2016

Rudi – Discovering the Weissenstein Archive

Rudi – Discovering the Weissenstein Archive

Rudi Weissenstein (1910 – 1992) was the most prominent chronicler of everyday life in the young state of Israel and his photographs are essential to understanding the country’s social history. Primarily taken between the 1930s and the 1970s, Weissenstein’s photographs capture a multifaceted Israel during the early years of its formation. After taking over Pri-Or PhotoHouse in Tel Aviv in…
Rafael Rojas: Timeless

Rafael Rojas: Timeless

“Timeless” is an exclusive monograph of fine art photography in black and white of the city of Venice, by fine artist Rafael Rojas, Master Hasselblad 2014 photographer. The photographic plates contained in the book tackle the subject matter from an artistic and strongly personal point of view, with the aim of transcending a merely documentary photographic approach to Venice. The…
The Dark Carnival: Portraits from the Endless Night

The Dark Carnival: Portraits from the Endless Night

For some, heaven will not be a perpetual dawn but rather an endless night – an eternity of the wild hours between dusk and sunrise.The Dark Carnival is a celebration of human beings given the rare space to play out their fantasy visions of themselves, the fleeting impressions of people dressed up for the glorious night caught in all their…
Robert Frank: Hold Still, Keep Going

Robert Frank: Hold Still, Keep Going

Hold Still, Keep Going is the long-awaited reprint of the catalogue to Robert Frank’s (born 1924) 2001 exhibition at the Museum Folkwang in Essen. Though the artist is best known for his seminal photobook The Americans (1959) and his experimental film Pull My Daisy (1959), until this publication, little scholarship existed on the intersection between Frank’s work in the disciplines…
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,…
Christine Osinski: Summer Days Staten Island

Christine Osinski: Summer Days Staten Island

Taken in the “forgotten borough” of Staten Island between 1983 and 1984, the photographs in Christine Osinski’s (born 1948) Summer Days Staten Island create a portrait of working-class culture in an often overlooked section of New York City. Captured on Osinski’s large format 4×5 camera as she wandered the island, her candid portraits of strangers, vernacular architecture and quotidian scenes…
Lisa Elmaleh: Everglades

Lisa Elmaleh: Everglades

In the 1800s, the Everglades were viewed as a landscape to develop and conquer, to alter permanently. To date, more than half of the Everglades have been repurposed for urban and agricultural use. “Freshwater flowing into the park is engineered,” reads the brochure given to all visitors of Everglades National Park. “With the help of pumps, floodgates, and retention ponds…
The Life and Work of Sid Grossman

The Life and Work of Sid Grossman

Sid Grossman (1913–55) and his work were largely forgotten after his untimely death in 1955. Labeled as a communist by the FBI after the war, his hard-earned reputation as a free-thinking photographer quickly fell into oblivion for the rest of the century and beyond. Grossman was one of the founders of the famous New York Photo League and a notoriously…
Monochrome Photography Awards 2016 – Winners Gallery

Monochrome Photography Awards 2016 – Winners Gallery

Monochrome Photography Awards is proud to announce the winners of their 2016 photography competition! French photographer Michel Kirch has been announced as the overall winner of Professional category with the title: Monochrome Photographer of the Year 2016 and $2000 prize money. His winning image, called ‘Vertical Horizon’ shows Persian harmony in the town of Khiveh in Uzbekistan. Additionally, in Amateur…
Léon Herschtritt: A life for photography!

Léon Herschtritt: A life for photography!

With a passion for photography from an early age, Léon Herschtritt studied at the Ecole Nationale de la Photographie. Sent to Algeria to teach photography, Leon Herschtritt spent his days in idleness, but met Nicole, who became his wife, and photographed children in the streets of Algiers. With Les Gosses d’Algérie, his first series published in the magazine Réalités, he…
Lewis Baltz: Nevada

Lewis Baltz: Nevada

Nevada is a central work of Baltz’s continued interest in the American West and its changing landscape. The photographs describe the development of the desert region of Nevada, near Reno: construction sites and their artifacts, vistas of newly built tract communities, and the desert environments that surround their imprint are traced with the high-key light of the western sun or…
Tomas van Houtryve: Blue Sky Days

Tomas van Houtryve: Blue Sky Days

Anastasia Photo is pleased to present Tomas van Houtryve’s first exhibition at the gallery. Blue Sky Days presents a visual record of the drone war through aerial imagery that elegantly weaves together documentary and fine art. Starting in 2013, van Houtryve traveled across America to aerially photograph the kind of gatherings that have become habitual targets for drone strikes abroad…
David Yarrow: Wild Encounters

David Yarrow: Wild Encounters

Much like the photographs curated for the exhibition, Yarrow’s publication Wild Encounters, features a composite of his work captured over the years, containing exciting and fascinating tales of his adventures in the field. In the book, Yarrow chronicles his journeys, spanning all seven continents, through the utilization of map coordinates, allowing the reader to vicariously experience each species and culture…
Richard Renaldi: Manhattan Sunday

Richard Renaldi: Manhattan Sunday

Benrubi Gallery is pleased to present Manhattan Sunday, the gallery’s second solo exhibition by Richard Renaldi. Manhattan Sunday is a photographic diary from 2010 to the present. As the name suggests, the pictures were all taken in Manhattan, in the wee hours of Sunday morning, usually after a night out on the town. If hedonism informs these images, from the…
Bernd & Hilla Becher: Framework Houses in Siegen’s Industrial Region

Bernd & Hilla Becher: Framework Houses in Siegen’s Industrial Region

Bernd and Hilla Becher (1931–2007, 1934–2015) began taking photographs of framework houses in Siegen’s industrial region early on in their artistic career. Produced between 1958 and 1974, this body of work proved the value of the consistent depiction of a type of object in so-called typologies. Analysis and synthesis were not to be accomplished solely in a precise individual image…
Jady Bates: You As Angel

Jady Bates: You As Angel

This series depicts the process we all go through in learning to love oneself. It is an awkward, joyful, illuminating, exhausting, humorous and messy affair. Rapprochement is a word I believe approaches this state. We each live with conflict inside due to a lifetime of internal struggle, even with the softening of the intensity. Through the journey to love oneself,…
Francesca Woodman at Andréhn-Schiptjenko

Francesca Woodman at Andréhn-Schiptjenko

Francesca Woodman was an American photographer known for her large and singular œuvre. Her photography exhibits many influences, ranging from symbolism to surrealism to fashion photography and to a great extent explores issues of gender and self. Using herself as the prime subject of her photographs these are not self-portraits in a conventional sense but rather dialogues with the self…
Michael Zagaris: Total Excess

Michael Zagaris: Total Excess

Michael Zagaris’ photographic oeuvre is the one of the last great unseen rock archives. After a short career working under Senator Robert Kennedy, Zagaris dove into the rock music scene of 1970’s San Francisco, where he was responsible for shooting the most influential musicians of the decade including The Clash, Grateful Dead, Blondie, The Sex Pistols, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton,…
Bernard Larsson: Leaving is Entering

Bernard Larsson: Leaving is Entering

The photographer Bernard Larsson (born in Hamburg, 1939) was working from 1959 to 1961 as William Klein’s assistant in a France marked by its recent defeats in Indochina and Algeria. It was from here that he embarked on travels through Fascist Spain and Morocco. Moved by the construction of the Berlin Wall in August 1961, he left Paris so that…
Susan Burnstine: Absence of Being

Susan Burnstine: Absence of Being

Los Angeles–based photographer Susan Burnstine’s (born 1966) Absence of Being is a haunting, intensely personal and yet extremely universal exploration of the subconscious world, which began with her highly praised first monograph, Within Shadows. Burnstine captures images that purge her dreams. Finding no existing camera that could create what her mind envisioned, she began to experiment with building her own…