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Stan Raucher: Metro

Stan Raucher: Metro

“Using available light and a bit of serendipity, I endeavor to create compelling photographs that provide a glimpse into aspects of the human condition. Whenever I step into a subway station it feels as though I have entered a magnificent theater with a diverse cast of characters performing in an unscripted play on an ever-changing stage.” Since 2007, Stan Raucher…
Biography: pictorial photographer Emma Justine Farnsworth

Biography: pictorial photographer Emma Justine Farnsworth

Emma J. Farnsworth (1860-1952) was an American photographer from Albany, New York. Farnsworth had training in the arts. After receiving her first camera in 1890, her photographs were displayed at the World’s Columbian Exposition (1893). Before the end of the decade, she had been awarded almost 30 medals at various exhibitions in the world. Her work was also displayed at…
Vintage: Futuristic Fashion by André Courrèges (1960s)

Vintage: Futuristic Fashion by André Courrèges (1960s)

André Courrèges (9 March 1923 – 7 January 2016) was a French fashion designer. He was particularly known for his streamlined 1960s designs influenced by modernism and futurism, exploiting modern technology and new fabrics. His career began in 1950 at Balenciaga, where he worked under the house’s founder for 11 years. It was at Balenciaga where he also met Coqueline…
Rafał Kaźmierczak: 6×6 Life

Rafał Kaźmierczak: 6×6 Life

By means of nude photography the artist presents his view on a modern human being functioning in the contemporary society. He depicts confusion of the individual taking part in the rat race which very often bears so much risk and effort that it languishes on the edge of common sense. The race, which becomes so exhausting at some point, that…
Vintage: The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Vintage: The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

The Bride of Frankenstein is a 1935 American horror film, the first sequel to Frankenstein (1931). Bride of Frankenstein was directed by James Whale and stars Boris Karloff as The Monster, Elsa Lanchester in the dual role of his mate and Mary Shelley, Colin Clive as Henry Frankenstein, and Ernest Thesiger as Doctor Septimus Pretorius.
Vintage: Portraits of Celebrities by Terry O’Neill

Vintage: Portraits of Celebrities by Terry O’Neill

Terry O’Neill is one of the world’s most collected photographers with work hanging in national art galleries and private collections worldwide. From presidents to pop stars he has photographed the frontline of fame for over six decades. O’Neill began his career at the beginning of the 1960s, with his first professional job photographing Laurence Olivier. O’Neill realised that youth culture…
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…
Biography: Nudes/Portrait photographer Robert Mapplethorpe

Biography: Nudes/Portrait photographer Robert Mapplethorpe

Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) was born in New York. He earned a B.F.A. from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where he produced artwork in a variety of media, mainly collage. The shift to photography as Mapplethorpe’s sole means of expression happened gradually during the mid-seventies. He took his first photographs of his close friend, the singer-artist-poet Patti Smith, using a Polaroid camera,…
Mark Seliger: On Christopher Street: Portraits

Mark Seliger: On Christopher Street: Portraits

On Christopher Street is a portrait series of transgender individuals shot between 2013 and 2016 with a medium format camera in the West Village of New York City. Bree Benz is statuesque in a black shift dress posed calmly in the center of the road. M. David Soliven’s business casual cardigan catches a few rain drops outside a row of…
Vintage: Queen Elizabeth II in Chicago (1959)

Vintage: Queen Elizabeth II in Chicago (1959)

The queen and her husband, Prince Philip, were on a 15,000-mile, 45-day tour along the seaway visiting all Canadian provinces, four of the Great Lakes and making a 14-hour stop in Chicago. This was their only American stop and was the first visit of a reigning British monarch to the Windy City. The royal couple’s hectic visit took them to…
Vintage: historic photos of Hamburg, Germany in the late 19th Century

Vintage: historic photos of Hamburg, Germany in the late 19th Century

Hamburg adopted in 1860 a democratic constitution that provided for the election of the Senate, the governing body of the city-state, by adult taxpaying males. Other innovations included the separation of powers, the separation of Church and State, freedom of the press, of assembly and association. Hamburg became a member of the North German Confederation (1866–1871) and of the German…
Michael Kenna – Robert Mann Gallery

Michael Kenna – Robert Mann Gallery

When looking at the artist’s oeuvre and the myriad of subjects therein, it is not difficult to realize the acumen of Michael Kenna. The careful treatment of each composition is apparent from frame to frame, in which every detail is given its due consideration. For Kenna, his photographs are “visual haiku poems, rather than full length novels.” Though these works…
Vintage: London Zoo in the 1930s

Vintage: London Zoo in the 1930s

London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo. It was opened in London on April 27, 1828. It was believed that tropical animals could not survive outside in London’s cold weather and so they were all kept indoors until 1902, when Dr Peter Chalmers Mitchell was appointed secretary of the Society. He set about a major reorganisation of the buildings…
Henry Wessel: Traffic/Sunset Park/Continental Divide

Henry Wessel: Traffic/Sunset Park/Continental Divide

This book presents three independent bodies of work by Henry Wessel (born 1942), each being a precise sequence arranged to give the viewer the experience of what it felt like to pass through the territory described. The first series, Traffic, shows Wessel’s photos of drivers stuck in traffic as he commuted in the early 1980s from Richmond, California, to San…
Vintage: Swedish churches (1100-1900 AD)

Vintage: Swedish churches (1100-1900 AD)

This set shows photos of Swedish churches from 1100-1900 AD – a mix of stone and wooden churches, cathedrals and chapels – country churches as well as city churches. We think that these pictures well describe the wide range of churches to be found all over the country in the 1800s. They also show the surrounding landscape or environment, often…
Michael Crouser: Sin Tiempo

Michael Crouser: Sin Tiempo

Michael Crouser can make you fall in love with photography again (if you’ve ever fallen out of it in the first place). His carefully printed darkroom objects, slow creations, and long-term observations are a welcome break in the present era of quick consumption and overly produced images. Crouser knows just when to hit the pause button to reveal the poetic…
Biography: photojournalist Marc Riboud

Biography: photojournalist Marc Riboud

Marc Riboud (1923 – 2016) was a French photographer. Riboud was born in Saint-Genis-Laval and went to the lycée in Lyon. He photographed his first picture in 1937, using his father’s Vest Pocket Kodak camera. In 1943 the 20-year-old Riboud joined the French Resistance, and was part of the Maquis forces in Vercors. After the war he studied engineering at…