NEW MEXICO: Summer of Photography

Chiaroscuro Gallery, 702 1/2 Canyon Road, Santa Fe to July 3rd
Photograph (c) Renate Aller/All Rights Reserved

Essays by Richard B. Woodward and Petra Roettig. Interview with the artist by Jasmin Seck. "German-born photographer Renate Aller has been photographing the Atlantic Ocean for over a decade from a single point on the fabled Hamptons’ coastline. Her images capture the infinitely shifting colors and textures of the sky and water, and the beauty and grandeur of the ocean, providing a rich document of what has drawn people to this area for generations. The sublime beauty of this view, which Aller directly connects to the great 19th century German Romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich, is also a metaphor for the landscape of the human emotions. Aller’s viewpoint is static, but the changing weather and light allow for a diverse series of images that open up a vast ‘visual library’ of memories and associations. Printed in Germany, the book captures the subtle mystery of her larger prints and the original oceanscapes."

OCEANSCAPES Chiaroscuro Gallery through July 3rd, 2010

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Richard Levy Gallery, 514 Central Avenue SW, ABQ

from The Shower Series
Photograph (c) Manjari Sharma/All Rights Reserved

Paani / Water in Hindi. Photographs from Manjari Sharma's Water and Shower Series. Sharma imbues her images with an overwhelming sense of calm and beauty throughout these strikingly distinct bodies of work.

Photographs by Manjari Sharma
Richard Levy Gallery July 9 - Aug 20, 2010

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Monroe Gallery, 112 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe July 3-Sept 26
The Kennedy campaign travels through the Watts section of Los Angeles on the last day before the primary, 1968. Photograph (c) Bill Eppridge/All Rights Reserved

The Robert F. Kennedy funeral train travels through Trenton, New Jersey
Photograph (c) Bill Eppridge/All Rights Reserved

Bill Eppridge: An American Treasure
Monroe Gallery July 3 - Sept 26, 2010

"Bill Eppridge is one of the most accomplished photojournalists of the Twentieth Century and has captured some of the most significant moments in American history: he has covered wars, political campaigns, heroin addiction, the arrival of the Beatles in the United States, Vietnam, Woodstock, the summer and winter Olympics, and perhaps the most dramatic moment of his career - the assassination of Senator Robert Kennedy in Los Angeles". View Bill Eppridge post here

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photo-eye Gallery, 376 Garcia Street, Santa Fe
Photograph (c) Mitch Dobrowner/All Rights Reserved

El Creston. (l)Photograph (c) Edward Ranney. Sunburned GSP#351. (r) Photograph (c) Chris McCaw/All Rights Reserved.


PHOTO-EYE GALLERY: Mitch Dobrowner, Edward Ranney and Chris McCaw Photographs

Clouds, 2010
Photograph (c) Mitch Dobrowner/All Rights Reserved

Shiprock triptych, 2008
Photograph (c) Mitch Dobrowner/All Rights Reserved

"I get into a ‘zone’ where time and space seem hard for me to measure." Inspired by his love of storms, LA based photographer Mitch Dobrowner set out to track and photograph these breathtakingly beautiful natural phenomena, driving over 5700 miles across ten mid-western states.

San Cristobal Pueblo, Galisteo Basin, 2007
Photograph (c) Edward Ranney/All Rights Reserved

El Creston
Photograph (c) Edward Ranney/All Rights Reserved

Landscape photographer Edward Ranney's photographs from his newest monograph Down Country of the historically rich Galisteo Basin will be on exhibit. Down Country is the history of five centuries of the Southern Tewa Pueblo Indian culture that rose, faltered, reasserted itself, and ultimately perished in the Galisteo Basin. Down Country Book Signing July 16th 5-7

Sunburned GSP#281 (Pacific Ocean), 2008
Photograph (c) Chris McCaw/All Rights Reserved

Sunburned GSP#279 (Pacific Ocean/movement), 2008
Photograph (c) Chris McCaw/All Rights Reserved

This project has got my mind working overtime and has rejuvenated my faith in analog photography. My favorite part is watching smoke come out of the camera during the exposure!

San Francisco based photographer Chris McCaw began experimenting with burning film by means of long exposures and the sun. Through trial and error, he began using vintage fiber-based gelatin-silver black-and-white photographic paper, putting it in the film holder in place of film and creating a unique paper negative print. In long exposures the sun actually burns through the paper, creating this unique body of work.

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July 10-Sept 5, 2010
photo-eye Gallery will be exhibiting a selection of photographs from Mitch Dobrowner, Edward Ranney and Chris McCaw
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OSKAR BARNACK: Revolutionized Photography

Oskar Barnack's Ur-Leica
"The small format 35mm camera created a revolution in photography"

Hohenzollernbrücke, Cologne
Photograph (c)
Oskar Barnack

Eselstreppchen, 1914
Photograph (c)
Oskar Barnack

Flood, Langgasse, 1920
Photograph (c)
Oskar Barnack

Photograph (c)
Oskar Barnack

Self Portrait, 1914
Photograph (c)
Oskar Barnack

"Oskar Barnack's genius idea of creating the small format 35mm camera created a revolution in photography"

Oskar Barnack wanted to move away from the traditional, heavy plate cameras then used for most photography. As early as 1905, he had the idea of reducing the negative format and enlarging the photographs at a later stage. Ten years later Barnack developed the Ur-Leica, the first successful small-format camera. The photographs created in 1914 were of outstanding quality for the time. Delayed due to World War I the first LEICA did not enter series production until 1924 and introduced to the public in 1925.(more about the history of the Leica here).

Many thanks to
New York Leica Gallery Director's, Rose A. Deutsch and Jay R. Deutsch, for introducing me to the Leica creator. Oskar Barnack Room, Leica Gallery, NY



Me Kissing Vinoodh (Passionately), 1999
©Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin/All rights reserved

Bjork (Poisson-Nageur)
©Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin/All rights reserved

Clint Eastwood – The New York Times Magazine, 2005
Photograph©Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin/All rights reserved

June 25-Sept 15, 2010

"Dubiousness is at the base of practically every image they make. Their work is ambiguous in every sense of the word and balances deliberately on the thin rope between fashion and art, perverting both worlds, mirroring the strangeness of everyday life through an extreme enlargement of a singular part."

Amsterdam's Foam FotografieMuseum exhibition, Pretty Much Everything, spans 25 years of work of the world famous photographic duo, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin. Inez and Vinoodh began their work together in 1986 in Amsterdam. Now, 25 years later, with their campaigns for fashion houses such as YSL, Chanel, Balmain, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Chloe, and with regular publications in W Magazine, Vogue and The New York Times, they are among the few artists that have successfully crossed the line drawn between fashion and art and have managed to simultaneously maintain careers in both fields. Art, fashion and portrait works all exist next to each other in the exhibition. By disregarding any chronological order the combination of images are based on personal, formal, social, political and intuitive associations that show the way the artists have lived with the images for 25 years. Anthology Pretty Much Everything (Steidl)


BILL EPPRIDGE: Kennedy Campaign Trail

Bobby Kennedy campaigns into the night, 1968
Photograph (c) Bill Eppridge/All Rights Reserved

Bobby Kennedy with crowd during the 1968 Presidential race
Photograph (c) Bill Eppridge/All Rights Reserved

Robert Kennedy, New York City
Photograph (c) Bill Eppridge/All Rights Reserved

Senator Robert Kennedy at a rally, Sioux City, Iowa, 1966
Photograph (c) Bill Eppridge/All Rights Reserved

Busboy Juan Romero tries to comfort Presidential candidate Bobby Kennedy. The burned master vintage print used for reproduction in LIFE Magazine of Senator Robert F. Kennedy Shot, Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, Ca, June 5, 1968. Photograph (c) Bill Eppridge/All Rights Reserved

July 2-Sept 26, 2010

"An American Treasure"

Photographs by Bill Eppridge

Monroe Gallery, Santa Fe


LEICA GALLERY: Oskar Barnack Room

Oskar Barnack invented the Leica in 1925
The Oskar Barnack Room, Leica Gallery, New York

Click images to enlarge
The Oskar Barnack Room. (top left) Breslau, 1942, Photograph by Zdenek Tmej; (bottom left) Sold: Lovers In Smoke, Photograph by Frank Stewart. Three Photographs by Harry Weber (center) Opera Ball, Vienna, 2001 (top right) A Lippizzaner, Spanish Riding School, Vienna, 1958 and (bottom right) Lighting the Sabbath Candles, Vienna, 1995.

Molly, 1993 (top) and Pee Pee Rose Angelina, 1987
Photographs by Robin Schwartz

New York's Leica Gallery Director's, Rose A. Deutsch and Jay R. Deutsch, are celebrating the Leica Gallery going into it's 17th year. The gallery, run in partnership with Leica Camera and closely linked to the company, exhibits both traditional and modern photojournalism. Since its foundation, it's housed more than 115 exhibitions, including work by renowned photographers such as Alfred Eisenstaedt, Ralph Gibson, Leonard Freed, Susan Meiselas, Inge Morath, Alex Webb, Erich Hartmann, Karl Lagerfeld and most recently, Antonin Kratochvil.

Their current exhibition, The Marcus Family: Three Generations of New York's Elite Society and Wedding Photographers, is a joyful show about happy occasions. The Marcus Studio being the Bentley of wedding and party photography, this exhibition of photographs from their archives spans three generations of New York's most notable social events. June 11- August 7

Oskar Barnack Room:
"Oskar Barnack's genius idea of creating the small format 35mm camera created a revolution in photography in 1925, paving the way for the birth of the Leica Legend. His diminutive, lightweight LEICA A offered a new, undreamed-of freedom in reportage and artistic photography. From that point to the present day, Leica has had a profound influence on our view of the world we live in."

Always interesting to visit is the revolving gallery of images for sale in the Leica Galleries Oskar Barnack Room. Most photographs are 11 x 14"or 12 x 16" gelatin silver and signed by the photographer. Images for sale include photographers Oskar Barnack, Leonard Freed, Bohdan Holomicek, Inge Morath, Susan Meiselas, Jan Reich, and Evelyn Richter.

The Leica Gallery is located in an historic building in Greenwich Village that is listed in the records of the American Institute of Architects. 670 Broadway, Suite 500, New York, NY


ANDY LEVIN: Catastrophe in the Gulf

Photograph (c) Andy Levin/All Rights Reserved

Photograph (c) Andy Levin/All Rights Reserved

Photograph (c) Andy Levin/All Rights Reserved

Photograph (c) Andy Levin/All Rights Reserved

Catastrophe in the Gulf: The Hot Zone
Photographs by Andy Levin

A former Contributing Photographer with Life Magazine, Andy Levin began his career as a staff photographer for the Black Star agency in 1985, where he completed contract assignments for magazines including National Geographic, Time, Newsweek, and Fortune. In 1983 Levin’s photo essay for Life won first place in the prestigious National Press Photographers Association Contest. His personal black and white work on Coney Island has been published in both Reportage and Graphis as well as both Life and Popular Photography. A participant in over fifteen Day in the Life book projects, A Day in the Life of America brought him to New Orleans where he photographed the Charity Hospital Emergency Room. In 2004 Levin moved to Big Easy to document and participate its rich culture.

Just a year later the city was decimated by Hurricane Katrina which Levin photographed while helping his neighbors to safety. Levin’s post Katrina work has been published in the New York Times, Newsweek, US News, GQ, Rolling Stone, USN&WR and People Magazines and Time Magazine. In 2007 he was a finalist for the Eugene Smith Grant for a project entitled “World By the Water” documenting areas of the world that are on the front-lines of global climactic change. – Lightstalkers

100 EYES: Home Issue

Pont-Rouge, Haiti
36 year old Haitian earthquake survivor Bouro Etienne stays at his still working shelter where he and his wife and 4 other family members live together. Photograph (c) Q. Sakamaki /All Rights Reserved

Fragmented Cities (Mexico)
Photograph (c) Alejandro Cartagena/All Rights Reserved

Photograph (c) Kim Haughton/All Rights Reserved

near Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Photograph (c) John Vink/Magnum/All Rights Reserved

Mumbai Neighborhood
Photograph (c) Nehru Nagar/All Rights Reserved

Park Slope, Brooklyn
Photograph (c) Erica McDonald/All Rights Reserved

Where ever you are, treat the earth gently, and be thankful for your friends and your own home, wherever that may be.–Andy Levin, publisher

Photographs by Alejandro Cartagena, Erica McDonald, Anna Maria Barry-Jester, Kim Haughton, Albertina d'Urso, Q. Sakamaki, Samantha Box, Thomas Lindahl Robinson, Livio Mancini, John Vink/Magnum. Must-See..

View Andy Levin's photographs of the oil catastrophe in his HOME of Louisiana: Oil Catastrophe


reductive a new Blurb book
Self Portrait of Artist Caio Fernandes

Paintings (c) Caio Fernandes /All Rights Reserved

1995 while writing a poem named Vida Secreta (Secret Life) in my notebook, on the opposite page the ink left the opposite written–Aterces Adiv. This was just perfect for all I was trying to say...Aterces Adiv, nothing can be hidden in life and as consequence in art.
–Caio Fernandes

Brazilian artist Caio Fernandes explains the history of the four phases of his work while showing us his "best painting among the best". Support the Arts, only $14.00 U.S. BLURB Books "Staff Pick"


Untitled 1 (2009)
Photograph (c) Odette England/All Rights Reserved

Untitled 6 (2009)
Photograph (c) Odette England/All Rights Reserved


June 18-August 6, 2010

Also: June 19
Artist Talk: Elaine Duigenan & Leland Melvin


LAURENT GIRARD: Statues of Central Park

Robert Burns
Photograph (c)Laurent Girard /All Rights Reserved

The Falconer
Photograph (c)Laurent Girard /All Rights Reserved

Sir Walter Scott
Photograph (c)Laurent Girard /All Rights Reserved

Group of Bears
Photograph (c)Laurent Girard /All Rights Reserved

Indian Hunter
Photograph (c)Laurent Girard /All Rights Reserved

Three Dancing Maidens
Photograph (c)Laurent Girard /All Rights Reserved

The Angel of the Waters
Photograph (c)Laurent Girard /All Rights Reserved

Taking photographs since the age of 12, French born Laurent Girard has been one of the world's most sought-after master black and white printers for decades. Laurent is the former owner of New York's legendary Lexington Labs, printing for everyone from Richard Avedon, Peter Beard, Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weber, Bert Stern, Herb Ritts to Bruce Davidson, Nicholas Vreeland and Patti Smith (his impressive client list here!). In 2002, he merged Lexington Labs with Coloredge, and, in 2008, Laurent joined Griffin Editions, providing Fine Art Photographic Printing for Artists, Museums and Galleries (their blog). Central Park website.

Statues in Central Park
Gelatin Silver Prints / Selenium Toned
Prints For Sale

Update: Laurent Girard
CENTRAL PARK: A Group Portrait
June 8 - August 4, 2012
Leica Gallery • 670 B'way • New York