Where to Go and What to See

(Photo: © Erika Larsen/Redux, from Young Blood)

This is definitely one of those weeks I wish I had a teleportation device so I could go from uptown to Chelsea in a matter of seconds. If instantaneous transportation were possible, I'd start my photo tour off at The Morgan LIbrary & Museum for their first ever exhibition of modern photography, 67 portraits of artists by Irving Penn. Then over to Archive Fever at ICP, for what sounds like a pretty conceptual show for them, including "works by leading contemporary artists who use archival documents to rethink the meaning of identity, history, memory, and loss." Then down to Redux for Erika Larsen's fascinating Young Blood project, an unusually fair portrait of children who hunt. At Point of View Gallery I'd catch João Pina's portrait series recording the stories of surviving prisoners from Portugal's half-century of fascist rule and at the Nailya Alexander Gallery, a new series on the human price of the Iraq war from the accomplished "war portraitist" Lori Grinker. And because my teleportation machine would of course work outside Manhattan, I'd also pop by The Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego for The Photographer's Eye: A Way of Seeing, their take from the museum's archives on John Szarkowski's groundbreaking book The Photographer's Eye. (Note: These openings take place on different nights, so my transportation device would also allow time travel.)

~Miki Johnson

(Photo: © Erika Larsen/Redux, from Young Blood)

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