In the first category we have students from New York's School of Visual Arts presenting work inspired by their year-long mentorships with the city's visual-arts elite. I'm also eager to see the real-world manifestation of Group Show, an online showcase of emerging artists. Finally, we can't neglect the show that actually includes "contemporary" in its name: Contemporary Views of the American Landscape presented by the Camera Club of New York.
In the classical category, two genuinely gorgeous series stand out: Angelika Rinnhofer, who re-imagines Renaissance portraits in photography (above), and Bert Teunissen, whose images of ancient European dwellings thrive on the careful lighting favored by the Dutch master painters.
Finally, the classics: Painter Ralston Crawford captured the same flat, industrial shapes in his photography, while Jakob Tuggener captured the stars of the '30s through the '60s night scenes with his Ball Nights work.
Follow the link for details about these and other photo events happening this week.