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Tina Modotti: Photographer and Revolutionary

Tina Modotti: Photographer and Revolutionary

This definitive portrayal of Tina Modotti brings to life the iconic artist who throughout her life vacillated between the purity of inspired creativity and the struggle for social justice. Incorporating extensive archival material, interviews with Modotti’s contemporaries and many rare photographs, this illustrated biography magnificently portrays Tina Modotti, her contemporaries and their tumultous times. Shortlisted for the prestigious Infinity Award.…
Vintage: Lumberjacks of North America (1900s)

Vintage: Lumberjacks of North America (1900s)

The term lumberjack is of Canadian derivation. The first attested use of the word comes from an 1831 letter to the Cobourg Star and General Advertiser in the following passage: “my misfortunes have been brought upon me chiefly by an incorrigible, though perhaps useful, race of mortals called LUMBERJACKS, whom, however, I would name the Cossack’s of Upper Canada, who,…
Eugene Richards: The Run-On Of Time

Eugene Richards: The Run-On Of Time

One of the most respected photographers of his generation, Eugene Richards has devoted his career to exploring profound aspects of human experience. Birth, death, family, and the grinding effects of poverty and prejudice, as well as the mental and physical health of individuals and communities, are recurring themes of his work. This exhibition—organized thematically, rather than by project—reveals Richards’s enduring…
Lee Friedlander: Maria

Lee Friedlander: Maria

Deborah Bell Photographs is honored to present MARIA, an exhibition of photographs by Lee Friedlander featuring his wife, Maria. Dating from 1958 to 2008, the pictures were taken during Maria and Lee’s early marriage, and throughout their family life as parents and grandparents. The 32 prints in the exhibition were selected by Friedlander for this venue, thus offering a special…
Vintage: Russian Beauties in Traditional Costumes (19th Century)

Vintage: Russian Beauties in Traditional Costumes (19th Century)

These photos were taken in the end of 19th century and now are kept in the collection of the Russian Museum of Ethnography. The women in the photos are wearing traditional costumes of different regions of Russia. And though you can see many regional differences in the outfits there are two similar basic elements – sarafan and kokoshnik. Sarafan is…
Biography: 19th Century photographer Gustave Le Gray

Biography: 19th Century photographer Gustave Le Gray

Gustave Le Gray (1820 – 1884) has been called “the most important French photographer of the nineteenth century” because of his technical innovations in the still new medium of photography, his role as the teacher of other noted photographers, and “the extraordinary imagination he brought to picture making.” He was an early pioneer of High-Dynamic range photography and contributed to…
Vintage: Street Views of Sweden (1900s)

Vintage: Street Views of Sweden (1900s)

Despite the slow rate of industrialisation into the 19th century, many important changes were taking place in the agrarian economy due to constant innovations and a rapid population growth. These innovations included government-sponsored programmes of enclosure, aggressive exploitation of agricultural lands, and the introduction of new crops such as the potato. Because the Swedish peasantry had never been enserfed as…
Ezra Stoller: Pioneers of American Modernism

Ezra Stoller: Pioneers of American Modernism

The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is presenting to the Russian public, for the first time, the work oftheoutstanding American architectural photographer of the 20th century—Ezra Stoller. The Guggenheim Museum, the former Whitney Museum of American Art building, Manhattan skyscrapers, the TWA Terminal at Kennedy International Airport, the famous Fallingwater house, the iconic building of the 20thcentury—the RonchampChapel and many…
Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Peking, China (19th Century)

Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Peking, China (19th Century)

During the Second Opium War, Anglo-French forces captured the outskirts of the city, looting and burning the Old Summer Palace in 1860. Under the Convention of Peking ending that war, Western powers for the first time secured the right to establish permanent diplomatic presences within the city. In 1900, the attempt by the “Boxers” to eradicate this presence, as well…
Berlin in the 1918/19 Revolution

Berlin in the 1918/19 Revolution

The revolution in winter and spring 1918/19 was decided in the streets of the imperial capital, Berlin. Berliners celebrated the abdication of the German Emperor with demonstrations in front of the Reichstag and the palace on November 9th, 1918, in the newspaper quarter in January 1919 rolls of printing paper were used by the Spartacists to erect barricades against approaching…
Galina Kurlat: Shadow Play

Galina Kurlat: Shadow Play

Galina Kurlat was born in Moscow, Russia, and emigrated to the US in 1989. She graduated from Pratt Institute and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is in a number of public and private collections including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX and the Harry Ransom Center, Austin, TX. Recent exhibitions…
Object Lessons: Photography at Cornell, 1869-2018

Object Lessons: Photography at Cornell, 1869-2018

Photographs have been collected at Cornell since at least 1869, when the university accepted an unusual gift presented by President A. D. White: a photograph of the moon. For White, photographs were part of the arsenal of study tools required by a modern university. They accumulated on campus under his leadership, alongside books, manuscripts, models, and plaster casts. The moon…
Biography: 19th Century photographer Heinrich Kühn

Biography: 19th Century photographer Heinrich Kühn

Heinrich Kühn (1866 – 1944) was an Austrian–German photographer and photography pioneer. Kühn is regarded one of the forefathers of fine art photography, the movement that helped photography to establish itself as an art on its own. His photographs closely resemble impressionist paintings, with their frequent use of soft lighting and focus. Kühn was part of the pictorialist photographic movement.…
Marc Riboud & Willy Ronis: France 1935 – 1985

Marc Riboud & Willy Ronis: France 1935 – 1985

In this exhibition the two internationally famous French photographers Willy Ronis and Marc Riboud guide the viewer through the everyday life in Paris from 1935 to 1985. Willy Ronis, a representative of the French school of humanism, showed in his works the “normal life on the street”. His photographs focused on people and showed mainly simple workers, women and children,…
Interview with photographer Florin Firimita

Interview with photographer Florin Firimita

– How and when did you become interested in photography? My father allowed me to use one of his cameras when I was three years old. By the time I was six I was helping him develop film and print photographs in his improvised lab in one of our bathrooms in Bucharest. He took pictures of our family first, but…
Maria Austria: An Amsterdam Neo-Realist Photographer

Maria Austria: An Amsterdam Neo-Realist Photographer

Born in Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary) in 1915, Maria Austria (Marie Karoline Oestreicher) completed her photography training at the “Graphische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt” in Vienna in 1936. She briefly worked freelance but in 1937, with the persecution of Jews on the rise in Austria, she decided to move to Amsterdam. When German troops occupied the Netherlands, she again faced persecution as…
Cristina García Rodero: Lalibela

Cristina García Rodero: Lalibela

In this volume, the award-winning photographer Cristina García Rodero presents the images she took in Lalibela, an Ethiopian World-Heritage city of the eleventh century, which is a holy city and an important pilgrimage site for the Coptic Christians of Ethiopia. They are black-and-white images that bear García Rodero’s unmistakable mark. The viewer is captivated by the intense spirituality and the…
NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932-1960

NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932-1960

NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932–1960 poignantly portrays life in Italy through the lens of photography before, during, and after World War II. As both a formal approach and a mindset, neorealism reached the height of its popularity in the 1950s. While the movement is primarily associated with cinematic and literary depictions of dire postwar conditions, this exhibition draws…
Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Calcutta, India (1890s)

Vintage: Historic B&W photos of Calcutta, India (1890s)

Throughout the late 18th and 19th century, the city was a centre of the East India Company’s opium trade. By the 1850s, Calcutta had two areas: White Town, which was primarily British and centred on Chowringhee and Dalhousie Square; and Black Town, mainly Indian and centred on North Calcutta. The city underwent rapid industrial growth starting in the early 1850s,…
Biography: 19th Century photographer Hugues Krafft

Biography: 19th Century photographer Hugues Krafft

Hugues Krafft (1853 – 1935) was a born in Paris. He travelled around the world, and visited Japan in 1882–1883. He left numerous quality photographs of the period. He was among the first to use instantaneous photography in Japan (he used a Zeiss camera with gelatine-silver bromide plates, a process which became widely available in 1880), which allowed him to…