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William Klein: Afrique

William Klein: Afrique

In 1963, Klein traveled to Africa on assignment for the British men’s magazine, Town, and the Weekly Telegraph. From Dakar to Niger to Senegal, Klein made photographs with his bold inimitable style. Some of the images were published, but most remained as negatives and slides in storage and were never printed or exhibited to the public. The work was recently…
James Nachtwey

James Nachtwey

Gowen is honoured to present James Nachtwey’s first solo exhibition at the gallery featuring a selection of his historical photographs from the 1980s onward. These iconic images serve both as a collective memory and as a meditative journey into the human soul. This is the very first exhibition of Nachtwey’s work in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Since 1981, James…
Vintage: Historic B&W photos of County Kerry, Ireland (1890s)

Vintage: Historic B&W photos of County Kerry, Ireland (1890s)

In the 17th and 18th centuries Kerry became increasingly populated by poor tenant farmers, who came to rely on the potato as their main food source. As a result, when the potato crop failed in 1845, Kerry was very hard hit by the Great Irish Famine of 1845–49. In the wake of the famine, many thousands of poor farmers emigrated…
Susan Meiselas: Mediations

Susan Meiselas: Mediations

The exhibition Susan Meiselas . Mediations is the first retrospective in Germany of the Magnum photographer’s over 50-year oeuvre—from her early portraits of neighbors to intimate shots of strippers to her iconic photographs from crisis and war zones. „How do you work as a photographer? There’s always this uncomfortable, unequal balance of power. How do you break that down? How…
Timurtaş Onan: İstanbul Timeless

Timurtaş Onan: İstanbul Timeless

Timurtaş Onan, who is considered as one of the important representatives of contemporary fine art photography, has published his new book ‘Istanbul Timeless’. The book includes 120 black and white photographs of the artist. ‘Istanbul Timeless’ is the third of Onan’s five-book series dedicated to Istanbul. The first two books are ‘Istanbul Against All Odds’ (2018) and ‘IstanbulCity of Strange…
Donna Ferrato: Holy

Donna Ferrato: Holy

Daniel Cooney Fine Art announces our first and very timely solo exhibition of photographs and unique collages by the feminist activist artist Donna Ferrato. Celebrated for her notorious photographs of domestic violence that were published in her iconic book “Living With The Enemy” (Aperture, 1991) Ferrato has photographed the complex lives of women for over 50 years. The exhibition proudly…
Vintage: Interiors of North German Lloyd ships (1890s)

Vintage: Interiors of North German Lloyd ships (1890s)

The German shipping company North German Lloyd (NDL) was founded by the Bremen merchants Hermann Henrich Meier and Eduard Crüsemann on 20 February 1857, after the dissolution of the Ocean Steam Navigation Company, a joint German-American enterprise. The new shipping company had no association with the British maritime classification society Lloyd’s Register; in the mid-19th century, “Lloyd” was used as…
Herlinde Koelbl: Angela Merkel. Portraits 1991–2021

Herlinde Koelbl: Angela Merkel. Portraits 1991–2021

When Angela Merkel’s tenure as German chancellor came to a close in autumn 2021, it also marked the end of a project for Herlinde Koelbl that is without parallel in her own or any other photographer’s oeuvre. For three decades, the artist took, at regular intervals, the portrait of someone who became one of the most powerful politicians in the…
Jon Lowenstein: South Side

Jon Lowenstein: South Side

Jon Lowenstein’s photographs show that photos are not stuck in a single moment, but can reveal a long and deeply felt story. His is a slow process built over decades. The documentary photographer’s themes are social injustice, racism, and systemic violence. With each project he develops deep, decades-long ties to the communities that he documents. His work on the situation…
Vintage: Princess May aground on Sentinel Island (1910)

Vintage: Princess May aground on Sentinel Island (1910)

On 5 August 1910, Princess May, having departed from Skagway under the command of Captain MacLeod with 80 passengers, 68 crew, and a shipment of gold, was proceeding south down Lynn Canal in heavy fog. At a speed of about 10 knots (19 km/h), the ship ran aground on rocks near the north end of Sentinel Island, where there was…
Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Helgoland, Germany (1890s)

Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Helgoland, Germany (1890s)

In 1826, Heligoland became a seaside spa and soon turned into a popular tourist resort for the European upper class. The island attracted artists and writers, especially from Germany and Austria who apparently enjoyed the comparatively liberal atmosphere, including Heinrich Heine and August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben. More vitally it was a refuge for revolutionaries of the 1830s and the…
Vintage: Cliff House in San Francisco (1900s)

Vintage: Cliff House in San Francisco (1900s)

In 1896, Adolph Sutro rebuilt the Cliff House from the ground up as a seven-story Victorian chateau, called by some “the Gingerbread Palace”, below his estate on the bluffs of Sutro Heights. This was the same year work began on the Sutro Baths in a small cove immediately north of the restaurant. The baths included six of the large indoor…
George Tice: Lifework

George Tice: Lifework

“It takes the passage of time before an image of a commonplace subject can be assessed. The great difficulty of what I attempt is seeing beyond the moment; the everydayness of life gets in the way of the eternal.” – George Tice The gallery’s current exhibition is a tribute to the lifework of George Tice, including many vintage prints of…
Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Tessin, Switzerland (1890s)

Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Tessin, Switzerland (1890s)

In the early 19th century, the contemporary Franco-Danish scholar Conrad Malte-Brun stated that: “The canton of Tesino [Ticino] is the poorest, and the people the most ignorant of any in Switzerland. The finest silk in the district is obtained at Lugano, a small town situated on the banks of a lake.” Until 1878 the three largest cities, Bellinzona, Lugano and…
Sebastião Salgado: Master Works + Amazônia

Sebastião Salgado: Master Works + Amazônia

Robert Klein Gallery is pleased to announce concurrent exhibitions: Master Works and Amazônia. Join us Wednesday, May 25th 5-7pm for a reception with the artist at Leica Gallery Boston to view “Master Works”, a selection of Salgado’s seminal photographs from the 1980’s to the present. Additionally, Robert Klein Gallery Newbury Street debuts “Amazônia” a 7 year project documenting the threatened,…
Paolo Gasparini: Field of Images

Paolo Gasparini: Field of Images

Paolo Gasparini is the photographer who has best portrayed the cultural tensions and contradictions of the South American continent. His images convey the harsh social reality faced by a region whose cultural authenticity is unquestionable, and where the past and local traditions parley with a clumsily imposed modernity. Gasparini creates an oeuvre with its own visual language that always seems…
Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany (1890s)

Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany (1890s)

Contrary to the hopes of German Schleswig-Holsteiners, the area did not gain its independence, but was annexed as a province of Prussia in 1867. Also following the Austro-Prussian War in 1866, section five of the Peace of Prague stipulated that the people of Northern Schleswig would be consulted in a referendum on whether to remain under Prussian rule or return…
Tomasz Gudzowaty: SUMO

Tomasz Gudzowaty: SUMO

The Polish photographer and filmmaker Tomasz Gudzowaty is actually known for his perfection – clear compositions, precisely chosen image frames, carefully considered down to the last detail. However, the approach to his Sumo series is completely different. For his photographic tribute to the Japanese national sport Sumō, Gudzowaty confronts his subject with the rebellious aesthetic of ‘are-bure-bokeh,’ which means rough,…
Gordon Parks in Pittsburgh, 1944/1946

Gordon Parks in Pittsburgh, 1944/1946

Gordon Parks in Pittsburgh, 1944/1946 is an exhibition that offers an in-depth presentation of Gordon Parks’s (American, 1912–2006) photographs of the Penola, Inc. grease plant in Pittsburgh and its workers who supplied essential goods to US troops during World War II. This examination of an important chapter in Parks’s landmark career features more than 50 photographs that have not yet…