Rahim Fortune wins the Louis Roederer Discovery Award 2022

Founded in 1970 by Arlesian photographer Lucien Clergue, writer Michel Tournier, and historian Jean-Maurice Rouquette, Les Rencontres d’Arles has promoted and uplifted photography, supporting artists, curators, and publishers throughout its 52 year history. Les Recncontres d’Arles presents the Louis Roederer Discovery Award, a juried prize that honors an emerging artist and the gallery or institution that represents them, with the goal of broadening viewership of their work to an international audience.

We are more than pleased to announce that Rahim Fortune is the recipient of the 2022 Louis Roederer Discovery award! Congratulations Rahim!

Bryan Schutmaat featured in PBS and National Geographic

Bryan Schutmaat has recently shot a story for National Geographic about the Big Bend region of Texas. His work has also been prominently featured in the Ken Burns PBS documentary, Hiding in Plain Sight, a documentary about the mental health crisis amongst youth in America, directed by Erik Ewers and Christopher Loren Ewers.

Work by Kristine Potter Acquired by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta

The High Museum of Art has added five Kristine Potter prints to their permanent collection. One of the images will be included in a survey of the history of photography in the American South opening at the High Museum in 2023. The show will also travel to the Addison Gallery of American Art and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

All of the works will be featured in a 5 person show that looks at expansive and innovative practices of documentary photography, opening in early 2024 at the High Museum.

Peter Kayafas included in multiple exhibitions

This past spring, Peter Kayafas’s work was included in the exhibitions Celebrating the City: Recent Acquisitions from the Joy of Giving Something Foundation, at the Museum of the City of New York, and Quirky, Beautiful, Ordinary: American Roadsides from the FAM Collection, at the Fitchburg Art Museum. An essay by Peter Kayafas is included in the forthcoming Aperture book, Object Lesson: On the Influence of Richard Benson.

Christopher Rodriguez in Wired and Les Others

Christopher Rodriguez has recently been profiled in Wired, in an article that features six of his images from Afterlife. He has also recently been published in the nature magazine, Les Others, where his image was featured on the cover.

Chris is set to embark on an Arctic Circle residency in the spring of 2023.

KADIST acquires Danielle Bowman work

KADIST, an interdisciplinary contemporary arts organization with an international contemporary art collection, has recently acquired Danielle Bowman’s Vision (Bump’N’Curl), 2019.

Barbara Bosworth’s The Sea published by Radius Books

Since moving to New England in 1984, Barbara Bosworth has been photographing the sea and its awe-inspiring ability to transform sky, water, and light. The sea evokes calm introspection, romance, and poetry, while remaining a deeply unknowable and overpowering natural force, a contradiction that has drawn people to the shoreline for millennia. Radius Books has recently published a collection of this work, which can be found here.

I can’t stand to see you cry listed as one of MoMA’s favorite Photo Books

Rahim Fortune’s I can’t stand to see you cry was listed by the Museum of Modern Art as one of their favorite photobooks of the year. Phil Taylor of MoMa writes, “Part elegy, part essay on time and place, Fortune’s book grapples with love, grief, family, community, and the presence of history and of those who precede us, all finely rendered in the subtle tonal gradations of black-and-white photographs.”

The was also listed as a top ten photography book of the year by Smithsonian and photographer Alec Soth. For more about the artist and to see a selection of his work, please see our Artist page.

Dannielle Bowman at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Dannielle Bowman is showing new work in Family Album: Dannielle Bowman, Janna Ireland and Contemporary Works from LACMA, on view from November 27, 2021 to June 5, 2022.

Revealing insights about family life and the quotidian in the 21st century, Family Album explores the work of artists of color who examine themselves and history through the visual language of family photographs. The exhibition presents new work by Dannielle Bowman and Janna Ireland among contemporaries including Germane Barnes, Mark Bradford, Micaiah Carter, Tony Cokes, Sandra de la Loza, Mercedes Dorame, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Genevieve Gaignard, Leslie Hewitt, Deana Lawson, Tyler Mitchell, Star Montana, and Zora Murff.

Press for Peter Kayafas’ Coney Island Waterdance

Coney Island Waterdance by Peter Kayafas, published by Purple Martin Press earlier this fall, has been reviewed by websites including Daily Mail, Flaunt, Lenscratch, and The New Criterion.

You can purchase the book on the Purple Martin Press website.

Paul McDonough’s Headed West Published by Stanley/Barker

Paul McDonough’s new book, Headed West, has been published by Stanley/Barker. As Hilton Als of the New Yorker so aptly put it: “McDonough’s project, it seems to me, is a kind of record of his life as a walker… his pictures are a map of experience, of his consciousness. He is a thinker who looks through the eye of his camera to distinguish truth from reality.”

You can purchase the book here.

Kris Graves at Wright State University

Kris Graves’ solo show, Truth & Ruin, opened at The Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries at Wright State University on October 18 and will be up until December 3. An artist talk will be held on Thursday, October 21 at 6:00pm in the gallery, with a reception to follow.

Dannielle Bowman work acquired by LA County Museum of Art

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has added another Dannielle Bowman print to their permanent collection. Dannielle’s work will appear in an upcoming group show at the museum.

Institutions acquire Kris Graves’ American Monuments portfolio

Kris’s 16 print portfolio of the confederate monuments of the South has been acquired by universities and museums from The Getty Museum to Bryn Mawr and Museum of Contemporary Photography ( Chicago).  As of August 2021 we have placed 8 of 15 editions.

 

Kristine Potter at the Intl Center of Photography

Kristine Potter’s series Manifest has been included in the just opened exhibition, But Still it Turns, curated by photographer Paul Graham, at the International Center of Photography in New York City through May 9th. Kristine and 7 other photographers present work of America in the 21st century.