Who is Alex Harsley? The East Village photographer who’s seen it all

The 4th Street Photo Gallery, located in the heart of the East Village at 67 E. Fourth St., is a small space with a rich history. The founder and photographer Alex Harsley has decades of experience capturing the essence of Black pride and excellence in New York City, with the gallery’s collection showcasing photos of …

Review: The Met’s ‘Don’t Forget To Call Your Mother’ captures the essence of family

Italian visual artist Maurizio Cattelan’s photograph “Don’t Forget to Call Your Mother” depicts an ill-lit bar that displays a red neon sign reading the photo’s title. There’s a clock to the side, striking the final call, begging visitors to befriend feelings of nostalgia. It calls them back to the desire for a deeper connection with …

Review: The Met’s ‘Women Dressing Women’ is a feminist approach to analyzing fashion history

In an exhibition space in a lower level of the Metropolitan Museum of Art lives a fashion oasis entirely devoted to the genius of women. When viewers first walk into “Women Dressing Women,” they are met with dazzling evening gowns by iconic fashion designers, displayed in a dark room with lights only illuminating the garments. …

Review: ‘In Loving Memory’ explores the veteran experience through photography

Brooklyn-based street artist Khidr Joseph’s photograph “Family Heirloom” depicts an extended hand with a military dog tag hanging from its fingers. The large scale and intense focus allow viewers to observe every crease of the palm, the scuffs of the tag and the raised ink of a tattoo. The photograph is reflective of Joseph’s exhibition, …