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Vintage: Sherlock Jr. (1924)

Vintage: Sherlock Jr. (1924)

Sherlock Jr. is a 1924 American silent comedy film directed by and starring Buster Keaton. A movie theater projectionist and janitor (Buster Keaton) is in love with a beautiful girl (Kathryn McGuire). However, he has a rival, the “local sheik” (Ward Crane). Neither has much money. The projectionist buys a $1 box of chocolates, all he can afford, and changes…
Javiera Estrada: SALT + SEA

Javiera Estrada: SALT + SEA

SALT + SEAis a homologous study between the feminine form and the complex ecology of the ocean and it’s surrounding environment. Our planetary bodies of water are known to be affected by the lunar cycles. The changing moon is particularly associated with women because its regular twenty-eight day cycle so closely matches the cycle of menstruation, intertwining blood and water.…
Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing

Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing

Dorothea Lange (1895–1965) is widely recognized as one of the most important documentary photographers of the twentieth century. She was a prominent advocate of the medium’s power to effect change and used her camera as a political tool to expose what she saw as injustices and inequalities. Lange was also a formidable woman of remarkable vigor and resilience. Having overcome…
Alys Tomlinson: Ex-Voto

Alys Tomlinson: Ex-Voto

In Ex-Voto Alys Tomlinson explores Christian pilgrimage sites in Lourdes in France, Ballyvourney in Ireland and Grabarka in Poland. Shot on a large format 5×4 film camera, the works evoke stillness and reflect the mysterious, timeless quality present at these sites of great contemplation. The works in Ex-Voto encompass formal portraiture, large format landscape and small, detailed still-lifes of objects…
Biography: 19th Century photographer Emma Schenson

Biography: 19th Century photographer Emma Schenson

Emma Schenson (1827–1913) was a Swedish photographer and painter. She was one of the earliest professional female photographers in Sweden. Schenson was the daughter of the academy treasurer John Schenson and the school administrator Maria Magdalena Hahr. There are no records of her education or of how she became familiar with photography. By the 1860s, she had opened a studio…
Levi Mendes: Swedish Mountains

Levi Mendes: Swedish Mountains

Getting lost along your path is a part of finding the path you are meant to be on. SWEDISH MOUNTAINS is the name of my new series which I invite you to take a look and travel with me through the unique landscapes that northern Sweden has to offer. I walked with backpack and my tent during one week through…
Vintage: Greed (1924)

Vintage: Greed (1924)

Greed is a 1924 American silent film, written and directed by Erich von Stroheim and based on the 1899 Frank Norris novel McTeague. John McTeague is a miner working in Placer County, California. A traveling dentist calling himself Dr. “Painless” Potter visits the town, and McTeague’s mother begs Potter to take her son on as an apprentice. Potter agrees and…
Victor J. Blue: Cities in Dust

Victor J. Blue: Cities in Dust

Victor J. Blue’s panoramic photographs of the destroyed cities of Raqqa, Syria, and Mosul, Iraq, navigate a landscape of devastation from aerial bombardment scarcely seen since World War II. Between October 2016 and October 2017- from the beginning of the campaign for Mosul until the end of that for Raqqa- the US-led coalition dropped 46,683 air-released munitions in Iraq and…
Unlimited: Recent Gifts from the William Goodman and Victoria Belco Photography Collection

Unlimited: Recent Gifts from the William Goodman and Victoria Belco Photography Collection

This exhibition celebrates a major gift of photography, donated over a period of several years, from Berkeley collectors William Goodman and Victoria Belco in memory of their daughter Teresa Goodman. While the exhibition features some historical photographs, such as pictures by the early twentieth-century French photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue (most of whose work was made between the ages of eight and…
Ron Kusina: Wonders of the Vermillion Cliffs

Ron Kusina: Wonders of the Vermillion Cliffs

These images were made while exploring the North Coyote Buttes region of the Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness, located along the Southern Utah/Northern Arizona border in the U.S. Images of “The Wave” and the “White Pocket” are included. This area is now accessible only by permit, and I feel exceptionally fortunate to have been successful in being selected to visit the area.…
Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Singapore (1890s)

Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Singapore (1890s)

Raffles arrived in Singapore on 28 January 1819 and soon recognised the island as a natural choice for the new port. The island was then nominally ruled by the Sultan of Johor, who was controlled by the Dutch and the Bugis. However, the Sultanate was weakened by factional division and Tengku Abdu’r Rahman and his officials were loyal to Tengku…
Henri Foucault: THE BODY, INFINITELY

Henri Foucault: THE BODY, INFINITELY

Though the artist will exhibit for the first time at the Galerie Thierry Bigaignon, Henri Foucault’s work is already well-established. This show, starting on April 4th, will thus be a great opportunity to discover or rediscover the artist’s specific universe – that of a photographer-sculptor or sculptor-photographer – through a selection of new works focussing on the body. As an…
Vintage: Pandora’s Box (1929)

Vintage: Pandora’s Box (1929)

Pandora’s Box is a 1929 German silent melodrama film based on Frank Wedekind’s plays Erdgeist (Earth Spirit, 1895) and Die Büchse der Pandora (1904). Lulu (Louise Brooks) is the mistress of a respected, middle-aged newspaper publisher, Dr. Ludwig Schön (Fritz Kortner). One day, she is delighted when an old man, her “first patron”, Schigolch (Carl Goetz), shows up at the…
Elliott Erwitt: Sequentially Yours

Elliott Erwitt: Sequentially Yours

What happens next? This irksome little question is key to story-telling. Whether ancient bards or trendy filmmakers, narrators have to keep us guessing. Yet, we often forget that life itself is a chain of unpredictable instants – each with its unique character. Even when seconds apart, experiences can be distinctly different. You never know what’s around the corner; until it…
Oliver Abraham: Freedom of Speech

Oliver Abraham: Freedom of Speech

Gallery Julian Sander shows a series of portraits of extraordinary contemporary personalities by Oliver Abraham. Among them are journalists, musicians, philosophers, representatives of the “New Left” as well as artists and writers. Everyone deals with the topic of surveillance and press freedom and expresses their political attitude artistically. The photographs are accompanied by a text by Noam Chomsky about independent…
Vintage: Portraits of Bebe Daniels – Silent Movie Star

Vintage: Portraits of Bebe Daniels – Silent Movie Star

Bebe Daniels (1901 – 1971) was an American actress. In the 1920s, Daniels was under contract with Paramount Pictures. She made the transition from child star to adult in Hollywood by 1922 and by 1924 was playing opposite Rudolph Valentino in Monsieur Beaucaire. Following this she was cast in a number of light popular films, namely Miss Bluebeard, The Manicure…
Jeniffer Andrea Tobón Bedoya: The life knots

Jeniffer Andrea Tobón Bedoya: The life knots

These photographs were taken during a process of change, where I experienced a depression, due to this; I managed to show through the photographs the changes, tests and knots I had to release. I realized, the challenges that we all have to live day by day and how we can overcome them. Followed by this, I sought to show in…
Biography: 19th Century Portrait photographer Walery Rzewuski

Biography: 19th Century Portrait photographer Walery Rzewuski

Walery Rzewuski (1837 – 1888) was an early Polish photographer. He is considered one of Poland’s most important 19th-century photographers. He was the author of many portraits of leading lights in the world of culture and science of his time. He also took pictures of the nobility, entrepreneurs and members of government. The State Museum of the History of Photography…
Vintage: The Wind (1928)

Vintage: The Wind (1928)

The Wind is a 1928 pre-code American silent romantic drama film directed by Victor Sjöström. An impoverished young woman named Letty Mason (Lillian Gish) travels west by train from Virginia to live at her cousin Beverly’s isolated ranch in Sweetwater, Texas. On the way, she is bothered by the constantly blowing wind. Fellow passenger and cattle buyer Wirt Roddy (Montagu…
Jason McGroarty: Totem

Jason McGroarty: Totem

Through Totem I wanted to capture the heart-stopping moment when the wild breaches the barriers of the city and reminds us that the line between humans and wildlife is not as clear-cut as we would like to believe in, and that in the animal kingdom, the only thing we can count on is unpredictability, that the unexpected should be expected.…