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Wishes: A Black and White Salon // LOWEST EAST SIDE GALLERY

Posted in personal, shows by Corey Presha on May 31, 2010

© Grace Kim, Unititled, 2008 from the series One Night Stand

Wishes: A Black and White Salon
May 26 – June 20, 2010

Opening Reception:
May 28, 2010 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Lowest East Side Gallery and Corey Presha are pleased to announce Wishes, a group show on view from Wednesday May 26th, 2010, through June 20th, 2010, with an opening reception on Friday May 28th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. This is the inaugural exhibition for the gallery, featuring work from a diverse group of young photographers. Opening reception is open to the public, all other visits are by appointment only.

Wishes provides a look into some of today’s most exciting contemporary photographers using the black and white medium in new and interesting ways as well as those steeped in the history of photography. Erica Allen, Grant Willing and Sam Falls’ work comment on the state of photography itself, using contemporary methods to push the medium into the next generation. Devin Yalkin’s high grain photographs capture the spirit of Japan in the 1970’s as well as contemporary practitioners such as Jacob Aue Sobol and Anders Petersen. Timothy Briner’s wonderful image WWIII from his series Boonville makes a statement on the state of America today while Pedro Arieta’s high contrast fashion photographs take cues from the past.

Artists featured in the exhibition include Erica Allen, Pedro Arieta, Timothy Briner, Asger Carlsen, Sam Falls, Grace Kim, Grant Willing and Devin Yalkin.

For sales and press inquiries please contact Corey Presha at cpresha@gmail.com or 845.596.2274
To make an appointment to view the exhibition please contact Bryan Raughton at bryanrnyc@gmail.com or 646.281.9543


Hanging Up My Hat (For Now)

Posted in personal, Uncategorized by Corey Presha on April 28, 2010

– As you could probably tell from my lack of posting lately the blog has taken a back seat for now. I’ve been working too much, at my job and some new personal projects and I’m just a little burnt out from it. Thanks to Saul Robbins I will be guest blogging for the Camera Club of New York from September through December and I’m hoping to start compiling some really great content for that over the summer, fingers crossed it should be great! I’ll continue to update my tumblr site, so if your interested in my collections check it out here. I also recently added three new projects to my site Chroma, Artificial Sunsets, and Night Shift so please check them out. Thanks!

Inga Moren

Posted in photographers, shows by Corey Presha on March 30, 2010

– My friend Inga Moren is having a solo show opening this Thursday at the second floor gallery of the School of Visual Arts Photo Building (22nd btwn 2nd and 3rd) of her newest body of work Presence. She also has a selection of images from her series Axis Of Color hanging in this years SVA Mentor Show which is currently up at the Visual Arts Gallery on 26th street in Chelsea. I had the privilage of helping to curate a smaller exhibition of Axis Of Color earlier this year when she shared a space with my girlfriend Marla Silverstein and it is a truly beautiful series and I’m very excited to see the new work. If your in NYC this week please come take a look.

© Inga Moren
See more work here.

New Blog: Collecting Things

Posted in books, personal by Corey Presha on March 29, 2010

© Gregory Krum
– I just started a new tumblr blog chronicling my collections of photo books and prints. Check it out here.

Today: Lay Flat 02: Meta Release Party/Signing

Posted in books, events, photographers by Corey Presha on March 26, 2010

Friday, March 26th from 6-7:30pm
FREE and open to the public!

ICP Museum Store
International Center of Photography
1133 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
t: 212-857-9725

The editors and various contributors will be in attendance and available to sign copies of the publication.

The Road to Publishing

Posted in books, interviews, photographers by Corey Presha on March 19, 2010

Too Much Chocolate posted a couple of interviews done recently by Shawn Records where he asks publishers/photographers Jason Fulford, Alec Soth and Richard Renaldi a few questions on getting their companies started and plans for the future. It’s a very good read and I would suggest checking them out here and here.

Ofer Wolberger – Star Quality

Posted in books, photographers by Corey Presha on March 16, 2010

Ofer Wolberger just announced his first book Star Quality over on his blog. The book is the first in a series where he hopes to put out a new limited edition each month, continuing with his Photographic Project in a new interesting way. I just ordered my copy and if your interested I would act fast because the initial printing is only 50 copies. Horses Think is my favorite blog and Ofer is such a smart, dedicated photographer, I’m sure these books will be great and can’t wait to see what the next edition will be.

Each book will be completely different in content, style and size. I have no clue what the books will be until I make them, so each one is an experiment, for me making it and for you looking at it. The whole point is to work outside of my comfort zone and try new things. Some books will contain found or appropriated imagery, others will contain photographs exclusively made by me.
Although I can’t promise that you will love all the books in the series, I can promise that I will work my ass off to make each book unique and worth looking at.
I have printed 50 copies of this first book because that is what I could afford to do. It would have been lovely to print up 500 of these books but I would have been broke after only making the first one.
I have no idea how many of you will actually want a book nor do I have any idea how many people will want to sign up for a subscription. This is a total experiment in that regard.
If this first batch of books sells out quickly or if their is a high demand for the subscriptions, I am open to printing another 50 books for a total edition of 100. The rest of the books in the series would then continue with edition sizes of 100 books. I know this is a bit confusing and unorthodox but it’s the only way that makes sense to me.
Lastly, I figure it’s worth mentioning that I am not making and selling these books in order to make a profit. My only hopes and wishes are to break even, have fun, make books and of course share them with you.
I hope this all makes sense, but if you have any questions feel free to get in touch.

© Ofer Wolberger

Photos From Rodney Alcala’s Storage Locker

Posted in articles, photographers by Corey Presha on March 16, 2010

– The Seattle Times just posted a gallery of convicted rapist and serial killer Rodney Alcala’s photographs from the 1970’s. The photos were found in a storage locker that Alcala had until he was arrested in 1979. The Orange Country District Attorney has just released the photos in hopes of identifying some of Alcala’s victims. Be warned the photos are quite creepy considering the circumstances but there are some really great images.

Deputy District Attorney Matt Murphy of Orange County California is asking for the public’s help in identifying women, young men, and children in dozens of photos seized when detectives searched a storage locker that Rodney Alcala rented in Seattle. If you know who any of these people are, please contact Huntington Beach police detective Patrick Ellis, at 714-375-5066, or email at pellis@hbpd.org. Images were shot before July 1979.

See the full gallery here.

31 Women In Art Photography

Posted in photographers, shows by Corey Presha on March 5, 2010

© Ann Woo
– If your in NYC this Saturday you should definitely try and make it to the opening of 31 Women In Art Photography curated by Jon Feinstein and Charlotte Cotton at Affirmation Arts down on 37th street. The exhibition includes photographs by Erica Allen, Amelia Bauer, Claire Beckett, Gilda Davidian, Jessica Eaton, Naomi Harris, Carmen von Kende, Anna Krachey, Yvonne Lacet, Erika Larsen, Jessica Mallios, Alison Malone, S. Billie Mandle, Paula McCartney, Rachelle Mozman, Yamini Nayar, Sarah Palmer, Kristine Potter, Heather Rasmussen, Justine Reyes, Lisa Robinson, Irina Rozovsky, Sasha Rudensky, Victoria Sambunaris, Robin Schwartz, Emily Shur, Brea Souders, Rachel Sussman, Kirsten Kay Thoen, Carson Fisk-Vittori, and Ann Woo.

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 6, 6 – 9 p.m.
Exhibition on view: Saturday, March 6 – Saturday, April 10, 2010

Affirmation Arts
523 W. 37th Street
New York, NY 10018

in honor of Women’s History Month, Humble Arts Foundation in association with Affirmation Arts will present its second edition of 31 Women in Art Photography, a five-week exhibition celebrating 31 of the most innovative women in new art photography. The exhibition, curated by Charlotte Cotton and Jon Feinstein, will present an eclectic mix of new talent, culled from open submissions.

Schoolhouse Editions

Posted in photographers by Corey Presha on March 3, 2010

© Doug Dubois
– Got an email today from Charles Lane Press announcing a new project for the company, Schoolhouse Editions. As well as the beautiful photograph from Doug Dubois above, they are offering limited edition prints from Adam Bartos (Old School) and Leslie Hewitt (New School) and promise three new prints from different photographers each month. Should be a great place for collectors to pick up some amazing work from photographers hand picked by Richard and Seth.

Every month, we will present three photographers who have each donated a small edition of their work. Categorized and priced according the stage the artists have reached in their respective careers, Schoolhouse Editions are offered as a celebration of the photographer’s journey from youthful promise, through a fruitful mid-career, to master photographer.

Selected by the artists especially for Charles Lane Press, Schoolhouse Editions photographs are available for purchase either as single prints or as sets.

All proceeds from the sale of these editions benefit Charles Lane Press and its mission to produce beautifully printed volumes of the finest contemporary photography.