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Vintage: Cliff House in San Francisco (1900s)

Vintage: Cliff House in San Francisco (1900s)

In 1896, Adolph Sutro rebuilt the Cliff House from the ground up as a seven-story Victorian chateau, called by some “the Gingerbread Palace”, below his estate on the bluffs of Sutro Heights. This was the same year work began on the Sutro Baths in a small cove immediately north of the restaurant. The baths included six of the large indoor…
George Tice: Lifework

George Tice: Lifework

“It takes the passage of time before an image of a commonplace subject can be assessed. The great difficulty of what I attempt is seeing beyond the moment; the everydayness of life gets in the way of the eternal.” – George Tice The gallery’s current exhibition is a tribute to the lifework of George Tice, including many vintage prints of…
Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Tessin, Switzerland (1890s)

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

In the early 19th century, the contemporary Franco-Danish scholar Conrad Malte-Brun stated that: “The canton of Tesino [Ticino] is the poorest, and the people the most ignorant of any in Switzerland. The finest silk in the district is obtained at Lugano, a small town situated on the banks of a lake.” Until 1878 the three largest cities, Bellinzona, Lugano and…
Sebastião Salgado: Master Works + Amazônia

Sebastião Salgado: Master Works + Amazônia

Robert Klein Gallery is pleased to announce concurrent exhibitions: Master Works and Amazônia. Join us Wednesday, May 25th 5-7pm for a reception with the artist at Leica Gallery Boston to view “Master Works”, a selection of Salgado’s seminal photographs from the 1980’s to the present. Additionally, Robert Klein Gallery Newbury Street debuts “Amazônia” a 7 year project documenting the threatened,…
Paolo Gasparini: Field of Images

Paolo Gasparini: Field of Images

Paolo Gasparini is the photographer who has best portrayed the cultural tensions and contradictions of the South American continent. His images convey the harsh social reality faced by a region whose cultural authenticity is unquestionable, and where the past and local traditions parley with a clumsily imposed modernity. Gasparini creates an oeuvre with its own visual language that always seems…
Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany (1890s)

Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany (1890s)

Contrary to the hopes of German Schleswig-Holsteiners, the area did not gain its independence, but was annexed as a province of Prussia in 1867. Also following the Austro-Prussian War in 1866, section five of the Peace of Prague stipulated that the people of Northern Schleswig would be consulted in a referendum on whether to remain under Prussian rule or return…
Tomasz Gudzowaty: SUMO

Tomasz Gudzowaty: SUMO

The Polish photographer and filmmaker Tomasz Gudzowaty is actually known for his perfection – clear compositions, precisely chosen image frames, carefully considered down to the last detail. However, the approach to his Sumo series is completely different. For his photographic tribute to the Japanese national sport Sumō, Gudzowaty confronts his subject with the rebellious aesthetic of ‘are-bure-bokeh,’ which means rough,…
Gordon Parks in Pittsburgh, 1944/1946

Gordon Parks in Pittsburgh, 1944/1946

Gordon Parks in Pittsburgh, 1944/1946 is an exhibition that offers an in-depth presentation of Gordon Parks’s (American, 1912–2006) photographs of the Penola, Inc. grease plant in Pittsburgh and its workers who supplied essential goods to US troops during World War II. This examination of an important chapter in Parks’s landmark career features more than 50 photographs that have not yet…
Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Towns in Scotland (1890s)

Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Towns in Scotland (1890s)

Industrialisation, urbanisation and the Disruption of 1843 all undermined the tradition of parish schools. From 1830 the state began to fund buildings with grants; then from 1846 it was funding schools by direct sponsorship; and in 1872 Scotland moved to a system like that in England of state-sponsored largely free schools, run by local school boards. The historic University of…
George Hoyningen-Huene: Allure: Platinum Prints

George Hoyningen-Huene: Allure: Platinum Prints

Often known simply as Huene, George Hoyningen-Huene worked primarily in Paris, New York and Hollywood and first gained international fame in the fields of sophisticated fashion and portrait photography. His carefully-lit studio compositions infused with elements of modernism, neoclassicism and surrealism made Huene one of the leading photographers at Vogue and Vanity Fair magazines from 1926 to 1935, and later…
Interview with Piotr Nalewajka

Interview with Piotr Nalewajka

– How and when did you become interested in photography? When I was a child two cameras had been widely used by people around me: Zenit produced by ZSRR and Practica but the fact was nothing to me. Generally, my attention to photography started when I was getting older. I must add that two books have had an additional influence…
Michel Ghatan: From Kilimanjaro to The Virunga Mountains

Michel Ghatan: From Kilimanjaro to The Virunga Mountains

Alon Zakaim Fine Art is delighted to present Michel Ghatan: From Kilimanjaro to The Virunga Mountains, a solo exhibition showcasing the majestic wildlife photography captured by Michel Ghatan. Curated by Helen Ho, this exhibition will span the photographer’s career to date, from his most celebrated image of the late big Tusker, Tim, to his most recent portraits of the Nyakagezi…
Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Anhalt, Germany (1890s)

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

After the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806, the remaining Anhalt divisions – Bernburg, Dessau and Köthen – were elevated to duchies by Napoleon while the Electorate of Saxony became a Kingdom; all were part of Napoleon’s Confederation of the Rhine until 1813. In 1813 the Kingdom of Prussia occupied large amounts of Saxony’s territory in the Battle…
Timothy Duffy Exhibition

Timothy Duffy Exhibition

A beautiful collection of 12 photographs by photographer Timothy Duffy. “Southern literature and music have long defined the cultural landscape of the South. Today, they increasingly share that landscape with photography. My recent books Blue Muse and Hanging Tree Guitars and my new work in progress Sacred Soul is an opportunity to reflect on how the intersection of music and…
Peter Kayafas: Coney Island Waterdance

Peter Kayafas: Coney Island Waterdance

This collection of 30 photographs by American photographer Peter Kayafas (born 1971) depicts people swimming in the ocean at Coney Island, a location that has long served as a source of inspiration and fascination for artists. Made over the course of many summers and one particular winter during which Kayafas was a member of Coney Island’s legendary Polar Bear Club…
Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Lubeck, Germany (1890s)

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

Humans settled in the area around what today is Lübeck after the last Ice Age ended about 9700 BCE. Lübeck is famous for having been the cradle and the de facto capital of the Hanseatic League. Its city centre is Germany’s most extensive UNESCO World Heritage Site. While the city’s symbol is the Holsten Gate, Lübeck’s skyline is dominated by…
Masterworks of Modern Photography 1900-1940

Masterworks of Modern Photography 1900-1940

The extraordinary fecundity of the photographic medium between the first and second world wars can be persuasively attributed to the dynamic circulation of people, of ideas, of images, and of objects that was a hallmark of that era in Europe and the United States. Voluntary and involuntary migration, a profusion of publications distributed and read on both sides of the…
Willy Maywald: Paris – Haute Couture of the 50ties nd 60ties

Willy Maywald: Paris – Haute Couture of the 50ties nd 60ties

Willy Maywald (1907-1985) was one of the most important photographers in Paris from the 1930s to the 1960s. His training at the Werkkunstschulen in Krefeld, Cologne and Berlin shaped his avant-garde formal language. In 1932 he moved to the Seine, where he made friends with many protagonists of artistic modernism. His range of subjects, which includes both commissioned and free…
Lois Conner: Flat Earth

Lois Conner: Flat Earth

Robert Klein Gallery is pleased to present Flat Earth, a solo exhibition of vintage photographs by New York City-based artist Lois Conner, curated by Leandro Villaro of the Penumbra Foundation. Please join us on opening night for an exclusive in-person viewing, featuring an artist talk with MFA Curator Nancy Berliner. Conner has been photographing in Asia, Europe and America since…
‘From a Private Collection’

‘From a Private Collection’

HackelBury Fine Art, London is pleased to present the exhibition “From a Private Collection” a group of photographs acquired by one collector over a decade, celebrating the work of some of the most important photographers of the 20th century. The collection was acquired over a decade from 2000 and reveals the individual taste and sensibility of one collector – reflecting…