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Life After Death: How Murder Affects A Family is a documentary series by Los Angeles-based photographer Noelle Swan Gilbert. In 2007, Gilbert’s sister Laura was murdered by her ex-husband in the home they shared with their two young sons, then age two and four. The two boys’ lives instantly changed—their mother gone and their father in police custody. After a stint in foster care, the boys were eventually released to Gilbert’s parents in Seattle after an arduous five week fight with the state of Colorado.
Andrew Moore has spent eight years photographing the area west of the 100th meridian, the territory formerly known as the Great American Desert, which remains one of the most sparsely populated regions in the country.
In this series, Julian Germain’s Portraits of families feature a visual timeline of four or more generations from left to right as either oldest to youngest or vice versa.
Photographer Christoffer Relander has come out with a new series of photographs using multiple exposures that blend aspects of nature with portraits of people
An exhibition exploring the theme of masculinity opened in November at the recently inaugurated gallery Capricious 88 on New York City’s Lower East Side. The show, which continues through the beginning of February, features the work of both established and emerging photographers, including Peter Croteau, Anne Hall, Nicolai Howalt, Collin LaFleche, Anders Petersen and Susan Surface.
The exhibited works are selected from issue 14 of Capricious, the biannual fine-art photography magazine founded in 2004 by Swedish photographer Sophie Mörner. Among the images that investigate “a range of masculine esthetics and ethos” is Howalt’s “Car Crash Studies Untitled Exterior #6,” which shows the dents and chipped paint of a wrecked car in close-up detail; a black-and-white photograph by Petersen of a pair of nude men on a bed, one of them wrestling with a dog; and an image by Hall of a phallic stone edifice set against a gray, cloudy sky.
In keeping with the mission of Morner’s Capricious magazine, the gallery aims to “create new possibilities for those who not only push the boundaries of photography but also bring critical attention to social and political issues,” according to a statement announcing the gallery’s opening.
The exhibition runs through February 2, 2014.
Anatomy | Malerie Marder
Malerie Marder’s powerful images of nude women become that much more provocative when a viewer learns that the subjects are sex workers. Made over the past five years in Amsterdam and Rotterdam Marder sought to capture the diverse population of women in The Netherlands who support themselves and their families through legal prostitution.
Dream Portraits | Antonio Mora
In this series, photographer Antonio Mora combines portraits with landscape, animal, and abstract photography to create these incredible images
"World Seen Through My Eyes" | Morten Nordstrøm
Photographs of Copenhagen Reflected in Puddles
Hong Kong Waters | Andreas Müller-Pohle
Lost in almost every 21st century photograph of Hong Kong is the importance of water. Although the modern city rises up and away from the sea, the city’s history and culture will always be immersed in the ocean. Photographer Andreas Müller-Pohle, having finished his Danube River Project in his native Germany, came to Hong Kong and decided to look at the city from an original (and originary) perspective.
The result is Hong Kong Waters. Müller-Pohle photographs the city from its harbor, from its reefs, from under its bridges, from its lake and its rivers. The results are both simple and thought-provoking. The photographs not only evoke Hong Kong’s history specifically, but a whole host of global questions: our treatment of the world’s oceans, the prospect of rising sea levels, the future of our cities.
In a business in which novelty and rarity are currency, World of Wonders is its own spectacle: It is the very last touring American sideshow. When husband and wife photography duo Jimmy and Dena Katz heard about this unique group online, they were instantly intrigued. “We’re always looking for American subcultures that have a very strong visual element to them that are also very honest,” Jimmy Katz said. “This is not like people dressing up for Halloween. That’s what the appeal of this was to us. These are people living a real lifestyle that is outside the realm of society.”
After some initial hesitation, the folks behind World of Wonders agreed to be photographed. Subsequently, the Katzes spent three years on and off photographing the roaming troupe, traveling to spend time with them along their tour in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Florida. They captured their subjects with a large-format 4-by-5 camera, resulting in images rich with detail and striking tones that are collected in the book World of Wonders. “We wanted to make sure this was not really a documentary project in a traditional sense,” Jimmy Katz said. “We really wanted to do environmental portraits with them, using them more in a casual way the way someone would normally shoot with a Leica. We tried to get certain mix of spontaneity and formality in the images.”