Africa: Photographs and Video from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection
October 26 – December 8, 2012
Opening and Reception: October 26, 6 – 8 p.m.
Gallery Talk: 7 p.m. … Ron Bishop
The dynamics of life in Africa are as complicated as the continent is vast. Through some 50 works of art produced over the past 60 years, by African as well as non-African artists, this exhibit reveals some of those complexities as observed through the eyes of these world renowned photographers and videographers. Artists in the exhibition include:
Malick Sidibé – recipient of the Hasselblad Award, the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale and the International Center of Photography award for lifetime achievement
Vivian Sassen – won the International Center of Photography in New York’s Infinity Award for Applied Fashion Advertising Photography in 2011
George Rodger – international photographer, who in 1947, along with three other photographers—Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, David Seymour,—founded Magnum Photos to tell the world’s stories with editorial freedom
Robin Rhode – included in the 51st Venice Biennale, Venice, IT in 2005
Lyle Owerko – international photographer, photographed the image that appeared on the cover of Time Magazine’s September 11, 2001 issue
George Osodi – a Nigerian photographer who won First Prize, Fuji African Photojournalist of the year in 2004
Arnold Newman – acknowledged as one of the great masters of the 20th and 21st centuries and his work has changed portraiture. He is recognized as the “Father of Environmental Portraiture.” His work is collected and exhibited in the major museums around the world.
Zwelethu Mthethwa – lives and works in Cape Town and exhibits internationally
Seydou Keïta – one of the great African portraitists, exhibits internationally
Alfredo Jaar – artist, architect, and filmmaker. Lives and works in New York. He became a Guggenheim Fellow in 1985 and a MacArthur Fellow in 2000.
Pieter Hugo – a South African, won the African First prize, Portraits section, World Press Photo Getty Images Young Photographer Award. One of the most representative photographers of his generation, his works explore the most striking contradictions of African societies.
Tim Hetherington – photographed the experience of war from the perspective of the individual, mostly in West Africa and the Middle East. His film Restrepo, which he co-directed with Sebastian Junger about a platoon of soldiers in Afghanistan, was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2011 for Best Documentary Feature. On April 20, 2011 while covering the conflict in Libya, Tim Hetherington and fellow photographer Chris Hondros were killed by Libyan forces in a mortar attack on the besieged city of Misrata.
Jackie Nickerson – a photography based visual artist. She was born in Boston, USA and has an international reputation for photographing people and their environments.
David Goldblatt – received the Lucie Award for Lifetime Achievement, Henri Cartier- Bresson Award, France, and the prestigious Hasselblad Photography Award
Peter Friedl – has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows around the world including the 48th Venice Biennale
Roger Ballen – has an extensive international exhibition record. Created the Roger Ballen Foundation dedicated to the advancement of education of photography in South Africa.