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Leigh Griffiths: Meat

Leigh Griffiths: Meat

Throughout China meat is an important part of life. Poultry and pork are staple proteins, so in the local marketplaces, live and freshly-killed animals make up most of what’s on offer. As a westerner who grew up only ever seeing meat already cut into unidentifiable pieces behind glass or on my plate, walking through a Chinese wet market is a…
Michael Kenna: Holga

Michael Kenna: Holga

Michael Kenna is internationally renowned for producing evocative black-and-white images of nature and the urban environment. Often photographing at night or in the early morning hours, the majority of his photographs involve long time exposures with the camera on a tripod. However, some of Kenna’s more quirky, whimsical, and unpredictable images have been photographed with inexpensive, hand-held, plastic Holga cameras.…
Christine Turnauer: Dignity of the Gypsies

Christine Turnauer: Dignity of the Gypsies

Austrian photographer Christine Turnauer (born 1945) details her search for Roma (gypsy) history. Her documentation begins in Gujarat and Rajasthan, and continues through Hungary, Romania, Montenegro and Kosovo. Christine Turnauer Dignity of the Gypsies Hardcover: 296 pages Publisher: Hatje Cantz (November 21, 2017) Language: English ISBN-13: 978-3775743075 Order: www.amazon.com
Tommaso Sacconi: Light on

Tommaso Sacconi: Light on

This series shows people in the instant of coming out of the dark or just about to vanish in it. This is the only moment that I fall in love with them. Each of the pictures is the result of minutes, sometimes hours, spent waiting for something to happen. I usually get attracted by locations first. I walk there over…
William Eggleston: Black and White

William Eggleston: Black and White

Black and White is an updated and expanded edition of William Eggleston’s (born 1939) Before Color (Steidl, 2012), the first publication to comprehensively present Eggleston’s early black-and-white photos and explore his artistic beginnings. In the late 1950s Eggleston began photographing his hometown of Memphis, discovering many of the motifs that would come to define his seminal work in color: the…
Gert Weigelt: Autopsy in Black and White

Gert Weigelt: Autopsy in Black and White

Human sculptures fill the room. Sculptures in movement, staged by the photographer Gert Weigelt. Created in cooperation with dancers in the studio, his black-and-white photographs exceed the limits of conventional dance photography. They are an expression of an aesthetic aspiration to use the camera to see and to show physicality and dance from an analytical perspective. And often with an…
Michael Abramson: Tales from the South Side. 1970’s Chicago Clubs

Michael Abramson: Tales from the South Side. 1970’s Chicago Clubs

The exhibition will focus on his best known photographs from the 1970s, documenting the nightlife of Black clubs on Chicago’s South Side and the underground funk/blues and early disco scene. It’s a celebration of the style and culture of a bygone era. As a white photographer working in black nightclubs, which was taboo at the time, Abramson was always welcome…
David Goldblatt: Fietas Fractured

David Goldblatt: Fietas Fractured

This book presents photos by David Goldblatt taken between 1952 and 2016 of Fietas in Johannesburg, with an emphasis on his 1976–77 images of the suburb’s last Indian residents before they were forcibly removed under apartheid. Known affectionately by its inhabitants as Fietas, though officially called Pageview, this was one of the city’s few “non-racial” suburbs, where Malay, African, Chinese,…
Olivier Robert: Japan Coastlines

Olivier Robert: Japan Coastlines

My approach consists in using the ‘unintentional aesthetic’ of the man-made objects or structures left alongside the coasts to reveal a personal appreciation of the way these objects and the landscapes answer each other. It also tries to depict my interrogation about the influence of these man-made objects on the perception we have of the landscape or the way they…
Michael Dannenmann: PORTRAIT SITTINGS

Michael Dannenmann: PORTRAIT SITTINGS

David Lynch, Katharina Grosse, Jörg Immendorff, Dennis Hopper, Ringo Starr – stars from the worlds of film, fashion, music, and art – Michael Dannenmann has portrayed them all. The power of his expressive portraits lies in the photographer’s sense of how to capture what is essential about a human being in a second, how to let something personal shine through.…
Gian Butturini: London

Gian Butturini: London

In June 1969, Butturini travelled to London and was instantly captivated by the dynamics of the ‘Swinging City’: a decade defined by social revolution, freedom of expression and political controversy. Picking up a camera for the first time, he was drawn to the immediacy of the photographic medium that allowed him to create images through a direct encounter with the…
Evgeny Matveev: Portraits of young women

Evgeny Matveev: Portraits of young women

A series of portraits in which the attempt is made to see and convey the elusive beauty of the young woman. All photos shot in St. Petersburg, Russia. ‘Portraits of young women’ was the Black & White Portrait Series of the Year 3rd place Winner in the MonoVisions Photography Awards 2017 ‘Portraits of young women’ was the Black & White…
Joachim Schmeisser: Elephants in Heaven

Joachim Schmeisser: Elephants in Heaven

Because elephants are pachyderms, a combination of two Greek roots meaning “thick skin,” one might think that nothing bothers them and that they lead quiet, safe lives. Nothing could be further from the truth: elephants have been hunted and killed for their ivory tusks since antiquity. And people often ignore the calves left behind, who must now live out their…
The UWLF Project: Underwater Large Format – Back to the Future

The UWLF Project: Underwater Large Format – Back to the Future

The photographs made with the film large format cameras still remain popular nowadays. Herewith the story of the underwater large format seems to be unrevealed. After the works of Louis Boutan, Jacob Reighard and other researchers in the late XIX – early XX centuries the use of large format cameras for underwater shooting has stopped. Since that times almost nobody…
Lee Friedlander: Chain Link

Lee Friedlander: Chain Link

Lee Friedlander is celebrated for his ability to weave disparate elements from ordinary life into uncanny images of great formal complexity and visual wit. And few things have attracted his attention―or been more unpredictable in their effect―than the humble chain link fence. Erected to delineate space, form protective barriers and bring order to chaos, the fences in Friedlander’s pictures catch…
Debiprasad Mukherjee: God Never Talks. But the Devil Keeps Advertising

Debiprasad Mukherjee: God Never Talks. But the Devil Keeps Advertising

On the banks of Sipra River, Ujjain (India), ‘exorcism’ took a greater height, where in the name of religion, people were being beaten up ruthlessly during Kumbh Mela. Thousands of pilgrims had accumulated here in the name of pilgrimage. They had brought their relatives and friends to free them from evil spirits and the exorcists were violently beating up and…
10 Iconic Beauties Who Defined 1930s Style

10 Iconic Beauties Who Defined 1930s Style

At the start of the decade, following the fallout from the Great Depression in America, 1930s fashion as well as all other aspects of normality were profoundly changed. Almost overnight the vivaciousness of the 1920s fashion flapper disappeared, with a sophisticated and more conservative style becoming de rigueur. Moving into the latter half of the decade, 1930s fashion was heavily…
Neal Preston: Exhilarated and Exhausted

Neal Preston: Exhilarated and Exhausted

“Shooting live music performances is something few photographers do really well. I just happened to discover one day that I was pretty good at it.” Neal Preston is one of the greatest rock photographers of all time. Exhilarated and Exhausted is a no-holds-barred complete retrospective of his more than 40-year career. Produced in collaboration with Neal, it is introduced by…
Lower East and Upper West: New York City Photographs 1957-1968

Lower East and Upper West: New York City Photographs 1957-1968

The vibrant street life and people of New York City’s Lower East Side and Upper West Side in the 1950s and 1960s are presented in this book of black-and-white photographs by Jonathan Brand. A census taker and later an advertising copywriter, Brand chronicled life as he encountered it on his walks through the city. The book offers 104 striking images…
The Shadow Archive An Investigation Into Vernacular Portrait Photography

The Shadow Archive An Investigation Into Vernacular Portrait Photography

The Walther Collection is pleased to present The Shadow Archive: An Investigation into Vernacular Portrait Photography, an exhibition that examines the uses of photography to document, record, and identify individuals from the 1850s to the present. The Shadow Archive inaugurates The Walther Collection’s multi-year series of exhibitions focused on the history of vernacular photography – utilitarian imagery made primarily for…