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Vintage: Bolivia in the 1930s

Vintage: Bolivia in the 1930s

During the early 20th century, tin replaced silver as the country’s most important source of wealth. A succession of governments controlled by the economic and social elite followed laissez-faire capitalist policies through the first thirty years of the 20th century. Living conditions of the native people, who constitute most of the population, remained deplorable. With work opportunities limited to primitive…
Biography: 19th Century photographer James Bragge

Biography: 19th Century photographer James Bragge

James Bragge (1833-1908) was a well known and respected photographer in New Zealand during the mid-to-late 19th century. Born in England, he moved to New Zealand when he was in his thirties. He opened a photography studio and also took photographs on travels around the country. The product of these serve as a record of the development of the country…
Eadweard Muybridge: Animal Locomotion

Eadweard Muybridge: Animal Locomotion

A large-scale exhibition of photographs by pioneering early photographer, Eadweard Muybridge will open at Beetles+Huxley in July. The exhibition will showcase 65 collotype prints made by the artist in 1887, from his influential series “Animal Locomotion”, which features images of animals and people captured mid-movement. Muybridge made his most enduring work in the project “Animal Locomotion” between 1884 and 1887…
10 Pin-Ups of Famous Actresses from Hollywood’s Golden Age

10 Pin-Ups of Famous Actresses from Hollywood’s Golden Age

A pin-up model is a model whose mass-produced pictures see wide appeal as popular culture. Pin-ups are intended for informal display, i.e. meant to be “pinned-up” on a wall. Pin-up models may be glamour models, fashion models, or actors. The pin-up images could be cut out of magazines or newspapers, or on a postcard or lithograph. Such pictures often appear…
Gallery of Winners: MonoVisions Black & White Photography Awards 2017

Gallery of Winners: MonoVisions Black & White Photography Awards 2017

MonoVisions Photography Awards announced the prize winners of its 2017 Photo Contest. The winning photos were selected from more than 4,000 entries from all over world. The jury of the 1st annual Photo Contest has selected an image by Dutch photographer Kars Tuinder as the Black & White Photo of the Year 2017 and $2000 cash prize. In series category,…
Biography: 19th Century photographer Benjamin Brecknell Turner

Biography: 19th Century photographer Benjamin Brecknell Turner

Benjamin Brecknell Turner (1815 -1894) was one of Britain’s first photographers and a founding-member of the Photographic Society of London which was formed in 1853. His images were based on the traditionally ‘picturesque’ styles and subjects of the generation of watercolour painters before him. Turner was highly productive and visible in the 1850s. His photographic campaigns took him to many…
Biography: photographer Toni Frissell

Biography: photographer Toni Frissell

Toni Frissell (1907 – 1988) was an American photographer, known for her fashion photography, World War II photographs, portraits of famous Americans and Europeans, children, and women from all walks of life. Frissell worked with many famous photographers of the day, as an apprentice to Cecil Beaton, and with advice from Edward Steichen. She initially worked for Vogue in 1931…
Vintage: Daguerreotypes of St. Louis from 1848-70 by Thomas Easterly

Vintage: Daguerreotypes of St. Louis from 1848-70 by Thomas Easterly

Thomas Easterly (1809-1882), a native of Vermont, was an itinerant photographer in Iowa and the upper Midwest until 1848 when he settled in St. Louis. He operated a daguerreotype studio in the city until the 1870s. Thomas photographed mostly portrait, but street and urban photography were parts in his work. Here are some rare photographs capturing everyday life in St. Louis…
Interview with Architecture photographer Joshua Sarinana

Interview with Architecture photographer Joshua Sarinana

– How and when did you become interested in photography? I was 19 when I started to become interested in photography, which was precipitated by studying abroad in Paris. I don’t recall ever having taken a photo beforehand and for some reason I thought I should be bring a few disposable cameras. After burning through the disposables in a day…
Biography: 19th Century photographers Burton Brothers

Biography: 19th Century photographers Burton Brothers

Burton Brothers (1866–1914) was one of New Zealand’s most important nineteenth-century photographic studios and was based in Dunedin, New Zealand. It was founded by Walter John Burton (1836–1880) in 1866 as the Grand Photographic Saloon and Gallery and was situated in Princes Street, Dunedin. Burton was a member of a prominent family of printers, bookbinders and photographers based in Derby,…
Biography: Pioneer Motorsports photographer Jesse Alexander

Biography: Pioneer Motorsports photographer Jesse Alexander

Jesse Alexander (born 1929) is an American motorsports photographer. Alexander has been involved in photography and especially motorsports photography since the early 1950s when he covered the original Mexican Road Race. He then spent many years in Europe covering Formula One and the famous long distance sports car races, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Mille Miglia and Targa…
Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013

Common Ground: Photographs by Fazal Sheikh, 1989-2013

The exhibition features more than 170 portraits and landscapes chronicling individuals living in displaced and marginalized communities around the world, many times as the result of war, exploitation, and poverty. Photographs in Common Ground span a period from 1989 to 2013, offering deeper insight into major world events, racial strife, and mass global displacement in places such as East Africa,…
Vintage: Everyday Life and Street Scenes of Nuremberg (1910s)

Vintage: Everyday Life and Street Scenes of Nuremberg (1910s)

Nuremberg held great significance during the Nazi Germany era. Because of the city’s relevance to the Holy Roman Empire and its position in the centre of Germany, the Nazi Party chose the city to be the site of huge Nazi Party conventions — the Nuremberg rallies. The rallies were held 1927, 1929 and annually 1933–1938 in Nuremberg. After Adolf Hitler’s…
Biography: 19th Century Architecture photographer Philip Henry Delamotte

Biography: 19th Century Architecture photographer Philip Henry Delamotte

Philip Henry Delamotte (1821 – 1889)was a British photographer and illustrator, best known for his photographic images of The Crystal Palace in London. Delamotte was commissioned to record the dis-assembly of the Crystal Palace in 1852, and its reconstruction and expansion at Sydenham in London, a project finished in 1854. His photographic record of the events is one of the…
Michael Crouser: Mountain Ranch

Michael Crouser: Mountain Ranch

In the snowy early spring of 2006, photographer Michael Crouser was invited to Sweetwater Ranch in Northwestern Colorado by his friends Matt and Hope Kapsner. They thought the artist might be interested in documenting their neighboring ranchers during calving season. Initially reluctant about making the trip, once he arrived, Crouser soon was pleasantly surprised to find the fourth-, fifth-, and…
Historic photos of China by Jack Birns (1947-1949)

Historic photos of China by Jack Birns (1947-1949)

Shipping out to China in December 1947 with three ten-year-old German cameras and a plum assignment from Life magazine, Jack Birns was fulfilling a boyhood dream. The reality was something else: refugees and prostitutes, soldiers and beggars, street executions and urban protests photographed in difficult and often dangerous circumstances amidst the poverty, corruption, and chaos of an expanding civil war.…
Ezra Stoller Photographs Frank Lloyd Wright

Ezra Stoller Photographs Frank Lloyd Wright

Beyond Architecture, with images selected from the entire Stoller archive of more than 50,000 images, includes views of Post-War American factories, construction sites, hydroelectric dams and printing plants. The photographs capture a sense of a “lost America” – an America that once was, and is no longer – including photographs of workers making televisions in Queens and calculators in Pennsylvania,…
Vintage: Watts Riots (1965)

Vintage: Watts Riots (1965)

On August 11, 1965, Los Angeles’s South Central neighbourhood of Watts became a scene of the greatest example of racial tension America had seen. A Los Angeles police officer pulled over motorist Marquette Frye (who was with his brother Ronald); he suspected Marquette of driving drunk. While officers questioned them, a crowd of onlookers had begun to form. When Rena…