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On Site: “Naked at the Ball” Photographs by Alan Behr, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on June 1, 2015 at 12:11 pm

Alan Behr, Swing Dancing, Grand Ballroom

New York photographer Alan Behr captures the spirit of the season with a series of insightful and striking images taken at various occasions over the years. The viewer is invited to join in the fun or sit back and judge … you decide.

Alan Behr is a New York-based photographer who works in the documentary photography tradition. He has exhibited in the United States and Germany, including comprehensive shows from his series NY-NY-00; New York at the Turn of the Century and Naked at the Ball (Nackt Beim Ball). In 2005, Leica Gallery New York selected him to participate, along with Henri Cartier-Bresson, Marc Riboud, Leonard Freed, Mary Ellen Mark, Constantine Manos, Ralph Gibson and others, in Witness to a Century, an exhibition of important images from the prior 100 years. He has also exhibited with Leni Riefenstahl, Peter Turnley, David Turnley, Inge Morath and Elliott Erwitt. In 2008, Alan Behr was named as one of the “Stars of Tomorrow” by fotoMAGAZIN (Germany). Alan Behr studied under Rudy Burckhardt and Lucien Clergue. His work as a photojournalist is syndicated by the Tribune Content Agency. He is a proud member of the American Society of Media Photographers.

Showing June 1 – June 30, 2015

To view the exhibition: RED Filter Gallery

Notable: Richard Sherman Book, “Wooden Boats”

In Black and White Photography, Books, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on May 29, 2015 at 2:49 pm
Image Courtesy of Richard Sherman

Image Courtesy of Richard Sherman

The  old adage for boat owners goes something like, “The best two days of owning a boat are the day you buy it and the day you sell it.” Fortunately for photographer Richard Sherman, photographing the aquatic majesty of this transportation is just as rewarding for a fraction of the cost.

When Richard Sherman was about seven years old, he visited his great uncle–a lifetime merchant mariner–when he arrived into port in Elizabeth, NJ.  Invited onto a ship for the first time, young Richard heard of far away places–Hong Kong, Brazil, Korea, Australia–and his senses were inundated by the distinctive smells, the yellowish lights, the metal ladders, and passageways of a large ship.  That event set the foundation for a lifelong love of travel and a love of boats.

Richard has spent the last few years traveling and photographing old boats, with a special emphasis on wooden vessels.  He has compiled these photographs into a portfolio at http://www.richardshermanphotography.com/wooden-boats, and has printed a subset of them in this book.

For More Information Contact: Richard Sherman

Preview: Scott Nichols New Acquisitions, San Francisco, CA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on May 18, 2015 at 4:45 pm
Truman Capote, 1947, Henri Cartier-Bresson

Truman Capote, 1947, Henri Cartier-Bresson

Scott Nichols Gallery continues to be one of the best photography galleries on the West Coast, but they’re not resting on their laurels. In addition to acquiring new works by Group f/64 luminaries such as Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, the gallery has acquired works by Minor White, Ruth Bernhard , Wynn Bullock, George Tice, Paul Caponigro, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and many more. Check out some of the acquire works below.

 

Scot's Thistle, 1958, Paul Caponigro

Scot’s Thistle, 1958, Paul Caponigro

Navigation without Numbers, 1957, Wynn Bullock

Navigation without Numbers, 1957, Wynn Bullock

 

 

Still Life, 1932, Ansel Adams

Still Life, 1932, Ansel Adams

Bird Lime and Surf, Point Lobos, CA, 1951, Minor White

Bird Lime and Surf, Point Lobos, CA, 1951, Minor White

For More Information: Scott Nichols Gallery

Preview: Portraits From the 1960s and 1970s, Gerard Petrus Fieret, Deborah Bell Photographs, New York, NY

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on May 15, 2015 at 2:44 pm

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Dutch innovator and eccentric Gerard Petrus Fieret hasn’t had many opportunities to have his work displayed since his passing in 2009. In fact, he has only been exhibited once since. Now, make that twice.

Fieret was born in 1924 in The Hague, Holland, where he died in 2009. A legendary figure in his city, where he fed the pigeons daily and played panpipes in the cafes, he was widely renowned for his fresh, innovative, informal portraits and alluring nude studies, all dating from the 1960s and 1970s. Fieret’s vintage gelatin silver prints are liberally appointed with his copyright stamps and signed in a celebratory flourish of penmanship. One of Fieret’s trademarks, besides the copyright stamps and swath-like signatures overlaying his imagery, is the very personal relationship he had with his subjects: they were almost always in motion, always animated, and always free to be themselves. The robust energy and private narrative of each of Fieret’s pictures make his work as fresh and relevant today as it was forty and fifty years ago. Fieret’s main subjects were women and selfportraits, in which he explored chiaroscuro lighting and experimented with printing and cropping of his images. In an attempt to protect his work, which he feared would be appropriated by imitators (even Picasso), he stamped and signed his prints to graphic perfection, rendering each one unique. Working freely in the 1960s and 1970s, when the market for photography was almost nonexistent, Fieret rarely made duplicates of any one image. His quest was “art for art’s sake,” and the darkroom was an exciting part of his adventure with photography.

The exhibit is open now with plenty of opportunity to be seen, concluding July 31st. 

Deborah Bell Photographs is located 16 East 71st St., Suite 1D, New York, New York, 10021

On Site: “Street Stories” by Edward Vatza, Red Filter Gallery

In Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on May 1, 2015 at 10:33 pm

Chico by Ed Vatza

Ed Vatza has made it an ongoing passion project to photograph personalities found on the streets of  urban locales. In his exhibition at the Red Filter Gallery, Vatza portrays the variety of “Street Stories” embedded in the faces of these varied personages.

“Chico” (NYC) – Chico is originally from Puerto Rico but has been in NYC for several years. He said he has been on streets for several months. He was very willing to be photographed and spoke of an artist who stopped one day to sketch him.

Get to know these wonderful portraits May 1 through May 31 at: Red Filter Gallery

Also view his exhibition at the Michener Museum, Doylestown, Pa. through July 5: Vatza at the Michener

Preview: Fireflies, William Larson, Gitterman Gallery, New York, NY

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on April 21, 2015 at 1:56 pm
Untitled by William Larson

Untitled by William Larson

In today’s world of bluetooth, touch screens and virtualization machines, it’s hard to believe how short a time ago that people were fumbling around with any digital technology. Heck, a dozen years ago 5 megapixel cameras were state of the art.

Of course this has never stopped the art community from stepping up and seeing what they could do, no matter what medium was introduced. For William Larson, the sixties presented one such tool in an early fax-machine. The results were the Fireflies series, digital artworks shot between 1969 and 1978. 

Larson used a Graphic Sciences DEX 1 Teleprinter, a sophisticated early fax machine, which converted pictures, text and sound into digitally-generated audio signals. These signals were transmitted over a telephone line and a stylus burned the image onto a special carbon-based paper, creating a unique “electronic drawing.”  He was able to manipulate these images by altering the voltage of the output during the printing process, by moving the stylus during printing and by sending multiple transmissions to the same page, electronically layering images, text and visual representations of sound.

Larson conducted the technology to produce an almost random juxtaposition of dissimilar images. The symbolic, or poetic, potential of the juxtaposition references “the imperfect operations of memory or dreams.”

With Fireflies, Larson sought to move beyond the traditional notion of what a photograph can be. He was interested in representing the fluidity of time with a static work of art. He stated: “I started to work and think of photography as a system of production, supporting a bias toward the additive possibilities of the medium, and less the subtractive, descriptive, or literal.”

Commencing on April 29th, the exhibit will be available for viewing until July 2nd. 

For More Information: Gitterman Gallery

On Site: The Best of AIPAD 2015, Park Avenue Armory

In Art Fair, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on April 17, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Ruth Bernhard, Angel Wings, 1943

Ruth Bernhard, Angel Wings, 1943

Courtesy: Scott Nichols Gallery

It is that time for the dozens of domestic and international photography dealers to show their featured pieces at the Armory in NYC.

The Galleries that stood out this year during our visit include:

798 Photo Gallery, Beijing

Nailya Alexander Gallery, NYC

Deborah Bell Photographs, NYC (She is back from Christie’s)

Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla

ClampArt, NYC

Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago

Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica

Gitterman Gallery, NYC

Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC

Robert Mann Gallery, NYC

Monroe Gallery, Santa Fe

Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco

Throckmorton Fine Art, NYC

VERVE Gallery, Santa Fe

Visit this sumptuous banquet of photographic images this weekend at the Armory, Park Ave. and 67th Street, NYC

For more information: AIPAD 2015

Preview: Invisible City/Night Walk 1983-1989, Ken Schles, Noorderlicht Photogallery, Groningen, Netherlands

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on April 6, 2015 at 2:50 pm
Image by Ken Schles

Image by Ken Schles

While New York is one of the most celebrated cities in the world, it hasn’t always been such a wonderful place to visit. Ken Schles was there to document some of its saltier days during the 1980s.

This spring the Noorderlicht Photogallery digs deep into a mythic time in New York’s Lower East Side. Ken Schles’ images from the 1980s are a gritty, penetrating portrayal of a city racked with violence, when crime rates were high and drug addicts and artists ruled his downtown world. An explosive but creative cocktail yielding an intoxicating brew of light, darkness and desire.

The exhibition of 100 black and white photographs coincides with the publication of a new Steidl monograph, Night Walk (2014), a companion to Schles’s underground cult classic Invisible City (1988). Recently reprinted by Steidl, Invisible City is considered alongside Brassaï’s Paris de Nuit and Ed van der Elksen’s Love On The Left Bank to be one of the great depictions of the nocturnal bohemian experience of the 20th century.

Anyone lucky enough to be in the Netherlands on Friday, April 3rd, will be able to attend the opening night, where Schles himself will introduce the exhibit. It will be available for viewing until June 7th.

For More Information: Noorderlicht Photogallery

Preview: We Shall Overcome: Documenting the Road to Freedom, Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on March 30, 2015 at 2:49 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. and Group Entering Montgomery, 1965, Steve Shapiro

Martin Luther King Jr. and Group Entering Montgomery, 1965, Steve Shapiro

Fahey/Klein Gallery opened their latest exhibition, We Shall Overcome, on Thursday, March 26th. The Civil Rights Movement was one of the most profound eras of the past century, indelibly impacting every facet of our culture. It was also one of the first times that visual media was so viably accessible to the masses.

The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibition, We Shall Overcome: Documenting the Road to Freedom. The exhibition follows the moving journey of four acclaimed documentary photographers, Danny Lyon, Steve Schapiro, Flip Schulke, and Stephen Somerstein, as they each capture the Civil Rights movement in the American South in the 1960’s. The exhibition focuses specifically on the historic 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama to demand free-and-clear voting rights for African Americans. These powerful photographs capture the heroes of the Civil Rights movement–Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and James Baldwin–but also the countless grass-roots organizers and anonymous marchers who risked everything to trudge a long, dusty, and violent path to equality.

We Shall Over Come: Documenting the Role to Freedom, will be available for viewing through May 2nd.

For More Information: Fahey/Klein Gallery

Preview: Alan Klotz Gallery Teases New Additions and Prepares for AIPAD Show

In Black and White Photography, Gallerist, Photo Print Collector on March 18, 2015 at 11:22 am
Houses on Incline, Virginia City, Nevada, Wright Morris

Houses on Incline, Virginia City, Nevada, Wright Morris

For scientists, the old adage is publish or perish. For galleries, it’s about constantly acquiring new works. Alan Klotz Gallery is doing exactly that, acquiring a variety of new works from formidable photographers the world over. This includes works by Harry Callahan, Lennart Nilsson, Wright Morris, Gyorgy Kepes and Carl Van Vechten.

When not burrowing into our nests to stay warm, we are out acquiring new inventory…It’s our way of dispelling winter, and welcoming spring… new acquisitions by photographers [include]Berenice Abbott, Fratelli ALINARI, Paul CAPONIGRO, Eugene DESALIGNAC, Alfred EISENSTAEDT, Kipton KUMLER, Ken REGAN, Elliot ROSS, Sebastiao SALGADO, Auguste SALZMANN, Ralph STEINER, Josef SUDEK, and Roman VISHNIAC can be viewed here.

In addition to their new acquisitions, Alan Klotz is readying themselves yet again for the Association of International Photography Art Dealers New York show. Now in its 35th year, the AIPAD show will feature 89 exhibitors from multiple countries and all over the United States. This year’s show takes place from April 16th to April 19th.

For More Information: Alan Klotz Gallerya, AIPAD New York

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