The Front Room Presents
THE ASMP NY SHOW — Members Spotlight
Ralf Graebner • Stephen Mallon • Ken Ragsdale • Tamara Rafkin • Barry Rosenthal • Ashok Sinha • Zoe Wetherall
April 4th-8th, 2018
Reception Friday, April 6th 7-9
Weds-Sun 1-6 & by appointment
Front Room presents “The ASMP NY Show,” a selection of members from the Association of Media Photographers. Curated by Daniel Aycock. Featuring works by: Ralf Grabner, Stephen Mallon, Ken Ragsdale, Tamara Rafkin, Barry Rosenthal, Ashok Sinha, and Zoe Wetherall.
ASMP was formed over 70 years ago to create sustainable information, advocacy and communication systems designed to empower and educate still and motion photographers, and associated imaging professionals. Members of ASMP have incluced: Richard Avedon, Margaret Bourke-White, Robert Capa, Andre Kertesz, Arthur (Weegee) Fellig, and Henri Cartier-Bresson
'Change' is a series of very large and extremely detailed photographs depicting used american quarters that Ralf Graebner found on the streets of new york city. the prints reveal rich textures and colors unique to each coin as they were exposed to various different and harsh environments over time.
Stephen Mallon is known for his photographs of big (with a capital “B”) things crashing, sinking, levitating, being dismantled or constructed. In “American Reclamation” many of the subjects are small bails, stacks, compressed cubes, mounds, random/shapeless units, and swirling vortexes.
Ken Ragsdale’s magical photographs are achieved through the artist's composition of fabricated paper structures, which depict memories and landscapes of middle to north-west United States.
Tamara Rafkin’s series “Scars” shows the remnants of bullet holes and battle wounds left in the walls of buildings in Berlin.
These marks remain to remind everyone of the communal story -choosing to remember, discuss and live with it as part of their being. We all suffer tragedy and pain; it is part of the human existence. We can change it into something beautiful or forget it, ignore it, cover it up and risk returning to it later to be hurt again.
Barry Rosenthal scours Floyd Bennet Field in along Brooklyn’s waterfront for refuse, discarded items and historical treasures. He arranges them in his studio to photograph them categorically.
Ashok Sinha’s photographs from his series “New York to California” is an ongoing series of aerial photographs shot during commercial flights. It captures the beauty and abstractions of the landscape below that often go unnoticed by millions of travelers every day.
The beauty of Zoe Wetherall’s work is in the structured geometry of natural and man-made forms. Wetherall uses her camera to reveal the beauty in the subtle patterns hidden in architecture and landscape. Photographing the landscape without a reference point to sky or horizon emphasizes natural patterns within the earth's colors and textures.