Photo Exhibitions

Michael Kenna: Rafu

Michael Kenna: Rafu

After decades of traveling the world, exploring wild and natural locations, from Europe to Asia, as well as industrial zones, abandoned buildings and religious shrines, Michael Kenna debuts an unprecedented series of female nudes made in Japan. Robert Mann Gallery presents, Rafu (裸婦), the Japanese word for unclothed female, a woman in the nude. ”I approach photographing the female nude,…
Alex Majoli: SCENE

Alex Majoli: SCENE

Europe, Asia, Brazil, Congo. For eight years, across continents and countries, Alex Majoli has photographed events and non-events. Political demonstrations, humanitarian emergencies and quiet moments of daily life. What holds all these disparate images together, at first glance at least, is the quality of light and the sense of human theatre. A sense that we are all actors attempting, failing…
Michael Kenna at Catherine Edelman Gallery

Michael Kenna at Catherine Edelman Gallery

After 31 years in River North, Catherine Edelman Gallery is relocating to 1637 W. Chicago Avenue in April 2019. CEG opened in 1987, shortly after Catherine Edelman graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA in photography. CEG quickly gained attention for its risk-taking shows, opening the gallery with “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency” by…
Don McCullin at Tate Britain

Don McCullin at Tate Britain

This exhibition showcases some of the most impactful photographs captured over the last 60 years. It includes many of his iconic war photographs – including images from Vietnam, Northern Ireland and more recently Syria. But it also focuses on the work he did at home in England, recording scenes of poverty and working class life in London’s East End and…
Winter in Swiss Photography

Winter in Swiss Photography

Once again the gallery Bildhalle is hosted at the Forum Paracelsus in St. Moritz this year and presents a group exhibition of important positions in classic and contemporary Swiss photography on the topic of “Winter”. Winter as a photographic subject has a long tradition in Switzerland. Snow and cold almost completely transform a landscape, concealing many of its characteristics and…
1947, Simone de Beauvoir in America

1947, Simone de Beauvoir in America

Sous Les Etoiles Gallery is pleased to present «1947, Simone de Beauvoir in America» a photographic journey inspired by her diary «America Day by Day» published in France in 1948. This book was released in the United States in 1999 after its first translation to English in Great Britain in 1952. This exhibition curated by Corinne Tapia, director of Sous…
Hatami: Classic Films of the 1960s. Vintage Photographs

Hatami: Classic Films of the 1960s. Vintage Photographs

Hatami (1928-2017) – known primarily by his last name – started his sixty-year career as a writer in the 1950s for a newspaper in Tehran. Due to short staffing, the Editor required he also use his journalistic skills to photograph unfolding political events. Hatami’s keen eye and assertive nature allowed him to capture decades of historic photos of political, cultural…
Christopher Thomas: Lost in L.A.

Christopher Thomas: Lost in L.A.

When Christopher Thomas set out to make a “city-portrait” of Los Angeles, the fifth metropolis to be the focus of his signature series over the past two decades, he did not intend to produce a comprehensive record of its sprawling contents or dramatic characters. Rather, he hoped to discover and capture a personal view of the city’s unique cultural identity…
Pentti Sammallahti’s: Birds

Pentti Sammallahti’s: Birds

Pentti Sammallahti’s Birds is the artist’s fourth solo exhibition at Nailya Alexander Gallery, and the first to focus exclusively on one of his most consistent and compelling subjects: birds. Despite his frequent attention to dogs, cats, and other animals during his many travels, Sammallahti’s work finds its true apotheosis in birds. Residents of the land, sea, and sky, birds find…
Herbert List: The Magical in Passing

Herbert List: The Magical in Passing

The selection of 120 works presented in TheMagical in Passing sheds some light on the elusive oeuvre of the German photographer Herbert List, and explores why it is so difficult to categorize his work. He would work in almost every genre that photography has to offer: architecture, still life, street photography, portraiture, documentation and cataloging. Yet he also blurred the…
Michael Kenna: HOLGA and Recent Prints

Michael Kenna: HOLGA and Recent Prints

Kenna, who is now in his fifth decade of photographing, works on multiple long-term projects simultaneously. Although the prints on display are all recent, this exhibition acts as a cross section of his work as the negatives span various decades. As a result, HOLGA and Recent Prints offers a fascinating look at Kenna’s methods and subjects over time, both of…
Paolo Pellegrin: An Anthology

Paolo Pellegrin: An Anthology

Over 150 photographs to discover the creative journey and themes animating the quest of this great photographer He has travelled throughout the world with his camera, recounting people, wars and humanitarian emergencies, along with stories of great poetry and extraordinary, pulsating nature. After working for two years on the archive of Paolo Pellegrin, the exhibition presents the themes that animate…
Don McCullin: PROXIMITY

Don McCullin: PROXIMITY

To coincide with the major retrospective at Tate Britain, Hamiltons will be celebrating Sir Don McCullin’s lifetime achievement by exhibiting rare and unseen vintage prints dating back to the 1950s. Selected from the photographer’s personal archive, they were made shortly after the photographs were first taken on assignments around the world. Intimate and physically modest, the prints provide access to…
Kyiv Photo Book International Festival 2019

Kyiv Photo Book International Festival 2019

On February 9, 2019 in Kyiv, Ukraine a festival of photo books from publishers and photographers Kyiv Photo Book will be held, first and only festival in Ukraine dedicated to photo books. The goal of the Festival is developing a communication between authors-photographers and publishers, from one side, and broad circles of art lovers, and, in particular, photography art lovers,…
Martine Franck: A Retrospective

Martine Franck: A Retrospective

Magnum Photos is pleased to announce that The Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson will open its new Le Marais space with a celebratory Martine Franck retrospective. At the initiative of Fondation HCB, Martine Franck’s photographic work is finally being given a comprehensive review at the exhibition curated by Agnès Sire, co-founder and artistic director of the Foundation. The large-scale exhibition will pay…
Sigmar Polke and the 1970s

Sigmar Polke and the 1970s

Some time ago, the Lambrecht-Schadeberg Collection acquired a group of photographs by Rubens Prize winner Sigmar Polke (1941-2010). The 85 photos from the period 1973-78 were in the possession of Katharina Steffen, one of the artist’s former partners. He gave the images to her during their relationship, and she often appears as a protagonist in them. These photos provide the…
Ted Witek: North South, East West

Ted Witek: North South, East West

Ted Witek (*1957) was born and raised in Connecticut. He left the United States for Germany in 2001, moving to Portugal in 2004. He immediately fell in love with the country and its people. Having the artistic good fortune to travel many times to the North and South of Portugal as well as to Madeira and the Azores, Ted found…
Look Again: 45 Years of Collecting Photography

Look Again: 45 Years of Collecting Photography

Photography is a uniquely elastic medium. It can fulfill numerous utilitarian purposes—recording personal memories, chronicling collective histories, or furnishing documentary evidence—yet it also offers dynamic potential for creative expression. The High Museum of Art began collecting photographs in the early 1970s, and the collection now includes more than 7,000 photographs from around the world made by diverse practitioners, from artists…
Walter Schels: Animals

Walter Schels: Animals

For the first time in decades, Walter Schels, one of the most important German photographers of his generation, is showing a selection of rare vintage prints of his famous animal portraits. A cabinet exhibition will also feature some of his dog photographs from the seventies. Walter Schels, born 1936, worked as a window dresser in Barcelona, Canada and Geneva before…
Richard Avedon: Relationships

Richard Avedon: Relationships

Drawn from the Richard Avedon collection at the Center for Creative Photography, Richard Avedon: Relationships presents eighty portrait and fashion photographs – ranging from the 1950s to the early 2000s – including examples of Avedon’s large-scale prints. The exhibition will explore three kinds of “relationships” in Avedon’s life and work: the interactions between the figures within the frame, the partnerships…