Where to Go and What to See

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The New Year's party headaches have finally melted away, the weather has finally turned wintry, and the galleries are embracing the new year with verve. We hope your senses have returned to you out of the long holiday stupor--because you're going to need them. There are literally a dozen shows opening this week in New York alone.

So as not to strain your faculties too early in 2007, we thought we'd give you a little road map of recommendations. Nothing scientific or exhaustive, but hopefully enough to get you started. The consensus here at the American Photo editorial offices is that the Diane Arbus/Helen Levitt show should be at the top of your list. That's followed closely by a couple masters who hardly need our endorsement: Jean-Paul Goude and Irving Penn. A show by Columbia alumni Jack Eisenberg and Edward Keating and another by Henry Wessel also caught our eye. And finally Aperture magazine's '05/'06 revue says it will include work by William Eggleston, Robert Adams, Mary Ellen Mark, and lots more photographers who have appeared in its pages in the past few years. The opening reception, especially, is sure to be a good time.

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