Nov 16, 2011

World's Fair on Huff Post!

Special installments of my larger project on the remaining sites and structures of world's fair sites begin today on the Huffington Post---enjoy!

© Jade Doskow Seattle 1962 World's Fair, "The Century 21 Exposition," Universal Fountain, 2010

Nov 4, 2011

Live today on the Huffington Post!

I'm pleased to announce that I have been invited to join the Huffington Post's brand new Photography Blog! You can find my first slideshow which includes select images from my Structure Americana Series.

Sep 16, 2011

Join us in ARCHITECTURE AND PHOTOGRAPHY at the School of Visual Arts

If you have been enjoying this blog and are in the NYC area, join me in the classroom at the School of Visual Arts for my favorite class of all time to teach, ARCHITECTURE & PHOTOGRAPHY at the School of Visual Arts. Combining lecture, in-class shooting time, special assignments, and critique, this class will give you a solid basis from which to appreciate and create architectural pictures. We look at lots of amazing fine art and commercial photographers such as Ezra Stoller, Julius Shulman, Edouard Baldus, Andrew Moore, Richard Pare, and Robert Polidori. Sign up now as class begins next Friday September 23. Hope to see you there!

© Julius Shulman

Yours truly now represented by the wonderful Wall Space Gallery in Santa Barbara, CA

I am pleased to announce that I am now represented by Wall Space Gallery in Santa Barbara, CA, under the direction of the stellar Crista Dix. I am honored to be part of this phenomenal group of artists.

And we're off! First opening night in Chelsea

September 8 marked the official beginning of gallery season---dealers back from the Hamptons, artists back from their residencies, and art lovers back from the beach all showed up for the openings. One fun show was Nick Cave's blond yeti-creatures at Jack Shainman Gallery. At Yancey Richardson Gallery Helen Van Meene turned her lens from children and adolescents to dogs and Amy Elkins showed portraits of slightly bloodied rugby players. Over at Yossi Milo Gallery Pieter Hugo opened the season with large, post- apocalyptic portraits of trash-pickers at the giant technology dumps in Ghana. Shen Wei's captivating landscapes at Julie Saul showed a wonderful contrast between the Israeli desert scenery and the sites of politically charged events.

© Shai Kremer Zaura 2008

Jul 23, 2011

Revisiting Red Hook

Recently I have returned to photographing Red Hook, Brooklyn, a neighborhood I have been exploring visually since 2003. In 2006 suddenly the neighborhood became very trendy, thanks to an Ikea and a Fairway supermarket, and suddenly folks from other areas began popping up everywhere---there were even boatloads of tourists descending upon the waterfront! Disgusted by the sudden popularity of the area, I put away my camera, for the most part, for a year or two.

This past year, I started seeing the old buildings and weed-filled lots with fresh eyes, in part thanks to the photography course I am teaching at the School of Visual Arts, Modern Ruins: Photographing Brooklyn's Industrial Landscapes. In the heat of the summer I took out the 4x5 and with the help of my assistant Alex began, once again, to photograph the neighborhood.

Seeing a project through over a long period of time is a challenge on many levels. It is not the same as making singular images, and it goes against the whole idea of trend in the art world. Something I have struggled with since finishing graduate school in 2008 is regaining a sense of 'poetic innocence' while picture-making---making photographs that are both spiritually and conceptually fulfilling. Finally I feel I am regaining that ground. It has been a struggle---this year I am a new mom, teaching a lot, and really thinking about my life's goals---but finally, I am remembering and re-appreciating what first made me love shooting architecture and its connection to the urban environment in the first place.

Jul 11, 2011


© Jess T. Dugan
Self-Portrait with Mom,
Mirror, 2010

One gem out of the summer groups shows is FAMILY VALUE at Michael Mazzeo Gallery, open until August 5th. Mostly photography with a spattering of drawings, collage, hand embroidery, and installation, the work in this exhibition was dynamic, disturbing, and beautifully crafted. Rather than stick with traditional notions of the nuclear or extended family, the artists in this show touched upon transgender identity within family (Jess T. Dugan), siamese twins (Katharina Lepik), the fatigue of motherhood (Juliana Gamino), lost photographs from homes in New Orleans (Will Steacy), and the fragility of the aging family member (Justine Reyes).

The artists in the show:
Jacqueline Bates
Juliana Beasley
Annabel Clark
Kristen Dorata
Jess T. Dugan
Juliana Gamino
Jessica Hines
Katharina Lepik
Carlos Loret de Mola
Brigitte Lustenberger
Stacy Renee Morrison
Rachelle Mozman
Josh Quigley
Justine Reyes
Kerri Rosenstein
Chris Sellas
Paul Mpagi Sepuya
Paul Shore
Gerald Slot & Neil LaBute
Hrvoje Slovenc
Will Steacy
Amanda Tiller

Jul 5, 2011

Bruchstücke by Alexandra Knospe

Show to see: Bruchstücke by Alexandra Knospe at Pratt Institute Gallery

Opening: July 7th from 6-8pm
Where: Pratt CCPS Gallery, 144 West 14th street (between 6th and 7th Avenue, second floor

Bruchstück (German)
- fragment: a small piece of a whole
- remainder: a part that is left after use or passage of time

In "Bruchstücke", Alexandra Knospe presents a selection of images from her recent body of work. While the subject matter varies from abandoned industrial structures, battered furniture as well as architectural motifs, the focus lies on worn out objects that usually go unnoticed. Their imperfections, scratches and shattered pieces are all hallmarks of human use that connect each image with its neighbor.

As the absence of something signifies its presence, Alexandra Knospe creates her photographs without the actual appearance of an human being that could interfere with the aura of solitude & segregation. Using a large format view camera her compositions are carefully weighed and considered. In mashing the art of photography and drawing, several images feature etchings with a small piece of metal that makes them unique in their existence.

"Bruchstücke" is on display at the Pratt CCPS Gallery from July 7th through August 26th 2011 with an opening reception on July 7th from 6 - 8 p.m. Further details about the show are available at &

CV: Alexandra Knospe was born in Germany and grew up in Europe. After spending almost a decade working within the consumer marketing world, Alexandra left both, the corporate career and Europe to follow her life-long calling of photography full time in 2009. She studied photography and digital imaging at the Pratt Institute and now lives and works in New York City.

Pratt CCPS Gallery is located at 144 West 14th street (between 6th and 7th Avenue, on the second floor. The gallery hours are: Mon-Thu 10 am - 8 pm, and Fri - Sun 10 am- 4 pm.

Jun 24, 2011

Summer Art Sale!

To celebrate summer in the city and nice long days at the beach, I am having a special summer art sale. Please write me at the studio at if you would like to arrange a studio visit. All works are simply framed with 3/4" white frames and anti-UV plexiglass.

The pieces available:

Chicago 1893 World's Fair, "The Columbian Exposition," Site of Manufacture Liberal Arts Building, Grand Peristyle, and Agriculture Building, View 2
Digital C-Print
Edition of 5

Digital C-Print
Edition of 5

Chromogenic Print
Edition of 5

Pool, Poconos, PA
Digital C-Print
Edition of 5

Mar 31, 2011

April Auctions

I am pleased to announce the inclusion of my work in two auctions next week that support two amazing organizations, in New York and Seattle.

The first auction is Thursday April 7th and benefits the inMotion organization, who “provides free legal services to low-income women in New York City. ” You can get tickets here for inMotion. It’s a wonderful opportunity to own amazing artwork and support a very important cause.

The second auction supports Youth in Focus, a Seattle-based organization that uses intensive photography training as a tool to help disadvantaged teens develop personal voice, positive identity, social skills and artistic skills.

The Seattle auction is Saturday April 9th; if you’re in the area, hope you can attend. Tickets may be purchased here.

Stay tuned for more Spring news!

Best regards,

Jade Doskow

© Jade Doskow Paris 1889 / 1937 World's Fairs, "Exposition Universelle / La Vie Moderne,"
Eiffel Tower, Trocadero, and Palais de Chaillot, 2007
*Available at 20”x25” at inMotion auction

Feb 5, 2011

SWIPE Magazine and Opening, Featuring my talented partner Lambert Fernando

Have you seen the hundreds of guards at the Met? Most of them are artists. They stand guarding the world's masterpieces for hours, absorbing the aura of these priceless works, absorbing the zeitgeist of the museum before going home and making their own work! Pretty cool, right? Well, these museum professionals and other Met employees have put out the second edition of SWIPE magazine, featuring the work of these artists. Along with the magazine will be an awesome group show at 25CPW, a gallery on Central Park. And I am pleased to announce that my significant other, Lambert Fernando, has an amazing installation piece which is part of the show and magazine.

Jan 19, 2011

Tiny Vices

It's always fun to see how different curators and bloggers curate my work; discovered a fun mix on Tim Barber's excellent website Tiny Vices.

Jan 9, 2011


As some of you may know, there's not much more I love than a great architectural photograph. I even teach on the subject at the School of Visual Arts here in New York. This said, what a pleasure to experience Ezra Stoller's work in flesh and blood at Yossi Milo Gallery this past Thursday. Debating on a daily basis whose work is speaking to me more on that particular day---Ezra Stoller or Julius Shulman---Stoller definitely took my breath away with this excellently curated collection of black and white prints. With extreme rigor and precision, Stoller created crisp, abstract renderings of important modernist architecture. The resulting photos are a pleasure to meditate upon, and it is obvious why Stoller is considered one of the greatest of the century.

In addition to the transcendent experience the exhibition provided, I had the pleasure of meeting Erica Stoller, the head of ESTO, the prestigious architectural photography agency to which I contribute some of my own work. It was great to meet the woman who controls Ezra's all important legacy. For any lovers of architecture this is a must-see.

© Ezra Stoller TWA Terminal at Idlewild (now JFK) Airport, Eero Saarinen, New York, NY
Gelatin Silver Print


On Longing Distance and Heavy Metal, Pamela Pecchio's second solo show at Daniel Cooney Fine Arts, is comprised of a series of meditative, moody photographs of branches, bushes, dark forests, and other such flora. Shot as large-format, full color, and often long exposures, the color palette is both muted and supernatural, creating here a feeling of peacefulness, there a feeling of horror and unease. A spattering of forsythia flowers becomes gothic when bathed in a dusky blue light; snow beneath dead logs is nearly iridescent. Up through February 12.

© 2010 Pamela Pecchio Rainbow in the Dark