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“The Tree In Me”, Photographs by Howard Brunner, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Fine Art, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on March 1, 2019 at 6:49 pm

Tree 09 by Howard Brunner

Tree 09, Howard Brunner

Alright, the artist has a thing for “Trees”. But after moving through these beautiful images, you understand the meditative approach this veteran photographer, Howard Brunner, takes in capturing little vignettes of nature touching us.

I’ve loved trees all of my life. I had the great good fortune to grow up on a Pennsylvania farm with a wide variety of trees adjacent to our house. We also had a small bit of wild woods on one corner of our property. I have never lost my boyish, joyous fascination, and appreciation of trees. I photograph trees to convey those feelings. For me, photographing a tree is an act of love and gratitude.
Now through March 31.
To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

Preview: Alfred Eisenstaedt: Portraits of the Past & Alfred Stieglitz: Camera Work (1903-1917), Robert Mann Gallery, NYC

In Gallery on February 25, 2019 at 11:01 am
3 photos by alfred stieglitz

Alfred Stieglitz via Robert Mann Gallery

Few people have had as pronounced an impact on the early era of their medium like Alfred Stieglitz and Afred Eisenstaedt. Robert Mann Gallery approaches spring this March with a special exhibit of both.

Alfred Eisenstaedt was born 1898 in Dirschau, West Prussia. In 1906 his family moved to Berlin where he studied music, received his first camera, an Eastman Kodak Number Three, and used his parents bathroom for a makeshift dark room. Eisenstaedt was drafted into the German army after the outbreak of WW1 and served at the front lines in Flanders until April 1918, enemy fire crippled both his legs, yet thankfully his life was spared. After the war, he worked as a salesman, but continually found success with assignments as a freelance photographer. His first major mission was covering Thomas Mann accepting the Nobel Prize in literature in 1929. Eisenstaedt came under the influence of photographer Erich Salomon and his work regularly found its way into Die Dame, Berliner Illustrierte, The Graphic, The London Illustrated News and many other magazines.

One of the earliest methods of reproducing photographic images in ink, the photogravure process was perfected and championed by Stieglitz.  Images pulled off of etched copper plates that were made directly from the original negatives possessed rich mid tones and soft blacks, rendering velvety prints with a tonal range Stieglitz often preferred to the more typical darkroom processes.  The photogravures for Camera Work were hand-pulled by Stieglitz himself, many were printed on delicate Japanese tissue and carefully tipped into the pages of the quarterly journal.  This exhibition will include a selection of Stieglitz’s many iconic images in the photogravure medium that originally hale from the pages of Camera Work.  Quintessential masterpieces such as The Steerage andSpring Showers will be on view.

Both exhibits will be available to the public starting March 7th and conclude April 27th, 2019.

For More Information: Robert Mann Gallery

“Thou Art …, Will Give …”, Photographs by Eric Kunsman, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Fine Art, Gallery, Photo Print Collector on February 4, 2019 at 12:56 pm

The Drapery by Eric Kunsman

The Drapery, Eric Kunsman

Well crafted imagery is a key to understanding Eric Kunsman’s award winning photographs …

 The body of work created demonstrates a previous attempt at prison reform from the popular European model in the 1800’s. The images help viewers to understand how many things have not changed over the passing of time whether that relates to the crimes the prisoners committed or the conditions they face during incarceration.

Now through February 28.

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

“Best of the Best” 2018 BWGallerist Emerging Fine Art Photographers

In Black and White Photography, Contest, Exhibits, Fine Art, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on January 9, 2019 at 3:10 pm

03 Stephen and Tyrone by Jano Cohen

Stephen and Tyrone,  Jano Cohen

Happy New Year to our readers!

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.

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 2018 “Best of the Best” list in no particular order:

Our congratulations go out to these talented artists.

Preview: Dark Matter, Michael Benari, Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts

In Gallery on January 7, 2019 at 11:00 am

Our friend Michael Benari will be starting the new year in Rhode Island with his latest solo show – Dark Matter.

This latest body of work by Michael Benari resulted from his interest in found objects in street photography and graffiti. Benari’s strong interest in abstract painting and work-on-paper led him to experiment with ways he could use photography differently. Always inspired by the urban landscape, Michael has developed a new process to interpret and express his emotional response to it.

Born in Tel Aviv, Israel Michael moved to New York at a young age. His early professional life was in medicine, but having a life-long love for art and photography, he felt inspired to commit fully to photography in 2007.

Opening reception will occur at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts in Providence on January 17th, from 5pm to 9pm. The exhibit will be available for viewing from January 17th to February 15th. The Naked Print and juror, print maker Stephan Fisher, are responsible in part for the exhibit coming to pass.

For More Information: Michael Benari

“The Flamenco; The Spanish Passionate Dance” Photographs by Julio M. De Pena, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on January 2, 2019 at 11:47 am

Flamenco 04 by Julio M. De Pena

Flamenco 04, Julio M. De Pena

Years ago, I stumbled on a small cafe in Mexico that had a strange mix of rhythmic clacks and guitar strumming emanating from behind its entrance. Having grown up in the time of Jose Greco, I was familiar with this Flamenco motif. What I was not prepared for was the beauty of the performance that took place on table top less than six feet away. The photographs of Julio M. De Pena capture perfectly the elegance and excitement I remember.

Documenting this energy and movement in a low light setting with no other light source than the stage spotlights becomes both a challenge and advantage as it gives you a strong contrast of light and darkness adding a tone of mystery to this passionate, rhythmic and emotional dance.

Now through January 31.

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

Preview: On the Road:Structures, John Custodio, Soho Photo Gallery, NY

In Gallery on December 31, 2018 at 11:00 am

Bringing in the new year, Soho Photo Gallery will be providing visitors a bevy of solo show, starting with John Custodio’s On the Road: Structures. From Custodio:

Once or twice a year I take to the road on long trips across the country, looking for interesting landscapes to photograph. In my travels I’ve noticed and photographed what, for want of a better term, could be called structures —     lone buildings, towers, monuments, objects, remains of dwellings —     isolated within the landscape. Some are merely functional, some are commemorative, and some are surviving remnants of what once was, but they all serve as a fascinating counterpoint to the wider expanse around them.

The exhibition will open on January 2nd, with an opening reception on January 3rd from 6-8pm. In addition to Custodio, visitors to Soho Photo Gallery will also soon see solo shows from Ruth Formanek, Rosalie Frost, David Kutz, and Stuart Zalka. 

For More Information: Soho Photo Gallery

Preview: Cultures in Transition, Oliver Klink, PhotoCentral Gallery, Hayward, CA

In Gallery on December 10, 2018 at 11:00 am

Image via PhotoCentral Gallery

These days, change seems to be an overwhelming wave for most cultures. But in many parts of the world, things still hold on to the old ways with a slightly firmer grip. Oliver Klink captures the spirit of traditional cultures in Asia with his latest work.

PhotoCentral presents Cultures in Transition: Photographs by Oliver Klink. Cultures in Transition celebrates the cultures of Asia including Bhutan, Myanmar, China, Mongolia, and India. The exhibition coincides with the book release of Cultures in Transitions: Spirit – Heart – Soul. Oliver Klink will be on hand to sign copies of this limited-edition book. The book, published by True North Editions, was printed in Italy is 168 pages printed in tritone. There are essays by Anne Wilkes Tuckers, Peter Finke and Geir Jordahl as well as stories about the images by the photographer.

As mentioned above, the exhibit is accompanied by a book as on the works as well. The exhibit will open concurrently with a reception on Saturday, December 15th, from 2 to 5pm. In addition to an appearance by Klink, who will be signing copies of his book, cultural performances will be done by the Mongolian Community Association of Bay Area.

For More Information: PhotoCentral

” Not Linear”, Photographs by Cheryl Slechta, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Fine Art, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on December 1, 2018 at 9:06 am
Tonnara di Scopello, Sicily, Italy by Cheryl Slechta
TONNARA DI SCOPELLO, SICILY, ITALY, Cheryl Slechta
The artist looks deep into the subject matter to find new ways of viewing which results in another level of perception and understanding …
My photography is influenced by my life-long love of art.  My path is two-fold at the moment – vintage black and white images as presented here and black and white abstract, minimalist images found in nature and architecture.
I am enamored with the early photographers – Steichen, Stieglitz, Doisneau, Kertesz, etc. and they have led me down my black and white/film path.  I use my wonderful plastic Holga TLR film cameras which are square format and the whimsy of the unexpected lighting and focus variations lend themselves to my artistic vision.  I also use my iPhone with various apps to recreate the same vintage look.  To me, the ancient beauty of the Old World begs for this treatment.
Now through December 31
To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

Preview: The Photo Review Best of Show, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

In Gallery on November 12, 2018 at 10:52 am

After another year of a successful annual competition, followed by an auction featuring internationally acclaimed photographers, The Photo Review is putting a bow on its annual events with a Best of Show exhibition at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Over a dozen handpicked photographers will have their work displayed during the advent of the holiday season. 

The Photo Review Competition enables thousands of people across the country to see the accepted work in our 2018 competition issue and on our website. Also, the prize-winning photographers will be chosen for an exhibition at the photography gallery of The University of the Arts, Philadelphia. And Forrest Old, director of the Red Filter Gallery, will select a photographer for a one-person show at the online gallery.

The exhibit is now open to the public at the photography gallery in Terra Hall. A reception will be held at 5pm to 7pm, this Friday, November 16th.

For More Information: The Photo Review