October 2011 Exhibitions

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Haiti = Survival (No question but)

Tequila Minksy


Soho Photo Gallery is pleased to announce that October’s guest is photo-journalist Tequila Minsky whose exhibition is entitled Haiti = Survival (No question but). Minsky has traveled to Haiti more than 20 times since 1993 in connection with various journalism projects. Minsky had arrived in Port-au-Prince five hours before the earthquake struck on January 12, 2010, having just spent almost a week in the countryside with a delegation visiting a peasant farmer association. The rest, of course, is history, especially since Minsky’s images of the devastation were among the first to be published, on the NY Times blog – three hours after the quake — and then in the Times’s morning edition. Her exhibition at Soho Photo includes images of the disaster, as it was unfolding, the immediate aftermath, and then Haiti six months later. Minsky has written various articles on women’s programs in Haiti and her exhibition, “Women of Haiti” was shown at the Brecht Forum. Her exhibition at Soho Photo is with the support of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC).


© Tequila Minksy

Through Spain

Eugene Goldin


Eugene Goldin presents digital collages and photographs that he took in Spain in 2009. He says, “This exhibition is a legend about Spain. It’s written, told and translated by me – it’s my personal reflections of a three weeklong journey through this beautiful country, seeing amazing places and meeting great people. It’s my vision of this country where every stone speaks.”


© Eugene Goldin

Around Town in the ’80s

Jeanne Hamilton


Hamilton says, “In the early 1980s, I traveled around Manhattan with a 4 x 5 view camera and photographed buildings, streets and parks that appealed to me. I printed the images in platinum/palladium. When I thought of showing the prints, it seemed to me that an unbroken line of 4 x 5 prints would be monotonous, so I enlarged some of the negatives to a larger size and also printed them in platinum/palladium, combining 19th and 21st century techniques. There are 16 images in the show.”



Ruth Formanek


“The Humanoids are constructed from parts of photographs that are rotated, reversed and joined at their edges. These manipulations transform original photo- graphs of mountains, valleys, rocks, etc., into creatures with recognizable human- or animal-like traits. The final images (archival-digital, 16 x 20 inches framed) are not anticipated in the original photographs and not even considered as possibilities until I view them on my computer screen. Of course, only a small percentage of my photos result in the Rorschach-like Humanoids; my trash contains many false leads.”


© Ruth Formanek

BeBe Identity

Richard Gardner


The hand-made dolls in Richard Gardner’s exhibition entitled Bebe are photographed as thoughtful beings, thereby becoming an inorganic representation of the conscious persona. Using this analogous imagery, Gardner is asking the viewer to construct personal meaning and thus subjectively interpret the thoughts of each doll. Evocative, repressive, and disturbingly sexual, Bebe exposes the stark imperfections of humans by using the safety of inanimate objects.


© Richard Gardner