Notable: Bath and Barn 33, Juliet Harrison, Limited Edition Portfolios

In Black and White Photography, Books, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on November 20, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Our friend Juliet Harrison, best known for her stellar equestrian photography, is back with two limited edition portfolios just in time for the holidays.

The first two of the Limited Edition Folios are ready for special order. These are the first of an ongoing series of Collector portfolios of themed prints. Folios contain between 6 and 8 archival cotton rag signed and number 8 1/2″ X 11″ prints. Each folio comes in a special folder with a signed and numbered cover page. Each folio edition is limited to 15 copies.BATH is the first in the series. BARN 33 is the second set.

The images in BATH were shot at the Saratoga Springs Race Course in August of this year. The Folio contains 6 archival 8 1/2″ x 11″ cotton rag prints.2 folios of BATH have already sold, leaving only 13 still available for order.

$180.00 (plus $10.00 shipping within the US)

The second folio in the series, BARN 33 , contains 8 images of roosting pigeons shot also at the Saratoga Springs Race Course in August of 2014.

For fans of equestrian, nature in general and photography, Harrison’s work is worth checking out. These folios will provide a great glimpse into her work so if you’re interested, act quickly before the opportunity expires.

For More Information: Juliet Harrison Bath / Barn 33

Preview: The Last Cosmology, Kikuji Kawada, L. Parker Stephenson Photographs, New York, NY

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery on November 15, 2014 at 12:26 pm

Eight Hours Rotation of the Earth, Polaris, Shiojiri, 1989, Kikuji Kawada

From camera technology and development methodology,  to artistic titans such as Daido Moriyama and Rinko Kawauchi, Japan’s impact on every facet of photography is indisputable. But as is customary and to be expected with a notoriously insular culture, certain artistic joys can become obfuscated, withheld and/or underappreciated for the masses. This is one such case: the ethereal works of Kikuji Kawada.

I was born at the beginning of the Shōwa Era [1926-1989]. There was a great war during my boyhood and then I lived during the period of re-construction and growth and now I slowly approach the evening of life. Through these photographs the cosmology is an illusion of the firmament. At the same time it includes the reality of an era and also the cosmology of a changing heart.                       

- Kikuji Kawada
L. Parker Stephenson Photographs  is pleased to announce its representation of master Japanese photographer Kikuji Kawada(b. 1933) and the first solo exhibition of his work in the United States. Kawada, co-founder of the photographers’ cooperative VIVO with Shomei Tomatsu, Eikoh Hosoe and others, is best known outside Japan for his seminal book and series Chizu (The Map), published in 1965. Part of The Map series was exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art’s 1974 exhibition, New Japanese Photography, curated by John Szarkowski anan entire room will be devoted to it in the Tate Modern‘s upcoming exhibition Conflict, Time, Photography.

While The Map addressed psychological issues of national concern in the era following Japan’s defeat in the Second World War, Kawada’s series The Last Cosmology (1969-1999), on view at the Gallery, presents personal perceptions that echo evolution on a universal scale. Starting in the late 1960s and throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Kawada raised his eyes beyond the stained ceiling of Hiroshima’s Atomic Bomb Dome to the heavens above and the world around and beyond. The dizzying yet cohesive array of subjects, printed in rich intense tones that virtually glow, convey a sense of unease, imbalance, loss and questioning.  Like previous civilizations, we are left to wonder about connections between heavenly dramas and terrestrial circumstances.

With the exhibit only opening this past Tuesday, November 4th, people still have nearly three months to make their way down to Madison Avenue. Officially, The Last Cosmology is scheduled to close on January 25th.

For More Information: L. Parker Stephenson

Preview: Philadelphia “Lensman”, Bruce Murray Sr. & Jr., Twenty-Two Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on November 9, 2014 at 12:24 pm
Bruce Murray Sr. atop the  Curtis Building in 1918

Bruce Murray Sr. atop the Curtis Building in 1918

Father and son joining each other in profession is an idyllically discussed concept occurring less and less frequently. Twenty-Two Gallery presents Bruce Murray Sr. and Jr in a true Philadelphian exhibit of Americana and yesteryear.

An exhibition of two generations of true American photographers, capturing America in beautiful black & white images spanning over 50 years.  The father & son duo both started their photojournalist careers in Philadelphia as press photographers.  Their archives of works are preserved by their son [and grandson], Shawn Murray.  Shawn, as a third generation photographer, prints their work for all to appreciate and cherish … as he does.  The subject matter of these timeless images range from Baseball legends in the 1920′s, Babe Ruth and Connie Mack… to a pie eating contest at a city street party in the 1950′s.  They evoke great memories and heart warming feelings…  Printing from the vintage large format negatives makes the clarity, richness,
depth-of-field & pure quality of these fine art photographs.
If your a fan of photography, baseball, history or Americana, then this show is a must see.The photographs also make wonderful unique giftsfor the holidays.

Opening November 14th, visitors to the gallery are sure to be privy to some special documentary style photography. If you can’t make the opening, your time to get in and visit is brief; the exhibition will conclude December 1st.

For More Information: Bruce Murray


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