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Notable: Graham Nash Releases Love, Graham Nash

In Books on September 24, 2018 at 4:28 pm
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image via 21st Editions

The arts have always been intertwined, particularly when it comes to photography. Documenting our history since its creation, photography has served many musicians well. In the case of Graham Nash – of Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young fame – a love of photography will now be shared in his book, Love, Graham Nash.

Without the love and support of my mother and father I wouldn’t be here talking to you. My vision for myself would not have come to pass had it not been for their positive attitude towards my passion for rock and roll.
My father first revealed the magic of photography to me when I was 10 years old and I’ve never been the same since. My mother always encouraged me whatever my pursuit, and it’s from her I really gained the confidence to go out into the world with a strong heart. To them both I dedicate this project and I send my unending love.
For much of my life I’ve tried to share my creations with who ever wanted to take the time to be curious. From the first moment of darkroom magic shown to me by my father so long ago, to this present day, I am driven to express myself mainly through photography and music, and I feel extremely lucky to be able to speak my mind this way. I’m proud to be a part of a society that tolerates my point of view.
The conjunction of two energies, love and pain, is represented here in these pages. There’s a certain charm about the original scribbling that seems, in my case, to coalesce into song and image. I certainly hope you enjoy this journey but please remember that these are my loves… these are my pains…
Love, Graham Nash includes lyrics, photographs, and insight from band members, making it a perfect item for lovers of classic rock and photography alike. 21st Editions, known for putting out some of the most elegant books today, is responsible for the printing. In addition to 21 bound photographs, 9 loose prints have been included, as well as a CD of 17 songs curated by the publisher.
For More Information: 21 Editions

“BEHIND THE BEAUTY”, Photographs by ANNE BURLOCK LAWVER, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Fine Art, Gallery, Photo Print Collector on September 4, 2018 at 2:34 pm

Ahh by Anne Lawver

Ahh, Anne Lawver

Anne Lawver has provided us a new project. We have heard of Harlem Nights but what goes on in this famous location during the day? Anne has captured some worthy moments with her camera.

Over the last year I pursued a photography project which resulted in my having the privilege of photographing women seeking beautiful hair in a salon for women of color, Natural Sisters Salon in Harlem, NY, one of the most successful salons in Harlem. My desire is to capture private moments of hair styling, and to honor gifted stylists, artists who endeavor to make dreams of beauty come true.

Now though September 30.

To view the presentation: Red Filter Gallery

Notable: Proverbs, Gregori Maiofis, Peter Fetterman Gallery

In Books on August 27, 2018 at 11:33 am

Lenin’s Science Makes One’s Hand and Mind Stronger, Gregori Maiofis

For many, a photograph holds power because it is a snapshot from a moment in time – proof that something happened that we can see and believe. Therein lies the wonder and beauty that can be created through the work of graphic artists and clever print makers. Peter Fetterman  Gallery wants you take a closer look at the works of Gregori Maiofis.

We’d like to honor photographer Gregori Maiofis this week, taking the time to admire his handcrafted artworks. As a classically trained printmaker and graphic artist, printmaking is an integral part of his oeuvre that, following experimentation with gelatin silver prints and several alternative processes, led to his now prominent use of bromoil and bromoil transfer printing. Common among the Pictorialist masters of the early 20th Century, the bromoil process allows the artist unique aesthetic abilities to manually control the color, tone, and texture of the final picture on various surfaces.
In his series “Proverbs,” the artist uses proverb texts of various origins and visually interprets and conceptualizes them in staged compositions. Often working with trained animals including elephants, monkeys and predominantly a bear named Funt, Maiofis creates a new reality of interplay between human and animal.
The gallery is currently offering signed works from both “Proverbs” and “Taste for Russian Ballet” in printed from via the Nazraeli Press.
For More Information: Peter Fetterman Gallery

Notable: Oliver Klink Wins Photographer of the Year B&W 2018

In Contest on August 22, 2018 at 11:00 am

In exciting news for our friend Oliver Klink, dodho.com, the well respected online photography website, has named Klink’s “Spirit of the Village” series from Cultures in Transition the Grand Prize Winner of its annual awards competition.

The second edition of its awards, Dodho compiled a plethora of industry stalwarts to serve on its jury, including photographer Reza, Getty Images managing editor Jay Davies, founder and director of Coco Communications Shanthi Jeuland, and many others.

The selection process has been very complicated but we are proud of the final result, and the great reception obtained. In the coming weeks will be published the book Black & White – Best photographers of the year 2018 where they will show the works of all winners and finalists. The edition will be published in hardcover and also in digital format and will be put up for sale on our website; it will also be distributed to the best galleries and agencies around the world in search of opportunities for the photographers who have applied to this contest.

In addition to grand-prize winner Klink, Nick Gandano of Spain came in second (for his work Anthracite) and Anup Shah of Kenya came in third (for the series The Mara).

For More Information: Cultures in Transition by Oliver Klink

Preview: The New Beginning for Italian Photography: 1945-1965, Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC

In Gallery on August 20, 2018 at 10:30 am
Stefano Rogino

Stefano Rogino, image via Howard Greenberg Gallery

The long standing adage is that a picture is worth a thousand words. It’s also a capsule in time, be it for a generation, a culture, or both. Howard Greenberg’s latest gallery enlightens visitors to both, examining the neorealism photographs capturing post World War II Italy.

Associated with cinematic and literary depictions of postwar conditions, photography’s embrace of neorealism illuminated the here and now of a country emerging from ruins, alive with vitality and hope. With print media outlets on the rise, photographers and their reportage played an integral role in picturing the postwar period when 1945, later termed “year zero,” was time for a new beginning. In graphic compositions that master line and shape, the images on view capture fleeting moments that become the seeds of longer imagined narratives. Humanist in nature, the beautifully printed images in the exhibition convey a concern with finding unusual stories in quotidian scenes.

Among the photographers in the exhibition are Carlo Bavagnoli, who photographed in working-class neighborhoods in Rome, and later contributed toLife magazine; Mario de Biasi, who began taking pictures in 1944 with a camera found in the rubble of Nuremberg; Sante Vittorio Malli, who dedicated himself to portraits and landscapes, and established the photo group, Il Naviglio, in 1956; Franco Pinna, who took his first photographs in Rome in 1944, during the  arrival of the Allied troops; and Stefano Robino, an artist and designer known for his cultured and elegant style.

Independent curator and journalist Enrica Viganò has spent over a decade researching the phenomenon of Italian neorealism in photography and identifying important works and artists of the period. As she writes in an essay in the new book NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy 1932-1960, “This period of the country’s rebirth was characterized by an attempt at collective identification, a venture in which photography could play an essential role. The vision of the photographers dealt with genuine people, real landscapes, collective stories that vibrated with skin and soul.”

The exhibit will open September 12th and conclude November 10th, 2018.

For More Information: Howard Greenberg Gallery

Notable: Deadline Approaches for 2018 National Alternative Processes Competition, SohoPhotoGallery

In Contest on August 17, 2018 at 4:53 pm
lauren jones photograph 2017 NAPC winner

2017 Winning Image by Lauren Jones

For those who’ve been procrastinating and need a last second reminder, time is running out! The annual National Alternative Processes Competition deadline for entries is August 27th.

Alternative processes include, but are not limited to: Albumen, Cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, Platinum/ Palladium, Gum Bichromate, Bromoil, Salt Print, Tintype, Ziatype, Daguerreotype, Image Transfers, Liquid Emulsion, Photogravure, Chemigram, as well as handmade prints created from digital negatives.Traditional silver gelatin prints, C-prints and digital prints are not eligible.
Juror: Dan Burkholder is a photographer, author and teacher. He wrote the groundbreaking book Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing and has led the mobile photography revolution with his book iPhone Artistry. He combines twentieth century technology with nineteenth century printing processes.
Eligibility: Open to photographers who are residents of the United States over the age of 18, excluding members of Soho Photo Gallery.
Awards: First, second and third place and honorable mentions will be awarded.
Learn more about the competition, or if you’re ready right now, enter below.
To Enter the Competition: SohoPhoto

Preview: Stay Cool, Anthony Friedkin, Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA

In Gallery on August 13, 2018 at 11:00 am
large wave face in sun by Anthony Friendkin

Large Wave Face in Sun, Zuma Beach, CA, 2000, by Anthony Friedkin via Joseph Bellows Gallery

The dog days of summer will get anybody down, but true beach bums will swoon at the chance to catch the perfect wave. For ocean lovers, surf aficionados, and black and white photography lovers, Joseph Bellows exhibit of transcendental wave photos are worth a look.

Anthony Friedkin’s tonally rich black and white images of the Pacific Ocean depict the force and the quietude of its waveforms. Each wave is pictured isolated and unique, while suggesting the larger context of the surrounding ocean. The resulting photographs reveal the momentum, formal beauty and reflective grace of the surf.

As one looks at the photographs, it becomes clear that the artist is observing and understanding the waves as both photographer and surf rider. The images included in the exhibition are part of a larger project that spans several decades of recording the ocean and its culture.

Friedkin’s photographs are in the collections of numerous institutions including: the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Modern Art. Monographs by Friedkin include: Time Keeper (2003) and the Gay Essay (2014), both with introductions by Julian Cox.

Anthony Friedkin’s aquatic essay will be up with other summer selections at Joseph Bellows through the end of August.

For More Information: Joseph Bellows Gallery

Preview: Stone Walls, Mariana Cook, Deborah Bell Photography, NYC

In Gallery on August 3, 2018 at 10:45 am

Our friends at Deborah Bell Photography have yet another superb exhibition on their hands, this time kicking off fall with the works of Mariana Cook.

In her series STONE WALLS, Cook examines one of man’s earliest and most
enduring methods of defining territories: the stone wall. Sculptural and
practical, majestic and humble, Cook’s photographs of dry stone walls capture a fundamental relationship between human beings and the landscape.
STONE WALLS was conceived by Mariana Cook, the last protégé of Ansel
Adams, at her home on Martha’s Vineyard on the day before Thanksgiving 2002.
After 56 cows strayed through a crumbling section of the stone wall she shares with her neighbor, Cook studied the tumbled wall and was struck by its beauty.
With that inspiration, Cook spent the next eight years traveling to farms, towns,
and temples in Peru, Great Britain, Ireland, the Mediterranean, New England,
and Kentucky in pursuit of dry stone walls.

The striking black-and-white photographs on view portray the wall in landscape, the wall in abstract form, and the return of rocks to nature. Cook is fascinated with the juxtaposition of stones and geometric composition, as well as with the resonance among walls of different cultures. The walls were photographed by Cook between 2002 and 2010 and were built as early as 3600 B.C. Dry stone walls—those constructed without the use of mortar with stones skillfully selected and placed to ensure strength and durability—are slowly falling into disrepair or being removed from the landscape. Cook writes, “The walls collapse and are replaced by concrete blocks, wire or wooden fences…. The self sufficient family life and closeness bred by the farm is disappearing with its walls.”

The exhibit will have an opening reception on Wednesday, Sept. 5th, from 6-8 pm, while officially running from September 6th until October 27th, 2018.

For More Information: Deborah Bell Photographs

“COMING HOME”, Photographs by DEBBIE O’DONNELL , Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Fine Art, Gallery, Photo Print Collector on August 1, 2018 at 3:25 pm

Coming Home, Debbie O’Donnell

Hailing from Australia, Debbie O’Donnell captures a unique vision from “Down Under”.

Returning to Western Australia after an absence of 18 years was a strange and emotional experience. The combination of returning to my roots and feeling home, but also feeling disconnected. Immersed in the comfort of nature; listening to the rustle of leaves and branches swaying in the wind, was a way of surrendering and releasing the hold of the past. It was a journey of reflection, reconnecting and coming home to myself.

Now through August 31.

The view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

 

Preview: 2018 National Alternative Process Competition Call For Entries, Soho Photo Gallery, NYC

In Contest on July 24, 2018 at 11:00 am

2017’s winning image by Lauren Jones. Image via Soho Photo Gallery

As with many other artistic mediums, photographers have been known to enjoy the certain paths less traveled for their artwork. In this spirit, Soho Photo Gallery is calling for entries for the National Alternative Process Competition, sponsored by the Penumbra Foundation and Bostick & Sullivan.

WHAT IS ALTERNATIVE PROCESS?
Alternative processes include, but are not limited to: Albumen, Cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, Platinum/ Palladium, Gum Bichromate, Bromoil, Salt Print, Tintype, Ziatype, Daguerreotype, Image Transfers, Liquid Emulsion, Chemigram, Photogravure as well as handmade prints created from digital negatives. Traditional Silver Gelatin Prints, C-Prints and Digital Prints are not eligible. There is no limitation as to subject matter.

JUROR
Dan Burkholder is known for looking over photography’s horizon to discover new ways of capturing and expressing the photographic image. In the early 1990’s he wrote the groundbreaking book Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing. In 2012, he led the mobile photography revolution with his book, iPhone Artistry. Many of his images are expressed as platinum/palladium prints enhanced with hand-applied gold leaf and other precious metals, combining twentieth century technology with nineteenth century printing processes. Dan earned his BA and MA degrees in photography from Brooks Institute of Photography in California. His prints are in private and public collections internationally.

SUBMISSION
The competition is open to all photographers age 18 years old and older, excluding members of Soho Photo Gallery. Digital entries and fees must be uploaded at callforentry.org where you will find submission instructions.

FEES
1-5 images $45 / 6-15 images $5 each additional image

For those interested in entering the 14th annual edition of this competition, entries are due by August 27th, 2018.

For More Information: Soho Photo Gallery