MoMa: New Photography
By Tiffany Yannetta, September 29th, 2010
For the past 25 years, the MoMA has held its annual New Photography exhibition, and this year, (opening today through January 10) the exhibit features work by Roe Ethridge, Elad Lassry, Alex Prager and Amanda Ross-Ho. This go-around, two films have even been included—Alex Prager’s Desire, and Elad Lassry’s Untitled—a first for the New Photography showcase.
Prager is one of our personal favorites, whose bold, color-blasted prints—reminiscent of both Guy Bourdin and a bit Cindy Sherman (see: retro costumes, synthetic wigs)—almost steal the show. But nonetheless, Ethridge’s mastery of juxtapositions, Lassry’s vibrant and chaotic still lifes and vignettes, and Ross-Ho’s use of collage and installation make for an all around inclusive exhibit.