2019

Herbert List: Young Men & Still Lifes

Herbert List: Young Men & Still Lifes

The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to present Young Men & Still Lifes by German photographer, Herbert List — The first exhibition of his legendary homoerotic male nudes in Los Angeles in over 25 years. List’s playful but austere, classically arranged compositions taken in Italy and Greece have become an indelible influence in modern and contemporary photography. Diary-like images of friends…
Ken Van Sickle: Photography

Ken Van Sickle: Photography

Photographs is a collection of 140 of Ken Van Sickle favorite black and white photographs taken in various places around the world from 1952 to the present. Van Sickle evanescent photographs fulfill the time-traveling brief of all great photography, granting onlookers intimate, keyhole access to Paris in fifties, the New York Beat scene, Andy Warhol’s Factory. You can almost smell…
Pushing West: The Photography of Andrew J. Russell

Pushing West: The Photography of Andrew J. Russell

Travel back in time through Andrew J. Russell’s epic photography of the Transcontinental Railroad’s western expansion, completed 150 years ago in 1869. Though commissioned to document the railroad and its successful development, Russell’s photography reveals the tensions between the economic and technological advances and the Railroad’s significant impact on western lands and Native peoples. His powerful imagery highlights the majesty…
John Cohen: Morocco

John Cohen: Morocco

In the summer of 1955 a relatively naive and uninformed John Cohen crossed the straits of Gibraltar. He arrived in Tangier with a handwritten note in cursive Arabic; the man who had composed it in New York had told him to “keep this paper far from your passport.” Cohen had no idea why or indeed what the note said; it…
Nino Migliori at Keith de Lellis Gallery

Nino Migliori at Keith de Lellis Gallery

Keith de Lellis Gallery features the mid-century work of Italian photographer Nino Migliori (b. 1926) in this summer’s exhibition. Self-taught, Migliori began making photographs in 1948, documenting his familiar and beloved Italy as it emerged from the second world war. The artist traveled throughout his homeland, from the impoverished south to the more affluent and industrial northern regions, capturing the…
Jerry N. Uelsmann: Magician of the Darkroom

Jerry N. Uelsmann: Magician of the Darkroom

Parallel to our main exhibition, we are showing photographs by Jerry Uelsmann in our cabinet. Uelsmann is one of the most influential photographers of his generation, because he did not only challenge with his montages the prevailing canon of his chosen medium, but he also anticipated an image language that came only into fruition in this perfection with the rise…
Bill Owens: Altamont 1969

Bill Owens: Altamont 1969

Bill Owens: Altamont 1969 presents a new and previously unpublished series of photographs of the Rolling Stones’ infamous concert at the Altamont Speedway in California. The Altamont Speedway Free Festival has become an emblem of the upheavals and aftershocks of a decade of change. At Altamont, Owens captured a generation’s desire to stand up and raise its voices against the…
Lee Friedlander: The Mind and the Hand

Lee Friedlander: The Mind and the Hand

In the 1960s and ’70s, Lee Friedlander (born 1934) developed his signature approach to documenting the American “social landscape”: deadpan, structurally complex black-and-white photographs of seemingly anything, anybody or anyplace that passed in front of his lens. But as he was making his name as a documentary photographer capturing the look and feel of modern American life, he was also…
Frances Benjamin Johnston: The Hampton Album

Frances Benjamin Johnston: The Hampton Album

Frances Benjamin Johnston (1864–1952), credited as the first female photojournalist in the United States, was commissioned in 1899 to photograph the Hampton Institute, then a 30-year-old institution dedicated to the education of young African American and Native American men and women. What became known as the Hampton Album―comprised of 159 luxurious platinum plates that offer insight into the daily life…
Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits

Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits

Known for his elegant and minimalist work, photographer Herb Ritts (1952-2002) had a gift for turning stars into icons. See how he captured the likes of David Bowie, U2, Cher, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Madonna, and many more—the world’s biggest music stars—and in the process, helped define their iconic status for generations of fans. Stage costumes and guitars from the Rock…
Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing

Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing

Dorothea Lange (1895–1965) is widely recognized as one of the most important documentary photographers of the twentieth century. She was a prominent advocate of the medium’s power to effect change and used her camera as a political tool to expose what she saw as injustices and inequalities. Lange was also a formidable woman of remarkable vigor and resilience. Having overcome…
Fred Mayer: ZURICH PANOPTIKUM

Fred Mayer: ZURICH PANOPTIKUM

Fred Mayer shows vintage prints from his three-part series «Zürcher Panoptikum», originally published in the weekend edition of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung in 1972, accompanied by a text by Hugo Loetscher. Whether publishers, artists, street sweepers or loiterers, they all appeared in front of Mayer’s camera. Following the principle of US photographer Irving Penn, Fred Mayer did not portray his…
Taca Sui: Grotto Heavens

Taca Sui: Grotto Heavens

In the five years since his first exhibition, Odes (2013), Taca has traveled extensively throughout China in search of remote locations that resonate in Chinese history through their association with important religious and philosophical traditions. In Odes, he presented a body of work that was inspired by the ancient poetic heritage of China, specifically the Book of Odes (Shi Jing).…
André Kertész: Window Views

André Kertész: Window Views

Following his move in 1952 to a 12th story apartment overlooking Washington Square Park, the 56-year-old Hungarian emigrant André Kertész would begin a series of modernist masterworks shot from his window that he would continue until his death in 1985. From the privacy of his home, Kertész honed his lens on anonymous city dwellers, capturing fragments of passersby on the…
Albert Watson: INK

Albert Watson: INK

Kahmann Gallery is proud to present works from Albert Watson’s newest project, ‘INK’. Watson has reimagined his own work, by incorporating and superimposing textured ink patterns on top of work he created separately. Watson delved into his own archive to find works he could reimagine and give a literal new layer of meaning by using the very special technique. Here…
Karl Blossfeldt and Jim Dine: Poetry of Plants

Karl Blossfeldt and Jim Dine: Poetry of Plants

Nature continually beguiles us with its wonders – the proliferating vegetation with myriad plant species and forms, their spatial disposition, the light that plays across them and the overall effect – and capturing them photographically is at the heart of the exhibition. The works on view manifest close observation and sensitive perception of flora and the verdant environment as documented…
Oscar Rejlander: Artist Photographer

Oscar Rejlander: Artist Photographer

Often referred to as the “father of art photography,” Oscar G. Rejlander has been praised for his early experiments with combination printing, his collaboration with Charles Darwin, and his influence on the work of Julia Margaret Cameron and Lewis Carroll. This exhibition is the first major retrospective on Rejlander, highlighting new research and a selection of works brought together for…
Sabine Weiss: la vie

Sabine Weiss: la vie

The great French photographer Sabine Weiss is considered the grande dame of humanistic photography and has been compiling a life’s work in over seven decades, centering on photographs from Paris. She lives there since 1946. As a trained portraitist, she has not only created timeless character studies of celebrities, but she has also repeatedly photographed people on the street in…
‘In Our Lifetime’ a Magnum Photos Exhibition

‘In Our Lifetime’ a Magnum Photos Exhibition

Stories of political and religious intolerance aren’t found only in history. Persecution, sometimes on a devastating scale, continues in our own lifetime. This new exhibition at Lyveden features three stories of religious persecution, each told through a Magnum photographer’s lens How do they help us understand what it means to stand up for your faith and beliefs at any cost?…
Birney Imes: Found these pictures

Birney Imes: Found these pictures

For more than 20 years in the 1970s and 80s, Birney Imes roamed the countryside of his native Mississippi photographing the people and places he encountered along the way. Working in both black and white and color, Imes’ photographs take viewers inside juke joints and dilapidated restaurants scattered across that landscape. There he introduces the viewer, as one writer put…