, 12, 19, April 2
10 am–1 pm

Teens - Create an artist’s book, illustrated from your photographs, inspired by LACMA’s diverse collections and campus. Combine text and images as a mystery, journal, fantasy, or your own unique style. Camera basics, using the design elements of light, color, and composition, are emphasized. Photo books will be read and presented on the final day of class as hand-made objects or in digital format. With photographer-artist Loretta Ayeroff.

LACMA, Photography For Teens: Book Project classes meet on the Los Angeles Times Central Court. This class is designed for teens ages 13 and older. All camera formats are welcome. Bring camera manuals or links to the first class. Blank books will be provided for the project. Parking fees included in tuition. Classes fill up fast. Sign up here asap! (links in red)

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)


MODERN VISIONS | Exceptional Photographs: Christie's Auction

Edward Steichen, In Memoriam, 1901
Estimate $400,000-600,000

Edward Weston, Knees, 1927
Estimate $100,000-150,000

Roger Fenton, Images from the Crimean War, 1856
Salt prints mounted on original paper
(estimate $2,500-3,500)

Tom Gitterman checking out the photographs for his GittermanGallery clients at Christie’s "Modern Visions: Exceptional Photographs" Auction Viewing.

Man Ray, Rayograph, 1927
(estimate $5,000-7,000)

Christie’s Darius Himes, International Head of Photography (left); Christies Deputy Chairman, Philippe Garner (center); with Gitterman Gallery owner Tom Gitterman at Christie’s "Modern Visions: Exceptional Photographs" Auction Viewing. 

If you love Photography, don’t miss Christie’s "Modern Visions: Exceptional Photographs" auction viewing. The early history of photography is represented as well as contemporary work. Almost 300 photographs, each one extraordinary. CHRISTIE'S, 20 Rockefeller Plaza, NY, NY

20 Rockefeller Plaza, NY NY
Viewing Times
Feb 16, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Feb 17, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Auction Times
Feb 17, 6:00pm, Lots 1-69
Feb 18, 10:00am, Lots 100-201
Feb 18, 2:00pm, Lots 202-309


CHRIS KILLIP: In Flagrante Two at Yossi Milo

Youth on Wall, Jarrow, Tyneside, 1976
From the series In Flagrante Two
Gelatin Silver Print © Chris Killip
Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
‘Bever’, Skinningrove,  N. Yorkshire, 1980
From the series In Flagrante Two
Gelatin Silver Print © Chris Killip,
Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

Families, Whitley Bay, Tyneside, 1976
From the series In Flagrante Two
Gelatin Silver Print © Chris Killip
Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York 
In Flagrante Two (Steidl, 2016)
 New version of the origin 1988 book

An exhibition of Manx photographer Chris Killip’s classic body of work, In Flagrante, is currently at Yossi Milo Gallery in Chelsea. This is the first time since 1988 that the series - fifty gelatin silver prints hand-printed by Killip  -  has been exhibited in the United States. The show will be on view through Saturday, February 27.

Killip, born in Douglas, Isle of Man, is a Professor of Visual Studies at Harvard University. In Flagrante was photographed by Killip between 1973 and 1985 mainly in Northeast England. Shot with large format cameras in black and white documentary style, these 20” x 24” gelatin silver prints bring to light the lives and landscapes during the time of Britain’s deindustrialization, from before and after the “Thatcher Years”. Often compared with Robert Frank’s The Americans, In Flagrante is considered to be a key artistic document of the era. This work is an enduring witness to the history and perseverance of working-class people and their communities struggling to survive social and economic upheaval. (Text courtesy of Yossi Milo Gallery)

In Flagrante Two coincides with Steidl Verlag’s new version of the origin out-of- print book published in 1988. 

In Flagrante Two
through February 27, 2016 at
Yossi Milo Gallery
245 Tenth Avenue, NY, NY


CALL FOR ENTRIES: The Griffin Museum of Photography 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition

Griffin Museum of Photography
Exhibition: July 7-August 28, 2016
67 Shore Road, Winchester MA 01890

Griffin Museum of Photography
22nd Annual Juried Show
Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition
Juror: Elizabeth Avedon

AWARDS: $2,500 Peter Urban Legacy Award, $1,000 Arthur Griffin Legacy Award, $500 Griffin Award, and Honorable Mentions. JUROR: Elizabeth Avedon

ELIGIBILITY: The Griffin Museum invites all photographers (must be members of the Griffin Museum of Photography) working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. They encourage submitting images from a singular, unified body of work for a cohesive selection for the Juried Exhibition. Artwork selected for gallery exhibition should not exceed framed size of 30x40in. All work must be authored by the submitter. Details here....

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: March 31, 2016. Notice of Acceptance: May 28, 2016. Gallery Exhibition at the Griffin Museum: July 7th-August 28, 2016. Opening Reception: July 14th, 2016 @ 7pm 

Griffin Museum of Photography
Exhibition: July 7-August 28, 2016
67 Shore Road, Winchester MA 01890