Photo Exhibitions

Black Resistance: Ernest C. Withers and the Civil Rights Movement

Black Resistance: Ernest C. Withers and the Civil Rights Movement

Beginning in the 1950s, Ernest Withers (1922-2007) photographed Black resistance in Memphis – from pickets and sit-ins to court room scenes. Among his most famous images are those documenting the 1968 sanitation workers’ strike and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Although earlier protests are included, this exhibition focuses on and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the events…
Elliott Erwitt: Pittsburgh 1950

Elliott Erwitt: Pittsburgh 1950

In 1950 Elliott Erwitt, then just twenty-two years old, set out to capture Pittsburgh’s transformation from an industrial city into a modern metropolis. Commissioned by Roy Stryker, the mastermind behind the large-scale documentary photography projects launched by the US government during the Great Depression, Erwitt shot hundreds of frames. His images recorded the city’s communities against the backdrop of urban…
Summertime Salon 2018 at Robin Rice Gallery

Summertime Salon 2018 at Robin Rice Gallery

The Robin Rice Gallery has brought together the works of 56 gallery artists and nearly a hundred photographs for this salon-style exhibition. From floor to ceiling, the walls of the gallery are a mosaic of various size photographs in sepia, color and black & white, expertly hung to fit together like pieces of a puzzle. “This is my favorite exhibition…
Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment

Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment examines Cartier-Bresson’s influential publication, widely considered to be one of the most important photobooks of the twentieth century. Pioneering for its emphasis on the photograph itself as a unique narrative form, The Decisive Moment was described by Robert Capa as “a Bible for photographers.” Originally titled Images à la Sauvette (“images on the run”) in…
Saul Leiter: In My Room

Saul Leiter: In My Room

Saul Leiter’s intimate photographs of his muses over three decades will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery. Deeply personal and contemplative, many of the images in Saul Leiter: In My Room share tender moments underscored by the subjects’ trust in the photographer. The exhibition, which includes work from the mid-1940s through the early 1960s, will be the subject of…
Arnold Newman: One Hundred

Arnold Newman: One Hundred

Photographs by Arnold Newman, one of the most influential portraitists of the 20th century, will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery from May 10 through June 30, 2018. Celebrating the centennial of Newman’s birth, the exhibition of 45 works from the 1930s through the 1990s will present the finest, most nuanced prints yet to be seen in one show,…
LIFE in Pictures

LIFE in Pictures

Founded by Henry Luce, publisher of Time, it was long one of the most popular and widely imitated of American magazines, selling more than 13.5 million copies a week at one point. From its start, Life emphasized photography, with gripping, superbly chosen news photographs, amplified by photo features and photo-essays on an international range of topics. Its photographers were the…
Through a Different Lens Stanley Kubrick Photographs

Through a Different Lens Stanley Kubrick Photographs

Stanley Kubrick was just 17 when he sold his first photograph to the pictorial magazine Look in 1945. In his photographs, many unpublished, Kubrick trained the camera on his native city, drawing inspiration from the nightclubs, street scenes, and sporting events that made up his first assignments, and capturing the pathos of ordinary life with a sophistication that belied his…
Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings

Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings

For more than forty years, Sally Mann (American, born 1951) has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that explore the overarching themes of existence: memory, desire, death, the bonds of family, and nature’s magisterial indifference to human endeavor. What unites this broad body of work is that it is all bred of a place, the American South. A native…
Inge Morath: From a photographic cosmos

Inge Morath: From a photographic cosmos

When Inge Morath met the war photographer Robert Capa at the photo agency Magnum in Paris in July 1949, the life of the 26-year-old Austrian journalist took a new turn. It would still take a few years before Inge Morath felt so at ease with the Leica that she began working for Magnum as a photographer in 1953 and joined…
August Sander: People of the 20th Century

August Sander: People of the 20th Century

“We can tell from a facial expression the work someone does or does not do, if they are happy or troubled, for life leaves its trail there unavoidably. A well-known poem says that every person’s story is written plainly on their face, although not everyone can read it.”* – August Sander From March 8 to November 15, The Shoah Memorial…
Lola Álvarez Bravo (1903-93)

Lola Álvarez Bravo (1903-93)

Lola Álvarez Bravo (1903-1993) belongs to the generation of female photographers who took advantage of a wind of artistic freedom to unfold after the revolution in 1910 to 20 in Mexico. Along with her husband Manuel Álvarez Bravo belonged to her circle around Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Edward Weston. Lola Alvarez Bravo (1903-1993) is a key figure in the…
Erwin Blumenfeld at Edwynn Houk Gallery

Erwin Blumenfeld at Edwynn Houk Gallery

Erwin Blumenfeld is regarded as one of the early pioneers of fashion photography alongside George Hoyningen-Heune, Cecil Beaton, and Horst P. Horst. He was known not only for his employment of experimental techniques in the darkroom, and Dada and Surrealist influences, but also for groundbreaking street work. Many of the featured works have since become icons of the history of…
Sigrid Neubert – Photographs: Architecture and Nature

Sigrid Neubert – Photographs: Architecture and Nature

For 30 years Sigrid Neubert (b. 1927) worked as a photographer for many leading architectural firms. In the process she developed a style characterized by images that present the structure and surface of the buildings through stark contrast and in clear detail, making Neubert one of the best-known photographers of architecture in Germany. In the 1970s she turned her hand…
Kim Yeong-Jea: Whispering Tranquility

Kim Yeong-Jea: Whispering Tranquility

Kim Yeong-Jea’s minimalist photographs capture the airy, serene moments of sea. Kim investigates themes of time, empiricism, and metaphysics at the interface of evolving humanity and eternal nature. The seashore in Kim’s photographs has been turned into an intimate shrine where the artist meditates tranquility by compressing numerous busy, ephemeral life moments into one large-format image. Kim Yeong-Jea Whispering Tranquility…
Tereza Zelenkova: A Snake That Disappeared Through A Hole In The Wall

Tereza Zelenkova: A Snake That Disappeared Through A Hole In The Wall

According to an old Slavic legend, a snake inhabits people’s homes and brings happiness and prosperity to the household. This ‘snake housekeeper’ was traditionally welcomed with a bowl of milk on the threshold. The story is one of the many folk tales from the Czech Republic which Tereza Zelenkova (1985, Ostrava) seeks to revive. Over the course of two years,…
George Tice: George Tice at 80: A Retrospective

George Tice: George Tice at 80: A Retrospective

George Tice is one of the best known fine-art photographers in the nation and has authored over 20 books. He has been making photographs for more than 60 years. His prints are in over 100 museum collections, including those of the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Metropolitan Museum, where he had a one-man show…
Garry Winogrand: Women are Beautiful

Garry Winogrand: Women are Beautiful

In 1975, Garry Winogrand (1928-1984), considered one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, published the photobook Women are Beautiful. A documentary photographer who notably worked for Fortune and LIFE magazines, Winogrand was a keen observer of American life throughout his entire career. His favorite site was New York, his hometown. The cacophony of the streets was something that…