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Review: Paul Himmel at Keith de Lellis Gallery

Posted By Administration, Thursday, July 16, 2009
Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014

Himmel, a New York photographer with a long, vivid career, died in February, at age ninety-four, so the exhibition that he helped plan has become a memorial of sorts—inadequate to his legacy but heartfelt and welcome.


The city, from Harlem to Coney Island, is the show's prime focus, with wonderfully atmospheric shots of Third Avenue under the shadow of the El, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Broadway, all from the nineteen-fifties. A few years earlier, he shot dense crowds surging through Grand Central, always locating the few still points in the agitated blur.

Read the complete review in The New Yorker.

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Review: Mark Cohen at Hasted Hunt

Posted By Administration, Thursday, July 16, 2009
Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014

Other photographers are known for their pictures of Los Angeles, Paris, or Tokyo. Cohen's beat is Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, his gritty, working-class hometown, but he's not exactly recording civic landmarks.


His subjects are the people he encounters on the streets, at such close range that the work would feel confrontational, even rude, if it weren't so good-natured and amused. Although these color prints are products of the all but obsolete dye-transfer process, there's nothing precious about them; Cohen's dirty realism—his eye for grime, bruises, and decay—rules. His appetite for grunge is voracious, and we end up sharing his hunger

From The New Yorker.

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Review: "Helluva Town" at Janet Borden

Posted By Administration, Thursday, July 16, 2009
Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014

Many of the city's photography galleries have banded together to salute New York this summer. Borden's lively mix is exemplary, and not just because it features photographs by Tina Barney, Lee Friedlander, and Martin Parr.


Among the highlights: a classic Jan Groover triptych of downtown façades; Neil Winokur's high-impact still-lifes of a plastic traffic cone, an Empire State Building replica, and a takeout-coffee cup on brightly colored backdrops; and Ray Mortenson's masterly, meticulous study of a wall in an abandoned Bronx apartment, its crumbling plaster a pathetic echo of more magnificent ruins.

From The New Yorker.

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Review: Sid Kaplan at Deborah Bell

Posted By Administration, Friday, July 3, 2009
Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014

The twenty-two photographs in a series Kaplan calls "Urban Stonehenge" look, at first glance, almost identical. All are views of Manhattan looking west, down a corridor of towering buildings toward a jagged patch of sky and the setting sun.


The theme is all the more engrossing for its rich and subtle variations. Emphasizing the buildings' bulk, Kaplan allows them to recede into a featureless darkness.

Read the complete review in The New Yorker.

Please note the exhibition is open to the public till
July 11 and by appointment through August.

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Review: Dennis Stock at Howard Greenberg

Posted By Administration, Friday, July 3, 2009
Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014

If Stock's name rings a bell, it's probably because he took some of the most soulful photographs of James Dean in his Actors Studio days, a few of which are included in this career-spanning survey.


Several other images here are similarly lodged in the universal image bank, two of them as counterculture icons: a woman dancing alone, high above the crowd at a rock festival, and a blissed-out hippie couple on horseback in the woods.

Read the complete review in The New Yorker.

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