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Borys Makary: They were

Borys Makary: They were

The “They were” project boils down to the “Man Rey-esque” form of negatives, on which signs and digits, symbolising the personality of the character in the picture, were painted by hand. The starting point was numerology, certain symbols which were to say something about the given person. Each photograph tells the story of a different woman. Symbols and numbers are…
Edvard Munch: The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography

Edvard Munch: The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography

Internationally celebrated for his paintings, prints, and watercolors, Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863–1944) also took photographs. This exhibition of photographs, films, and a small selection of prints by Edvard Munch emphasizes the artist’s experimentalism, examining his exploration of the camera as an expressive medium. By probing and exploiting the dynamics of “faulty” practice, such as distortion, blurred motion, eccentric camera…
Robert Adams: Tenancy

Robert Adams: Tenancy

The book’s theme of tenancy expresses the idea of “temporary possession of what belongs to another”–specifically, the natural environment. Adams’ recent photographs of the landscape reference the current and imminent threats of clearcutting, environmental degradation and natural disasters along the Northwestern coast of the US. The black-and-white photographs include poignant images of massive tree stumps on the beach–a product of…
Pogus Caesar: From Jamaica Row, Rebirth of the Bullring

Pogus Caesar: From Jamaica Row, Rebirth of the Bullring

These powerful images have been selected from over 500 in the OOM Gallery Archive to illustrate the demolition of the past and a premonition of the future for the City of Birmingham. Jamaica Row is the pedestrian route situated between the Open Market and St Martin’s Market. Its name derives from a pub called the Black Boy in reference to…
Vintage: Trench Rats Killed by Terriers During World War I

Vintage: Trench Rats Killed by Terriers During World War I

The trench soldier of World War I had to cope with millions of rats. The omnipresent rats were attracted by the human waste of war – not simply sewage waste but also the bodies of men long forgotten who had been buried in the trenches and often reappeared after heavy rain or shelling. Two or three rats would always be…
Biography: 19th Century photographer Herman Salzwedel

Biography: 19th Century photographer Herman Salzwedel

Herman Salzwedel was a photographer in Java, Dutch East Indies during the late 19th century. In May 1877, Salzwedel arrived in Batavia, Dutch East Indies via Singapore. He founded the firm Salzwedel and from March 1878 worked for a year with the more experienced Van Kinsbergen in the photographic studio Kinsbergen & Salzwedel in Batavia. On May 8, 1879 Salzwedel…
Daniella Midenge: Sex & Cigarettes

Daniella Midenge: Sex & Cigarettes

Strong women, accentuated by their beauty and sensuality, are the hallmark of fashion photographer Daniella Midenge. Her pictures evoke intimacy and passion, beyond the outer shell. Black-and-white or color, her photos have an incredible power of expression that draws the eye of men and women alike. Her unique style still shows the influence of photographers like Peter Lindbergh and Herb…
Eric Williams: Conduits of Steel

Eric Williams: Conduits of Steel

The shiny twin rails of steel disappear beyond the curve to places we can’t see. Some are real and some imagined. These rails are conduits of trade and commerce, linking us geographically. To us, they are conduits of memories, imagination and dreams. They bring us to a place we yearn for, a place unseen, a place to discover. Eric Williams…
Vintage: Daily Life of Ringling Bros. Circus (1910s)

Vintage: Daily Life of Ringling Bros. Circus (1910s)

Harry A. Atwell (1879-1957) was an American photographer. He was hired for his first circus assignment in 1910 to travel with the Ringling Bros. Circus. Over the next forty years he documented the roustabouts, big top crowds, sideshow performers and center-ring stars of the circus during a time when shops, schools, and even factories closed when the circus came to…
Ricky Adam: Belfast Punk: Warzone Centre 1997–2003

Ricky Adam: Belfast Punk: Warzone Centre 1997–2003

The “Warzone Collective” formed in the Northern Ireland city of Belfast in 1984, when a few local punks decided to secure their own venue. In 1986, the Collective opened Giros, with a vegetarian cafe, a practice space and screenprinting facilities. In 1991, Giros moved into a larger, more ambitious venue, where photographer Ricky Adam (born 1974) captured the photographs in…
Michael Kirchoff: Sanctuary

Michael Kirchoff: Sanctuary

When Michael Kirchoff photographs he “takes a great deal of time trying to see in a less than literal way.” He says, “The techniques and tools with each project or series often change, but the perspective, drama, and passion of the image remain consistent.” He goes on to say that his work “can be recognized by a timeless and ethereal…
David Wrangborg: Traversing Tranquility

David Wrangborg: Traversing Tranquility

Svalbard is a remarkable place for wilderness adventure. Springtime ski touring on the glacier plateaus is a personal favorite. This series is meant to capture some of the grandeur and tranquility experienced during a June visit. Untouched snow surfaces, nunataks raising to the sky and silence. David Wrangborg is a master of Engineering Physics with a passion for nature, conservation,…
Biography: 19th Century Swiss photographer Pierre Rossier

Biography: 19th Century Swiss photographer Pierre Rossier

Pierre Joseph Rossier (1829 – 1898) was a pioneering Swiss photographer whose albumen photographs, which include stereographs and cartes-de-visite, comprise portraits, cityscapes, and landscapes. He was long thought to be from France and while he was in Japan he was even referred to as an “Englishman”; however, recent research has revealed that Rossier was Swiss, born in Grandsivaz, a small…
Anders Petersen: Zoo

Anders Petersen: Zoo

Zoo is a wild ride through Anders Petersen’s oeuvre, a racy edit of his work that has animals as its central theme. Whether they be conscious portraits of animals or a haphazard photographic encounter with a woman’s legs in python-print tights, Petersen draws out the animal and animalistic in all that he sees. At a typical zoo we are the…
Henry Horenstein: Tales from the 70’s

Henry Horenstein: Tales from the 70’s

Starting out in the 1970’s, Henry Horenstein was a flat-out documentary shooter. He came from a background in history, not art, and he wanted to shoot for LIFE magazine and maybe just maybe join Magnum. But over the years Horenstein has photographed many different types of subjects, even animals and the human form. But he’s always returned to his roots…
Vintage: Portraits of Lillian Gish (1920s)

Vintage: Portraits of Lillian Gish (1920s)

After 10 years of acting on the stage, she made her film debut opposite Dorothy in Griffith’s short film An Unseen Enemy (1912). At the time established thespians considered “the flickers” a rather base form of entertainment, but she was assured of its merits. Gish continued to perform on the stage, and in 1913, during a run of A Good…
Susan Meiselas: Carnival Strippers: 1972 – 1975

Susan Meiselas: Carnival Strippers: 1972 – 1975

From 1972 to 1975, Susan Meiselas spent her summers photographing and interviewing women who performed striptease at small town carnivals around New England. As she followed the girl shows from town to town, she portrayed the dancers on stage and off, photographing their public performances as well as their private lives. Meiselas’ frank description of these women and the intimate…
Vintage: Canadian Brides by Yousuf Karsh (1930s)

Vintage: Canadian Brides by Yousuf Karsh (1930s)

Renowned Armenian–Canadian portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002) – one of the great portrait photographers of the 20th century by Time magazine and the Metropolitan Museum of Art – has a wide array of wedding photographs, particularly portraits of the bride. via Library and Archives Canada
Picturing Innovation: The First 100 Years at NASA Langley

Picturing Innovation: The First 100 Years at NASA Langley

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA, the Chrysler Museum mined the agency’s photographic archive, selecting pictures that highlight its rich history. With more than 100 images, the exhibition depicts many of Langley’s pioneering innovations—from pilots testing experimental planes, to engineers operating the facility’s famous wind tunnels, to astronauts preparing to take the first…
Mindaugas Gabrenas at Robin Rice Gallery

Mindaugas Gabrenas at Robin Rice Gallery

In this exhibition, Mindaugas Gabrenas invites us to reflect on the poetics of place through his lyrical and surrealist imagery. His hand-printed silver gelatin prints reveal abandoned regions, wild coasts and strange territories from Lithuania to Scotland to America. As a scientific innovator, he uses unique techniques and unconventional materials in order to create his whimsical, dream photos. In “Spinning…