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Notable: The 2017 Photo Review Benefit Auction After-Sale

In Auction on November 29, 2017 at 11:30 am

George Krause: Mummer, 1971/2017, archival pigment print, signed recto, image size: 15″x10″, sheet size: 17″x12″ ($1,000–$2,000) Image courtesy of The photo Review

The Photo Review is currently holding an auction after-sale that you don’t want to miss this holiday season. This is a unique opportunity for beginning and experienced collectors alike to bid on works by renowned artists such as Berenice Abbott, Eugène Atget, Édouard Baldus, Ilse Bing, Curtis, Frantisek Drtikol, Maxime Du Camp, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, and Lisette Model among many others. 

The Photo Review Benefit Auction did very well this year. But as always some lots did not meet their minimum reserves and were bought in. So once again we are having a sealed bid auction of unsold lots from this year’s auction.

Absentee bidding closes at 5 p.m. EST on December 10, 2017.

Please be sure to review the 2017 Auction After-Sale Rules for important information about the sale.

We will also honor our “End This Auction” feature through the closing date: bid the high estimate and the auction ends immediately and the lot is yours.

Thank you again for your support.

With best wishes for the holiday season,

Sincerely,

Stephen Perloff

Editor

For the auction catalogue and bidding instructions visit The Photo Review

 

 

 

Preview: Steve Schapiro, Heroic Times, Howard Greenberg Gallery

In Exhibits, Gallery on November 29, 2017 at 11:30 am

Steve Schapiro, Nico in Times Square, 1972, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

An exciting new exhibition will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York this winter featuring the work of renowned photographer Steve Schapiro. Steve Schapiro: Heroic Times, will feature prominent works produced over the span of sixty years by the artist, some which will be on showcase to the public for the first time ever.

Heroic Times marks the inaugural exhibition of Steve Schapiro’s work at the Gallery. Schapiro has witnessed key moments of American history and culture, from the Selma to Montgomery civil rights march to Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 presidential campaign to Andy Warhol’s Factory to the filming of Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver. An opening reception with the artist will be held on December 14 from 6-8 p.m.

Steve Schapiro: Heroic Times will survey American milestones from the photographer’s nearly six decade career, with a focus on the 1960s and ‘70s. A number of the photographs are unpublished and on public view for the first time. With assignments from Life, Time, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone and many other publications, he captured iconic and humanistic images of politicians, celebrities, artists, and newsmakers in action.

“I am always seeking the image that conveys the spirit of the person,” Schapiro noted. “At the same time, as a photojournalist, I want to create an image so that people will understand what news is being made.”

During Robert F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign, Schapiro traveled with and got to know the young U.S. senator from New York, who greatly impressed him. Also during that time, Schapiro documented the civil rights movement, making photographs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and many others who fought for social justice.

Schapiro’s subjects extended beyond politics into the worlds of film, rock and roll, and art. He documented The Godfather, Taxi Driver, The Way We Were, Midnight Cowboy, andChinatown. Among the luminaries were David Bowie, Samuel Beckett, Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgwick, Barbra Streisand, and Nico, who sang with the Velvet Underground.

About Steve Schapiro
Steve Schapiro was born in New York City in 1934. His formal education in photography began when he studied with W. Eugene Smith in the early 1960s. In 1961, Schapiro began to work as a freelance photojournalist, his photographs appearing in magazines including Life, Look, Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Sports Illustrated, andPeople.

Schapiro’s photographs have been widely reproduced in magazines and books related to American cultural history from the 1960s, civil rights, and motion pictures. Monographs of Schapiro’s work include Schapiro’s Heroes, 2007, which offers intimate profiles of ten iconic figures. Recently, Powerhouse published Bliss, 2015, about the changing hippie generation; Bowie, 2016; and Misericordia, 2016, about a facility for people with disabilities. This year,  Taschen published The Fire Next Time with text by James Baldwin and Schapiro’s civil rights photographs from 1963 to 1968. Powerhouse will publishMuhammad Ali in spring, 2018.

Museums and galleries have exhibited Schapiro’s photographs worldwide. The High Museum of Art’s Road to Freedom, which traveled widely in the United States, includes numerous photographs from the civil rights movement and Martin Luther King Jr. by Schapiro. Recent solo shows have been mounted in Los Angeles, London, Santa Fe, Amsterdam, Paris, and Berlin. He has had large museum retrospective exhibitions in the United States, Spain, Russia, and Germany.

Schapiro’s work is represented in many private and public collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Museum, Washington D.C.; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. In September, he received the James Joyce Award from University College in Dublin. In October he won a Lucie award for achievement in photojournalism. He lives and works in Chicago.

Steve Schapiro: Heroic Times will be on view December 14, 2017- January 27, 2018. Mark your calendars, because this is not a show to miss! For more information contact Howard Greenberg Gallery.

 

Preview: Aaron Siskind Photography, Exhibition at Gitterman Gallery

In Exhibits, Gallery on November 21, 2017 at 1:30 pm

Aaron Siskind, Chicago #15, 1965, Image via Gitterman Gallery

Currently on exhibition, at Gitterman Gallery in New York, is the work of photographer Aaron Siskind produced during his long and prolific career. Siskind was known for bold and abstract works and was often likened to the Abstract Expressionists.

The exceptional vintage prints in this exhibition are masterful examples of Aaron Siskind’s interest in exploring the inherent abstraction of the real world. With these works, Siskind simultaneously captured the bold, graphic qualities of his subject and their nuances of texture and tonality. The images appear both as powerful, gestural forms from a distance, and as rich topographies with minute details and subtlety up close. As abstract as they are, his photographs still possess a sincere, humanist quality. His subjects are often fragments of marks or forms created by others, traces of human existence. As such, the images function as meditations on what we leave behind: emotional, even spiritual records of the interconnectedness of all things. Siskind’s work has often been compared to that of the Abstract Expressionists, with whom he identified and even exhibited. The visual similarities between Aaron Siskind’s graphic photographs and the bold, gestural marks of Abstract Expressionist paintings is striking, but there are important differences as well. As photographs of actual things (walls with peeling paint, piles of rocks, etc), Siskind’s works introduce a tension between the real and the abstract that is absent from any painting.

The exhibition runs from November 16, 2017- January 20, 2018. For more information contact Gitterman Gallery

 

 

Preview: Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Eye of the Century, Personal Photographs from the Collection of Peter Fetterman

In Auction, Exhibits on November 21, 2017 at 11:00 am

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Rue Mouffetard, Paris, 1952, Gelatin silver print. Image via Phillips

We are excited to announce that Phillips in New York will soon be auctioning 120 Henri Cartier-Bresson prints from the private collection of Peter Fetterman. Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Eye of the Century is the compilation of iconic works from the master photographer collected over a span of forty years.

Peter Fetterman, Collector and Owner of the Peter Fetterman Gallery in Santa Monica, said, “Henri Cartier-Bresson was my hero, the man who inadvertently changed my life when I purchased a print of his image Srinagar over 40 years ago. This ‘decisive moment’ set me on a new personal and professional path which continues today. The images in this auction are the culmination of a 40 year journey of collecting his work. These objects have given me great pleasure and a unique understanding of the world and I am happy to pass them on to the next generation.” The images in this auction are comprised of landscapes from the artist’s many travels, spanning from New York City to Kyoto, Japan and from India to the French countryside; portraits of some of the most influential figures of the 20th century, including Malcolm X, Marilyn Monroe, and Truman Capote; and street photography that captured the everyday lives of his subjects from around the globe. Among the highlights are photographs taken of the Russian ballet in the 1950s. Cartier-Bresson was in fact the first Western photographer to be granted access here and these stunning images have rarely been seen on the market. From the highly recognizable Rue Mouffetard, Paris, 1954, and Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare, Paris, 1932, to the rare Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow, 1954, and Dublin, Ireland, 1952, the Eye of the Century offers the opportunity for both new and existing collectors to discover the world of Cartier-Bresson.

The works will be on view at Phillips in New York from December 5-12, 2017 in preview of the auction which will take place on December 12, 2017. For more information please contact Phillips

 

Preview: Rose Mandel, A Sense of Abstraction, Deborah Bell Photographs

In Exhibits, Gallery on November 13, 2017 at 11:00 am

Rose Mandel, William Theophilus Brown,The Errand of the Eye, plate 26, ca. 1953, vintage gelatin silver contact print on original mount, Image via Deborah Bell Photographs

Deborah Bell Photographs will soon kick off their exhibition Rose Mandel: A Sense of Abstraction with a reception on Tuesday, November 14 from 6-8pm. The solo exhibition will feature rare and unique works by American photographer Rose Mandel produced during her prolific career.

Deborah Bell Photographs is honored to present the first solo exhibition in a New York gallery of work by the American photographer Rose Mandel (1910-2002). Comprising some 30 rare, and often unique, vintage prints from her archive, the exhibition will feature portraits, close-up abstracted views of nature, and dynamic seascapes made between 1946 and 1972. The exhibition’s title, A Sense of Abstraction, refers to the primary visual and psychological currents of Mandel’s work: symbolism, surrealism and abstract expressionism. Although Mandel’s photographs were published and exhibited in her lifetime, and her work received renewed appreciation in the 1990s, she rarely sold her prints.

Mandel is closely associated with the well-established modernist tradition in Northern California photography as represented by Edward Weston, Ansel Adams and Imogen Cunningham, yet her nature studies and abstract landscapes also belong to the broader American landscape tradition exemplified by Minor White, Walter Chappell, Harry Callahan, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, and others who explored complex symbolic meanings in their images of the natural world.

The exhibition will run November 15, 2017 through January 13, 2018 with a reception on November 14. Gallery hours for the exhibition are Tuesday-Saturday 11-6. For further information contact Deborah Bell Photographs.

Notable: Oliver Klink, 2nd Place- Merit of Excellence in the Professional Silhouette Category, 12th Annual Black & White Spider Awards

In Black and White Photography, Photographer on November 7, 2017 at 11:00 am

Oliver Klink, Ancient Farming, Piezography Ink, 2015 (Image via Oliver Klink, Copyrighted ©)

We are happy to announce that our friend Oliver Klink has won 2nd Place-Merit of Excellence for “Ancient Farming” in the Professional Silhouette Category during the 12th Annual Black & White Spider Awards. The Spider Awards is an annual international award competition honoring the best amateur and professional images in black and white photography. Klink’s “Ancient Farming” was creating using the digital printing process Piezography. The image was photographed in China in 2015 and is a part of Klink’s larger body of work titled “Consequences”.

Consequences:

The transition from a pre-modern or traditional to a modern society is frequently described as modernization. Modernization has had the consequences of diminishing the relevance of old world customs, rituals, familial and social relationships.

“Consequences” addresses the current threats to natural and cultural diversity, sites where modernity, tradition, and wild lands collide. It is an elegy for what is vanishing and a celebration of those cultures on the fringe of modern society resilient enough to maintain their vibrance.

As we drift toward a blandly amorphous, generic world, as cultures disappear and life becomes more uniform, we as a people and a species, and Earth itself, are deeply impoverished. The images take the viewer on a roller coaster ride of aesthetic of disappearance, with hope that the fading traditions are not permanent and irreversible.

-Oliver Klink

Congratulations again to our friend for his achievement. For more information on Oliver Klink and his work, please visit Oliver Klink Photography

Notable: Patterns and Shadows, Call for Entries into Juried Show, New York Center for Photographic Art

In Contest on November 2, 2017 at 11:00 am

Image via New York Center for Photographic Arts

The New York Center for Photographic Arts is calling for entries into their international juried show Patterns and Shadows. They are looking for amateur and professional photographers alike to submit images produced using any medium, style or process.

PATTERNS and SHADOWS:

There is a striking photograph of a camel caravan taken from above.  At first glance you see dark animals and riders in the bright sunset the color of sand.  On closer inspection you see tiny well-lit camels and riders with the strength of the image in the tall dark shadows cast in the setting sun. In the same vein, dusk casts shadows on a flight of stairs creating a canvas of black and white stripes.  Just as powerful are shots where the impact of the image is derived from patterns in the composition such as the tile pattern on the Sydney Opera House, rows of theater chairs etc. Interesting interpretations of your own shadow are welcome as well.  Be creative – send us your best.

EXHIBITION AND AWARDS:
Grand Prize: One photographer will receive $750.  The image will be part of the New York gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and the call catalog. It will be featured on the home page of NYC4PA website.                                                                    

·       First Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $300. Their images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the call catalog.

·       Second Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $250. Their images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the call catalog.

·       Third Prizes: 3 photographers will each receive $200. Their images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the call catalog.

·       Jurors’ Selections: 15 additional images will be exhibited in the New York Gallery show, the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the call catalog.

·       Honorable Mention: 20 additional images will be exhibited in the Online Gallery and listed in the call catalog.

*All Prize Winners, Juror Selections and Honorable Mentions will receive an NYC4PA certificate.

For those interested in submitting work for the competition, entries are needed by November 12, 2017. The show will be exhibited at the Jadite Gallery in New York from April 3rd to April 14th, 2018.

For More Information: New York Center for Photographic Arts

On site: "Urban Night", Photographs by Allen Shifrin, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on November 1, 2017 at 7:05 am

Conservatory by Allen Shifrin

Conservatory, Allen Shifrin

Black and White photography highlights a dramatic scene through the balance of light and shadow. Surround the same scene in the dark veil of night and the drama is further heightened.

This series of photographs reflects my interest in landscape photography, with an emphasis on the urban landscape.  The subject matter is the scene that unfolds at night, where composition is informed as much by shadow as by artifact.

November 1 through November 30

To view the exhibition: Allen Shifrin

Notable: 2018 International Portfolio Competition, SohoPhotoGallery

In Black and White Photography, Contest, Gallerist on October 30, 2017 at 11:15 am

Are you interested in becoming the next great photographer to be displayed at SohoPhotoGallery? For years, the gallery’s Portfolio Review Committee has juried thousands of photographers’ portfolios, resulting in some brilliant contemporary photography to see the light of day.

ABOUT THE COMPETITION
Located in lower Manhattan, Soho Photo, New York
City’s longest-running photography gallery is awarding
solo shows to three winning photographers. The
panel of jurors will make their initial selections based
on digital submissions. Final selections will be based
on prints.
SUBMISSION
Digital entries must be uploaded at <callforentry.
org> where you will find instructions for submitting.
The competition is open to all photographers age 18
or older, excluding members of Soho Photo Gallery.
Any photographic print medium is acceptable. One
portfolio per photographer, please.
WHAT IS A PORTFOLIO?
A portfolio contains 12-20 compositionally and
technically strong images, with a consistent theme or
topic.
THE JURORS
Members of Soho Photo Gallery’s Portfolio Review
Committee will jury the competition. The committee
has reviewed thousands of portfolios since the
gallery’s beginning in 1971. In so doing, the gallery has
exhibited prints by some of the finest contemporary
photographers throughout the world.

If you’re one of the handful wanting the chance to display their work, submissions will be accepted until January 8th, 2018.

For More Information: SohoPhotoGallery

Notable: Museums: Portraits from an Exhibition, Mitchell Hartman

In Photographer on October 23, 2017 at 11:00 am
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Image via Mitchell Hartman

There are few greater pleasures for an artist than the debut of an all new series of work. But what makes it better is when you’re simultaneously launching a new website as well. Our friend Mitchell Hartman recently experienced that pleasure.

Welcome to my new website that features the series “Museums: Portraits from an Exhibition”. This series explores various levels of observing.   People are captured in museums while looking at other depictions of reality, filtered through my own sensibility and notions of reality. I am a watcher by trade and the subjects here are also incidental watchers. However, while in the museum, the act of watching is also complicated by dimensions of time: your time (the viewer of my photographs), the museum-attendee’s time, and in most instances, the original artist’s or exhibit’s time.

Hartman’s latest work will be exclusively available through the Susan Spiritus Gallery.

For More Information: Mitchell Hartman