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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…
Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing

Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing

Few 20th Century photographers have produced such instantly recognizable and iconic works as Dorothea Lange. Gain a new understanding of this beloved American photographer in OMCA’s upcoming exhibition Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing. Through the lens of her camera, Lange documented American life with riveting, intimate photographs that showed the major issues of the times. This spring, view the emotional…
Berenice Abbott: Paris Portraits 1925–1930

Berenice Abbott: Paris Portraits 1925–1930

Abbott began her photographic career in Paris in 1925, taking portraits of some the most celebrated artists and writers of the day, including Marie Laurencin, Jean Cocteau, Peggy Guggenheim, Coco Chanel, Max Ernst, André Gide, Philippe Soupault and James Joyce. Within a year her work was exhibited and acclaimed. Paris Portraits 1925–1930 features the results of Abbott’s earliest photographic project…
Grey Villet: 1960’s America

Grey Villet: 1960’s America

Born in South Africa, Grey Villet traveled America and the world for LIFE magazine like an observant explorer, mapping its emotional contours in the faces and lives of its people. His in-depth, personal studies of the American scene of the 1950s through the 1970’s illuminated the complex reality of those years with a truth that, in his own words, were…
Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama

Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama

Zanele Muholi sees her artistic practice as “visual activism”, thereby ascribing to her images explicit and causal power to effect change. She has become known worldwide with Faces and Phases, her portrait photography of South Africa’s LGBTI scene. Faces and Phases has been prominently featured in venues such as the last documenta (2012). WNTRP now shows Muholi’s current series Somnyama…
Eric Overton: Wild America | Process & Preservation

Eric Overton: Wild America | Process & Preservation

Modern West Fine Art will premier Wild America : Process & Preservation by Eric Overton for May gallery stroll. Overton aims to capture the West while forming a deeper appreciation for his ancestry and the complexity surrounding myth of the Great American Frontier. This important body of work presents a historical photographic process in a contemporary way. The original ambroytype…
10 B&W Portraits of Celebrities Taken by Irving Penn

10 B&W Portraits of Celebrities Taken by Irving Penn

Penn’s first photographic cover for Vogue magazine appeared in October 1943. Penn continued to work at the magazine throughout his career, photographing covers, portraits, still lifes, fashion, and photographic essays. In the 1950s, Penn founded his own studio in New York and began making advertising photographs. Best known for his fashion photography, Penn’s repertoire also includes portraits of creative greats;…
Fritz Henle: The americas, 1930s-1960s

Fritz Henle: The americas, 1930s-1960s

Throckmorton Fine Art is pleased to present an important exhibition of photographs by the German-born 20th century photographer, FRITZ HENLE, (Dortmund, Germany 1909 – 1993). Photo-historian Helmut Gernsheim called FRITZ HENLE ‘the last classic freelance photographer.’ He was one of those fortunate individuals for whom the tumultuous years before and after World War II generated an ability for him to…
Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay

Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay

For more than forty years, American photographer Anthony Friedkin (b. 1949), creating full-frame black-and-white images, has documented people, cities, and landscapes primarily in his home state of California. During the culturally tumultuous years of 1969 and 1970, Friedkin made a series of photographs that together offer an eloquent and expressive visual chronicle of the gay communities of Los Angeles and…
Jean Pigozzi: Pool Party

Jean Pigozzi: Pool Party

Upon establishing his foundation in Berlin in 2003, Helmut Newton expressed his wish to provide a forum not only for his own works, but for that of other photographers as well. His wish continues to be fulfilled posthumously, now with two unique projects by two of Helmut Newton’s friends and colleagues. “Undressed” by Mario Testino is a site-specific installation comprising…
Mike Mandel: Good 70s

Mike Mandel: Good 70s

Mike Mandel was greatly influenced by his childhood in the San Fernando Valley, which at the time was undergoing a major transformation into a commercial landscape. Living in a place that seemingly produced a new strip mall, billboard or stretch of freeway every week, Mandel was immersed in a society that was bombarded with imagery. Thus, Mandel’s work is largely…
Black in America: Louis Draper and Leonard Freed

Black in America: Louis Draper and Leonard Freed

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observed in 1963 that one hundred years after the abolition of slavery in America “the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. . . . [He] lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity.” This…
Herb Ritts: L.A. Style

Herb Ritts: L.A. Style

Herb Ritts: L.A. Style traces the life and career of the iconic photographer through a compelling selection of renowned, as well as previously unpublished, photographs and two insightful essays. Herb Ritts (1952–2002) was a Los Angeles-based photographer who established an international reputation for distinctive images of fashion models, nudes, and celebrity portraits. During the 1980s and 1990s, Ritts was sought…
Sid Kaplan: Deconstruction Of The Third Avenue El

Sid Kaplan: Deconstruction Of The Third Avenue El

In 1955, a 17-year-old Sid Kaplan witnessed the dismantling of New York City’s Third Avenue Elevated line, and launched a 60-year photography career. Featuring over forty of Kaplan’s photographs taken between June 1955 and May 1956, alongside selected artifacts from the Transit Museum’s collections, Deconstruction of the Third Avenue El: Photographs by Sid Kaplan, captures a unique perspective of the…
Rose, c’est Paris: Bettina Rheims & Serge Bramly

Rose, c’est Paris: Bettina Rheims & Serge Bramly

Bettina Rheims and Serge Bramly’s Rose, c’est Paris is both a photographic monograph and a feature-length film on DVD. This extraordinary work of art, in two different but interlocking and complementary formats, defies easy categorization. For in this multi-layered opus of poetic symbolism, photographer Bettina Rheims and writer Serge Bramly evoke the City of Light in a completely novel way:…
Kåre Kivijärvi: PHOTOGRAPHS 1959 – 1966

Kåre Kivijärvi: PHOTOGRAPHS 1959 – 1966

Michael Janssen is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in Germany by the Norwegian photographer and artist Kåre Kivijärvi (1938-1991). On view will be a selection of his early iconic black and white vintage prints. Additionally we screen a documentary film about him by the known Norwegian filmmaker Knut Erik Jensen. Photographer Kåre Kivijärvi was at his most productive…
Diane Arbus: In the Park

Diane Arbus: In the Park

“… I remember one summer I worked a lot in Washington Square Park. It must have been about 1966. The park was divided. It has these walks, sort of like a sunburst, and there were these territories staked out. There were young hippie junkies down one row. There were lesbians down another, really tough amazingly hard-core lesbians. And in the…
Magnum Analog Recovery

Magnum Analog Recovery

LE BAL is presenting a range of the cooperative’s treasures with contemporary prints and designs for books and publications dating from the creation of Magnum Photos (1947) till 1977. This year marks both 70 years of Magnum Photos and the completion of an archive making thousands of contemporary prints at last accessible : Magnum Analog Recovery (M.A.R.). This collection, stored…
Norman Parkinson: A Very British Glamour

Norman Parkinson: A Very British Glamour

One of the great pioneers of fashion photography, Norman Parkinson is famous for his sense of style and glamour. Heralded as one of the true innovators in his field, he pushed the boundaries of the day by bringing the model out of the studio and onto the street. He set the model against unusual and daring backdrops, such as the…
Frank Hamrick: 2017 HCP Fellowship Recipient

Frank Hamrick: 2017 HCP Fellowship Recipient

“Harder than Writing a Good Haiku” For the steadfast hills of Whites Creek, Tennessee and the fight to save them The phrase “Harder than writing a good haiku” was an analogy I spoke of while guiding my senior photography students as they struggled to edit their BFA portfolios to a slim number of prints that would fit into their allotted…