Pictures everywhere, but where’s the photography?
It’s no secret that the number of pictures taken and circulated grows exponentially. But where do you go to find photography – the kind of images that captures a unique perspective on a particular moment in time?
According to Instagram statistics, more than 16 billion photos were shared on its platform in its first 3 years. That’s 16 billion. It is estimated that in 2013, 426 million photos were added to Facebook every day. 1000 memories, a web site that allows users to archive and share old photos estimates that there were 3.5 trillion photos in existence in 2011.
Okay, enough for the statistics. The point is, whatever happened to photography? Where do you go to see the kind of images that have the power to change how you perceive and understand the world, the power to capture a moment in time that reveals much more than what’s on the surface?
Photography is alive and well in New York photography galleries. We bring to your attention 10 galleries devoted to the art of photography that are well worth a visit, or many visits.
International Center of Photography 1133 Avenue of the Americas 212-857-0000
The Aperture Gallery 547 West 27th Street 212-505-5555
Pace/MacGill 32 East 57th Street 212-759-7999
Howard Greenberg Gallery 41 East 57th Street 212-334-0010
Danziger Gallery 527 West 23rd Street 212-629-6778
Steven Kasher Gallery 521 West 23rd Street 212-966-3978
Yancey Richardson Gallery 525 West 22nd Street 646-230-9610
Robert Mann Gallery 525 West 26th Street 212-989-7600
Bonni Benrubi Gallery 41 East 57th Street 212-888-6007
Yossi Milo Gallery 245 Tenth Avenue 212-414-0370