The Foto Sessions

Welcome to our online destination where we host artists talks, post virtual galleries, and share stories that bring you deep into the imaginations of our photographers.

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The Fight for Freedom – A conversation with Photographer Martin Schoeller and Witness to Innocence Exonerees

Photographer Martin Schoeller partnered with Witness to Innocence (WTI) on his exhibition, Death Row Exonerees, because he was “appalled by state sponsored murders.” Watch Schoeller and Witness to Innocence Exonerees discuss his exhibition and share the exonerees stories of how they were sentenced to death row for crimes they did not commit.

Photo Credit: Kathy Ryan
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In Conversation – Gallerist Robert Mann on the Photography of Julie Blackmon

The playfully artful and chaotic nature present in the photographs of Julie Blackmon (American, b. 1966) illustrates the everyday people and places that have shaped the artist’s life.
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Celebrating World Photography Day x World Humanitarian Day – August 19th, 2020

Fotografiska New York has teamed up with Photography 4 Humanity and the United Nations Human Rights office to celebrate World Photography Day and World Humanitarian Day on August 19th.
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Exploring the 2020 Aperture Summer Open

Join Aperture and Fotografiska New York for a special virtual walkthrough of the 2020 Aperture Summer Open: Information. This year, the exhibition presents new work by fourteen photographers and lens-based artists who examine globalization, technology, politics, and the dynamic changes to personal and social identity charted by mass media today.
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Making of Julie Blackmon’s Fake Weather

Get a rare glimpse into the making of Fake Weather, a playfully staged photograph included in Julie Blackmon's current exhibition Fever Dreams at Fotografiska New York.
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ROAR: A Celebration of Protest Moments

Protesting at this moment is an imperative response to police brutality and racism. Across America, and throughout New York City, people have come together in record-breaking numbers, outspoken and persistent, to convey the urgent need for change.

Photographers Kisha Bari, Tish Lampert, and Ginny Suss take us to the front lines in Roar, an online photography installation currently exhibiting at Fotografiska New York.

Photo Credit: March For Our Lives © Kisha Bari
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Picturing the Fight- The beauty, vulnerability and strength of those who speak truth to power

Watch photographers Kisha Bari and Ginny Suss with moderator, Fotografiska New York’s Director of Programming Wendi Weinman, in a two-part conversation supporting their installation ROAR, on view through September 7, 2020 at Fotografiska New York. Bari and Suss share stories behind their photography featured in ROAR, their unique photography techniques, opportunities and challenges photographing protests during the COVID-19 pandemic, and more.

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Fotografiska New York x Hedges Projects present Andy Warhol photographs for PRIDE

Fotografiska New York has partnered with Hedges Projects to present an online exhibition of Andy Warhol photographs to celebrate and commemorate Pride. Through two series of Warhol's work, Sex Parts and Torsos and Ladies and Gentlemen, we see Warhol's exploration of gender and identity. Many of Warhol's models were pioneers in the LGBTQIA+ movement to gain equal rights. In Ladies and Gentlemen, Black and Latinx trans models and drag queens bravely stepped in front of Warhol's camera and into the international spotlight. Sex Parts and Torsos features erotic photography of male nudes, in which, historically, these bodies of work have been deemed pornographic or below fine art standards. We invite you to take another look into the photographs and people that inspired one of America's most famous artists.

*Warning: images in this exhibition contain full frontal nudity and graphic sexual acts.
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How I Make Photographs: Joel Meyerowitz in conversation with Fotografiska New York’s Director of Exhibitions, Amanda Hajjar.

Legendary street photographer, Joel Meyerowitz, sat down with Fotografiska New York’s Director of Exhibitions, Amanda Hajjar, for an intimate conversation to share some of the most fascinating stories from his illustrious career and to give a glimpse into his latest book, How I Make Photographs.
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Jim Marshall: Show Me The Picture

In commemoration of Fotografiska New York’s collaboration with Jim Marshall Photography LLC, we present Marshall’s iconic photographs. Jim Marshall, who is widely known for his music photography, lived alongside his subjects, building trust, and enjoying exclusive access to their lives. Listen to songs by the musicians he photographed here!
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Fotographers (in) Focus

Introducing Fotographers (in) Focus, featuring the photographers currently exhibiting in our museum.

We’re flipping the camera on our photographers - framing them as the subjects that provoke and sustain our creative curiosity while the museum doors are temporarily closed. We’ve invited our photographers to share more about their work or tell us how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting their lives while in isolation.
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Fotographers (in) Focus

Hip Hop artist, Jason ‘Timbuktu’ Diakité’s “A Drop of Midnight” in Conversation with Chef and Restaurateur, Marcus Samuelsson

Listen to award-winning Hip-Hop artist and best-selling author Jason ‘Timbuktu’ Diakité, along with chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson, discuss the U.S. release of Jason’s memoir: "A Drop of Midnight".

Photo credit photographer David Doobinin
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Looking at Photography with Stephen Frailey

American photographer, writer and educator Stephen Frailey uses a unique format to showcase significant photographs from the 1980s to the present day in his new book, Looking at Photography, which features one work by 100 groundbreaking contemporary photographers and an accompanying text in a format inspired by John Szarkowski’s classic book Looking at Photographers. Watch and learn more about the format and inspiration behind Frailey’s new book, Looking at Photography.
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Julie Blackmon In Conversation with Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins

Click to listen to long-time friends, photographer Julie Blackmon and Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins, as they share a casual Conversation to celebrate the opening of Julie Blackmon's exhibition Fever Dreams on March 5, 2020.
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Behind The Lens with Tawny Chatmon

Photography-based artist, Tawny Chatmon’s exhibition Inheritance invites the viewer to look beyond the decorated and nuanced portraits to examine issues of race and the historical positioning of African American portraiture in the absence of subjugation of the “black body” in Western art. Go behind the scenes with Tawny Chatmon as she shares the inspiration behind her photography.
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Independent Mysteries

Photographer Michael Magers shares images from his first monograph, Independent Mysteries, while writer Mitch Moxley reads an expanded version of his contribution to the project set to the ambient noise of a Japanese train station. Relive the live reading that took place at Fotografiska New York on February 2, 2020.
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stopmotion

A call-out to photographers: we’re calling upon our community to create a series of progressive photographs, documenting our experiences and emotions throughout a period of time where the world around us has been put on pause. Every week we will announce a new theme. We are accepting photo, video and GIF submissions to be featured across our social, website, and future installations.

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Disrupting Fatherhood Part I: A Movement Toward Gender Equity

As greater numbers of fathers choose child-raising roles, masculinity is being redefined, and some argue, a new equality is being forged. We invite you to listen in on the panel discussion with photographers, Ariel and Sam Soto-Suver, along with Lance Somerfeld, Founder of City Dads Group and Anne Meadows, Visuals Editor at Fatherly, addressing politics and power of the home from March 7, 2020 at Fotografiska New York. Explore the online installation’s video and photo galleries.
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Disrupting Fatherhood Part II: Living Through The Pandemic

Following the debut of photography installation “Disrupting Fatherhood: A Movement in Equity Gender” at Fotografiska New York, the world shifted in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. Photographers and married couple Ariel and Sam Soto-Suver have augmented their original project challenging conceptions of gender around fatherhood, to now include updates from sheltering in place in the Bay Area. Listen to artists interviews and see photography documenting daily challenges, opportunities, and lessons.
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New Visions: The Exhibition and Editorial Series

Explore the editorial series behind the exhibition New Visions, developed in collaboration between Fotografiska New York and VICE Media Group.

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Fotografiska New York X VICE Media Group New Visions, A Discussion on the Artists’ Practice

Moderated by Sarah Burke: Special Projects Editor at VICE and Elizabeth Renstrom former Senior Visual Editor at VICE in discussion with artists included in New Visions. Untitled 2019 Cristina Bartley Domínguez
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