baxter st at the camera club of new york
Close-up and installation shots of modern prometheus III © Emma Safir – courtesy of Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York
Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York is the oldest artist-run, lens-based non-profit in the city. Joining PHOTOFAIRS New York’s inaugural edition as a Program Partner, the charity proudly presents modern prometheus III by artist Emma Safir.
Functioning as screen simulations or portals, Safir’s work alludes to hierarchies of labor, especially in its relationship to gender and digitization. Oscillating between convex and soft, absorbing and emanating light, Safir’s work employs illusion in order to both disorient and placate. Safir is an alumnus of Baxter St’s Guest Curatorial Program.
CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY AT WOODSTOCK
Images from left: Graduate Girls, 2022 © Cheryl Mukherji – courtesy the artist; Crossing Time, 2022 © Genesis Baez – courtesy of the artist; Tony Timms and the Rock, St. Albans, Queens, 2014 © Elias Williams – courtesy of the artist
Founded in 1977 in Woodstock, NY, New York and based in Kingston since 2021, the Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) is dedicated to supporting emerging artists and fostering critical dialogue around diversity, race, identity, community, and social justice. CPW presents the work of three artists who participated in its residency program, Woodstock AIR, in 2022, and who exemplify these values. What Is Ours: Genesis Báez, Cheryl Mukherji, and Elias Williams features recent works by the artists that explore the complex connections between identity, place, and inheritance.
FOTOGRAFISKA NEW YORK
The international photography museum Fotografiska presents a special installation of recent portraits by Cara Romero that explore ideas of Indigeneity and Futurism. In this body of work, Romero creates surreal and vibrant portraits that enact an Indigenous Futurity, tethered to Indigenous sciences and knowledges. In the artist’s words: “The work I’ve made within the genre of Indigenous Futurisms really came from a deep creative space of wanting to play, of wanting to be imaginative, of wanting to talk about those connections to time and the power of Indigenous women.”
Cara Romero is an enrolled citizen of the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe whose unique photographic practice fuses time-honored and culturally specific symbols with 21st-century ideas. Romero’s award-winning photography is included in many public and private collections internationally, including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Modern Art, The Smithsonian, The British Museum, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Available in print and online, The Gagosian Quarterly offers behind-the-art access and editorial content by leading art world professionals. The Summer 2023 issue features Richard Avedon’s Marilyn Monroe, actor, New York, May 6, 1957 on its cover.
JAMAICA ART SOCIETY
The Harvesters, 2022, © Jamilah Sabur; Errantry, 2021, © Chanting Black Clouds © Zachary Fabri – courtesy of Jamaica Art Society
Memories Don’t Leave Like People Do is an exhibition of video works by artists Simon Benjamin, Zachary Fabri, Ania Freer, Timothy Yanick Hunter, and Jamilah Sabur, curated by its founder Tiana Webb Evans.
The exhibition’s title is a line from the chorus of Memories, a song from popular 90’s dancehall artist Beenie Man. explore the ways in which the often personal and culturally specific forms of knowing that come from memory can often supersede and undermine the more linear time of history. As history’s more elusive counterpart, memory’s ebb and flow of latency and emergence through recovering and remixing subsumed stories can often help us face the moment and shape the future. Together these artists are mining archives, oral histories, and even themselves to give breath to possibility and alternative modes of being.
Since its founding, Magnum Foundation has made more than 600 grants to visual storytellers from over 80 countries. Magnum Foundation is thrilled to present work by two photographers trained in their programs whose projects reframe and confront dominant narratives: Rehab Eldalil works collaboratively with the Bedouin community in South Sinai to explore the interconnectedness of people and land; and Salih Basheer explores Sudan’s history of military coups and revolutions and their effects on the country’s future.