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August Sander: Masterworks – Photographs from “People of the 20th Century”

August Sander: Masterworks – Photographs from “People of the 20th Century”

The current exhibition, featuring over 150 original photographs and numerous documents shown in display cases, presents a representative cross-section of the “People of the 20th Century” project. The portraits from August Sander’s epochal work are not only of fundamental importance for the history of photography; they are also highly exciting objects of study – masterpieces for anyone who has an…
Biography: 19th Century photographer Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey

Biography: 19th Century photographer Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey

Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey (1804 – 1892) was a French photographer and draughtsman who was active in the Middle East. His daguerreotypes are the earliest surviving photographs of Greece, Palestine, Egypt, Syria and Turkey. Remarkably, his photographs were only discovered in the 1920s in a storeroom of his estate and then only became known eighty years later. Girault de Prangey…
Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting

Winslow Homer and the Camera: Photography and the Art of Painting

This exhibition explores the question of Homer’s relationship with the medium of photography and its impact on his artistic practice. As one attuned to appearances and how to represent them, Homer understood that photography, as a new technology of sight, had much to reveal. This exhibition thus adds an important new dimension to our appreciation of this pioneering American painter,…
Wei Tan: Waiting in Limbo: Kashmir’s Half-widows

Wei Tan: Waiting in Limbo: Kashmir’s Half-widows

The violence of Kashmir’s armed conflict has given rise to a category of women known as “half-widows.” These are women whose husbands have ‘disappeared’ during the decades-long conflict or who have gone missing and are often presumed dead. Half-widows live their lives in limbo, oscillating between grief and hope. Even though there are no official records, it is estimated by…
A City Transformed: Photographs of Paris, 1850–1900

A City Transformed: Photographs of Paris, 1850–1900

Paris transformed into the “City of Light” through grand-scale architectural renovations, demolitions, and new construction set in motion during the Second Empire (1852–70). With absolute power, Emperor Napoleon III remapped the French capital from the ground up, appointing civil servant Georges-Eugène Haussmann to redesign Paris toward improved safety, public health and sanitation, and traffic circulation. A self-described artiste démolisseur (demolition…
Abbas: Retrospective in Valladolid

Abbas: Retrospective in Valladolid

The acclaimed photographer Abbas roamed the world for 45 years, covering major political and social events, and publishing his works widely in world magazines and newspapers. An Iranian relocated to Paris, he has been documenting the political and social life of societies in conflict since 1970. Through his early photojournalistic and other major works such as the Iranian Revolution and…
Rolfe Horn: Explorations

Rolfe Horn: Explorations

New works from Rolfe Horn’s travels to Cuba, Hawaii and Belgium. Rolfe Horn Explorations June 23 – September 9, 2018 Weston Gallery PO Box 655, Sixth Ave and Dolores St Carmel, CA 93921 westongallery.com
Renato D’Agostin: METROPOLIS

Renato D’Agostin: METROPOLIS

For this exhibition, works from several of his well-known series have been brought together under the theme Metropolis, showcasing his explorations of modern life in cities, as well as the way he captures how people relate to their environment and their intimate relationship with the space they inhabit. D’Agostin started his photography career in his hometown Venice, Italy in 2001.…
Vintage: Portrait Photos of Cambridge University Men (late 19th Century)

Vintage: Portrait Photos of Cambridge University Men (late 19th Century)

The colleges at the University of Cambridge were originally an incidental feature of the system. No college is as old as the university itself. The colleges were endowed fellowships of scholars. There were also institutions without endowments, called hostels. The hostels were gradually absorbed by the colleges over the centuries, but they have left some indications of their existence, such…
Arnold Newman: One Hundred

Arnold Newman: One Hundred

Published to coincide with the centennial of Arnold Newman’s birth, Arnold Newman: One Hundred offers a celebratory look at 100 of the photographer’s most provocative and memorable images. Arnold Newman is widely renowned for pioneering and popularizing the environmental portrait. He placed his sitters in surroundings representative of their professions, aiming to capture the essence of an individual’s life and…
Danny Lyon: The Destruction of Lower Manhattan

Danny Lyon: The Destruction of Lower Manhattan

Already a respected photographer at age 25, Danny Lyon returned to his hometown of New York in 1966 and settled in Lower Manhattan. After observing that half the buildings on his street were boarded up, he learned that a 60-acre area was slated for urban renewal—a wholesale leveling of several neighborhoods, including one of the city’s oldest. He realized that…
Luisa Lynch: Conversations

Luisa Lynch: Conversations

This is a series of wild birds especially Canaries taken out in a pond, to get their reflection. To take these pictures, several flashes have been placed to stop the movement ‘Conversations’ was the Black & White Nature and Wildlife Series of the Year 2018 Winner in the MonoVisions Photography Awards. ‘Conversations’ was the Black & White Nature and Wildlife…
Biography: 19th Century Portrait photographer André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri

Biography: 19th Century Portrait photographer André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri

André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri (1819 – 1889) was a French photographer who started his photographic career as a daguerreotypist but gained greater fame for patenting his version of the carte de visite, a small photographic image which was mounted on a card. Disdéri, a brilliant showman, made this system of mass-production portraiture world famous. Photographs had previously served as calling cards, but…
Interview with Alicja Brodowicz

Interview with Alicja Brodowicz

I combine the two images, looking for converging lines, textures, similarities in layout and analogies in composition between the microcosm and the macrocosm. I look for unity between the human body and the nature. The series of photos is the visual re-enactment of my ever-increasing desire of being close to nature. The older I grow, the more intense this desire…
Susan Meiselas: Mediations

Susan Meiselas: Mediations

From war and human rights to cultural identity and domestic violence, Susan Meiselas’s (American, b. 1948) work covers a wide range of subjects and countries. This retrospective brings together projects from the beginning of her career in the 1970s to the present day, including her iconic portraits of carnival strippers, vivid color images of the conflicts in Central America in…
Vintage: Frances Louisa Clayton (19th Century)

Vintage: Frances Louisa Clayton (19th Century)

Several hundred women disguised themselves as men and took the bold step of leaving the comforts of home to serve their country during the Civil War. Frances Clalin Clayton disguised herself as a man and took the name Jack Williams in order to fight in the army. For several months, she served in Missouri artillery and cavalry corps. Frances Clalin…
Oriano Nicolau: Projections

Oriano Nicolau: Projections

This creative project was born playing with the inexhaustible natural light and projector light source while using many resources like patterned curtains or window frames. The natural light is projected over the skin in a sublime way adding elements like figures, textures & shapes. The models are summited in a world of distorted light and shadows. Oriano Nicolau was born…
Arthur Griffin: The Divers

Arthur Griffin: The Divers

We all remember that suspenseful moment. The one right before you jump, when your feet are still on the ground, and time slows down as you contemplate leaping into the unknown water below. For some, the experience is one of play and excitement. For others the recollection may incite different feelings, possibly of anxiety and fear or of wonder at…
Steam & Steel: Photographs by O. Winston Link

Steam & Steel: Photographs by O. Winston Link

Best known for his photography and sound recordings of the last days of the steam railroad, and for pioneering night photography. As a teenager, Link developed early interests in photography, locomotives and rail yards. Amid the depression era, Link graduated from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn with a degree in civil engineering. Soon after, he took a job as a…
Biography: 19th Century Portrait photographer Robert Cornelius

Biography: 19th Century Portrait photographer Robert Cornelius

Robert Cornelius (1809 – 1893) was an American pioneer of photography and a lamp manufacturer. Cornelius attended private school as a youth, taking a particular interest in chemistry. In 1831, he began working for his father, specializing in silver plating and metal polishing. He became so well renowned for his work that shortly after the daguerrotype was invented, Cornelius was…