Posts Tagged ‘Lumiere’

Preview: Masters of Photography, Lumiere Gallery, Atlanta Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector on September 25, 2014 at 11:25 am
Mendenhall Glacier, 1973, Brett Weston

Mendenhall Glacier, 1973, Brett Weston

Every gallery, at one time or another, seeks to put on a true showstopper of an exhibition. Compiling the finest of what they have available in their collection, Lumiere is currently exhibiting their “masters”.

These prints from the cameras of twenty different photographers include iconic images from the artists’ larger bodies of work. From California to New York … from Paris to Uzbekistan … they span a spectrum of themes: including urban structures, traditional landscape, portraiture, abstractions and social commentary.

The exhibition was also curated to underscore the importance of relationships and collaborations. Edward Weston with his sons, Brett and Cole – as well as Wynn Bullock; Ansel Adams with Al Weber and Pirkle Jones; and Jones with Dorothea Lange.

The artists: Berenice Abbott, Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Alexander Rodchenko, Dorothea Lange, Georgi Zelma, Boris Ignatovich, Bill Brandt, Al Weber, Imogen Cunningham, Brett Weston, Tom Neff, Margaret Bourke-White, Andre Kertesz, Aaron Siskind, Arnold Newman, Pirkle Jones, Paul Strand, Edouard Baldus and Wynn Bullock have left a legacy that will inspire us for years.

There is also an online gallery available, so if travel plans to Atlanta are not in the works, take a look on Lumiere’s website.

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Preview: Ralph Gibson Photos, Lumiere, Atlanta, Georgia

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photographer on November 23, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Ralph Gibson, “Hands In Conversation”

One of our favorite galleries for visiting and viewing photographs is Lumiere in Atlanta. With a good selection of vintage photographs and a current exhibit always worth your time, you should plan a visit. Now they are featuring a great photographer: Ralph Gibson.

Ralph Gibson (1939), Born in Los Angeles, California, is a photographer best known for his photographic books. His images often incorporate fragments with erotic and mysterious undertones, building narrative meaning through contextualization and surreal juxtaposition. Gibson studied photography while in the US Navy and then at the San Francisco Art Institute. He began his professional career as an assistant to Dorothea Lange and went on to work with Robert Frank on two films. Gibson has maintained a lifelong fascination with books and book-making. Since the appearance in 1970 of THE SOMNAMBULIST, his work has been steadily impelled towards the printed page. To date he has produced over 40 monographs, his most current projects being “State of the Axe” published by Yale University Press in Fall of 2008 and “NUDE” by Taschen (2009). His photographs are included in over one hundred and fifty museum collections around the world, and have appeared in hundreds of exhibitions. He has worked exclusively with the Leica for almost 50 years. Gibson currently lives in New York and travels frequently to Europe and Brazil.

For more information: Lumiere

Favorites: Best of “Atlanta Celebrates Photography”, Best Gallery – Lumiere

In Art Fair, Black and White Photography, Gallery on October 26, 2010 at 3:32 pm


For the second year we have been so impressed by the physical layout, location and, of course, exhibits, presented by Lumiere in Atlanta. After the New York cool exhibit space in Chelsea and the modernity of LA/San Francisco gallery layouts, it is a pleasure to be at “home” in Lumiere.

Lumière provides a diverse range of photographic art through its’ own proprietary collection, regular exhibitions and acquisition activities on behalf of clients.

The gallery has work from over 75 photographers. They range from masters of the 19th and 20th century to more contemporary practitioners. All are established, with works in important museum collections, as well as having participated in multiple exhibitions. Most have had multiple books and catalogues published on their work.

Lumière was founded by Robert Yellowlees. It reflects his experiences as a collector of art for over 35 years in addition to having served on the boards of major arts institutions.

Tony Casadonte has had a diverse 30 year career in photography. Prior to joining Lumière as gallery director, he managed the leading commercial photography laboratory in the Southeast. In that capacity, he was actively involved with professional photographers to support their processing and printing requirements.

Laura Noel, following graduation from Duke University and an internship at Aperture Foundation, has pursued a professional photographic career for almost 20 years.

View the current exhibits, a great blog, the artist samples and a virtual tour at: Lumiere

Preview: Peter Sekaer “ in Context”, Lumiere, Atlanta

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photographer on June 15, 2010 at 9:05 am


Peter Sekaer, “Phrenologist’s Window”

The Depression era work of dane, Peter Sekaer, is on view beginning June, 19 through August, 21 at Lumiere in Atlanta. This gallery has had some terrific exhibits in recent months. We saw a Dorthea Lange selection of photos last fall that were meticulous in their selection and presentation.

Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1901, Peter Sekaer immigrated to the United States in 1918 at the age of seventeen. After successfully operating a printing business in New York City producing posters, advertisements and window displays, he enrolled in the Art Students League in 1929 to study painting. He soon became involved in the New York art scene, befriending, among others, the artist Ben Shahn and the photographer Walker Evans.

By 1934 Sekaer had left painting behind to study photography with Berenice Abbott at the New School for Social Research. Through his friendship with Walker Evans he secured contracts from 1936 to 1943 to work on assignment as a photographer for various government agencies that were created as part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal program. In 1945 Sekaer started his own commercial photography business, shooting advertisements and human interest stories for magazines.

For our readers in Atlanta, make sure you stop by and check this exhibit out as well as the one at the High Museum, also containing the work of Sekaer.

For more information: Lumiere

For the High exhibit: High Museum