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
LensCulture is pleased to present the work of all nine finalists, including five photographs from each of the three top winners.
This is more of an academic history book than a photobook. The author explores iconic photographs from the early 20th century that seemed to define a national identity for post-Revolution Mexico.
Backhaus takes photographs of left-behind objects and rooms devoid of people, lending significance to things usually cleared away or overlooked. Although What Still Remainsshows no people, each image is alive with the lingering energy of those who have left the scene as it is.