New Photography Exhibits in Southampton, NY – ICP’s “¡Cuba, Cuba!” and Parrish’s “Andreas Gursky: Landscapes”

As we move into the last remaining weeks of summer, two new photography exhibits have opened in Southampton that are worth taking time away from the beach to see.  I was able to see both this past weekend, happily and fortunately trading steamy mid-afternoon sun for the culturally enriching  interiors of each exhibit.

ICP's "Cuba! Cuba!: 65 Years of Photography"   Photo Credit: Michele Dragonetti

ICP’s “Cuba! Cuba!: 65 Years of Photography”     Photo: Michele Dragonetti

ICP’s “¡Cuba, Cuba!: 65 Years of Photography” runs from August 15, 2015 – September 7, 2015 at the Southampton Arts Center (25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY) and features more than 100 photographs from over both Cuban (such as Alberto Korda, Raul Corrales, and Marucha) and American (including Burt Glinn and Elliott Erwitt) photographers, taken from the 1950s to the present. While the older vintage photos are wonderful to see and set a historic cultural and political context, the more recent contemporary work is particularly striking.  The work shown in the exhibit wasn’t only what you’d expect to see at such a show – in a very positive way.   

Gory (Rogelio López Marin), from the series Es sólo agua en la lágrima de un extraño (It’s only water in the teardrop of a stranger), 1986. © Gory. Courtesy of Lehigh University Art Galleries - Museum Operation.

One of four photos on display from Gory’s (Rogelio López Marin) larger series “Es sólo agua en la lágrima de un extraño (It’s only water in the teardrop of a stranger)”. Courtesy of Lehigh University 

Go to for more information and to see a handful of images included in the exhibit.  In conjunction with the exhibit, ICP’s Instagram feed (@icp) is being taken over this week by Lisette Poole (@lisettepoole), a Cuban-American photographer based in Havana.  Poole will be sharing her own family photographs as well as work from some of her projects that depict Cuba before this year’s change in Cuban-US relations.  


Andreas Gursky, Rhine"

Andreas Gursky, “Rhine”

A few miles away, The Parrish Art Museum (279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY) recently opened “Andreas Gursky: Landscapes” (show runs from August 2, 2015 – October 18, 2015, more info at ).  The exhibit features several large scale works that Gursky is known for as well as some smaller prints, spanning the period from the 1990s to the present.  Several works have never before been displayed in the U.S.  Of note, the Museum was designed by internationally renowned firm Herzog & de Meuron, which also designed Gursky’s studio in Dusseldorf.  While at the museum, take a moment to enjoy the architectural design and artistry of the interior and exterior of Parrish as well.

Parrish Art Museum Photo: Michele Dragonetti

Parrish Art Museum designed by Herzog & de Meuron. Photo: Michele Dragonetti

Michele Dragonetti, PWP Board and Social Media Committee member

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