In May

May at Soho Photo Gallery is bursting with new events and work, ranging from Allen Bryan’s startling views of the “Comforts of Home” to the gallery’s first-ever Affordable Photography Fair, TOAST weekend—May 9-12.  Among the two new events and five exhibits are multiple works that freeze the whirlwind of life and capture the mystery of Asian landscapes, and a juried workshop show created by a unique collaboration between the gallery and B&H Photo.


Exhibition Dates: May 7, 2014 — May 31, 2014

Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, from 6pm to 8pm


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People Walking

Susan Bowen


“My work is always about motion; these images are part of an ongoing series on the topic of People Walking. Shot at various busy street corners in New York City, I like to record the swirl of activity around me. The vantage point is low; I am often sitting on the ground with a small tripod and rapidly capturing people as they walk by.”

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© 2014 Susan Bowen

Comforts of Home

Allen Bryan


“The Comforts of Home series invites us into precarious places and unsettling living situations. Exteriors intrude into interiors through windows and doors left carelessly ajar. People are ghostly blurs or fragmented presences. The minute details of objects in these spaces give a glimpse into the past and present. These are figments of a world that isn’t as real as it looks at first glance and that question a comfortable reality.”

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© 2014 Allen Bryan

Stairway to Paradise

Joan Lebold Cohen


“When I studied traditional Chinese paintings, I found the mountains and mists so unfamiliar that I assumed the artists imagined the subjects. Yet I knew that artists usually paint what they see. I sought out those places and was able to find the landscape they have immortalized. After more than forty years of photographing in Asia, I finally traveled to the remote rice terraces in southern China’s Guizhou province. There I found the lush green mountains with finely carved terraces filled with water reflecting a brilliant sky.”

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© 2014 Joan Lebold Cohen

Dream Chasers

Jean Nestares


“I have been thinking about new ways to create pauses and silences where breath is held in my artistic world that has always been inspired by movement. In this series of natural images, untouched by any manipulation, I create the sensation of a double dimension by superimposing images on fabric and paper, creating the essence of the dream.” 

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© 2014 Jean Nestares

Burma: A Strange and Subtle Secret

Bruce Wodder


“In my new photographic project, I explore the beauty of Burma through its people, and one spectacular cow.  This work covers much of the country and its indigenous people, including tribes from the remote Brown Zone. Ordinarily my personal work is shot on film using medium or large format to achieve the desired look. In this project, all the images are digital capture output to black & white.”

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© 2014 Bruce Wodder

Juried Exhibition

B&H Workshop


This past October, the B&H Event Space partnered with Soho Photo Gallery to launch a grand experiment in photographic training: B&H’s new Portfolio Development Series offered participants a five-month curriculum of free classes and the opportunity to show qualifying work at the gallery. They attended critiques, kept generating new work and posting it to social media, built a website, and finally printed a mini-portfolio to be submitted to Soho Photo Gallery for a juried show. The selected photographs represents some exciting approaches to photography.

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© 2014 Rafael Infante

Affordable Photography Fair

Soho Photo Gallery’s first-ever Affordable Photography Fair launches in the gallery this month on TOAST weekend, May 9-12. The concept is simple—a place where art lovers can find dozens of photographs from New York City photographers, each priced at $100.