By Alex Distefano
By Scott Snowden
By Anna Merlan
By Steve Almond
By Jena Ardell
By Jon Campbell
By Alan Scherstuhl
By Tessa Stuart
September 14-November 4
Edwynn Houk, 745 Fifth Avenue, 750-7070
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.
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.
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.
Winokur applies his supergraphic style to New York, with color-saturated pictures of a hot dog, a rat, a MetroCard, and other urban icons.
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.
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
October 28-December 22
Ubu, 16 East 78th Street, 794-4444
November 4-February 4
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, 534-1672
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.
November 14-January 27
Grey Art Gallery, 100 Washington Square East, 998-6780
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.
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.
A photographer whose work involves various antique processes revives the delicately toned calotype in a show that carries on his exploration of everyday surrealism.