Persist, Insist online presents three photo galleries from the archive of Larry Fink (American, b. 1941), all of which were taken in Harlem, New York and Washington D.C. in the 1960s. Accompanying the photo galleries is audio commentary by Fink that was recorded in October 2020.
edited by Jose Klap and team
A street photographer has spent nearly three years secretly capturing images of unassuming New Yorkers‘ text messages, which range from heartbreaking to downright bizarre. Jeff Mermelstein, 63, from Brooklyn, has been using his iPhone to snap photos of strangers‘ cellphone screens on the street since October 2017, documenting both the intimate and mundane details of their private lives through their text messages.
After over three decades shooting the streets of NYC, Jeff Mermelstein shifted his camera’s lens to a more specific corner — New Yorkers’ text conversations.
Das Berliner Museum für Fotografie eröffnet am 16. Juli 2020 die Sonderausstellung „FOTOGRAFIE. Wolfgang Schulz und die Fotoszene um 1980“. Im Mittelpunkt steht das Magazin „FOTOGRAFIE. Zeitschrift internationaler Fotokunst“ und sein Herausgeber Wolfgang Schulz. Anhand von rund 240 Arbeiten von Wolfgang Schulz und anderer Fotograf*innen beleuchtet die Ausstellung eine wichtige Zeit des Umbruchs in der Geschichte der westdeutschen Fotografie.
At the beginning of the nineties, Joseph Rodríguez documented the daily lives of gangsters at Boyle Heights in Los Angeles, using a Leica M2 and an M6. He speaks about the brothers Javier and Mark, whom he met while doing research for his East Side StoriesGang Life in East LA series, and what became of them.
Berlin, 1945–2000: A Photographic Subject untersucht, wie deutsche und internationale Fotografen Berlin zwischen den unmittelbaren Nachkriegsjahren und dem Ende des 20. Jahrhunderts fotografierten.
Opening at Sept. 18, 2020
Over the past 40 years, Jamel Shabazz has created a singular archive of New York life on the move, finding intimate moments of beauty and humanity in the most unlikely of places: the public transit system.
The subway system in New York City snakes through each of its five boroughs, connecting residents via hundreds of miles of electrified tracks. Just as passengers have been accustomed to the idiosyncrasies of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) — including its frequent delays and signal malfunctions — so too have they become familiar with art and performing arts within the trains and stations. In the 1980s, in particular, as street art exploded around the city, the steel train cars became the canvases for graffiti artists.