Posts Tagged ‘George Eastman House’

Notable: George Eastman Museum Fundraiser

In Black and White Photography, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on January 5, 2017 at 5:50 pm


“The rich man never really gives anything, he only distributes part of the surplus.
It is the person of moderate means who really gives.” 
-George Eastman
It’s the time of celebrating with loved ones and a time for rebirth. It’s also a time for giving to good causes, which donating to the George Eastman museum is in spades.
Entrepreneur George Eastman (1854–1932), the pioneer of popular photography, completed his Colonial Revival mansion on East Avenue in Rochester in 1905 and resided there until his death. He bequeathed most of his assets to the University of Rochester, expressing a desire that his mansion serve as the residence for the university president. The large house, measuring 35,000 square feet, proved far too large for this purpose, especially without a large service staff.

In 1947, the Board of Regents of the State of New York chartered George Eastman House Inc. as an independent nonprofit educational institution—specifically, a museum of photography and allied pursuits created as a memorial to George Eastman. The next year, the University of Rochester donated Eastman’s mansion and surrounding property to the museum. The institution altered its name several times over the ensuing decades, but its mission has remained steadfast: to collect, preserve, study, and exhibit photographic and cinematic objects and related technology from the inception of each medium to the present.

At the museum’s opening in 1949, it was one of only two American museums with a photography department and one of only two American museums with a film department (the Museum of Modern Art also had both). In 1951, the museum opened the beautiful Dryden Theatre, with seating for more than five hundred people, to exhibit films.

The George Eastman museum is still running strong, but it needs help, just like any non-profit. If you’re a photography lover – if you’re reading this chances are good that you are – consider a donation to the museum today.

For More Information and to Donate: George Eastman Museum

Preview: Allen Frame at the Gitterman Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector on October 16, 2013 at 3:51 pm


Mariachis, Mexico City, 2000

Dialogue with Bolaño is the new Exhibition of color and black and white photographs by Allen Frame celebrating his work presented in tandem with the literary creations of Chilean writer, Roberto Bolaño.

Frame’s work conveys a restrained, but deeply felt sense of intimacy – desire and alienation all in one. Bolaño’s work, drawing on motifs of detective fiction, creates a moving reflection of creativity played out under the shadow of a repressive political and social conflict.

November 7, 2013 – January 11, 2103

For more information: The Gitterman Gallery

On Site: 60 From the 60’s: Selections from the George Eastman House, 1285 Avenue of the Americas Gallery, NYC

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits on February 3, 2011 at 5:11 pm


Benedict J. Fernandez “DISSENTERS”

One of the key times in modern photography, as in many other aspects of modernity, resides in “The Sixties”. An exhibit from this famous era is now in a public space and available to you for an unusual viewing experience.

This exhibit can be found in New York across from the Rockefeller complex at the non-descript lobby of 1285 Avenue of the Americas. Arrayed in the cold, uninviting atmosphere of a large set of lobby pillars is wonderful photography by renowned artists of the time. Our favorites included work by Mary Ellen Mark, Hollis Frampton, Gary Winogrand and Harry Callahan. Our favorites were two prints from a Chicago series by Aaron Siskind.

The exhibition of 60 prints features 10 of the most significant photographers from the 1960s, a decade that saw many new photography styles – collage, street photography, and photojournalism coverage of riots. “60 from the 60s: Selections from George Eastman House” offers a dynamic look at photography of the era. The exhibition is on view in the 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 42-story building in which the gallery is housed. The exhibition features the work of photographers who were just beginning to create a name for themselves in the 1960s, as well as established artists then in the midst of successful careers.

Through Feb. 18, 2011

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Notable: Svjetlana Tepavcevic, Of Atlanta Celebrates Photography Juried Show Has Two Page Spread in PDN Magazine

In Article, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Photographer on January 12, 2011 at 4:45 pm


Svjetlana Tepavcevic

At the Atlanta Celebrates Photography portfolio review, we highlighted Svjetlana Tepavcevic’s work along side some other very talented emerging artists.

Our friend Anthony Bannon, Director of George Eastman House, as juror at the show selected her portfolio as well.

Now the latest issue of PDN has an impressive spread spotlighting her striking seascapes.

Pick up the latest issue of PDN and checkout the “Exposures” coverage of Svjetlana’s work.

For more of her work: Svjetlana Tepavcevic

 For our original coverage: Atlanta Celebrates Photography

To make a donation to the important work of the George Eastman House: Donation George Eastman House

Notable: Fielding Challenge At George Eastman House

In Art Museum, Black and White Photography on September 16, 2010 at 10:05 am

FieldingsGeorge Eastman House

Ron and Donna Fielding, Dr. Anthony Bannon

One of our favorite institutions in the photographic world is the George Eastman House where culture leader Tony Bannon holds forth as Director. The team at GEH have drawn in many supporters by its large number of programs and invaluable holdings.

Of special note is a matching fund provided by Ron and Donna Fielding.

George Eastman House offers an amazing view of the world. It has been a major repository of photographs, motion pictures, and related information since its founding in 1947. As the world’s oldest museum of photography, Eastman House has long attracted scholars, curators, and practitioners whose insights into the Museum’s unparalleled collections have education generations.

But the staff and volunteers of this world-class institution cannot do it alone. Longtime members Ron and Donna Fielding are matching all contributions made to the 2010 Mid-Year Appeal, which means that any gift you make will be doubled. Your gift to the Museum’s Mid-Year Appeal is needed to ensure the continued health and growth of Eastman House.

Check out the museum’s offerings at: George Eastman House

Consider a donation at: Fielding Challenge

Please note: Also consider joining GEH. Your membership is honored at a number of other museums both formally and informally – so join today.

Notable: Joanna Taub Steichen, After Swimming Pool Fall, Dies at Age 77

In Black and White Photography, Gallerist, Photographer on August 25, 2010 at 3:14 am


From her book “Steichen’s Legacy”

We received a very nice tribute notice from the Howard Greenberg Gallery on the passing of their special friend of many years, Joanna Steichen, wife of the famed photographer. Their notice is reproduced in part below:

It is with great sadness that we send this release about Joanna Steichen. She was an extraordinary woman.
Joanna Taub Steichen, 77, psychotherapist and writer, who became the editor, curator and manager of the work of her late husband, the eminent photographer Edward Steichen, died accidentally after a fall in the swimming pool at her summer home in Montauk, New York on July 24, 2010.

Joanna Taub was born in Greenpoint Brooklyn in 1933, educated at St. Agnes Episcopal School for Girls in Albany and graduated from Smith College in 1954. Her first job after graduation was as a copywriter for Young & Rubicam in NYC where she was introduced to world-renowned photographer Edward Steichen by his brother-in-law, the poet Carl Sandburg. The infatuation was instant and mutual.

In 1960, they married. She was 27. He was 80. After her husband’s death in 1973, Mrs. Steichen earned a masters degree in social work from Columbia University and spent her professional life as a psychotherapist in private practice.

Joanna Steichen was the guardian and gatekeeper of Steichen’s work and his legacy. In 1979, the centenary of Steichen’s birth, she announced an initial gift of 5,000 negatives and prints to the George Eastman House, even though Steichen had been the first director of the photography department at the Museum of Modern Art and creator there of the most successful photography exhibit in history, The Family of Man.

We appreciate her support for the arts, as well as her charity work …

2 days until Photo LA

In Art Fair, Photo Print Collector on January 13, 2010 at 3:00 pm


Just 2 days left until Photo LA in Santa Monica, Ca.

Aside from gallery exhibits and portfolio reviews, there will be a curator tour with guidance by Anthony Bannon. He will focus his advice on “how best to collect photographs”.

Anthony Bannon has been the George Eastman House director since 1996. He serves on numerous boards, including the Rochester School for the Deaf and the 360 | 365 Film Festival. His professional affiliations include the American Association of Museum Directors, the Society of Photographic Education, and the International Association of Art Critics. Bannon holds a Ph.D. in English with a concentration in cultural studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

For more information: Photo LA

Hope to see you there …