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Five photography exhibits to see now

You may not be able to take off into the wild blue, but you can be transported at these gallery shows and photo exhibits.

Photograph: courtesy the artist
Lucas Foglia, Acorn with Possum Stew, Wildroots Homestead, North Carolina, 2006 - A Different Kind of Order: ICP Triennial
After tagging along on an aerial photography shoot with Jason Hawkes, we rounded up five photography exhibits that are worth taking a look at right now.

"Snap Noir: Snapshot Stories from the Collection of Robert E. Jackson"


Are you the type who’s drawn to those boxes of anonymous black-and-whites at antique shops? This exhibit represents the crème de la crème of the old-timey family-album set, culled from vernacular-photo collector Robert E. Jackson’s treasure trove of 11,000 amateur shots. “Snap Noir” arranges a selection of these ephemeral images into a series of cobbled-together narratives.

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Until Wed Aug 21

“No Filter: Expanding the Walls 2013”

Taking its title from the ubiquitous Instagram tag, “No Filter” features the work of NYC high-schoolers who participated in “Expanding the Walls,” the Studio Museum’s annual photography-education program. The digital shots on display represent the students’ frank and often surprising perspectives on the world around them.

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27 Oct 2013

Julia Margaret Cameron


Arguably the grand dame of portrait photography, this 19th-century legend is getting her first dedicated NYC-area retrospective in decades. Her intimate works, which look so loose and alive that they could have been taken in the 1960s rather than the 1860s, are of both everyday people and Cameron’s high-profile contemporaries, including Virginia Woolf and Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

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Until Sun Jan 5

"A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial"


With digital long having replaced film as the principal photographic method, the ICP turns it focus toward artists who grew up with and work in the pixelated form. Images by 28 photogs from across the globe are featured, exploring both the possibilities and the limitations of digital photography.

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08 Sep 2013