Gallery Aferro founders and staff have been showing their work for 2017, as part of a meditation on artist-run spaces. I am showing work made between apprx. 2006 and 2012 in Backwards View


Gitterman Gallery showed my work at AIPAD Booth #407, along with Adam Bartos, Bill Brandt, Rudy Burckhardt, Roy DeCarava, Roger Fenton, Richard Gordon, William Henry Jackson, Kenneth Josephson, Alma Lavenson and Ralph Eugene Meatyard. The long-awaited catalog for Where It Falls, with essay by Luc Sante, will be available at AIPAD, along with photographs, of course. Here’s one for Spring.


Where it Falls travels to William Paterson University Galleries!

November 5 – December 14, 2012
Sunday, November 11: Reception 2-4 PM with a gallery talk by the artist on November 29

Emma Wilcox: Where it Falls

Organized by The Print Center, this exhibition showcases Emma Wilcox’s haunting, enigmatic silver prints, taken primarily within a 5-mile radius of Newark, New Jersey that hint at crime, destruction, and violence.

Promesas (Promises)

This selection of historical and contemporary works investigates the same themes as Wilcox’s photographs, revealing the idealism and harsh realities of urban planning. Organized by Emma Wilcox and The Print Center. Including works by Scott Andresen, Bulletspace, John Fekner, Rosamond S. King, and Sarah McCann.


FSA Photography and the New Social Realism

Robert Miller Gallery

September 18 – November 17, 2012

The exhibition includes F.S.A. (Farm Security Administration) Photographers Horace Bristol, Jack Delano, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, Marion Post Wolcott, and Arthur Rothstein and contemporary photographers Debbie Grossman, Josh Lehrer, Zoe Strauss, and Emma Wilcox.

Today’s economic climate and the 2012 summer drought recall a time almost a century ago when the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl of the Southwest changed American society. The F.S.A. sent a number of photographers across the country to document the plight of American farmers and depressed urban areas. Many of these images are famous today for the harsh reality that they documented which in turn spurred a movement of American artists focused on social realism.

The F.S.A. was established in 1935 as part of Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal programs and was given the mission to support small farmers and restore land and communities damaged by the Depression. The photographers employed under the F.S.A. (which also included Charlotte Brooks, Esther Bubley, Marjory Collins, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, Carl Mydans, Gordon Parks, Arthur Rothstein, Ben Shahn, John Vachon, and Marion Post Wolcott) produced images that greatly impacted how both policy-makers and the general public understood the Depression.

Today in 2012, in the midst of a digital era where Americans are bombarded with flashy images and air brushed pictures, we still see a number of photographers who turn their lenses to the ordinary, outcast or misunderstood parts of contemporary culture. These new social realists present an original look at the people, places and objects that make up a significant aspect of contemporary society. This exhibition focuses on F.S.A. photographs in conjunction with contemporary photography that in many ways parallel each other. The common subject matter takes on a variety of forms. Portraits, landscapes and everyday objects all share a unity in a tribute to Realism and American culture.


Review of the shows in Art in America, Philadelphia Inquirer and ArtBlog.


Emma Wilcox: Where it Falls
The Print Center
April 13 – July 28, 2012
Friday, April 13: Reception 5:30-7:30pm with a gallery talk by the artist at 5:30pm

PHILADELPHIA: Where it Falls is an exhibition of new work by photographer Emma Wilcox (New York). Over the past seven years Wilcox has been writing texts using paint and household flour, in twelve-foot-high letters, on rooftops throughout Newark, NJ and photographing them via helicopter. By interjecting large-scale, text-based work into an urban environment, Wilcox examines issues of environmental justice, land usage, eminent domain and the role of individual meaning in the creation of local history. The photographic documentation of these interjections will form the core of her exhibition at The Print Center.


2011 Harpo Foundation grant for Where it Falls, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA (curated by John Caperton with accompanying publication essay by Luc Sante)

2011 NoMAA Creative Grant from Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance
for Where It Falls


Google Earth has updated public imagery.


Represented by Gitterman Gallery


Currently looking for a white van, econoline style, to take pictures of. Any condition, window style. Used is better.