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Richard Avedon and James Baldwin’s joint examination of American identity | The New Yorker

“Native New Yorkers Richard Avedon (1923-2004) and James Baldwin (1924-1987) met as students at DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx in the late 1930s. They became friends while writing for and editing The Magpie, the school’s literary magazine. Even as teenagers, they, in their writing, dealt with profound issues of race, mortality, and, as Avedon wrote, ‘the future of humanity’ as World War II closed in on them,” according to Pace/MacGill Gallery.

The New Yorker writes about the upcoming exhibit at Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York:

In 1964, Richard Avedon and James Baldwin published “Nothing Personal,” their collaborative exploration of American identity. This fall, a facsimile edition will be released, along with a set of previously unpublished photographs, and an introduction by Hilton Als, which is excerpted here. An exhibit of material from the book goes on view at Pace/MacGill Gallery on November 17th.

Source: Richard Avedon and James Baldwin’s Joint Examination of American Identity | The New Yorker

The FENCE submission deadline is about to close

The deadline for photographers to submit to The FENCE, a large-scale outdoor photography exhibit that will be seen in seven cities, is about to close on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

The project, which debuted in 2012 at Brooklyn Bridge Park, was conceived by United Photo Industries and Photo District News in 2011, establishing a popular public photography event.

The FENCE is a series of large-scale photography exhibitions printed on vinyl mesh and installed outdoors in 7 cities: Boston, Brooklyn, Atlanta, Houston, Santa Fe, Durham and Denver. Each exhibition is on public view for a minimum of 3 months in areas with massive pedestrian traffic, ensuring an unprecedented audience for your work.

via The FENCE 2017

Raghubir Singh’s images of India: ‘Nation-scaled and highly variable’

River Of Colour: The India of Raghubir Singh
River Of Colour: The India of Raghubir Singh

In its March 2000 issue, Art in America reviews a posthumous exhibit of work by Raghubir Singh, saying that, “As personal as his photographs undoubtedly are, Singh’s mise-en-scènes are nation-scaled and highly variable …”

The six-page, in-depth article takes a look at the color photography Singh created in his prolific career.

“It could become, for India, what Robert Frank’s The Americans has been in this country,” writes P.C. Smith.

The exhibit was organized by the Art Institute of Chicago, which hosted the show 23 January 1999 through 2 May 1999.
Singh’s 13th and last book, River of Color: The India of Raghubir Singh, was published shortly before his death last April.