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Preview: Janet Russek and Nevada Wier at Verve Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector on October 27, 2013 at 2:30 pm

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Orchid, 2001 by Janet Russek

Janet Russek and Nevada Wier are photographers from Santa Fe, New Mexico whose work is held in high esteem – Russek’s work is permanently held in several museum collections including the New Mexico Museum of Santa Fe and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and Wier has been published by National Geographic as well as Travel Channel and Northwest Airlines.

Russek’s exhibit, The Tenuous Stem, and Wier’s exhibit, Invisible Light: The World in Infrared, display two different skill sets and styles of talented and prolific professionals.

September 27 – November 2, 2013

For more information: Verve Gallery

Olympus InVision Photo Festival, Banana Factory & SteelStacks, Bethlehem, Pa

In Art Fair, Black and White Photography, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on October 25, 2013 at 1:49 pm

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Multiple venues for viewing photography throughout the Lehigh Valley.

Worth a visit this Fall …

Nov. 1-3, 2013

For more information: InVision

Profiles in Black & White: Thomas Ruff

In Black and White Photography, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on October 21, 2013 at 1:12 pm

Photographs are still always depictions, it’s just that for my generation the model for the photograph is probably not reality any more, but images we have of that reality.”

-Thomas Ruff

Interieur 7 D, 1982

Interieur 7 D, 1982

Few photographers working today are as renowned for experimentation as Thomas Ruff. Originally a landscape photographer, he has never been one to fear change. Ruff has bounced from straight photography to three-dimensional imagery. He’s employed and transformed internet pornography and molded mathematical curves. He’s contrasted spanning the immenseness of space and with the acute realm of passport-esque portraiture. His amorphous stylings continually refocus how people might see an image. Yet his roots in photography are based in the far simpler age of the Bechler school, and it is here that we see a continued basis for his process. Read the rest of this entry »

Profiles in Black & White: Bernd and Hilla Becher

In Article, Black and White Photography, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on October 18, 2013 at 1:12 pm

“All we did was to turn back the time to a photography of precision which is superior to the human eye.”

-Bernd Becher

1972 study of concrete cooling towers.

1972 study of concrete cooling towers.

There have been numerous photographers who have collaborated frequently with each other and many more who inspired the other. In the case of husband and wife Bernd and Hilla Becher, their collaboration became a true partnership. Rarely does one search for just Bernd or just Hilla because each work was incomplete without the other’s input. Read the rest of this entry »

Preview: Allen Frame at the Gitterman Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector on October 16, 2013 at 3:51 pm

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Mariachis, Mexico City, 2000

Dialogue with Bolaño is the new Exhibition of color and black and white photographs by Allen Frame celebrating his work presented in tandem with the literary creations of Chilean writer, Roberto Bolaño.

Frame’s work conveys a restrained, but deeply felt sense of intimacy – desire and alienation all in one. Bolaño’s work, drawing on motifs of detective fiction, creates a moving reflection of creativity played out under the shadow of a repressive political and social conflict.

November 7, 2013 – January 11, 2103

For more information: The Gitterman Gallery

Notable: 16th Annual Friends of Friends Photography Auction

In Auction, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on October 14, 2013 at 12:15 pm

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John McDermott, Monk in the Wind, Angkor Wat, 2001

Founded in 1996 by world-renowned photographer Kenro Izu, “Friends Without a Border,” (Friends) is an international nongovernmental organization (NGO) that is committed to providing high-quality and compassionate healthcare to children in Southeast Asia.

Since its inception, “Friends,” has had the art community as a vital source of support. Since the first auction in 1997, this relationship has only flourished, and hundreds of artists and their representatives have generously donated their work to the auction to make it the great event it is today.

Reception: October 24, 2013 6-8pm at Rick Wester Fine Art

Auction: December 10, 2013 6-8pm at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 West 18th Street, 2nd Floor Suite

For More Information and a full Catalogue of Images: 16th Annual Friends of Friends Photography Auction

Profiles in Black & White: Man Ray

In Black and White Photography, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on October 9, 2013 at 10:45 am

            “It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.”

-Man Ray

Self Portrait, Half-Shaved,1942

Self Portrait, Half-Shaved,1942

In the contemporary world, there are numerous public figures that have emerged as household names in abbreviated terms. MJ, Cher, Prince, Ichiro, and LeBron are all such examples. But few, with the exception of perhaps Prince, have pulled it off as eccentrically and adamantly as Man Ray did, starting one hundred years ago. Born Emmanuel Radnitzky in Philadelphia but mostly raised in Brooklyn, the Radnitzky family changed their surname to Ray amidst pronounced anti-Semitism during the early 1900s. Already nicknamed Manny, the future artist decided to truncate it further, leaving it to be simply Man Ray. For the majority of his life, Man Ray would neither speak about his past nor admit his name had ever been anything else. Read the rest of this entry »

Profiles in Black & White: Lee Miller

In Black and White Photography, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on October 7, 2013 at 1:45 pm

“(Being a great photojournalist is) a matter of getting out on a damn limb and sawing it off behind you.”

-Lee Miller

Lee Miller by Man Ray

Lee Miller by Man Ray

It is apt that this week we feature Lee Miller with her teacher, lover, colleague and beneficiary of her inspiration, Man Ray. After all, their works were intrinsically linked for an early part of their prospective careers. However, it would be myopic to think that Miller’s time with Man Ray encompassed everything that she would produce. While Man Ray’s work continued to dabble within the worlds of fashion, Surrealism and Dadaism after their separation, Miller would explore new grounds that deviated much from her initial endeavors. Unfortunately, the price of new successes would take a heavy mental toll on her later in life. Read the rest of this entry »

Notable: “Collecting Photography 101” Course Back By Popular Demand!

In Black and White Photography, Gallerist, Photo Print Collector on October 5, 2013 at 6:33 pm

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Taught by a collecting veteran, this workshop is a nonstop, fact-filled “boot camp” that provides a bird’s-eye view of the photography marketplace.The course begins in the classroom discussing the market and the due diligence needed to buy photographs today. Over the next sessions, the class visits not-for-profit and commercial galleries in Chelsea and Midtown, looking at photographs and meeting with dealers. Discussion topics include: issues to consider before spending a penny; fair pricing; gallery versus auction house; how to assess markings (stamps, signatures, editions); and administrative chores such as caring for photographs. Participants take away a greater understanding of the photography marketplace and the tools necessary to become a thoughtful collector.

October 2, 2013 – April 10, 2014

Instructor: Alice Zimet

Fee: $620

For more information: The International Center for Photography

Notable: William Wylie, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, Va.

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on October 4, 2013 at 12:29 pm

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William Wylie,Wall P16

One of our favorites …

William Wylie is an American photographer whose work explores the contemporary landscape.  His favored medium is a large-format, 8" x 10" camera, which records a uniformly high level of detail and tone.  Wylie works by establishing a relationship to a site through repeated visits and producing images that delve deeply into the interconnected natural and cultural history of these places.  His past projects in the United States include documenting Colorado’s Cache la Poudre River (where he walked 150 miles from the mouth of the river on the eastern plains to its headwaters at the Continental Divide) and more recently, his 2010 project along the two-lane Route 36 as it cuts across Kansas.  He also works extensively in Italy, where he has photographed the famous marble quarries of Carrara and the industrial landscapes of Tuscany and Rome.
He produced his newest series, This Heavy Veil, on view at Page Bond Gallery,October 4 thru October 30, while serving as the Doran Artist in Residency at the Sol and Carol LeWitt compound in Praiano, Italy.

Runs … Oct. 4 – Oct 30

For more information : Page Bond Gallery

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