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Preview: Photo Historica Photography Sale, Santa Fe, New Mexico

In Art Fair on June 21, 2019 at 3:34 pm

It’s time for one of the more unique annual photography sales to take center stage – Photo Historica, in Santa Fe. Every year the event is put on by the Daguerreian Society.

The Photo Historica 2019 Photography Sale  is a unique opportunity to purchase handmade photographs from contemporary photographers. Only photographs created with historic and alternative process techniques will be for sale. The photographers will be there in person to display their photographs and answer questions.  There will also be a kid’s photo corner for making cyanotype photograms, large format cameras on display, lecture on the history of photographic processes, and a demonstration of Platinum & Palladium printing.

The sale begins July 5th and concludes July 7th. In addition, for those interested, The Daguerreian Society has now started to take registration for their Symposium later this year in Kansas City.

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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.

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