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Vintage: Carnival Costumes in Berlin (1928)

Vintage: Carnival Costumes in Berlin (1928)

While Germany’s carnival traditions are mostly celebrated in the predominantly Roman Catholic southern and western parts of the country, the Protestant North traditionally knows a festival under the Low Saxon names Fastelavend, Fastelabend and Fastlaam. This name has been imported to Denmark as Fastelavn and is related to Vastenoavond in the Low-Saxon-speaking parts of the Netherlands. It is traditionally connected…
Ian Pettigrew: Living Heroes

Ian Pettigrew: Living Heroes

Portrait series of aging veterans from WW2 to Viet Nam. Website: http://www.ianpettigrew.com ‘Living Heroes’ was the Black & White People Series of the Year 3rd place Winner in the MonoVisions Photography Awards 2018. ‘Living Heroes’ was the Black & White People Series of the Year 3rd place Winner in the MonoVisions Photography Awards 2018.
Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Middle East (19th Century)

Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Middle East (19th Century)

Large parts of the Middle East became a warground between the Ottomans and Iranian Safavids for centuries starting in the early 16th century. By 1700, the Ottomans had been driven out of Hungary and the balance of power along the frontier had shifted decisively in favor of the West. The British also established effective control of the Persian Gulf, and…
Michael Kenna: Rafu

Michael Kenna: Rafu

After decades of traveling the world, exploring wild and natural locations, from Europe to Asia, as well as industrial zones, abandoned buildings and religious shrines, Michael Kenna debuts an unprecedented series of female nudes made in Japan. Robert Mann Gallery presents, Rafu (裸婦), the Japanese word for unclothed female, a woman in the nude. ”I approach photographing the female nude,…
Alex Majoli: SCENE

Alex Majoli: SCENE

Europe, Asia, Brazil, Congo. For eight years, across continents and countries, Alex Majoli has photographed events and non-events. Political demonstrations, humanitarian emergencies and quiet moments of daily life. What holds all these disparate images together, at first glance at least, is the quality of light and the sense of human theatre. A sense that we are all actors attempting, failing…
HIROO FUJITANI: THE LYRIC POETRY – A CAT

HIROO FUJITANI: THE LYRIC POETRY – A CAT

I think that a cat is a philosopher or poet though I do not know a great occidental philosopher sometimes. Their behavior passes our understanding. I am interested in their saintly, venal, capricious behavior and cuteness. That’s way, I explore shooting a cat for capturing a moment like with lyric, emotional or an arresting sight of a cat on this…
Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Lisboa, Portugal (1890s)

Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Lisboa, Portugal (1890s)

In the first years of the 19th century, Portugal was invaded by the troops of Napoléon Bonaparte, forcing Queen Maria I and Prince-Regent John (future John VI) to flee temporarily to Brazil. By the time the new King returned to Lisbon, many of the buildings and properties were pillaged, sacked or destroyed by the invaders. During the 19th century, the…
Michael Kenna at Catherine Edelman Gallery

Michael Kenna at Catherine Edelman Gallery

After 31 years in River North, Catherine Edelman Gallery is relocating to 1637 W. Chicago Avenue in April 2019. CEG opened in 1987, shortly after Catherine Edelman graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an MFA in photography. CEG quickly gained attention for its risk-taking shows, opening the gallery with “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency” by…
Lee Friedlander: Workers: The Human Clay

Lee Friedlander: Workers: The Human Clay

In the capstone volume of his epic series “The Human Clay,” Lee Friedlander has created an ode to people who work. Drawn from his incomparable archive are photographs of individuals laboring on the street and on stage, as well as in the fi eld, in factories and in fl uorescent-lit offi ces. Performers, salespeople and athletes alike are observed both…
Biography: 19th Century photographer Henry Peach Robinson

Biography: 19th Century photographer Henry Peach Robinson

Henry Peach Robinson (1830 – 1901) was an English pictorialist photographer best known for his pioneering combination printing – joining multiple negatives or prints to form a single image; an early example of photomontage. In 1852 he exhibited an oil painting, On the Teme Near Ludlow, at the Royal Academy. That same year he began taking photographs, and five years…
Don McCullin at Tate Britain

Don McCullin at Tate Britain

This exhibition showcases some of the most impactful photographs captured over the last 60 years. It includes many of his iconic war photographs – including images from Vietnam, Northern Ireland and more recently Syria. But it also focuses on the work he did at home in England, recording scenes of poverty and working class life in London’s East End and…
Vintage: Portraits of Marion Davies – Silent Movie Star

Vintage: Portraits of Marion Davies – Silent Movie Star

Marion Davies (1897 – 1961) was an American film actress. By the mid-1920s, however, Davies’ career was often overshadowed by her relationship with William Randolph Hearst and their social life at San Simeon and Ocean House in Santa Monica. The latter was dubbed by Colleen Moore “the biggest house on the beach—the beach between San Diego and Vancouver”. According to…
Stefano Ciol: Rural Graphysms

Stefano Ciol: Rural Graphysms

Lines that cut the landscape of the countryside narrating new perspectives of light and unexpected glimpses. Website: https://www.behance.net/fotociol ‘Grafismi Rurali – Rural Graphysms’ was the Black & White Series of the Year 3rd place Winner in the MonoVisions Photography Awards 2018. ‘Grafismi Rurali – Rural Graphysms’ was the Black & White Series of the Year 3rd place Winner in the…
Vintage: Bugatti Cars (1920s and 1930s)

Vintage: Bugatti Cars (1920s and 1930s)

Founder Ettore Bugatti was born in Milan, Italy, and the automobile company that bears his name was founded in 1909 in Molsheim located in the Alsace region which was part of the German Empire from 1871 to 1919. The company was known both for the level of detail of its engineering in its automobiles, and for the artistic manner in…
Winter in Swiss Photography

Winter in Swiss Photography

Once again the gallery Bildhalle is hosted at the Forum Paracelsus in St. Moritz this year and presents a group exhibition of important positions in classic and contemporary Swiss photography on the topic of “Winter”. Winter as a photographic subject has a long tradition in Switzerland. Snow and cold almost completely transform a landscape, concealing many of its characteristics and…
Vintage: Marlene Dietrich, Leni Riefenstahl and Anna May Wong at the Pierre Ball in Berlin, 1928

Vintage: Marlene Dietrich, Leni Riefenstahl and Anna May Wong at the Pierre Ball in Berlin, 1928

Two beautiful and ambitious Berliners, born just eight months apart—Marie Magdalene Dietrich, on December 27, 1901; Bertha Helene Amalie Riefenstahl, on August 22, 1902—both bound to shape the fantasies and touch the histories of their time. Two girls growing up amid the fear and chaos of the Great War, two artists committed to impossible ideals of physical beauty, two women…
1947, Simone de Beauvoir in America

1947, Simone de Beauvoir in America

Sous Les Etoiles Gallery is pleased to present «1947, Simone de Beauvoir in America» a photographic journey inspired by her diary «America Day by Day» published in France in 1948. This book was released in the United States in 1999 after its first translation to English in Great Britain in 1952. This exhibition curated by Corinne Tapia, director of Sous…
Patrick Ems: Dancing lights

Patrick Ems: Dancing lights

There are no words to describe how I felt the first time I saw the magical polar lights dancing across the deep black night sky. Humbled and overwhelmed by emotion, I also felt honoured that the elusive hidden beauty had revealed. ”The sight filled the northern sky; the immensity of it was scarcely conceivable. As if from heaven itself, great…
Hatami: Classic Films of the 1960s. Vintage Photographs

Hatami: Classic Films of the 1960s. Vintage Photographs

Hatami (1928-2017) – known primarily by his last name – started his sixty-year career as a writer in the 1950s for a newspaper in Tehran. Due to short staffing, the Editor required he also use his journalistic skills to photograph unfolding political events. Hatami’s keen eye and assertive nature allowed him to capture decades of historic photos of political, cultural…