Bill Jacobson (US, b. 1955) lives and works in New York. His work is in the collections of the Whitney Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum (both in New York), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, among others. In 1997 Twin Palms publishers (Santa Fe) issued Bill Jacobson 1989-1997, and in 2006 Hatje Cantz Verlag (Stuttgart) published Bill Jacobson Photographs.
Jacobson is one of the participants in the Noorderlicht photography commission Thought Provoking, Sense Provoking, an artist in residence project with eight photographers dealing with Wall House#2. The results of which can be seen after July 21 in the Noorderlicht Photogallery.
Festival The New York Photo Festival 2010 “NYC is the melting pot, the metropolis of the world, and therefore the most natural location for a festival with a mission to bring together global talent that is both timely and critical.”
Jody Quon, curator, NYPH’09
The First International Photography Festival in the United States
Photography, one of the most important visual media of our lives, has been surprisingly uncelebrated, particularly in the United States. New York City, home to the most influential commercial and fine art photography community, has lacked—until now—a large-scale event dedicated to photography. The inaugural New York Photo Festival (May 14–May 18, 2008) delivered a dynamic, high-quality event in what is arguably the photographic capital of the world. This event celebrated both contemporary photography ... Exposition Exhibition : «High Summer» in New-York An exhibition featuring works by Penelope Umbrico, Matthew Porter, Justine Kurland, Bill Jacobson, Pacifico Silano, Anastasia Samoylova, Hernease Davis, Thomas Albdorf, Jeremy August Haik, Joseph Desler Costa, Bobby Davidson, Christopher Rodriguez, Todd Mattei, Genevieve Gaignard, Christina Labey, Daniel AnTon Johnson, Dillon DeWaters, Sam Contis, Daniel Terna, Tommy Kha, Jessica Yatrofsky, Erin O'Keefe, Craig Kalpakjian and Sylvia Hardy.
High Summer, a survey of contemporary photo and lens-based works, is a collection of works referencing the sun. The works collected come from practices and processes as varied as the nature of sunlight itself; at times warm and life-giving, but also scorching and destructive. The sun is a bright blind spot in our sky, a void, impossible to see, but impossible to not perceiv... Exposition Bill Jacobson Interim Thoughts and others Interim Thoughts, and Others consists of four series by American photographer Bill Jacobson from the past fifteen years. From the early 1990s Jacobson makes his name with his out-of-focus, painterly images that address themes of loss, mortality and spirituality. After having worked in the 1980s as a commercial photographer for the New York art scene, he returns to his own image-making at the end of the decade.
His series entitled Interim Portraits (1992-1994) is a personal reflection on life in the AIDS era. Fragile figures seem to disappear into a white field, as if extricating themselves from a mortal coil. Then follows his Thought Series (1996-1998), a series of dark monochromes that continues to address the notion of the body as something both still and constantly changing. In 1999, after returning from a trip to In...