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Preview: A Life in Photography, Sebastião Salgado, Peter Fetterman Gallery, Los Angeles

In Gallery on July 20, 2017 at 11:00 am
Sebastiao Salgado

Fishing in the Marshes, Southern Sudan, Sebastiao Salgado

For many, exploring the world taking photographs is what dreams are made of. But few get the opportunities to do so. And fewer still give their artwork a purpose. Enter Brazilian Sebastião Salgado.

Spanning the entirety of Salgado’s career, with sixty images on view from 1978 through 2014, the chronologic installation at Peter Fetterman Gallery will showcase iconic prints and new acquisitions culled from the myriad of socio-political topics, cultures and conflicts explored by the photographer. The installation will specifically focus on the human subjects of Salgado’s work and are selected from his several long-term, anthropologic reportages including Other Americas (1986), Workers (1993), Migrations (2000) and Genesis (2013). Salgado is often referred to as a “concerned photographer” who imbues his subjects with dignity; Focusing an empathetic lens on marginalized people working and struggling through hardship as result of political or environmental influence, or maintaining their traiditional way of life against the encroachments of modernity.

Sebastião Salgado was born in Aimores, Brazil in 1944, before moving to Paris as an economist and beginning a career in photography. His prints have been exhibited internationally for three decades including major museums and cultural institutions. He is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and an honorary member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences (USA), as well as the recipient of many prestigious awards including The Gold Medal Award of Photography from New York’s National Arts Club, the Hasselblad Award (1989), ICP Photographer of the Year (1986), and the Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary Medal of Honorary Fellowship (1993). He lives with his wife Lelia Wanick Salgado in Paris, France.

Now open, this beautiful set of work by the socio-politico will be exhibited by the Peter Fetterman Gallery until September 2nd.

For More Information: Peter Fetterman Gallery

Preview: Staff Picks VI, Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC

In Black and White Photography, Gallery on July 17, 2017 at 11:00 am
Staff Picks VI - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Untitled, Imre Kinszki

In every walk of business, it’s inevitable that you end up finding favorites. Fortunately for the staff of Howard Greenberg Gallery, they get to have their favorites be chosen from thousands of the world’s best photographs.

This summer the team at Howard Greenberg Gallery each selected five favorites from our collection of over 30,000 photographs for our semi-annual Staff Picks exhibition. Once a week throughout the exhibition we will highlight a portion of each staff member’s selection. This week, please enjoy the photographs chosen by our Bookkeeper, Lisa Shaw and Registrar, Michael Prete.

The exhibit is already open to the public, but only until August 31st.

For More Information: Howard Greenberg Gallery

Preview: Infinite Summer, Nailya Alexander Gallery, NYC

In Black and White Photography on July 6, 2017 at 11:00 am
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Pentti Sammalahti

The fireworks of the Fourth have had their moment in the sky, but now Nailya Alexander Gallery wants to you to turn your attention to 7 contemporary stars in the art world.

Infinite Summer features work by seven contemporary artists, all of whose work is deeply anchored in place and steeped in the singular moods and ambiance of summer. The delicate play of light and shade casts a hallowed glow over otherwise quotidian moments in the platinum/palladium prints of George Tice (b. 1938, Newark) and in an exquisite piece from Pentti Sammallahti (b. 1950, Helsinki); while in the masterful gelatin-silver prints of Sumner Wells Hatch (b. 1984, New Hampshire), sunlight filters through water and foliage, bringing to life a magical world in which time seems to be suspended. In the work of Alexey Titarenko (b. 1962, St. Petersburg), city-dwellers flock to St. Petersburg’s urban lakes in tableaux that evoke Georges Seurat’s famous depiction of Parisians in summertime in La Grande Jatte.

Also featured in the exhibition are photographs by Marcia Lippman (b. 1944, New York), William Meyers (b.1938, Providence), and Ann Rhoney (b. 1953, Niagara Falls). Together, the artists’ work provides a visual counterpart to what Marcel Proust, hearing the buzzing of flies in the heat of the French countryside, called “the chamber music of summer…born of sunny days, and not to be reborn but with them, containing something of their essential nature, [which] not only calls up their image in our memory, but gives us a guarantee that they do really exist, that they are close around us, immediately accessible.”

The gallery will be hosting an opening reception tonight, Thursday, July 6th, 6:00 to 8:00pm. For those who can’t make it to the gallery on such short notice, the exhibit will be viewable until July 28th, 2017.

For More Information: Nailya Alexander Gallery