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Yo! The early days of Hip Hop 1982-84: Photography by Sophie Bramly

Yo! The early days of Hip Hop 1982-84: Photography by Sophie Bramly

This book features many stunning and intimate images of a star-studded roll call of legendary hip-hop figures, many of whom were just relatively known at the time, and while all in their ascendency – including Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmixer DST, Jazzy Jay, Red Alert, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Kurtis Blow, Lisa Lee, the Fat Boys, Run-DMC, Beastie Boys & many…
Ruven Afanador Torero Exhibit

Ruven Afanador Torero Exhibit

Throckmorton Fine Art is pleased to present its fifth exhibition of the photography of Colombian-born Ruven Afanador. This exhibit commemorates the second edition of the artist’s celebrated book, Torero. (Torero is the Spanish word for bullfighter.) While Afanador is an internationally acclaimed portrait and fashion photographer, he is also a fine artist. He has selected forty photographs from his work…
Ragnar Axelsson: Where the world is melting

Ragnar Axelsson: Where the world is melting

“A letter to the future: Okjökull is the first Icelandic glacier to lose its status as a glacier. It is anticipated that, in the next 200 years, all our glaciers will go the same way. This memorial intends to demonstrate that we know what is happening and what needs to be done. Only you know whether we have done it”.…
Laurent Baheux: The Family Album of Wild Africa

Laurent Baheux: The Family Album of Wild Africa

Many have tried to convey the true spirit of Africa’s animals in words, photography, or in music. There may be no challenge greater; Africa’s fauna are vast in number and rich in diversity. In this finely crafted collection, French photographer Laurent Baheux uses the medium of black-and-white photography to capture the intricate details of both the wondrous beasts and the…
Thomas Barrow: The Automobile

Thomas Barrow: The Automobile

During the mid-1960s, Thomas Barrow studied with Aaron Siskind at the Institute of Design in Chicago. While there he completed a visual study comprised of 115 photographs entitled, The Automobile. This series formed his thesis project and examined the role of cars in American culture. The series presented three individual yet connecting sections, which follow the automobile from display in…
Susan Meiselas: Carnival Strippers

Susan Meiselas: Carnival Strippers

From 1972 to 1975, Susan Meiselas spent her summers photographing women who performed striptease for small-town carnivals in New England, Pennsylvania and South Carolina. As she followed the shows from town to town, she captured the dancers on stage and off, their public performances as well as their private lives, creating a portrait both documentary and empathetic: “The recognition of…
Paul Hart: Reclaimed

Paul Hart: Reclaimed

Paul Hart s new book ‘Reclaimed’ concludes his three-part series on The Fens in the UK. The first two books ‘Farmed’ (2016) and ‘Drained’ (2018) have received several international awards and considerable critical acclaim. In 2018 work from the series was awarded the inaugural Wolf Suschitzky Photography Prize (Austria/UK) and in 2019 it was shortlisted for the Hariban Award (Japan).…
Mario Giacomelli – Figure/Ground

Mario Giacomelli – Figure/Ground

Mario Giacomelli (1925-2000) was born into poverty and lived his entire life in Senigallia, a seaside town along the Adriatic coast in Italy’s Marche region. He purchased his first camera in 1953 and quickly gained recognition for the raw expressiveness of his images. His preference for grainy, high-contrast film and paper produced bold, geometric compositions with glowing whites and deep…
Maxime Crozet: Iraq, beyond the shores

Maxime Crozet: Iraq, beyond the shores

From the banks of the Tigris and the Euphrates, from the Chatt-el-Arab (“The Arabian shore”) to the mountains of Kurdistan, Iraq, after 30 years of disaster, is today facing many social, economic and political issues, the continuing security threats and growing ecological challenges. From beyond the shores … these are the murmurs of hope and uncertainty, sometimes of spite, of…
HELMUT NEWTON. LEGACY

HELMUT NEWTON. LEGACY

31 October 2021 marks the opening of the expansive retrospective exhibition “HELMUT NEWTON. LEGACY” at the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin. Originally scheduled to coincide with the photographer’s 100th birthday, it was postponed for a year due to the pandemic. Visitors can now look forward to seeing not only Helmut Newton’s many iconic images, but also a number of surprises.…
Oliver Stegmann: CIRCUS NOIR

Oliver Stegmann: CIRCUS NOIR

Extract from the essay «Behind the scenes» by Thomas Wiegand Circus – isn’t that a tent full of stereotypes about freedom, adventure and romance? A spellbound, excited, guffawing audience, bright-eyed children staring in wonder, the roll of drums and a brass band playing lively music, intrepid acrobats in colourful costumes performing aerial feats high above the ring and garishly made-up…
Paolo Gasparini

Paolo Gasparini

The exhibition Paolo Gasparini. Field of Images provides a comprehensive overview of the artist’s career, focusing not only on his photography but also another of his main expressive supports, the photobook, a crucial narrative mechanism for defining the history of photography in Latin America. His six decades as a photographer offer a broad itinerary through several mutating cityscapes: Caracas, Havana,…
Anja Niemi: The Rider Vol. 1

Anja Niemi: The Rider Vol. 1

A woman stands turned away from us, dressed in classic black dressage pants – hair gently gathered under her helmet by a hairnet. The sleeves of her white blouse are rolled up, torso slightly arched, shoulders together. Her leather riding boots are securely grounded beneath her, preparing to confront the dark void ahead. The Rider Vol. 1 is an ideological…
Gordon Parks: Pittsburgh Grease Plant, 1944/46

Gordon Parks: Pittsburgh Grease Plant, 1944/46

By 1944, Gordon Parks had established himself as a photographer who freely navigated the fields of press and commercial photography, with an unparalleled humanist perspective. That year, Roy Stryker–the former Farm Security Administration official who was now heading the public relations department for the Standard Oil Company (New Jersey)–commissioned Parks to travel to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to document the Penola, Inc.…
Barbara Niggl Radloff: Intimate Distance

Barbara Niggl Radloff: Intimate Distance

Artist Barbara Niggl Radloff (1936–2010), after spending her youth surrounded by the ruins of the Second World War, discovered photography, seeing in it the ideal medium to document the story of the people of post-war Munich and the stark reality of their lives. Niggl Radloff left behind an impressive body of work from her early career as a photojournalist and…
Female Perspectives from Vivian Maier to Barbara Klemm

Female Perspectives from Vivian Maier to Barbara Klemm

“Female perspectives from Vivian Maier to Barbara Klemm” showcases works by nine female artists from the Art Collection Deutsche Börse. The presented contemporaries of Evelyn Hofer are Diane Arbus, Sibylle Bergemann, Barbara Klemm, Ute Mahler, Vivian Maier, Susan Meiselas, Helga Paris, Mimi Plumb and Christine Spengler. Their photographs from the second half of the 20th century are documenting people in…
Chris Killip: Skinningrove

Chris Killip: Skinningrove

Of all Chris Killip’s bodies of work, the photographs he made between 1982 and 1984 in the village of Skinningrove on the north-east coast of England are perhaps his most intimate and encompassing―of the community he photographed and of himself. “Like a lot of tight-knit fishing communities, it could be hostile to strangers, especially one with a camera,” Killip recalled,…
Three Magnum Women Cristina Garcia Rodero, Eve Arnold, Inge Morath

Three Magnum Women Cristina Garcia Rodero, Eve Arnold, Inge Morath

Eve Arnold was the first woman to enter the Magnum agency in 1951 and became a full member in 1957, Inge Morath would later join in 1953, gaining full membership in 1955, and Cristina García Rodero would join in 2005 and become a full member in 2009. This exhibition is a tribute to these three photographers who’s individual practices have…
Ian Berry: The English and Beyond

Ian Berry: The English and Beyond

Aperture Gallery is delighted to present Ian Berry: The English and Beyond as the second exhibition in the gallery. Ian Berry is one of the most celebrated photo journalists in the UK, and has been a member of the international photographers’ agency Magnum since 1962. In this exhibition, we revisit The English, one of his most famous works from the…