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There’s a Place in Hell for Me & My Friends. Peter Hugo.

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There’s a Place in Hell for Me & My Friends. Peter Hugo.

Photographs by Peter Hugo

Published by oodee, 2012. First edition of 1000 copies.

[Purchase: oodee]

(Publisher’s Overview):

Pieter Hugo’s There’s a Place in Hell for Me & My Friends is a series of close-up portraits of the artist and his friends, all of whom call South Africa home.

Through a digital process of converting colour images to black and white while manipulating the colour channels, Hugo emphasizes the pigment (melanin) in his sitters’ skins so they appear heavily marked by blemishes and sun damage. The resulting portraits are the antithesis of the airbrushed images that determine the canons of beauty in popular culture, and expose the contradictions of racial distinctions based on skin colour.

More:
Book video
This Week In Photography Books – Pieter Hugo (aPhotoEditor)

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Roe Ethridge.

Exhibition: Roe Ethridge: Sacrifice Your Body
Location: Andrew Kreps Gallery (537 West 22nd Street)
Dates: 22 February - 29 March 2014
Opening reception: Saturday, 22 February 2014, 6 to 8

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Brian Paumier.

Exhibition: Brian Paumier, Act of Faith: A Soldier’s Manda
Location: Christopher Henry Gallery (127 Elizabeth St, NY)
Dates: 20 February - 9 March 2014
Opening reception: Thursday, 20 February 2014, 6 to 9

Matthew Pillsbury.

Exhibition: Matthew Pillsbury: City Stages
Location: Aperture Gallery (547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor)
Dates: 19 February – 27 March 2014
Opening: Wednesday, 19 February 2014, 7 to 8:30

The Fourth Wall. Max Pinckers.

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The Fourth Wall. Max Pinckers.

Photographs by Max Pinckers
Design by Christof Nussli
Werkplaats Typografie, Arnhem, The Netherlands
ArtEZ Institute of the Arts

Self-published by Max Pinchers, October 2012. First edition, 1000 copies.

[Purchase: sold out]

More:
The Fourth Wall book dummy
The Fourth Wall. An interview with Max Pinckers
Issue #34/ Dummy / Max Pinckers
Max Pinckers

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Robert Heinecken.

Exhibition: Robert Heinecken: Object Matter
Location: MoMA (11 W 53rd St, New York)
Dates: 15 March - 22 June 2014
Panel Discussion "Robert Heinecken: Art and Pornography" on Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 6 p.m.

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Different Distances: Fashion Photography Goes Art.

Exhibition: Different Distances: Fashion Photography Goes Art 
Location: Aperture Gallery (547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor)
Dates: 6 February – 14 February 2014
Opening: Thursday, 6 February, 7 to 9


Denise Grünstein, Headhunter

Richard Mosse.

Exhibition: Richard MosseThe Enclave 
Location: Jack Shainman Gallery (513 West 20th Street)
Dates: 22 February - 22 March 2014
Opening: Saturday, 22 February 2014, from 6 to 8

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Photographs 1991-2011. Milagros de la Torre.

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Photographs 1991-2011. Milagros de la Torre.

Photographs by Milagros de la Torre
Text by Marta Gili (Spanish & English)
Designed by Toluca Studio (Olivier Andreotti)

Published by RM + Ediciones Lariviere

[Purchase: RM ]

More:
Behind the Lens with Milagros de la Torre
Interview with Milagros de la Torre 
Interview / Milagros de la Torre (Schon Magazine)

 

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What is a Photograph?

Exhibition: What is a Photograph?
Location: ICP Museum (1133 Avenue of the Americas)
Dates: 31 January - 4 May 2014
Media preview: 30 January 2014