The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD from April 14 - 17, 2016, helps draw attention to fine art photography and art making use of photo processes. The art fair aims to offer a range of collectible photographs from the 19th century to the current one. Click here to read a preview by Hamptons Art Hub. If photography is an interest, then New York City is a great place to be to explore the diversity photography can offer.

Hamptons Art Hub has put together a list of photography exhibitions on view in New York City museums and galleries that showcase what's possible when working with light and the various ways photographers have made artistic choices with the photography medium and its possibilities.

"Sight Reading: Photography and the Legible World" at the Morgan

The Morgan Library & Museum presents "Sight Reading: Photography and the Legible World," on view from February 19 to May 30, 2016. In addition to the exhibition, the Morgan is hosting “Slight Writing: A Conversation” on Saturday, April 16 at 2 p.m.

"Slight Writing: Photography and the Legible World" explores how photography can be used as a tool of persuasion - a way to transmit not just the subject matter, but the ideas and narratives behind the subject. The exhibition is a collaboration with the George Eastman Museum and features over 80 works from the 1840s to the present. Works on view are varied, including pioneering x-rays and aerial views, artifacts of early photojournalism, and recent examples of conceptual art all grouped in arrangements to emphasize the range of possibilities offered by photography as a medium.

Admission is $18 for adults, $12 for children, seniors and students, and free to members and children under 12. Admission is free on Fridays from 7 to 9 p.m. The Morgan Library & Museum is located at 225 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016. www.themorgan.org.

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"Massenpsychose (Mass Psychosis)" by László Moholy-Nagy, 1927. Collage, pencil, and ink. George Eastman Museum, Purchased with funds provided by Eastman Kodak Company.

"Massenpsychose (Mass Psychosis)" by László Moholy-Nagy, 1927. Collage, pencil, and ink. George Eastman Museum, Purchased with funds provided by Eastman Kodak Company.

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"A Democracy of Imagery" at Howard Greenberg Gallery

Howard Greenberg Gallery exhibits “A Democracy of Imagery” on view March 24 to April 30, 2016. 

"A Democracy of Imagery" showcases 100 works by 84 photographers from the 1860s through 2002. The extensive exhibition curated by Colin Westerbeck includes both underappreciated photographs by famous photographers and notable photographs by underappreciated and unknown photographers. Expect to find images by Richard Avedon, Edward Burtynsky, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Saul Leiter, Vivian Maier, Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, Joel Meyerowitz, and Gordon Parks. Click here to read a review of the show by James Croak for Hamptons Art Hub.

A book that is a companion to the show will be published later this year. "A Democracy of Imagery" will be published by Steidl/Howard Greenberg Library.

Howard Greenberg Gallery is located at 41 E 57th St Suite 1406, New York, NY 10022. www.howardgreenberg.com.

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“Tammany Hall” by Arthur Leipzig, 1947. Gelatin silver photograph.

“Tammany Hall” by Arthur Leipzig, 1947. Gelatin silver photograph.

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"This Place" at the Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum presents “This Place” on view from February 12 to June 5, 2016.

Through the work of 12 international photographers, "This Place" explores the complexity of Israel and the West Bank, as physical location and as metaphor. The exhibition offers an intricate and fragmented portrait of Israel and the West Bank through the 600 plus photographs on view. Between 2009 and 2012, the 12 photographers spent extended periods in Israel and the West Bank, traveling through the region and engaging with a variety of individuals and communities. Taken together, the exhibition challenges viewers to go beyond preconceived and polarizing narratives to encourage discussion after viewing the images.

Participating photographers include Frédéric Brenner, Wendy Ewald, Martin Kollar, Josef Koudelka, Jungjin Lee, Gilles Peress, Fazal Sheikh, Stephen Shore, Rosalind Fox Solomon, Thomas Struth, Jeff Wall and Nick Waplington.

The Brooklyn Museum is located at 200 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11238. www.brooklynmuseum.org.

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"Contact Sheet, Palestinian Jerusalem" by Gilles Peress, 2013. Installation view detail, overall h. 129 3/4 inches. © Gilles Peress.

"Contact Sheet, Palestinian Jerusalem" by Gilles Peress, 2013. Installation view detail, overall h. 129 3/4 inches. © Gilles Peress.

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“Zack Seckler: Iceland” at Robin Rice Gallery

Robin Rice Gallery presents “Zack Seckler: Iceland” on view from March 16 to May 8, 2016.

In this solo exhibition, Zack Seckler presents aerial photographs of Icelandic landscapes shot from an ultralight aircraft. The 30 x 40 inch photographs on view capture an abstracted natural perspective that both displays the power of Iceland's tundra and allows the viewer to become lost in painterly shapes and color.

Robin Rice Gallery is located at 325 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014. www.robinricegallery.com.

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"Layover" by Zack Seckler. Archival Pigment Print.

"Layover" by Zack Seckler. Archival Pigment Print.

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“In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11” at Japan Society

Japan Society presents “In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11,” on view from March 11 to June 12, 2016.

"In the Wake" reveals photographic responses to the earthquake and tsunami that struck northeast Japan on March 11, 2011 and triggered a nuclear crisis. The event has spurred a significant shift in Japan's cultural landscape, particularly in the arts. Opening five years to the day of the natural disaster, the exhibition includes over 90 works by 17 Japanese artists, including Nobuyoshi Araki, Naoya Hatakeyama, Keizō Kitajima, Lieko Shiga, and Tomoko Yoneda.

The exhibition includes programming to foster dialogue about the disaster, the path forward and the photographs on view. Click here for the full list of programming including two artists in conversation in "Confronting Disaster" held on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

Admission is $12, $10 for students and seniors. Society members and children under 12 are free. Admission is free on Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. Japan Society is located at 333 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017. www.japansociety.org.

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"Rasen kaigan (Spiral Shore) 46" from the series "Rasen kaigan (Spiral Shore)," by Lieko Shiga, 2011. Photograph, chromogenic print. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Museum purchase with funds donated by Jerry Fielder and Daniel Campbell, 2015.2950 © Lieko Shiga.

"Rasen kaigan (Spiral Shore) 46" from the series "Rasen kaigan (Spiral Shore)," by Lieko Shiga, 2011. Photograph, chromogenic print. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Museum purchase with funds donated by Jerry Fielder and Daniel Campbell, 2015.2950 © Lieko Shiga.

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“Ellsworth Kelly Photographs” at Matthew Marks Gallery

Matthew Marks Gallery presents “Ellsworth Kelly Photographs” on view from February 26 to April 30, 2016.

Featuring over 30 gelatin silver prints of photos taken between 1950 and 1982, this exhibition is the first devoted to Ellsworth Kelly’s photography. Kelly finished preparing the prints, planning the exhibition and assisting with the catalogue shortly before his death in 2015. His photographs feature strong compositions made up of contrasts between light and shadow and architectural details.

Kelly started taking pictures in 1950 using a borrow Leica to “make notations of things I had seen and subjects I had been drawing,” according to the gallery. Meant to be a record of his vision, the photographs reveal Kelly's enthusiasm for the visible world around him. A cloth bound catalogue accompanies the exhibition and features duotone reproductions of the images.

Matthew Marks is located at 523 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011. www.matthewmarks.com.

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"Barn, Greenbush" by Ellsworth Kelly, 1977. Gelatin silver print, 8 1/2 x 12 7/8 inches.

"Barn, Greenbush" by Ellsworth Kelly, 1977. Gelatin silver print, 8 1/2 x 12 7/8 inches. © Ellsworth Kelly, Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery.

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“Elisabeth Hase: An Independent Vision” at Robert Mann Gallery

Robert Mann Gallery presents “Elisabeth Hase: An Independent Vision” on view from March 31 to May 7, 2016.

"An Independent Vision" introduces the work of Elisabeth Hase, a historic photographer largely unknown outside of Germany. Hase was capturing images during the transition from the Weimar Republic to the Third Reich and through post-WWII Germany with a uniquely independent point of view that was made possible by the establishment of her own studio and offer critiques and commentary following her own artistic sensibilities.

Hase's self-portraits were created with a large degree of role-playing. In many, she assumes a persona and plays out a scene in front of the camera. These works critique gender roles and explore personal identity. Hase also made images of still lives, street scenes and reportage. "An Independent Vision" is Hase's first exhibition outside of Germany.

Robert Mann Gallery is located at 525 W 26th St, New York, NY 10001. www.robertmann.com.

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"Zwei Gefangene (two prisoners)" by Elisabeth Hase, 1950. Vintage silver print, 9.25 x 7 inches.

"Zwei Gefangene (two prisoners)" by Elisabeth Hase, 1950. Vintage silver print, 9.25 x 7 inches. © The Estate of Elisabeth Hase, courtesy Robert Mann Gallery.

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