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Biography: Portrait photographer Man Ray

Biography: Portrait photographer Man Ray

Man Ray (born Emmanuel Radnitzky, August 27, 1890 – November 18, 1976) was an American modernist artist who spent most of his career in Paris, France. He was a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements, although his ties to each were informal. He produced major works in a variety of media but considered himself a painter above all.…
Biography: Nude photographer Waclaw Wantuch

Biography: Nude photographer Waclaw Wantuch

Waclaw Wantuch (born 1965) is a Polish photographer mostly known for his Nude work. Graduate of the Cracow Academy of the Fine Arts; graphics artist and art photographer. His an author of the books Krakow (2001) and Akt (2003). He lives and works in Cracow, Poland. Website: www.waclawwantuch.com
Interview with photojournalist Christine Pearl

Interview with photojournalist Christine Pearl

After 25 years as a project manager in the design and construction industry Christine picked up a camera in 2010 as a way to face the onset of her disability and accompanying limited mobility. Christine’s passion for photography is her physical therapy. She utilizes her experience working with the design process and interaction with people as a starting point to…
Automobiles in the past

Automobiles in the past

Steam-powered automobiles continued development all the way into the early 20th century, but the dissemination of petrol engines as the motive power of choice in the late 19th century marked the end of steam automobiles except as curiosities. Whether they will ever be reborn in later technological eras remains to be seen…
Christopher Felver: American Jukebox

Christopher Felver: American Jukebox

American Jukebox profiles the spirit and heartbeat of our American musical heritage. Christopher Felver has collected over 240 photographs from tours and encounters with musicians over the past 25 years. From Doc Watson to John Cage and Mavis Staples to Sonny Rollins, this collection celebrates the tapestry and diversity of musical styles that make up the American sonic landscape. Caught…
Biography: City Life/Street photographer Arthur Leipzig

Biography: City Life/Street photographer Arthur Leipzig

Arthur Leipzig (born October 25, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American photographer who specializes in street photography and is known for his photographs of New York City. After studying photography at the Photo League in 1942, he became a staff photographer for the Newspaper PM, where he worked for the next four years. During this period, he completed…
Vera Lutter in Gagosian Gallery

Vera Lutter in Gagosian Gallery

Gagosian New York is pleased to present recent photographs by Vera Lutter. Inspired by New York’s light, architecture, and perpetual state of flux, Lutter turned to photography in the early 1990s as a means to record the continuously changing cityscape. To capture an immediate and direct imprint of her surroundings, she transformed her apartment into a large pinhole camera, employing…
Interview with Nude photographer Ted Preuss

Interview with Nude photographer Ted Preuss

Ted Preuss is a self-taught photographer from Chicago. For as long as he can remember, he has been taking photographs. He picked up his first camera at the age of seven and instantly became obsessed with the nature of the medium. During the last decade Preuss has focused his work towards fine art. Preuss works solely in black and white…
Biography: Fashion/Portrait photographer Richard Avedon

Biography: Fashion/Portrait photographer Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon (May 15, 1923 – October 1, 2004) was an American fashion and portrait photographer. An obituary published in The New York Times said that “his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America’s image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century.” Avedon dropped out of high school and joined the Merchant Marine’s photographic section. Upon his return…
Bohemian Life in Paris in 1950

Bohemian Life in Paris in 1950

Dutch photographer Ed van der Elsken was part of the scene in Paris at the time, and in 1956, he published a ground-breaking photobook called Love on the Left Bank. His gritty, sexy, black-and-white photos of bohemian life in Paris captured a reckless, carefree, decadent and hedonistic love for life. Vali Myers, the Australian artist, featured in this book as…
Biography: City Life photographer Alice Austen

Biography: City Life photographer Alice Austen

Alice Austen (March 17, 1866 – June 9, 1952) was one of America’s earliest and most prolific female photographers. Alice became interested in photography when her uncle, Oswald Müller, brought home a camera around 1876. Alice’s uncle Peter Townsend Austen was a chemistry professor at Rutgers who taught her photographic processing. Peter and Oswald converted a closet on the second…
Kajsa Gullberg: UNRAVELLED

Kajsa Gullberg: UNRAVELLED

In Unravelled, Kajsa Gullberg looks at the marks that life makes on us – both the physical and the psychological. Gullberg combines images of women bearing scars on their bodies with those of the natural world – hinting at both a sense of inevitability and our unrealistic dreams of perfection. These women expose themselves, putting on display what our culture…
Biography: Portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh

Biography: Portrait photographer Yousuf Karsh

Yousuf Karsh (December 23, 1908 – July 13, 2002) was an Armenian-Canadian photographer, and one of the most famous and accomplished portrait photographers of all time. Karsh was born in Armenia in 1908 and grew up under the horrors of the Armenian massacres. His photographer uncle, George Nakash, brought him to Canada in 1924. After an apprenticeship in Boston with…
Interview with Architecture photographer Pygmalion Karatzas

Interview with Architecture photographer Pygmalion Karatzas

Pygmalion Karatzas was born in Greece in 1973, studied architecture in Budapest, urban design in Edinburgh, ecovillage design education at Findhorn. He has been working as a freelance architect since 1999, designed and supervised over 20 projects. A self-taught photographer, focusing on fine art and architectural photography. Distinctions include the Architizer A+ award, WPO, IPA, Black & White Spider awards.…
Biography: Architecture photographer Andreas Feininger

Biography: Architecture photographer Andreas Feininger

Andreas Feininger (born 27 December 1906 – 18 February 1999) was an American photographer best known for his dynamic black-and-white photographs of New York. The son of the painter Lyonel Feininger, he studied cabinetmaking and architecture at the Bauhaus and established a Swedish firm specializing in architectural and industrial photography. He immigrated to New York City and became a staff…