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

    Manhattan

    Ongoing

    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."

Robert Dutesco: The Wild Horses of Sable Island

64 Grand Street

new york N.Y.

212.219.9622

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."

Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein

170 Central Park West

new york N.Y. 10024

2128733400

This exhibit features the stunning and historic photographs of Stephen Somerstein, documenting the Selma to Montgomery Civil Rights March in March 1965. Somerstein was a student in City College of New York’s night school and Picture Editor of his student newspaper when he traveled to Alabama to document the March. ...

Brooklyn Navy Yard: Past, Present and Future

63 Flushing Avenue

Brooklyn N.Y. 11205

7189075992

The extraordinary history of the Brooklyn Navy Yard is recounted in this original exhibition that interweaves natural, cultural, social, naval and industrial narratives.

Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark

Two Hylan Boulevard

staten island N.Y. 10305

7188164506x10

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 ...