Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category
New York dealer Robert Burge, who specializes in 20th century photography, described this year’s three-day AIPAD fair, which concluded April 7 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, as “more buoyant than previous years.”
“Contemporary photography is always a tougher sell than well-known vintage work,” he said, “but people were buying, writing checks. There was less talk about spousal approval…”
Now in its 33rd year, The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) annual exhibition attracted 82 dealers from around the country and a smattering of foreign cities, including London, Paris, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Sydney, Osaka, and Jerusalem. The show traditionally has strength in fine, museum-quality vintage prints, but the show-stoppers this year were primarily contemporary photographs, many the product of digital manipulation, which seems to have moved into a new phase with gimmickry giving way to photographs that more closely resemble fine art—and are stunningly beautiful. The images are fresh and original and, indeed, visitors responded with their wallets.
Leonard Freed, The Italians (Io amo l’Italia), exhibition now at Ersel, Torino, until July 31, 2012.
Leonard Freed, The Italians, Quantuck Lane Press, 2011, exhibition now at Ersel, Torino, through July 31, 2012. The great documentary art photographer’s warm-hearted, but sharply observed takes on Italian life between 1956 and 2005 appear in 190 superb duotone illustrations. With an introductory essay in English and Italian by Berkshire Review/New York Arts editor, Michael Miller. [...]
The Hudson River: A Great American Treasure Photographed by Greg Miller, Foreword by Bill McKibben, Introduction by Ned Sullivan Rizzoli 2008 $50.00 (US), $57.50 (CAN) ISBN: 978-0-8478-3152-4 (0-8478-3152-3) A selection of 18 photographs is on exhibition at the Rensselaerville Institute through May 31. The Romantic Landscape: Photographs in the Tradition of the New York Hudson [...]
Police Work: Photographs by Leonard Freed, 1972-1979, at the Museum of the City of New York, Dec. 20, 2011 – Mar 18, 2012
A selection of vintage prints from Leonard Freed’s book, Police Work (1980) recognizes the gift of Freed’s widow, Brigitte Freed of this material. As powerful an observer of human life as he was a photographic artist, Freed spent eight years observing the work of the New York Police Department. In his prefatory note to the [...]
Can we still call photography a young market in the art world? If we look back to the 17th century sales of paintings, drawings, and antiquities, yes, obviously, but also, there is enough work still on the market that most photography sales can offer a quite comprehensive survey of whatever field they may occupy. In [...]
(Click here to see gallery.) The Queen Mary 2 is a floating retirement home, but if you need a break from your frenzied life ashore the Isle of Manhattan, retiring for a week isn’t such a bad idea. The QM2 is no ordinary cruise ship. Cunard, the same company that built the Titanic, constantly makes [...]