We very pleased to announce that Saul Robbins will be in the…
Clarence John Laughlin Grant Exhibition
April 5 – May 25 2014
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 5, 6-9 pm
Artist Panel and Discussion: Saturday, May 10, at 3 pm.
The New Orleans Photo Alliance is pleased to host the “Clarence John
Laughlin Grant Exhibition.” Curated by Russell Lord, the exhibition
presents work from Grant Recipient Walker Pickering and the two
finalists, AnnieLaurie Erickson, and Saul Robbins.
The exhibition will be on view from April 5 through May 25, 2014 at
the New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery. The opening reception will be
held on Saturday, April 5th from 6-9:00pm. There will also be an
artist panel discussion on May 10th at 3:00pm.
Saul Robbins is interested in the ways people interact within their surroundings, and the psychological dynamics of intimacy. His photographs are motivated by observations of human behavior and personal experience, especially those related to loss and the desire for unification. He is best known for the series Initial Intake, which examines the empty chairs of Manhattan-based psychotherapy professionals from their clients’ perspective, referencing viewers perceptions, associations, and responses to this very private environment and the work that takes place there. In 2012, Robbins created How Can I Help? – An Artful Dialogue, in which he invited passersby to speak with himself or other artists about anything they wish for free and in complete confidence, in a pop-up office / exhibition environment in Midtown Manhattan.
Exhibitions include The Bolinas Museum, Blue Sky Gallery, Deutsche Haus at NYU, chashama (Windows Installation), Griffin Museum, MASQUELIBROS Artist Book Fair, Massachusetts General Hospital, MICA, Museum of Fine Arts – Houston, New Orleans Photo Alliance, Ost Gallery, Moscow, Portland Art Museum, The Educational Alliance, Philoctetes Center, Skirball Center, Mark Woolley Gallery, White Gallery (PSU), and others. His photographs have been published in Aufbau, Berlin Tagesspiegel, CPW Quarterly, D – La Repubblica, More, The New York Times, Real Simple, TAM, and Wired, among others.
Grants and awards include The Covenant Foundation Ignition Grant, Sony World Photography Awards (Finalist), AJPA Rockower, Gunk Foundation, and New York Foundation for the Arts. Curatorial projects include Projecting Freedom: Cinematic Interpretations of the Haggadah (2010), Regarding Intimacy (2007), and No Live Girls, Peep Show 28 (2002). Robbins was awarded a NICA Stipendium from Berlin’s Hoch Schule der Kunste in 1998, and received his MFA from Hunter College (CUNY) in 1999, where he studied with Roy DeCarava, Mark Feldstein, Juan Sanchez, and Thomas Weaver. He teaches photography at the International Center of Photography in New York City and has been leading Master Workshops in Europe and South America, most recently about marketing and self-promotion for photographers.