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"Living Legends: Career Highlights of Eight Master Photographers"

Photography’s history taken as a whole is relatively brief with photography as we know it today stretching back only to World War II as a contemporary medium. Given this, many of the photographers who laid the foundations are deceased, but fortunately some are still with us as key figures. This exhibition provides us with the opportunity to celebrate the incredible impact that eight seminal photographers have made through their unique styles upon the medium of photography as a whole. In the post-war era,...

Dialogues with Great Photographers - Albert Watson

Albert Watson interview - Kyle: Over the last four decades you have photographed a wide range of subjects in various styles, so what makes an image a Watson image?” Watson: I think it all just comes back to what my training was and how it’s all finished. But one thing that is very, very important to me, and on a scale from one to ten it’s a nine and a half or a ten, is the finished product. There are so many photographers right now and they just send them out to a lab. They produce the print for them and...

"Fashion And The Female Form: The Feminine Mystique"

The genre of fashion photography and the genre of the nude are both well developed and long established interests of photographers although they can be thought of as quite different directions for photographers to work in. Fashion photographers’ emphasis on desires, fantasies, and projections of wish fulfillment underscores the psychology of fashion photography which plays into the unreal where the viewer is encouraged to escape into the picture and enter a rarified world where they can be participants....

"Full Color Spectrum: A Survey Of Classic & Contemporary Color Photography"

The artists included in the exhibition best demonstrate the various manners in which photographers employ color as a vital part of their images. These artists have expanded the boundaries of what is typically associated with fine art photography and the commonly held notions from the foundations of the medium that it should only be black and white. Among its many attributes, color photography mimics how the eye naturally sees the world and gives a closer approximation to it compared with black and white...

"Think Cool: Summer Pictures For Hot Days"

The survey exhibition of esteemed photographers' work includes George Hoynigen-Huene, Bruce Mozert, Bruce Weber, and Michael Kahn. The exhibition suggests one possible escape from the enveloping summer heat through the imagined world of photography. This collection of photographs brings the viewer to more comfortable and inviting settings that may include beach, surf, sands, and scenes of cool summertime leisure. The photographers in the group exhibition “Think Cool” have been chosen because of their...

"Scene & Seen: Images To Awaken The Inner Traveler"

Summer is a time of travel, a time to open new horizons and venture away from the familiar and the known. Journeys into new worlds stimulate a curiosity and perhaps new perspectives on the world. From its earliest days, photography has been used to record and document the world at large. The innate ability of the medium to enlarge the visual world outside our limited perspectives remains one of the medium’s most outstanding attributes. Encouraging one’s sense of adventure, photography of foreign and...

Dialogues with Great Photographers - Joyce Tenneson

Joyce Tenneson interview - Kyle: You are primarily a portrait photographer and have said, “A true portrait can never hide the inner-life of its subject.” How does the visual dimension of photography transcend physicality to reveal this non-visual “inner-life?” Tenneson: I feel that in all of my portraits, I really try to reveal the spirit and inner-life of my subjects. I’m not interested in just the surface reality; I’m not a photojournalist although I admire photojournalism. I like to connect with my...

Dialogues with Great Photographers - Frank Horvat

Frank Horvat interview - Kyle: Before settling in Paris in 1955 at the age of 27, you lived in a variety of locations such as London and Milan while also traveling to such places as Pakistan and India. How do you think these experiences shaped your artistic outlook in general and interest in photography specifically? Horvat: I wouldn’t say that the places shaped my outlook: but that my outlook shaped the way I photographed those places. Kyle: You have mentioned meeting Henri Cartier-Bresson in the...

Dialogues with Great Photographers - Jim Lee

Jim Lee interview - Sara: You did not start out with the dream of being a photographer - you were more interested in the moving image and eventually did work extensively in film - so how did you end up in this medium? Lee: My wish was to be a painter and I went to art school, but I was too heavy handed. My grandfather was a very good painter, and so was my mother, but I did not have the aptitude. I began to see French art films, for instance Dimanche avec Cyble (1962). In them, I saw ramifications of my...

Dialogues with Great Photographers - Flor Garduño

Flor Garduño interview - Sara: What first drew you to photography and what keeps you there? Before you studied visual art at Antigua Academia de San Carlos, did you have an interest in photography or practice it at all? Garduño: It was during my visual arts studies at San Carlos that I had my first experience with photography. I entered Kati Horna’s atelier as part of my studies and she used to speak about life and about her experiences. At some point she was interested in my work and in me...