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Fall 2022 Photo Exhibits to Mark in Your Calendar

September 1, 2022

By Aimee Baldridge

© Sabiha Cimen

Many of the notable Fall 2022 photo exhibits catching our eye take a long look back at movements and photographic careers that have both influenced and reflected our visual culture. They’ll give you plenty of food for thought about where we’ve come from as the year winds down—and maybe some inklings of where we’re heading.

Fall 2022 Photo Exhibits Wolfgang Tillmans
From Wolfgang Tillmans’s show, “To look without fear” at MoMA New York. © Wolfgang Tillmans

9 Fall 2022 Photo Exhibits of Note:

Wolfgang Tillmans: To look without fear
If you’re not sure which type of photography you’d like to see, go to this show at MoMA in New York. Tillmans works in every genre you can think of, and then some. The exhibit of innovatively presented images includes everything from portraits and still lifes to abstract images made without a camera and astronomical phenomena. The show runs September 12 through January 1.

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

Image of man with flower crown photo exhibit
An image from the exhibit “David LaChapelle: make Believe” at Fotografiska New York. © David LaChapelle

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

Fall 2022 Photo Exhibits image of Islamic woman on roller coaster
Sabiha Çimen’s explorations of the experiences of young Islamic women in Turkey are on view in the exhibit “Close Enough: New Perspectives from 12 Women Photographers of Magnum” at ICP in New York. © Sabiha Cimen

Deana Lawson
Deana Lawson describes her own work best, 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 everyday Black lives, everyday experiences, are beautiful, and powerful, and intelligent.” This retrospective includes two decades of her carefully crafted images. It runs from October 7 through 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.

Deana lawson image of mom and two boys at home with Christmas tree.
Deana Lawson’s 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 show presents photographs, videos, three-dimensional works, and “digital activations” created over the past few decades. Together, they form an investigation into identity, resistance, and belonging. The exhibit runs from October 30 through January 22 at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas.              

Fall 2022 photo exhibit image of Kamoinge Members.
Kamoinge Members (detail), 1973, printed 2019, Anthony Barboza. Inkjet print. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Eric and Jeanette Lipman Fund. © Anthony Barboza

Working Together: The Photographers of the Kamoinge Workshop
This major exhibition on the groundbreaking Kamoinge collective has been making its way around the country over the past few 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 the lives of black people in the 20th century.

Image from Reversing the Eye, of man with weird eyes.
From “Reversing the Eye: Arte Povera and Beyond 1960-75”. © Archivio_Penone

Reversing the Eye: Arte Povera and Beyond 1960–75
The Jeu de Paume and Le Bal collaborated to create this exhibition of photography, film, and video by Italian artists in the 1960s and early 1970s. They were part of that era’s avant-garde arte povera movement, or were influenced by it. The radical movement rejected conventions in both values and materials. You can see the results at the Jeu de Paume in Paris from October 11 through January 29.

Chris Killip, retrospective                                                                 
British photographer Chris Killip documented the lives of people affected by the economic shifts in the North of England during the 1970s and 80s, from punk rockers to seacoalers to scrappy kids. This retrospective of more than 150 of his images is the most comprehensive survey of his work to date. The show runs from October 7 through February 19 at the Photographers’ Gallery in London.

Paris Photo
Lose yourself in a sea of images this November at the largest international art fair dedicated to photography. Paris Photo runs from November 10 through 13 at the Grand Palais Éphémère.