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Preview: Eye of The Century, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Leica Gallery LA/ Peter Fetterman Gallery, Los Angeles

In Gallery on May 20, 2019 at 10:25 am

Siphnos, Greece, 1961, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Image via Peter Fetterman Gallery

Peter Fetterman Gallery has been particularly excited to announce a collaboration with Leica Gallery LA. The gallery will be displaying rare and iconic works by the world famous Henri Cartier-Bresson.

To tell Henri Cartier-Bresson’s story and to unravel his work is essentially to tell the story of a look. Throughout the 20th century, this roaming, lucid eye has captured the fascination of Africa in the 1920’s, crossed the tragic fortunes of Spanish republicans, accompanied the liberation of Paris, caught a weary Gandhi just hours before his assassination, and witnessed the victory of the communists in China. Henri Cartier-Bresson was also Jean Renoir’s assistant on three major films, an artist who sees himself an artisan but who nevertheless established Magnum, the most prestigious of all photo agencies, and who immortalised his major contemporaries : Mauriac in a state of mystical levitation, Giacometti, Sartre, Faulkner or Camus, and as many more all taken at the decisive moment, all portraits for eternity.

– Pierre Assouline, Henri Cartier-Bresson, l’oeil du siècle, Folio / Gallimard

Seemingly present at nearly every significant event during his period of work, Cartier-Bresson transcended the world of photography. The exhibit will open June 13th and conclude July 31st, 2019.

For More Information: Leica Gallery LA

Notable: International Center of Photography is Moving

In Black and White Photography on May 17, 2019 at 6:32 pm

International Center of Photography

The International Center of Photography has been doings this year that will make major impacts moving forward. It will be joining a fully integrated center at Essex Crossing on the Lower East Side of New York.

We have sold our space at 250 Bowery (though Your Mirror and For Freedoms remain on view through June 16!) and have finalized the purchase of the Essex property. We are continuing construction and plan to open our new permanent home in January 2020!

With this move, our unified School and Museum—our center—will become the cultural anchor of Essex Crossing and reinforce our ties with the vibrant Lower East Side arts community. In addition, the neighborhood’s history as a center of immigration and documentary and creative work-making align with our goal to serve as a center for our community to explore photography and visual culture as mediums of empowerment and catalysts for social change.

In advance of this significant move, we will transition our educational programs and staff to the second floor of the Grace Building at 1114 Avenue of the Americas, adjacent to our current Midtown location.

Since this space will not be fully operational until mid-August, we are unable to hold on-campus summer classes in 2019. We will offer online classes as well as a modified schedule of off-campus classes at partner locations. Our Continuing Education fall term, starting September 7, 2019, will be the first classes held here.

For More Information: International Center of Photography 

Preview: Ellis Island Revealed, Honky-Tonk Explored, Various Artists, Soho Photo Gallery, NYC

In Gallery on May 14, 2019 at 11:19 am

Soho Photo Gallery has a particularly enticing show now on display, featuring works from several extremely talented photographers.

Lee Backer – Detained at the Golden Door: The Unseen Side of Ellis Island

The hospital complex on the south side of Ellis Island stands in a state of decay that began when Ellis Island closed its doors in 1954. Despite the crackled walls, bare floors, and painted surfaces dulled by time, the deserted rooms and corridors of the Contagious and Infectious Diseases section still speak of the immigrants detained there to await their fate. Some recovered sufficiently to enter America; others were returned to their homelands.

Allan Markman – The Lathe of Time

Objects that I scavenge for my photographs are transformed by time and exposure to the elements. Often the changes to their patina and form render them unrecognizable. Detritus found on the beach are sculpted, quite literally, by the sands of time. When these objects are combined, often with flora, the produced synergistic effect is rendered harmonious because they all have been subjected to the constant and relentless lathe of time.

R. Wayne Parsons – Portals

Portals take us to the unusual, or the unexpected, or the familiar seen in a new way. While the square with the white border that has been rotated 45 degrees provides continuity, the diversity of subjects in the images reflects the incredible variety of our world. The series is sufficiently ambiguous to allow multiple interpretations. One can’t go astray by approaching the series with a sense of play, both serious and frivolous.

Chad Schaefer – Dim Lights, Thick Smoke & Loud, Loud Music

Waylon Jennings said “the honky-tonks of Texas were my natural second home…” and that is where traditional honky tonk music is still alive – in rundown little beer joints. The people who play, listen, dance and live the lifestyle, as if time had stood still, don’t change wherever you go  – whether it’s the Little Longhorn Saloon in Austin, TX, or Skinny Dennis in Brooklyn, NY. I’ve spent the past ten years capturing this world on film using vintage cameras and flashbulbs to give the images a timeless feel.

Seena Sussman – It Was Two Floors Up: Times Square Boxing Gym

About 30 years ago, through a grimy window in Times Square, I saw two shadowy figures dancing about. I climbed the stairs to discover “The Times Square Boxing Gym” run by a former “Golden Glover,” Jimmy Glenn. For a few months, Jimmy allowed me access to produce a photo essay of the rituals that make a boxer. This gym —     which hosted some of the greats —     closed in 1994.
The exhibit will be available for viewing until June 1st.
For More Information: Soho Photo Gallery