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MGU Showcases Works of Emerging Photographers

NEW YORK, Dec 4, 2011/ FW/ — Christmas is coming early for 60 new artists. MGU (Milk Gallery Underground) is collaborating with Kana Manglapus Projects Gallery to showcase new work from emerging photographers.

A collaboration between Kana Manglapus and Milke Gallery, the MGU (Milk Gallery Underground) is a group exhibition of works by the industry’s most visionary and provocative emerging photographers.

The show features pieces from 60 artists who exhibited at Milk Gallery in New York City, including John Currin muse and Marc Jacobs model Coco Young, whose documentary style is rooted in observing the nuances of fellow models “off duty” and Ryan McGinley protégé Sandy Kim, a “confessional photographer” whose risqué photos of the youth scene are both hardcore and hauntingly beautiful.

In addition to these 60 artists, the current exhibition will feature 7 new Los Angeles based photographers who were hand selected by Kana Manglapus to join the MGU movement and Milk’s commitment to nurture the next generation of talent: David Bortulucci, Ethan Lovell, Jun Woh, Kristen Shaw, Mike Rosenthal, Rocco Mediate, and Xela Mandel.

Special thanks goes to the panel of judges – Arthur Ou – Director of Photography, Parsons the New School for Design, Jennifer Pastore, Photo Director, Teen Vogue, Song Chong, Director of Education Magnum Photos and Photography professor at NYU and David Hemphill, Milk Gallery Director – who evaluated submissions from over 1000 photographers.

Adam Secore, Andrea Medici, Andrew Boyle, Arian Camilleri, Ariel Rosenbloom, Ashley Sebok, Awol Erizku, Ben Cope, Brandy Eve Allen, Brian Cleaver, Chad Crews, Chad Moore, Clay Gardener, Coco Young, Colin Smith, Daeja Fallas, Dave Raphael, David Yoo, Don Brodie, Eileen Feighy, Emily Kinni, Emily Yost, Gabriela Colletta, India Kristin Hicks, Jake Sigl, James Wendell, Jason O’Neal, Jeff Vallee, Jessie Adler, Jessy Price, Jet Nicolas, Joey Trisolini, Julia Gartland, Jung Kim, Justin Wolf, Kathy Lo, Khaki Bedford Fritscher, Kolbrun Love, Liezl Zwarts, Lisa Gonzalez, Logan White, Maceik Jasik, Malachy Sherlock, Marcel Castenmiller, Mason Dent, Maximillian Chow, Nicky Lesser, Nina Mouritzen, Peter Marquez, Sabrina Banta, Samantha Heydt , Sandy Kim, Shelby Gates, Soorin Kim, Spencer Wohlrab, Stacey Mark, Stian Foss, Taji Ameen, Tatiana Godoy, Todd Fisher and Yana Bannikova have also contributed work.

The artists’ reception will take place Friday, December 9th from 6-9pm at the Kana Manglapus Projects Gallery on Abbot Kinney in Venice, California.

The exhibition will run from December 9th thru December 20th.