Thursday, May 20, 2010


Perspectives 2010 launches a new annual exhibition at the International Center for Photography in New York that focuses on significant works by emerging contemporary photographic artists. Artists in this year's inaugural exhibition include Carol Bove, Lena Herzog, Matthew Porter, Ed Templeton, and Hong-An Truong. The exhibition will show how these artists approach new ideas and digital technology in photography and its implications on social, historical, political, and philosophical content.

From the press release: "In his dramatic, almost cinematic photographs, Matthew Porter establishes an unsettling relationship between history and imagination. His sun-drenched muscle cars excerpted from 1970s television fly just too high over their city streets, evoking youthful masculine fantasies. Capitalizing on the inherent narrative implied in any juxtaposition of images, Porter has moved toward increasingly improbable installations of unrelated photographs, such as cowboys in Western landscapes alongside invented images of Nazi-era dirigibles."

Organized by Brian Wallis, ICP Deputy Director for Exhibitions & Chief Curator, Perspectives 2010 runs May 21 - September 9, 2010.

International Center for Photography
1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
New York, NY 10036