In the past couple weeks I have learned (through various channels) about the work of 4 photographers that I had not known of prior. It is always such a delight when you come across new work that excites you. It can be days, weeks, and sometimes months when that does not occur, either because you are busy doing other things, or you are just not seeing stuff that excites you. When four excellent photographers drop into your consciousness - that's pretty cool!

Joseph Maida

Peter Brown

Benjamin Lowy

Richard R goes camping at "Smoke Bath"

Photographer Peter Sutherland asked me to contribute to an exhibition and book project that he was curating about camping that will benefit the Fresh Air Fund.

I sent along an edit of some of my favorite photographs from camping and hiking expeditions. There is a lot of unexpected and interesting work amongst the contributors on the Smoke Bath website. Check it out here.

Buy Art - Fight AIDS!

I've donated an edition to ACRIA's annual fundraiser taking place this Thursday, April 29 at the Manhattan House. Looks like a good group of artists whose work will be on offer.


Outerland Launch Party this Thursday - Join Us!

James Danziger on Outerland

"Some projects take their time. Allison Davies’ 'Outerland' is a body of work begun in 1998 when Davies was an MFA photo grad at Yale and which she has continued to work on ever since. It sees the world through the eyes of a solo planetary explorer in what appears to be a lonely but still sublime post-apocalyptic future. Part narrative, part landscape, it’s 'The Little Prince' for the 21st century – a wordless visual inquiry into the mysteries of life.

"Photographed all over the world, from Iceland to Argentina, the genesis of the series came from Davies’ fascination with movie locations and sci-fi films like 'Planet of the Apes' and 'Logan’s Run'.

12 years in the gestating, Davies' photographs have finally been published by Charles Lane Press in a book that’s as spare and luminous as its subject. With a first edition of only 700, 'Outerland' is not only likely to be an instant collector’s item, but as volcanic ash filters its way through the atmosphere - a prescient look at the fragility of the planet."

-James Danziger, The Year in Pictures


Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Book Fair

April 17, 12pm-6pm Check it out if you are in or near Philly - It's going to be a good one!


Fall River Boys in the City of Brotherly Love!

Fall River Boys
April 9-May 2, 2010
Sol Mednick Gallery
The University of the Arts
320 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Gallery hours:
Mon - Fri: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sun: 12-4 p.m.


Photos from the Opening of Touching Strangers

Cory Jacobs, Flemming Ove Bech, and Christian Patterson

Lindsay Nisbett (subject from Touching Strangers) and a smartly dressed photographer.

Black and White meets Color! Master Printers Chuck Kelton and Ben Diep

David Strettell and Jennifer Miller


Stefania Gurdowa

Seth recently returned from Germany with a few goodies in hand resulting from a visit to the renowned German bookseller Schaden. Sebastian (who is one of the booksellers there) recommended a book of studio portraits by Polish photographer Stefania Gurdowa. Born only four years after Mike Disfarmer in Poland, Stefania ran her own photographic workshop from 1921-1937. The images presented in "Negatives are to be Stored" were found only 12 years ago hidden behind a wall in her first portrait studio. During the war Gordowa was forced to work for the Nazi regime but afterwards she continued to photograph for many more years. Tragically, the majority of her archive had been lost after her death in 1968. This collection of images is remarkable. When I turn the pages I am endlessly impressed with how truly amazing and fascinating these people and for that matter all people are. For me, there is even a deeper more visceral reaction to these photographs that I can not even find the words to describe. I love that these as well as Disfarmer's photographs yield a very tangible connection to our fellow man.
It is our good fortune that the work has been found and presented in this beautiful volume.


Elian - Sweet and Sixteen

We want him back!