Renate Aller’s previous show at Adamson Gallery—a decade's worth of sea-and-sky photographs taken from the same point on southern Long Island—was rousing success, offering hyper-real portrayals within ever-changing atmospheric conditions. But Aller's new exhibit demonstrates the perils of taking a good idea a step too far. Titled “dicotyledon,” after a flowering plant that grows in [...]
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Sometimes an exhibit is great in its entirety; sometimes one particular piece rises well above the rest of the exhibit. The images below fall into the latter category. Together, they constitute the 10 best photographic images of 2011, at least in this reviewer's opinion.
1. Harry Callahan, “Telephone Wires,” National Gallery of Art. The National Gallery [...]
Locally, the past year has been a good one for two types of photography—landscape work and documentary. It's also been notable for several smart shows at the American University Museum and Goethe-Institut, but the sad closing of a venerable venue of good photography, Bethesda's Fraser Gallery. Here's my list of the 10 best photographic exhibits in [...]
Don’t get too literal about the title of the exhibit “To the Ends of the Earth.” While some of the 13 photographs by four artists were taken in such isolated locales as Antarctica and Greenland, many were taken in more familiar spots, such as the Gulf Coast and the farmlands of Kansas. The images share [...]
It would be too easy to classify Titouan Lamazou’s photographic series, “Women,” as a United Colors of Benetton-meets-Oxfam tour through the poverty and prejudices women face worldwide—and how, despite the odds, they persevere. And when you stare into the beautiful faces of twins Soya and Awa from Mauritania, or the scantily clad Katrine and Noris [...]
The one-room Adamson Gallery looks and smells crisp, clean. Like fresh ink and paper, or new money. It's 6:30 p.m., and I’ve just slipped in with a party of three after fumbling the keypad/intercom system downstairs. This group claims the corner next to the bar, in front of the windows and the binder explaining the [...]