Posts Tagged ‘Black and White Photography’

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

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

Notable: Mitch Dobrowner, The Prophecies of William Blake, 21st Editions, Re-Release

In Black and White Photography, Books on October 29, 2014 at 11:13 am
Image Courtesy of Mitch Dobrowner and 21st Editions

Image Courtesy of Mitch Dobrowner and 21st Editions

21st Editions, purveyors of fine art photography books like few others, have a new card up their sleeve with the recent release of Mitch Dobrowner’s The Prophecies of William Blake.

Mitch Dobrowner has catapulted his way to great recognition and success in these past few years with both daring and finesse.

Winning the Sony World Photography Awards’ Photographer of the Year (from more than 100,000 entrants) gained Dobrowner attention from press around the world.

Having been sold out for some time, this copy (#26) of The Prophecies of William Blake, with an introduction by John Wood, is newly available for purchase.

While 21st Editions’s books are always a little bit of an investment, but never a regretful purchase. If you’re wanting one of these handcrafted beauties, contact Pam or Steve at 508-398-3000.

For More Information: 21st Editions

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

Preview: Ernest Cole, Photographer, Grey Art Gallery, New York University

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photographer on October 2, 2014 at 10:42 am
Earnest boy squats on haunches and strains to follow lesson in heat of packed classroom. 1967, Ernest Cole

Earnest boy squats on haunches and strains to follow lesson in heat of packed classroom. 1967, Ernest Cole

Periods of strife and conflict are in large part tragic, but for a fortunate few they can present opportunity and success. For Ernest Cole, becoming one of the first black photojournalists in the history of South Africa meant that it was his eyes that would share his people’s plight with the rest of the world. Unfortunately, Cole’s work has remained largely unknown to most of the world until recently, long after his death in 1990. The exhibit at Grey Art Gallery will be one of the first substantial opportunities for Americans to view his work.

Ernest Cole: Photographer features over 100 rare black-and-white gelatin silver prints from Cole’s remarkable archive. While many of the photo-graphs expose segregation, destitution, and violence, others depict intimate moments of children at play, mothers smiling, couples dancing, and friends joking. Cole was arrested and fled South Africa in 1966, never to return. This is the first major solo museum show of his striking images, which are illuminated by incisive captions from his book House of Bondage (1967). Organized by the Hasselblad Foundation in Gothenburg, Sweden, the exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

Now open, the exhibit will be available for viewing until December 6.

For More Information: Grey Art Gallery


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


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