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Booksigning: Joseph Maida – A Third Look

29 September 2022 @ 18:30 - 20:30

Thursday, September 29 from 6.30pm

Joseph Maida will be at Micamera for the launch and signing of his latest book A Third Look (CONVOKE, 2022). Publisher Isaac Haas will also be present for the occasion.

When legendary curator, John Szarkowski, first presented Lee Friedlander’s nudes in a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in 1991, he wrote that “the qualities of generosity and openness, and the habit of continual exploration—of logical extemporization enlivened by an unassuming audacity” make Friedlander’s nudes so “richly and rewardingly complex.”

Maida, viewing the traits of openness, exploration, extemporization, and audacity as queerness itself, reimagines Friedlander’s nudes by picturing different bodies in A Third Look. Maida’s calls their feminist reclamation of history “a visual queering of modernist photography, providing a visible reconciliation of where the canon of art photography has historically allowed us to see with the broader spectrum of the human nude.

The book:

Joseph Maida
A Third Look (CONVOKE, 2022)
Hardback, 22,8 x 28 cm
96 pages, black and white photographs
€65 – purchase your copy here 


Joseph Maida is an artist, writer, and educator, who chairs the BFA Photography and Video Department at New York’s School of Visual Arts. Maida has exhibited his work extensively in the United States, Europe, Japan and China in solo exhibitions at Wallspace, Daniel Cooney Fine Art, the Nikon Salons, Tokyo and Osaka, and 403 International Art Center, Wuhan, among others.
Maida’s work has also been included in group exhibitions in New York at the International Center for Photography (ICP); Yancey Richardson Gallery; Art in General; Artists Space; the Queens Museum; and the Bronx Museum and internationally at Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam; the Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid; the Kunsthalle Wien; the Witte de With, Rotterdam; C/O Berlin; and the Photographers’ Gallery, London, among others.
Maida’s commissioned work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, W, Wallpaper*, and Vice, and Maida’s monographs New Natives and Born Free and Equal were published by L’Artiere (Bologna, Italy) in 2015 and CONVOKE (New York, NY) in 2018 respectively. Maida earned his BA summa cum laude in architecture and art history from Columbia University and his MFA in photography from Yale University.


29 September 2022
18:30 - 20:30
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