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Biography: Photographer of Nudes – Alfred Cheney Johnston

Biography: Photographer of Nudes – Alfred Cheney Johnston

Alfred Cheney Johnston (1885–1971) was born in New York City, and at the age of 18 he enrolled at The Art Students League of New York, later transferring to the National Academy of Design in New York City where he studied to be an illustrator. The required drawing and painting classes from the Academy’s rigorous training program would prove to…
Olga Volodina: Metamorphosis. Black Butterfly

Olga Volodina: Metamorphosis. Black Butterfly

This photo series use symbolism to represent: fragile human consciousness influenced by mass media, hypocrisy of the modern society and an average human, who is forced by the system to spend a precious lifetime either on basic survival needs or excessive consumption. Black and white colors are used to emphasize the edge between good and evil, that humanity is balancing…
Vintage: Everyday Life in Mongolia (1925)

Vintage: Everyday Life in Mongolia (1925)

With the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911, Mongolia under the Bogd Khaan declared independence. But, the newly established Republic of China considered Mongolia to be part of its own territory. Yuan Shikai, the President of the Republic of China, considered the new republic to be the successor of the Qing. Bogd Khaan said that both Mongolia and China…
Michael Massaia: Deep in a Dream: New York City

Michael Massaia: Deep in a Dream: New York City

Sometime in his mid-20s, Michael Massaia began experiencing extreme bouts of insomnia. To fill the sleepless nights, the artist would travel into Manhattan to enjoy walks through the city without all of the chaos and cacophony. Carrying his personally retooled large-format cameras, Massaia started to shoot elegant, hushed photographs of Central Park devoid of people. Often preferring the early spring…
Jerry Berndt: Beautiful America

Jerry Berndt: Beautiful America

Jerry Berndt documented the period between 1968 and 1980 in America like no other photographer. Personally involved in the anti-Vietnam War activities of the 1960s, Berndt’s work combines photojournalism with documentary, conceptual and street photography to create a unique view of America’s social constitution during these decisive years. Berndt consistently placed himself near political conflict, systematically portraying the spectrum of…
Biography: 19th Century photographic duo Hill & Adamson

Biography: 19th Century photographic duo Hill & Adamson

In 1843 painter David Octavius Hill joined engineer Robert Adamson to form Scotland’s first photographic studio. During their brief partnership that ended with Adamson’s untimely death, Hill & Adamson produced “the first substantial body of self-consciously artistic work using the newly invented medium of photography.” Their collaboration, with Hill providing skill in composition and lighting, and Adamson considerable sensitivity and…
Vintage: Daily Life of Paris during World War I by Charles Lansiaux

Vintage: Daily Life of Paris during World War I by Charles Lansiaux

Charles Lansiaux (1855-1939) became a photographer at the end of the 19th century. He established his own business in 1903, describing his company purpose as “Artistic and industrial photography, city works, emergency works, interior photography with artificial light, enlargements, amateur documentary photography.” At the beginning of the war in 1914, he started documenting daily life in Paris, far from the…
Vintage: Halloween in the 1930s-1960s

Vintage: Halloween in the 1930s-1960s

By the 1920s and 1930s, Halloween had become a secular, but community-centered holiday, with parades and town-wide parties as the featured entertainment. Despite the best efforts of many schools and communities, vandalism began to plague Halloween celebrations in many communities during this time. By the 1950s, town leaders had successfully limited vandalism and Halloween had evolved into a holiday directed…
Paul J. Woolf: Vintage Photographs of New York City Architecture

Paul J. Woolf: Vintage Photographs of New York City Architecture

Paul J. Woolf: Vintage Photographs of New York City Architecture, will be the first exhibit in a new location for the Keith de Lellis Gallery ~ 41 East 57th Street, Suite 703. Photographer, Paul J. Woolf began photographing professionally in the 1930s, working out of his New York studio. During those years, he had an impressive array of clients including…
Vintage: Paris during World War I by Charles Lansiaux

Vintage: Paris during World War I by Charles Lansiaux

Charles Lansiaux (1855-1939) became a photographer at the end of the 19th century. He established his own business in 1903, describing his company purpose as “Artistic and industrial photography, city works, emergency works, interior photography with artificial light, enlargements, amateur documentary photography.” At the beginning of the war in 1914, he started documenting daily life in Paris, far from the…
Antonio Peinado: Zodiac

Antonio Peinado: Zodiac

This series is a journey through the Zodiac signs, using the female body as a canvas to reflect upon the duality of human nature. Zodiac is a series of works, which were inspired by the myths and gods of the ancient Sumerian civilization which, thanks to the ancient Greeks, are known today as the Zodiac. Although it is subject to…
Biography: 19th Century Portrait photographer Alberto Henschel

Biography: 19th Century Portrait photographer Alberto Henschel

Alberto Henschel (1827 – 1882) was a German-Brazilian photographer born in Berlin. Considered the hardest-working photographer and businessman in 19th-century Brazil, with offices in Pernambuco, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo. Henschel was considered the hardest-working photographer and businessman in 19th-century Brazil. He always remained up-to-date with the latest techniques on the photography market. By the time the aesthetic…
Master of Photography 2017 at Beetles & Huxley

Master of Photography 2017 at Beetles & Huxley

The exhibition will contain rare and collectable prints by some of the world’s most influential photographers. Each photograph has been chosen for its significant role in the history of the medium. With a strong emphasis on the rarity and quality of the print, the exhibition consists of important images by artists from Gustave le Gray to Richard Learoyd. Master of…
Vintage: Scotland during the Edwardian Era (1900s)

Vintage: Scotland during the Edwardian Era (1900s)

The Edwardian era was a time of unprecedented social and political revolution in Britain. By the start of the new century, the country had reached a level of such general prosperity that, for the first time, working men and women were in a position to both argue and agitate for a share of the wealth. In Scotland, at the centre…
Vintage: Everyday Life in Norway (19th Century)

Vintage: Everyday Life in Norway (19th Century)

Life in Norway (especially economic life) was “dominated by the aristocracy of professional men who filled most of the important posts in the central government”. There was no strong bourgeosie class in Norway to demand a breakdown of this aristocratic control of the economy. Thus, even while revolution swept over most of the countries of Europe in 1848, Norway was…
Biography: Portrait photographer Spencer Digby

Biography: Portrait photographer Spencer Digby

Spencer Digby (1901 – 1995) was a New Zealand photographer. He ran a well-known and prestigious Wellington studio from 1936 to 1960. Ron Woolf purchased the business in 1960 and later gifted all the approximately 40,000 negatives to Te Papa. After leaving school he worked for a time as a clerk with the meat company Vestey’s. He then became an…
Laurent Baheux: Ice is Black

Laurent Baheux: Ice is Black

Navigating landscapes as pure as before the Anthropocene era. Encountering the marvels of the animal kingdom—living symbols of life in the wilderness. Seeing them walk, hunt, play, and live, fitting in with their environment so naturally, and then, when the time is right, pressing the shutter. This is what Laurent Baheux cherishes most. The french nature photographer known for his…
Women at Scott Nichols Gallery

Women at Scott Nichols Gallery

The Scott Nichols Gallery is pleased to present “Women,” its fall show highlighting the work of female photographers from our vast collection. Included in this exhibition are works by Ruth Bernhard, Anne Brigman, Imogen Cunningham, Judy Dater, Margo Davis, Monica Denevan, Katy Grannan, Niniane Kelley, Mona Kuhn, Dorothea Lange, Doris Ullman, and others. The exhibition features original vintage gelatin silver…
Vintage: World’s First Fitness Machines (1892)

Vintage: World’s First Fitness Machines (1892)

The gyms of today have developed from a prototype designed by Doctor Gustaf Zander more than 150 years ago. Zander was born in Stockholm in 1835. In 1857, when working as a gymnastics teacher, he realised that he didn’t have enough time or energy to teach all of his students properly. His solution was to build a number of appliances…