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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…
Henry Leutwyler: Misty Copeland

Henry Leutwyler: Misty Copeland

Henry Leutwyler is certainly no stranger to the art of ballet―for many years he photographed on stage and behind the scenes at the New York City Ballet, culminating in his book Ballet, since published by Steidl in two editions. Yet Misty Copeland pushes Leutwyler’s vision into a new direction: neither a strict portrait of the renowned ballerina nor a mere…
How She Sees: Several Exceptional Women Photographers 1919 – 1970

How She Sees: Several Exceptional Women Photographers 1919 – 1970

Inspired by exhibition: The New Women Behind The Camera, the current exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art jointly curated with the National Gallery of Art, How She Sees: Several Exceptional Women Photographers 1919 – 1970, seeks to highlight several female artists that all made significant contributions to the field of fine art photography and the art world as a…
Georgy Petrusov: Selected Photographs, 1930s-1940s

Georgy Petrusov: Selected Photographs, 1930s-1940s

One of the most prominent pioneers of Soviet photography, Petrusov (1903–1971) was instrumental in documenting major accomplishments in Soviet industry, architecture, sport, and culture. Our exhibition includes works representative of the artist’s striking experimental style, which was characterized by both structured compositions and fresh new perspectives. For example, in his View from Maxim Gorky Airplane (the Derzhprom), 1930, Petrusov shoots…
Dawoud Bey: Street Portraits

Dawoud Bey: Street Portraits

Stephen Daiter Gallery is pleased to present Dawoud Bey: Street Portraits. This exhibition coincides with the recent publication on the same series, Street Portraits by Dawoud Bey published by MACK (London, 2021). In the late 1980s, Bey began making portraits in his Brooklyn, Rochester, and Washington D.C. communities. This series marked the first time in which Bey transitioned from a…
Mike Smith: Streets of Boston

Mike Smith: Streets of Boston

This month, British publisher Stanley/Barker is releasing Mike Smith: Streets of Boston. In a recent interview, Mike discussed this 1970s work in relation to his later and more well-known photographs of Eastern Tennessee. “Of course…all experiences lead to the present. As an artist, I think change is important, so the work I am doing now and have done in East…
Galerie Karsten Greve: Sally Mann

Galerie Karsten Greve: Sally Mann

Galerie Karsten Greve is delighted to present its new exhibition dedicated to the work of the American photographer Sally Mann in its Parisian gallery. Following the success of her large retrospective Sally Mann: Mille et un passages (“Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings) at Jeu de Paume in 2019, the display is an opportunity to rediscover two iconic series by the…
Michael Bailey-Gates: A Glint In The Kindling

Michael Bailey-Gates: A Glint In The Kindling

The Ravestijn Gallery is proud to announce A Glint In The Kindling, the first exhibition in Europe and at the gallery of American artist Michael Bailey-Gates. In A Glint In The Kindling, photographs are made to affirm a coming reality. Transgressing against set gender roles, Michael imagines new ways of being within the confines of a gender binary. The pictures…
Nan Goldin: 1972–1977

Nan Goldin: 1972–1977

One of the most influential photographers of our time, Nan Goldin is widely known for her deeply personal photographs that unflinchingly document her life and the people in it. The fifteen images included here span Goldin’s shift from black-and-white to color photography and were all made in and around Boston, prior to her move to New York in 1978. Featuring…