Where to Go and What to See

~Miki Johnson

This week's (and month's) big New York event is the release of a new retrospective scrapbook from Albert Maysles, who, along with his brother David, created the beloved documentaries Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter, and Salesman_--and therefore lauded by many as the father of modern documentary film. An accompanying exhibition opening February 15 at Steven Kasher Gallery includes 50 of Albert's vintage black and white photographs plus large cinemagraphs from his movies. More events are to follow, including a brunch screening of The Gates_ and booksigning at the Film Forum on February 24.

In San Francisco Lee Friedlander seems to be the photographer on everyone's lips. His America by Car series opens at Fraenkel Gallery on February 14, and next week the SFMoMA launches a huge retrospective of his work, including more than 400 images. Plus, through May 11, Friedlander's images from parks created by Frederick Law Olmsted are on view at the Met back here in NYC.

~Miki Johnson

(Photo: © Albert Maysles, "Best Costume For The Day"/Courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery)

Follow the link before for details about these and many more photo openings and events.