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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…
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…
Interview with Karla Guerrero

Interview with Karla Guerrero

Karla Guerrero’s work emerged from visual abstractions and self-experiences in space. From the poetic and the phenomenological, her work is a combination of interior images and still life approaching concepts like the transient and the absent; memory, loss, and void. She obtained a Master’s Degree in the Social Developments of Artistic Culture from the University of Malaga, Spain. She studied…
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…