Industry Updates

Photo Shows to See this Year

June 27, 2017

© Eugene Richards

“Section 60, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia,” 2007, from Eugene Richards’s project about Americans affected by war, part of a new show at the Eastman Museum.

Henri Cartier-Bresson: India in Full Frame
Rubin Museum of Art
April 21–September 4, 2017
From Cartier-Bresson’s 1947 and 1948 travels in India, made during a pivotal time in the country’s independence. (PDN recently featured this exhibition in its Photo of the Day gallery.)

Irving Penn: Centennial
Metropolitan Museum of Art
April 24–July 30, 2017
For his centennial birthday, a show of pictures from every period of Penn’s 70-year career, drawn from the Penn Foundation archive. (Several images from this show can be previewed in PDN‘s recent Photo of the Day gallery.)

Homelands and Histories: Fazal Sheikh Photographs
MFA Houston
May 6–September 4, 2017
Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013
Denver Art Museum
August 13–November 12, 2017
Two shows celebrate the work of the American-born artist of Kenyan descent, who documents displaced and marginalized people around the world

The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology
Amon Carter Museum of Art
June 3–September 3, 2017
A survey of Polaroid’s use as a tool in art, science and technology starting in the 1950s.

Eugene Richards: The Run-On of Time
George Eastman Museum
June 10, 2017–October 22, 2017
A retrospective highlights Richards’s longstanding commitment to documenting the complexities of human experience, from family and love to poverty and drugs. (Learn more about this exhibition in PDN‘s recent article, “Eugene Richards Reflects on His Job; ‘The Run-On of Time’ Exhibition.“)

The Colorful South: William Christenberry, Birney Imes, William Greiner, William Ferris and Alec Soth
Ogden Museum of Southern Art June 10–October 26, 2017
The show of five pioneers in color photography explores the role color has played in the history of Southern photography. (PDN recently featured this exhibition in its Photo of the Day gallery.)

Aftermath: The Fallout of War – America and the Middle East
Ringling Museum
October 6, 2017–January 21, 2018
Lynsey Addario, Rania Matar, Simon Norfolk and others depict wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine and Israel from a variety of perspectives.

Chuck Close: Photographs
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
October 6, 2017–April 8, 2018
A survey of the artist’s exploration of photography, from his early black-and-white maquettes to monumental composite Polaroids, daguerreotypes and nudes.

Stephen Shore
Museum of Modern Art
November 19, 2017–May 28, 2018
Images from Shore’s entire career, from his early color work in the American landscape to recent social media explorations.

Nicholas Nixon: Persistence of Vision
ICA Boston
December 13, 2017–April 22, 2018
Each one of Nixon’s annual portraits of his wife and her sisters is paired with an image from the same year, which include depictions of Boston schools, people with AIDS, couples and landscapes.

Peter Hujar: Speed of Life
Morgan Library
January 26, 2018–May 20, 2018
A retrospective, with early work from the mid-1950s and portraits of East Village artists, writers, musicians and performers in the 1970s and ’80s.

Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings
National Gallery of Art
March 4, 2018–May 28, 2018 (and then traveling until 2020)
More than 100 images—some never before seen or published—explore Mann’s relationship with the South.