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Preview: Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, Michael Kenna, Robert Mann Gallery, New York City

In Black and White Photography, Gallerist, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on December 9, 2014 at 6:09 pm
Ten Balloons, Albuqurque, New Mexico, 1993

Ten Balloons, Albuqurque, New Mexico, 1993

Drawing inspiration from Dr. Seuss, Michael Kenna’s aptly named new exhibit features the globetrotter’s works from a variety of his travels.

From China to France to New Zealand, Michael Kenna has sought out the earth’s splendid and sublime. In his intimate portraits of place, the artist’s keen sense of light, form, and balance transcend the “where” and “what” and invite us into moments of permeating tranquility, commanding grandeur, or effervescent whimsy. Robert Mann Gallery is pleased to announce Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, an exploration of the wonderful wide world captured by Michael Kenna’s prodigious lens.
Coinciding with the release of his new monograph, France, the exhibition will feature a number of recent photographs spanning the breadth of the nation’s iconic and lesser-known sites. The Louvre glows luminescent and majestic across the Seine, a disconnected dock in Nice floats hauntingly from its foggy moor, and a filigree of vines envelop an old country home. New snowscapes from Kenna’s classic Japan series inhabit a spare abstraction as dotted snowtracks, slim fence poles, and sloping hillsides irrupt the smooth white canvas. And closer to home, a bevy of hot-air balloons float buoyantly in the New Mexico sky, sailing off to a new adventure.

Michael Kenna is one of the most widely exhibited and beloved photographers working today. Recent retrospectives of his work include those at the the Tacoma Art Museum, 2012; Moscow Museum of Modern Art, 2011; Palazzo Magnani Museum in Reggio Emilia, Italy, 2010; and Bibliothèque Nationale de France in 2009. Kenna’s photographs are included in many public collections including the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Shanghai Art Museum; the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; the Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Born in Widnes, England in 1953, Kenna currently lives and works in Seattle, Washington, USA.

Fans of Kenna, explorers of the world and anyone visiting New York for the holidays will have until January 31st to the exhibit a look. It officially opens Thursday, December 11th, at 6 pm, where Kenna will be signing books.


Fore More Information: Robert Mann Gallery

Notable: Lucien Clergue, Master Photographer, Passes Away at 80

In Black and White Photography, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on December 8, 2014 at 2:09 pm
by Robert Durand, 2001

by Robert Durand, 2001

In the middle of this past November, Lucien Clergue lost his battle to cancer. The art world, particularly photography, felt a small chill. Photos developed a little longer and Digital Cameras spawned glitches. With the passing of Clergue, photography has lost a titan of its craft. Starting with the courage to photograph the artist and celebrity Picasso in 1955, his bravery never wavered as he garnished a world renowned bibliography.

Mr. Clergue was born on Aug. 14, 1934, the only child of parents who divorced when he was 6. Sent to live with relatives in a remote area of France when World War II broke out, he returned during the German occupation to find his neighborhood reduced to rubble and his mother surviving by running a shop that sold food to prostitutes. He became the delivery boy.

Mr. Clergue, who published 75 books, was something of a purist, refusing assignments from Vogue and other fashion magazines to concentrate on art photography. He worked in black and white almost exclusively. His early work embraced Provençal characters, including Gypsies and saltimbanques, the region’s traveling acrobats and harlequins, who were among Picasso’s early subjects as well. His photos of the flamenco guitarist Manitas de Plata, who died this month, helped bring his work to the attention of a global audience.

Clergue is survived by his wife, Yolande, and two daughters, Anne and Olivia.

For More Information on Clergue, check out Paul Vitello’s tribute.

Preview: Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters, Sandro Miller, Catherine Edelman Gallery,

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on December 1, 2014 at 12:42 pm
Dorothea Lange's Migrant Mother, Sandro Miller, 2014

Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother, Sandro Miller, 2014

John Malkovich is a good friend and collaborator. An incredibly versatile actor, the dynamics of Malkovich’s range is as vast as he is open minded when considering a role. For Sandro Miller, this meant a willing participant for his latest project, paying tribute to those who inspired him most.

At the age of sixteen, upon seeing the work of Irving Penn, Sandro Miller knew he wanted to become a photographer. Mostly self-taught, Sandro relied on books published by many of the great artists canonized in photographic history.  Through their pictures, he learned the art of composition, lighting and portraiture. More than 30 years later, with clients ranging from Forbes, GQ and Esquire, to American Express, Coca-Cola and BMW, Sandro has secured his place as one of the top advertising photographers worldwide.

His success in the commercial world allows him to continue his personal projects, which has included working in Cuba, photographing American blues musicians, various dance troupes, and extended endeavors with John Malkovich, his long time friend and collaborator. Sandro first met Malkovich in the late 1990s, while working on a job for Steppenwolf Theater. More than 16 years later, Sandro and John are still collaborating, which can be seen in their latest project, Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters.

If you live in Chicago or planning on going there during the holiday season, take some time to check out Miller’s unique tribute. The exhibit will officially come to a close January 31st.

For More Information: Catherine Edelman Gallery

Preview: George Platt Lynes, Wessel + O’Connor Fine Art, Lambertville, NJ

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on November 29, 2014 at 4:35 pm
Ted Starkowski (arms up), 1954, George Platt Lynes

Ted Starkowski (arms up), 1954, George Platt Lynes

This past weekend, Wessel + O’Connor Fine Art gallery opened their newest exhibition, covering the works of George Platt Lynes. Over two dozen primarily male nudes are being featured, reaching back as far as 1941.

A New Jersey native, Lynes formation as an artist is rooted from his time in Paris. There, friends such as Gertrude Stein and Glenway Wescott opened his eyes to a new world, which he embraced and never looked back. Photography was never in his original plans, but once his work was exhibited it was inevitable for him to view it as a career.

Lynes may have only produced photographs for less than three decades yet he amassed quite the resume over the time. His fashion exploits including working for Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue. Magazines such as Town & Country and Vogue gave him commissions while George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet had him document the dance company.

Outside of his commissioned work, Lynes’ work in capturing the male nude was perhaps his most extensive and celebrated. Yet the Red Scare of the fifties and homophobia led him to carry out his work privately and, eventually, led to the destruction of much of the results. The Kinsey institute was one of the primary preservers of what people are able to see today. Lynes passed away from lung cancer in 1955, at the age of 48.

Wessel + O’Connor will be hosting the Lynes exhibition until January 11th.

For More Information: Wessel + O’Connor Fine Art

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: 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

Notable: Light Work Announces its 2015 Artists-in-Residence

In Black and White Photography, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on November 6, 2014 at 6:18 pm


Who wouldn’t want to get paid to use their creative side and do what they love. For the following handful of artists, Light Work – based out of Syracuse, NY – has given them the chance to do exactly that in 2015.


Every year Light Work invites between twelve and fifteen artists to come to Syracuse to devote one month to creative projects. Over 400 artists have participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program, and many of them have gone on to achieve international acclaim.

The residency includes a $5,000 stipend, a furnished artist apartment, 24-hour access to our state-of-the-art facilities, and generous staff support. Work by each Artist-in-Residence is published in a special edition of Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual along with an essay commissioned by Light Work. Work by former Artists-in-Residence is also part of the Light Work Collection.

We are pleased to announce the 2015 Light Work Artists-in-Residence!

George Awde

Whether or not these people strike a chord with our readers yet, the fact that a group such as Light Work is providing them residency is something of note. Keep an eye out for future endeavors from them.

For More Information: Light Work

Preview: “A Separate View” Christopher Kennedy and Richard Sherman, Red Filter Gallery, Lambertville, NJ

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on November 1, 2014 at 1:35 pm

Chris Richard Promo

Red Filter Gallery is proud to present the work of Christopher Kennedy and Richard Sherman. Kennedy uses light abstractions to produce wonderful images that examine  reality with imagination. Richard Sherman takes advantage of his wide travels to present landscapes from South America that have a magic all their own.

“Things Known and Things Unknown”

My images  utilize the Photo Luminism technique, a method I devised for creating complex abstractions of light. It involves rehearsed manipulation of the camera, settings and lens that have been meticulously crafted  to recreate an image in my mind.  – Christopher Kennedy

“Patagonia: Nature’s Elements as Adversaries”

My photographs range from serene landscapes and seascapes to dramatic black and white images and beautiful color abstracts. I travel extensively and will be exhibiting select black and white images from Patagonia in this series. – Richard Sherman

Both artists have exhibited in multiple venues and have placed their works in collections spanning a broad area of interest.

November 4 until January 11

For more information:Red Filter Gallery

Preview: Ian Ruhter “Silver & Light”, Fahey Klein Gallery,LA

In Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on October 21, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Ian Ruhter Exhibition


A new exhibit for Ian Ruhter:

Ian Ruhter had been working as a successful commercial and sports photographer when he first discovered the wet plate collodion process.The nineteenth century photographic process involves pouring a liquid mixture of iodides, bromides, and a solution called collodion over a glass or aluminum plate. The plate is then bathed in silver nitrate, making it light-sensitive. The plate must then be quickly exposed and developed in just a few minutes, before the collodion dries and loses sensitivity. The process is expensive, laborious, and extremely unpredictable. Temperature and moisture affect the chemicals greatly and can entirely alter the developing process, ruining a wet plate. But the results of this labor intensive process are undeniable– a completely unique and incredibly detailed image, with rich layers of silver suspended in emulsion producing a three dimensional effect. Because the process is produced and controlled entirely by hand, each plate is inherently unique, with the chemicals’ process leaving irregular and impossible to reproduce beautiful ghostly shadows, halos, and ripples in each plate.

Now through November 29.

For more information:Fahey/Klein Gallery



Notable: Eadweard Muybridge Panorama, Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco, CA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on October 16, 2014 at 10:56 am
San Francisco Panorama, Eadweard Muybridge

San Francisco Panorama, Eadweard Muybridge

The adage is that things used to be made better. There are multiple pieces of evidence, however,  they didn’t always recognize how good was the quality. Case in point, this great find:

This San Francisco Panorama photograph by Eadweard Muybridge hung in the Crocker Land Company offices at 560 Market Street for decades. Recently it was rediscovered by a collector who recognized its value as one of the rare Muybridge panoramic views of San Francisco measuring over seven feet long and housed in a handsome period wooden frame.

11 mounted prints, 1877. Printed & mounted by TE Hecht circa 1895, from Muybridge’s original negatives.

Frame: 19-1/2” x 97-3/8”
Mount: 11-7/8” x 89-7/8”

It’s not that often a photo with size this staggering, let alone the provenance, appears on the scene. Add to the fact that it so beautifully portrays one of America’s most admired cities, any fan of photography within a stone’s throw of the Golden Gate should give it a look.

For More Information: Scott Nichols Gallery


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