Fall 2022 photo exhibitions to mark in your calendar

Many of the notable Fall 2022 photo exhibitions that capture our attention take a long look at photographic movements and careers that have both influenced and reflected our visual culture. They’ll give you plenty to think about where we’ve come from as the year draws to a close and maybe some ideas of where we’re headed.

From Wolfgang Tillmans’ exhibition, “To look without fear” at MoMA in New York. © Wolfgang Tillmans

9 Fall 2022 Photo Exhibits to Note:

Wolfgang Tillmans: Looking Without Fear
If you’re not sure what kind of photography you’d like to see, check out this exhibit at New York’s MoMA. Tillmans works in every genre you can think of, and more. The exhibition of innovatively presented images includes everything from portraits and still lifes to abstract images made without a camera and astronomical phenomena. The show runs from September 12 to January 1.

David LaChapelle: make believe
The conceptual artist and fashion photographer takes over the entire Fotografiska New York museum this fall, with his first major solo exhibition in North America. Over 150 of LaChapelle’s fantastical creations will be on display, including some of his most iconic works and images presented for the very first time. The show opens September 9.

Image of a man with a photo display on a wreath
An image from the exhibition “David LaChapelle: make Believe” at Fotografiska New York. © David LaChapelle

Close Enough: Fresh insights from 12 female Magnum photographers
This exhibition celebrates the 75th anniversary of the founding of Magnum Photos. Twelve women from the renowned photography collective, including Olivia Arthur, Sabiha Çimen, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Bieke Depoorter and Susan Meiselas, present more than 150 images taken around the world, revealing world events, people, places, daily life and Culture. The exhibition runs from September 30 to January 9 at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York.

Sabiha Çimen’s explorations of the experiences of young Islamic women in Turkey are featured in the exhibition ‘Close Enough: New Perspectives from 12 Women Photographers of Magnum’ at ICP in New York. © Sabiha Cimen

Deana Lawson
Deana Lawson best describes her own work as “a mirror of everyday life, but also a projection of what I want to happen. It’s about setting a different standard of values ​​and saying that black people’s everyday lives, everyday experiences, are beautiful and powerful and intelligent. This retrospective includes two decades of his carefully crafted images. It runs from October 7 to February 19 at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. If you’re in New York, you can catch the show at MoMA PS1 before it closes on September 5.

Image by Deana Lawson of mom and two boys at home with a Christmas tree.
Deana Lawson Coulson Family, 2008, pigment print, courtesy of the artist; Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York; and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles. © Deana Lawson

Speaking with Light: Contemporary Indigenous Photography
Featuring works by more than 30 Indigenous artists, this exhibit showcases photographs, videos, three-dimensional works and “digital activations” created over the past decades. Together they form an inquiry into identity, resistance and belonging. The exhibition runs from October 30 to January 22 at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas.

Image from Kamoinge Members Fall 2022 Photo Exhibition.
Kamoinge Members (detail), 1973, printed in 2019, Anthony Barboza. Inkjet printing. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Eric and Jeanette Lipman Fund. © Antoine Barboza

Working together: the photographers of the Kamoinge workshop
This major exhibition on the revolutionary Kamoinge collective has been touring the country for several years. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can still catch it before it closes at the Getty Center in Los Angeles on October 9. Kamoinge was founded in 1963 and included some of the most renowned photographers documenting black life in the 20th century.

Image from Reversing the Eye, of a man with strange eyes.
Excerpt from “Inverting the eye: arte povera and beyond 1960-75”. © Archivio_Penone

Inverting the gaze: Arte Povera and beyond 1960-1975
The Jeu de Paume and Le Bal collaborated to create this exhibition of photographs, films and videos by Italian artists from the 1960s and early 1970s. They were part of the avant-garde of that era poor art movement, or were influenced by it. The radical movement rejected conventions in values ​​and materials. You can see the results at the Jeu de Paume in Paris from October 11 to January 29.

Chris Killip, retrospective
British photographer Chris Killip documented the lives of those affected by economic change in the north of England in the 1970s and 1980s, from punk rockers to seacoalers to rambling children. This retrospective of over 150 of his images is the most comprehensive survey of his work to date. The exhibition runs from October 7 to February 19 at the Photographers’ Gallery in London.

Paris pictures
Immerse yourself in a sea of ​​images in November at the largest international art fair dedicated to photography. Paris Photo takes place from November 10 to 13 at the Grand Palais Éphémère.

Julia P. Cluff