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Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Grisons, Switzerland (1890s)

Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Grisons, Switzerland (1890s)

In 1798, the lands of the canton of the Grisons became part of the Helvetic Republic as the canton of Raetia except Valtellina, which was separated in 1797 for joining the Cisalpine Republic. It was later part of the Empire of Austria in 1814 before joining the Kingdom of Italy in 1859. With the Act of Mediation the “perpetual ally”…
Interview with María Tudela

Interview with María Tudela

– How and when did you become interested in photography? A little over a decade ago I began to photograph what caught my attention. But when I discovered that I could turn a thought into photography, that’s when I really became captivated by photography. – Is there an artist/photographer that has inspired your art? Not really. I have many male…
Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Harz, Germany (1890s)

Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Harz, Germany (1890s)

Around 1800, large swathes of the Harz were deforested. The less resistant spruce monoculture, that arose as a consequence of the mining industry in the Upper Harz, was largely destroyed by a bark beetle outbreak and a storm of hurricane proportions in November 1800. This largest known bark beetle infestation in the Harz was known as the Große Wurmtrocknis, and…
Miyuki Okuyama: At Dusk

Miyuki Okuyama: At Dusk

Photobook “At Dusk” (Photo and book design by Miyuki Okuyama, The Netherlands/Japan) is the winner of Fotografia Europea + SK BOOK AWARD FOTOGRAFIA EUROPEA, Italy (2022). The book is published from Skinnerboox. “At Dusk” will be presented at Polycopies, a photo-book fair during Paris Photo 2022, and be a collection of TATE Library, London. “Dusk, the transitional hour bridging day…
Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Blackpool, England (1890s)

Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Blackpool, England (1890s)

The most significant event in the early growth of the town occurred in 1846, with the completion of a branch line to Blackpool from Poulton on the main Preston and Wyre Joint Railway line from Preston to Fleetwood. Fleetwood declined as a resort, as its founder and principal financial backer, Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood, went bankrupt. In contrast, Blackpool boomed. A sudden…
Tony O’Shea: The Light of Day

Tony O’Shea: The Light of Day

Photo Museum Ireland is delighted to present The Light of Day – the first retrospective exhibition of acclaimed Irish artist Tony O’Shea. A legendary figure in the context of Irish photography, O’Shea’s work occupies a pivotal role in the history of documentary practice in Ireland. Curated and produced by Photo Museum Ireland, this retrospective exhibition brings together for the first…
Monika K. Adler: Nostalgia

Monika K. Adler: Nostalgia

The photography series ‘NOSTALGIA’ tells the story of an immigrant’s remembrance of a life disrupted by war. Cold earth and blackened gun-metal. Taking with you only the most precious and essential. Cast alone amongst thousands; forced, overnight, to leave their home, their family, their animals, and the places they love; fractious, precarious, putting their lives in the hands of strangers.…
Vivian Maier. Street Photographer

Vivian Maier. Street Photographer

The exhibition “Vivian Maier. Street Photographer” at Deutsche Börse’s headquarters, displays more than 140 works and provides a comprehensive insight into the extraordinary photographic work that the artist has created with a visual language that is both individual and timeless. The exhibition is a cooperation between diChroma photography, Madrid, and the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation. For more than four decades,…
Vintage: Hooverville in New York City (1930s)

Vintage: Hooverville in New York City (1930s)

Homelessness was present before the Great Depression, and was a common sight before 1929. Most large cities built municipal lodging houses for the homeless, but the Depression exponentially increased demand. The homeless clustered in shanty towns close to free soup kitchens. These settlements were often trespassing on private lands, but they were frequently tolerated or ignored out of necessity. The…
D. J. Hinman: Bhaktapur Is Calling

D. J. Hinman: Bhaktapur Is Calling

Photographer D. J. Hinman will hold an exhibit entitled “Bhaktapur Is Calling” at Roonee Gallery in Tokyo on November 1-6, 2022. The exhibit features 48 black-and-white film photographs of the ancient city of Bhaktapur, Nepal. D. J. Hinman photographed neighborhoods in Bhaktapur repeatedly over a period of 4 years. The series goes beyond the designated historic district into the side…
Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Lake Lucerne, Switzerland (1890s)

Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Lake Lucerne, Switzerland (1890s)

Lake Lucerne is singularly irregular and appears to lie in four different valleys, all related to the conformation of the adjoining mountains. The central portion of the lake lies in two parallel valleys whose direction is from west to east, the one lying north, the other south of the ridge of the Bürgenstock. These are connected through a narrow strait,…
Caleb Stein: Down by the Hudson

Caleb Stein: Down by the Hudson

ROSEGALLERY is pleased to present, Down by the Hudson, an exhibition of photographs by Caleb Stein. The show exhibits a selection of works from Stein’s ongoing project of the same name. Wappinger Creek is a 41.7-mile-long creek that connects the waters of Thompson Pond to the mouth of the Hudson River in Dutchess County, New York. Carved by the creek’s…
Allen Frame: Whereupon

Allen Frame: Whereupon

Following the success of Allen Frame’s book Fever, (color photographs of his friends in New York in 1981), Gitterman Gallery presents rarely seen, vintage black and white prints from the same period in his career. Frame came to New York in 1977 and began to photograph his friends in his apartment and theirs — intimately observed, unposed scenes that were…
Wojciech Karliński: The Big Dream of Small Towns

Wojciech Karliński: The Big Dream of Small Towns

Wojciech Karliński works in broadly understood photography: reportage, portraits, and book covers. I am an author of famous books like: Oskar and Mrs Rose by Emmanuel Shmitt, The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman, Here by The Polish Nobel Prize Winner Wislawa Szymborksa and his photos appears in books by polish authors: Szymon Hołownia, Andrzej Maleszka, Katarzyna Kolenda- Zaleska. He use to…
Baldwin Lee at Howard Greenberg Gallery

Baldwin Lee at Howard Greenberg Gallery

In 1983, the photographer Baldwin Lee left his home in Knoxville, Tennessee, and set off on a road trip through the American South. He did not know what his subject would be, but during the trip, he found himself drawn to photographing Black Americans at home, at work and at play, in the street and amid nature. Over the next…
Rodrigo Valenzuela: Afterwork

Rodrigo Valenzuela: Afterwork

Asya Geisberg Gallery is proud to present “Afterwork”, the second exhibition at the gallery by Los Angeles-based Rodrigo Valenzuela. Recently the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a research fellowship at the Smithsonian Museum, Valenzuela has completed a photographic series based on the ghostly absence of workers in an indeterminate time and place, at once futuristic and harking back to…
Vintage: Oil derricks in California (1920s-1930s)

Vintage: Oil derricks in California (1920s-1930s)

Offshore drilling began in California in 1896, when operators in the Summerland Oil Field in Santa Barbara County followed the field into the ocean by drilling from piers built out over the ocean. At least 187 offshore oil wells were drilled in the Summerland Field by 1902. A number of other coastal fields were extended offshore in Santa Barbara, Ventura,…
Elaine Mayes: Haight-Ashbury: Portraits 1967-1968

Elaine Mayes: Haight-Ashbury: Portraits 1967-1968

Elaine Mayes (born 1936) was a young photographer living in San Francisco’s lively Haight-Ashbury District during the 1960s. She had photographed the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 and, later that year, during the waning days of the Summer of Love, embarked on a set of portraits of youth culture in her neighborhood. By that time, the hippie movement had turned…