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Vintage: R.M.S. “Mauretania” (1906)

Vintage: R.M.S. “Mauretania” (1906)

RMS Mauretania was an ocean liner designed by Leonard Peskett and built by Wigham Richardson and Swan Hunter for the British Cunard Line, launched on the afternoon of 20 September 1906. Mauretania departed Liverpool on her maiden voyage on 16 November 1907 under the command of Captain John Pritchard, and on the return voyage captured the record for the fastest…
Gavin Watson: Oh! What Fun We Had

Gavin Watson: Oh! What Fun We Had

Not just an ambitious restoration of a fascinating unseen archive, but a book that takes on the gargantuan task of shifting the collective memory around key moments in British youth culture history, with a mesmerizing force of honesty and humanity. By the man who’s previous books Skins (1994), and Skins & Punks (2008), have been hailed as modern classics, Damiani…
David Yarrow: It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere

David Yarrow: It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere

David Yarrow is now recognized as the worlds best selling fine art photographer of his genre. In recent years, he has found his true comfort zone in capturing the animal and human world in a fresh and creative way, with philanthropy and conservation central to his passion to document. In 2018, charitable donations from the sale of David’s images exceeded…
Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders

Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders

Danny Lyon’s The Bikeriders (1968), became a seminal work of New Journalism when the photographer documented some of the real-life subjects that helped invent the ethos conjured by Loewenthal’s project. Lyon was twenty-one years old, a student at the University of Chicago and a member of SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), when he began riding with and photographing the Chicago…
Lee Friedlander: Signs

Lee Friedlander: Signs

Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present Lee Friedlander: SIGNS, an exhibition examining the five-decade long obsession of this highly influential photographer. Since the early 1960s, Friedlander has focused on the signs that inscribe the American landscape, from hand-lettered ads to storefront windows to massive billboards. Made in New York, San Francisco, and dozens of cities and small towns in between,…
Interview with photographer John R. Pepper

Interview with photographer John R. Pepper

John Randolph Pepper (1958), is an American/Italian photographer. He was born and raised in Rome; lives in Palermo and works worldwide. Pepper started his career in Black & White analogical photography with an apprenticeship to Ugo Mulas at 14. He published his first photograph at 15 and had his first show at 17. He studied History of Art at Princeton…
Vintage: Glass Plate Negatives of Norfolk, Virginia (1919)

Vintage: Glass Plate Negatives of Norfolk, Virginia (1919)

In the 1980’s 46 glass plate negatives were found in the attic of a Norfolk home. The plates measured 8.5” x 6.5”. Through the generous support of the Norfolk Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Old Dominion University, and Colorcraft Corporation, ten portfolios were created. The contact prints were archivally processed. The photographer remains anonymous. It is assumed that he…
Victor Cobo: Remember When You Loved Me?

Victor Cobo: Remember When You Loved Me?

ClampArt is proud to present “Remember When You Loved Me?,” an exhibition of dramatic, black-and-white photographs by artist Victor Cobo. The show is Cobo’s first solo exhibition in New York City. Through his photography, Victor Cobo paints a dark, sometimes sinister world of ambiguity. At turns autobiographic and then entirely fabricated, he weaves blustery landscapes with high-contrast figurative imagery including…
Vintage: Portraits of Betty Bronson – Silent Movie Star

Vintage: Portraits of Betty Bronson – Silent Movie Star

Betty Bronson (1906 – 1971) was an American television and film actress who began her career during the silent film era. Bronson began her film career at the age of 16 with a bit part in Anna Ascends. At 17, she was interviewed by J. M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan. Although the role had been sought by such established…
Don McCullin by Tate Publishing

Don McCullin by Tate Publishing

A native Londoner, McCullin (b.1935) began to take photographs in the 1950s documenting his surroundings and local community, including the gangs in his local area. In 1958 his photograph The Guvnors, a portrait of a notorious Finsbury Park gang who were involved in the murder of a police officer was published in the Observer, launching his career as a photojournalist.…
Biography: 19th Century photographer Henry Taunt

Biography: 19th Century photographer Henry Taunt

Henry Taunt (1842–1922) was a professional photographer, author, publisher and entertainer based in Oxford, England. Taunt’s black-and-white photographs are mainly views of Oxford, Oxfordshire and adjoining counties. The River Thames is a prominent and recurrent theme in his work. From childhood he loved the river, boating on it and frequently on Trill Mill Stream, a Thames tributary in Oxford. At…
MonoVisions Black and White Photography Awards 2019 Winners Announced!

MonoVisions Black and White Photography Awards 2019 Winners Announced!

MonoVisions Photography Awards is proud to present the winners of 2019 photo contest, selecting the winning photographs from 2580 entries from across the globe. Swiss photographer Romain Tornay won the single photo category; his entry, titled “Elements”, which captures the “first sunshine following the snowstorm; Iceland”, won the Black & White Photo of the Year 2019, along with a $2000…
Rick McCloskey: Van Nuys Blvd. 1972

Rick McCloskey: Van Nuys Blvd. 1972

There was a time, lasting a full thirty years, when every main street in every town, and in every city in America was teeming with a celebration of young people and their automobiles. From the late 1940s through the end of the 1970s, the culture of ‘cruising’ captured and dominated the ‘public space’ during the evenings along the chosen thoroughfares…
David Plowden: Bridges

David Plowden: Bridges

Born in Boston in 1932, David Plowden spent over six decades photographing America’s disappearing landscapes and the vestiges of its industrial heyday — steel mills, locomotives, bridges, skyscrapers, small towns. He has, in his own words, “made a career of being one step ahead of the wrecking ball.” It so happens that Plowden’s initial foray into what would become a…
Christine Osinski: Summer Days Staten Island

Christine Osinski: Summer Days Staten Island

Taken in the “forgotten borough” of Staten Island between 1983 and 1984, Christine Osinski’s photographs create a portrait of working class culture in an often-overlooked section of New York City. Captured on Osinski’s large format 4 x 5 camera as she wandered the island, her candid portraits of strangers, vernacular architecture, and quotidian scenes reveal an invisible landscape within reach…
Dona Ann McAdams: Performative Acts

Dona Ann McAdams: Performative Acts

In the 1980s I often attended performances at P.S. 122, the seminal venue for avant-garde performance in New York. As an artist and curator, I found inspiration, talent, and a community of intense purpose. Identity-based politicized work found its home there. Often times, I would notice a woman, unobtrusive, off to the side, seated on the floor, taking photographs with…
Biography: 19th Century photographer Julius Strauss

Biography: 19th Century photographer Julius Strauss

Julius Strauss (1857 – 1924), known professionally as J. C. Strauss, was an American photographer who was known as an internationally renowned craftsman and the most famous photographer in St. Louis, Missouri, at the turn of the 20th century. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, this penniless son of a Bavarian-born tailor left home and sneaked into St. Louis in 1876. He…
Interview with photographer Troy Colby

Interview with photographer Troy Colby

Troy Colby was born in rural Kansas in 1975 and currently lives in Lawrence, Kansas. His work and research explores the delicate balance of family, fatherhood and the outcome of the family photo album. Motivated by intellectual and psychological inquiry of these intimate topics, Troy photographs his own family as a means of understanding the emotional qualities that come along…
Vintage: Queen Christina (1933)

Vintage: Queen Christina (1933)

Queen Christina is a pre-Code Hollywood biographical film, produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1933. It stars Swedish-born actress Greta Garbo and John Gilbert in their fourth and last film together. The film was directed by Rouben Mamoulian in 1933, and written by H. M. Harwood and Salka Viertel, with dialogue by S. N. Behrman, based on a story by Salka Viertel…