CONTACT, Toronto Photography Festival 2012
CONTACT is an annual festival of photography in Toronto, during the month of May, with over 1000 local, national and international artists exhibiting at almost 200 venues. Founded as a not-for-profit organization 16 years ago, and now a charitable organization, the festival is devoted to celebrating, and fostering the art and profession of photography. It stimulates excitement and discussion among a diverse audience that has grown to over 1.8 million. CONTACT is the largest photography event in the world, and a premiere cultural event in Canada.
Stimulated by the renewed global interest in street photography, this year’s festival explores the theme “Public” in a series of exhibitions, site-specific installations, and events across the city. Drawing attention to social and political issues tha...
Exhibition : « On the Scene: 20th Century Street Photography » at Addison Gallery In the second decade of the 20th century, as the population of New York surpassed that of London, images of street life became an increasingly appealing form of documentary and artistic interpretation among American photographers. This new subject matter was most certainly influenced by contemporary painters like John Sloan and Robert Henri, who found excitement in the physically teeming and visually cacophonous streets of New York. In addition, while photographers had been drawn to urban spaces since the medium’s beginnings, new technological advances encouraged spontaneity and easier movement through congested spaces and rushing crowds. Offering a wide cast of characters and vast variety of experiences on which to focus, the city street took firm hold of photographers’ imaginations, giving birth to a rich g...
Exposition : New-York Staff Picks IVNew York – Staff Picks IV, an exhibition of photographs selected by the staff of Howard Greenberg Gallery, will be on view at the Gallery from December 11, 2014, through January 24, 2015.
An eclectic selection of images chosen by the entire gallery staff will include more than 80 well-known and little-known works by Bruce Davidson, Walker Evans, Louis Faurer, William Gedney, Bedrich Grunzweig, Dave Heath, Consuelo Kanaga, James Karales, Saul Leiter, Leon Levinstein, Joel Meyerowitz, Marvin Newman, Ruth Orkin, W. Eugene Smith, Iwao Yamawaki, Weegee, and many others.
Anonymous, Interior of Modern Steel Subway Car used on the IND Division, Early 1950
Howard Greenberg Gallery has an expansive and diverse inventory, with well over 30,000 photographs. The Gallery staff, comprised of 17 individuals with...
Inspiration Photomaton au Musée de l'Elysée
Lorsque les premières cabines de photomaton furent installées à Paris en 1928, les surréalistes en firent un usage intensif et compulsif. En quelques minutes, et pour une somme modique, la machine leur offrait, dans le domaine du portrait, une expérience similaire à celle de l’écriture automatique. Depuis, des générations d’artistes ont été fascinées par le principe du photomaton. De Andy Warhol à Arnulf Rainer, en passant par Thomas Ruff, Cindy Sherman, ou Gillian Wearing, ils sont nombreux à s’être emparé du photomaton pour jouer avec leur identité, raconter des histoires, ou faire des mondes.
Derrière le rideau - L’Esthétique Photomaton, une création...
Street Photography Selected Works from Six Decades
In the context of the 4th European Month of Photography Berlin, which is presented for the first time as a themed event, the Kunsthandel Jörg Maaß is pleased to announce the exhibition “Street Photography. Selected Works from Six Decades”.
The exhibition centers around vintage prints which document life on the streets through the decades. This wide overview begins in Europe in the early 1930s with selected black and white photographs from Ilse Bing, Bill Brandt, Brassai, Cartier-Bresson and others.
American Street Photography of the 1940s to the 1970s is represented by works from Harry Callahan, Louis Fauer, Andreas Feininger, Robert Frank, Leon Levinstein, Ray K. Metzker, Erika Stone and Weegee. The exhibition closes with color prints of iconic examples of Street Photography, such as ...
New York Photographs - Sexy and the CityYossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce Sexy and the City, a summer group show on view from Thursday, July 9, through Friday, August 28, 2009.
Sexy and the City shows the alluring, romantic and sometimes scandalous side of New York's people and places. Capturing private, intimate moments and blatant displays of sexuality, these photographs span the decades from the 1940s to the present day, taken in landmark locations like the Brooklyn Bridge and in the quiet, out-of-the-way corners of the city.
From Alfred Eisenstaedt's iconic image of a kissing couple in Times Square on V-J Day, 1945, to Nan Goldin's drag queen on an anonymous New York street in the 1990s, from Garry Winogrand's topless woman surrounded by a crowd in Central Park to the homosexual couples photographed by Alvin Baltr...
Selected photograhs - From Brassaï to Cindy Sherman
For a number of years we have been gathering together a collection of photographs which has evolved into a substantial group, but has never been shown publicly. A selection of which we would now like to present in our exhibition 'Selected photographs. From Brassaï to Cindy Sherman'.
Our intentions are to provide a wide and representative cross section of our inventory, beginning in the late 1920s and continuing up to the present day. We focus on American and European photography; black and white, as well as color. We have chosen works - in addition to the significance of the individual artists according to certain central themes: the nude, landscapes, portraits and architecture, to name the most prominent.
Brassaï and Cindy Sherman are representative of the chronology of our selection, the ...
The family of man« La plus grande exposition photographique de tous les temps » créée en 1955 par Edward Steichen pour le Musée d’Art Moderne (MoMA) de New York.
dward J : Steichen, photographe américain d’origine luxembourgeoise, commence en 1951, en pleine guerre froide, à préparer son grand projet d’une exposition expliquant l’homme à l’homme par le langage universel de la photographie. Pour réaliser ce projet, il lance un appel à des photographes professionnels et amateurs, à des auteurs renommés ou inconnus du grand public. Son idée fut accueillie avec enthousiasme et il reçut plus de 2 millions d’envois en provenance du monde entier, dont Steichen et son assistant Wayne Miller sélectio...