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Ed Panar: Walking Home

December 14, 2017

This video coincides with Ed Panar’s inclusion in The Grain of the Present at Pier 24 Photography. Panar discusses Walking Home (1994–), an ongoing body of work highlighting the everyday moments and scenes he encounters on his walks from the train station to his family home in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The Grain of the Present is on view […]

Paul Graham: The Whiteness of the Whale

August 10, 2015

This video was released on the occasion of The Whiteness of the Whale, a solo exhibition by Paul Graham at Pier 24 Photography. For the first time, this exhibition brings together three bodies of work made in the United States between 1998 and 2011, American Night (1998–2002), a shimmer of possibility (2004–06), and The Present […]

Melissa Catanese: Dive Dark Dream Slow

November 30, 2015

“Dive Dark Dream Slow is rooted in the mystery and delight of the ‘found’ image and the ‘snapshot’ aesthetic, but pushes beneath the nostalgic surface of these pictures, re-reading them as luminous transmissions of anticipation, fear, and desire. Selected from the vernacular photography collection of Peter J. Cohen––a massive curated archive of over 20,000 photographs––Dive Dark Dream Slow […]

Todd Hido: House Hunting

February 24, 2015

Todd Hido’s photographs of exterior scenes reflect the artist’s interest in the themes of home, family, and memory. His photographs, taken at night, depict anonymous suburban dwellings with their windows glowing in the soft darkness. Throughout these color images there is an unsettling feeling of isolation and unease. Hido captures a haunting suburbia through the […]

Doug Rickard: A New American Picture

February 24, 2015

Utilizing the comprehensive image archive Google Street View for his series A New American Picture, photographer Doug Rickard virtually drives the unseen and overlooked roads of America, to find bleak places that are forgotten, economically devastated, and abandoned. Collectively, these images present a startling photographic portrait of the socially disenfranchised, providing deeply affecting evidence of […]

John Chiara: Oakland Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge

February 20, 2015

John Chiara photographs landscapes in a process that is part photography, part event, and part sculpture – an undertaking in apparatus and patience. Many times this process involves composing pictures from the inside of a large hand-built camera, that is mounted on a flatbed trailer, and produces large scale, one of a kind, positive exposures. […]