New York

Coaster from the series Ruins – platinum palladium 18.5×16″

Next month, Beth Dow will be exhibiting work from her new series Ruins at the Jen Bekman gallery in New York, which opens on April 9th and will continue through to May 16th. In New York this weekend though, you can see some of her work at the Joseph Bellows Gallery booth at AIPAD (the Association of International Photography Art Dealers), being held through Sunday at the Park Avenue Armory (67th Street and Park Avenue).

She has a portfolio of work in the current issue of Black and White magazine too, along with fellow Minnesotans and friends, Tom Arndt and Richard Copley.

On this trip to New York, I’ve been invited to have my portrait taken for a project that I’m really excited about. I’ll explain more later, and although I usually hate being in front of the camera, this is special and I’m actually looking forward to it. I’m also going to find time to visit some galleries and museums, something I rarely get the chance to do usually, given the length and purpose of my visits.

It seems there are a couple of Steichen shows going on, at Howard Greenberg and ICP, but the ones I’d really like to see are the Henri Cartier-Bresson images at Edwynn Houk and a show of work that includes E.O. Hoppé, Kertesz, Cunningham, Stieglitz and Weston at Bruce Silverstein. At the other modern end of the spectrum, Greenberg Van Doren and MoMA are both showing the work of the British photographer Paul Graham, who has just won the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, while at the Robert Miller Gallery is work by Patti Smith.

UPDATE I almost forgot Richard Benson’s The Printed Picture at MoMA.

The Printed Picture, a book by Richard Benson that traces the changing technology of picture making from the Renaissance to the present, focusing on the vital role of images in multiple copies. In conjunction with the publication of the book, an educational installation of the material will be presented in the The Edward Steichen Photography Galleries.

Santa Fe Prize for Photography

The White House – Platinum palladium, 18.5×16″

Beth has recently been told that she’s been nominated for the Santa Fe Prize for Photography, organised by Center.

The Santa Fe Prize for Photography recognizes and rewards a gifted and committed photographer who has completed, or is near completion of, a meaningful body of work. This prize was initiated to bring new work to light, and international photographers are eligible.

The award process is by nomination only; photographers cannot apply independently. The prize includes $5,000 and participation in Review Santa Fe; the cash award must be used to complete a body of work or to introduce a completed project to a larger audience.

Her body of work In the Garden is currently being shown at the Joseph Bellows gallery in La Jolla, CA and will be extended for three weeks until the end of March.

On the east coast, Beth will have work at Jen Bekman‘s booth during the Pulse art fair in New York, March 5 – 8th, and an exhibition of images from the project Ruins at Jen’s gallery April 9 – May 16th.