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Jacques Sonck: Portraits

Jacques Sonck: Portraits

FIFTY ONE TOO is proud to present ‘Portraits’ by Belgian photographer Jacques Sonck (°1949), an exhibition filled with unique individuals and accidental encounters. Sonck’s first solo show at the gallery, will focus on his purified black-and-white street portraits and will bring together both old and new work. Jacques Sonck shoots classical analogue black-and-white portraits with an eye for the extraordinary.…
Sylvie Blum: Naked Beauty

Sylvie Blum: Naked Beauty

Through a selection of her most iconic photographs from her Naked Beauty, Big Cats, and Animals series, this exhibition offers a transversal approach to the Los Angeles based artist’s career spanning over 20 years. Alike many female counterparts such as Sarah Moon or Ellen Von Unwerth, Sylvie Blum’s first steps into the world of photography began in front of the…
Michael Kenna: Northern England 1983-1986

Michael Kenna: Northern England 1983-1986

Robert Mann Gallery is pleased to present the works of celebrated photographer, Michael Kenna, known for his beautiful and sensitive black and white landscapes. Made over forty years ago, many stored away in a series of negative files come rediscovered images that reveal a Northern England from Kenna’s youth that has drastically changed over time. While Kenna normally spends his…
Ruth Orkin: A Photo Spirit

Ruth Orkin: A Photo Spirit

Ruth Orkin is a legend of street photography – her atmospheric pictures taken in cities such as Florence, New York and London still shape the image of these metropolises today. But Orkin’s specialty not only encompassed the urban but also the personal. This is evident in her unique eye that enabled her street scenes to consistently offer penetrating insights into…
Collection Close-Up: Bruce Davidson’s Photographs

Collection Close-Up: Bruce Davidson’s Photographs

Primarily drawn from an anonymous gift to the Menil Collection of approximately 350 works by American photographer Bruce Davidson (b. 1933), the exhibition highlights his sustained engagement with social and political concerns. He is known for establishing personal relationships with his subjects, working over extended periods of time in diverse places and communities to create in-depth series that capture, what…
The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography

The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography

Internationally celebrated for his paintings, prints, and watercolors, Norwegian artist Edvard Munch (1863–1944) also took photographs. In 2017/18, the exhibition The Experimental Self: Edvard Munch’s Photography at Scandinavia House drew widespread acclaim for introducing audiences to his photographic and film work, emphasizing the artist’s experimentalism and examining his exploration of the camera as an expressive medium. This exhibition includes Munch’s…
Frida Kahlo: Her Photos

Frida Kahlo: Her Photos

When Frida Kahlo died, her husband Diego Rivera asked the poet Carlos Pellicerto turn the Blue House into a museum that the people of Mexico could visit to admire the work of the artist. Pellicer selected those of Frida’s paintings which were in the house, along with drawings, photographs, books, and ceramics, maintaining the spaces just as Frida and Diego…
Rodrigo Valenzuela: New Works for a Post-Worker World

Rodrigo Valenzuela: New Works for a Post-Worker World

In their projection of a post-worker’s world, Rodrigo Valenzuela’s Afterwork series and Weapons series speaks to the elimination not only of individual laborers but of the idea itself of the work force, pushed aside by the very shapes we see here: odd machines and automation, engines that no longer require an operator, but that rage when no one is watching.…
John Gutmann: Select Photographs

John Gutmann: Select Photographs

John Gutmann was born to prosperous German-Jewish parents, in Breslau, Germany (since 1945, Wrocław, Poland). At age twenty-two, he graduated from the regional Academy of Arts and Crafts, where he studied with leading Expressionist painter Otto Müller. In 1927 Gutmann moved to Berlin, where he taught art to schoolchildren, participated in group exhibitions, and in 1931 had a solo show…
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…
Vintage: General Motors streetcar conspiracy

Vintage: General Motors streetcar conspiracy

Between 1938 and 1950, National City Lines and its subsidiaries, American City Lines and Pacific City Lines—with investment from GM, Firestone Tire, Standard Oil of California (through a subsidiary), Federal Engineering, Phillips Petroleum, and Mack Trucks—gained control of additional transit systems in about 25 cities. Systems included St. Louis, Baltimore, Los Angeles, and Oakland. NCL often converted streetcars to bus…
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…