Gallery Stock contributor Rachel Hulin is celebrating the launch of Flying Henry. The fantasy book, written and photographed by Hulin, follows the adventures of baby Henry who has discovered he has the magical gift of flight. Young readers and parents alike can enjoy the beautifully imagined story of a child’s growth and understanding.
Join Rachel for a children’s reading and book signing at the Powerhouse on 8th, 1111 8th Ave., South Slope, Brooklyn from 11:30-12:30 pm on Sunday March 10th, as well as an evening presentation & reception with Rachel Hulin and Patrick Witty of TIME magazine at the Powerhouse Arena in Dumbo on Monday March 11th, from 7:00-9:00 pm.
RSVP required for the the evening reception, email RSVP@POWERHOUSEarena.com. We hope to see you there!
There is only one week left to donate to Gallery Stock contributor Martin Adofsson‘s kickstarter project, Suburbia Gone Wild. The book explores ideas of globalization by examining the “Truman Show-eque” phenomenon of the model home. It focuses on the similarities of these developments across the globe in a way that has been described as amusing and awkwardly eerie. Fifteen of these images will be featured in the show “Suburban”, which opens this Thursday, January 31st, at the Hagedorn Gallery in Atlanta.
New York photographer and Gallery Stock contributor Martin Adolfsson is looking to raise funds for his book Suburbia Gone Wild. This project, almost six years in the making, focuses on documenting the globalization of Suburbia and the rise of the middle class in communities around the globe. Martin finds these ideas encapsulated by the model home, which he describes as, “giant shopping windows decorated with a ready-to-buy lifestyle for the homeowner.” Adolfsson uses these “homes” to explore the similarities in the seven different suburbs he visited. Despite the vast differences in culture and location they aesthetic and ideals remain the same. To contribute to Martin’s project, visit the Suburbia Gone Wild kickstarter page and visit his blog.
Gallery Stock contributor Per-Anders Pettersson is looking for crowd-funded support for an exciting project about Soweto, or Southwestern Township. Soweto was built on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa as a settlement for black and colored people over a hundred years ago and was a central location of political violence during the Apartheid. Today, nearly 30 years later, Soweto has become a dynamic community and an essential component of South Africa’s ever-growing culture and commerce. Per-Anders Petterson is raising money to create a workshop for individuals who share his passion for Soweto and create a place to live, work and explore the vibrant community while learning about the photojournalism process. There are 48 hours left to donate to the project through emphasis.is and every $50.00 donar will receive a copy of the Soweto book upon its release.
Gail Albert Halaban‘s interest in her neighbors was never voyeuristic. As both a new resident and mother in New York City, Gail often found comfort in the late-night and early-morning moments she found herself sharing with her neighbors.
It was these intimate moments that inspired the work in her recently published book, “Out My Window.” The photo essay within is made of staged images of private moments as if observed from overlooking apartments around the five boroughs . Gail draws inspiration for these scenes from the experiences of the subjects themselves. Seeing them as contributors, rather than models. In a recent interview with the Life+Times Blog, Gail said, “Photography can be an aggressive medium where we steal people’s moments. By building community, and working with my subjects, I think I have used the medium in an innovative way.”
To see Gallery Stock’s collection of Gail’s work click here.
Gallery Stock celebrates photographer Brian Finke’s new show, opening tonight at ClampART in Manhattan (521- 531 West 25th Street, 7-9pm), debuting his new series, “Construction”, much of which is also available for commercial & editorial licensing at Gallery Stock
Here is their write-up about the show:
Brian Finke turns his attention to New York City building sites for his third monograph, and fourth solo exhibition, Construction. As with his previous series (which focused upon such subjects as flight attendants and high school cheerleaders and football players), the new work examines a group of people- this time construction workers- who are often represented in broad and stereotypical terms.
Consistent with earlier projects, Finke zeroes in upon postures, expressions, and gestures, representing the individuals who comprise the group. While revealing diversity in uniformity, Finke also details the establishment of individual identities in the image of the larger group or industry. The artist states, “I have always been attracted to photographing within groups, immersing myself in the scene, almost becoming one of the members.” And by submerging himself in a given stratum, Finke is able to shoot largely unnoticed. The result is a personalized view of the construction industry that seamlessly blends the heroic with the mundane. But in contrast with his earlier photographs, the images from Construction incorporate much more of the surrounding environments. Finke shoots the workers in relation to the machines they operate, and then contrasts the scale of these seemingly small men, women, and machines to the mammoth structures they erect.
Construction will be on exhibition from September 6th- October 13th. The monograph (10 x 10 inches, 59 four-color plates, 80 pages, hardcover, $55 USD) is currently available on Decode books.
Next month gallery stock contributing artist Greg Friedler will have a new book published by Galerie Vevais in Germany. The large format book measures 28 x 20 inches and will contain 104 of Friedler’s images. The book is also said to be packaged with a vintage, hand sewn linen cover from the former East Berlin.
Advance copies are currently available here.
“Spurred on by private upheavals to reappraise the connections we have to images and memory, master photographer Ken Schles takes you with Oculus on a personal philosophic journey that points beyond the shadow-play of images. It is a meditation on the nature of perception and existence in the grey light of this world.”
Ken Schles’ Oculus Book Signing
ICP Store, 1133 Avenue of the Americas