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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.

Dimensions:
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

Notable: Peter Treiber “Ethereal Luminescence” Kickstarter Campaign

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on October 14, 2014 at 10:52 am
Image Courtesy of Peter Treiber

Image Courtesy of Peter Treiber

Emboldened by the response received thus far for his “Ethereal Luminescence” work, Peter Treiber is looking to take the plunge and display his works at Spectrum Miami. If unfamiliar, Spectrum Miami is a five day juried art fair featuring everyone from the artists themselves to the publishers themselves. Success and exposure here could help launch Treiber land his next great opportunity.

These photographs were created with a new and unique camera technique which I created and which viewers seem to love. The New York art critic and writer, Renee Phillips, described this work as, “…a mesmerizing symphonic explosion of color, light and motion.” One of Renee’s readers, C. J., said, “I’m never at a loss for words…count this series of photographic fine art as a first! Thank you for showing your exceptional art to us.” Philadelphia’s Broad Street Review art critic, Anne R. Fabbri, described “Ethereal Luminescence” as “…”dynamic, abstract compositions in vivid, pulsating colors… raises one’s energy level— just what’s needed.”

With these photographs I seek to interpret the joy, excitement and pleasure of public events, such as, fireworks, light shows, urban street scenes and amusement parks. My primary criteria as a photographer is to make beautiful images, but to make that beauty eye-catching, both dynamic and fascinating.

The union between the motion we live in and still photography which captures that motion seems to be the place where this “dynamic beauty” fuses.

Through its abstraction, these photographs interweave the drama and excitement of the vibrant and colorful public places that we enjoy so much.

Treiber has already reserved the space and is looking for help in order cover the costs of the risk he is taking. As fans of his, we find the risk to be well worth it and hope he reaches his funding goal. Those interested in contributing will have until November 7th to make a pledge.

To find out more or contribute: Peter Treiber Kickstarter

Preview: Masters of Photography, Lumiere Gallery, Atlanta Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector on September 25, 2014 at 11:25 am
Mendenhall Glacier, 1973, Brett Weston

Mendenhall Glacier, 1973, Brett Weston

Every gallery, at one time or another, seeks to put on a true showstopper of an exhibition. Compiling the finest of what they have available in their collection, Lumiere is currently exhibiting their “masters”.

These prints from the cameras of twenty different photographers include iconic images from the artists’ larger bodies of work. From California to New York … from Paris to Uzbekistan … they span a spectrum of themes: including urban structures, traditional landscape, portraiture, abstractions and social commentary.

The exhibition was also curated to underscore the importance of relationships and collaborations. Edward Weston with his sons, Brett and Cole – as well as Wynn Bullock; Ansel Adams with Al Weber and Pirkle Jones; and Jones with Dorothea Lange.

The artists: Berenice Abbott, Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Alexander Rodchenko, Dorothea Lange, Georgi Zelma, Boris Ignatovich, Bill Brandt, Al Weber, Imogen Cunningham, Brett Weston, Tom Neff, Margaret Bourke-White, Andre Kertesz, Aaron Siskind, Arnold Newman, Pirkle Jones, Paul Strand, Edouard Baldus and Wynn Bullock have left a legacy that will inspire us for years.

There is also an online gallery available, so if travel plans to Atlanta are not in the works, take a look on Lumiere’s website.

Fore More Information: Lumiere Gallery

Preview: Women – Seeing and Being Seen, Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco, CA

In Black and White Photography, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on September 16, 2014 at 11:13 am
Untitled: 26061208 ,Niniane Kelly, 2012

Untitled: 26061208, Niniane Kelly, 2012

The female form has been perhaps the most ubiquitously discussed concept of human anatomy. At the very least, it has provided the muse for many an artist and photographer, not to mention Scott Nichols Gallery’s latest exhibition.

The exhibition’s nearly 60 photographs of women ranging from circa 1870s to the present explore the myriad ways in which female, and male, photographers view women and how women choose to be seen. It includes the work of Ansel Adams, Kiichi Asano, Ruth Bernhard, Anne Brigman, Wynn Bullock, Imogen Cunningham, Judy Dater, Margo Davis, Monica Denevan, Mona Kuhn, Dorothea Lange, An-My Lê, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Linda McCartney, Annette Lemieux, Barbara Morgan, Hiroshi Osaka, Paul Strand, Brett Weston and Edward Weston, among others.

A complementary show in the smaller gallery features Dorothea Lange and the work of several of her contemporaries including Ansel Adams, represented by his documentation of women belonging to the group of 110,000 people of Japanese ancestry interned in camps during World War II.

The subject of women for a photo exhibition can be rife with stereotypes and predictable patterns. Here the tropes of women in the nude and in nature, as well as fashion photography are juxtaposed with humorous images such as Roger Minnick’s tourist at Inspiration Point, Yosemite, and Annette Lemieux’s spooky, sobering Apparition. Edward Weston’s Erica, Point Lobos is a less familiar representation of his work: his granddaughter on a beach the year before he stopped photographing. The women photographers of Group f/64 represented may be seen to replace the appropriation of certain of these tropes with ownership of an alternative way of “seeing and being seen.”

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Preview: “And Here We Are …”, Red Filter Gallery, Lambertville, N. J.

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on September 9, 2014 at 1:50 pm

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With two very different approaches to monochromatic photography, the photographs of Kelli Abdoney and Sandy Alpert are on display at Red Filter Gallery in Lambertville NJ.

Caithness and Sutherland Landscapes

“I find the landscapes of Caithness and Sutherland quite extraordinary. There is an overwhelming energy in the rugged battered coastlines and a powerful sense of history and prehistory that saturates the land. The 180-degree horizon, which cradles an abundance of weather from dawn to dusk, the sprawling landscapes that have sustained man and the clarity of it’s light are only but a few of Caithness and Sutherland’s physical qualities.”  -  Kelli Abdoney

The Vertical Expression of Horizontal Desire

“For three minutes, the dancers of the tango allow the music to transport them into another world; one of their own creation.  Imagined moments … the stud, the seductress, the prostitute, the cuckold seeking retribution with the much-younger woman who delights in his touch.  I watch these fictionalized characters come to life in their faces, in their bodies as they succumb to the seductive rapture of the syncopated rhythms.”  -  Sandy Alpert

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

Now through November 2

For more information: Red Filter Gallery

Preview: Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Digital Guide for the Fall

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on September 8, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Earlier this summer, we informed our readers about Atlanta Celebrates Photography’s (ACP) portfolio review and annual review. Now we are bringing the news of ACP’s digital guide being launched by the foundation. While the Decatur Book Festival has now passed (August 30th and 31st), ACP has a ton still in store for the rest of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

Preview: The Altered Landscape: New Humanoid Constructions, Ruth Formanek, SoHo Photo, Soho, NYC

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on September 2, 2014 at 2:47 pm
Image courtesy of Ruth Formanek

Image courtesy of Ruth Formanek

Adding to their already busy schedule this fall, SoHo Photo Gallery is displaying 12 new works from Ruth Formanek. Utilizing landscape photographs as the base, Formanek has twisted them in a near Rorschach-ian manner, resulting in surreal and  striking final products. 

“A photo of a landscape may or may not look like its original. The landscape can’t be changed but its image can be converted to whatever you choose. The landscapes in this show of 12 digital color photographs-mostly of Utah’s rocky mountains and Florida’s lakes-playfully and sometimes whimsically express something suggested by their original shape or color. The original image becomes a means to an unknown end, sometimes with unconscious themes.”

Ruth Formanek has been a keen observer of nature and human behavior since childhood. She is Professor emerita at Hofstra University, where she taught developmental psychology for over 30 years, wrote/edited professional books and two books of her photographs. She has had solo shows at Soho Photo Gallery, participated in group shows at libraries, the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, and many other other locations. Ruth has received awards from Johns Hopkins (first place in Documentary competition), U. S. Park Service, Jamaica Bay Nature Center (second place), and others.

With an opening reception on September 4th, 6-8pm, Formanek’s works will be part of seven solo shows as part of Soho Photo’s fall opener. New Yorkers and visitors will have until October 3rd to check out the exhibit.

For More Information: Soho Photo

Preview: “Nuit Blanche”, Wendy Paton at Michener Art Museum

In Art Museum, Black and White Photography, Books, Exhibits, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on August 31, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Wendy Michner

 

Our friend Wendy Paton has a MAJOR exhibition at the Michener Museum in Doylestown, Pa. With over 60 works on display this is an opportunity to view the work of a major contemporary artist.

An award winning fine art photographer, Wendy Paton was in the throes of a successful, ground breaking career training and driving Standardbred race horses in New York, when in 1981, her interest in photography emerged.She studied at the International Center of Photography in New York, learned the intricacies of night photography from Michael Kenna, and darkroom printing techniques from her mentor and collaborator, master printer Chuck Kelton.

Consisting of two bodies of work,NUIT BLANCHE comprises a premiere selection of Paton’s Visages de Nuit, complemented by a collection of her latest series,Reclaiming Dignity, in an installation of seventy of the artist’s gelatin silver prints.

VISAGES DE NUIT is a collection of 51 black and white candid night portraits, shot over a six-year period from 2006-2012 in various international cities. Paton created this series of nocturnal images, exploring the mystery of the night and bringing the viewer into her subject’s nighttime world. Their dark, gritty characteristics purposely convey Paton’s interpretation of the surreal quality of life at night, and what is hiding behind what we normally view as reality.

RECLAIMING DIGNITY is a portfolio of Paton’s vision of “abstract portraits,” faces and bodies of neglected cars, once coveted for their style, beauty, speed and grace. Left unattended and ignored for years, then a chance to once again be admired and coveted; an opportunity to “reclaim their dignity.”

Now through December 7.

For more information: Wendy Paton

Preview: Lois Conner, Gitterman Gallery, NYC, NY

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on August 24, 2014 at 11:57 am
CH99118 Pudong, Shanghai (1999)

Image Courtesy of Lois Conner

For any aspiring politician, working at the United Nations at the age of 20 would likely be a dream scenario. Turns out it’s a pretty good start for photographers as well. Conner, who spent 13 years under the UN’s umbrella, absorbed a multitude of cultures during her stay, particularly China, which she has now visited annually for 30 years. The culmination of these efforts is her latest book, Beijing: Contemporary and Imperial, shot in sprawling 7×17 panorama format. 

“What I am trying to reveal through photography in a deliberate yet subtle way is a sense of history. I would like my photographs to describe my relationship between the tangible and the imagined, between fact and fiction. I’m a born traveler and adventurer, and an obsessive collector and observer of landscape, attempting to twist what the camera faithfully describes into something of fiction.”

“The extended sweep of the panorama allows me to draw on multiple levels, much as cinema does, and to take something of the immediate present, and layer that with something from a few centuries before. The large format camera can draw the particular in minute detail. Like adjectives in a sentence, they allow the viewer to look closer, engaging them in the little world contained by the frame.”

The Yale MFA grad and Guggenheim fellowship winner has exhibited her work in galleries and museums all over the country, and now the Gitterman Gallery is pleased to be added to the list as part of releasing Conner’s latest book. Opening reception will be on September 10th, from 6-8 pm, while the exhibit will conclude November 15th.

For More Information: Gitterman Gallery

Preview: Superlative Light, Robert Shults, Atlanta, New York City, Chicago and more

In Black and White Photography, Books, Exhibits, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on August 12, 2014 at 12:14 pm
Image courtesy of Robert Shults

Image courtesy of Robert Shults

After a successful Kickstarter campaign from earlier this year, Robert Shults is happily taking his new book, Superlative Light, on tour before its official release this fall. The book is sure to be a hit for any fan of photography, science and science fiction.

“In a cavernous complex buried three stories beneath the University of Texas, there resides an almost inconveivable piece of technology which inolves some of the most extreme conditions ever encountered by mankind.

It is called the Texas Petawatt and, at the time of these photos, it produced the most powerful laser pulse anywhere is the world.

At its peak output, this massive device releases an unparalleld luminous force which constitutes the brightest light known to exist in the entire universe.

With this ambitious work of of science at its foundation, The Superlative Light follows an original work of science fiction written by mathematician and author Rudy Rucker. The combination of words and photography has been rounded into what is indelibly an auspicious work of art. 

For those interested in taking a peek at The Superlative Light before its publication, Shults will be stopping in at least four different locations for events: on August 30 and 31st, Atlanta, for the Decatur Book Festival; September 20th, New York City for Photoville; September 25th, Chicago, for Filter Photo Festival. Capping the tour will be the book release party on October 31st in Hillsborough, NC, at the Daylight Community Arts Center.

For More Information: Robert Shults

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