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Arun Nangla: The elephant in the room

Arun Nangla: The elephant in the room

Asian Elephant is endangered. There are 350.000 African Elephants in the wild. Asian elephants in the wild is less than 50.000. The deadly threat for Asian Elephants is habitat loss. Forests are shrinking due to human activities like intensive plantation, logging and overgrowing human population. This conflict between human and elephant is a no-win situation. Let’s talk about the elephant…
Biography: 19th Century photographer Lai Afong

Biography: 19th Century photographer Lai Afong

Lai Afong (1839 – 1890) was a Chinese photographer who established Afong Studio, one of the early photographic studios in Hong Kong. His studio was active from 1859 to around the 1940s. The business was probably taken over by his son in the 1890s. Subject matters ranged from portraits and social life pictures to cityscapes and landscapes. Lai’s work and…
Elliott Erwitt: Icons

Elliott Erwitt: Icons

On the occasion of Elliott Erwitt’s 90th birthday, the Scuderie del Castello Visconteo in Pavia, Italy, will stage an exhibition of the Magnum photographer’s most iconic photographs. Seventy of Erwitt’s images will be displayed, charting a trajectory through the photographer’s practice and allowing the viewer a glimpse of his humanist eye and trademark dry wit. The exhibition includes his celebrity…
Resonance of Exile / Resonanz von Exil

Resonance of Exile / Resonanz von Exil

After the successful launch in 2017, the Museum der Moderne Salzburg’s exhibition series exploring the history of artists who experienced life in exile now continues with Resonance of Exile. Last year, the first presentation in the series shed light on the sharp discontinuities in the biographies and oeuvres of four women artists who were forced to leave their native countries.…
Michael Köster: Monochrome City

Michael Köster: Monochrome City

Architecture and lines are the key elements of Michael Koester´s photography. The artist was born in Berlin, as a photographer he takes his time focussing on details putting them in the centre of his works. He creates new perception through unusual perspectives. It is a challenge to see what is special within the urban every day life and catching these…
Vintage: Portraits of Rudolph Valentino (1920s)

Vintage: Portraits of Rudolph Valentino (1920s)

Rudolph Valentino, byname of Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d’Antonguolla, Alfonso also spelled Alfonzo, Raffaello also spelled Raffaelo, Pierre also spelled Pietro, and Filibert also spelled Filiberto (1895 – 1926), Italian-born American actor who was idolized as the “Great Lover” of the 1920s. When Guglielmi was 11, his father, a veterinarian, died from malaria. After being rejected…
Susan Ressler – Executive Order: Images of 1970s Corporate America

Susan Ressler – Executive Order: Images of 1970s Corporate America

The photographs that form the exhibition depict corporate America between 1977-80, mostly in Los Angeles and the Mountain West. Unlike many of the other photographers of the 1970s who primarily photographed outdoors, Ressler brought the “New Topographics” aesthetic inside, to survey the environments that lay within. There, she found signifiers of the new American economy at every turn – symbols…
Olivier Robert : Snow Fences

Olivier Robert : Snow Fences

This series of photographs is part of my ongoing project about the winter in Japan. These snow fences are very typical elements of the Japanese landscapes in the snowy regions. I’ve always been attracted to their presence on the pristine snow and the way they organize the landscapes, playing elegantly with trees like notes on a musical score. Although these…
Biography: 19th Century Portrait photographer Alexander Hesler

Biography: 19th Century Portrait photographer Alexander Hesler

Alexander Hesler (1823–1895) was an American photographer active in the U.S. state of Illinois. He is best known for photographing, in 1858 and 1860, definitive iconic images of the beardless Abraham Lincoln. He was active in the 1850s and early 1860s, learned daguerrotype and ambrotype photography; however, in company with many of his fellow craftspeople, he was trained in glass…
Vintage: Portraits of Abraham Lincoln (19th Century)

Vintage: Portraits of Abraham Lincoln (19th Century)

Abraham Lincoln’s personal secretary John Nicolay believed that no photograph could capture Honest Abe’s essence: “There are many pictures of Lincoln,” he said, “[but] there is no portrait of him.” Over 130 photographs of Lincoln exist—here are a few you may not have come across before.
Ron Jude: 12 Hz

Ron Jude: 12 Hz

Gallery Luisotti is pleased to present Ron Jude: 12 Hz. The title of the exhibition references the limits of human perception—12 Hz is the lowest sound threshold of human hearing. It suggests imperceptible forces, from plate tectonics to the ocean tides, from cycles of growth and decay in the forest, to the incomprehensibility of geological spans of time. The photographs…
Radoslaw Pujan: Women

Radoslaw Pujan: Women

In the book, different levels and nuances of the feminity are being explored. From fragile, emotional, through demonstrative and strong, to seducing and erotic. The images are telling a story of depicted women, sometimes in a graphical way, the other time in a sensual and deep form. Each composition is complex, blending a light narration with a woman’s deep emotions…
Robert Adams: 27 Roads

Robert Adams: 27 Roads

Robert Adams: 27 Roads, a tightly-focused group of photographs spanning almost five decades, will be on view at Fraenkel Gallery from September 6 through October 20, 2018. The road has been a central motif in the work of Robert Adams since the beginning of his life as a photographer, and 27 Roads is the first exhibition to focus on this…
Vintage: Edinburgh, Scotland in Calotype (1840s)

Vintage: Edinburgh, Scotland in Calotype (1840s)

David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson were a pair of Scottish photographers working in the 1840s. They are best known for their wonderful portraits, but over the course of their sadly short partnership (Adamson died only five years in, aged 27) they also created quite a few city views. This blog has previously featured a selection of their photographs of…
François Kiéné: Afro Mecanique

François Kiéné: Afro Mecanique

It is an aesthetic work that creates a link between different universes. Mechanical tools and traditional African art. Beyond formal similarity, there is no free gesture in this two universes . The wet collodion process give the pictures an old-fashioned look , as if they are divorced from a specific sense of time. ‘Afro Mecanique’ was the Black & White…
Paris by Night: Vintage Prints from the Collection of Madame Brassaï

Paris by Night: Vintage Prints from the Collection of Madame Brassaï

Twenty-three vintage photographs by Brassaï from the collection of Madame Brassaï will be exhibited at Edwynn Houk Gallery from 13 September – 27 October 2018. Of Madame Brassaï, Edwynn Houk wrote in Houk Friedman’s 1993 catalog Brassaï – The Eye of Paris, “For me, one of the greatest opportunities and privileges of the past decade has been to share in…
Interview with photographer Agata Cardoso

Interview with photographer Agata Cardoso

– How and when did you become interested in photography? I have always been a visual person, but I was finishing my gcse’s at the age of 16 when I really became interested in photography and my parents bought me a 1962 pentax ashai completely manual camera.After my exams, I took a 10 week starter course at Lambeth college where…
Biography: 19th Century photographer Frank Jay Haynes

Biography: 19th Century photographer Frank Jay Haynes

Frank Jay Haynes (1853 – 1921), known as F. Jay, was a professional photographer who played a major role in documenting through photographs the settlement and early history of the great Northwest. Shortly after his move to Moorhead, Minnesota in 1876 F. Jay began doing photographic work for elements of the Northern Pacific Railway as the railway expanded operations west.…
Vintage: Decayed Daguerreotype Portraits by Mathew Brady (19th Century)

Vintage: Decayed Daguerreotype Portraits by Mathew Brady (19th Century)

Mathew Brady is one of the most celebrated 19th-century American photographers, best known for his portraits of celebrities and his documentation of the American Civil War which earned him the title of “father of photojournalism”. The Library of Congress received the majority of the Brady daguerreotypes as a gift from the Army War College in 1920. via The Public Domain…
Max Moldau: Moony

Max Moldau: Moony

“Moony” is a series of self-portraits illustrating my fascination by the Moon. It is an homage to Femininity, to passing Time and to all the moons.In the times when new companies emerge, telling us that their mission is to conquer the Moon, unlock its mysteries and resources, i want the Moon being protected from such greed. We need its mysteries.…