Gallery owners and their staff are usually hidden behind large entry desks and closed office doors. But at the major art fairs I've visited, like New York's Armory Show and Art Basel in Miami and Switzerland, they're in plain view in their booths.
As if on stage, you can see art dealers meeting with collectors, selling and negotiating, talking on cell phones, working on laptops, and manipulating touch screens in 21st century postures newly adapted for the latest electronic devices.
I found the lighting, costumes, and set design excellent for photographing these living dioramas, where the art world plays itself.
— Andy Freeberg
Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York
June 26 - August 8, 2014
Documentary filmmaker turned photojournalist Nish Nalbandian speaks about the importance of narrative, the "flow state" of working in conflict zones and the state of the photo industry today.
Promoted as a "tourist's guide" to North Korea,'s portraits, interiors and landscapes of Pyongyang, the capital city, are perfectly bleak and honest. The chatty caption text for each photo is verbatim propaganda as told by the city's official tourist guides. The combination provides a chilling look at how the nation wants to be seen by outsiders.
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Using processed foods as their material, these colorful, vibrant panoramas parallel iconic photographs of the American West, prompting us to examine our consumption of mass-produced, corporate products as the fuel for our bodies.