Mark Havens’s Out of Season series depicts the disappearing motels of Wildwood, New Jersey, bringing out the interplay of an idealised past and its inexorable disappearance. Wildwood is a small barrier island at the tip of southern New Jersey, containing the highest concentration of mid-century modern hospitality architecture in the United States. These motels have remained unchanged for half a century, but are now slowly being demolished – vacant pools and forecourts replete with retro patterned uniformity are flanked by empty chairs, and haunted by a tangible absence. Havens attempts to halt the irreversible flow of time through these images, capturing a bygone era of simple leisure time. Artificial palms stand suspended, preserved in the same air as the photos themselves. Havens is a professor at Philadelphia University. His work has featured in publications such as The New York Times, and has been exhibited internationally. www.markhavens.com.
The final chapter in a three part series, ‘Colored People Time: Banal Presents’ is a rarely heard story of a national disgrace in America.
Colombian photographer Sebasatián Mejía navigates the city of Santiago, Chile, recording the palm trees which grow in surprising places.
Fotofever, Photography Art Fair: An All-Encompassing Photography Platform
The Carrousel du Louvre welcomes the international photography fair for the fifth time. Founded by Cécile Schall, this is an inimitable Parisian event which presents the opportunity to view works soaring in popularity amongst collectors.