Exhibitions

Image © Nick Brandt

Image © Nick Brandt

Nick Brandt, Inherit the Dust

McGuffey Art Center, 201 2nd Street, NW
June 3 – June 26


A major exhibition of the newest panorama photographs by artist Nick Brandt, created in response to risks to animal life and the natural world in Africa, will be on view at the McGuffey Art Center. 

 
Image © Graciela Iturbide

Image © Graciela Iturbide

Graciela Iturbide, Naturata

Neal Guma Fine Art
105 3rd Street, NE
June 3 - July 22


A selection of images by Mexican photographer Graciela Iturbide will be on view during June. Her work depicts traditional ways of life on the verge of transition brought on by contemporary times.

 
Image © Frans Lanting

Image © Frans Lanting

Frans LantingEncounters

In the TREES on Charlottesville's Historic Downtown Mall
Curated by Kathy Moran & David Griffin
May 29 - July 10


Extraordinary award-winning natural history images by National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting, will be featured in the beloved TREES installation. 

 
Image © Yuri Kozyrev

Image © Yuri Kozyrev

Yuri Kozyrev 
Arab Spring to Winter / La Perestroika Cubana?

Across from the Freedom of Speech Monument
605 E Main Street (on the Historic Downtown Mall)

Curated by MaryAnne Golon
June 5 – July 10


The work of award-winning photojournalist Yuri Kozyrev will be featured in the FREE SPEECH installation, highlighting global conflicts and mass migration. 

 
Image © Olivia Bee

Image © Olivia Bee

Photo © Doug DuBois

Photo © Doug DuBois

Olivia Bee & Doug DuBois, Reality Show

New City Arts, Welcome Gallery
114 3rd Street, NE
June 3 - 24

Olivia Bee: Kids in Love is drawn from recent work and continues Bee’s photographic chronicle of her circle of friends and new loves, capturing both the pleasures and terrors of the fleeting passage of romanticized youth. While the work continues to evolve, what remains constant is her seductive use of color and photographic artifact, as well as the immediacy and charge of each image.

 

 

 

Doug DuBois: My Last Day at Seventeen provides an incisive examination of the uncertainties of growing up in Ireland today, while highlighting the unique relationship sustained between artist and subject. It depicts a world of not-quite-adults struggling—publicly and privately—through the last days of their childhood. 

 
Image © Sheila Pree Bright

Image © Sheila Pree Bright

Sheila Pree Bright, #1960Now

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
233 4th Street, NW
Curated by Deborah Willis, Ph.D.
June 11 - September 9


Sheila Pree Bright’s project 1960NOW honors civil rights leaders from the 1960s and the community leaders of today, exploring similarities between the generations.

 
Photo © Binh Danh

Photo © Binh Danh

 

Binh Danh, Yosemite: Mirror Images

LOOK3 Pop-Up Gallery
111 E Main Street
June 13 - 19

Binh Danh’s current work explores photography’s relationship to memory and landscape through his subject matter, the National Parks.  

Photo © Joe Riis

Photo © Joe Riis

 
Photo © Ruddy Roye

Photo © Ruddy Roye

 

Joe Riis, I'm Not There

LOOK3 Pop-Up Gallery
111 E Main Street

Curated by Michael Nichols
June 13 - 19

Joe Riis' decade long project Yellowstone Migrations took him from being a field biologist to a wildlife photojournalist, during which he documented in photographs for the first time the long distance migrations of the hooved animals in the Yellowstone region. His work is currently featured in the May 2016 edition of National Geographic Magazine.

 
 

Radcliffe "Ruddy" Roye,  When Living is a Protest

The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative
209 Monticello Road
June 13 - 19

 

Image ©  Aaron Vincent Elkaim 

Image ©  Aaron Vincent Elkaim 

Image © Mary F. Calvert 

Image © Mary F. Calvert 

Alexia Foundation at 25

Pop Up Gallery (next to Bank of America)
306 East Main Street
June 13 - 19

Alexia at 25 will honor The Alexia Foundation’s 25 year legacy of supporting documentary photojournalism worldwide and celebrate the years to come. On display will be Where the River Runs Through by Aaron Vincent Elkaim, 2016 Recipient of the Alexia Grant, and Missing in Action: Homeless Women Veterans by Mary F. Calvert, recipient of the 2014 Alexia Women’s Initiative Grant. 

Where the River Runs Through documents and strives to understand the consequences of the Belo Monte Dam Complex, Brazil’s major hydroelectric expansion on the ecosystems, communities and industries within the Amazon Rainforest. Nearing completion, the Belo Monte Dam is the third largest dam in the world. It is displacing over 20,000 people. 

Missing in Action: Homeless Women Veterans looks at those who served our country bravely, only to find themselves without a safe place to call home. Women veterans are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population in the United States and are four times more likely to become homeless than civilian women. For many women, the military was a way to escape a difficult situation, yet lack of advancement and high levels of harassment and sexual assault have driven them out. 

Women who have survived Military Sexual Trauma are the most hidden population of homeless women and often flounder in unsafe relationships, live in their cars or endure drug-infested motels to avoid shelters or the street. These women have been failed by an impotent Department of Veteran’s Affairs, which is ill equipped to meet the needs of women, particularly mothers.

Alexia at 25 is curated by Mike Davis, Syracuse University’s Alexia Tsairis Chair of Documentary Photography.  

From 7-8.30 p.m. Friday, June 17, The Alexia Foundation will hold a reception at the gallery space. Photographer Mary F. Calvert, Alexia Foundation Co-Founders, Board Members and Syracuse’s Alexia Chair will be in attendance.

 
 
Image © Girma Berta

Image © Girma Berta

 
Image © Benjamin Petit

Image © Benjamin Petit

Pictures of the Year International, Visions of Excellence

McGuffey Art Center, 2nd Floor
201 2nd Street, NW
June 3 - 26


Pictures of the Year International (POYi) is the oldest and most prestigious photojournalism program in the world. Each year the POYi competition honors the very best documentary photography and photojournalism, setting the gold standard for excellence. POYi is committed to engaging citizens worldwide with great photojournalism by sponsoring educational public exhibitions. The Visions of Excellence exhibition showcases a selection of the 200 winners from the most recent photojournalism competition judging in February. Through exhibitions and workshops, POYi extends the reach of those photojournalists who chronicle the news events and social issues facing our world. Pictures of the Year International is a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism. Now in its 72nd year, POYi continues to recognize and promote excellence in photojournalism.

 

Everyday Africa: A Look Ahead Curated by Peter DiCampo and Austin Merrill

The Garage
1st ST, N between Market and E Jefferson ST
June 13 - 19

Featuring the work of 25 photographers, including 5 new contributors selected through the African Photojournalism Database. This joint initiative of Everyday Africa and World Press Photo Foundation is supported by Instagram, the World Press Photo Foundation and LOOK3. 

 

#REFRAMECLIMATE

Western Wall of the Landmark Hotel Site
2nd ST, NW at Water ST
June 3

A collaboration among #Dysturb, Magnum Foundation, and Instagram presenting a large-scale, interactive installation addressing climate change. Use of the exhibition site made possible by the Dewberry Foundation, LOOK3, and the Piedmont Council for the Arts.

 

 

FOCUS ON PHOTOBOOKS

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center
233 4th Street, NW

A selection of three exhibitions featuring contemporary photobooks will be on view at the JAAHC from Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19th.

THE 2015 PARIS PHOTO – APERTURE FOUNDATION PHOTOBOOK AWARDS SHORT LIST

This exhibition of thirty-five books includes three award winners, plus one special mention. All shortlisted books are profiled in issue 009 of The PhotoBook Review, Aperture Foundation’s biannual publication dedicated to the consideration of the photobook.

BLURB BOOK SALON

 

Photo © Blurb

Photo © Blurb

Blurb is a fluid publishing platform that allows for intensely personal publications. Come see an assortment of intriguing titles and formats ranging from magazine and trade books to offset, custom books, and beyond. 

THE PHOTOBOOK IN PRACTICE
from the Indie Photobook Library

 

A selection of Photobooks from photography students at various programs including the Corcoran School of Art, Montana State University, Duke, George Mason, and Hartford Photo MFA.  Professors Andy Grundberg, Ian Van Coller, Lisa McCarty, and Sue Wrbican.  

Curated by Larissa Leclair, Founder, Indie Photobook Library.