I'm inclined to call this the week of the conceptual photo project. Check it out: At Gallery 138 in New York City, Accra Shepp examines everyone's favorite poisonous plant, tobacco, by printing portraits of tobacco farmers on the actual leaves that they grow; Richard Ross's Architecture of Authority project (at Aperture Gallery in NYC) examines rooms that are complicit in the exertion of power over the people inside them; and Lana Z. Caplan's Sites of Public Execution are photographs of, well, I think you might have guessed already (at the Photographic Resource Center in Boston). As these photographers undoubtedly realize, sometime the things that are not shown are the scariest of all.
(Photo: "Topkapi Palace, Istanbul, Turkey," © Richard Ross)
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