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Bruce Davidson: Bruce Davidson

Bruce Davidson: Bruce Davidson

This summer WestLicht presents the first retrospective exhibition in Austria on the work of Bruce Davidson (born Chicago, 1933) one of the leading exponents of humanist photography and with close to sixty years of membership one of the most prominent photographers of Magnum agency. The now legendary cooperative was founded in 1947 by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger and…
Window Dressing

Window Dressing

A window is a clear, flat encased plane dividing inside from outside. An object of many features; it is transparent yet offers protection, it reveals and obscures, brightens, separates, collapses, and reflects. When paired with other objects or ornamentation, a transformation takes place. For the delicate still lifes by Josef Sudek and Karl Struss it functions as a rectangular illuminated…
The Artist Proof: Silver Gelatin Collection by Mairi-Luise Tabbakh

The Artist Proof: Silver Gelatin Collection by Mairi-Luise Tabbakh

Mairi-Luise Tabbakh’s erotic photographic works capture the raw essence of woman as a subject and explore the sensuality of human relationships. The objectification of her subject is all the more intriguing given her own femininity and adds a layer of mystery to her work. The Artist Proof Silver Gelatin Collection by Mairi-Luise Tabbakh April 1st – July 1st, 2017 Imitate…
Hiroshi Sugimoto: Dioramas

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Dioramas

Hiroshi Sugimoto (born 1948) began his four-decade-long series Dioramas in 1974, inspired by a trip to the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Surrounded by the museum’s elaborate, naturalistic dioramas, Sugimoto realized that the scenes jumped to life when looked at with one eye closed. Recreated forestry and stretches of uninhabited land, wild, crouching animals against painted backgrounds…
Irving Penn: 1950

Irving Penn: 1950

Featuring both editorial and personal work from just a single year of Penn’s legendary seven-decade career, the exhibition explores the breadth of artistic vision and technical mastery of arguably the most prolific and respected photographer of the 20th century. 1950 was a landmark year in the life and oeuvre of Irving Penn (1917-2009), of which he often spoke fondly. In…
PHOTO-EYE FRITZ BLOCK. New Photography – Modern Color Slides

PHOTO-EYE FRITZ BLOCK. New Photography – Modern Color Slides

The German-Jewish photographer Fritz Block (1889–1955) was a highly versatile figure in modern photography. His work spans the period from the so-called “Neue Fotografie” (New Photography) of the late 1920s in Germany to the color photography of the 1940s in the US. Having fallen into a long period of oblivion due to his biography of exile, he is currently being…
Helen Levitt: Pairs and Apples

Helen Levitt: Pairs and Apples

The show highlights Levitt’s unique gift for capturing the way people communicate through body language, with special emphasis on one of her perennial interests: pairs of people sharing a moment in the streets and on the stoops of her native New York City. Helen had a singularly lyrical eye and, whether it’s two children dancing in the street or two…
Richard Sandler: The Eyes of the City

Richard Sandler: The Eyes of the City

Timing, skill, and talent all play an important role in creating a great photograph, but the most primary element, the photographer’s eye, is perhaps the most crucial. In The Eyes of the City, Richard Sandler showcases decades’ worth of work, proving his eye for street life rivals any of his generation. From 1977 to just weeks before September 11, 2001,…
Josef Hoflehner: Retrospective 1975-2015

Josef Hoflehner: Retrospective 1975-2015

The worldwide recognition he has received attests to the tremendous impact of his work. This Austrian photographer, who has been shooting primarily, though not exclusively, in black and white for over 40 years, captures surreal moments in his photos. Reductions and overexposures help him discover special elements and draw both technical and substantive contrasts between the spectacular and the banal.…
Steve Schapiro: The Fire Next Time

Steve Schapiro: The Fire Next Time

First published by The New Yorker in 1963, The Fire Next Time, considered to be one the most eloquent and powerful explorations of race in America, catapulted James Baldwin into literary fame. After reading Baldwin’s essays, Steve Schapiro convinced Life Magazine, where he had freelanced as a photographer, to let him travel with Baldwin from New York to Mississippi, documenting…
Edi Chen: BALANCE

Edi Chen: BALANCE

the dairy of New York City Jan 7, 2016- Jan 6, 2017 Some people hear the noise, Some people hear the rhythm. Some people seem glamorous, Some people seem lonely. Some people talk about fashion, Some people are making history. Sunrise, sunset. Four seasons in one year. One city. One person. One camera. It was a cloudy day on July…
Hiroh Kikai: Asakusa Portraits

Hiroh Kikai: Asakusa Portraits

The Asakusa quarter of Tokyo has a shady past–it was the home of some of Japan’s most notorious pleasure palaces. Today it embraces this history by remaining a steadfast holdout of independent culture, which encompasses traditional comedy theater and some of the most innovative burlesque in the world. Asakusa has long attracted bohemians who opt out of Japan’s contemporary consumer…
Elaine Mayes: Summer of Love

Elaine Mayes: Summer of Love

Elaine Mayes: Summer of Love coincides with the 50th anniversary of the summer of love; a period of great social, cultural, and political change that brought together over 100,000 like-minded young people to San Francisco to usher in a new era. The exhibition will feature Mayes’ intimate vintage black and white portraits of youth counterculture in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district…
Igor Posner: Past Perfect Continuous

Igor Posner: Past Perfect Continuous

In 2006, Igor Posner returned to St. Petersburg, the city where he was born, for the first time in 14 years. Confronted by the shifting resonance of place and memory, the resulting pictures are fundamentally impressionistic, grasped through distances of time. This is a city half-seen and half-recollected, one version overlaid imperfectly on the other, mapping where the past and…
Vernier: Fashion, Femininity and Form

Vernier: Fashion, Femininity and Form

Eugene ‘Gene’ Vernier (1920–2011) worked as a fashion photographer for British Vogue from 1954 to 1967, during one of the most exciting periods in fashion history. Shooting of-the-moment looks from the likes of Christian Dior and Emilio Pucci and top models including Celia Hammond, Jean Shrimpton, and current Vogue creative director Grace Coddington, Vernier worked with some of the biggest…
Sebastiao Salgado: Genesis

Sebastiao Salgado: Genesis

Genesis is a quest for the world as it was, as it was formed, as it evolved, as it existed for millennia before modern life accelerated and began distancing us from the very essence of our being. It is a journey to the landscapes, seascapes, animals and peoples that have so far escaped the long reach of today’s world. And…
Rod Berry: Toys & Pussy Girls

Rod Berry: Toys & Pussy Girls

You’re probably thinking Rod Berry, who’s that? Yes, you’re right, it’s a pseudonym; we can’t publish his real name. Rod Berry mainly lives in eastern Germany and has been doing erotic photography for several years. Rod likes to experiment, and strives to capture the perfect blend of voyeurism and exhibitionism. His work stimulates the imaginations of model, photographer, and viewer…
Ryan Weideman: In My Taxi

Ryan Weideman: In My Taxi

This dynamic traveling exhibition provides a unique firsthand view into the ripe period of cultural diversity that characterized New York City’s evolution between the 1980s and the turn of the century; a period when the city experienced enormous economic and societal change. By photographing the spectrum of characters comprising this burgeoning period – from models to poets, drag queens to…
Liam Lynch: Dragons and Horses

Liam Lynch: Dragons and Horses

“Imagine setting up a studio under the surface of the sea. To capture this body of work Lynch composed each image under water then with the help of an assistant diver holding a backdrop and specialised underwater lighting, carefully maneuvered behind these mysterious creatures in their natural habitat to create a studio feel.  Lynch’s trademark and contribution to the natural world is to capture…
Neil Libbert at Michael Hoppen Gallery

Neil Libbert at Michael Hoppen Gallery

Libbert has been working as a street photographer and photojournalist for nearly 60 years and the exhibition will focus on key works made during his earlier career. This will be the first recent opportunity to explore the full range of Libbert’s talents and will include a number of previously unseen prints such as West Indian Arrivals, Waterloo Station, 1961 or…