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From the Archive: Masters of 20th Century American Photography

From the Archive: Masters of 20th Century American Photography

From the Archive: Masters of 20th Century American Photography demonstrates the gallery’s expertise in American modernist photography from the post World War II era, and draws from the gallery’s vast and ever-changing inventory. Some of the artists featured are: Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Margaret Bourke-White, Harry Callahan, Robert Frank, Frank Gohlke, Kenneth Josephson, Annie Leibovitz, Danny Lyon, W. Eugene Smith,…
Leonard Freed: A Concerned Worldview

Leonard Freed: A Concerned Worldview

This historic show of over fifty master prints have never been shown in the US and span his half century in photography. Including vintage and later prints both iconic and unknown; all exhibit his mastery of a profoundly humanist approach to photography. As the world continues to grow in appreciation of the quality and relevance of the huge body of…
Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement

Danny Lyon: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement

A giant of post-War documentary photography and film, Danny Lyon helped define a mode of photojournalism in which the picture-maker is deeply and personally embedded in his subject matter. A self-taught photographer and a graduate of the University of Chicago, Lyon began his photographic career in the early 1960s as the first staff photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee,…
Vintage: Hamburg, Germany (1910s)

Vintage: Hamburg, Germany (1910s)

When Jan van Valckenborgh introduced a second layer to the fortifications to protect against the Thirty Years War in the seventeenth century, he extended Hamburg and created a “New Town” (Neustadt) whose street names still date from the grid system of roads he introduced. In 1842, about a quarter of the inner city was destroyed in the “Great Fire”. The…
Biography: 19th Century Portrait photographer Robert Jefferson Bingham

Biography: 19th Century Portrait photographer Robert Jefferson Bingham

Robert Jefferson Bingham (1824 – 1870) was an English pioneer photographer, mainly active in France, making portraits and reproductions of paintings. He is one of the first photographers to use and write about the collodion process, which he claimed to have invented. In 1847, he published a new edition of Photogenic manipulation, containing the theory and plain instructions in the…
Aaron Siskind: I Love Aaron Siskind

Aaron Siskind: I Love Aaron Siskind

By 1930, the Modernist aesthetic had prevailed over Pictorialism as the benchmark of the new photographic art. Long gone were the rites of obscuring its mechanical apparatus in the romanticism of painterly softness. Sharp focus and formal emphasis, qualities inherent in the camera, had come to define the medium. Aaron Siskind would redefine it. That same year, Siskind made his…
Vintage: Native Americans Dressed in European Attire (early 20th Century)

Vintage: Native Americans Dressed in European Attire (early 20th Century)

Forced assimilation is a process of forced cultural assimilation of religious or ethnic minority groups, into an established and generally larger community. This presumes a loss of many characteristics which make the minority different. The Native Americans suffered both ethnic and religious assimilation. The assimilation process took place between the years 1790 and 1920. George Washington and Henry Knox were…
Daniel Coburn: Becoming a Specter

Daniel Coburn: Becoming a Specter

Some photographs faithfully record the world in front of them. Others bend the objects presented to the camera through the mind’s lens, transforming them beyond surface appearances. This latter approach reveals the surrealism already present within the real, confronting us directly with the ambiguities we too often deny. Daniel Coburn’s Becoming a Specter, on view at Elizabeth Houston Gallery from…
Vintage: Glass negatives by Frederick Danvers Power (1898 – 1926)

Vintage: Glass negatives by Frederick Danvers Power (1898 – 1926)

Frederick Danvers Power (1861-1955 ) was born in England and educated at Malvern College, the Royal School of Mines, London, and the Mining Academy, Clausthal in Germany. In 1884 he migrated to Australia where he settled, initially in Melbourne, pursuing his mining engineering career. He worked as an analyst at Bethanga and was General Manager of Great Cobar Mines. Interested…
Judy Dater: Only Human

Judy Dater: Only Human

Spanning five decades of the artist’s work, Judy Dater: Only Human is the first exhibition in over twenty years to explore the career of Bay Area photographer Judy Dater. This exhibition will provide a survey of Dater’s work, celebrating her achievement as a pioneering figure in 1970s feminist art and her subsequent creative evolution. Living most of her life in…
Biography: 19th Century Pioneer German Women photographer Emilie Bieber

Biography: 19th Century Pioneer German Women photographer Emilie Bieber

Emilie Bieber (1810–1884) was a pioneering German photographer who opened a studio in Hamburg as early as 1852. On 16 September 1852, Bieber opened a daguerrotype studio at 26, Großen Bäckerstraße in Hamburg at a time when photography was practiced almost exclusively by men. As a result, she was one of the very first women to become a professional photographer…
Alice Springs (June Newton): Portraits

Alice Springs (June Newton): Portraits

In June’s Room, on the occasion of the 95th birthday of June Newton, who worked under the name Alice Springs, are around 30 portraits, some previously unseen, from the foundation’s collection. In the context of the Sozzani collection, they are mainly of artists, photographers, and fashion designers. Alice Springs started working in the 1970s on her own photographic oeuvre, which…
Steven Arnold: Revelations

Steven Arnold: Revelations

Espacio Mínimo gallery, as it did with other past exhibitions such as Tom of Finland or James Bidgood in previous seasons, puts its attention on this occasion in another of the most important, and at the same time most forgotten, references of the queer culture of the last decades of the last century, STEVEN ARNOLD. One of the most unique…
Daidō Moriyama: SCENE

Daidō Moriyama: SCENE

Daido Moriyama is recognised as one of the few living modern masters of photography from Japan and is certainly the most celebrated photographer to emerge from the Japanese Provoke movement of the 1960s. Hamiltons presents Daido Moriyama: SCENE, an exhibition of photographs selected by gallery owner Tim Jefferies from Moriyama’s extensive oeuvre and produced exclusively for Hamiltons as silkscreens on…
Vintage: Mugshots of Prisoners (1900s)

Vintage: Mugshots of Prisoners (1900s)

“Some years ago I discovered a cache of glass negative mug shots taken in the early 20th century; each negative was inscribed with the man’s name and alleged crime. In order to research the life of each man pictured in the 500 negatives, I spent the next three years traveling back and forth from New York to the small Northern…
Stefan Moses: Artists / Künstler

Stefan Moses: Artists / Künstler

A man disappears. He turns his face to the camera, holding a mask in front of his mouth, thus removing his person from reality. Only the dark eyes remain, a high forehead with grey hair, wrinkled hands showing traces of age. The rest has evolved – at least for the short moment of a photograph; for the “elusive moment”, in…
Hommage à Willy Ronis

Hommage à Willy Ronis

This exhibition presents a selection of Willy Ronis’s work. For Ronis photography is not an end in itself but a means of expressing his experience of the social realities around him. Hommage à Willy Ronis June 6th – July 13th, 2018 Galerie ARGENTIC 43 Rue Daubenton, 75005 Paris, France www.argentic.fr
Biography: 19th Century photographer of Snowflakes – Wilson Bentley

Biography: 19th Century photographer of Snowflakes – Wilson Bentley

Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley (1865 – 1931) is one of the first known photographers of snowflakes. He perfected a process of catching flakes on black velvet in such a way that their images could be captured before they either melted or sublimated. He first became interested in snow crystals as a teenager on his family farm. He tried to draw what…
Jacques-Henri Lartigue: C’est chic!

Jacques-Henri Lartigue: C’est chic!

“In 1998, I asked Paul Smith, to write a small introduction to our very first exhibition of Jacques Henri Lartigue. He very kindly agreed. It was a seminal moment for the gallery as we were showing my favorite 20th century artist and his work was affirmed by a man who I had such huge respect for and whose style was…
Margaret Bourke-White: Different World

Margaret Bourke-White: Different World

This exhibition examines the work that trailblazing photographer, Margaret Bourke-White, produced abroad. Drawing on the Cornell Fine Arts Museum’s collection of Bourke-White’s photographs taken in Russia and augmented by loans of her photojournalism conducted during World War II and beyond, the exhibition explores Bourke-White’s groundbreaking subject matter. Beyond her work in Europe, this exhibition will include Bourke-White’s rarely-seen photographs taken…