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Biography: Portrait photographer Alvin Langdon Coburn

Biography: Portrait photographer Alvin Langdon Coburn

Alvin Langdon Coburn (1882 – 1966) was an early 20th-century photographer who became a key figure in the development of American pictorialism. He was greatly influenced by his mother, a keen amateur photographer, and began taking photographs at the age of eight. He travelled to England in 1899 with his mother and his cousin, F. Holland Day. Coburn developed substantial…
Vintage: Refugee Crisis Caused by World War II

Vintage: Refugee Crisis Caused by World War II

During World War II, the Nazis deported between seven and nine million Europeans, mostly to Germany. Within months of Germany’s surrender in May 1945, the Allies repatriated to their home countries more than six million displaced persons (DPs; wartime refugees). Between 1.5 million and two million DPs refused repatriation. Most Jewish survivors, who had survived concentration camps or had been…
Eugene Richards: The Run-On of Time

Eugene Richards: The Run-On of Time

For the past several decades, photographer Eugene Richards (American, b. 1944) has explored complicated subjects, including racism, poverty, emergency medicine, drug addiction, cancer, the American family, aging, the effects of war and terrorism, and the depopulation of rural America. His style is unflinching yet poetic, his photographs deeply rooted in the texture of lived experience. In his wide range of…
Biography: 19th Century photographer Esteban Gonnet

Biography: 19th Century photographer Esteban Gonnet

Esteban Gonnet (1829 – 1868) was a French photographer who emigrated to Argentina, where he focused his work as a photographer. Gonnet became a photographer after arriving in Buenos Aires in 1857. He was a surveyor, working with his cousin Hippolyte Gaillard, also a surveyor. Gonnet’s work reflected the rural lifetime and customs, showing the life and customs of aboriginal…
Historic B&W photos of Berlin, Germany (19th Century)

Historic B&W photos of Berlin, Germany (19th Century)

The Industrial Revolution transformed Berlin during the 19th century; the city’s economy and population expanded dramatically, and it became the main railway hub and economic centre of Germany. Additional suburbs soon developed and increased the area and population of Berlin. In 1861, neighboring suburbs including Wedding, Moabit and several others were incorporated into Berlin. In 1871, Berlin became capital of…
Rudi – Discovering the Weissenstein Archive

Rudi – Discovering the Weissenstein Archive

Rudi Weissenstein (1910 – 1992) was the most prominent chronicler of everyday life in the young state of Israel and his photographs are essential to understanding the country’s social history. Primarily taken between the 1930s and the 1970s, Weissenstein’s photographs capture a multifaceted Israel during the early years of its formation. After taking over Pri-Or PhotoHouse in Tel Aviv in…
Vintage: Washington DC in the mid-19th Century (1840s-1860s)

Vintage: Washington DC in the mid-19th Century (1840s-1860s)

In the 1830s, the District’s southern territory of Alexandria went into economic decline partly due to neglect by Congress. The city of Alexandria was a major market in the American slave trade, and pro-slavery residents feared that abolitionists in Congress would end slavery in the District, further depressing the economy. Alexandria’s citizens petitioned Virginia to take back the land it…
Biography: Civil War photographer Alexander Gardner

Biography: Civil War photographer Alexander Gardner

Alexander Gardner (1821 – 1882) was a Scottish photographer who immigrated to the United States in 1856, where he began to work full-time in that profession. He is best known for his photographs of the American Civil War, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, and the execution of the conspirators to Lincoln’s assassination. In 1850, he and his brother James travelled to…
Danny Lyon: Present Future

Danny Lyon: Present Future

For over 50 years Lyon has demonstrated a consistent engagement with social and political issues and concern for many of the people he photographed. The exhibition features vintage photographs from Silverman Museum Collection, some of which were featured in Lyon’s museum show. “I am proud to have represented Danny Lyon for over 35 years and to be able to exhibit…
Helmut Newton: Unseen

Helmut Newton: Unseen

Helmut Newton is represented by original prints in various formats from the three key genres of fashion, portraiture, and nudes. Selected from the foundation’s archive, they have for the most part not been previously shown. These complement Newton’s well-known work and include portraits of Jeremy Irons at the Ritz Hotel in London, Michael Gross at a swimming pool in Dortmund,…
Vintage: Dublin in the late 19th Century (1860s-1890s)

Vintage: Dublin in the late 19th Century (1860s-1890s)

Dublin, unlike Belfast in the north, did not experience the full effect of the industrial revolution and as a result, the number of unskilled unemployed was always high in the city. Industries like the Guinness brewery, Jameson Distillery, and Jacob’s biscuit factory provided the most stable employment. New working class suburbs grew up in Kilmainham and Inchicore around them. Another…
Rafael Rojas: Timeless

Rafael Rojas: Timeless

“Timeless” is an exclusive monograph of fine art photography in black and white of the city of Venice, by fine artist Rafael Rojas, Master Hasselblad 2014 photographer. The photographic plates contained in the book tackle the subject matter from an artistic and strongly personal point of view, with the aim of transcending a merely documentary photographic approach to Venice. The…
Massimiliano Camellini: Al di là dell’acqua

Massimiliano Camellini: Al di là dell’acqua

“Al di là dell’acqua” presents 14 artworks by the photographer Massimiliano Camellini. The exhibition is the result of a long-standing photographic project that took place over a period of four years and which examined the interiors of a large number of cargo ships belonging to the companies of various nations. Informed by the literary influences of Novecento by Alessandro Baricco,…
Vintage: Everyday Life of Seoul in Korean Empire (1900s)

Vintage: Everyday Life of Seoul in Korean Empire (1900s)

In the late 19th century, after hundreds of years of isolation, Seoul opened its gates to foreigners and began to modernize. Seoul became the first city in East Asia to have electricity, trolley cars, water, telephone, and telegraph systems all at the same time. Much of this was due to trade with foreign countries like France and United States. For…
Biography: 19th Century photographer Thereza Dillwyn Llewelyn

Biography: 19th Century photographer Thereza Dillwyn Llewelyn

Thereza Dillwyn Llewelyn (1834 – February 1926) was a Welsh astronomer and pioneer in scientific photography. Due to Llewelyn’s interest in astronomy, her father constructed an equatorial observatory at Penllergare Valley Woods for her sixteenth birthday. Llewelyn collaborated with her father in a number of astrophotographic experiments, including the production of some of the earliest photographs of the moon in…
Behind the Scenes Photos of Audrey Hepburn from ‘Sabrina’ in 1954

Behind the Scenes Photos of Audrey Hepburn from ‘Sabrina’ in 1954

Sabrina is a 1954 American romantic comedy film directed by Billy Wilder. Sabrina Fairchild (Audrey Hepburn) is the young daughter of the Larrabee family’s chauffeur, Thomas (John Williams), and she has been in love with David Larrabee (William Holden) all her life. David is an oft-married, idle playboy, crazy for women, who has never noticed Sabrina, much to her and…
The Dark Carnival: Portraits from the Endless Night

The Dark Carnival: Portraits from the Endless Night

For some, heaven will not be a perpetual dawn but rather an endless night – an eternity of the wild hours between dusk and sunrise.The Dark Carnival is a celebration of human beings given the rare space to play out their fantasy visions of themselves, the fleeting impressions of people dressed up for the glorious night caught in all their…
Josef Koudelka: Invasion, Exiles, Wall

Josef Koudelka: Invasion, Exiles, Wall

“When I left Czechoslovakia, I was discovering the world around me. What I needed most was to travel so that I could take photographs.” Josef Koudelka Prague, Wenceslas Square, August 22, 1968: An arm is thrust into the picture. The watch on its wrist indicates the time. In the days before, tanks of the Warsaw Pact had entered the city…