© Alessandra Sanguinetti, The Necklace, 1999; courtesy of the artist

Kinship: Photography and Connection
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

On view until November 26, 2023

Kinship: Photography and Connection brings together over 80 captivating works by six photographers who share a special affinity with their subjects. Farah Al Qasimi, Mercedes Dorame, Jarod Lew, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Alessandra Sanguinetti and Deanna Templeton all have images on show. Whether the connections explored in their photographs are familial, platonic, romantic, cultural or geographic, relationships are fundamental to each artist’s practice.

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© Akinbode Akinbiyi, Bar Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos, from the series Sea Never Dry, 2006; courtesy pf the artist

New Photography 2023: Kelani Abass, Akinbode Akinbiyi, Yagazie Emezi, Amanda Iheme, Abraham Oghobase, Karl Ohiri, Logo Oluwamuyiwa
Museum of Modern Art, New York 

On view until September 2023

New Photography 2023 explores the photographic work of seven artists, all at various stages in their careers, who are united by their critical use of photographic forms and their ties to the artistic scene in the port city of Lagos (Èkó), Nigeria. This is the latest edition of MoMA’s celebrated New Photography series and will mark its return as a gallery presentation after five years. New Photography 2023 marks the first time any of these photographers will present their work at MoMA and is the first group exhibition in MoMA’s history to engage the work of living West African photographers.

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© Mustafa Rony Zeno, Cassils, As It Is, 2022; courtesy of the artist

Fotografiska and For Freedoms present: Listen Until You Hear
Fotografiska New York

On view until October 22, 2023 

Listen Until You Hear is an invitation to audiences to be present by approaching the photography, film, sculpture and performance on display, with curiosity and intentional awareness. Each of the exhibiting artists explore the idea of listening as healing with work that is deeply personal, political, and imaginative through a variety of media. The artists’ use of representation is an inquiry into the unseen and unheard, and highlights how meaning and value are shaped by our ability to listen and hear others. The exhibition features artworks by Hank Willis Thomas, Cassils, Maia Ruth Lee, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Eric Gottesman and Kameelah Janan Rasheed.

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© Ellen Carey, Crush & Pull with Hands, Penlights, & Spruce Needles, 2023 – courtesy of the artist


Light Struck by Ellen Carey
Fox Talbot Museum

On view until March 31, 2024 

Well known for her work with Polaroid and the 20×24 studio in New York, Ellen Carey’s work explores color and light through camera-less techniques. Light Struck brings the artist’s photograms and giant Polaroid prints to the Fox Talbot Museum, including a piece Crush & Pull with Hands, Penlights & Spruce Needles created especially for Lacock. This piece is directly inspired by Talbot’s own A Cascade of Spruce Needles photogram. Carey’s works will be exhibited at the upcoming PHOTOFAIRS New York with the JHB Gallery.

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