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Elaine Mayes: Haight-Ashbury: Portraits 1967-1968

Elaine Mayes: Haight-Ashbury: Portraits 1967-1968

Elaine Mayes (born 1936) was a young photographer living in San Francisco’s lively Haight-Ashbury District during the 1960s. She had photographed the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 and, later that year, during the waning days of the Summer of Love, embarked on a set of portraits of youth culture in her neighborhood. By that time, the hippie movement had turned…
Magnum Photos: The Misfits

Magnum Photos: The Misfits

“Magnum Photos. The Misfits” in the project room of the Helmut Newton Foundation is the second parallel exhibition to the extensive main exhibition “HOLLYWOOD” on the museum’s upper level. With “The Misfits”, we look back to an important era of major film productions. Arthur Miller’s play was filmed by John Huston in 1960 with a star-studded cast, and nearly all…
Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Thuringia, Germany (1890s)

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

The modern German black-red-gold tricolour flag’s first appearance anywhere in a German-ethnicity sovereign state, within what today comprises Germany, occurred in 1778 as the state flag of the Principality of Reuss-Greiz, a defunct principality in the modern state’s borders. Some reordering of the Thuringian states occurred during the German Mediatisation from 1795 to 1814, and the territory was included within…
Vintage: Old Cincinnati Library

Vintage: Old Cincinnati Library

In 1874 the project of the “Old Main” Public Library was completed at 629 Vine Street with a capacity capable of holding close to 300,000 books. The interior was designed by J.W. McLaughlin and contrasted the bleak exterior of the library, by featuring checkered marble flooring, cast iron book alcoves, skylights and spiral staircases stretching stories high. At the entrance…
Jay Dusard: Cowboy with a Camera

Jay Dusard: Cowboy with a Camera

Etherton Gallery is excited to welcome visitors to see the work of one of the most influential photographers of the American West, Jay Dusard, in our new summer show, Jay Dusard: Cowboy with a Camera. Cowboy with a Camera features a selection of monumental scale, cowboy portraits most of which were made during 1980-1982. In 1981, Jay Dusard was awarded…
Vintage: Historic B&W photos of County Cork, Ireland (1890s)

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

In the early 17th century, the townland of Leamcon (near Schull) was a pirate stronghold, and pirates traded easily in Baltimore and Whiddy Island. In the 19th century, Cork was a centre for the Fenians and for the constitutional nationalism of the Irish Parliamentary Party, from 1910 that of the All-for-Ireland Party. The county was a hotbed of guerrilla activity…
Roger A Deakins: BYWAYS

Roger A Deakins: BYWAYS

This is the first monograph by the legendary Oscar-winning cinematographer Sir Roger Deakins, best known for his collaborations with directors such as the Coen brothers, Sam Mendes and Denis Villeneuve. It includes previously unpublished black-and-white photographs spanning five decades, from 1971 to the present. After graduating from college Deakins spent a year photographing life in rural North Devon, in South…
Vintage: “Black Tuesday”, October 29, 1929

Vintage: “Black Tuesday”, October 29, 1929

Selling intensified in mid-October. On October 24, “Black Thursday”, the market lost 11% of its value at the opening bell on very heavy trading. The huge volume meant that the report of prices on the ticker tape in brokerage offices around the nation was hours late, and so investors had no idea what most stocks were trading for. Several leading…
Tod Papageorge: “The Beaches 1975-1981”

Tod Papageorge: “The Beaches 1975-1981”

Danziger Gallery L.A. is pleased to present the first showing of Tod Papageorge’s photographs taken in the late seventies and early eighties of Los Angeles beachgoers. An early participant in the American school of street photography Tod Papageorge’s path has taken him from the streets of New York to the capitals of Europe, from black and white to color, and…
Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Bernese Oberland, Switzerland (1890s)

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

In 1729, Albrecht von Haller published the poem Die Alpen about his travels through the alpine regions. This combined with other reports and alpine paintings started the tourism industry in the Bernese Oberland. By 1800 there were resorts on Lake Thun and Lake Brienz (especially at Interlaken between the two lakes). Shortly thereafter the resorts expanded into the alpine valleys…
Josef Koudelka: Industries

Josef Koudelka: Industries

Josef Koudelka started using a camera in panoramic format in 1986 while participating in the photographic mission of the DATAR, whose objective was to “represent the French landscape of the 1980s”. He thus crisscrossed France, then the entire world, to take stock of modern humanity’s influence on the landscape. This exhibition gathers 40 panoramic photographs that bear witness to major…
Pierre Fatumbi Verger: United States of America 1934 & 1937

Pierre Fatumbi Verger: United States of America 1934 & 1937

Pierre Fatumbi Verger is considered one of the most outstanding photographers of the twentieth century as well as a recognized researcher in the field of African Diaspora and religion studies. Verger traveled to the United States of America in 1934 and 1937, during the Great Depression, producing a collection of stunning images that document the national symbols that configure American…
David Katzenstein: RITUAL

David Katzenstein: RITUAL

These photographs by David Katzenstein emerged from his lifelong artistic journey as a visual chronicler of humanity. His mission led him to travel to many parts of the world to experience other cultures and peoples firsthand, capturing images that relate to the themes he is drawn to. In the process, he came to be fascinated by rituals. The book contains…
Vintage: WorldWar1 submarine U-118 at Hastings (1919)

Vintage: WorldWar1 submarine U-118 at Hastings (1919)

U-118 was to be transferred to France, but while in tow from Harwich to Brest, in company with UB-121, in the early hours of 15 April 1919, she broke tow in a storm, and ran aground on the beach at Hastings in Sussex at approximately 00:45, directly in front of the Queens Hotel. Initially, there were attempts to displace the…
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…