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.