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“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.

“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

” 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

On site: “Across the Mongolian Landscape”, Photographs by Josep María Orengo, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Fine Art, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on November 6, 2018 at 2:40 pm

Kharkhorin by Josep María Orengo

Kharkhorin, Josep Maria Orengo

Come to the outer reaches of Asia and observe the meditative beauty and isolation captured by Orengo in these dramatic photographs.

The landscape of Mongolia is a visual poem of the most incredible, the skies, the colors, the rapid change of climate, the mist, the mystery of shamanic mysticism and the isolation of the nomadic existence of its people. Hard landscapes shaped by the northern winds, the traditional Gers splash the vast steppes, while empty deserts contrast with the sand dunes that are rising suddenly. Lots of landscapes for those who need to find themselves and experience the tranquility and serenity they emerge.

 

Now through November 30

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery 

Notable: Anthony Bannon Receives The 2018 Photo Review Award

In Black and White Photography, Photographer on October 29, 2018 at 10:59 am
Anthony-Bannon

Anthony Bannon

This past weekend, The Photo Review recognized Anthony Bannon with its 2018 Photo Review award.

Anthony Bannon served as the former director of the George Eastman Museum located in Rochester, NY. The George Eastman Museum is the world’s oldest photography museum, containing one of the world’s oldest film archives, with world renowned collections related to photography and cinema. Hundreds of thousands of photographs, items of camera technology, motion picture titles, and millions of publicity stills and posters, in addition to contemporary works, comprise the museum’s full collection. Home to the world’s most comprehensive libraries of books, manuscripts, and journals, the museum has pioneered film preservation and photographic conservation while educating archivists on a global level. The George Eastman Museum has been a National Historic Landmark since 1966.
After serving sixteen years as the museum’s seventh director, Anthony Bannon retired in 2012. Accomplishments during his tenure include launching programs in photo and film preservation, acquiring the Technicolor and Merchant Ivory Productions archives, and establishing an online presence for the museum’s images. Bannon was also present for the museum’s launch of three internationally renowned graduate and post-graduate schools of film and photograph preservation and conservation. These include The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, which offers a master’s degree in film preservation in conjunction with the University of Rochester, in addition to the Eastman Museum and the University of Rochester, which jointly offer a master's degree program in Photograph Preservation and Collections Management.
Anthony’s educational background and early career are equally admirable. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at St. Bonaventure University in 1964, a master’s degree in English with a concentration in criticism and film in the Center for Media Study from the State University of New York in Buffalo in 1976, and finally a Ph.D. in English with a concentration in Cultural Studies from the State University of Buffalo. From 1969 to 1985 he worked as a journalist for The Buffalo News as the newspaper’s film, video, and architecture critic, later focusing on the fine and camera arts. From 1985 to 1996 he served as director of the Burchfield-Penney Art Center — dedicated to the work and archives of American watercolorist Charles Burchfield — at the State University of New York College at Buffalo. Finally from 1994 to 1996, Bannon was the State University of New York College at Buffalo assistant vice president and director of cultural affairs.

Bannon’s recognition was for his contributions to the art of photography. The event took place at the University of the Arts, Caplan Studio Theater, in Philadelphia.

For More Information: The Photo Review

“Somewhere…”, Photographs by Sandrine Hermand-Grisel, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Fine Art, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on October 1, 2018 at 11:39 am

Cerrillos N.M. by Sandrine Hermand-Grisel

Cerrillos, N.M.,  Sandrine Hermand-Grisel

 

Just like a whisper, the darkened, shadowy photographs of Hermand- Grisel force the viewer to come closer in order to find meaning in the art.

Somewhere… in the United States… As an emigrant, I am not a tourist, nor a total stranger, nor totally at home… 50 states… 3.79 million square miles to travel all over to discover everything. In other words an impossible task!
I decided to choose a glimpse of it… here or there… to proceed by strokes… by sensations… here or there… by impressions…

Now through October 31.

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

 

Notable: Photograms | Literary: FLIGHT, a new “book” by Wendy Paton

In Black and White Photography, Books, Fine Art, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on July 8, 2018 at 10:01 am

 

Wendy Paton has captured the spirit of her new abstract photograms series with a special presentation now available from Brilliant: Press. It is original as well as lovely to behold.

Photograms|Literary:FLIGHT encompasses photographer Wendy Paton’s most recent body of work. What began as an artistic vision, has given rise to a magnificent creation. Paton’s FLIGHT is a piece of art in itself – its accordion folded pages and soft touch film-laminated cover only add to the allure of the images within. Paton’s strikingly abstract gelatin silver images are the result of a centuries’ old photographic medium – the photogram.

These intricate and intriguing camera-less images are created in a traditional darkroom by placing 3-dimensional objects (in Paton’s case, books) directly onto a light-sensitive material. As with regular film photography, an enlarger is used, along with normal photochemical processes, to construct images – all without using a camera.

For more information: Brilliant: Press

On Site: “Budding”, photographs by Emel Karakozak, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on July 2, 2018 at 10:04 am

Budding 01 by Emel Karakozak

Budding 01, Emel Karakozak

Some wonderfully enigmatic work by Emel Karakozak is now available for viewing at Red Filter Gallery. The kaleidoscope effects combined with a theme of regeneration is worth the “trip”.

Woman is a being through which man feel connected to nature as woman is very similar to nature in birth-giving and life-blooming characteristics. That is why many languages use the term of ‘mother nature’ while referring to nature. Since she is the bridge between life and man, and the forgiving despite all. She is able to recreate herself and that is the source to her characteristics. Woman not only causes a miracle by giving birth, but also has the ability to reconstitute herself spiritually.And she fulfills this by putting herself into the center.

Now through July 31.

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

 

Preview: Photograms | Literary, Wendy Paton, Artsource Loft, NYC

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on May 14, 2018 at 10:43 am

#46 Photograms  Literary©Wendy Paton

One of the great beauties of photography is the unique perspective photographers can create within this flexible medium. Such is the case with Wendy Paton’s latest exhibition at Artsource International at the Artsource Loft in New York City where Paton’s works, are curated as “Photograms | Literary”. The collection takes special advantage of the visual architectural elements of books, and are presented in an almost ethereal light. These Black and White visual constructs are indeed unique.

The exhibition features an extensive selection of Paton’s series of dynamic, gelatin silver Photograms using the literary and artistic world of books as her subject.
Utilizing the age-old photographic process also known as camera-less photography, the artist has created a visual language that metamorphose a literal and literary object, the book, into an interpretation of artistic abstraction. Paton boldly emphasizes the contrast of the printed word on paper and the fast conquering digital form, rapidly changing both the literary and photographic mediums. “As printed books are fading from our lives, being replaced by the digital medium, so is the gelatin silver photograph being replaced by our mobile phones and digital photographic technology.”

#54 Photograms Literary©Wendy Paton

Paton’s new book “Photograms l Literary, FLIGHT”, a limited edition, signed and numbered artist book (pub. Brilliant – Press, USA) will be introduced at the opening with the artist in attendance.

Wendy Paton is an award winning American photographer best known for her dramatic black & white, candid, nocturnal portraits, first seen in her series and monograph, Visages de Nuit. Paton’s work, including selections of Photograms l Literary, has been exhibited in solo U.S. and international gallery and museum exhibitions. Her photographs are included in the the permanent collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France – Spallart Collection, Austria – Musee de la Photographie, Belgium – James A. Michener Art Museum, U.S. – International Center of Photography, NY,U.S. – Lumiere Brothers Center of Photography, Moscow – Personal Collection of Prince Albert II of Monaco, and many notable private collections.

The exhibit will be opening May 17th and concluding on June 30th. 

For More Information: Artsource Loft

On site: “New Works”, Photographs by Diane Levell, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on May 2, 2018 at 10:43 am

Wickecheoke Creek 01 by Diane Levell

WICKECHEOKE CREEK 01, Diane Levell

Diane Levell has been creating wonderful images for decades. Using straight technique or alternative print processes, she has always kept the image itself in the forefront for viewer contemplation.

In my work I have consistently striven for a high level of craftsmanship and aesthetic quality. And I wanted to use the photographic medium to its fullest extent; “straight” black and white, color and the historic techniques of the pictorial school.

Now through May 31.

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery