Six Of The Best Photography Exhibitions Around The Country

There are few better ways of spending a weekend than walking around a gallery looking at beautiful photos… especially when the gallery’s air conditioned and the cafeteria has good pastries.exhibit.jpg

We can’t speak for the pastries at these shows but the pictures at these shows certainly look interesting:

The Earth As It Was: Photographs by Ansel Adams, Eliot Porter, and William Clift
Nature photography in three different styles, all inspiring and all with an environmentalist theme.

The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603-6404

Open daily. Exhibition runs until September 3, 2007

Soho Photo’s 12th Annual National Photography Competition and Aquarius by Amadou Diallo
Creatively shot animals on the ground floor; inspiring watery scenes on the floor above in this rarely open photographic art gallery.

15 White Street NY 10013

Open Thursday 6-8pm and Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 1-6 pm.
Runs till August 5, 2007.

Miwa Yanagi – Deutsche Bank Collection
The first solo US show for the Japanese artist, Miwa Yanagi, draws on three collections to explore women’s issues in Japan and around the world.

Chelsea Art Museum
556 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011 USA

Open Tues – Sat Noon to 6 pm, Thursday noon to 8pm.
Exhibition runs until August 25, 2007

Wolfgang Tillmans
Stylistic, artistic and certainly unconventional, Wolfgang Tillman’s exhibition at the Smithsonian includes around 300 beautiful photographs.

Smithsonian Institution
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Open daily from 10 am -5.30 pm. Exhibition runs until August 12, 2007.

Florian Maier-Aichen
Florian Maier-Aichen’s works look familiar at first glance, but it’s a familiarity that quickly disappears behind layers of hidden allusions.

MOCA at the Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Closed Mondays.
Runs until September 30, 2007.

Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2006
The first international action and adventure sports photography exhibition reaches Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square in early August. Twenty-five eight-foot glass and metal cubes will turn Portland’s main street into an outdoor evening photography exhibition. If you’re not in Portland, hope it comes to a town near you.

Pioneer Courthouse Square,
Portland, OR

August 2-12, 2007

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