2018

Arthur Elgort: Ballet

Arthur Elgort: Ballet

Following his career-spanning monograph The Big Picture, Arthur Elgort pays homage to his first love and eternal muse in this new collection of photographs. Through Elgort’s lens we encounter ballet not onstage but behind the scenes where the hard work is done. On this journey through the hallways and rehearsal spaces of some of the world’s most distinguished ballet schools,…
Robert Frank: The Lines of My Hand

Robert Frank: The Lines of My Hand

The book was originally published by Yugensha in Tokyo in 1972, and this new Steidl edition, made in close collaboration with Frank, follows and updates the first US edition by Lustrum Press of 1972. The Lines of My Hand is structured chronologically and presents selections from every stage of Frank’s work until 1972―from early photos in Switzerland in 1945–46, to…
Alex Manchev: La sensualità femminile

Alex Manchev: La sensualità femminile

The photographer explores feminine beauty standing before the perpetual challenge and inspiration for artists – the naked female body. Great artists recreate and explore it on canvases and stone. Nowadays this topic is explored in both cinema and photography, giving birth to many masterpieces, putting on pedestal female emotionality and beauty with the help of the aesthetic view on the…
Seydou Keïta: Bamako Portraits

Seydou Keïta: Bamako Portraits

In the 1950s and 60s, a colourful collection of inhabitants of Bamako, capital of Mali, posed for the camera belonging to Seydou Keïta (1921-2001, Mali). People came to Keïta’s studio to have their picture taken in the best and most beautiful way: wearing extravagant dresses made of wonderful textiles with splendid forms of head dress, or in a modern western…
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,…
Michael Kirchoff: Sanctuary

Michael Kirchoff: Sanctuary

When Michael Kirchoff photographs he “takes a great deal of time trying to see in a less than literal way.” He says, “The techniques and tools with each project or series often change, but the perspective, drama, and passion of the image remain consistent.” He goes on to say that his work “can be recognized by a timeless and ethereal…
Susan Meiselas: Carnival Strippers: 1972 – 1975

Susan Meiselas: Carnival Strippers: 1972 – 1975

From 1972 to 1975, Susan Meiselas spent her summers photographing and interviewing women who performed striptease at small town carnivals around New England. As she followed the girl shows from town to town, she portrayed the dancers on stage and off, photographing their public performances as well as their private lives. Meiselas’ frank description of these women and the intimate…
Mindaugas Gabrenas at Robin Rice Gallery

Mindaugas Gabrenas at Robin Rice Gallery

In this exhibition, Mindaugas Gabrenas invites us to reflect on the poetics of place through his lyrical and surrealist imagery. His hand-printed silver gelatin prints reveal abandoned regions, wild coasts and strange territories from Lithuania to Scotland to America. As a scientific innovator, he uses unique techniques and unconventional materials in order to create his whimsical, dream photos. In “Spinning…
Mitch Dobrowner: Still Earth

Mitch Dobrowner: Still Earth

Los Angeles based photographer Mitch Dobrowner, who is known for being a daring weather chaser in the pursuit of capturing the portrait of the perfect storm will be debuting a new show at Catherine Couturier Gallery. Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Dobrowner began his photography career the moment his father gave him an old Argus rangefinder. At…
Jaromir Funke: Avant-Garde Photographer

Jaromir Funke: Avant-Garde Photographer

Experiments with light and shadow, reflections and transparencies: Jaromír Funke (1896–1945) counts as one of the most important representatives of Czech and international Avant-garde photography. Often ahead of his time, he sourced impulses from Cubism, New Objectivity, Abstract Art and Surrealism. For the first time in Germany the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt presents the work of this visionary. On display are…
Liu Zheng: Dream Shock

Liu Zheng: Dream Shock

The “dream shock” of Liu Zheng’s title refers to an awakening as if from a deep sleep. There is a moment between sleep and consciousness in which the dream state and conscious reality collide. It is a fertile, erotic and sometimes violent area of the mind, in which both exquisite and tortured imagery may surface. Liu Zheng is one of…
Robin de Puy: Randy

Robin de Puy: Randy

Portrait Photographer Robin de Puy (1986) grew up in her parents family hotel in the small village of Oude-Tonge (South Holland). In 2009, she graduates from the Fotoacademie Rotterdam and in the same year she receives the Photo Academy Award. It doesn’t take long for the Netherlands to spot the talent of De Puy. In 2013, she receives the Dutch…
Roman Loranc: Poetry of the Lens

Roman Loranc: Poetry of the Lens

The Center for Photographic Art is delighted to present Roman Loranc in a wide-ranging exhibition of his evocative photography. This gifted California photographer is, in his own words, “a full-time traditional black and white photographer.” He has been photographing since the age of eight, when he received the gift of a small 35 mm camera. Now, using a 4 x…