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Preview: Denis Brihat: Photographs 1964-2006, Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York, NY

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on March 28, 2016 at 11:03 pm
Gardenia by Denis Brihat

Gardenia, 1994, Denis Brihat

Nailya Gallery’s newest exhibition will feature one of Paris’ favorite sons of film, Denis Brihat.

Born in Paris in 1928, Denis Brihat began taking photographs at the age of fifteen. Throughout the late 1940s and 1950s, he enjoyed a successful career as a professional photographer, securing public and private commissions in fields ranging from architectural and portrait photography to reportage. At the encouragement of his friend Robert Doisneau, he joined the renowned Rapho agency. He received his first exhibition at the Société Française de Photographie, and in 1957 was awarded the prestigious Prix Niépce for his photographs from a year in India.

In 1958, dissatisfied with urban life and commercial work, Brihat left Paris for the Luberon region of Provence. Undeterred by the isolation and the rustic conditions – he had neither electricity nor running water – he built a darkroom and studio on the Plateau des Claparèdes and began his groundbreaking experiments in photography, printmaking, and, above all, observation, turning his eye toward the quotidien but dazzling beauty of the natural world. “The subjects he favoured, in nature or his close surroundings, weren’t unusually beautiful, but simple, and of the sort that often passes unnoticed,” writes photographer Pierre-Jean Amar. “His eminently poetic style of photography glorified them and paid them due tribute, inviting people to open their eyes and recognize the proximity of grace.”

Influenced by the masterful prints of Edward Weston and the frescos of Fernand Léger, Brihat came to produce what he called “photographic paintings” – unique, archival, material prints, made for the wall, rather than images meant for mass reproduction in the pages of a magazine. This concern with process and technique finds its apotheosis in his remarkable experiments with color, which he began as early as 1968, in the wake of acclaimed exhibitions of his work at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Brihat’s richly colored photographs of fruits and flowers begin as traditional black-and-white darkroom prints, which he then tones with the salts of gold, iron, selenium, vanadium, and uranium, among other metals. The reaction of these metals with the silver salts in the emulsion produces hues that are original, one-of-a-kind, and permanent. The resulting prints exude a vividness and a luminosity that are truly unequalled in color photography.

Denis Brihat’s work has been exhibited throughout Europe and the United States for over fifty years. His photographs can be found in the collections of public and private institutions worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Center for Creative Photography, Tuscon; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Musée des Beaux Arts, Neuchâtel; the Musée Cantini, Marseille; and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Centre Pompidou, the European House of Photography, and the National Foundation for Contemporary Art, Paris. In 1987, he was awarded the Grand Prix de la Photographie de la Ville de Paris. Brihat lives in Bonnieux, France.

 The exhibit will be available for viewing until May 12, 2016.

For More Information: Nailya Alexander Gallery

Preview: Kenneth Josephson, Gitterman Gallery, New York, NY

In Black and White Photography, Gallerist, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on March 22, 2016 at 11:16 am

Girl Combing Hair, Chicago, 1959, Kenneth Josephson

Gitterman Gallery, this spring, will be hosting one of the Midwest’s finest photographer progeny. Kenneth Josephson has been celebrated for his adept plethora of skills within photography, often extrapolating various characteristics of the medium with great effect.

Kenneth Josephson was born in Detroit in 1932. He began his formal photography training at the Rochester Institute of Technology, earning an Associate’s Degree before being drafted into the army in 1953, where he spent several months in Germany doing photolithography for aerial reconnaissance. He returned to R.I.T. immediately after to earn his B.F.A., where he studied under Minor White and Beaumont Newhall. Josephson started his graduate studies at the Institute of Design in 1958 and studied under Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind. After graduating in 1960, Josephson became an influential instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he taught for almost forty years.

Josephson’s work is featured in numerous collections around the world. He has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Whitney Museum of American Art; and most recently at the Denver Art Museum. This exhibition coincides with the publication of a retrospective monograph, The Light of Coincidence: The Photographs of Kenneth Josephson, published by the University of Texas Press.

The exhibit will open on Wednesday, April 6th, from 6-8pm and conclude Saturday, June 11th.

For More Information: Gitterman Gallery

 

 

 

Preview, Consequences, Rita Bernstein, Rose Lehrman Art Gallery, Harrisburg, PA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on March 16, 2016 at 6:55 am
Rita Bernstein Jordan and Ingrid Photograph

Rita Bernstein, Jordan and Ingrid

Photographer and artist Rita Bernstein recently held a lecture and reception for pieces of her art at the Rose Lehrman Gallery, in Harrisburg, PA.

I began to make art in earnest after leaving a rewarding career as a civil rights lawyer.  I had, at that time, two young children to whom I was tethered and, in my first body of work, I explored the sorrows as well as the sweetness of family life, and the ambivalence that shadows intimate relationships.  My subjects were often young people, though it was never my intention to examine childhood specifically.  Rather, I was interested more broadly in the complexities of the human psyche and I found the uninhibited behavior of children to be a rich source of clues to the personal and social dramas with which we also struggle as adults.

As I continued as an artist, I was increasingly inspired by materials and process and I began to make mixed media works on handmade paper. These works are less representational than my several  earlier series, but they share a similar undertow of tension and mystery, and a preoccupation with the imperfect, the messy, the raw, and the vulnerable.

I live and work in Philadelphia and New York, and spend my summers at a family cottage in rural northern Pennsylvania.

 

For fans of Bernstein’s work, the gallery will have works on display until April 1st, 2016

For More Information: Rose Lehrman Gallery

Preview: Martin Luther King Dr., Susan Berger, dnj Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on March 7, 2016 at 6:33 pm
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Atlanta, GA, Susan Berger

As an extension of Black History Month, dnj Gallery is providing a continuance in the form of Susan Berger’s works.

“In some cities the street runs through a park or is even a country lane, but most often the streets are in neighborhoods inhabited by those whose lives were affected most directly by Dr. King. Often his image, words and name are used as a reminder and encouragement to the residents. Like Walker Evans, she is drawn to the signs she finds on the buildings. Sometimes the street is in a neighborhood that has been transformed from an African-American community to a Hispanic community. The question arises: where is the best place to honor a man like King? Should the street run through a central park that is used by everyone, or should the street run through the neighborhood.” – Susan Berger

 

Evoking the landmarks and newsreels that define the civil rights movement, black and white photography has rarely been more appropriate.

Berger’s works will be exhibited to the public until April 9th, 2016.

For More Information: dnj Gallery

On Site: “Everyday People”, Photographs by Michael Matsas, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on March 2, 2016 at 2:20 pm

A New York Stroll, Michael Matsas

It is not often we find photographers with a commercial bent providing successful “sensitive” personal work portraits of everyday life experiences, but Michael Matsas has with his exhibit “Everyday People”.

In the fast paced world we live in, we often miss what’s happening around us. In this exhibition, I show photos I captured at random, with no setup or pretense of what I saw through my cameras eye of random people around me.

Now through March 31.

To view the exhibit: Red Filter Gallery

Preview: 12th Annual powerHouse Portfolio Review

In Black and White Photography, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on February 26, 2016 at 11:45 am

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Constructive criticism is always one of the best ways to improve one’s craft or skill set. powerHouse Portfolio will be having its 12th review this March, continuing its efforts to develop better photographers.

Combining both professional guidance and dynamic insight, the powerHouse Portfolio Review has been educating and inspiring up-and-coming photography professionals for over a decade. Now in its twelfth year, powerHouse Books is proud to continue offering its renowned workshop consultation sessions. The next powerHouse Portfolio Review will take place on March 6, 2016 and registration is now open.

Each attendee will receive five personal one-on-one portfolio review sessions; each with a different photography expert. Featuring magazine editors, professional photographers, publishers, artists, agents, gallerists, book packagers, and more, the diverse pool of reviewers is equipped to advise and guide a myriad of different styles, aesthetics, backgrounds, and intents. Each review session lasts for 20 minutes. Applications are open on a first come, first served basis, and will be closed at around 100 photographers. Again, these slots are extremely limited, so early application is highly encouraged. Register now!

By giving photographers real-world industry advice, expert analysis, and hands-on insight, the powerHouse Portfolio Review is a rare opportunity to energize an emerging photographer’s career with clear and distinct direction, and unparalleled photo world networking connections and referrals.

 

The official registration deadline is February 15th, though additional space may be available after the date. The event will be held at the POWERHOUSE Arena in Brooklyn, NY, on March 6th, 10:30am – 5:30 pm.

For More Information: Powerhouse Portfolio

Preview: Ethereal Luminescence, Peter Treiber, New Arts Program Gallery, Kutztown, PA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on February 10, 2016 at 12:04 am
Ethereal Luminescence 53073, Peter Treiber

Ethereal Luminescence 53073, Peter Treiber

Here at BWGallerist, our niche of photography tends not to stray beyond the tradition of Black and White photography. Our friend Peter Treiber’s most recent series, Ethereal Luminescence, is a polar opposite, pushing the limits of what photography can now be.

Born in Brooklyn, Peter Treiber grew up in a family of painters and photographers. He worked in New York City as a photo assistant and then earned an AA degree in graphic design at SUNY Farmingdale/NY and a BFA in photography from the Arts Center College of Design/California.

Treiber’s most recent fine art series, “Ethereal Lumiscence,” is an ongoing series of abstract, expressionistic photographs. Begun in 2012 at a botanical garden where people were enjoying a light show, it evolved into capturing those feelings at other public gatherings that include dramatic lighting — light shows, urban street scenes, fireworks and amusement park rides.

Treiber’s work is now available to the public in Kutztown until Sunday, March 6th.

For More Information: Peter Treiber

Preview: Floral Studies, Dr. Dain L. Tasker, Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on February 4, 2016 at 2:56 pm
By, Dr. Dain L. Tasker, Image Courtesy of Joseph Bellows Galler

By, Dr. Dain L. Tasker, Image Courtesy of Joseph Bellows Galler

Joseph Bellows is currently hosting one of the more unique photography exhibitions you’ll likely get to experience this year. It’s a set of vintage x-ray floral photographs b Dr. Dain L. Tasker.

 

Dr. Tasker was the chief radiologist at Wilshire Hospital in Los Angeles when radiology was in its formative phase. In the late 1920’s inspired by his knowledge of the x-ray image process, and through his developing involvement with Pictorial photography, Dr. Tasker began to record numerous varieties of flowers with the x-ray process.

His results are among the most striking and unique floral images in the history of photography, delicate in their rendering of subtle tones and descriptive in the tracing of the flower’s fragile structure; fulfilling with out sentimentality, Tasker’s statement, “Flowers are the expression of the love life of plants”.

Tasker’s floral x-ray photographs, created in the 1930’s are timeless representations of their subject drawn by a distinct process that marries science and art, situating themselves as forerunners within certain experimental modes of contemporary photographic practice. Dr. Tasker’s modest, yet fully realized radiographs of flowers include a range of species and a wealth of structural beauty that is both inherent to their subject and an effect of the artist’s arrangement within the rectangular field that holds their form.

A limited edition monograph of Tasker’s work, Dr. Dain L. Tasker was published in 2000 by Stinehour Press. Tasker’s radiographs are in numerous public collections, including: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Center for Creative Photography, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

The exhibit  will conclude on February 19th.

For More Information: Joseph Bellows Gallery

On Site:”Americana”, Pennsylvania Center for Photography, Doylestown, Pa

In Black and White Photography, Contest, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on February 3, 2016 at 3:53 pm

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Henry Rowan and Stephanie Lisle

The exciting exhibit for the winners of the “Americana” photo contest are on display at the Pennsylvania Center for Photography. Hosted and created by photo arts practitioners/ supporters Henry Rowan and Stephanie Lisle, the contest covers a wide range of interpretations of the theme “Americana”. Prints and digital images are presented.

“AMERICANA”  Gallery Hours: Thursdays and Sundays 11am – 3pm

Fridays 4-8pm and Saturdays 12-5pm

Through February

For more information and to view the winners:

Pennsylvania Center for Photography

Stephanie Lisle

Henry Rowan

On site: “Trenton Central High” Photographs by Jack Turkel, Red Filter Gallery

In Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on February 1, 2016 at 11:29 am

Then and Now, Jack Turkel

Jack Turkel has had a career in commercial and fine art photography for a number of years. Combining expertise in product imagery, portraits and a journalistic approach to his personal work, he has focused in this exhibition on the life cycle of a school.

“Trenton Central High”

All good things must come to an end. After 83 years, the old charm of Trenton Central High School is shown here. The exhibit displays the students who gave it life and the halls and spaces that they called home. The dilapidated building is now dust and will be replaced by a state-of-the-art structure worthy of Trenton’s young people. It is my hope that these images and the memories of the old Trenton High will be preserved for generations to come.

“Trenton Central High”” is available for viewing at www.redfiltergallery.com from February 1 through February 29, 2016.

For more information: www.redfiltergallery.com

Jack Turkel Fine Art Photography