Gallery of Fine Art Photography

Mark Maio • International Images for Science Exhibition

Augusta GA, Georgia Regents University

October 22 – November 30, 2014

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Mark Maio’s image: 20/20, shown to the right, was selected for the exhibition International Images for Science. The exhibition is organized by the Royal Photographic Society. The RPS is the world’s oldest photographic society, in continual existence since its foundation in 1853.

The exhibition of 100 stunning prints, showcases an extraordinary variety of scientific photography– images that explore worlds we can only imagine, or that are used as tools in everyday life in medicine, engineering and other related fields, done in a way that informs, questions and inspires.

Exhibition previously toured Europe with stops in the Royal Albert Hall in London, ArtCell Gallery in Cambridge, and Padova Italy.

Complete details at the RPS website.

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Barbara & Lynne Bullock – Gallery Talk

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Saturday October 11, 20014 – 11 AM

An intimate gallery talk featuring Barbara Bullock-Wilson and Lynne Harrington-Bullock, they discussed the work of Edna Bullock – their mother & wife of Wynn Bullock. A packed house joined us for this special event.

Brief bio: Edna Bullock (1915 – 1997) An exceptionally prolific artist, Edna produced a wide variety of black and white imagery and is probably best known for her photographs of nudes within the landscape. Her husband, Wynn Bullock, had an important impact on her keen and discriminating eye.

More information, including a wide selection of her work,
can be found on Edna Bullock’s Artist Page.

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Wolf Suschitzky’s 102nd Birthday


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It give us great pleasure to wish Wolf Suschitzky a Happy 102nd Birthday.

Mr. Suschitzky was born August 29, 1912. Wolf lives in London where he has resided since the 1930′s when he fled his native Austria prior to World War II. Visit his Artist Page for a more detailed biography and a selection of Wolf’s images.

In the video Wolf recounts highlights of his life and his photography. It was filmed 8 years ago.

Link to additional videos from the web site: Web Of Stories. (The site contains 34 videos of Suschitzky totaling more than 2 hours)

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Shukhov Radio Tower to be Protected

UPDATED August 18, 2014 – Moscow Times

In March, Richard Pare along with Jean-Louis Cohen drafted a petition to Vladimir Putin calling for preservation of the tower. They were able to get an impressive list of Pritzker Prize recipients to join the effort.

Reported 8/18/14 via Moscow Times. Moscow City Hall has formally prohibited the moving or reassembly of a Soviet architectural landmark that has been under threat of demolition.

The article concludes with a note of the tower’s status: City Hall’s order proposes including the tower on the federal list of protected heritage sites. Restoration work will be carried out on the tower with the new rules in mind, though no time frame has yet been determined, Izvestia reported Monday.

Below is an audio clip of Pare discussing the history, symbolism and significance of the tower. Additional information on the tower and protest efforts can be found at the Shukhov Tower Foundation.

Richard Pare comments on the Shabolovka Radio Tower



View earlier posts (April 2014) when demolition of the Shukhov Tower seemed likely.

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Architect’s Granddaughter Evicted From Moscow’s Iconic Melnikov House

August 14, 2014 – Moscow Times

The Moscow Times reports that: Moscow’s iconic Melnikov House has found itself embroiled in yet another property scandal following the forced eviction of the architect’s 75-year-old granddaughter.

The link above will take you to the article which provides details on the ongoing struggle by Melnikov’s descendants to preserve this remarkable structure for future generations.

Richard Pare photographed this iconic structure for the Lost Vanguard. The video clip to the right provides commentary and his thoughts on this famous building. (recorded 2009)

4:06 – video length

Richard Pare’s artist page
View 3-D renderings of the exterior and interior of the Melnikov House.

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Wynn Bullock: Photographer

A unique opportunity to see and hear Wynn as he discusses his work, his techniques, and his philosophy. Produced and directed by Thom Tyson in 1975, this documentary was originally released in 1976 as a 28-minute 16mm film. It was digitally reformatted in 2009, the link below will take you to the Wynn Bullock web page where you can purchase a copy for $20.
Wynn Bullock:Photographer.

4:51 – video length

Wynn Bullock’s artist page – B&W
Wynn Bullock’s artist page – Color

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Bullock Lecture at the High Museum – 6/19/14

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California College of the Arts professor and photographer Chris Johnson presented an artistic and personal look into Wynn Bullock’s photos and philosophies. Johnson gave an illustrated perspective on the scope of Bullock’s work, from his experiments with alternative processes to his nudes, landscapes, nature studies, tableaux, and color abstractions. Join us for an evening of reflection on Bullock’s processes from an artist’s perspective.

The High’s exhibition:
Wynn Bullock: Revelations will be on view through December of 2014.

Lumière’s exhibition:
Radiant Energy – portfolios and photographs by Wynn Bullock will be on view until August 23, 2014.

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Radiant Energy . . . Portfolios and Photographs by Wynn Bullock

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Lumiere was pleased to present the exhibition:
Radiant Energy… portfolios and photographs by Wynn Bullock.
The exhibition opened Saturday June 14, 2014.

The work of Master Photographer Wynn Bullock is drawn from three separate Lumière Collector Edition Portfolios: Seascapes, Classic B&W, and Color Light Abstractions.

Additional photographs, biographical information and rare video footage of Wynn Bullock from 1971, can also be found on his artist page.

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Peter Essick – Ansel Adams Wilderness Book: Featured in WABE Interview

June 16, 2014

Listen to Peter’s interview on WABE 90.1, (8:46)

Essick’s recently published book The Ansel Adams Wilderness – photographs by Peter Essick features work taken while on assignment for National Geographic Magazine. In this book, his subject is the remote California Sierra Nevada wilderness area named for the world famous photographer, and an early influence in Essick’s life. As a teenager Peter wrote Adams, who replied with an invitation to visit his studio in Carmel, this meeting set Essick on his path to pursue photography as a career. A selection of these photographs were first published in the December 2012 issue of National Geographic in B&W as an homage to Adams

To purchase follow this link to Amazon.

To see more of Peter’s remarkable images you can visit his Lumiere artist page, the exhibition, Compositions In Nature, or the THEME collection American West.

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Conversations with the Masters

Volume I-IV

Rare interviews with Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Beaumont Newhall, Brett Weston & Cole Weston. These interviews, conducted by Steve James of the Eikon Gallery (Monterey CA), are now available for viewing for the first time since their initial airing in 1971, exclusively on the Lumière Virtual Gallery. As photographic icons of the 20th century, it is fascinating to see these giants in the field describe their work, personal histories and comments on photography.

E-Mail the gallery to request access to the entire Eikon Gallery Video Archive (13 eisodes, approx. 22 min each)

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Wynn Bullocks’ 112th Birthday

April 18, 2014

In honor of Wynn Bullock’s 112th birthday we are pleased to post this “new” video featuring, Wynn Bullock and Dave Bohn of Scrimshaw Press. They describe the collaborative interaction behind the production of Wynn Bullock (The Scrimshaw Press, Publication No. 8). Both also discuss the importance of book publishing for photographers. This interview, conducted by Steve James of the Eikon Gallery (Monterey CA), is shown here for the first time since its initial airing in 1971.

It is also worth noting the upcoming major retrospective of Wynn’s photography this summer at the High Museum of Art, Wynn Bullock: Revelations, opens June 14, 2014

Video Runtime: 13:35

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New Dimensions in Photography… Great Prints to Electronic Publishing

Artist Talk – Saturday May 31, 2014

Two Sessions – 11 AM & 1:30 PM

Rex Naden represents a new thrust in photography. His work embodies excellence in visualization and recording… taking advantage of the latest camera, processing, and printing technologies. Naden discussed his own approach to photographing the American West, as well as new opportunities for full artistic expression through electronic publishing, including his deep knowledge of the MagCloud environment. Naden, who holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering and 14 patents also conducts workshops at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite.

New Directions in Photography May 31st

Currently On-View at Lumiere: Western Light • A Point of View

Rex Naden’s artist page

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Rex Naden Landscape Photographer

In this video Naden provides insight into his landscape photography, discussing his methods and motivations. As well as his thoughts on teaching workshops and electronic publishing.

3:45 – video length
Rex Naden’s artist page

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Stephen Lawson – Vero Beach Museum of Art – Until May 11th

Closing: May 11, 2014

The remarkable work of Stephen Lawson was the subject of a one man exhibition at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, the exhibition entitled: Images Of Time, opened January 25 and closed May 11, 2014. Lawson’s photography almost defies description, a 12 minute video gives insight to the uniqueness of his work, it can be seen on his Lumiere artist page and the exhibition, Change By Degree, images are also included in the THEME collections Landscape, Environment and American South.

Balchraggan Hill-Farm and Loch Ness, 1990 © Stephen Lawson
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Finding Vivian Maier – Lefont Sandy Springs: (4/11 – 5/8)

The Atlanta Debut of the film Finding Vivian Maier was Friday April 11th, 2014, at the Lefont Sandy Springs Theater, located at 5920 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs 30328. The film had a four week run 4/11-5/8, it is currently available for viewing in the Atlanta area via Comcast On Demand service.

On April 26th, Co-Directors John Maloof and Charlie Siskel were featured on Bob Edwards Weekend (4/26/2014).

April 8th – Review by Steve Murray of ArtsATL.

Executive Producer: Jeff Garlin, was available for a question and answer session following the Saturday April 12 1:45 afternoon screening. He also, provided an introduction to the 3:40 screening.
Below is the Official Trailer of Finding Vivian Maier

This intriguing documentary shuttles from New York to France to Chicago as it traces the life story of the late Vivian Maier, a career nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs has earned her a posthumous reputation as one of America’s most accomplished and insightful street photographers.

Early Reviews:
New York Times, March 21, 2014
New Yorker, March 26, 2014
New York Times, March 27, 2014
NPR, March 27, 2014

Select Here: to go to Vivian Maier’s updated artist page and view recently released images.

E-MAIL – requests for viewing and purchasing work from the Maloof Collection.

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Exhibition: Vivian Maier: New Work II – On View Now

Lumière was pleased to present: Vivian Maier: New Work II. The updated exhibition featured recently released images from the John Maloof Collection. The exhibition coincided with the Atlanta screening of Finding Vivian Maier. The exhibition was on view until June 7, 2014

Visit the exhibition page or her recently updated artist page to see additional images.

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John Gutmann: My Eyes Were Fresh

Excerpts from the film: My Eyes Were Fresh (film by Jane Levy Reed)

Gutmann’s work and life story are both remarkable. As a young man he studied painting in the late 20′s under Otto Mueller. With the rise of the Nazi’s he leaves Germany in 1933, and begins his photographic career in San Francisco, which remained his home the rest of his life. Working as a photojournalist through the depression years Gutmann’s keen visual eye trained on the streets of his new adoptive home results in a spectacular body of work.

The video to the right, begins with Gutmann in a gallery discussing one of his common themes, the American fascination with the automobile.

Lumière was proud to feature Gutmann’s work in our exhibition – My Eyes Were Fresh.
Additional images and biographic information can also be found on his artist page.

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Shukhov Radio Tower Slated for Demolition

April 8, 2014 – via Richard Pare

The effort to save the Shukhov Tower from destruction continues and gains momentum.

An article from BBC News from April 8th provides insight into the current situation.
Shukhov Tower: The Eiffel of the East – By Susannah Stevens BBC News

March 28,2014 – The city architect of Moscow has come out in favor of preserving the Shukhov Tower, this is a change of his previous position in support of demolition. Also, the Chief Engineer of the broadcasting company that owns the tower has sent a letter to various people proposing setting up an international committee of experts, engineers, architects and conservationists to advise.

Pare was featured on BBC World Update (March 24th) , interviewed by host Dan Damon. Here is a link to the BBC website where the entire 55 minute program is located. Pare’s interview starts at 15:45 minutes into the program and runs for approx 6 minutes.

Richard has also informed us that, in addition to the Change.org petition mentioned below you can also send a letter directly to Vladimir Putin via this link.

NY Times (March 17, 2014). Page One of the Arts Section: The article reports; That late last month, “The Russian State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting agreed to the dismantling of the Shabolovka radio tower in Moscow.” Follow this LINK to view the entire NY Times article. Richard Pare along with Jean Louis Cohen have helped to draft and promote an international petition on Chang.org that pleads to Vladimir Putin to intervene and override the Committee’s decision. (Petition is in the cyrillic alphabet)

Last Month, Pare first alerted us to this distressing news, reported in The Moscow Times (Feb 12, 2014), that the Shabolovka Radio Tower was under imminent threat. The structure completed in 1922 was commissioned by Lenin, and designed by Vladimir Shukhov. The tower was the first architectural symbol of the USSR, and intended to spread the word of Communism through “new radio technology”. The Moscow Times article can be read here.

Below is an audio clip of Pare discussing the history, symbolism and significance of the tower. Additional information on the tower and protest efforts can be found at the Shukhov Tower Foundation.

Richard Pare comments on the Shabolovka Radio Tower

The Lost Vanguard, debuted at MoMA in 2007, and was next shown Spring of 2009 at Lumière.

THE LOST VANGUARD – This exhibition explored one of the most exceptional periods in the history of architecture, from the years just prior to the October Revolution until the foundation of the U.S.S.R. First shown in 2007 at The Museum of Modern Art (NY), this work is an important contribution to the history of both photography and architecture. The flamboyant age of Russian modernity, in the 15 years following the October 1917 Revolution, was hardly recognized before it came to an abrupt end. After the fall of the communist experiment in 1991, structures employing modernist era design and construction methods were rapidly disappearing. In a short period of time nearly a quarter of the buildings that were to have been protected were razed or disfigured. Richard Pare, a master photographer and curator of architectural photography, developed this body of work to record these interior and exterior designs before they succumbed to redevelopment.

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LensWork Road Show – In Atlanta March 22-23

A quick post to inform or remind you that the LensWork Roadshow 2014 will be in Atlanta Saturday March 22nd and Sunday the 23rd. Here is a link to the overview page on the LensWork web site. That page has complete details and features a video introduction that succinctly describes the content of the 4 different half day seminars.

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Bob Kolbrener – Artist Reception – March 21st, Monterey CA

February 6 – April 28, 2014

We are pleased to pass along information on the exhibition- Bob Kolbrener: In Real Time: Celebrating Fifty Years in Photography at the Monterey Museum of Art, Pacific Street location in Monterey California. This exhibition celebrates Bob’s expansive fifty-year adventure with photography, and includes both iconic images and some rarely seen works from all five decades of his career. Still using the time-honored methods of film and gelatin silver darkroom printing, Kolbrener explores the Western United States with his cameras, in pursuit of that exceptional moment and extraordinary vista.

A reception for the artist will take place on Friday, March 21 from 6 to 8 pm.
View The Monterey Museum’s web site for additional details.

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More information on Bob’s work can be found on his Lumière artist page as well as the exhibition: Picturing the West.

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Mardi Gras Remembrance

March 4, 2014
With Mardi Gras festivities earlier this week, we would like to feature the work of two photographers. Their work, although separated by 68 years, displays a vitality and uniqueness that can only be found in New Orleans.

In 1937 John Gutmann traveled from his newly adopted home in San Francisco to record the 1937 Mardi Gras celebration. On this trip he also traveled through Alabama, rural Georgia and Atlanta, specifically Spelman College. View Gutmann’s artist page for additional images.

Also unique to New Orleans is the post Katrina portraiture of Thomas Neff. The image shown here is of Antoinette K-Doe, owner and operator of Mother-in-Law Lounge, in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans. Mrs. K-Doe rode out the storm and defended the lounge through the “lawless” period that followed the levee breaks. Unfortunately, five years ago, Ms. K-Doe passed away on Mardi Gras, February 24, 2009 (NY Times obit). Addition work by Neff including more from the Katrina project can be found on his artist page.

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Sochi Russia – Richard Pare

With the recent world spot light on Sochi Russia, it is worth mentioning Richard Pare’s photographs of the Voroshilov Sanatorium, built 1930-34 by the architect Miron Merzhanov. Many of you may have seen recent coverage of a later work by Merzhanov; Josef Stalin’s dacha. The brutal dictators residence, received significant media coverage during the Winter Olympics. (NPR & New York Times)

Below is a written excerpt and images from Pare’s book The Lost Vanguard (Russian Modernist Architecture 1922-1932) describing the structure that brought Merzhanov the prominence that caught Stalin’s attention.

Taking advantage of a spectacular hilltop site on the coast of the Black Sea at Sochi, the Voroshilov sanatorium is one of the most innovative and well executed of all the modernist works of the Soviet era. Still in good condition and little altered, the complex exudes a sense of well-being and airy transparency. Most of the guest rooms face the ocean and are provided with balconies protected by brises soleils. The main complex is connected to the ocean by a funicular railway. From 1933-41 Merzhanov became Stalin’s personal architect, perhaps a contributing factor in the exceptionally well-maintained state of the complex. – Richard Pare

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To view the entire on-line exhibition: The Lost Vanguard
To view Richard Pare’s Artist Page

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Roxie Theater – J’Adore Photography Auction

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The Roxie J’Adore Photography Auction closed Thursday February 27th, a Gala Party was held at the Roxie that same evening. Follow this link to get additional details.

The Roxie is the oldest continuously operated cinema in the United States, and the second oldest in the world, dating back to 1909, (a 501c3 non-profit).

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Robert Weingarten – Exhibition – George Eastman House

February 22 – May 25, 2014

We are pleased to pass along information on the exhibition- Another America: A Testimonial to the Amish by Robert Weingarten at the George Eastman House, in Rochester New York. Weingarten spent four years photographing Amish communities in Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. The culmination of this work is Another America: A Testimonial to the Amish, on view from February 22 through May 25 in the Brackett Clark Gallery. Mostly black-and-white, Weingarten’s exquisitely composed photographs depict aspects of everyday Amish life—children at play, horse-drawn carriages, laundry on clotheslines—along with pastoral scenes and simple compositions of Amish architecture.

An artist talk will take place on Thursday,
May 1,2014 – 6 pm in the Dryden Theatre.
View The George Eastman House’s web site for additional details.

More information on Bob’s work can be found on his Lumière artist page
As well as the exhibition: The Road Less Traveled.

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Ansel Adams’ 112th Birthday

February 20, 2014

One of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Adams was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He made visionary photos of western landscapes that were inspired by a boyhood trip to Yosemite. He won three Guggenheim grants to photograph the national parks (1944–58). Founding the f/64 group with Edward Weston in 1932, he developed zone exposure to get maximum tonal range from black-and-white film. He served on the Sierra Club Board (1934-1971).

This video, begins with Adams explaining his competing interests of music & photography, and then touches major events in his career.

Lumière was proud to feature Adams’s work in our inaugural exhibition – Pirkle Jones and Friends, Jones served as his first technical assistant, their association continued over four decades. Additional information can also be found on his artist page.

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Cole Westons’ 95th Birthday

January 30th, 2014

Cole Weston (January 30, 1919 – April 20, 2003) was the 4th and youngest son of photographer Edward Weston and brother of photographer Brett Weston. He dedicated his life to photography and the theater. Cole was best known for his evocative color photography and, as stipulated by his father’s will, Cole continued to print Edward Weston’s negatives after his death in 1958 until 2003.

Lumière is proud to feature Cole’s work in our exhibition – The Weston Legacy, additional information can also be found on his artist page.

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Peter Essick – New Book: Featured in WABE Interview

January 16, 2014

Updated 2/7/14

Peter Essick’s recently published book Our Beautiful Fragile World features a career-spanning look at Essick’s work taken while on assignment for National Geographic magazine. In this book, he showcases a diverse series of photographs from some of the most beautiful natural areas in the world and documents major contemporary environmental issues. To purchase follow this link to Amazon.

Also, here is a very thoughtful review of the book entitled Human Footprints to a Harrowing Future recently published on the Huffington Post by author Evaggelos Vallianatos.

In conjunction with the publication Essick was also featured on WABE (Atlanta Public Radio) in a 10 minute interview by Steve Goss that aired January 16th. Select Here to listen to the entire interview.

To see more of Peter’s remarkable images you can visit his Lumiere artist page, the exhibition, Compositions In Nature, or the THEME collection Environmental.

Also worth noting is Peter’s participation in a six day Cumberland Island workshop, March 23-29 on the Georgia coast. This workshop is organized by SXSE (South x Southeast) Photography Workshops. Co-leading the workshop with Peter is renowned photographer Silvia Plachy. Complete details can be found on the SXSE website.
Mention Lumiere and receive a substantial discount on the workshop.

© Peter Essick

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Richard Pare – Corbusier, in Barcelona Spain

The work of Richard Pare will be opening on January 25, 2014 at CaixaForum in Barcelona, Spain. Richard’s photographs are an essential part of the Museum of Modern Art exhibition: Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes. The MoMA exhibition was on view in New York during the summer of 2013. The Barcelona exhibition will run until May 11, 2014, it will move to CaixaForum in Madrid Spain, from June 10 – October 9, 2014. More details can be found on the MoMA website.

More information on Richard’s work can be found on his Lumiere Artist Page, and the exhibition: Le Corbusier, as well as being featured in the THEME collection: Architecture.

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Pirkle Jones’ 100th Birthday

January 2, 2014

Pirkle Jones was born on January 2nd in 1914.

The former National Academy for the Arts fellow and San Francisco Arts Commission honor recipient, recorded the beauty and culture of California. His sensitivity to the the land reflected the tradition of Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and Minor White, all of whom he knew well.

Lumière’s inaugural exhibition was titled: Pirkle Jones and Friends.

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Alexander Rodchenko – Born December 5, 1891

Rodchenko was a Russian artist, sculptor, photographer and graphic designer. He was one of the founders of constructivism and Russian design. Rodchenko was one of the most versatile Constructivist and Productivist artists to emerge after the Russian Revolution. Visit Rodchenko’s artist page to see complete bio, additional images and news.
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Aaron Siskind’s 110th Birthday

Aaron Siskind, born December 4th 1903, was an American abstract expressionist photographer. In his biography, he wrote that he began his foray into photography when he received a camera for a wedding gift and began taking pictures on his honeymoon. He quickly realized the artistic potential this offered. He worked in both New York City and Chicago. Visit Siskind’s artist page to see complete bio, additional images and a recently added video. siskind bday

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Vivian Maier Exhibition (Dec, 2013) Reviewed on ArtsATL

Vivian Maier’s Once-Secret Photos Capture Every-day Treasures

December 2, 2013
By Donna Mintz

An amateur Chicago historian unearthed a photographic treasure trove when he bought a box at a storage facility auction in 2007. John Maloof ‘s discovery of 150,000-plus negatives, hundreds of rolls of undeveloped film and countless reels of documentary film propelled an all-but-forgotten woman into the pantheon of photography.

Vivian Maier, a reclusive Chicago nanny, left behind her life’s work in that storage container, which was auctioned off for non-payment of rent. She died in a nursing home in early 2009 without ever sharing her life-long passion for photography. Now we must look to her work — what she chose to capture and how beautifully she recorded it — to understand the artist and her silence. To read the complete review please follow this link to the ArtsATL web page.

Visit our exhibition page or her recently updated artist page to see additional images.

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Richard Pare – Recent Interview

Q&A: In photographing the work of master architect Le Corbusier,
Richard Pare breaks the mold.

October 29, 2013
By David Hamilton

Architectural photographer Richard Pare has made his mark translating the spirit of spatial experience into the confines of two dimensions. Perhaps best known for his extensive photographs of Soviet modernist architecture, Pare turned his attention to the architecture of Swiss modernist master Le Corbusier at the behest of the Museum of Modern Art for its recent exhibition “Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes” and the eponymous publication. Organized by architectural historian Jean-Louis Cohen, the exhibition and Pare’s photographs approach Le Corbusier’s buildings in a new way, presenting them not as objects but as figures in the landscape, a perspective that is bound to alter the way one thinks about his work. To read the interview please follow this link to the ArtsATL web page.

Villa Savoye, Poissy, 1929-30, (2012) © Richard Pare
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Le Corbusier…Architect of Modernism

On Thursday September 19, 2013 Richard Pare spoke to the impact of Le Corbusier’s work on architecture & contemporary design. A master photographer and founding photographic curator of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, his photographs have been shown in major museums throughout the world, as well as being the subject of multiple books. This was the seventh year of our fall lecture series, in collaboration with Atlanta Celebrates Photography and the High Museum of Art.

The presentation included images from Pare’s Le Corbusier portfolio that was on view this past summer at the Museum of Modern Art – New York exhibition… Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes. The portfolio was made possible by a grant from the AVC foundation, Moscow, and was first presented at the Pushkin Museum, Le Corbusier: Creation and Secrets, from Painting to Architecture. It will also be featured at Fodacion La Caixa in Barcelona and Madrid (2014).

Villa Savoye, Poissy, 1929-30, (2012) © Richard Pare
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Bullock Cunningham and Partridge featured in Arizona exhibitons

Photographs from four Lumière artists are featured in the two different exhibitions in October in the Phoenix Arizona area. Art Intersection (Gilbert AZ) opened its exhibition: Lineage and Legacy – Bullock and Cunningham, September 7 – October 27, 2013. Presenting the work of Wynn Bullock and Imogen Cunningham, two of the most beloved figures of West Coast photography in the 20th century. Their iconoclastic approach to the medium inspired future generations of photographers well into the 21st century, including members of their own families. The work of Edna Bullock, wife of Wynn, and Rondal Partridge, son of Imogen, important photographers in their own right, are on display as well.

On view September 10 – October 5, 2013 at the Northlight Gallery on the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe was the exhibition: Wynn Bullock Color Light Abstractions. Featuring the experimental color photographs of Bullock that he produced in the early 1960s.

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Finding Vivian Maier – UPDATE

World Premiere @ TIFF – September 9th & 10th

Over the two years of research and a full year of production, meeting and interviewing over 60 people who knew Vivian Maier, through her photos, mail, receipts, phone books, and letters written by Maier, the film makers were able to find where she was every year of her life, who she was working for, and all of her friends. The film is complete and will debut September 9, 2013 (sold out) at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival with a second showing September 10th. You can also like and follow the film Finding Vivian Maier on Facebook.

Select Here: to go to Vivian Maier’s updated artist page and view recently released images.

Below is a more detailed film description from the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) web site:

Schedule of showings:
Monday, September 9, 4:45pm – TIFF Bell Lightbox
Tuesday, September 10, 7:15pm – Scotiabank Theatre

When Vivian Maier died in 2009 at age eighty-three, she left behind more than 100,000 negatives of her street photography — images that she’d scarcely shared with anyone. She had spent most of her adult life as a nanny with no spouse, no children of her own and no close ties. Her photographs and belongings were hidden in storage, until the rent came overdue and the facility auctioned them off. They might have vanished into obscurity were it not for the intervention of John Maloof, a twenty six- year-old amateur historian in Chicago, who purchased a box of her unidentified photographs and became obsessed by what he discovered.

In Finding Vivian Maier, Maloof teams with producer Charlie Siskel to uncover this mystery. Following clues, they trace Maier’s history through New York City, France, and Chicago. Maier was an inveterate wanderer and self-taught photographer, favouring a Rolleiflex twin-lens reflex camera, with an uncanny ability to get close to people from all walks of life. Her artful and comic eye calls to mind the photography of Berenice Abbott and Weegee. Thanks to Maloof’s efforts, critics and galleries have now rallied behind Maier’s work, and The New York Times recognized her as “one of America’s more insightful street photographers.”

But as Maloof meets people who knew Vivian, new questions arise about her life and work. The families who employed her as a nanny have mixed memories, and hint at her dark side. Would she have even wanted this attention? Answering that question depends on how you interpret different bits of evidence. Regardless, it’s a wonder to behold the world through Vivan Maier’s eyes.

Vivian Maier – Self Portrait Book – Fall 2013

Work has begun on a 2nd Vivian Maier book which will be published in 2013. While organizing and archiving the roughly 120,000 negatives a great number of outstanding self portraits have been cataloged, a selection of them will be featured in this book.

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David Hayes – Sculptor

Excerpts from the film – One Fine Day, by Charles Mann. The film was recorded in March of 2013, one month before Hayes passed away at his home in Coventry Connecticut. It includes comments by Hayes and his son on his sculpture and a small exhibition featuring his hanging pieces at the Lutz Children’s Museum in Manchester CT. Footage also includes a tour of his sculpture meadows.

5:16 – video length
David Hayes’ artist page

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Dorothea Lange: A Visual Life

Excerpts from the film, Dorothea Lange: A Visual Life. This film is an engaging and penetrating look at a life devoted to photography, profiling the life and work of an artist who recorded some of the most evocative photographic images of the 20th century. Dorothea Lange’s artistic achievements and untiring investigations into the diversity of American life and culture are presented through interviews with her sons and assistants.

4:05 – video length
Dorothea Lange’s artist page

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Imogen Cunningham – Portrait Of Imogen

Excerpts from the film, Portrait of Imogen. With a sharp wit and a unique perspective on photography, Imogen Cunningham reveals how she carved out her impressive career while maintaining a household and raising a family. In a professional career of 75 years, Imogen had an enormous influence on the aesthetics of American photography.

2:52 – video length
Imogen Cunningham’s artist page

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Arnold Newman portrait of Igor Stravinsky

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Stravinsky’s “Rite Of Spring”

Listening to NPR (May 24th) on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the “Rite Of Spring” provided thought provoking insight into Igor Stravinsky’s pivotal place in the history of classical musical. When I think of Stravinsky, my first thought is not about his music, it is an “image” that comes to mind. The iconic and powerful portrait by Arnold Newman.
Follow this link to hear the 7 minute segment on the NPR web Site.

Also worth a read is the account of the riot which occurred at the debut of the work on May 29th, 1913, at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. “As the ballet progressed, so did the audience’s discomfort…”

Igor Stravinsky, New York, NY, 1960, © Arnold Newman

Greg Heisler – from the Lumiére lecture at the High Museum on October 8, 2008.

Additional comments can be found on the Lumiere Facebook Page..

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Rondal Partridge – Outta My Light!

Spend a little time with Ron, as he explains his photographic process, from shooting to darkroom work. Working with a 2 1/4 to 8×10 camera, we see Rondal in his environment; shooting, developing, and finding photographic inspiration in the most ordinary objects. Produced by Dyanna Taylor, granddaughter of Dorothea Lange and Elizabeth and Meg Partridge, Rondal Partridge’s daughters, this film is an intimate portrait of Rondal crafted by his own family.

3:26 – video length
Ron Partridge’s artist page

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Lumère Presents:

A Time & Place

Berenice Abbott, Tim Barnwell, John Guttman & Richard Pare

This Virtual Exhibition extends the traditional gallery viewing experience with audio/video elements about the artists and their work. All are curated by Lumière to be an integral part of the on line experience. It also offers access to other exhibitions and related references not usually seen with conventional gallery or museum programs.

The red links above will take you directly to the program.

The exhibition can also be seen at our Atlanta location.

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Berenice Abbott – Documenting Science

Born in 1898, Berenice Abbott’s formative years as an artist were spent in Paris. Her classic images in the Changing New York series were published in 1939, ten years after her return from France. It provides a comprehensive picture of the city, much as Eugene Atget had done with his monumental work on Paris. Documenting Science was a partnership with MIT for use in school textbooks. It’s subject and design elements are as timeless as nature and science themselves.

1:46 – video length
Berenice Abbott’s artist page

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Tim Barnwell – Comments on His Photography

Barnwell’s compelling photographs of the places and people of Appalachia present an important element of the American cultural heritage. Based in Asheville, North Carolina, he has spent over 35 years as a professional photographer and instructor-including eight years directing the Appalachian Photographic Workshops. His work is the subject of three books, The Face of Appalachia, Earths Furrowed Brow, and Hands in Harmony.

4:06 – video length
Tim Barnwell’s artist page

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Peter Essick – Compositions In Nature

Peter Essick has worked as a freelance photojournalist with clients such as National Geographic Magazine. At the Geographic he has produced more than 35 feature articles on many different topics. Essick has traveled to all seven continents in search of compelling pictures. Peter recorded these comments in 2010, during his exhibition, Compositions in Nature, at Lumière, in Atlanta Georgia.

2:39 – video length
Peter Essick’s artist page

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Welcome to the Lumière VAULT

Use the menus to the left (or links below) to explore different categories of The VAULT.

VAULT Protocol:

New posts will be added to the “What’s New” section of the site.
After a period of time the posts will move to the “VAULT” for permanent storage.

The navigation to the left defines The VAULT along the following Categories:

Video Archive:

Listing of the video assets on the web site

Lectures:

Listing of previous Lumière major lecture events

Gallery Talks/Events:

Listing of previous Lumière in-gallery events

News Archive:

Listing of previous news items featured on the site

If you have questions navigating the web site, use the “Contact” page to send us an e-mail, or call 404-261-6100.

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Accelerating Change In Photography

Accelerating Change In Photography

Gallery Talk

Saturday, November 3rd
11 am @ Lumière

Lumière’s Fall lecture program opened in collaboration with ACP at the High Museum in September: Art in the Digital Culture… Threat or Opportunity.
It underscored technology’s rapid and disruptive impact over the last century.

It was followed in October by, Conversations With The Masters.

This talk: Accelerating Change in Photography, continued the discussion with a presentation by Robert Yellowlees, reflecting on his half century of active participation with photography, computer technology and issues of human behavior in the management of change.

The presentation was followed by a thought provoking discussion period.

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Conversations With The Masters

Conversations With The Masters

Gallery Talk

Saturday, October 20th
11 am @ Lumière

Lumière’s Fall program opened with the ACP/High Museum lecture:
Art in the Digital Culture… Threat or Opportunity.
It underscored technology’s rapid and disruptive impact over the last century.

This galley talk: Conversations With The Masters, continued the discussion by highlighting, rare interviews with Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Beaumont Newhall, Brett Weston & Cole Weston. These interviews, conducted by Steve James of the Eikon Gallery (Monterey CA), were shown for the first time since their initial airing in 1971. Viewed now as photographic icons of 20th century, it was striking to see these masters describe their work and the discuss their efforts to establish photography as an art form.

Joining the program via teleconference was Steve James, to provide additional insight. His parents, Sue and Steve James began the Eikon Gallery in 1968, one of the first in the country dedicated solely to photography.

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Art In The Digital Culture… Threat or Opportunity?

Art In The Digital Culture… Threat or Opportunity?

Lumière Fall Lecture

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Hill Auditorium
High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree Street

In this, the sixth installment of our fall lecture series, Shannon Perich of the Smithsonian Institution and Irfan Essa of the Georgia Institute of Technology each spoke to the future of art in a rapidly expanding digital culture. The speakers addressed the threats and opportunities created by a growing range of capabilities to create, distribute and interact with art. Their commentary was followed by a panel discussion with audience participation.

Ms. Perich is the curator of the Photographic History Collection at the National Museum of American History. Most recently, she curated the current exhibition: Pushing Boundaries: Photography by Robert Weingarten, and authored, The Changing Face of Portrait Photography, From Daguerreotype to Digital. Perich teaches the History of Photography at the Maryland Institute College of Art and is a contributor to National Public Radio’s website. She is actively pursuing the application of technology to broaden public access to the Museum’s collections and knowledge base.

Prof. Essa is a nationally recognized figure in the fields of Computational Photography, Digital Video Special Effects and Computer Animation. He is an expert on technologies that impact how citizens interact with information. His doctoral research at MIT was in the area of Facial Recognition, Analysis and Synthesis. In addition to his work at Georgia Tech, he is affiliated with Carnegie Mellon, Google Research and the Disney Research Lab. He is also a Fellow of the IEEE.

We are pleased to offer this program as a collaborative event with:
Atlanta Celebrates Photography.

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Alexander Rodchenko on view in Krakow, Poland

Alexander Rodchenko on view in Krakow, Poland

Alexander Rodchenko: Revolution in Photography
The National Museum in Krakow
Main Building, al. 3 Maja 1
May – August 2012

This comprehensive exhibition featured over 316 works by this versatile artist. It is currently on view at the National Museum in Krakow Poland, and includes vintage prints of all his most well know photographs.

A thought provoking review published June 20, 2012 in the Wall Street Journal can be seen here. (opens new window) To access the complete exhibition information on Krakow Museum web site, select here. (opens new window)

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Richard Pare at Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin Germany

Richard Pare at Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin Germany

Building the Revolution: Soviet Art and Architecture 1915-1935
April — July 2012
Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin Germany

Richard Pare’s photography from The Lost Vanguard (exhibited at Lumière in April of 2009), was on view at Martin Gropius Bau, in Berlin Germany, April 5 – July 9, 2012. For more specific information on this past exhibition, SELECT HERE.

The exhibition, Building The Revolution, came to Berlin directly from London’s Royal Academy of Art where it received numerous positive reviews; The Guardian, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, London Review of Books, Evening Standard, Oxford Times, London Confidential, to name just a few, (Oct 2011 – Jan 2012).

This exhibition explored one of the most exceptional periods in the history of architecture, from the years just prior to the October Revolution until the foundation of the U.S.S.R. First shown in 2007 at The Museum of Modern Art (NY), this work is an important contribution to the history of both photography and architecture. The flamboyant age of Russian modernity, in the 15 years following the October 1917 Revolution, was hardly recognized before it came to an abrupt end. After the fall of the communist experiment in 1991, structures employing modernist era design and construction methods were rapidly disappearing. In a short period of time nearly a quarter of the buildings that were to have been protected were razed or disfigured. Richard Pare, a master photographer and curator of architectural photography, developed this body of work to record these interior and exterior designs before they succumbed to redevelopment.

“Richard Pare’s (work) opens windows onto the substantially unknown architectural manifestations of a period characterized by unprecedented artistic, social and cultural flights of imagination.” – Phyllis Lambert, Founding Director, Canadian Centre for Architecture

A promotional video for the exhibition, (please note: audio is in German).

2:34 – video length
Richard Pare’s artist page

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Wolf Suschitzky Featured in Clint Eastwood Production

The photography of Wolf Suschitzky was seen in the film “Trouble With The Curve.” The film starring Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams, was shot in Georgia early 2012 and premiered, September 2012. Eastwood, plays an ailing baseball scout in his twilight years, he takes his daughter along for one last recruiting trip. The Suschitzky photographs, will be seen on the walls of his daughter’s (Amy Adams) apartment.

Suschitzky who resides in London, England, is an accomplished still photographer, however the majority of his professional career was as a cinematographer in the film industry. With nearly 200 feature, documentary, and short film credits to his name, his career has spanned over 44 years, and included such note worthy films as, Get Carter – 1971 and Ulysses – 1967,(Wolf’s IMDb web page).

These photographs were featured in the Lumière exhibition: Street Talk, and are available for viewing.

Here is a link to a video of Wolf Suschitzky from the web site: Web Of Stories. He discusses his early photographic education and relocation to London. This was filmed in March of 2008, when Wolf was 95 years old, he celebrated his 100th birthday in August 2012. (Web Of Stories contains 34 Suschitzky videos totaling more than 2 hours)

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Pushing Boundaries: Portraits by Robert Weingarten

Pushing Boundaries: Portraits by Robert Weingarten

Smithsonian – National Museum of American History

Kenneth E. Behring Center – Washington DC
July 2, 2012 – October 14, 2012
International Gallery, S. Dillon Ripley Center, Third Level

This work was featured in the Lumière exhibition:
Robert Weingarten: The Road Less Traveled.

Pushing Boundaries: Portraits by Robert Weingarten presented 15 of Weingarten’s digital composite portraits of iconic Americans including Sandra Day O’Connor, Hank Aaron, and Chuck Close. In addition, there are more than two dozen portraits by other photographers from the Photographic History Collection to provide context about the long history of combination printing and portraiture.

0:45 – video length
Robert Weingarten’s artist page

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Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier

Lumière is pleased to announce that we are offering the work of Vivian Maier. This coincides with the November 2011, publication of Vivian Maier – Street Photographer, and numerous exhibitions from the John Maloof Collection. We currently have a supply of this book available for purchase, E-MAIL the gallery to reserve a copy.

Maier’s work was featured in our past exhibition Street Talk – the third installment of Lumiere’s: Photography as Propaganda exhibition series.

Her work continues to be the focus of positive reviews and media attention, a recent review in the New York Times can be seen here, (January 20, 2012 – opens new window). Also a link to a Wall Street Journal article: The Nanny’s Secret, (January 3, 2012 – opens new window).

Complete background information on Maier and the story of her discovered work, can be found on the website of the Maloof Collection: vivianmaier.com. Lumiere is the Atlanta source for any of these photographs.

Below is a segment from the CBS Evening News, December 15, 2011.

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Emory Global Health Institute – Ethics in Photography


Monday April 2, 2012 • Noon – 1 pm
1518 Clifton Rd.
Claudia Nance Rollins Building
CNR Auditorium

A panel discussion sponsored by Emory’s Global Health Institute and the Public Health Ethics Club was held Monday April 2, 2012. The event was free and open to the public. Panel Members included, Billy Howard – Documentary Photographer, Jeff Koplan – Director Global Health Institute, Paul Wolpe – Director Center for Ethics, and Kathy Kinlaw – Associate Director Center for Ethics. For more information E-MAIL Suzanne Mason.

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Wynn Bullock at Palm Beach Photographic Centre

Wynn Bullock at Palm Beach Photographic Centre

Wynn Bullock: Insight and Surprises
March 21 – June 9, 2012
Palm Beach Photographic Centre
415 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach FL

Wynn Bullock, a mid-twentieth century master photographer, is widely know for his evocative black and white work. From 1959-1964, he also created a significant body of color work he called “Color Light Abstractions”, first exhibited at Lumiere in June of 2009.

The Palm Beach exhibition featured 44 of these beautiful and innovative images, as well as a selection of Bullock’s classic black & white work, further details can be found at the Centre’s web site. An article from the Palm Beach Daily News from March 25, 2012 provides an overview of the exhibition.

Explore additional assets on the Lumière web site; an artist gallery of Color Light Abstraction (64 images), wide selection of Bullock Estate Prints, and a Lumiere Video featuring commentary by Dr. Britt Salvesen on the significance of this ground breaking work.


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Richard Pare Comments on the Melnikov House

The Lost Vanguard: An exceptional photographic exploration of Russian modernist architecture. Pare’s decade long project brilliantly records innovative interior and exterior designs. It carried him from Moscow and St. Petersburg to Kiev, the Ukraine and the Baltic Sea resort of Sochi. One of the highlights of the exhibition were his photographs of the Melnikov House, listen to his comments on this architectural treasure.

4:06 – video length
Richard Pare’s artist page

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Bob Kolbrener – Comments on his Photography

Below are comments recorded at the opening of the exhibition, Picturing the West, photography by Bob Kolbrener. He discusses his personal history, photographic methodology and his dedication to the art of traditional silver gelatin based photography.

3:44 – video length
Bob Kolbrener’s artist page

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Richard Pare – Exhibition: Royal Academy of Arts

Richard Pare – Exhibition: Royal Academy of Arts

Building the Revolution: Soviet Art and Architecture 1915-1935
October 2011 – January 2012
London’s, Royal Academy of Arts – Sackler Wing of Galleries

Richard Pare’s work from The Lost Vanguard was previously on view at the Royal Academy of Arts. For more specific information on this past exhibition, SELECT HERE, a review from The Guardian can be SEEN HERE, (links open new windows).

Richard Pare comments on the Shabolovka Radio Tower

THE LOST VANGUARD – This exhibition explored one of the most exceptional periods in the history of architecture, from the years just prior to the October Revolution until the foundation of the U.S.S.R. First shown in 2007 at The Museum of Modern Art (NY), this work is an important contribution to the history of both photography and architecture. The flamboyant age of Russian modernity, in the 15 years following the October 1917 Revolution, was hardly recognized before it came to an abrupt end. After the fall of the communist experiment in 1991, structures employing modernist era design and construction methods were rapidly disappearing. In a short period of time nearly a quarter of the buildings that were to have been protected were razed or disfigured. Richard Pare, a master photographer and curator of architectural photography, developed this body of work to record these interior and exterior designs before they succumbed to redevelopment.

“Richard Pare’s (work) opens windows onto the substantially unknown architectural manifestations of a period characterized by unprecedented artistic, social and cultural flights of imagination.” – Phyllis Lambert, Founding Director, Canadian Centre for Architecture

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Peter Essick Featured In The AJC

Peter Essick Featured In The AJC

Photographer Peter Essick was featured in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, (October 27, 2011). The article was in response to a photographic essay, on the Ansel Adams Wilderness, in the October 2011 issue of National Geographic Magazine. Adams was an early influence on Essick’s photographic career, follow this LINK to read the entire article.

Lumière featured Essick’s work in a one person exhibition, Depth Of Field: Compositions In Nature, (October 2010) and is proud to offer his work for sale, including a limited edition Collector’s Portfolio.

Select Here to view Peter Essick’s artist page and explore many other resources on our site.

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