Photographer Renée Jacobs on female power, sexuality and reclaiming the nude

Video (12:00): The female nude dates back to the very beginning of art, but it remains a contested symbol. American photographer Renée Jacobs speaks to Eve Jackson (France 24) about reclaiming it and using it as a form of queer and feminist activism. Jacobs’ photo books are entitled “Paris” and “Polaroids” and her exhibition “Dreams & Desires” is being shown at the Sinner hotel in Paris through December 11, 2022.

Paris – Zoe Leonard Al río / To the River

Through 29 January 2023 the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, France, is hosting photographer Zoe Leonard’s exhibition ‘Al río / To the River’. The exhibition is accompanied by a two-volume catalogue.

SINNER Paris – Dreams & Desires

‘Dreams & Desires’ by Renée Jacobs at SINNER Paris, France, November 9 – December 11, 2022. The show highlights the artist’s works representing the female nude and Sapphic eroticism.

Berenice Abbott – A Photographic Tour of 1930s New York City

Video (11:13): slideshow – ‘Berenice Abbott was one of the most talented and prolific photograpers of the 20th century. One major chapter in her photographic art works, was an extensive capture of New York City in the 1930s. This presentation is a collection of 100+ photographs, paired with a lo-fi ethereal soundtrack.’

Christmas Calendar Image by Birthe Havmøller

1. December 2021. Fisken i udyrets/søuhyrets mund / The fish in the mouth of the sea monster from Birthe Havmøller’s series ‘Magi for Øjnene’/’Magic for Your Eyes’, 1990.

‘Perspective II’ by Ruth Bernhard

Video (3:20): in this Art Minutes video with Patricia Tomlinson, Curator of Exhibitions at the Appleton Museum of Art, talks about the work of fascinating German photographer Ruth Bernhard (1905 – 2006). Video by Appelton Museum of Art, 2020.

Zanele Muholi – ‘In My World, Every Human is Beautiful’ (2020)

Video (6:55): Zanele Muholi – ‘In My World, Every Human is Beautiful’. Zanele talk about her creative practice and her LGBTQ activism using images to bring about change in a queerphobic world by presenting people who are not represented and excluded from the art canon.

JEB & Sarah Schulman

Video (59:22): JEB (Joan E. Biren) and Sarah Schulman in conversation about JEB’s first book ‘Eye to Eye: Portraits of Lesbians’ which has been reprinted March 2021, for the first time since it was published in 1979.

LAURA AGUILAR: Show and Tell

LAURA AGUILAR: Show and Tell, FEB 06 – MAY 09, 2021 – Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, 26 Wooster St, New York, NY 10013, USA.

Annie Leibovitz Photoshoot

Video (10:05): a behind-the-scenes look at Annie Leibovitz’s photoshoot (in 2017) of the cast of the 2018 Broadway production of Angels in America.