As evident in the work on view now in New York, the medium of photography has always been used to document social conditions, trends and crises such as the AIDS epidemic. And always, beauty. Photography exhibitions allow us to travel—both geographically and through time—and give us permission to curiously gaze at others without shame. Take advantage of fascinating glimpses of life through trained eyes at the following galleries, museums and libraries.

    Featured Fan Art of the Month: Paula Layton

    The NYC-ARTS community is full of talent and we want to share it. Every Friday we showcase one fan's artwork on Facebook and each month our fans vote for their favorite. April's featured artist is Paula Layton, a street photographer whose black-and-white snapshots tell a narrative of New York City.

    Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark

    Alice Austen House Museum

    Staten Island

    Sat, Mar 14, 2015 - Thu, Dec 31, 2015

    This exhibition brings to light the history of the museum’s National and New York City Landmark building, tracing its path from one-room Dutch farmhouse in the 1690s, to Victorian Gothic cottage and home to early American photographer Alice Austen (1866-1952), to protected landmark, to public museum. Presented upon the museum’s 30th anniversary and as part of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the NYC Landmarks Law, this exhibition explores the Alice Auste

    Robert Dutesco: The Wild Horses of Sable Island

    Dutesco Art Gallery



    Located in the Atlantic Ocean just south­east of Nova Sco­tia, Sable Island is a cres­cent shaped sand­bar renowned for its pop­u­la­tion of wild horses. Romanian-born Dutesco made the first of many jour­neys in 1994 cul­mi­nat­ing in a vast series of pho­tographs and a 16mm black-and-white short film called "Sable Horses."