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Preview: Second Annual LACP Student Street Shooting in LA, dnj Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

In Black and White Photography, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on June 10, 2016 at 10:45 am

Javier at Work, Julia Dean, 2016

The Los Angeles Center of Photography has arranged its exciting second street shooting event with dnj Gallery as part of the prospective program offered at the center.

30 photographers engaged in a street shooting program at the Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP). All photographs are taken in various locales of Los Angeles including downtown, Venice Beach, HOllywood Blvd., and Beverly Hills

Featured photographers: Al Fielder, Andy House, Ann Toler, Anthony Grippa, Autumn Kurtz, Basak Prince, Ben Bacon,Carole Scurlock, Caryl Lightfoot, Chung Ching Kuo (Bob), Connie Rosenthal, Dotan Saguy, Erin Rottman, Gail Just, Graham Marriott, Jerry Drapala, John Rankin, Kathleen Coiner, Kevin Weinstein, Kim Sudhalter, Lauren Wilner, Leba Marquez, Lynne Rosen, Michael Beller, Rob Krauss, Safi Alia Shabaik, Stephanie Asch, Stephanie Cueneo, Thouly Dosios, Tom Szabadi, Wednesday Aja, Wesley Du, and Yvette Marthell.

Also available for viewing in Gallery II is Artificial Memories by Corey Grayhorse.

“Color and wonderment is a consistent thread throughout my work. A wide-ranging influence of styles in art, photography, and fashion combined with traditional, and pop culture inform my perspective. I find myself inspired largely by my daughter, who serves as a constant muse in my art, and reminds me that everyday is an opportunity to offer a fresh perspective in my work. Through the lens I create strange beauty and satire, eliciting emotional and social responses. Frozen in time through photography, the work becomes a window into a fantastic dream world, with hints of my reality, to draw an audience in. The sets and locations are installations and a platform for performance art constructed and acted solely by myself, and my subjects. Through the addition of characters, my portraits show a deep interest in the unique human expression.”

The exhibitions run from June 18th to July 23rd, 2016.

For more Information: dnj Gallery

Preview: Ferenc Berko, Gitterman Gallery, New York, NY

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on June 7, 2016 at 5:04 pm

Red Fort, Delhi, 1938, Ferenc Berko

Gitterman Gallery will be hosting a collection of Ferenc Berko for their latest exhibition. Born to a Jewish family in Hungary, Berko’s vast travels and a strong nurturing of his creativity made him one of photography’s great modernists in the middle of the 20th century.

In 1933, with the growth of anti-Semitism in Germany, Berko was sent to England to finish his studies in philosophy. While in London, he became active in the photography and film circles and learned from Emil Otto Hoppé. Following school, Berko moved to Paris where he continued to collaborate with his wife Mirte on a series of nude photographs. In 1937 he made a trip back to Hungary and photographed Jews in Budapest.  In 1938, with Nazi influence on the rise, Berko moved to India to become a filmmaker. Beyond learning cinematography, he experimented with the photographic process, creating photograms as well as prints with multiple negatives, while at the same time continuing his passion for investigating the world through an eye for beauty and form.

Moholy-Nagy invited Berko to teach photography and film at the New Bauhaus, the Institute of Design in Chicago. Unfortunately, Moholy-Nagy died just before Berko arrived in 1947. Berko’s work in Chicago focused on the abstraction of the urban landscape, continuing his interest in modernism, while developing work that had a direct dialogue with the current developments of Abstract Expressionism. Berko moved to Aspen in 1949. In Aspen, Berko’s visual and intellectual palettes were nourished; he had finally found a place where he felt both respected and inspired.

Berko’s work has been collected by the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; Center for Creative Photography, Tucson; International Center of Photography, New York; Musée d’Elysée, Laussane; Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. Near the end of his life, 60 Years of Photography: The Discovering Eye (Edition Stemmle, 1995) and Berko: Photographs (Graphis, 1999) were published.

The exhibit will open June 21st and run until August 19th, 2016.

On site: "Unadorned", Photographs by Anne Burlock Lawver, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on June 1, 2016 at 12:10 am

Anne Burlock Lawver from “Unadorned”

We met Anne in New York and was struck not only by the craftsmanship of the photographs she presented but also by the integrity of the work.

My great desire is to create interesting and worthwhile photographs. I have long been fascinated by the way we prepare ourselves to face the world and this project began as a way of exploring the transformation that took place each morning as I used make-up and wig to create the desired illusion. I was the model who would always be available and I learned to use my self in an objective way.

View the exhibition:

"Unadorned", Photographs by Anne Burlock Lawver

Now through June 30

Preview: Please Don’t Smile, Frank Horvat, Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on May 30, 2016 at 2:31 pm

Shoes and Eiffel Tower (a), For Stern Magazine, Paris, France, 1974, Frank Horvat

Fans of the sartorial sort of lens should head to Fahey/Klein’s exhibition, featuring the work of fashion photographer Frank Horvat.

The Fahey/Klein gallery is pleased to present, PLEASE DON’T SMILE, an exhibition of work by photographer Frank Horvat. The exhibition takes its title from Horvat’s recently published retrospective monograph (Hatje Kanz 2015), which documents Horvat’s extensive oeuvre, with a focus on his revolutionary approach to fashion photography. The sensibility of a photojournalist combined with his “refined visual humor”, set Horvat and his sartorial images apart from those of his colleagues.
Horvat took his models out of the studio and onto the street, removing the make-up and staging typically used for photoshoots. A photographer with an approach and a style ahead of his time, Horvat explains, “My photographs got published, because ready-to-wear fashion needed more realistic photography, and because the editors-in-chief knew it”. In turn, Horvat’s images helped redefine the role of modern women in society, showing the world a woman “with both feet in life, a true counterpart”.
Laurent Rouvrais, Horvat’s assistant in the 1970s and 1980s describes Horvat’s process, “He wanted them [his models] to find their own attitudes, and when he was pleased with what they found, he would only suggest some small variation, for instance in the way they held their neck, their shoulders, or their fingers. What he wanted them to find by themselves was what he called a presence. As a result the girls in his photographs never looked dumb”
The exhibition runs from May 19th to July 9th, 2016.
For More Information: Fahey/Klein Gallery

Preview: Gallery Selections, Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on May 26, 2016 at 10:44 am

YoYo, Roger Vail, 1996

To finish out the summer, Joseph Bellows Gallery is pulling from its collection to exhibit a sample of its eclectic combination of vintage and contemporary photography.

The exhibit will include Roger Vail, Amanda Means, Harry Callahan, J. John Priola and others.

Joseph Bellows Gallery was established in 1998. The Gallery features rotating exhibitions of both historic and contemporary works drawn from the gallery’s collection, with a special emphasis on American work. Joseph Bellows is a member of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD), and served on the Board of Directors from 2005 until 2012.

We are pleased to offer search and consultation services for beginning and established collectors, as well as to provide appraisal services.

Joseph Bellows Gallery actively seeks to purchase single photographs or entire collections. Please call or email the gallery to submit your information and a member of our staff will contact you shortly. In order to expedite the process, please provide as much information about the item(s) as possible. We are also happy to assist in making arrangements for gallery staff to view the items.

The exhibit is now open and will conclude June 25th ,2016.

For more Information: Joseph Bellows

Preview: Meet Me In My Dreams, Mary Anne Mitchell, Mattie Kelly Arts Center, Niceville, FL

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on May 24, 2016 at 7:32 am
Mary Anne Mitchell's photo.

Image Courtesy of Mary Anne Mitchell

Northern Floridians and visitors to the Panhandle this month and next should head to the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. On display are the indomitable Salvador Dali and our friend Mary Anne Mitchell’s latest selection of photography.

Mitchell creates her images using long exposures, wet plate collodion, and digital scanning. Wet plate collodion involves preparing a glass plate with collodion (a chemical solution) and shooting the photograph directly onto the plate. The process was developed in the 1850s and quickly became popular because it produced a multi-use glass negative; it remained the primary means of photography through the 1880s.

Mitchell uses this traditional process to shoot long-exposure photographs that create movement and give the images an ethereal atmosphere. She then scans these plates and prints them on a larger scale to intensify the organic characteristics inherent in the process. The exhibition of Mitchell’s black-and-white dreamscapes will include both plates and prints.

Visitors to the Holzhauer Gallery will even have the opportunity to experience Mitchell’s work as one might have in the 19th century: included in the exhibition are several stereoscopic viewers through which the photographs can be experienced in three dimensions.

Opening on May 23rd, latecomers to the exhibit might be instead keen to wait for the closing reception on July 16th, from 6-7:30 pm.

For More Information: Mattie Kelly Arts Center

Preview: Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs to Show at Photo London

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on May 12, 2016 at 4:11 pm
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Lace, Early 1840s Salt print from a photogenic drawing negative, William Henry Fox Talbot

Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs will show work by early British masters at Photo London, at Somerset House. This will include works by: William Henry Fox Talbot, Nicolaas Henneman, Hugh Owen and Benjamin Brecknell Turner. The works will range from salt prints to photogenic drawings, dating from 1839 to about the 1860s.

Of all the people critical to the story of the introduction of photography, the one with perhaps the most humble beginnings is Nicolaas Henneman, who was born in the Netherlands in 1813 and was a valet to William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877). It would have been natural for the founder of photography to call on his valet to fetch chemicals and to set up cameras, but Henneman rapidly emerged as a working partner, making prints and even making his own negatives.

In 1841 or 1842, when Talbot and Henneman were working together to master the new calotype negative process, Henneman was a convenient volunteer for a photographic portrait. The resulting picture, a calotype negative, shows Henneman’s strong and determined demeanor and is a fitting tribute to Talbot’s most trusted assistant and supportive friend and colleague.

In addition to Henneman’s portrait, Talbot’s work at Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs includes a salt print ofLace. The negative for the print was made without a camera by placing a piece of lace on a sheet of photographically sensitized paper, casting its shadow and producing the boldly graphic image. When Talbot first held it in front of a group of people, they thought it was an actual piece of lace and were stunned to learn that instead it was a photographic representation. These photographs could record a level of detail comparable to that seen in still-lives rendered by the most accomplished Dutch painters.

Another photographic image made without a camera, is a poetic photogenic drawing of Leaves of Grass by Henneman from March 1839, within two months of when Talbot announced his invention to the world.

In late 1843, Henneman began a bold venture, the world’s first photographic printing firm in the town of Reading. Talbot supported this new venture by commissioning prints for his pioneering publication The Pencil of Nature (1844-1846), the first commercially published book illustrated with photography and the first mass production of photographs.  A salt print of Westminster Abbey, prior to May 1844, is the only known image contributed by Henneman to The Pencil of Nature.

Two sculptural heads come to life in the hands of Talbot and another early British master, Benjamin Brecknell Turner (1815-1894). Talbot’s Bust of Patroclus, a salt print from 1842, showing his plaster cast of the ancient marble sculpture in the British Museum, is included in The Pencil of Nature. Turner’s calotype negative of theBust of Dionysus, from the early 1850s, is of a plaster cast modeled on the sculpture of the Greek God of wine (and the patron of the theater) from the Capitoline Museum in Rome.

Known for finely composed and exquisitely rendered photographs, Hugh Owen (1808-1879) was a master of the paper negative, having learned directly from Talbot. Owen’s day job, a cashier for the Great Western Railway in Bristol, stood in stark contrast to his photographic accomplishments, which brought him acclaim in the 1840s and 1850s. Harvest scene with stooks and trees, an albumen print from the 1860-1870s, evokes atmospheric harvest scenes by Constable or the Barbizon School painters. Owen’s work was recently on view at Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs in New York and marked the first exhibition of photographs by Hugh Owen since the 19th century.

In 1858, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert visited Cherbourg to attend the grand opening of the newly engineered naval port designed to accommodate France’s modern fleet of battleships. A seascape by Gustave le Gray (1820-1884) recorded the official royal event that day, with French ships in formation greeting the royal couple, seen reviewing the fleet from the safety of their steam-powered yacht.

If you haven’t already planned your trip to Photo London, time is slipping by. The event runs from May 19th to the 22nd.

For More Information: Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs

Preview: Brigitte Carnochan, Elizabeth Opalenik, Josephine Sacabo, Verve Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on May 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm
Aching for Your Touch, by Brigitte Carnochan

Aching for Your Touch, by Brigitte Carnochan

For those who need a break from the beautiful outdoors New Mexico has to offer, Verve Gallery is putting on a great new exhibition with a trio of photographers: Brigitte Carnochan, Elizabeth Opalenik and Josephine Sacabo.

Brigitte Carnochan

Carnochan’s photographs are exhibited in galleries and museums nationally and internationally. Her work is in museum, corporate and private collections. Carnochan was named a Hasselblad Master Photographer for 2003 and her work has recently been featured on the covers of Camera Arts and Silvershotz and has been published in Color, Lenswork, Zoom, View Camera, Polaroid, Black and White, and Studija magazines. There are three photographic catalogs of her work. She teaches photography classes through the Stanford University Continuing Studies program.

Elizabeth Opalenik

In Tall Grass, 1980, Elizabeth Opalenik

In Tall Grass, 1980, Elizabeth Opalenik

Elizabeth employs the Mordançage process, infrared, platinum printing and hand painting in creating her innovative, one-of-a-kind images. She mixes digital and traditional technologies to explore all the creative possibilities. Elizabeth imparts her sense of artistry to personal projects on the Amish near her childhood home. She has worked with United Cerebral Palsy Games for the Disabled, Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos International and is currently documenting a project for Medical Ministries International that brings much needed eye care to small villages along the Amazon River in Colombia, Peru and Brazil.

Josephine Sacabo

El Fulgor (The Brightness), by Josephine Sacabo

El Fulgor (The Brightness), by Josephine Sacabo

Joséphine Sacabo lives and works mostly in New Orleans, where she has been strongly influenced by the unique ambience of the city. She is a native of Laredo, Texas, and was educated at Bard College, New York. Before mobbing to New Orleans, she lived and worked extensively in France and England. Her earlier work was in the photo-journalistic tradition, influenced by Robert Frank, Josef Koudelka, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. She now works in a very subjective, introspective style. She uses poetry as the genesis of her work and lists poets as her most important influences, among them Rilke, Baudelaire, Pedro Salinas, Vincente Huiobro, and Juan Rulfo, Mallarmé, and Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz. Sacabo, has published four books of her work including “Une Femme Habitée” in Paris in 1991 by Editions Marval; award winning “Pedro Paramo” in 2002 by the University of Texas Press; “Cante Jondo” in 2002 and “Duino Elegie” in 2005 both by 21st Publishing. Sacabo has had solo shows in Paris, London, Madrid, Toulouse, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and other major U.S. cities.

The exhibit opens on April 29th, 2016, but if you’re in Santa Fe a week later, the reception is May 6th, from 5-7 pm. The works will be on view until June 11th, 2016.
For More Information: Verve Gallery

Preview: Attitude: Portraits by Mary Ellen Mark, 1964-2015, Howard Greenberg Gallery, Aquebogue, NY

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on April 28, 2016 at 12:57 pm
Image by Mary Ellen Mark

Image by Mary Ellen Mark

Mary Ellen Mark unfortunately passed away last year, leaving behind a long legacy of photography. Howard Greenberg Gallery is pleased to showcase her work this spring.

Mary Ellen Mark, who passed away last year, is known for her photojournalism, documentary photography, and notably, her portraiture. Attitude: Portraits by Mary Ellen Mark, 1964–2015 is curated by Melissa Harris, editor-at-large, Aperture Foundation, who notes, “In choosing the images from among many of her key series, I was defining attitude in terms of a sense of self, a kind of awareness and confidence, self-possession.”

The exhibition surveys highlights from many of her series including Indian Circus, humorous and bizarre shots of performers and contortionists and their animals from India’s liveliest circuses; and Falkland Road, gritty images of prostitutes and their patrons on a notorious street in Bombay.  Selections from Twins and Prom explore – in large format Polaroids – siblings at the Twins Days Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio, and prom-goers across the U.S. Images from Mark’s work for LIFE magazine about the Damms, a homeless family in California, express the grim reality of survival on spare change and welfare checks.

Also on view will be work from Streetwise, which portrays homeless and troubled youth in Seattle including a girl named Tiny. Work from Tiny: Streetwise Revisited, her series completed in 2015, encapsulates Mark’s 30-plus years photographing Tiny, now a middle-aged mother of ten. Mark also photographed on film sets and is known for her celebrity portraits including images of Marlon Brando, Sean Penn, Woody Allen, and Yoko Ono.

The exhibition will open on May 5th and run until June 19th, 2016. In conjunction to the Howard Greenberg show, Aperture in New York City will open Tiny: Streetwise Revisited, Photographs by Mary Ellen Mark, on May 26th, and conclude on June 30th.

For More Information: Howard Greenberg Gallery

Preview: “Kathy Ryan’s Office Romance”, Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on April 21, 2016 at 3:08 pm

 

Image Courtesy of Kathy Ryan and Howard Greenberg Gallery

Image Courtesy of Kathy Ryan and Howard Greenberg Gallery

Too often, the concept of a muse is myopically stereotyped to the form of a woman. Since the dawn of artistic free thought, inspiration has been all around artists to draw upon, which is exactly what photographer Kathy Ryan did in New York City. She fell in love with Renzo Piano’s New York Times building and hasn’t stopped shooting it since.

In the words of architect Renzo Piano, his New York Timesbuilding was “all about the light, and the vibration of light and shadow.” Working on the 6th floor of the building, Ryan admired how the light of New York City would stream in from the large clear glass windows and cast spectacular architectural shadows from the unusual ceramic rods that encase the building. In the fall of 2012, Kathy Ryan saw a zigzag of light on a staircase and grabbed her iPhone to take a picture. From then on, she was hooked. On a regular basis, she comes in early or stays late or returns on weekends to capture the luminous quality of the light. Among her favorite spots are an eastside corner on the 6th floor in the mornings and the west side of the building on the 15th floor at sunset.

The longtime director of photography at the New York Times Magazine, Kathy Ryan has been a pioneer of combining fine art photography with photojournalism in the pages of the publication. During her time there, the Magazine has been recognized with numerous photography awards, including National Magazine Awards. In 2012, Ryan received the Royal Photographic Society’s annual award for Outstanding Service to Photography. In 2014, she won the Vision award from the Center for Photography at Woodstock. Under Ryan’s leadership, the Magazine commissions the world’s best photographers, a selection of whose work was published inThe New York Times Magazine Photographs (Aperture, 2011), edited by Ryan. She also lectures on photography (she gave the 2012 Karsh Lecture in Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) and serves as a mentor at the School of Visual Arts.

Kathy Ryan’s Office Romance will be on display from May 5th to June 19th, 2016.

For More Information: Howard Greenberg Gallery

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