This week on Photojournalism Now: Friday Round Up – Lauren Greenfield’s epic Generation Wealth at ICP New York, World Press Photo exhibition in Washington DC and the 24th Noorderlicht Festival in Groningen, The Netherlands. Photojournalism Now is on hiatus now until 24 November. See you then!
Exhibition: New York
Lauren Greenfield – Generation Wealth
Las Vegas strippers showered in dollar bills and LA rappers weighted down with bling; celebrities and socialites consuming more than they could ever use; teenagers crippled by eating disorders; parties for children that cost thousands; luxury homeowners now homeless…these are just some of the scenarios photographer Lauren Greenfield has captured in her expansive study of what it means to live the so-called American Dream.
In this massive, and incredibly impressive, retrospective that spans more than 25 years of Greenfield’s work, including photographs and videos, Generation Wealth paints an extraordinary picture of the age of consumerism and a world driven by rampant consumption where the dollar is worshipped beyond comprehension. This is a must-see. I’d go so far as to say, it is the exhibition of the year, for me. If you are in New York check it out. Also Phaidon has an amazing deal on shipping – only $10 to the US for the book! Much cheaper than excess baggage or postage!
(C) All images Lauren Greenfield
Until 7 January, 2018
International Center for Photography
Exhibition: Washington DC
World Press Photo 2017
This week I had the opportunity to see the World Press Photo exhibition in Washington DC. In the awesome space that is the Dupont Underground, a disused tram (or trolley car) station underneath Dupont Circle, the exhibition presented by World Press Photo and Lightscape DC, is truly impressive. I’ve seen many of the images before, online and in print, but on the walls of this super cool venue, the large prints, and the numerous projections, make the work even more impactful. If you’re in DC, check it out.
Until 26 November
Festival: The Netherlands
The 24th edition of the Noorderlicht International Photography Festival features the work of 74 photographers from 26 countries. With the theme ‘NUCLEUS, imagining science’ this expansive festival celebrates science and its representation with exhibitions across six locations in Groningen, Eelde and Assen. I visited Groningen and Noorderlicht in 2013 and it is one of the best festivals of photography in the world. Here is a brief selection of work I’ve chosen from this year’s programme. Visit the website for more information.
Until 26 November
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