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Corbusier Architecture – Receives UNESCO World Heritage Designation

The UN’s cultural organization UNESCO, has designated seventeen works, by pioneering Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier as world heritage sites. The locations are spread across the globe in seven different countries. READ ENTIRE ARTICLE

Le Corbusier, Villa Savoye,  © Richard Pare

Le Corbusier, Villa Savoye, © Richard Pare

Chosen from the work of Le Corbusier, the 17 sites are a testimonial to the invention of a new architectural language that made a break with the past. They were built over a period of a half-century, in the course of what Le Corbusier described as “patient research”. Included in the list are; the Complexe du Capitole in Chandigarh (India), the Notre Dame du Haut chapel, Ronchamp (France), the House of Dr Curutchet in La Plata (Argentina), Villa Savoye, Poissy, (France) and the Unité d’habitation in Marseille (France). They reflect the solutions that the Modern Movement sought to apply during the 20th century to the challenges of inventing new architectural techniques to respond to the needs of society. These masterpieces of creative genius also attest to the internationalization of architectural practice across the planet. Complete details can be found on the UNESCO web site.
Architectural photographer Richard Pare has photographed the work of the Swiss modernist master, Le Corbusier for decades. Many of his photographs were featured in the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA NY) in its 2013 exhibition and publication, “Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes”. These were also feature in the 2013 Lumière exhibition: Le Corbusier, An even wider selection can be seen on Richard Pare’s Artist Page, along with Pare’s work on early Modernist Architecture in the early years of the former USSR, (Lost Vanguard).

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Al Weber (1930 – 2016)

Mojave Cloud Series #7, 1974

Mojave Cloud Series #7, 1974

Master photographer, teacher, mentor and advocate for excellence in photography, Al Weber has passed away at the age of 85.

Robert Yellowlees, Lumière founder, noted, “Al was a friend to many… personally and professionally. His work was admired, his advise sought and his integrity respected.”

“No matter the subject, the color, or perspective from ground or the air… Al’s photographs always radiate his commitment to excellence in his craft… whether behind the camera or in the darkroom in his Carmel Highlands studio.”

After his studies at the University of Denver and his service as a Marine
artillery officer in Korea, he relocated on California’s Monterey Peninsula.

Al was proud to be a teacher.

A University of California catalogue in 1980 said that he had likely taught more workshops than any other living photographer. His teaching included Monterey Community College, UC Santa Cruz, the Ansel Adams Yosemite Workshops (1963-1981), Friends of Photography and as a visiting professor or artist-in-residence at a dozen universities. He, and his wife Suzie, founded and managed the Victor School (of art) in Colorado for 30 years.

Select to view a Pictorial Tribute Exhibition of Al’s work.

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Tom Murphy – The Journey Through Yellowstone

Thirty years ago, renowned wildlife photographer, Tom Murphy embarked upon the expedition of a lifetime – he skied across Yellowstone National Park, in the dead of winter, by himself with only a blue tarp as a shelter. A life defining trip that has yet to be repeated.

At the age of 66, Tom went back across Yellowstone’s frozen landscape, this time with a film crew to document the journey. The expedition once again took him across the most remote and inaccessible parts of the park. He was pushed to the brink of his endurance and the trip tested his years of backcountry experience.

This film (slated for release late 2016), will document his journey across the park as well as explore Tom’s life as a photographer, his philosophy about nature, wilderness, and his love for the striking beauty and power of Yellowstone’s most unforgiving season – winter.

The journey began Feb. 20th and completed March 6th, traversing 160 miles across Yellowstone. You can see images from the journey on Tom’s TWITTER & INSTAGRAM feeds, a great way to experience the trip with images and commentary from the trail.

The Journey Through Yellowstone | www.yellowstone.film from Rick Smith on Vimeo.

Additional information about Murphy’s work and a recent interview can be found on his Artist Page.

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NPR: Update on Search For Next “Ansel Adams”

January 27, 2016
The National Park Service is hiring a full-time photographer to document the country’s natural landscapes. NPR’s Audie Cornish talks to Rich O’Connor of the National Park Service photography program about the position, which some are comparing to the job held by Ansel Adams in the 1940s.

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Rex Naden • Featured in Mosaic Magazine

A profile on photographer Rex Naden was recently published in Mosaic Magazine, March/April 2016.

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© Rex Naden - Information Arrives, 2012

© Rex Naden – Information Arrives, 2012

The complete article can be viewed here as a PDF file: Mosaic Magazine – Rex Naden
Rex was also the subject of a 2014 Lumière solo exhibition, Western Light – A Point of View.
Complete information about Rex’s work, including a 3:45 video, is on his Artist Page.

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Grolier Club Exhibition – New York City

Rare Douglas Keats Fresson Print To Be Shown

The Grolier Club, the oldest American society dedicated to book arts, will host an exhibition titled, The Grolier Club Collects II, from December 9, 2015-February 6, 2016, at the club’s headquarters in Manhattan. Each participating Grolier Club member is contributing one work of art on paper to the exhibition.READ ENTIRE ARTICLE

Douglas Keats, Ranchos de Taos, Fresson Print

Douglas Keats, Ranchos de Taos, Fresson Print

Lumière’s contribution is a rare Fresson print of the San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church at Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico, by artist Douglas Keats. Visitors are welcome to attend the exhibition, it is free and open to the public, at 47 E 60th St, New York, NY 10065.
The Fresson process is a complicated, proprietary method of printing using charcoal papers, which are made exclusively in a French workshop by the grandson and great-grandson of the original inventor Theodore Henri Fresson. Douglas Keats is one of a select group of artists who work with the Fesson family.
Closer to home, this summer, Lumière participated in a Grolier exhibition at the Pitts Theology Library at Emory University’s Candler School, which was held in honor of Grolier member David Parsons.
Two separate micro exhibitions at the Pitts Library illustrated the varied religious sanctuaries in two very different geographic regions: English colonies with ready ocean access in the East and the land locked Spanish settlements that occupied the Native American lands to the West.
Master Photographer Tim Barnwell photographed coastal churches and synagogues over a two-year period as part of a commissioned project to record major elements of the Southern Heritage. More of Barnwell’s work can be see at his Lumière artist page. Barwell is based in Asheville, NC, and is the author of three books on life and traditions in Appalachia. Contemporary photographer Douglas Keats photographed the San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church in the 1980s as part of a larger series on New Mexican churches. Keats was drawn to these hand-built adobe churches because they are the geographic and spiritual center of each Hispanic Village in the state.
The Grolier Club was formed in 1884 when New York printing press manufacturer and book collector Robert Hoe invited eight fellow bibliophiles to his home to discuss the formation of a club devoted to the book arts. The Club’s mission is outlined in its constitution: “The object of the Grolier Club is to foster the study, collecting, and appreciation of books and works on paper, their art, history, production, and commerce. It shall pursue this mission through the maintenance of a library devoted to all aspects of the book and graphic arts and especially bibliography; through the occasional publication of books designed to illustrate, promote and encourage the book and graphic arts; through exhibitions and educational programs for its members and the general public.”
Club exhibitions and events are open to the public, and the collection is available to scholars and amateur bibliophiles for research.

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Zeng Yi “Connects” With Carter Center Efforts

Master Chinese photographer Zeng Yi’s, The People’s China, an in-depth look at rural life in his country has a thematic link to the Carter Center’s 10-year efforts to foster democracy around the globe, said curator Sylvia Mansour Naguib, of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum.

Though Zeng’s project grew out of his own interests, and he worked independently of the Carter Center, Ms. Naguib said in a recent interview that she was drawn to his sensitive depiction of the villagers and their surroundings when Zeng’s work was brought to her attention.
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Priceless Wellness, Shandong Province 2009

Priceless Wellness, Shandong Province 2009

“Zeng Yi’s work has a quiet reverence about it. He finds a way to invite us in to the image and to come face to face with each subject’s dignity. Even though he is documenting a way of life and people’s surroundings, he provides us a way to sense the atmosphere whether it is a couple smiling about memories, children playing in the street, a woman frustrated at missing her bus, or a group of village sweethearts now in their seventies talking together.”
Woman Who Missed The Bus, 1984

Woman Who Missed The Bus, 1984

President Carter’s bold step in 1978 to normalize relations with the People’s Republic of China and the signing of important landmark agreements during Vice Premier Deng Xiaoping’s visit to the U.S. (the first of any leader of the PRC) were the beginning of an almost 40-year relationship with the leaders and people of China. During the 1979 visit of Deng Xiaoping, the U.S. and PRC signed agreements, among them a Cultural Agreement and an Agreement on Cooperation in Science and Technology. Ever since, President Carter has had a long-standing relationship and has visited the PRC many times after his presidency.
By 1992, The Carter Center and Global 2000 had completed two projects – training 300 special education teachers and administrators and fostering considerable growth in Chinese prothesis production.
In a quote from a 2013 speech by President Carter to the U.S.-China Relations Forum in Atlanta, President Carter says, “Being a keen observer of China and invited by the Chinese government to observe village elections since the 1990s, my staff and I believe in what Deng Xiaoping once said that all reforms will eventually lead to political reform. We also are convinced it is the decision of the Chinese people and their leaders when and how to expand and deepen political reform.”
Kids From Old Street, Guangxi, 2006

Kids From Old Street, Guangxi, 2006

In that same speech, President Carter remembers, “I had been in China as a young naval officer, and I had fallen in love with the country and with its people.”
Because this exhibition really looks at the people of China in more traditional settings, it seemed to capture a China that we don’t see as much. The current media shows us more about the changes, the modernization, the big cities, the economic engine that is China today.
These classic images capture a life that is quickly disappearing. More information can be found on Zeng Yi’s artist page.

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WABE Featured Master Photographer: Zeng Yi

WABE's Kate Sweeney interviews Bing Zeng

WABE’s Kate Sweeney interviews Bing Zeng

Atlanta public radio station WABE 90.1 broadcast a feature story on the photography of Zeng Yi, during the Oct 1st installment of City Lights. Kate Sweeney interviewed Bing Zeng, (Zeng Yi’s daughter) and Sylvia Naguib, Curator at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum.
The exhibition entitled, The People’s China ~ Village Life, features the work of Zeng Yi, it offers an emotional insight into the everyday life and culture of millions of people in non-urban China. This view of Chinese life ties directly to work done by The Carter Center in China, supporting village elections and the democratization process.
Zeng Yi is curator and professor at Shandong College of Art and Design and one of the most recognized arts leaders in China. The Master Photographer has been recognized with numerous awards. His photography has been exhibited throughout the globe.
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Mario DiGirolamo – WABE Interview with Lois Rietzes on City Lights

Three days prior to the exhibition Visone at Lumière this interview was broadcast on WABE 90.1, Atlanta’s NPR Station. The entire post can be found on their web site under the title: Emory Physician’s World Travels Captured In New Photo Book.

Original Broadcast date: May 6, 2015 (Length 10:12)

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Harold Feinstein • Master Photographer
April 17, 1931 – June 20, 2015

We are saddened to announce the passing of Harold Feinstein on June 20, 2015.
Messages of condolences can be left on Harold’s Facebook page.

An obituary for Harold was published 7/1/15 in the New York Times.
This obituary for Harold was published 7/17 in The Daily Telegraph, London.

“Master” appropriately summarizes a 70 year career in photography.

Selection of his work at age 19 by Edward Steichen for MoMA’s permanent collection, membership in the Photo League, essays in major publications, nine books and presence in other notable museum collections testify to the broad recognition of Harold Feinstein.

Lumière has curated this exhibition… the 40th in its’ series on accomplished artists… with selections that highlight his creativity, diversity and consistent excellence. From black and white images of the urban landscape to color still lifes of flora and seashells, Feinstein’s prints radiate energy.

View the Exhibition Page

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John Gutmann Fellowship Awarded to Nancy Floyd and McNair Evans

January 12, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Foundation announced today that McNair Evans of San Francisco, CA and Nancy Floyd of Atlanta, GA are the winners of the 2014 John Gutmann Photography Fellowship, an annual award given to up to two emerging artists who exhibit professional accomplishment, serious artistic commitment, and need in the field of creative photography. – Read the complete press release.

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Oraien Catledge: 1928 – 2015

January 28, 2015

It is with sadness we pass along the news of the passing of Oraien Catledge.

Brief Biographical Information:
Oraien Catledge was born in Sumner, Mississippi, in 1928, and came to his photographer’s vocation near the end of a long career as a social worker in the state of Mississippi, and as an advocate for the blind throughout the South.

Although principally a photographer of people, Catledge’s sensuous, fastidious black and white work documents the landscapes and cityscapes of Mississippi and New Orleans, as well as imagining and recording the insular, working-class lives of the Cabbagetown neighborhood in center-city Atlanta, the signal achievement upon which his considerable reputation rests. (Excerpt from Oraien Catledge Photographs, published by University Press of Mississippi in 2010.)

In August of 2010 Lumière hosted a book signing in conjunction with the publication of Oraien Catledge Photographer.

Below is a video of Oraien produced by Terminus Films, titled Picture Man.

© John Ramspott

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Feinstein/Maier Reviewed in ArtsATL

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By Virginie Kippelen

Lumière’s “View from the Street” a lively dialogue between Harold Feinstein, Vivian Maier.

This exhibition pairs the work of two great photographers. Vivian Maier, who died in 2009, is the mysterious nanny who rocketed to posthumous stardom after the discovery of her negatives in a storage locker in 2007. Harold Feinstein, now 83, was already exhibiting at the Museum of Modern Art at the age of 19 and collected by the likes of Edward Steichen. He was associated with the influential New York school and collaborated with W. Eugene Smith.
It’s an ingenious coupling: the juxtaposition brings out their similarities and their differences.

To read the entire review follow this link to ArtsATL.

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Dorothea Lange on PBS

Pleased to pass along information about the new documentary on the life of Dorothea Lange directed by Lange’s granddaughter Dyanna Taylor. The film was aired locally in Atlanta, on Georgia Public Television – Channel 8, Sunday August 31st at 12:30 pm. More information can be found on the link below to the American Masters web site. Currently there are no other scheduled airings in Atlanta. You can watch it on-line – follow the American Master link below.

Also a book with the same title, by Elizabeth Partridge was produced in conjunction with the film and published last year. It is available on Amazon.

American Masters — Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning premiered nationwide Friday, August 29 at 9-11 pm on PBS explores the life, passions and uncompromising vision of the influential photographer, whose enduring images document five turbulent decades of American history, including the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl and World War II Japanese internment camps. Peabody- and five-time Emmy award-winning cinematographer Dyanna Taylor — the granddaughter of Lange and writer/social scientist Paul Schuster Taylor — directs and narrates this intimate American Masters documentary.

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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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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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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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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.

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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 (1912-2016) from the web site: Web Of Stories. He discussed his early photographic education and relocation to London. This was filmed in March of 2008, when Wolf was 95 years old. (Web Of Stories contains 36 Suschitzky videos totaling more than 2 hours)

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Yevgeny Khaldei “Badass War Hero”

Yevgeny Khaldei “Badass War Hero”

In a post on the comedy web site Cracked.com, the Russian photographer Yevgeny Khaldei was cited as one of The 5 Most Badass War Heroes Who Never Held a Weapon. Khaldei came in at the #2 position on the list of 5.

Follow the link to see the entire article and read the colorful account of Khaldei’s life. A more complete biography of Khaldei’s life can be found in the Artist Section of our web site, including a gallery of images by Khaldei.

Our exhibition, Photography as Propaganda – Politics and the Utopian Dream, (Sept – Oct 2011) at Lumière featured eight photographs by Khaldei. The 70+ print exhibition included 3 variation of his most famous image: Raising The Hammer & Sickle over the Reichstag, May of 1945.

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Herb Snitzer – Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir

Herb Snitzer – Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir

In his sixth book Glorious Days and Nights: A Jazz Memoir, Herb Snitzer looks back on a career of photographing jazz musicians, (University of Mississippi Press, 2011).

After graduation from the University of the Arts (Philadelphia College of Art, 1957), Snitzer, headed for New York. One of his first free lance assignments was to cover the legendary, tenor sax player, Lester Young, at the Five Spot Café, in 1958. Shooting at night with available light he created an enduring image of Young, holding his instrument case, wearing his signature porkpie hat. The scene is backlit by a storefront and there is a sign projecting from the building that reads “Newly Decorated Furnished Rooms.” The musician with arm outstretched is pointing to something while engaged in a conversation with an unidentified man.

With this earliest image Snitzer launched a career and also, in embryo, established a style that identifies many of the key works among the 84 photographs selected for the book. While there are many studies of musicians in performance he sought out access back stage, on buses, in bars and hotels. As much as possible he attempted to get close and personal. There are many intimate portraits that compellingly convey trust as well as proximity.

As the subtitle of the book conveys this reaches beyond a portfolio of beautiful images (84) of now mostly deceased masters of the art form. In the accompanying 42 page text Snitzer relates a life depicting the jazz world to which he had unique and often challenging access.

Note: the book can be ordered on Amazon, (the customer reviews are insightful). Please contact the gallery if you would like to set an appointment to see and discuss Snitzer’s photography. Herb Snitzer’s artist page.

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Tim Barnwell – Book: Hands in Harmony

Tim Barnwell – Book: Hands in Harmony

Appalachian Music Featured in the New York Times

Sunday May 22, 2011 – A very entertaining article from the Sunday New York Times, Travel Section: On Virginia’s Crooked Road, Mountain Music Lights the Way . This subject is also the central theme of Tim Barnwell’s most recent book Hands in Harmony; Traditional Crafts and Music in Appalachia. It was released (October 2009) by W. W. Norton & Company, publisher of Barnwell’s previous two books: The Face of Appalachia (2003) and On Earth’s Furrowed Brow (2007). The book is a continuation of the artist’s 30+ year body of work documenting the people, places, musicians, and craftsmen of Appalachia. The book also includes an audio CD with performances by 22 musicians photographed for the project, and is already receiving critical success.

Reviewed in the New York Times, November 27, 2009, By Dwight Garner.
Hands In Harmony: Traditional Crafts And Music In Appalachia, by Tim Barnwell (W. W. Norton & Company). “This excellent collection of black-and-white portraits and oral histories documents the lives of the makers of Appalachian music and traditional handicrafts, and arrives with a wickedly fine CD. There are photographs here of some well-known people (Doc Watson, Ralph Stanley, Bill Monroe), but the best are of unknown artists. Without Appalachian music, Jan Davidson writes in the forward, ”there would be no Joan Baez, no Bob Dylan the folk singer, and surely no Grateful Dead.”” Go to the NY Times review

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EXTENDED! Thanks to the positive feedback we've received, our Fall Exhibitions Southern Heritage and Vivian Maier: A Deeper Look will be extended until Dec. 17th-- just shy of the winter solstice. ... See MoreSee Less

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What a fantastic Fall Exhibition season! Thank you, everyone, for making this season a success. Portions of both exhibitions can still be viewed online:

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