HOWARD GREENBERG: The Collection and Interview

Nahui Olin, 1923 by Edward Weston
Howard Greenberg Collection

Migratory Cotton Picker, Eloy, Arizona, 1940 
by Dorothea Lange / Howard Greenberg Collection
© Library of Congress

Madrid, Spain, 1933 by Henri Cartier-Bresson
(3.14 x 4.72") Howard Greenberg Collection

"I have the first print of one of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s greatest pictures ever, and it’s a wonderful little print on beautiful paper, and went through the hands of Edward Steichen. How much more could you want?" – Howard Greenberg, read more: L'Oeil de la Photographie

Boy, 1950 by Saul Leiter. Howard Greenberg Collection

"There are millions of pictures of people looking out windows. Leon Levinstein did so many great ones and other people did great ones. There’s something about that picture and the print. For me, it’s got this haunting quality and it’s very Saul in its sensitivity"

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"Masterpieces from the Howard Greenberg Collection," photographs from the private collection of Howard Greenberg, owner of New York’s Howard Greenberg Gallery, one of the most prestigious photography galleries in the world, are on exhibition at the Joods Historisch Museum / Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam. Greenberg has been a leader in the modern photography market, establishing himself early on as one of the pillars of the New York photography scene for over three decades.

This extraordinary exhibition originated at the Musée de l’Elysée Photography Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland to critical acclaim. It was followed with great success at the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation in Paris (jointly produced by both) and then traveled to the Hungarian House of Photography in the Mai Manó House in Budapest, bringing us up to the current show at the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam until January 11, 2015.

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Read the entire Interview with Howard Greenberg

Howard Greenberg, September 2014
Photograph © Elizabeth Paul Avedon


Annie Seaton said...

Wow what a phenomenal interview and peak into the mind if a photo Gallerist. Thank you! Great story about HCB.

Anonymous said...

Very nice interview, as well as his wonderful, wonderful photographs.

Susan May Tell said...

I LOVE the interview. It shows his passion and why his gallery is so successful. An example is when you ask him: "How many images do you think are in your PERSONAL collection?"

His answer: "I still don’t quite believe it – something close to 500."

Kristin Linnea Backe said...

I am going to Amsterdam soon to see and I can't wait:)))))))))))