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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

On site: "Urban Night", Photographs by Allen Shifrin, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on November 1, 2017 at 7:05 am

Conservatory by Allen Shifrin

Conservatory, Allen Shifrin

Black and White photography highlights a dramatic scene through the balance of light and shadow. Surround the same scene in the dark veil of night and the drama is further heightened.

This series of photographs reflects my interest in landscape photography, with an emphasis on the urban landscape.  The subject matter is the scene that unfolds at night, where composition is informed as much by shadow as by artifact.

November 1 through November 30

To view the exhibition: Allen Shifrin

Notable: Museums: Portraits from an Exhibition, Mitchell Hartman

In Photographer on October 23, 2017 at 11:00 am
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Image via Mitchell Hartman

There are few greater pleasures for an artist than the debut of an all new series of work. But what makes it better is when you’re simultaneously launching a new website as well. Our friend Mitchell Hartman recently experienced that pleasure.

Welcome to my new website that features the series “Museums: Portraits from an Exhibition”. This series explores various levels of observing.   People are captured in museums while looking at other depictions of reality, filtered through my own sensibility and notions of reality. I am a watcher by trade and the subjects here are also incidental watchers. However, while in the museum, the act of watching is also complicated by dimensions of time: your time (the viewer of my photographs), the museum-attendee’s time, and in most instances, the original artist’s or exhibit’s time.

Hartman’s latest work will be exclusively available through the Susan Spiritus Gallery.

For More Information: Mitchell Hartman

Notable: Juliet Harrison Nominated for Black & White Spider Awards

In Photographer on October 18, 2017 at 11:00 am
Crown of Bones by Juliet Harrison

Crown of Bones

Here at BW Gallerist, we’re always happy when we can share great news regarding goods friends who are even better photographers. In this case, our friend Juliet Harrison has been nominated in the Professional Still Life category of the 2017 B & W Spider Awards.

I am very pleased to announce that these two images have received Nominations in the Professional Still Life category of the 2017 Black & White Spider Awards. This well respected International competition has entrants and juror from all parts of the world and industry. “Crown of Bones” was also awarded an Honorable Mention. I am so proud of this body of work and the recognition that it is getting. As studio shot cell phone images, they are such a complete departure from my equine work. It reminds me that as an artist, we always have to let ourselves take risks. To let the work evolve where it needs to go. I have been sensing that after nearly a year of producing these Still / Life images, there is a shift again in my future. One direction will be to let some of these Still /Life ideas become actual sculpture. And another may be to take my film cameras out again in to the world and see what comes from that.

Congratulations Juliet! For those who enjoy her work, head over to her website to learn more.

For More Information: Juliet Harrison Photography

Preview: Birds of Glory, Hope Kahn, Colorida Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

In Photographer on October 8, 2017 at 11:00 am
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Birds of Glory, Hope Kahn

One of our friends, Hope Kahn, has shared some very fun news – her latest work, Birds of Glory, will be part of a new exhibition at Colorida Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal.

Hope has been utilizing and exploring alternative photography with a concentration on pinhole and plastic cameras.  Her focus has been on the figure in the landscape, utilizing human and birds as her subjects.

Her work can be found in many public and private collections including Glaxo Smith Kline, Kerner & Kerner, The Rittenhouse Hotel, Sterling Drug Company, Price Waterhouse, Hoyle Morris & Kerr Attorneys, The Logan Hotel, and Numerous Private Collections. 

She has been published National Aperture Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Lorel Marketing, Pace Advertising and a book cover with Russoli Books NYC, “Cosmos” has recently been acquired for the collection of FOTOTROPIA.

For those who may be in the beautiful country of Portugal this October, Kahn’s work will be visible from October 14th to November 14th.

For More Information: Hope Kahn

Preview: Transforming Space, Tomiko Jones, Multiple Galleries

In Photographer on October 3, 2017 at 11:00 am
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From Hatsubon, archival pigment print, by Tomiko Jones

Ever since Tomiko Jones began pursuing a career in photography, her passion, creativity, and productivity have been relentless. This fall will be no exception for her, as the young asian photographer has several events lined up for the rest of the year.

At the Mendocino College Art Gallery in Ukiah, California, Jones has a solo exhibition running until October 20th.

This solo exhibition brings several bodies of completed work together: my CIIS residency work Hatsubon, platinotypes and porcelain boats from Rattlesnake Lake, a selection from the ongoing series, A Place to Rest, which shows for the first time, and work from my summer residency at the Center for Photography at Woodstock. Continuing my stay in Anderson Valley in Northern California, this exhibition coincides with my first semester teaching photography at Mendocino College.

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Offering, by Tomiko Jones

Meanwhile, on October 12th, Jones will be a part of the CPW awards in NYC, where the Center for Photography at Woodstock will be celebrating its 40th anniversary. Jones will have a silver gelatin print, “Offering”, up for auction, which was created while she was in residency in Woodstock. 

After the leaves have changed color and departed from their branches, Jones will continue her busy schedule with the Tahoe CoLab in November. Four of her photographs from Hatsubon will be on display as part of the Society for Photographic Education’s West Chapter Conference.

For More Information: Tomiko Jones

On site: "Meet Me In My Dreams", Photography by Mary Anne Mitchell, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on October 1, 2017 at 8:00 am

Rorschach Girls by Mary Anne Mitchell

Rorchach Girls, Mary Anne Mitchell

Inspired by poetry, the images in this exhibition draw the viewer in to another world experience.

This series is inspired by my poem ‘Meet Me in My Dreams”.  The images are created using wet plate collodion. I scan and enlarge them to enhance the organic qualities of the medium. The work speaks to family, memory, and the ethereal passage of time.

The setting for many of the images is a fairytale landscape. My use of the young people celebrates the  universal feeling of limitless potential that most people experience in their youth.The ghostlike figures are reflections of the later years when beauty and youth begin to fade.  They suggest the feeling that one is beginning to disappear and yet still present and interacting in the scene.

Now through October 31.

To view the exhibition: Mary Anne Mitchell

On Site: “Consequences”, Photographs by Oliver Klink, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on September 1, 2017 at 8:00 am

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Ancient Farming, Oliver Klink

One of our outstanding up and coming fine art photographers is West Coast resident Oliver Klink.

Oliver’s work has been published with National Geographic, Days of Japan, Black & White magazine, Popular Photography magazine, among others. In 2016, he was selected as Critical Mass Top 50 fine art photographer, “Best of the best” emerging fine art photographer by BWgallerist, and received People’s Choice award from Black and White Magazine single image contest. In 2014, his image “Herding Instinct” won the grand prize at the Rayko International Photo contest. Oliver is a master of the new digital printing process called Piezography. Originally from Switzerland, Oliver currently resides in Los Gatos, California with his wife.

“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 resilient enough to maintain their vibrancy. 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.

Now through September 30.

To view the exhibition: Oliver Klink

"Dunescapes", Photographs by Matthew McIver, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on July 31, 2017 at 12:10 pm

Dunescape 04 by Matthew McIver

Dunescape 4, Matthew McIver

Dunescapes have a proud tradition in fine art photography. The beauty of a Weston print meanders through time to the inspired work of Matthew McIver.

You find silence in a desert. You find conversation in a crowd. A gathering is a place for distraction. A desert is a place without expectations.

Now through August 31.

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

On site: "Jerusalem and Aida: Close Yet Far Apart", Photographs of Michael Marks, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on July 1, 2017 at 8:23 am

Father,Aida by Michael Marks

Father, Aida, Michael Marks

On a visual journey through the ancient lands of Israel, Michael Marks captures the timeless personalities of the the current residents.

During several visits to Israel and the West Bank I endeavored to capture some of the differences in these two places, as well as the ironies that are seen in daily life.

Now, through July 31

To view the Exhibition: Michael Marks