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Nags Head, North Carolina (#15), 1975 by Joel Sternfeld

Solo Exhibition: Joel Sternfeld: First Pictures, Luhring Augustine, 531 West 24 Street, through February 4.

Joel Sternfeld’s first pictures of America in the ’70s revel in tanned flesh, feathered hair, short shorts, gold chains, muscle cars and other excesses of the era. The images – mostly taken at a mall in New Jersey, a beach in North Carolina or the streets of Chicago and New York –  are displayed as small color prints in white frames at Luhring Augustine.

Film Screening: The Index of Maladjustment, Union Docs, 322 Union Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, January 28, 7:30pm.

UnionDocs and The Camera Club of New York present The Index Of Maladjustment, a film screening of Hand-Processed Super 8 & 16mm films by contemporary artists and filmmakers curated by Lindsey Castillo.  The screening celebrates experimentation and imperfections lost in the slickness of our digital world with films by Dagie Brundert, Kenneth Zoran Curwood, Bradley Eros & Jeanne Liotta, Rachael Guma, Sarah Halpern, Joshua Lewis, Shona Masarin, Phil Solomon and Kelly Spivey. The Index of Maladjustment starts at 7:30pm at UnionDocs with a $9 suggested donation.

Photography Exhibitions: Vivian Maier: Photographs from the Maloof Collection, Howard Greenberg Gallery, The Fuller Building, 41 East 57 Street, Suite 1406, through January 28 / Vivian Maier, Steven Kasher Gallery, 521 West 23 Street, through February 25.

Howard Greenberg Gallery and Steven Kasher Gallery are concurrently exhibiting photographs by Vivian Maier, a nanny and photographer whose  prints and negatives were discovered after her death in 2009 by historian John Maloof and whose story and images have captivated the photography world. Her street photographs shot mostly in Chicago and New York in the 1950s – 70s  inspire comparisons to work by great American photographers such as Walker Evans and Diane Arbus.

– Tema Stauffer