For over three decades, French photographer Dominique Nabokov has turned her camera lens on friends and colleagues at The New York Review, producing an incisive and intimate portrait of many of its key players. The approximately 50 black and white photographs in the exhibition capture both the spirit of the magazine and offer informal portraits of its editors, contributors, and supporters. Nabokov has subtly documented many convivial moments and the occasional intellectual jostling between the Review’s varied personalities. The exhibition coincides with the 50th anniversary of The New York Review, which famously coalesced during the New York printers’ strike of 1963.
The exhibition is made possible by The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation.
An illustrated catalogue with introduction by Ian Buruma will be published on the occasion of the exhibition. It will be available online for free download; visit www.nyu.edu/maisonfrancaise for details. La Maison Française is open to the public Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. However, due to occasional closings, it is recommended to call ahead before visiting.
Image: Robert Silvers, New York City, early 1980s, silver gelatin print