DAVID J. CAROL
NO PLAN B: photographs from 1993-2016
Peanut Press Books is thrilled to announce
a retrospective exhibition by photographer David J. Carol
to coincide with his new book, NO PLAN B.
The show will run from February 1 to March 31, 2017
at the Leica Gallery Soho
460 W Broadway, New York, NY 10012
M-F 10am-6pm Sa, Su 11am-7pm
Please join us on February 16, 2017
for the opening reception and book signing
from 6pm - 8pm
please RSVP (recommended but not required)
January 27, 2017 — Peanut Press is thrilled to announce a retrospective exhibition by photographer David J. Carol to coincide with his new book, NO PLAN B. Books will be on sale for signing at the opening reception on Thursday, February 16th.
A fixture in the photography community known for his unique opinions and ironic perspective, this is Carol’s first solo show of his work since 2004. “The Leica Akademie is all about celebrating photography and passionate photographers,” says Leica’s Tom A. Smith, “David J. Carol’s commitment, for more than 35 years, to creating images uniquely his own is an inspiration that we are honored to be able to share.”
With photographs taken both in his hometown of New York City and around the world, the work in the NO PLAN B exhibition highlights Carol’s ability to uncover the absurd in the everyday and to catch the unexpected often hiding in plain sight. “I go out and take photos without any purpose or goals,” he says. “It’s only later when I see the photos that I begin to understand why.”
Carol’s vision brings the viewer from a ticket taker in Moscow to a turtle in Turkey to a subway rider in New York City, and also includes numerous additional stops in the Arctic, North America, and Europe.
With this retrospective exhibition, a lifetime of work will finally be on display all at once. Says Carol, “Seeing all the photos in one place and in a book is comforting. It feels like, this is done, I can put them away and go take more pictures.”
David J. Carol was born in New York City. He attended the School of Visual Arts and The New School for Social Research where he studied under Lisette Model. He was the first assignment photographer for The Image Bank photo agency (now part of Getty Images). David has traveled the world taking pictures for himself and others for over thirty years. David is the author of six photography books, including, most recently, the catalog for the retrospective, NO PLAN B, with Peanut Press Books. David’s photographs and/or books are in the permanent collections of over 50 libraries and/or museums, including the Tate Gallery, International Center of Photography, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford, Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of the City of New York, and the National Gallery of Art.
Press release can be downloaded here.