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Isrealities – Seven Photographic Journeys

Isrealities – Seven Photographic Journeys

Ever since 1897, when the journalist and activist Theodor Herzl declared, “At Basel, I founded the Jewish State”, the social, territorial, and cultural transformation in Israel has fascinated the world. As a result, the region’s soaring ambitions and extreme conflicts have been under a quasi-permanent media spotlight; yet intimate perspectives rarely emerge above the broader..
Erich Hartmann, The Poetry of Daily Life

Erich Hartmann, The Poetry of Daily Life

There is a subtle, mysterious poetry that emanates from Erich Hartmann’s photography, a play of shadow and light that is captivating yet respectful. Hartmann embraced places, objects, and people with his camera, never unsettling the moment, always capturing it in a way that allowed it to be rediscovered. The Poetry of Daily Life exhibition featured..
°CLAIR & The New York Times

°CLAIR & The New York Times

As part of its coverage of the Photo Basel fair, The New York Times has interviewed °CLAIR Gallery director Anna-Patricia Kahn. “Photographs aren’t always big, and vintage photography tends to be small,” Ms. Kahn told the newspaper. “l liked the idea of a small fair, combined with the fact that Art Basel is the mecca..
TREASURES OF VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY

TREASURES OF VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY

In a world awash with ephemeral digital images, the gravitas of vintage prints becomes all the more remarkable. A sense of time emanates from the paper while the power of the image entwines with the history of the object to create a truly profound artistic experience. By bringing together a collection of vintage prints from..
Condition of the Heart, Chim

Condition of the Heart, Chim

A photographer’s regard is informed by a myriad of concerns, from light to line, from color to contrast. Yet how often is profound caring the defining technical element of an image? David “CHIM” Seymour has long been heralded for his sublime sense of humanity, but what is becoming increasingly celebrated is the artistic mastery that..
LARTIGUE, TIME REDISCOVERED

LARTIGUE, TIME REDISCOVERED

A quintessential aspect of Jacques Henri Lartigue’s brilliance was his ability to weave entirely new visions of time with his photography. His pioneering grasp of movement resulted in images that both stopped and accelerated time, while his work documenting the Belle Époque took finite moments and expanded them into expressions of an entire generation. Now,..
Dancing Bedoins

Dancing Bedoins

In 1956, the photographer Inge Morath and her friend and editor Robert Delpire left for the Middle East. Reflecting back on this voyage to Iran, Iraq, and Jordan, she said, “At that time it was very complicated for women to travel alone in the Middle East. I was always very considerate of how people live...
Between Skies and Earth

Between Skies and Earth

The light and the obscure, the sky and the earth, the ethereal and the corporeal. Such juxtapositions have long formed the essence of the photographer’s art and a mastery of these elements can evoke entire universes of nuance and emotion. Oliver Mark (b. Germany, 1963) is one of the modern geniuses in the use of..
Acclaim For Weissenstein Book

Acclaim For Weissenstein Book

The book celebrating the legacy of Rudi Weissenstein’s photography has received incredible reviews from newspapers and photo magazines across Europe. The latest praise comes from the esteemed German photo critic Klaus Honnef who noted the glorious fragility of the work. Rudi, A Dreamer – Rediscovering an Archive is published by Kehrer Verlag and CLAIR Gallery..