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"The Art of Sound and Movement"

It may seem ironic that photography, with its inherent emphasis on the still image, has always had a role in the documenting of movements and sounds of the performance based arts. If one looks at the early pictures from the 1880’s by Eadweard Muybridge they were locomotive studies in which the movement of animals and people were frozen. Moving forward to the explosion of early modernism in Paris in the 1920’s, Man Ray used photography and film to record the dancers, and the sets and backdrops of the Ballet...

Dialogues with Great Photographers - André Lichtenberg

André Lichtenberg interview - Alex: You grew up in Brazil and now live and work in the UK, how do your origin and your current surroundings influence your work and the imagery you decide to capture? Lichtenberg: I was born in South Brazil, from a family of mixed European background. My grandparents were of German, Austrian and Portuguese descent. I grew up in Porto Alegre, a large city, and remember being attracted to architecture and the urban environment from an early age. We also had occasional...

"Under the Bright Lights - Fashionable Moments"

“Lights, camera, clothes, models…” this is the call to action for the world of fashion photography. In the world of fashion, fame, and stardom, photographers must learn to function as directors, choreographers, and creative artists. From the early development of the camera to the present time, photographers have been both challenged and seduced by the possibilities of the camera to surpass the world of objects, clothes, and models and create a world of imagination, style, and cultural sophistication....

"Nightfall: The Silence of Space"

“Nightfall: The Silence of Space” is an exploration by three contemporary photographers into the expressive potential of manmade environments. Devoid of people, their images become eloquent and meditative portrayals of stillness through depictions of panoramic cityscapes, grand historic interiors, or urban parks. Each of these subjects can be thought of as multi-faceted dramatic sets that serve as the backdrops to human activity. The spaces quietly wait for life to unfold and remain silent before the...

"Still Life - The Pleasure of Stopping Time"

“Still Life – The Pleasure of Stopping Time” surveys the manners in which photographers have explored and refreshed the great traditional genre from early in the twentieth century to innovative practices of today. Within photography, still lives have served as both conventional and experimental forms across many periods of significant aesthetic and technological change. By using straightforward as well as latent symbolism such as the motif of memento mori, or the impermanence of life, the camera came to be...

"The Voice of Persuasion – The Power of Inspiration"

“The Voice of Persuasion – The Power of Inspiration” celebrates and explores those legendary personas over the past century who have had a decisive role in forming the contemporary world as we know it. Examining the role of inspiring leaders from a variety of spheres including politics, arts, and contemporary culture comes at a suitable moment given the current political atmosphere. Today’s most influential and powerful individuals are commonly represented through video and live-feed, but for many of those...

"Seldom Seen: Photographs to Discover"

Summertime at Holden Luntz Gallery offers an opportunity to reflect on the past season and prepare for the next one. It also presents a time to delve into the gallery’s sizable collection and rediscover photographs that have had little exposure lately. Through creating and amassing an extensive inventory over two decades, the gallery has built a visual history shaped by the many explorations and directions of its photographers Technological changes in the medium with new developments in digital imaging...

Dialogues with Great Photographers - Robert Farber

Robert Farber interview - Kyle: What originally led you to be a photographer and what has kept you there? Farber: I always wanted to be a painter and I wanted to go to school for art, but my parents wouldn’t allow me to go. At that time they thought it would be a waste. So I never went to school for photography, I was self-taught. You can imagine when I picked up my first camera after college I knew nothing technically. The resulting images were grainy, soft, and some off-color. Different from what a...

Dialogues with Great Photographers - Jeff Bark

Jeff Bark interview - Kyle: When were you first drawn to photography? Which artists have the strongest influence on your vision? Bark: I first realized I wanted to be a photographer when I was twelve years old and sent letters to the biggest names in fashion. I got no response. Now it’s not photographers who inspire me, but painters and directors such as David Lynch, Otto Dix, Walt Disney, and Eric Fischl. Kyle: Starting in the 1980s you shot fashion photography for such publications as Vogue and Harper’...

"Contemporary Voices in Color Photography"

The images included in the exhibition best demonstrate the various manners in which contemporary artists employ color photography as a vital aspect of their work. They have expanded the boundaries of what is typically associated with fine art photography and the commonly held notion from the early foundations of the medium that it should only be monochromatic. Although some avant-garde photographers would experiment with color from the early twentieth century, its acceptance into the realm of fine art...