Jade Doskow

Architectural and landscape photographer Jade Doskow (b. 1978, American ) is known for her rigorously composed and eerily poetic images that examine the intersection of people, nature, and time. Based in New York, she holds a BA from New York University and an MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts. She is on the photography faculty of the School of Visual Arts and International Center of Photography. She is represented by Tracey Norman Morgan Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina, USA. Selected press includes U.K. Independent, Smithsonian, Slate, UNCUBE Berlin, FeatureShoot, Business Insider, The Atlantic, American Photo, Design Arts Daily, New York Observer, NPR Picture Show, ArchDaily, and Wired. Current and recent solo exhibitions include at Cornell University’s John Hartell Gallery and Walnut Hill Fine Arts in Hudson, New York as well as a group show Future-Isms at Glass Box in Seattle. Doskow is currently working with the award-winning filmmaker Philip Shane on a documentary about her World’s Fair project, due for completion in late 2017. Her monograph of the Lost Utopias project was released by Black Dog London in November 2016, and was listed by American Photo as one of the top photo books of 2016.

Lost Utopias

Since 2007 Jade Doskow has been photographing the remaining architecture, art, and landscaping of international world’s fairs, positing multi-layered questions into the nature of what we choose to preserve, repurpose, or discard on our shared urban sites. World’s fairs were magnificent, ambitious, competitive, temporary, and costly endeavors hosted by cities to promote a sense of nationalism and to promote the latest in technology, design, architecture, art, and local cultural heritage. These ethereal events left behind improved infrastructure and parkland, but also an awkward jumble of utopian, mammoth-scale structures with no clear blueprint as to how to move forward on these sites.. In Doskow’s “Lost Utopias” this seemingly arbitrary mix of international architectural icons—such as the Eiffel Tower, Philip Johnson’s New York State Pavilion, and the Space Needle—as well as half-maintained parkland, abandoned pavilion buildings, and repurposed beaux-arts palaces are brought together, highlighting the imagined future of past eras in design through these often ghostly relics.

To view more of Jade’s work please visit her website.