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2. Tyler Hicks at the Umbrage Gallery. Hicks is one of the best known newspaper shooters out there; he won the POYi Newspaper Photographer of the Year 2007 and his name is almost always below the New York Times pictures that stop me in my tracks. So it's nice to see he's getting a little gallery action, and I'm interested to see how his images will play on walls instead of computer screens (or paper, I guess, if people still read the news on paper...)

Ok, there are just too many cool events this week for me to break it down too far. Here's a couple I'm excited about.

1. Judy Linn speaking at the Camera Club of New York. I wasn't familiar with her work, and while I'm always down to see pictures of Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe (which she's known for), her abstract documentary stuff is the real gem (as usual, Alec Soth agrees with me, and makes the point better than I could have).

2. Tyler Hicks at the Umbrage Gallery. Hicks is one of the best known newspaper shooters out there; he won the POYi Newspaper Photographer of the Year 2007 and his name is almost always below the New York Times pictures that stop me in my tracks. So it's nice to see he's getting a little gallery action, and I'm interested to see how his images will play on walls instead of computer screens (or paper, I guess, if people still read the news on paper...)

3. Juergen Teller at Lehmann Maupin. One of today's best known fashion photographer, Teller also likes to expand into more conceptual realms, like his Go-See book that included photographs of girls ringing his doorbell looking for modeling work. He never fails to see the world from an unexpected perspective.

4. Deborah Oropallo's Feign work at Stephen Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco digitally superimposes classic painted portraits of male leaders and war heroes with contemporary photographs of women in period costumes. It's simply fascinating.

5. Beloved Magnum photographer Larry Towell is presenting his The World From My Front Porch photographs at Stephen Bulger in Toronto. This exhibition includes some of the photographer's most intimate portraits, made almost entirely of his family in rural Ontario.

~Miki Johnson

(Photo: "Queen of Hearts," © Deborah Oropallo)

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