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Elisabetta Gatti: Migration

Elisabetta Gatti: Migration

By the end of November, Milan Central Railroad Station becomes the meeting point for starlings preparing to migrate. But the show lasts just a couple of days, and you have to be ready. The first sign is when you start seeing some coming here from the parks of the town. At the beginning, they are just small groups, but in…
David Maisel: Proving Ground

David Maisel: Proving Ground

David Maisel’s (born 1961) Proving Ground comprises aerial and on-site photographs made at Dugway Proving Ground, a classified military site covering nearly 800,000 acres in Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert. A primary mission of Dugway is to develop, test and implement chemical and biological weaponry and defense programs. After more than a decade of inquiry, Maisel was granted access to…
Patrick Desgraupes: Unveiled Memories

Patrick Desgraupes: Unveiled Memories

Sometimes Time seems to freeze. A deep sense of harmony and “déjà vu” can fill us. The impression of being inhabited by a sudden level of consciousness. Silence fills the space and becomes palpable. But silence, perhaps, is only the resonance of forgotten memories, and the veil, a manifestation of the persistence of this vision. Patrick Desgraupes is a French…
Hampus Danielsson: Sweet Dreams

Hampus Danielsson: Sweet Dreams

What is a nightmare? Paralyzed by fear in the middle of the night, what is the culprit? Trauma, poor health, lousy self care, a malfunction of the amygdala (the part of your brain responsible for controlling anger and fear) or something much more ominous? Are these bumps in the night the product of Rapid Eye Movement, or a visit from…
Fluence. The Continuance of Yohjl Yamamoto by Takay

Fluence. The Continuance of Yohjl Yamamoto by Takay

In his latest book, Takay presents photographs that pay homage to the creative power and style of the great Japanese designer, Yohji Yamamoto. Fluence was shot primarily in Tokyo, Japan. In it, Takay has captured the magic and mystery of artistic forces and his native country. The images in Fluence are shot in black and white which punctuate the subject…
Matthew Tuffield: Shapes of Architecture

Matthew Tuffield: Shapes of Architecture

Exploring Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne recently on my holidays with my camera and trusty tripod, enabled me to capture, with long exposure techniques, the most amazing and unique architectural designs Australia has to offer. The shapes, textures and design elements, mixed with perfect weather, helped me to create some of the beautiful long-exposure fine art photographs in this collection. The…
Lead Belly: A Life in Pictures

Lead Belly: A Life in Pictures

This is a new edition of Lead Belly: A Life in Pictures, the rich visual biography of legendary American folk musician Lead Belly, originally published by Steidl in 2007. Here is a treasure trove of rare photographs, news clippings, concert programs, personal correspondence (including letters from Woody Guthrie), record albums, awards and other memorabilia, some of which was discovered in…
Ted Witek: Power of Femininity

Ted Witek: Power of Femininity

Ted Witek was born and raised in the United States (Connecticut) and has since lived in Germany, Portugal and Canada. He now resides in Toronto and Lisbon. Having the artistic good fortune to travel widely, his photographs illustrate several chapters of his life. Ted’s work displays a unique visual curiosity and the ability to capture what might otherwise be passed…
Robert Adams: Summer Nights, Walking

Robert Adams: Summer Nights, Walking

In the mid-1970s, Robert Adams began recording nocturnal scenes near his former home in Longmont, Colorado. Illuminated by moonlight and streetlamp, suburban houses, roads, sidewalks and fields seemed transfigured. 25 years after first publishing a sequence of these pictures in 1985 as Summer Nights, he revisited his project, amending its title and completely re-editing its contents to create a more…
Han Shun Zhou: Frenetic City at Kickstarter

Han Shun Zhou: Frenetic City at Kickstarter

Frenetic City is photobook that lets you experience the intensity and chaotic environment in one of the most densely populated cities in the world. This monograph consists of elaborated photographs of overpopulated city landscapes, depicting density, loneliness and loose of identity, created in the streets of Hong Kong from 2014 to 2019. With a population of over 7 million but…
Analogien: Bernd & Hilla Becher, Peter Weller, August Sander

Analogien: Bernd & Hilla Becher, Peter Weller, August Sander

Remarkable pictures and sources of inspiration for Bernd and Hilla Becher are the focus of the presentation and at the same time enter into a dialogue with selected works by the photographer couple. The photographs of Peter Weller (b.1868 in Hommelsberg, d.1940 in Düsseldorf) and August Sander (b.1876 in Herdorf, d.1964 in Cologne) already inspired Bechers in the 1960s. While…
Michigan’s Great Lakes: Photographs by Jeff Gaydash

Michigan’s Great Lakes: Photographs by Jeff Gaydash

Photographs of Michigan’s sprawling coastlines are the focus of a new exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), Michigan’s Great Lakes: Photographs by Jeff Gaydash open from November 16, 2019 through May 3, 2020. In his images of Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan and Superior as well as Lake St. Clair and the Detroit and St. Clair Rivers, Gaydash’s large,…
Leonard Freed: Police Work

Leonard Freed: Police Work

Magnum photographer Leonard Freed worked alongside the New York police for several years, documenting the gritty reality of life on the beat at a notorious time of soaring crime and great social unrest, with the city near bankruptcy. Of his near-decade with the police department, Freed observed that “What I saw were average people doing a sometimes boring, sometimes corrupting,…
Ida Wyman: Ida Wyman: Life With A Camera

Ida Wyman: Ida Wyman: Life With A Camera

Ida Wyman was one of the defining artists of early street photography that helped shape how we look at our world. Wyman’s photographic vignettes of life in urban centers and small towns in the United States, taken during the mid-twentieth century, illuminate the historical moment while providing a deeply humanist perspective on her subjects. The daughter of Jewish immigrants from…
Justyna Badach: Asymmetric Warfare

Justyna Badach: Asymmetric Warfare

Asymmetric Warfare presents the work of Justyna Badach, who examines how modern-day military propaganda shapes our perceptions of war and conflict. The exhibition presents work from two ongoing projects: Land of Epic Battles and Proxy War, in which Badach uses her computer as a camera to capture screen shots from ISIS recruitment films and the devastation resulting from the “War…
Photographs from the Berlin University of the Arts 1850

Photographs from the Berlin University of the Arts 1850

Paragons Afterimages, the exhibition title refers to correlations between images, but also their production, referring to the connections between images and a method of using existing images to produce new ones. In the art schools of the 19th and early 20th centuries, photographs served as models or paragons and were employed purely for teaching purposes. Budding artists used photographic templates…
Henri Cartier-Bresson: Le Grand Jeu

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Le Grand Jeu

Cartier-Bresson by Cartier-Bresson: the photographer’s “master set” survey of his career, presented for the first time alongside selections by Annie Leibovitz, Wim Wenders and others In the early 1970s, at the request of his friends and collectors John and Dominique Menil, Henri Cartier-Bresson went through the thousands of prints in his archives with the idea of choosing the most important…
Toni Schneiders: Schaut Her!

Toni Schneiders: Schaut Her!

Toni Schneiders is one of Germany’s defining photographers. Within the context of the group fotoform and the subjective photography movement, he significantly contributed to the renewal and expansion of the post-1945 avant-garde photographers’ visual language. In his immediate surroundings in the foothills of the Alps and on worldwide trips, Toni Schneiders captured striking moments of reality and life in photographs,…
PROOF: Photography in the Era of the Contact Sheet

PROOF: Photography in the Era of the Contact Sheet

For much of the 20th century, contact sheets (also called proof sheets) were vital to the practice of photography. The rising popularity of roll film encouraged more and more exposures; the best frame would be chosen later. The photographer first saw positive images on the contact sheet, which was marked up for printing and served as a lasting reference. Digital…
Dawoud Bey at Rena Bransten Gallery

Dawoud Bey at Rena Bransten Gallery

Rena Bransten Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of photographer Dawoud Bey, coinciding with the opening of his retrospective Dawoud Bey: An American Project at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on February 15, 2020 and traveling to the High Museum and the Whitney Museum. The gallery exhibition brings together four distinct bodies of work: Harlem, U.S.A, Black-and-White…