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Notable: Oliver Klink Featured in Light And Shadow Magazine (issue 3)

In Books on May 16, 2018 at 11:51 am

Our friend Oliver Klink was recently featured in Light and Shadow, providing tips on how to be a better black and white photographer, along with providing some incredible photographs to boot. From the article:

Black and White (B&W) was once the only means we had to communicate photographically. It was a very romantic medium, eternalized by the likes of Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, Minor White, Henri Cartier Bresson, Yousuf Karsh, Ansel Adams and many more. Today, even with thedominance of color images, especially on social media, monochromatic photography is making a strong resurgence. When properly composed, B&W photos look even more captivating and stunning than their color equivalent, enabling the viewer to focus on the subject, emotion and timelessness of the image.

B&W is easier and simpler to do than ever. Yet, for some, it’s just as complicated and difficult as ever. So what do you need to understand in order to produce a great monochromatic image?

LIGHTING, SHAPES, PATTERNS,
AND TEXTURES
A B&W photo breaks these fundamentals
down to their basics, and is not hindered by
the distraction and complexity that color can
sometimes contribute. Elements like trees,
fences, roads, and people draw viewers into the
photo and lead them to the subject matter. B&W
photos are at their most interesting when distinct
textures and patterns dominate the image…

To read the rest of the article and check out Light & Shadow as a whole, you can see the the magazine here.

Preview: Photograms | Literary, Wendy Paton, Artsource Loft, NYC

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on May 14, 2018 at 10:43 am

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One of the great beauties of photography is the unique perspective photographers can create within this flexible medium. Such is the case with Wendy Paton’s latest exhibition at Artsource International at the Artsource Loft in New York City where Paton’s works, are curated as “Photograms | Literary”. The collection takes special advantage of the visual architectural elements of books, and are presented in an almost ethereal light. These Black and White visual constructs are indeed unique.

The exhibition features an extensive selection of Paton’s series of dynamic, gelatin silver Photograms using the literary and artistic world of books as her subject.
Utilizing the age-old photographic process also known as camera-less photography, the artist has created a visual language that metamorphose a literal and literary object, the book, into an interpretation of artistic abstraction. Paton boldly emphasizes the contrast of the printed word on paper and the fast conquering digital form, rapidly changing both the literary and photographic mediums. “As printed books are fading from our lives, being replaced by the digital medium, so is the gelatin silver photograph being replaced by our mobile phones and digital photographic technology.”

#54 Photograms Literary©Wendy Paton

Paton’s new book “Photograms l Literary, FLIGHT”, a limited edition, signed and numbered artist book (pub. Brilliant – Press, USA) will be introduced at the opening with the artist in attendance.

Wendy Paton is an award winning American photographer best known for her dramatic black & white, candid, nocturnal portraits, first seen in her series and monograph, Visages de Nuit. Paton’s work, including selections of Photograms l Literary, has been exhibited in solo U.S. and international gallery and museum exhibitions. Her photographs are included in the the permanent collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France – Spallart Collection, Austria – Musee de la Photographie, Belgium – James A. Michener Art Museum, U.S. – International Center of Photography, NY,U.S. – Lumiere Brothers Center of Photography, Moscow – Personal Collection of Prince Albert II of Monaco, and many notable private collections.

The exhibit will be opening May 17th and concluding on June 30th. 

For More Information: Artsource Loft

Preview: 2018 Josephine Herrick Project Cocktail Party and Auction

In Auction on May 10, 2018 at 11:00 am
Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones in concert.

Mick Jagger and The Stones at Madison Square Garden, November 27, 1969. By Harry Benson via Josephine Herrick Project

Founded in 1941, New York City’s Josephine Herrick Project has made it their mission to promote well being for veterans, at-risk youth and special needs individuals by enriching their lives through the magic of photography. This June, the group will be once again holding its spring cocktail party and photography auction.

Peter Hurley, known for his headshots of the famous and soon to be famous, will take portraits in a studio set up at the event, a new fundraising element added to this year’s benefit. The evening also includes special recognition of The VII Agency, the storied photo agency known for its uncompromising photojournalism

Tickets are $150 ($110 tax deductible). A sitting with Peter Hurley is $300, with only a limited number available. Tickets and sittings must be booked in advance at jhproject.org. Proceeds from the evening will be used to help expand Josephine Herrick Project (JHP) services throughout the Northeast. The organization was honored in 2017 with the Lucie Humanitarian Award for its use of photography for good, the first non-profit organization to receive this prestigious honor.

Christie’s auctioneer Rachel Orkin-Ramey will conduct the live auction, presenting photographs by award-winning photographers and those whose work is in private collections and museums. Additional prints will be offered in the event’s silent auction.

“This year, we are especially pleased to be shining a spotlight on The VII Agency,” stated Jessica Wanamaker, executive director of Josephine Herrick Project. “Our two organizations share a common purpose and goal in wanting to use photography to tell stories that change the world.”

The event will take place on June 5th at Aperture Gallery, 547 West 27th Street in New York.

For More Information: The Josephine Herrick Project

Preview: In My Room, Saul Leiter, Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY

In Gallery on May 7, 2018 at 11:00 am
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Saul Leiter, Untitled (nude), 1950s, image from Saul Leiter Foundation via Howard Greenberg Gallery

Few photographers were able to create as intimate and contemplative a portfolio as Saul Leiter. Howard Greenberg Gallery will allow the masses experience Leiter’s touch for the second half of spring.

Fed by thrilling recent discoveries from Saul Leiter’s archive, the exhibition reveals the world of the artist and the women in his life through his studies of the female figure. Often illuminated by the lush natural light of Leiter’s studio in New York City’s East Village, these black-and-white images uncover the mutual and empathetic collaboration between the artist and his subjects.

In the 1970s, Leiter planned to make a book of his nudes, but never realized the project in his lifetime. The exhibition and upcoming book offer a first-time look at this body of work, which Leiter began on his arrival in New York in 1946 and continued throughout the next two decades. Leiter, who was also a painter, incorporates abstract elements into these photographs and often shows the influence of his favorite artists, including Bonnard, Vuillard, and Matisse.

The prolific Leiter, who painted and took pictures fervently up to his death, worked in relative obscurity well into his eighties. Leiter preferred solitude in life, and resisted any type of explanation or analysis of his work. With In My Room, he ushers viewers into his private world while retaining his strong sense of mystery.

Leiter made an enormous and unique contribution to photography with a highly prolific period in New York City in the 1940s and ’50s. His abstracted forms and radically innovative compositions have a painterly quality that stands out among the work of his New York School contemporaries.

The exhibit will open May 10th, and conclude on June 30th.

For More Information: Howard Greenberg Gallery

On site: “New Works”, Photographs by Diane Levell, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on May 2, 2018 at 10:43 am

Wickecheoke Creek 01 by Diane Levell

WICKECHEOKE CREEK 01, Diane Levell

Diane Levell has been creating wonderful images for decades. Using straight technique or alternative print processes, she has always kept the image itself in the forefront for viewer contemplation.

In my work I have consistently striven for a high level of craftsmanship and aesthetic quality. And I wanted to use the photographic medium to its fullest extent; “straight” black and white, color and the historic techniques of the pictorial school.

Now through May 31.

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

Notable: New Acquisitions by Peter Fetterman Gallery

In Gallerist on April 27, 2018 at 12:36 pm

Martine Franck, Tulku Kentral Lodro Rabsel, with Tutor Lhadgyel

Our friends at Peter Fetterman Gallery have excitedly shared a bevy of wonderful works that they’ve acquired, including 20th century greats such as Brassaī and contemporary luminaries such as Stephen Wilkes.

Here’s a sample of the new works:

William Clift, Portrait #2, Juan Hamilton Sculpture, New Mexico, 1981

Stephen Wilkes, Flamingos, Lake Borgoria, Kenya, 2017

Pentti Sammallahti, The Balearic Sea, Spain, 2014

About the Gallery and gallerist Peter Fetterman:

Born in London, Peter Fetterman has been deeply involved in the medium of photography for over 30 years. Initially a filmmaker and collector, he set up his first gallery over 20 years ago. He was one of the pioneer tenants of Bergamot Station, the Santa Monica Center of the Arts when it first opened in 1994.

The gallery has one of the largest inventories of classic 20th Century photography in the country particularly in humanist photography. Diverse holdings include work by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sebastião Salgado, Steve McCurry, Ansel Adams, Paul Caponigro, Willy Ronis, André Kertesz, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Lillian Bassman, Pentti Sammallahti, Stephen Wilkes and Jeffrey Conley.

For those interested in the new acquisitions, or about the latest exhibition with Jeffery Conley, find more information at their website.

For More Information: Peter Fetterman Gallery

Notable: The Photography Show Has 2nd Successful Year at Pier 94

In Exhibits on April 23, 2018 at 11:00 am
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Image via AIPAD

For 38 years now, the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) has been putting together one of the most prestigious photography shows that could be found in the world. Almost 100 of the most prestigious galleries from throughout the world participate, celebrating the photographic medium in extremely dynamic fashion. The Photography Show regularly offers archival-grade, museum-quality work ranging from photography’s earliest days to the latest technology, as well as new media and photo-based art.

Once a long-established event at the Park Avenue Armory, the exhibit took a gamble last year and moved to the much larger Pier 94, located on the Hudson. It was the quite success, leading AIPAD to return once again. Here’s what the association had to say about year number 2.

 Fair attendance held steady at last year’s record of more than 15,000 visitors, which was the highest in AIPAD history, up from the 12,000 who attended the Show when it was previously held at the Park Avenue Armory.

The Photography Show featured 96 of the world’s leading fine art photography galleries, a lively photography book section with 36 publishers and book sellers, 15 AIPAD talks, three special exhibitions, and one screening room. Presented by AIPAD (Association of International Photography Art Dealers), the fair is the longest-running and foremost exhibition dedicated to the photographic medium.

Presenting a range of museum-quality work including contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video, and new media, The Photography Show represented galleries from more than 14 countries and 49 cities from across the U.S. and around the world, including Europe, the U.K., Asia, Canada, and South America.

AIPAD Talks featured 15 well-attended conversations with prominent curators, collectors, artists, and journalists including Susan Meiselas, Teju Cole, Sarah Hermanson Meister, Tina Barney, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Adam Weinberg, Edward Burtynsky, Keith Davis, and Zackary Drucker, among many others. Presenting issues and viewpoints rarely discussed at art fairs, the inaugural AIPAD Talk program, Photography Talking Back,addressed immigration, racism, climate change, and gender inequality, drawing large crowds each day.

Several galleries also reported excellent sales:

Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, said “We had a very successful show and sold over 50 prints. We saw curators and repeat collectors and many new collectors and sold work including LaToya Ruby Frazier’sWoodlawn Street, Braddock, PA, 2010, for $15,000 and Dan Weiner’s Martin Luther King, Jr, Bus Boycott, Montgomery, AL, 1956, for $15,000. “

Weinstein Hammons Gallery, Minneapolis, stated, “We had a successful fair and sold work by all of our artists.” Throckmorton, New York, described the show as “very busy, very good” with visits from museum curators and collectors. The gallery sold a number of works including a Lewis Hine print for $35,000.

Huxley-Parlour Gallery, London, said, “We were delighted with the show. We met many new wonderful collectors and sold more than 15 photographs.” Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, noted, “We had good consistent sales to new clients both institutional and private.”

While the event has come to a close, AIPAD will now begin to look towards next year. For gallerists looking for possible participation next year, more information can be had at the AIPAD Show.

Notable: MoMA Curator Sarah Meister to Jury The Photo Review Competition

In Black and White Photography on April 22, 2018 at 5:58 pm

Both aspiring and established artists know that juried shows can make a profound difference on their careers. If they are not yet aware, 2018’s Photo Review Competition should be on the radar. This year’s competition will be juried by the Museum of Modern Art’s own Sarah Meister, curator of the museums photography department.

Museum of Modern Art Curator of Photography Sarah Meister will be the juror for the 2018 Photo Review Photography Competition. Among her many accomplishments, her most recent books include One and One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers (2016) and Arbus Friedlander Winogrand: New Documents, 1967 (2017). She is a co-editor of and contributing author to the three-volume series Photography at MoMA (1960 to Now, 1920 to 1960, and 1840 to 1920), co-director of the August Sander Project (a five-year research initiative with Noam Elcott, Columbia University), and the lead instructor for the online course Seeing Through Photographs on Coursera.

For years now, the Photo Review has enabled thousands of people across the country to both exhibit and witness some of the most notable photography in the world today, through the publisher’s competition issue and through the website. The fact that Meister will be jurying the show should make this year’s show adds an added element of intrigue.

As an additional bonus the director of Red Filter Gallery, Forrest Old, will select a photographer from the competition for a one-person show on the online gallery.

If you’re interested in joining the competition, submissions will be accepted until May 31st.

For More Information: The Photo Review

Preview: Meet Me in My Dreams, Mary Anne Mitchell, Haas Gallery, Bloomsburg, PA

In Black and White Photography on April 16, 2018 at 11:00 am

image via Mary Anne Mitchell

At the Haas Gallery at Bloomsburg University, the latest exhibition is featuring BW Gallerist’s friend, Mary Anne Mitchell. The exhibit, titled “Meet Me in My Dreams,” is based on a poem of the same name by the photographer, while the photographs are shot with wet plate collodion.

About the Photographer:

Mary Anne Mitchell is a fine art photographer working primarily with analog processes. Her most recent series Meet me In my Dreams is shot using wet plate collodion. The images depict situations, often mysterious, which evoke her southern roots. She recently was a finalist in the 8th Edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards and has been invited to exhibit some of this series in the 4th Biennial of Photography to be held in Berlin. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across the country and can be found in private and corporate collections across the US, Dubai, Taiwan, and Canada. She lives in Atlanta, GA.

The exhibit in Bloomsburg will be on display until May 3rd.

For More Information: Mary Anne Mitchell

Notable: Peter Fetterman Gallery New Acquisitions, Brian Duffy

In Gallery on April 16, 2018 at 11:00 am
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White Coat, South of France, by Brian Duffy

Peter Fetterman Gallery is excited to announce their latest acquisitions, featuring the work of a man known best to his admires as simply, “Duffy.”

Duffy, known to friends and colleagues by his surname alone, is widely credited for having revolutionized the face of fashion photography, defining the visual language of the swinging sixties in London. Duffy completed his training at Central Saint Martins before undertaking an apprenticeship at Balenciaga. In 1957 he began work at British Vogue only leaving in 1963 to work from his studio. Among the many famous faces who sat for Duffy were Jean Shrimpton, Nina Simone, Brigitte Bardot, John Lennon, Michael Caine and Sammy Davis Jr.

“I don’t give a f**k what anybody thinks about me…. I never wanted to be famous. Why? For what? So the doorman at Harrods can recognise me? What I care about is what my kids think about me, and what my grandchildren think of me–the fact that they think I’m a genius is delicious.”
– Brian Duffy
For those interested in the latest acquisitions by the Peter Fetterman Gallery, contact them today for more information.