This is a busy month for photography in New York, with significant exhibition openings and events almost every week.  Aperture Gallery will host an opening reception on Wednesday, May 9th for the Delpire & Co. exhibition which was shown to great acclaim at the Recontres d'Arles in 2009 (related exhibitions will be held at Pace/MacGill Gallery and other galleries across the City). Fred Stein's photographs of New York and Paris are the subject of what promises to be an excellent exhibition opening at the Robert Mann Gallery later this month. Perhaps most exciting of all is the Ruth Gruber exhibition being held at Soho Photo. Ruth Gruber is a 100-year old photojournalist who has photographed the Siberian Arctic, Soviet Gulags, remote Alaskan territory, and has documented the sea voyages of Jewish refugees during World War Two. This exhibition opens on Thursday, May 3, and Ruth Gruber will actually be present at the gallery on May 24 to sign copies of her book 'Witness'!  

I have personally been very excited to see the upsurge of interest in women photographers recently. In addition to seeing the Ruth Gruber exhibition, please read the review of the Evelyn Hofer exhibition at Danziger Gallery (see below) and make sure to visit the show.  Then recall the excellent Vivian Maier exhibition held earlier this year at Steven Kasher Gallery. The canon of 20th-century photography is gaining breadth.

Also, don't forget to visit Pulse Contemporary Art Fair which opens May 3 and runs through May 6. You can find more details and buy ticketets here.

I look forward to seeing you at a photography event this month!
Best Regards,
 


Ted Rybakowski