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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

On Site: “Jersey Shore In The Snow” Photographs by Kathleen Nademus, Red Filter Galllery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector on April 2, 2018 at 10:18 am

Looking Down by Kathleen Nademus

Looking Down, Kathleen Nademus

We all know the beauty of a snow covered landscape but capturing it on film is a wonderful challenge that Kathleen Nademus takes up with great enthusiasm.

This white magical scene creates a peacefulness, a quietness as no other season does. It is extremely beautiful. Shadows dance on the white blanket left behind. The landscape softens in a snowstorm becoming ethereal. This gift is only with us for a short time. So my hope is for people to stop and look at my images with a bit of wonder and amazement.

Now through April 30th

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

On Site: “Grace and Grit – Boxing at Shuler’s Gym”, Photographs by Jano Cohen, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery on March 1, 2018 at 1:08 pm

KHALIL STAFFORD TRAINS AMIRA, Jano Cohen

While boxing as a sport and art has receded from popular view, these events still taking place in local urban settings continue to provide a place for character building. Jano Cohen captures those special moments in a series that has a timeless, special quality about it.

The gym is a safe place for people of all ages to learn physical skills in a well-loved sport. In the gym I am documenting the evolution of the training of a boxer from childhood. Trainers keep in the game by passing on their knowledge.  I am observing how the gym operates as a community center and the intimate relationships between trainers and boxers.

Now through March 31.

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

Preview: Mark Fields, Photographic Souvenirs in Black and White

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery on February 18, 2018 at 11:00 am

Mark Fields, Altar, Image via Mark Fields and Jed Williams Gallery

We are proud to announce the upcoming solo show of friend and photographer Mark Fields at Jed Williams Gallery in Philadelphia this March. The exhibit “Photographic Souvenirs in Black and White” will showcase many unique and beautiful works by Mr. Fields.

This exhibit arrives on the heels JWG’s showing of collage artist and photographer Donnas Schaeffer, whose exuberant use of collage and bright color is followed by the elegant and stirring black and white photographs of Mark Fields, a major and acclaimed photographic talent. Mark Fields creates a symphony of black, white, grey and all the nuances in between. His images have a romantic, slightly surreal feel, transforming and recombining various elements such as flowers, landscapes and musical instruments.

The exhibit will be on view to the public March 3-17, 2018 at Jed Williams Gallery with an opening reception March 3 from 5-7pm. For more information, please visit Jed Williams Gallery

“Invisible In Passing”, Photographs by Liam Sharp, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on February 1, 2018 at 11:37 am

Brighton Resident by Liam Sharp

Brighton Resident, Liam Sharp

Street photography requires an acquired skill and a refined approach in order to capture those real life moments with impact. Liam Sharp accomplishes this result with finesse.

The image I see when approaching is gone as soon as the subject becomes aware that they are being photographed.
What I am trying to do in this series of street images, taken in New York, is to try to capture what I actually see and feel when I encounter my subjects on the street. I cut a hole in the side of a cell phone case, where I insert my DXO camera and  walk the streets at a fast pace. I decide what I am going to photograph from a distance. As I pass the scene, without framing the shot, I try to capture what I have seen from a distance.

Now through February 28.

To view the exhibition: Liam Sharp

Preview: Steve Kahn, The Hollywood Suites, Howard Greenberg Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery on January 18, 2018 at 12:30 pm

Steve Kahn, from The Hollywood Suites series. Image via Howard Greenberg Gallery

Howard Greenberg Gallery is currently gearing up for an upcoming exhibition this February and March which will showcase the work of photographer Steve Kahn. Kahn’s series The Hollywood Suites and will be on view at the gallery for the first time as a solo show in New York.

Kahn created this body of work in rent-by-the-day rooms of an old tenement building in a run-down section of Hollywood, California. Looking to create work that spoke to containment and isolation, Kahn began photographing professional bondage models using a Polaroid camera. Later, in his studio, he would copy the Polaroids with 35 mm film, documenting the events he had orchestrated, and initiating a formal process of reproductions and generations. As Kahn notes, “These were situations entered into without a plan, full of anxiety, in the hope of producing some document of the experience that was explicit, visually powerful, yet went beyond what it was.”

One day, the model didn’t show up, and Kahn found that he could explore the same provocative and haunting issues by photographing the room itself. This led to stark images of the walls, windows, mirrors, doors and hallways, which evolved into studies of defined space that became abstract in triptychs and quadrants. Except for certain interventions – adding graphic elements to a few doors with tape, rope, and black yarn – rarely did he manipulate the rooms.

As Kahn wrote, “All of this work was process oriented, having started off as pull-and-peel Polaroids. The work was concerned with formal issues including generations, re-iterations, sequences, and multiple image presentations.” Ultimately Kahn notes, “I took the space apart and reconstructed it. I ended up creating an existential situation for myself.”

An opening reception with the artist will be held at Howard Greenberg Gallery on Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 6-8pm. The show will be on view to the public February 1-March 17, 2018.

From more information contact Howard Greenberg Gallery info@howardgreenberg.com or visit www.howardgreenberg.com.

Notable: “Best of the Best”, Emerging Fine Art Photography Artists 2017

In Black and White Photography on January 4, 2018 at 6:01 pm

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Always Go Back To the Beginning, Paula Gibson

Happy New Year to our readers! With a record freeze hitting the United States it is a good time to warm our hearts viewing great photography.

Of the hundreds of articles in our archives, the most popular are the annual lists of photographers we choose as the “Best of the Best” for each year. The interest in this group of evolving artists, at different stages in their careers, always exceeds our expectations, but provides us encouragement to put together “the list” yet again for 2017.

The contributors to this website viewed thousands of fine art images and attended dozens of galleries, museums and fairs throughout the year. To distill all that activity into a single brief list is obviously a difficult (but enjoyable) task and should foster days of discussion by visitors to BWGallerist.

So with that said, here is the the 2017 “Best of the Best” list in no particular order:

Our congratulations go out to these talented artists. See you next year for the 2018  “Best of the Best” Emerging Fine Art Photographers.

On Site: “Same As It Ever Was”, Photographs by Salvatore Corso, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography on January 1, 2018 at 9:57 pm

Same As It Ever Was 01 by Salvatore Corso

Same As It Ever Was 01, Salvatore Corso

Observation of surrounding details found in wedding locations has been the subject of many photographic essays. Corso’s approach, using Black and White images, lifts the abstract structure he “sees” beyond the cliche event document into the creative realm of enhanced vision.

The title ‘same as it ever was’, is a reference to the fact that no matter how fashion trends and technology change, what a wedding comes down to is two people who want to live together.

The exhibition runs through January 31.

To view the exhibition: Salvatore Corso

Notable: “Reality-Deconstructed”, Michael Benari at Leica Gallery, Boston

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on December 22, 2017 at 4:43 pm

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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao 2014 © MICHAEL BENARI

Our friend Michael Benari has a new exhibition to kick off the new year.

Benari uses the urban landscape to create his own visual language, and in the process, make work not familiar or necessarily embraced. He aims to use visual elements in ways that surprise, and at times, provoke, so as to invite the viewer into new emotional realms. His work seeks not to make you happy or sad, but rather to question what we assume to know. His use of abstraction further challenges our understanding of what defines photography today.

RECEPTION: January 18, 2018, 6 – 9pm RSVP

ARTIST TALK: Thursday, February 1st 2018,  5pm – 7pm

Exhibition: January 04 – February 25, 2018

For more information: Leica Gallery

 

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