2013 in Photography: Now for the Good
Posted on December 31st, 2013
It’s the end of the year and rather than ANOTHER “Best Of” list, I thought I would just list all good about photography in 2013 , and maybe also just some things I liked (in no particular order). Here we go:
All my clients and true friends, you’ve taught me and sustained me through another year.
Harpers Publisher John R. MacArthur’s letter taking a stand against publishing free writing and photography on the web
The Libération newspaper publishing an image-free edition in support of photographers , published at the opening of Paris Photo
Ernest Shackleton‘s 1914-1917 Ross Sea Party century-old photo negatives found in Antarctic hut
Daniel Morel is victorious over AFP and Getty stealing his photos of the Haitian earthquake.
Being invited to speak at SVA. Being invited to teach at SVA.
Photoville was a spectacular success, and tons of fun, featuring outstanding photography
FlashForward Festival in Boston
Bill Eppridge: 50 Years in Photojournalism at the Palm Beach Photographic Center. My review here
Helping to curate “Rising Waters” at the Museum of the City of New York. And the exhibit itself.
Fraction 2012 Yearbook
Appearing in a Kelby Training video with photographer Zack Arias. The response has been wonderful.
That each year there are more wonderful photography documentaries shown at DOCNYC. This year I loved Things Left Behind (the work of Ishiuchi Miyako). Read my review here, and 20 Feet From Stardom (I know, not about photography, but great!)
The New Yorkers, Robert Herman
(Afghanistan 2012), Giles Duley
Afghanistan, Robert Nicklesberg
Living With Epilepsy, Jim Mortram
#Sandy, iPhone photos of Hurricane Sandy
The Rockaways, Gilles Peress‘ free book of Hurricane Sandy
This is the Day, Leonard Freed
Respecting My Elders, Ellen Wallenstein
From the Edge of the World: California Punk 1977-81, Ruby Ray–CD included!
The Specials at Pier 26!
Diana Nyad, the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida after years and years of trying.
God Made a Farmer ad campaign
The possibilities for drone photography
Darshan, Manjari Sharma‘s exceptional images and the environment created at ClampArt
Bricks, David Pace‘s work from Burkina Faso at 511 Gallery
And two fantastic shows at Steven Kasher: Vietnam: The Real War: A Photographic History From the Associated Press, and National Geographic: The Past and Future Present
For others who weighed in, the Vivian Maier shows at Howard Greenberg and the Photo Center Northwest, Gary Winogrand at SFMOMA, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, “Hustlers” at David Zwirner, David Zimmerman‘s “One Voice” at Sous Les Etoiles, Allen Frame at Gitterman, Simon Roberts at Klompching, Pieter Hugo‘s “Kin” at Yossi Milo, Edward Burtynsky “Water” Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, open galleries on Lenscratch, and great work on aCurator.
Going with my nephew to see the one, the only Mariano Rivera for the last time as the Yankees beat the Rangers with a walk-off homerun by Ichiro Suzuki. Thrilling!
And finally, something that should give us all hope: Newsstand sales of tabloid magazines are down in what publishers are blaming on “Kardashian fatigue.”