Photographic Memory

The Season Envisions a 101 Lesson in the Medium


JACQUES-HENRI LARTIGUE
September 14-November 4
Edwynn Houk, 745 Fifth Avenue, 750-7070


TERRY RICHARDSON
September 15-October 15
Alleged, 809 Washington Street, 646-486-1110

The sometime fashion, always confrontational photographer pulls back from the wall-filling installation of his last show to mount 20 to 30 large framed prints from his travels.


PIERRE ET GILLES
September 15-January 7
New Museum of Contemporary Art, 583 Broadway, 219-1222

This French collaborative team's first New York show in more than a decade includes a compressed retrospective of their meticulously staged and painted photos, along with previously unexhibited new work.


PETER HUJAR
September 16-October 28
Matthew Marks, 523 West 24th Street, 243-0200

To mark its first exhibition as representatives of the Hujar estate, Marks gathers work from the late '80s, including many images that were in Hujar's extraordinary last show at Gracie Mansion.


CHRIS VERENE
September 16-October 28
Paul Morris, 465 West 23rd Street, 727-2752
September 16-October 28
Pat Hearn, 530 West 22nd Street, 727-7366

Verene, one of the few photographers in this year's Whitney Biennial, fills two galleries with work from an ongoing series documenting family and friends in his rural Illinois home town.


'LA DIVINE COMTESSE'
September 19-December 31
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, at 82nd Street, 879-5500

The Met brings together 50 choice images from the more than 400 extravagantly theatrical portraits commissioned by the Comtesse de Castiglione and made between 1856 and 1895 by her court photographer, Pierre-Louis Pierson.


NEIL WINOKUR
September 21-October 28
Janet Borden, 560 Broadway, 431-0166

Winokur applies his supergraphic style to New York, with color-saturated pictures of a hot dog, a rat, a MetroCard, and other urban icons.


EDWARD STEICHEN
October 5-February 4
Whitney Museum, 945 Madison Avenue, 570-3676

Though Steichen has always had a key presence in historical photography shows, this is his first important retrospective in 40 years, rounding up nearly 200 images, from his early pictorialist gems to later Vogue fashion studies and Vanity Fair portraits.


ABELARDO MORELL
October 19-December 2
Bonni Benrubi, 52 East 76th Street, 517-3766

Continuing two ongoing series, Morell presents photographs of open books and camera obscura images made in New York, Paris, and elsewhere that turn ordinary rooms into mysterious landscapes.


'IN PROCESS: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE '60S AND '70S'
October 20-November 25
Curt Marcus, 578 Broadway, 226-3200

Work by Donald Judd, Lynda Benglis, Dan Flavin, Eva Hesse, and other artists who used photography either to record their work or explore their vision.


LASZLO MOHOLY-NAGY
October 28-December 22
Ubu, 16 East 78th Street, 794-4444


EUGENE ATGET
November 4-February 4
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, 534-1672


MARCO BREUER
November 9-December 23
Roth Horowitz, 160a East 70th Street, 717-9067

Breuer, one of the quirkiest and most inventive makers of cameraless photoworks, shows new abstract images along with unique books, including ones singed by fuses or electric shock.


BEN SHAHN
November 14-January 27
Grey Art Gallery, 100 Washington Square East, 998-6780


JOHN DUGDALE
November 17-January 7
Wessel + O'Connor, 242 West 26th Street, 242-8811

"Epic of the Starry Heavens," the latest of Dugdale's annual shows here, follows his passionate commitment to the cyanotype process and to his unique brand of sensuous spirituality.


BRUCE WEBER
November 30-January 8
Robert Miller, 524 West 26th Street, 366-4774

For his first local gallery show in six years, Weber pulls out all the stops, with work in a variety of formats, including video, Polaroid transfer, and excerpts from scrapbooks.


DAN ESTABROOK
November 30-December 30
Sarah Morthland, 225 Tenth Avenue, 242-7767

A photographer whose work involves various antique processes revives the delicately toned calotype in a show that carries on his exploration of everyday surrealism.

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