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Lynn Davis: Landmark

Lynn Davis: Landmark

Davis made her first voyage to Greenland in 1986, and has since traversed the continents seeking out majestic forms in landmarks of both natural and human achievement, from the Arctic Circle’s monumental ice formations and the world’s largest waterfalls in Brazil and Argentina, to the ancient pyramids of Giza and the architectural relics of Palmyra. Davis has a singular ability…
Vintage: Alaska (1896 – 1899)

Vintage: Alaska (1896 – 1899)

Various scenes in Alaska in such areas as Devil’s Lake, Skagway, Miles Canon, Chilcoot Pass, Lake Bennet, and Sitka by an unidentified amateur, taken between 1896 and 1899, and held by the DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.
Vintage: Marlon Brando as Mark Antony in ‘Julius Caesar’ (1953)

Vintage: Marlon Brando as Mark Antony in ‘Julius Caesar’ (1953)

Marlon Brando’s casting was met with some skepticism when it was announced, as he had acquired the nickname of “The Mumbler” following his performance in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951). Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz even considered Paul Scofield for the role of Mark Antony if Brando’s screen test was unsuccessful. Brando asked John Gielgud for advice in declaiming Shakespeare, and…
Harry Benson: The Beatles and more

Harry Benson: The Beatles and more

The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography presents the first exhibition in Russia by the photojournalist Harry Benson, who created the iconic photographs of The Beatles and the portraits of all the American presidents from Dwight Eisenhower to Donald Trump. The main part of the exhibition are photographs of The Beatles, with whom Benson worked from 1964 to 1966. It was…
Sam Haskins: Cowboy Kate & Other Stories

Sam Haskins: Cowboy Kate & Other Stories

‘Once upon a time was Kate. She was white as flowers, warm as sun-shine, wild as whiskey and swinging like a lamp.’ – Desmond Skirrow Atlas Gallery is pleased to present a selection of cinematic black and white prints from the historic photobook Cowboy Kate & Other Stories (1964) shot by South African-British photographer Sam Haskins and exhibited for the…
Vintage: Portraits of Vilma Bánky – Silent Movie Star

Vintage: Portraits of Vilma Bánky – Silent Movie Star

Vilma Bánky (1901 – 1991) was a Hungarian-born American silent film actress, although the early part of her acting career began in Budapest. Her first film appearance was in the now lost film, Im Letzten Augenblick (In the last moment), directed by Carl Boese in Germany in 1919. On a trip to Budapest in 1925, Hollywood film producer Samuel Goldwyn…
Kohei Yoshiyuki: The Park

Kohei Yoshiyuki: The Park

For his notorious Park photos, taken at night in Tokyo’s Shinjuku, Yoyogi and Aoyama parks during the 1970s, Kohei Yoshiyuki used a 35mm camera, infrared film and flash to capture a secret community of lovers and voyeurs. His pictures document the people who gathered in these parks at night for clandestine trysts, as well as the many spectators lurking in…
A Lasting Memento: John Thomson’s Photographs Along the River Min

A Lasting Memento: John Thomson’s Photographs Along the River Min

Voyage into 19th-century China through one of PEM’s photographic treasures, John Thomson’s album Foochow and the River Min. This intimate exhibition features more than 40 striking landscapes, city views and portrait studies that Thomson captured as he traveled in the southeastern Fujian province. Photographs by contemporary artist Luo Dan, who was inspired by Thomson to undertake a similar journey in…
Bruno Bernard (Bernard of Hollywood): Girls, Girls, Girls!!!

Bruno Bernard (Bernard of Hollywood): Girls, Girls, Girls!!!

The exhibition is dedicated to the exiting Pin Ups and girls’ pictures of the german-american photographer Bruno Bernard, better known as Bernard of Hollywood (1911-1987). In 1934 Bernard promoted in criminal psychology in Germany and emigrated 1936 to the USA because of hisJewish ancestry. There he photographed in Los Angeles since 1938 and opened his studio two years later in…
Interview with photographer Nicholas Brewer

Interview with photographer Nicholas Brewer

Nicholas is a photographer and educator based in London. Starting his career in the analogue age working as an assistant to many established photographers, he progressed to making work for editorial clients and record companies. After completing his MA at Falmouth College of Art, Nicholas started teaching. With a full-time teaching role Nicholas concentrates his photographic practice on areas that…
Marianne Strobl: 1865-1917

Marianne Strobl: 1865-1917

The legacy left behind by the Viennese photographer Marianne Strobl (1865-1917) proved to be a windfall for historians of photography. Strobl did not want to earn her money in a portrait studio like most of her female colleagues. Instead, between 1894 and 1917, she took her camera out to major construction sites and industrial facilities, and today she ranks as…
Vintage: Portraits of Vietnamese People by Émile Gsell (1880s)

Vintage: Portraits of Vietnamese People by Émile Gsell (1880s)

Émile Gsell was born in Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines, Haut-Rhin, France on 31 December 1838. He served in the military from 1858 to 1866, during which time he learned photography and travelled to Cochin China (now Southern Vietnam). In Cochin China, Gsell was hired by the Commission d’exploration du Mékong, directed by Ernest Doudart de Lagrée (b. 1823 – d. 1868), to photograph…
Vintage: Lady Dancing With Skeleton by Franz Fiedler (1923)

Vintage: Lady Dancing With Skeleton by Franz Fiedler (1923)

Franz Fiedler (1885 – 1956) was a German photographer. Fiedler was born in Prostějov, near Olomouc in Moravia. Fiedler was a pupil of Hugo Erfurth. He was regarded as an eccentric during his apprenticeship in Pilsen, and worked in 1905 and again in 1912 with Rudof Dührkoop in Hamburg, and from 1908 to 1911 with Hugo Erfurth in Dresden. At…
Vladimir Lagrange: LAGRANGE’S STREETS

Vladimir Lagrange: LAGRANGE’S STREETS

The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography opens a new exhibition season with a jubilee retrospective of Vladimir Lagrange, whose work has become the very image of the “thaw” of the 1960s. The photographer’s overwhelming desire to observe the world, his attention towards people, and the amazing sense of the spirit of the era have provided us with an extensive archive.…
Vintage: Our Modern Maidens (1929)

Vintage: Our Modern Maidens (1929)

Our Modern Maidens is a 1929 American silent drama film directed by Jack Conway. Starring Joan Crawford in her last silent film role, the film also stars Rod La Rocque, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and Anita Page. Heiress Billie Brown (Crawford), is engaged to marry her longtime sweetheart, budding diplomat Gil Jordan (Fairbanks). When Billie goes to see senior diplomat Glenn…
Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Holy Land, Syria (19th Century)

Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Holy Land, Syria (19th Century)

In 1516, the Ottoman Empire invaded the Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt, conquering Syria, and incorporating it into its empire. The Ottoman system was not burdensome to Syrians because the Turks respected Arabic as the language of the Quran, and accepted the mantle of defenders of the faith. Damascus was made the major entrepot for Mecca, and as such it acquired…
Carleton Watkins

Carleton Watkins

Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of twelve rare, mammoth-plate photographs by Carleton Watkins, considered by many to be the greatest American photographer of the nineteenth century. Watkins was the focus of the gallery’s first exhibition in September 1979, and the present project marks the beginning of a season-long celebration of Fraenkel Gallery’s fortieth year. Though made within…
Interview with photographer Gregory Kramer

Interview with photographer Gregory Kramer

Gregory Kramer is a photographer based in New York City. He published his first book DRAGS in 2017. DRAGS documents NYC drag king and queen scene in classic black and white photographs. His follow-up project DOWNTOWN is a self published project documenting New York City’s downtown scene. Gregory draws his inspiration from the the people that make up New York…