Gallery of Fine Art Photography - Atlanta GA

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Peter Essick – New Book

Fernbank Forest – by Fall Line Press

The book is the result of a commission from Fernbank Museum to document Fernbank, a 65 acre old-growth forest in Atlanta proper, during a period of restoration. Essick photographed the forest over a two-year period with the goal to produce a personal vision of this natural ecosystem that can coexist with a large metropolitan city. The book contains an insightful essay by Janisse Ray, an American author whose work grapples with the beauty, intricacy, and heartbreak of the biosphere. She tells the story of how Emily Harrison worked to preserve the forest beginning in the 1930s.
Purchase a copy from Fall Line Press.

Fernbank Forest has also been featured in the following publications:
South By Southeast Photomagazine
Atlanta Journal and Constitution

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Wishing Everyone A Happy Holiday Season

Photo credits in order of appearance: Peter Essick, Fernbank Forest, 2017; Rex Naden, Burned Forest II, followed by Walking Branch II; Bob Kolbrener, Above Inspiration Point, Yosemite, 2006; Julieanne Kost, Grandidier Channel 6, 2017; Rex Naden, Ice 9.

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Telfair Museum Features Edward Weston

On March 2nd the Telfair Museum in Savannah GA opened an exhibition titled: Bonaventure: A Historic Cemetery in Art, it will run until September 23, 2018. Lumière was pleased to loan a photograph of the iconic cemetery taken by Edward Weston for the exhibition.

In May of 1941 Weston and his recent bride Charis Wilson began a trip working on a commission to illustrate a new edition of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. The journey would cover 20,000 miles through 24 states, after the attack of Pearl Harbor in December they curtailed the project and returned to California. During this trip Weston took between 700 and 800 8×10 negatives as well as dozens of Graflex portraits.

Edward Weston – St Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, GA, 1941

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Rondal Partridge (1917 – 2015)

With sadness we announce the passing of Rondal Partridge on June 19, 2015. Ron was truly a unique individual and will be missed by all who had the good fortune to know him. Additional bio information, a selection of his images, and a clip from the film: “Outta My Light” can be found on his artist page. Links to several obituaries can be found below.

Los Angeles Times
San Francisco Gate

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Rex Naden • Featured in American Lifestyle Magazine

We are pleased to call attention to a recently published profile on photographer Rex Naden.

Emerald Isle, 2012

Emerald Isle, 2012

His work and an in depth interview can be found in issue #71 of American Lifestyle Magazine. To read the entire interview follow this LINK.
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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Jon Kolkin – Comments on his Tide Pool series

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Al Weber Collectors Edition Portfolio Now Available

Al Weber Collectors Edition Portfolio Now Available

Lumière is pleased to announce the addition of a portfolio by photographer Al Weber, to the Collectors Edition Portfolios.

This portfolio, selected in consultation with the artist, represents work from a 2011 exhibition of his photographs at the Center for Photography Arts in Carmel California. Al Weber’s career in photography spans six decades. The subjects of his work run the gamut from aerial and architectural photography to portraits, abstracts, and imagery of the American Southwest. E-MAIL for more information.

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Photography as Propaganda

Photography as Propaganda

Politics and the Utopian Dream


The exhibition illustrated how artistic expression and creativity can coexist with photography’s ability to abstract time and space, providing a potent vehicle with which to communicate a point of view.

Whether migrating a nation to a utopian social and economic order or framing public policy debates, the power of the photographic image was used effectively in the 20th Century by both totalitarian and democratic leaders.

This exhibition illustrated its’ power to inform and influence. It reminded us of the future impact potential of imagery to amplify ideas using an array of new electronic technologies.

Including photography by: Boris Ignatovich, Dorothea Lange, Yevgeny Khaldei, Peter Sekaer, Ivan Shagin John Gutmann, Alexandr Ustinov, Rondal Partridge, Max Alpert & Georgi Zelma

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Previous Exhibition – Summer Selections

July 15 – September 2, 2011

Selections from 6 master photographers, images displayed a wide diversity of subject, process, and styles.
View the Exhibition.

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Henri Cartier-Bresson . . . In Context

Henri Cartier-Bresson . . . In Context

This program was the second in the series. It complemented the Museum of Modern Art, (NY) major retrospective: Henri Cartier-Bresson, The Modern Century, exhibited at the High Museum of Art, Feb. – May 2011.

The images were selected from Lumière’s collection and featured master photographers of the twentieth century whose work overlapped that of Henri Cartier-Bresson. Including work by: André Kertész, Helen Levitt, Yevgeny Khaldei, John Gutmann, Marc Riboud, Bert Hardy, Dorothea Lange, Boris Ignatovich and Edward Weston.

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Peter Sekaer . . . In Context – Collector’s Gallery

Peter Sekaer . . . In Context – Collector’s Gallery

Featuring the exceptional photography of Peter Sekaer                                                     in the context of other notable artists of the period.

Berenice Abbott            Arnold Newman          Alexander Rodchenko
Dorothea Lange             John Gutmann            Rondal Partridge

Sekaer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1901, immigrated to the United States in 1918. After successfully operating a printing business in New York City producing posters, advertisements and window displays, he enrolled in the Art Students League in 1929 to study painting.

By 1934 Sekaer had left painting behind to study photography with Berenice Abbott. Through his friendship with Walker Evans he secured contracts from 1936 to 1943 to work on assignment as a photographer for various government agencies.

“Sekaer’s photographs show an outsider’s objectivity and detachment coupled with an insider’s commitment and concern for the subject.”
Julian Cox, Curator of Photography, High Museum of Art

The exhibition was organized to compliment the High Museum of Art’s exhibition, Signs of Life: Photographs by Peter Sekaer.

A Review on Arts Critic ATL can be read HERE.

The New York Times review (6/3/10) of the High Museum exhibition can be read HERE.

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Lumière is pleased to announce “The Art of Collecting... Art,” our online exhibition as part of the 2020 ACP Programming. View our updated 3-D tour of the exhibition and dive deep into featured video content on many of the artists:

In case you were wondering, there is an actual exhibition space at The Breman Museum from which “A Jazz Memoir” has been 100% virtualized. Here is a screenshot from an iPhone showing a small portion of the virtual experience.

“A Jazz Memoir: Photography by Herb Snitzer” is now virtually on view at The Breman Museum: We are pleased to have worked on this collaboration with The @BremanMuseum, and we hope you will enjoy Herb’s photography from the comfort of your home.

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