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Notable: Juliet Harrison 2015 Nominee for Black & White Spider Awards

In Black and White Photography, Gallerist, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on December 14, 2015 at 7:55 am


Bath 2, image courtesy of Juliet R Harrison

Bath 2, image courtesy of Juliet R Harrison


This year, our friend Juliet Harrison was one of a handful of nominees to be recognized for the 10th annual Black & White Spider Awards. She was recognized in the Abstract category for her photo, Bath 2. The Spider awards receives thousands of international submissions and is one of the most watched award ceremonies for black & white photography.

Harrison has long been a photographer of the equine and unsurprisingly her muse for her photograph was just that. What’s refreshing is just how effective Harrison was in obscuring the nature of the horse at first glance, forcing the eyes to explore and thus consider the abstraction.

In addition to the well deserved nominee, the upstate New Yorker has published the first part of her article/memoir, On The Trial to My First Horse, in Catskill Horse Magazine. Part two will follow in January.

For More Information: Juliet R. Harrison


Preview: Rita Bernstein, Holiday Show & Art Sale, The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on December 7, 2015 at 11:45 am
Sliding Pond, Rita Bernstein

Sliding Pond, Rita Bernstein

Rita Bernstein will be amongst colleagues and other alumni for the holiday festivities of The Center for Emerging Visual Artists.

The mission of The Center for Emerging Visual Artists is to coordinate a strong regional support system for visual artists, to advance the careers of professional artists in the region, to promote relationships between artists and the communities in which they live, and to increase access to and promote interest and understanding of visual art among citizens of the community.

About Rita Bernstein:

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.

The show and sale is now open to the public until January 15th, 2016, Monday – Friday, 11am-5pm.

For More Information: The Center for Emerging Visual Artists

For More Information: Rita Bernstein




Notable: Kelly Fitzgerald Holiday Giveaway

In Black and White Photography, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on December 5, 2015 at 4:44 pm


Has the cold got you down? If you’re a fan of Kelly Fitzgerald, chances are you have a beautiful ocean print to taken you out of the perpetual gray.

Ocean print or not, Fitzgerald has put together some holiday festivities for his fans in the form of a three week giveaway. Time’s running out, but there’s still time to catch at least two of the giveaways before December 19th.

I am having a Customer Appreciation Giveaway! I will be giving away FREE prints to three lucky winners! For 3 weeks, starting Saturday, Nov. 28th, I will be doing a weekly giveaway to thank my customers. Winners will be announced Saturday, December 19th, 2015. I Appreciate You!

How to enter the free giveaway:

1. Take a cell phone picture of your Kelly Fitzgerald print and share it on Facebook.

2. Like, Comment and Share post on your Facebook wall.

Random drawing will be held on Saturday, December 19th 2015. Three(3) Facebook fans will be selected at random to win the prints and winners will be announced on my Facebook wall. Includes free shipping & handling.  Offer valid worldwide. Must be a former customer to qualify for contest.

About Print:  A 5″ H x 7″ W – Open Edition Fine Art Type C Archival Print Mounted & Matted to 8″ H x 10″ W size. All materials are acid-free and archival. Protected in an archival museum quality clear plastic resealable sleeve. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. Frame not included.

For More Information: Kelly Fitzgerald

On Site: “Living with Ghosts”, Photographs by James Pryor, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on December 1, 2015 at 8:27 am

“Clamoring Voice” by James Pryor

“Living with Ghosts,” the series by Manhattan, West Greenwich Village based photographer James Pryor, visualizes encounters with the everyday uncanny.

“We are all living with ghosts in one way or another,” Pryor explains, “be they thrust upon us or conjured on our own.”

To capture these believable, intensely symbolic visions, Pryor relies on skills and insights honed in a successful career in the world of advertising images, where a desired effect must be achieved with expediency. He combines this experience with intuitive self‐reliance to produce photographs that are simultaneously concrete and ethereal.

December 1 – December 30

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

Preview: Trees of Burgundy, Wayne Gudmundson, Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on November 16, 2015 at 10:26 pm
Saizy, France #9, Wayne Gudmundson, 2014

Saizy, France #9, Wayne Gudmundson, 2014

Joseph Bellows gallery will host the fall appropriate exhibition of Wayne Gudmundson, Trees of Burgundy.

In the exhibition Trees of Burgundy, Gudmundson depicts the beauty of theFrench countryside through observing the tree-lined roads within Saizy, a small farming community in the Burgundy region of France. In his eloquently organized photographs, he shows the viewer how these trees interact with, and in some measure create the landscape to which they belong; a richly layered landscape that suggests the possibility of narrative, real or imagined.

Wayne Gudmundson is a highly regarded photographer whose work has beenwritten about by such luminaries in the field as Robert Adams, Ben Lifson, and Frank Gohlke. His photographs have been featured in numerous books including his 2007 monograph, A Considered View: The Photographs of Wayne Gudmundson. Gudmundson’s photographs are in several prominent collections, including: the Museum of Modern Art, Center for Creative Photography, Plains Art Museum, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Simultaneously running counterpoint to Gudmunson’s solo show is a similarly themed group show called Regarding Trees. This show surveys exemplary arboreal works of both the vintage and contemporary. 

Trees Of Burgundy will be on display until December 23rd.

For More Information: Joseph Bellows Gallery

Preview: Conversation Piece, Claire Seidl, VanDeb Editions, Long Island City, NY

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on November 10, 2015 at 5:46 pm
Dock, Claire Seidl

Dock, Claire Seidl

Our friend Claire Seidl will be teaming up with artist John McDevitt King for the upcoming exhibition, Conversation Piece. It will certainly be an interesting juxtaposition between Seidl’s black and white photographs and King’s works in charcoal.

This collaboration should be of little surprise to anyone who is familiar with Seidl. A master in multiple artistic mediums, Seidl has a variety of works spanning photography, painting and drawing, many often delving into the abstract. Seidl is also an accomplished essayist, with pieces appearing in multiple publications over the years.

The exhibit will open at the Standard Motors Building, LIC, NY on November 12th with an opening reception at 6pm. The public will be welcome to view the works until January 7th of next year.

For More Information: Van Deb

Preview: Roger Mayne, Gitterman Gallery, New York, NY

In Black and White Photography, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on November 9, 2015 at 12:01 pm
Glasgow, 1958, Roger Mayne

Glasgow, 1958, Roger Mayne

Last year, the world lost a very talented photographer in Roger Mayne. Fortunately, Mayne’s photographs will continue to sustain his legacy for years to come. Gitterman Gallery will be part of that legacy this November 18th.

Roger Mayne first became interested in photography while studying chemistry at Balliol College, Oxford University from 1947-51. In 1953 he developed an interest in the St. Ives School, which embraced the abstract avant-garde movement, and became friendly with the painters Terry Frost, Patrick Heron and Roger Hilton. Mayne was an early proponent of photography as art and consciously printed with high contrast and favored tight graphic compositions to emphasize the formal qualities in his work and have a dialogue with the painting of the time.

Mayne’s photographs evoke a particular moment in post-war Britain when hardships brought on by the war and rationing were still present. Mayne’s photographs reflect the positive community life in the streets that would soon be coming to an end with the rebuilding and modernization of many working class neighborhoods. His images of these communities and the people: teddy boys, jiving girls and kids playing in the street, preserve the spirit of these neighborhoods. By 1959 Mayne’s images were so indicative of this period that Vogue used them to illustrate teenage styles. Colin MacInnes used one of his images on the cover of Absolute Beginners, a novel told in the first person by a teenage freelance photographer living in West London that commented on the youth culture of the time.

After living through nine decades, the United Kingdom native produced a multitude of B&W works regarding Britain’s streets and its working class. The public will be able to view until January 23rd.

For More Information: Gitterman Gallery

Preview: Sea Treasures, Andrea Baldeck, Twenty-Two Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on November 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm
"Nautilus Quartet," Andrea Baldeck

“Nautilus Quartet,” Andrea Baldeck

The depths of the ocean are proprietors for great beauties of math, science and poetry. As such, photographers such as Edward Weston have long been entranced with what the might find. Andrea Baldeck is one of the latest to find a nautical muse.

“From the delight of a serendipitous find on the beach to the abstract beauty of a sculptural object, sea treasures have appealed to the eye and imagination since antiquity.  Shells can serve as currency, seduce as adornment, symbolize concepts (in mathematics) and signify faith (the scallop of St. James).
Marine creatures feature in architectural ornament, on fabrics, paper and porcelain.  They speak to us of familiar experiences walking the tide line, and stir our imagination with hidden worlds of the deeps.  Undersea riches, brought to light, dazzle with their diversity of form and size, texture and patterns.
Artists and naturalists, intrigued by these forms, offer these objects to our gaze as forms for both study and reflection in images where art and science often overlap. The series Sea Treasures explores that shared territory.  Black and white still life arrangements use the fall of light and a subtle palette of grays to highlight the shapes and contours of shells, bones and carapaces.  Combined with vintage texts of design and zoology, the result is an interplay of two and three dimensions intended to engage the eye, stimulate thought, and renew our sense of wonder at the natural world.”

– Andrea Baldeck

Twenty-Two Gallery’s latest exhibition will be opening with a reception on Friday, November 13th, from 6-9 PM. Philadelphians and its visitors will only have a short opportunity to catch Baldeck’s work, however, because the exhibit will conclude December 6th.

For More Information: Twenty-Two Gallery

On site: “Here and There”, Photographs by Steve Wolowitz, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on November 1, 2015 at 11:50 am

Carousel Abandoned, Steve Wolowitz

The mysterious and dramatic photography of Steve Wolowitz is featured in the latest online exhibit at Red Filter Gallery.

My photographic approach is that of a painter, wielding the emotive effects of light and shadow, to create images that are part theatrical gesture and part documentary. These images were selected from various themes and narratives I’ve explored. Collectively, these works convey how I view the world through the lens of my own experience; impressions shaped by emotional responses based on the connections between my own life and the images portrayed.

To view the exhibit: Red Filter Gallery

Preview: The Photo Review 2015 Benefit Auction

In Auction, Black and White Photography, Photo Print Collector on October 26, 2015 at 6:19 pm


As with any field of art these days, sometimes an organization can really benefit from a little bit of help. The Photo Review is no exception, and that’s why they have their annual auction coming up on November 7th at 7pm.

The Photo Review is a critical journal of national scope and international readership. Publishing since 1976, the Photo Review covers photography events throughout the country and serves as a central resource for the Mid-Atlantic region. With incisive reviews, exciting portfolios, lively interviews, the latest in books and exhibitions, The Photo Review quarterly journal has earned a reputation as one of the best serious photography publications being produced today. Our writers — including A.D. Coleman, Stephen Perloff, Shelley Rice, Peter Hay Halpert, Barbara L. Michaels, Jean Dykstra, and Mark Power — have weighed in on subjects as varied as the posthumous publication of work by Diane Arbus, women in photography, the growth of digital media, the historical movement from Pictorialism into Modernism, etc., etc. In his ongoing series, “The Censorship Diaries,” Editor Stephen Perloff was in the forefront in covering the controversy over funding for the NEA and censorship of the arts.

The Photo Review has earned a reputation for lucid and incisive writing aimed at an intelligent and informed audience, but free of the cant and jargon that infects much contemporary writing about art. Thus, both arts publications and the popular press have looked to us for interpretations of what’s happening on the photography scene. Articles have been reprinted in such publications as Afterimage, To, Photography in New York, American Photo, and others.

Editor Stephen Perloff, a respected writer, educator and photographer, has been interviewed for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Bucks County Courier Times, and Art Matters. He has received two critic’s fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

For those who live in the Philadelphia area or will be nearby at the time of the auction, the Photo Review has lined up a spectacular array of works from classic and modern photographers located near and far away. A broad range of 19th-century and vernacular photographs will be available as well.

Concurrent with the live auction will be a silent auction, where people will be able to acquire everything from photography equipment to restaurant meals.

The preview for the auction will start on Friday, November 6th (11-6pm) and end just prior to the start of the auction the next day.

For More Information: The Photo Review


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