Preview: Story of Three Halves, Adi Tarkay, Fuchs Projects, Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on October 20, 2016 at 12:33 pm

New York 1, 2015, Adi Tarkay

Famed Israeli photographer Adi Tarkay’s works will be visiting Brooklyn this fall at the Fuchs Gallery.

“I’m drawn to peaceful details in the urban chaos,” says Tarkay, whose quiet black and white observations were shot in busy sections of New York City, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, and Kyoto. Each of the 16 images on view are split into two planes — diptychs that together create a third and new reality through the juxtaposed frames. “The stories that evolve reflect my inner solitude and meditative state at the decisive moment,” he adds.

The half-frame camera in wide use in the 1960s influenced Tarkay’s project and its exploration of the relationship between two halves of the story and the ultimate third. “I photograph at that instant between moments where shape and content merge, when events and ephemera find their place within harmonious composition,” says Tarkay who shot the work with a Leica digital camera using half-frame composition.

Born in Tel Aviv in 1964, the artist is the son of Itzchak Tarkay (1935-2012), a painter best known for the colorful romanticism of his female figures. One night in 2014, the elder Tarkay came to the younger in a dream and told him that his life’s work was to be a photographer. Adi soon retired from his career in the tech business and focused full time on photography. He enrolled in a master class in Israel, followed by studies at the New York Film Academy and at the International Center of Photography. In two short years, his work has been on view in group exhibitions in Israel at the Jaffa Port Gallery, Jaffa, and at the Florentine Gallery, Tel-Aviv. His show at Fuchs Projects is his first in the U.S. More about the artist is at:

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Preview: Ghosts Who Now Dance, Sandy Alpert, Griffin Museum of Photography, Boston, MA

In Art Museum, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on October 13, 2016 at 11:56 am

Into the Light, Sandy Alpert, 2000

Our friend, photographer Sandy Alpert, is taking part in her very first major museum exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography. The museum will be exhibiting pieces from her series, “Ghosts Who Now Dance.”

Welcome to the Griffin Museum of Photography, a nonprofit 501(c)3 public charity organization dedicated solely to the art of photography. Through our many exhibitions, programs and lectures, we strive to encourage a broader understanding and appreciation of the visual, emotional and social impact of photographic art.

At the Griffin Museum, you will find exhibitions from well-known photographers to those emerging on the scene that explore important themes and thought-provoking ideas. All of our exhibitions and programs are designed to encourage the passionate exploration of the art of photography.

If you’re not local to the Boston area, the Griffin Museum is the perfect accompaniment to a beautiful fall visit to New England.

Alpert’s works will be on view until November 27th.

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Preview: The Photo Review Annual Benefit Auction, Philadelphia, PA

In Auction on October 7, 2016 at 11:00 am

Study of a Gothic Gate, Eugene Atget, c. 1900

The Photo Review’s annual Benefit Auction is coming up soon. Collectors, be on notice to acquire some great pieces and help a good cause.

The Photo Review, a critical journal of photography founded in 1976, will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a spectacular Annual Benefit Auction on Saturday, October 8, 2016, at 7 p.m. at Hamilton Hall, University of the Arts at Broad and Pine Streets in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The auction will offer the most significant array of photographs from the 19th century to the present that The Photo Review has ever presented.
The event will feature an international slate of photographers as well as a host of Philadelphia artists. Beginning and experienced collectors alike will have the opportunity to bid on work by such historic masters as Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, Eugène Atget, Édouard Baldus, Herbert Bayer, Charles Bierstadt, Ilse Bing, Karl Blossfeldt, Edward S. Curtis, Andre Adolphe-Eugene Disderi, Maxime Du Camp, Harold Edgerton, Walker Evans, Laure Albin Guillot, George Harvan, Dave Heath, Gertrude Käsebier, André Kertész, Eli Lotar, Barbara Morgan, Dora Maar, Charles Marville, Barbara Morgan, Dorothy Norman, Mark Riboud, Alexander Rodchenko, Auguste Rodin, Arthur Rothstein, Auguste Salzmann, Louis Stettner, Lou Stoumen, John Vachon, and Garry Winogrand.
In addition to works from the world famous talents mentioned above, contemporary works and local legends to Philadelphia will be available as well. The list includes: Renate Aller, Gay Block, Ken Light, Joe Mills, Herb Ritts, Diane Burko, Charmaine Caire, Emmet Gowin, and many more.
Again, the auction will be this weekend so be sure to take advantage.
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