James Autery is a filmaker and photographer based in New York. His current project is a study in stillness bound in a backdrop of motion with the use of video.  His previous work had a focus in photojournalism and art photography. Autrey's subjects have included children with autism, train-hoppers, communities in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, a machinist in the Mojave Desert, and a Korean family living in Missouri. His work is focused on the universal inner strength of people, and in the still moments of fleeting life experiences that seem to branch out into their own unending existences.   

Autery has had exhibitions with Second Ward Foundation, Film Makers Cooperative, Areté Venue and Gallery, Next to Nothing, Hudson Eye, Hudson Hall, Minneapolis Photo Center, and Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe. He has been an artist in residence with Second Ward Foundation for three years and was awarded the NYSCA Electronic Media/Film fund in partnership with Wave Farm’s Media Arts Assistance Fund program. 

Exhibition History

Areté Venue and Gallery, NYC.
Solo Show: REVERBERATIONS, 2018.

Next to Nothing Gallery, NYC.
Group Show: Film-Maker’s Coop Paddle8 Art Auction, 2017.

Hudson Opera House, Hudson, NY.
Solo Show:  Selected Works,  2015.

Private Exhibition, Hudson, NY.
Solo Show:  With Gentle Wings and a Cohort of Confusion, 2014.

MPLS Photo Center, Minneapolis, MN.
Group Show:  The Human Condition:  A Survey of Humanity, 2012.

Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM.
Group Show:  Arrhythmic Visions, 2012.



Upstate Diary

THAT Gallery

Artist a Day

Entityy Magazine


Fototazo Photography + Microgrants

Photo contests

Gordon Parks International Photo Competition Finalist, 2006.

Film Festivals

NEW YEAR NEW WORK, The New American Cinema Group Film-Maker’s Cooperative, 2018.