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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,…
Erwin Blumenfeld at Edwynn Houk Gallery

Erwin Blumenfeld at Edwynn Houk Gallery

Erwin Blumenfeld is regarded as one of the early pioneers of fashion photography alongside George Hoyningen-Heune, Cecil Beaton, and Horst P. Horst. He was known not only for his employment of experimental techniques in the darkroom, and Dada and Surrealist influences, but also for groundbreaking street work. Many of the featured works have since become icons of the history of…
Sigrid Neubert – Photographs: Architecture and Nature

Sigrid Neubert – Photographs: Architecture and Nature

For 30 years Sigrid Neubert (b. 1927) worked as a photographer for many leading architectural firms. In the process she developed a style characterized by images that present the structure and surface of the buildings through stark contrast and in clear detail, making Neubert one of the best-known photographers of architecture in Germany. In the 1970s she turned her hand…
Biography: 19th Century Royal photographer William Bambridge

Biography: 19th Century Royal photographer William Bambridge

William Bambridge (1820 – 1879) was born in Windsor, Berkshire, England. In 1848 Bambridge joined the studio of William Fox Talbot in the castle at Windsor. In 1854, he was appointed the Royal Photographer to Queen Victoria, remaining in the Queen’s employment for 14 years. His subjects include not only members of the Royal family and their pets but also…
Kim Yeong-Jea: Whispering Tranquility

Kim Yeong-Jea: Whispering Tranquility

Kim Yeong-Jea’s minimalist photographs capture the airy, serene moments of sea. Kim investigates themes of time, empiricism, and metaphysics at the interface of evolving humanity and eternal nature. The seashore in Kim’s photographs has been turned into an intimate shrine where the artist meditates tranquility by compressing numerous busy, ephemeral life moments into one large-format image. Kim Yeong-Jea Whispering Tranquility…
Inge Morath: On Style

Inge Morath: On Style

Witty, playful, and effortlessly chic, Inge Morath: On Style reveals the vital forms of fashion and self-expression that blossomed into existence in England, France, and the United States in the postwar decades. The book follows the photojournalist Inge Morath (1923–2002) through intimate sessions with Ingrid Bergman and Audrey Hepburn; scenes of window-shopping on Fifth Avenue; American girls discovering Paris; the…
Vintage: Everyday Life in Saskatchewan, Canada (early 20th Century)

Vintage: Everyday Life in Saskatchewan, Canada (early 20th Century)

On September 1, 1905, Saskatchewan became a province, with inauguration day held September 4. The Dominion Lands Act permitted settlers to acquire one quarter of a square mile of land to homestead and offered an additional quarter upon establishing a homestead. Immigration peaked in 1910, and in spite of the initial difficulties of frontier life – distance from towns, sod…
Tereza Zelenkova: A Snake That Disappeared Through A Hole In The Wall

Tereza Zelenkova: A Snake That Disappeared Through A Hole In The Wall

According to an old Slavic legend, a snake inhabits people’s homes and brings happiness and prosperity to the household. This ‘snake housekeeper’ was traditionally welcomed with a bowl of milk on the threshold. The story is one of the many folk tales from the Czech Republic which Tereza Zelenkova (1985, Ostrava) seeks to revive. Over the course of two years,…
Camilla Jensen: Quantum

Camilla Jensen: Quantum

Camilla Jensen has explored herself as a photographic territory over a period of two years. The material gathered consists of multiple series of self -portraits, all captured as reflections in old mirrors. During the process of facing and examining herself through the lens, considerations and thoughts on inheritance and legacy has taken form as an essay that includes an investigation…
Vintage: Everyday Life of Guatemala (1910s and 1920s)

Vintage: Everyday Life of Guatemala (1910s and 1920s)

After the assassination of general José María Reina Barrios on 8 February 1898, the Guatemalan cabinet called an emergency meeting to appoint a new successor, but declined to invite Estrada Cabrera to the meeting, even though he was the designated successor to the Presidency. There are two different descriptions of how Cabrera was able to become president. The first states…
George Tice: George Tice at 80: A Retrospective

George Tice: George Tice at 80: A Retrospective

George Tice is one of the best known fine-art photographers in the nation and has authored over 20 books. He has been making photographs for more than 60 years. His prints are in over 100 museum collections, including those of the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Metropolitan Museum, where he had a one-man show…
Garry Winogrand: Women are Beautiful

Garry Winogrand: Women are Beautiful

In 1975, Garry Winogrand (1928-1984), considered one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, published the photobook Women are Beautiful. A documentary photographer who notably worked for Fortune and LIFE magazines, Winogrand was a keen observer of American life throughout his entire career. His favorite site was New York, his hometown. The cacophony of the streets was something that…
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…
Biography: 19th Century pioneer of Cyanotype photography Anna Atkins

Biography: 19th Century pioneer of Cyanotype photography Anna Atkins

Anna Atkins (1799 – 1871) was an English botanist and photographer. Atkins learned directly from William Henry Fox Talbot about two of his inventions related to photography: the “photogenic drawing” technique (in which an object is placed on light-sensitized paper which is exposed to the sun to produce an image) and calotypes. Atkins was known to have had access to…
Nuno Moreira: She Looks into Me

Nuno Moreira: She Looks into Me

“She looks into me” is a series of intimate images that hold a deep reverence for a time when the mystery of life and the mystery of death were closely related. Conceived in a manner close to theater this book is divided in 3 chapters that explore the idea of human representation and how looking at an image in an…
Matthieu Colnat: The 30 second Project

Matthieu Colnat: The 30 second Project

It has been a decade I am working in the dubbing industry, sharing my daily life with actors I periodically see. So when I went back to my work with photography after a lull of several years, my hunger for pictures naturally drained me to this idea. At first, I just had a handful of minutes, during a short cigarette…