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Biography: 19th Century East Asia photographer Felice Beato

Biography: 19th Century East Asia photographer Felice Beato

Felice Beato (1832 – 1909) was an Italian–British photographer. He was one of the first people to take photographs in East Asia and one of the first war photographers. Because of the existence of a number of photographs signed “Felice Antonio Beato” and “Felice A. Beato”, it was long assumed that there was one photographer who somehow photographed at the…
Vintage: Swedish churches from 1100-1900 AD

Vintage: Swedish churches from 1100-1900 AD

This set shows photos of Swedish churches from 1100-1900 AD – a mix of stone and wooden churches, cathedrals and chapels – country churches as well as city churches. We think that these pictures well describe the wide range of churches to be found all over the country in the 1800s. They also show the surrounding landscape or environment, often…
Joseph Szabo: Lifeguard

Joseph Szabo: Lifeguard

This series of photographs represents Joseph Szabo interest, encounter and friendship with lifeguards from 1990-2015. Actually his first connection with them started in the late 1960s when he first discovered Jones Beach. So this work is an exploration using photography as an art form and documentary tool. The purpose is to express more fully the lives of people that Szabo…
Maxime Crozet: Xinjiang, suspended identities

Maxime Crozet: Xinjiang, suspended identities

In the northwestern corner of China lies the huge province of Xinjiang (literally: “new frontier”), more rarely called East Turkestan. Until recently, this region was predominantly populated by Uyghurs, a Turkish-speaking and Muslim Sunni people; but also by Kazakhs, Hui, Kyrgyz, Mongolians, Tajiks and other minorities from Central Asia. The Hans (majority of Chinese ethnic group), who have arrived by…
Vintage: Victorian Fashion (19th Century)

Vintage: Victorian Fashion (19th Century)

During the Victorian Era, a woman’s place was at home. Unlike in the earlier centuries when women could help their husbands and brothers in family businesses, in the nineteenth century, the gender roles became more defined than ever. Their dress styles reflected their lifestyle. Victorian fashion was not intended to be utilitarian. Clothes were seen as an expression of women’s…
Arnold Newman: One Hundred

Arnold Newman: One Hundred

Photographs by Arnold Newman, one of the most influential portraitists of the 20th century, will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery from May 10 through June 30, 2018. Celebrating the centennial of Newman’s birth, the exhibition of 45 works from the 1930s through the 1990s will present the finest, most nuanced prints yet to be seen in one show,…
Levon and Kennedy , Mississippi Innocence Project

Levon and Kennedy , Mississippi Innocence Project

In 2012, photographer Isabelle Armand came across an article about two men who were wrongfully convicted. The men had spent almost 20 years behind bars for a crime they didn’t commit. They were exonerated after an investigation from the Innocence Project led authorities to the real perpetrator. In Levon and Kennedy, Armand presents an intimate photoessay documenting the men, their…
Biography: 19th Century Portrait photographer Richard Beard

Biography: 19th Century Portrait photographer Richard Beard

Richard Beard (1801 – 1885) was an English entrepreneur and photographer who vigorously protected his photographic business by litigation over his photographic patents and helped to establish professional photography in the UK. In 1839, Beard took an interest in the frenzy of public excitement over the first announcements of practical photographic processes by Daguerre and Talbot. In early 1840, Beard…
Vintage: American Indian Girls (1900s)

Vintage: American Indian Girls (1900s)

Native Americans, also known as American Indians, Indians, Indigenous Americans and other terms, are the indigenous peoples of the United States. A vast variety of peoples, societies and cultures subsequently developed. Native Americans were greatly affected by the European colonization of the Americas, which began in 1492, and their population declined precipitously due to introduced diseases, warfare, and slavery. After…
Renze Dijkema: Panorama Pieterburen Pietersberg

Renze Dijkema: Panorama Pieterburen Pietersberg

The Pieterpad (Pieter Path) is annually walked by tens of thousands of hikers and takes you right across the Netherlands from the coastal village of Pieterburen in the North to the hill Sint-Pietersberg in the far south. The hiking trail, devised by Bertje Jens and Toos Goorhuis, was launched in 1981 and has since been regularly adapted. Nature was created…
Matthieu Colnat: Dream Flows

Matthieu Colnat: Dream Flows

It was a nice and fresh summer morning when she came back from her trip from the other part of the world. The journey had changed and enlighten her in ways she could have never hoped for. Before going back to the reality of her daily life, she wanted to get lost. There. At this place where she used to…
Jill Freedman: Resurrection City, 1968

Jill Freedman: Resurrection City, 1968

In May of 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr. announced the Poor People’s Campaign to demanded economic and human rights for poor Americans of diverse backgrounds. The Campaign was organized by King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and carried out under the leadership of Ralph Abernathy in the wake of Dr. King’s assassination. After presenting an organized set of demands…
Vintage: Volcanoes and Avalanches by Tempest Anderson (1900s)

Vintage: Volcanoes and Avalanches by Tempest Anderson (1900s)

Tempest Anderson (1846 – 1913) was an expert amateur photographer and vulcanologist. He was the world’s first volcano-chaser, scaling the world’s most dangerous slopes in his quest to photograph volcanoes as they erupted. He was a member of the Royal Society Commission which was appointed to investigate the aftermath of the eruptions of Soufriere volcano, St Vincent and Mont Pelee,…
Ray Demski: A different kind of family

Ray Demski: A different kind of family

Located on the outskirts of Ghanas’ capital, Bukom is another slum not known to Google-Maps. It smells of burning waste and dirt, but unlike similar places this odor here mixes with sweat that arises from the boxing rings. „You learn to fight before you learn to walk“ is the maxim. In Bukom, boxing is more than just a sport, it´s…
LIFE in Pictures

LIFE in Pictures

Founded by Henry Luce, publisher of Time, it was long one of the most popular and widely imitated of American magazines, selling more than 13.5 million copies a week at one point. From its start, Life emphasized photography, with gripping, superbly chosen news photographs, amplified by photo features and photo-essays on an international range of topics. Its photographers were the…
Hiroshi Sugimoto: Portraits

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Portraits

At first glance, Hiroshi Sugimoto’s photographic portrait of King Henry VIII of England is arresting: his camera has captured the tactility of Henry’s luxurious furs and silks, the elaborate embroidery of his doublet, and the light reflecting off of each shimmering jewel. The contours of the king’s face are so lifelike that he appears to be almost three- dimensional. It…
Vintage: Battle of Antietam (1862)

Vintage: Battle of Antietam (1862)

he Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, particularly in the Southern United States, was fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland and Antietam Creek as part of the Maryland Campaign. It was the first field army–level engagement in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War to take place on Union soil and is the…
Biography: 19th Century Inventor of photography Hippolyte Bayard

Biography: 19th Century Inventor of photography Hippolyte Bayard

Hippolyte Bayard (1801 – 1887) was a French pioneer of photography. He invented his own process that produced direct positive paper prints in the camera and presented the world’s first public exhibition of photographs on 24 June 1839. He claimed to have invented photography earlier than Daguerre in France and Talbot in England, the men traditionally credited with its invention.…
Florin Firimita: Sculpting with Light

Florin Firimita: Sculpting with Light

It is not my purpose to present you my resume or to teach you anything. You could learn the technical aspects of photography from YouTube videos. Don’t ask me what tools I use. Don’t ask me about aperture, lenses, camera bags. I would like to talk about silence, passion and beauty, about poetry and its opposite – pornography. I would…
Cuba Then: Revised and Expanded by Ramiro Fernandez

Cuba Then: Revised and Expanded by Ramiro Fernandez

Since the first edition of Cuba Then was published in 2014, there have been several seismic shifts: President Obama moved to normalize relations, a US embassy was opened, Fidel Castro died, and the current administration announced plans to freeze relations again. This intensified interest in Cuba has seen record numbers of Americans traveling there. It is only fitting to release…