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The Way We Were: The Photography of Julian Wasser

The Way We Were: The Photography of Julian Wasser

This long-overdue monograph presents an astonishing panorama of a bygone Los Angeles from photographer Julian Wasser. Some of the images are very well known–Joan Didion leaning against a Corvette Stingray in Hollywood, 1968; Marcel Duchamp playing chess at his seminal 1963 Pasadena exhibition–while many others, such as Barbara Hershey and David Carradine in bed in their Laurel Canyon house, Jack…
Interview with Alternative Process photographer Miho Kajioka

Interview with Alternative Process photographer Miho Kajioka

I was born in 1973 in Okayama, Japan, and at 18 moved to California, where I studied at the San Francisco Art Institute. I began there as a painting major, but little by little turned to photography. I finished by fine arts degree at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Upon graduation, I returned to Japan and became a journalist, producing TV…
Bangladesh’s Third Gender

Bangladesh’s Third Gender

Bangladeshi photographer Shahria Sharmin grew up believing that Hijras — individuals who were designated male at birth but adopted feminine gender roles later in life — were “less than human.” Their physical appearance, their behavior and their general way of life, she explains, set them apart in her country’s conservative society. The Hijras constitute a community referred to as the…
Interview with Wet-Plate Collodion / Landscape photographer Ben Nixon

Interview with Wet-Plate Collodion / Landscape photographer Ben Nixon

Ben Nixon creates landscapes of extraordinary beauty through the unwieldy nineteenth-century wet-plate collodion process, a hands-on photographic technique that offers the artist tight control of materials and yet invites serendipitous visual irregularities influenced by conditions in the field. Nixon avoids photographing recognizable landscapes, transforming non-iconic terrain into mysterious, intriguing worlds. Nixon prefers older technologies so that he can slow down…
Biography: Paul Strand

Biography: Paul Strand

Paul Strand (1890 – 1976). When he was 17 years old, he began taking photography courses, studying under famed photographer Lewis Hine. During his training, Strand also became acquainted with Alfred Stieglitz, whose 291 Gallery in New York provided inspiration for Strand and other aspiring modernist photographers and artists. A turning point in his career came in 1915 when he…
Shanghai postcards from 1930s

Shanghai postcards from 1930s

For centuries a major administrative, shipping, and trading town, Shanghai grew in importance in the 19th century due to European recognition of its favorable port location and economic potential. The city was one of five opened to foreign trade following the British victory over China in the First Opium War while the subsequent 1842 Treaty of Nanking and 1844 Treaty…
Elliott Erwitt: Double Platinum

Elliott Erwitt: Double Platinum

Beetles and Huxley are delighted to present Elliott Erwitt: Double Platinum, an exhibition of work by the celebrated photographer, timed to coincide with his receipt of the Outstanding Contribution to Photography award by the World Photography Organisation, as well as the reopening of the newly expanded Beetles and Huxley gallery space on Swallow Street, W1. Indulging the photographer’s notorious partiality…
Swedish life in the 1930s

Swedish life in the 1930s

Einar Erici was a skilful amateur photographer. His main motifs were churches and church organs, according to his field of science. The photos were taken during the first half of the 20th century on his travels across Sweden. Most of them are from the provinces of Gotland and Uppland. However, main focus of the set will be on another and…
Biography: Landscape photographer David Fokos

Biography: Landscape photographer David Fokos

David Fokos was born in 1960 in Baltimore, MD and currently lives in San Diego, CA. Using an 85-year old 8×10 view camera, world-renowned artist David Fokos has been photographing the landscape for over 30 years. Often working 100 hours or more to craft a single image, his elegant black and white images have been lauded as masterpieces of minimalism.…
Yusuf Sevincli: Good Dog

Yusuf Sevincli: Good Dog

Yusuf Sevincli’s book Good Dog made as a tribute to the legendary Daido Moriyama’s 1971 image Stray Dog but it is also the locals’ nickname for the neighborhood in Istanbul in which Sevincli lives. I love the scratched-up blown-out surface, the nearly dead cockroach, a punk’s shredded tights and a fly on a super-grainy window. It has stark, raw images…
Warsaw’s First Photographers. Beyer, Brandel, Fajans

Warsaw’s First Photographers. Beyer, Brandel, Fajans

Portraits of 19th-century Warsaw, captured by three pioneers of Polish photography – Karol Beyer, Maksymilian Fajans and Konrad Brandel – are to be exhibited at Ks. Jan Twardowski square until 18th October, 2015. The exhibition will showcase the oldest photographs of Warsaw, primarily showing the Royal Route – from Three Crosses Square up to Castle Square and the area of…
Interview with Black and White Documentary photographer Jo Farrell

Interview with Black and White Documentary photographer Jo Farrell

Jo Farrell is an award-winning black and white photographer and cultural anthropologist. Born in London, England she has been based in Hong Kong for the past seven years. Her photography work focuses on traditions and cultures that are dying out, including the project “Living History: Bound Feet Women of China.” She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her…
The Days of Prohibition

The Days of Prohibition

Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the sale, production, importation, and transportation of alcoholic beverages that remained in place from 1920 to 1933. It was promoted by “dry” crusaders movement, led by rural Protestants and social Progressives in the Democratic and Republican parties, and was coordinated by the Anti-Saloon League, and the Woman’s Christian Temperance…
Broken Glass-Plate Portraits from Romania (1940s)

Broken Glass-Plate Portraits from Romania (1940s)

Amazing collection of broken glass-plate portraits by Romanian photographer Costică Acsinte. Costică Acsinte was born 4th of July, 1897 in a small village called Perieți, Ialomița County, Costică Acsinte fought in WWI. Despite his formation as a pilot, he was a official war photographer till 15th of June, 1920. As soon as the war was over he opened a studio…
Subtle and evocative portraits of Women

Subtle and evocative portraits of Women

The Belgian Alain Daussin, who was born in Gembloux (Belgium) started photography studies in 1977 in a school of the City of Brussels. After three years, he entered the labour market. But he was soon discovered by the “Photo” magazine (France), and his pictures were published under the heading ‘young talent’. From that time on, he worked for lots of…
Interview with Black and White photographer Camille Renée Devid

Interview with Black and White photographer Camille Renée Devid

Camille’s work is influenced by her international background and experience, having lived in Curacao, France and Spain. Currently she is based in Amsterdam. In September 2014, her first book My Other Side (Grey Matters 5) was published by Schilt Publishing. In November she got selected as one of the New Dutch talents of 2015. 1. How and when did you…
COR WAS HERE

COR WAS HERE

COR WAS HERE is a special exhibition devoted to the photographer Cor Jaring, curated by the long-time admirer and photographer Sander Troelstra, who is generations younger. Cor Jaring worked his way up from dockworker to internationally-famed photographer, and photographed life as an adventure, with his own personality as a prime example. The exhibition includes a great deal of hitherto undiscovered…
Paul Strand – Photography and Film for the 20th Century

Paul Strand – Photography and Film for the 20th Century

Fotomuseum Winterthur presents the first major retrospective in Europe of the work of Paul Strand (1890 – 1976), one of the great modernist photographers of the twentieth century. Drawing from a recent major acquisition of 3,000 prints by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the exhibition shows the evolution of Strand’s work over six dec-ades. It reveals the multiplicity of his…