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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…
Vintage: Downtown Christmas Decorations

Vintage: Downtown Christmas Decorations

Once reliant upon Germany for its ornaments, toys, and even its Christmas customs, America became self-sufficient in the post-War years with Christmas ornaments and toys being manufactured in the United States that were considerably less expensive than their German counterparts. American Christmas customs and traditions such as visits to department store Santas and letter writing to Santa at the North…
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.…
Vintage: Christmas in New York City (1910s)

Vintage: Christmas in New York City (1910s)

The date of Christmas and some American traditions have pagan roots. In the Roman Empire, December 25th was the day of “natalis solis invict” (the Roman birth of the unconquered sun), and the birthday of Mithras, the Iranian “Sun of Righteousness.” Saturnalia, a Roman festival that honored the sun, lasted from December 17th to December 23rd. The winter solstice, the…
Interview with Madhur Dhingra

Interview with Madhur Dhingra

– How and when did you become interested in photography? Photography came to me as a fulfillment of a void that has plagued me since childhood because of certain family insecurities and turmoil. It started as a hobby in 1996, later to become an acute passion and profession. I studied photography at the prestigious art institute “Triveni Kala Sangam” situated…
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,…
Interview with Thomas Pohlig

Interview with Thomas Pohlig

– How and when did you become interested in photography? My first memory of photography came at a young age, I think I was around 13 or 14. My parents bought me a cheap one time use camera – film in a box. I was so excited that I went outside and snapped all the photos at once, not even…
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…