SUSAN MAY TELL: André Kertész

André Kertész, with camera, chez lui, 1983
Photograph © Susan May Tell 

Susan May Tell's iconic portrait of André Kertész is included in an Exhibition of his photographs, "Converging Journeys in the Modernist Age," at Madelyn Jordon Fine Art. Andre selected this portrait, taken during one of Susan's visits, for the frontispiece of his 1985 autobiography, Kertész on Kertész. It was also used in The New York Times for his obituary. The current exhibition also includes paintings by Kertész's friend and fellow Hungarian, Theodore Fried.

Nov 12 - Dec 28, 2013
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art
37 Popham Road, Scarsdale, NY

including her essay"Looking at Appalachia"


AMY ARBUS: Tintype Portrait Evening Dec 13

One 8" x 10" portrait with Amy Arbus - $600

Penumbra Foundation brings you the exclusive opportunity to have your own 8" x 10" tintype made by renown portrait photographer Amy Arbus. For more details and to book your appointment visit their Website
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Tintype Portrait Evening
December 13th | Friday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Photographer Amy Arbus has published five books, including the award winning On the Street 1980-1990 and The Inconvenience of Being Born. The New Yorker called The Fourth Wall her masterpiece. Her most recent, After Images, is an homage to modernism's most iconic avant-garde paintings. Her photographs have appeared in over one hundred periodicals around the world, including New York Magazine, People, Aperture and The New York Times Magazine. She teaches portraiture at the International Center of Photography, NORDphotography, Anderson Ranch and The Fine Arts Work Center. Amy Arbus is represented by The Schoolhouse Gallery in Massachusetts. She has had twenty-five solo exhibitions worldwide, and her photographs are a part of the collection of The National Theater in Norway, The New York Public Library and The Museum of Modern Art in New York.View more of Amy Arbus's work.


SAUL LEITER: Painter, Photographer, Artist

 Saul Leiter and Jean Pagliuso
Photograph (c) Elizabeth Paul Avedon

(1923 – November 26, 2013)

JAMES WHITLOW DELANO: Mangaland: A Tokyo Retrospective in New York

Photograph (c) James Whitlow Delano

Photograph (c) James Whitlow Delano

Photograph (c) James Whitlow Delano

Mangaland: A Tokyo Retrospective, an exhibition marking photographer James Whitlow Delano’s twenty years working in Japan, opens at the Sous Les Etoiles Gallery December 12. Since he visited the city of Tokyo in spring of 1993 at a friend’s urging, James Whitlow Delano has become one of the most informed photographic eyes on Japanese culture. Delano’s photography, characterized by his ethereal use of vignette and partial defocus, present a complex tableau of a society at once jaded yet naive, resilient yet vulnerable.  Also presented are select images from the series Black Tsunami, recently published by FotoEvidence in the new photo "Black Tsunami: Japan 2011," depicting the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami and Fukushima meltdown. Together, the series presents not only the artistic merits of the photographer’s work, but also its journalistic imperative.

James Whitlow Delano, born 1960, is an American-born photographer based in Tokyo, Japan.  As one of today’s foremost photographers of Asia, Delano’s work is held in the permanent collections of  La Triennale di Milano Fine Arts Museum (Milano, Italy); Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, TX); Museo Fotografia Contemporanea (Milano, Italy); Museum of Photographic Arts’ Dubois Library (San Diego, CA); Noorderlicht Photography Festival (Groningen, Netherlands); and the Permanent Leica Book Archive (Solms, Germany). His work has appeared worldwide in numerous magazines and photo festivals, from Visa Pour L’Image to Rencontres D’Arles to Noorderlicht, and has been awarded internationally, including the Alfred Eisenstadt Award (from Columbia University and LIFE magazine), Leica’s Oskar Barnack, Picture of the Year International, NPPA, and PDN, among many others.

His newly released book, "Black Tsunami: Japan 2011" (FotoEvidence), received a 2012 PX3 Award. James Whitlow Delano is a grantee for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

Dec 12 – Jan 31, 2014
560 Broadway, NYC 

Text and Images courtesy Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

NICHOLAS VREELAND: A Monk's Journal in Taiwan

Photograph (c) Nicholas Vreeland

 New Friends
Photograph (c) Nicholas Vreeland

View from our hostel... once the tallest building in the world
Photograph (c) Nicholas Vreeland

Khyongla Rato Rinpoche and Nicholas Vreeland, Abbot of Rato Dratsang

FotoVisura GRANT: Submissions For Outstanding Personal Photography Project

 Past Winner: The Best We Can Be By Brad Vest

 Past Winner: The Homecoming Project by Erin Trieb

The 2014 fotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Photography Project is open for submissions. The Grant aims to support personal photography projects and encourage the production and development of photography outside of the commercial realm. The Grant recognizes photographers as judged by their images, story, as well as the dedication and commitment of the photographer to the story or concept.
FotoVisura Grant: $2,000. Spotlight Grant: $1,000
Deadline: January 10, 2014


HOW I LOOK AT PHOTOGRAPHS: A Conversation With Elizabeth Avedon + Sean Perry

Skyping into Austin, Texas
 © Kim Felsher. All Rights Reserved
Photography Students, Austin, Texas
© Kim Felsher. All Rights Reserved

Many thanks to Sean Perry and his group of Austin Photography students, The Picture Review team, for hosting “How I look at Photographs, a Conversation with Elizabeth Avedon and Sean Perry” via Skype.

We first discussed our favorite photographs and their respective series, beginning with Perry’s choices including: Brassai’s “Paris at Night”, Irving Penn’s “Cigarettes” and “Mouth (for L’Oréal)”, Saul Leiter’s “Paris” as well as work by Hiroshi Sugimoto, Matt Mahurin, Doug and Mike Starn, Ken Schles and Joel Peter-Witkin.

I spoke about some of my favorite photographers and projects, including Mike Brodie's "A Period of Juvenile Prosperity", Emily Shur's "Untitled Japan", Deborah Luster's "One Big Self", Debbie Fleming Caffery's "The Spirit + The Flesh", Vivian Maier and many others. Also about my work and background on designing and editing for both the wall and the page “In The American West”, by Richard Avedon and the grande fashion images in, “Avedon: Photographs, 1947-1977”.

I shared my thoughts on design, editing, sequencing – how we connect with certain images and working with large groups of photographs, including an ongoing project I am designing and developing with Mr. Perry, Fotopolis.

Edition One - The Picture Review 

The Picture Review is a unique, interactive call for entry crafted by Sean Perry and Kathryn Watts-Martinez. It was awarded an Innovation Grant for it’s content, debuting during the 2013 Fall Semester in the photography program at Austin Community College.

Perry goes on to say, “It simply connects aspiring high school photographers with my students serving as mentors – focusing on the intersection of skills where contemporary practice is flourishing – language, visual literacy, technology, craft and community. It provides the opportunity for students to gain experience curating and editing previously unseen pictures – deeply challenging their visual language and skills. This type of exposure and cross-discipline learning offers a unique experience for my students and also speaks to the photography communities tradition of portfolio review.”

"The college students administer and run a call for entry, curate submissions into the department print show and produce exhibition prints from the images they select – including all of the details and considerations that demands. The team provides critiques and mentorship for all of the high school submissions, recording interactive screencast videos for each participant. These are uploaded for the high school students to receive privately, which they can then review and choose to share. In turn this process enhances the skill-set and language of my students, improving their own class critiques and photographic practice."

"Ms. Watts-Martinez and I are running this project as a journal and building additional course curriculum around it’s implementation. Edition One completes this Fall and Edition Two will launch in the new year. We have been thrilled with the creativity and quality of work we are receiving from the high schools and so proud of the work my students are doing! They have invested themselves fully and I see growth everywhere – it is inspiring and a joy to watch."



 Michael Moore with "Finding Vivian Maier" filmmakers 
John Maloof and Charlie Siskel at the DOC NYC Festival

 Vivian Maier—Courtesy of John Maloof

 Undated, Chicago area.  Vivian Maier—Courtesy of John Maloof

"In some ancient civilizations, one’s shadow alludes to a doppelgänger. There are many here. Shadows on sidewalks, shadows crossing over windows, over newspaper headlines, over dried leaves where her heart should have been...." Elizabeth Avedon, Self Portrait: My Impression of Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier: Self-Portraits
Photographs by Vivian Maier, Edited by John Maloof
Essay by Elizabeth Avedon. Published by powerHouse Books

Vivian Maier: Self-Portraits was recently selected by American Photo as one of the best books of 2013 and includes my essay, Self Portrait: My Impression of Vivian Maier. See the book here 


NOVEMBER 22, 1963: An Homage

On the 6:25 from Grand Central to Stamford, November 22, 1963
 Photograph Carl Mydans (c) Time Inc. (Howard Greenberg Gallery)


JAMES KARALES: Howard Greenberg Gallery

Rendville, Ohio, 1956
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1956. Signed, titled, and dated with "vintage 1-2" in pencil, photographer's stamps and "Life" in pencil on mount verso. Courtesy of the Howard Greenberg Gallery

 Untitled, date unknown
Gelatin silver print. Not For Sale. Courtesy of the Howard Greenberg Gallery

 Lower East Side, New York, 1969
Gelatin silver print. Signed in ink with photographer's stamps on mount verso. Courtesy of the Howard Greenberg Gallery

"James Karales (1930 - 2002) graduated from Ohio University with an M.F.A. in photography in 1955. His first job was as an assistant to W. Eugene Smith where he learned darkroom skills from the master. Early in his career, his work began to attract attention, most notably from Edward Steichen, the director of photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, who purchased two prints. Beginning in 1960, Karales was a photographer for LOOK magazine for 11 years, and became known for his landmark essays on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who granted him unprecedented access to his family. When LOOK closed in 1971, Karales became an independent photographer. His work is in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art and the International Center for Photography in New York.

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"James Karales’ photographs of the Civil Rights movement put him on the photo world map, but some of his other major themes are the focus of an exhibition at Howard Greenberg Gallery to December 14, 2013. While his iconic image of the Selma to Montgomery march are on view, the exhibition delves deeper into his lesser-known surveys of the integrated mining community of Rendville, Ohio; logging in Oregon; and the aftermath of the Andrea Doria disaster. Many of the images were taken for LOOK magazine and are on public view for the first time. The exhibition includes work from 1956 to 1969."

Exhibition: Nov 7 – Jan 4, 2014

Howard Greenberg Gallery
41 East 57th Street
New York, NY

Vietnam, 1963
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1963. Signed, titled and dated with "Vintage 1-2" in pencil, photographer's stamps on mount verso. Courtesy of the Howard Greenberg Gallery. "In 1965, Karales traveled to Vietnam to photograph the U.S. Special Forces, where he told the story of the war though faces of the people. A 1963 image shows a young Vietnamese boy carrying a baby on his back in a cloth sling."

The exhibition of work by James Karales coincides with the publication of a new book by Steidl, with text by Vicki Goldberg, Howard Greenberg, and Sam Stephenson. The book, James Karales, aims to show that Karales’ stature as a photojournalist and social documentary photographer par excellence is based on much more than one image from Selma.

Another book published earlier this year, Controversy and Hope: The Civil Rights Photographs of James Karales (The University of South Carolina Press, April 2013), includes a forward by Civil Rights leader Andrew Young, who was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s aide. He writes, Karales’ images reveal “the complexity of emotions intertwined with the hopes and hardships of the struggle.”

Text and images courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery



Vivian Maier: Self Portrait Exhibition
 Photograph (c) Dina Regine

Vivian Maier: Self Portraits

Glass case with Vivian Maier's Rollei and small color prints

Curator Frances Vignola and Filmmaker Collector John Maloof

Also showing, Vivian Maier's unpublished work

An exhibition of self-portraits by recently discovered street photographer Vivian Maier made from 1950 – 1976 are on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery to January 4, 2014. The exhibition coincides with the publication of the book Vivian Maier: Self-Portraits (powerHouse Books, November 2013) that surveys Maier’s self-portraits, many of which are being shown and published for the first time.

The story of Vivian Maier has practically become a photography legend:  Born in New York City in 1926, she spent much of her youth in France. Returning to the U.S. in 1951, she worked as a nanny in Chicago and New York for 40 years. Reclusive and eccentric, she took pictures all the time, yet never showed them to anyone. From the 1950s to the 1990s, with a Rolleiflex dangling from her neck, she made over 100,000 images, primarily of people and cityscapes.

Maier’s massive body of work, which could have been destined for obscurity, was housed in a storage locker in Chicago for many years. Unbeknownst to her caretakers (three of the grown children she had looked after), the contents of her storage locker had been dispersed due to non-payment. Her negatives were discovered by Chicago-based realtor and historian John Maloof at an auction house in Chicago in 2007. Maloof pieced together the identity of the mysterious photographer, but Vivian Maier died in 2009, before Maloof was able to speak with her. In the years that followed, Maloof has brought her work to the attention of the art world and the general public; and since 2010, nearly 20 exhibitions of photographs by Vivian Maier have been mounted in the U.S. and Europe. Numerous critics have written that her work will be remembered as some of the best 20th-century street photography.

Vivian Maier: Self-Portrait at Howard Greenberg Gallery is the first exhibition to explore the photographer’s numerous self-portraits and the first U.S. gallery exhibition of her color work.  

Vivian Maier: Self-Portrait
Exhibition: Nov 7 – January 4, 2014

Howard Greenberg Gallery
41 East 57th Street
New York, NY
Vivian Maier: Self-Portraits
Photographs by Vivian Maier, Edited by John Maloof
Essay by Elizabeth Avedon. Published by powerHouse Books

(Text courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery)


L'Oeil de la Photographie | Meet The Eye of Photography's Editorial Team

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*(1) Jean-Jacques Naudet (Directeur de la Rédaction), (2) Ericka Weidmann (Rédacteur en Chef), (3) Xavier Derache (Responsable des Rubriques), (4) Juliette Deschodt (Responsable Editorial), (5) Sylvie Rebbot (Secrétaire de Rédaction anglais), (6) Gilles Decamps (Correspondant USA), (7) Rudth Mael Galite (Responsable technique), (8) Greg Hermann (Traducteur anglais), (9) Michael Verger (Traducteur français), (10) Damien Robert (Référencement web), (11) Bernard Perrine (Journaliste France), (12) Michel Puech  (Journaliste France), (13) Laurence Cornet (Correspondante USA), (14) Jonas Cuénin (Correspondant USA), (15) Fanny Lambert (Journaliste France), (16) Michel Philippot (Revue de Presse Européenne) , (17) Antoines Soubrier (Journaliste France), (18) Miss Rosen, (19) Molly Benn / Our Age is 13 (Vidéos), (20) Séverine Morel (Rubrique Tendances), (21) Pauline Auzou (Journaliste France), (22) Céline Chevallier (Correspondante Amérique du Sud), Eva Gravayat (Correspondante Allemagne), (24) Sybile Girault (Correspondante Inde), (25) Marine Cabos (Correspondante Chine), (26) Alison Stieven-Taylor (Correspondante Australies), (27) Yan Morvan (Photographe), (28) Eliseo Barbàra (Correspondant Asie), (29) Miriam Rosen (Journaliste France), (30) Patricia Nagy (Revue de Presse Mode), (31) Virginie Drujon-Kippelen(Correspondante USA), (32) Elizabeth Avedon (Correspondante USA), (33) Christian Caujolle (Correspondant international), (34) Christophe Lunn (Correspondant international), (35) Olivier Pineda (Directeur Artistique).

Dear Readers, Seventy-five days after leaving Le Journal de la Photographie, we’re back with L'Oeil de la Photographie | The Eye of Photography. The seventy-five days were turbulent and full of passion, and we owe our return to ten sponsors who will support us as we develop a more sustainable business model. We will introduce them in the near future. We would like to thank them all. Our return also owes itself to our team: of the 36 regular and occasional contributors to Le Journal, 34 are with us today as The Eye. And above all, we are here today because of you. The hundreds of messages we received in the past weeks reinforced our determination to return as soon as possible. And here we are. Please let us know what you think our new home. It’s also yours.

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 Boy with Fighting Cock, Cuba 
Photograph (c) Magdalena Solé

Gust of Wind, Viñales, 2013
Photograph (c) Magdalena Solé

November 14 — January 14
Curated by Elizabeth Avedon
Presenting work from Japan, Mississippi Delta, Cuba, and Brazil 
Opening Reception November 14th,  6-8pm.

 Leica Store Soho
460 W Broadway New York NY 10012

SHELLY AU: Adobe Design Achievement Awards

 Sadness: a little girl sad about loosing her home. ©Shelly Au

Determination: to make life work even when things all around you has been torn down. ©Shelly Au

Stillness: as China Flag remains. ©Shelly Au

"China's rapid growth is both powerful and stunning, yet fast paced change has also ushered in the destruction of history and communities. Buildings for miles of square blocks are marked with the eight red brush stroke character (Chai) to destroy or take down. "Two Beautiful Daughters" is a meditation on the pain and anger that accompany powerlessness, and the courage and hope it takes to persevere through loss."Shelly Au

"Shelly Au has been working for an overseas nonprofit Organization for 20 years. He has spent 17 of those years living in various parts of Asia. His experience and ability to make his subjects comfortable have allowed him to capture powerful images among people who are ordinarily suspicious of being photographed."

"While living in Asia, he was drawn to the hearts of its people, and made it his mission to tell their stories through photographs. He has organized benefits in less fortunate communities, for example, photographing residents on white backgrounds and giving the portraits freely to them. In December 2011, he assembled over 90 volunteers from Nanjing to run 4 studios to help build community respect and local news picked up the story."

"While in New York, Shelly received the Paula Rhodes Honors Award when he was working on his Master of Professional Studies in Digital Photography degree at the School of Visual Arts under the chair of Photoshop Hall of Fame Katrin Eismann."

"Currently Shelly is one of three finalist for the 2013 Adobe Design Achievement Award in Photography that will be announced in New York on November 19th, 2013."

(text courtesy of Shelly Au Photography)



Photograph: Daido Moriyama (#8)
Untitled (Japan: A Photo Theater 1968 series)
Gelatin silver print; printed in 2012, 13 x 9 1/8 inches
Signed in pencil on the verso. Donated by the Artist. 
  Courtesy of Daido Moriyama Photo Foundation

Photograph: Hiroshi Sugimoto  (#21)
Lightening Fields 146  2009
Gelatin silver print; printed in 2009, 23 x 18 1/2 inches
Signed in pencil on the recto. Donated by the Artist. 

Photograph: Richard Gere (#S85)
Gilmore Pond II 2012
Gelatin silver print; printed in 2009, 23 x 18 1/2 inches
Signed in pencil on the recto. Donated by the Artist. 

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Friends Without A Border
16th Annual Friends of Friends Photography Auction
December 10, 2013, 6-8:30 p.m.
Metropolitan Pavilion
On-line Catalog here

Benefit for Children’s Medical Care in Asia

Photograph: Mike Disfarmer (#S49) 
Untitled (Boy in Soldier Uniform Standing on Table), 1939-46
Gelatin silver print; printed in 2003, 12 x 7 inches
Donated by Peter Miller.  Courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery

Photograph: Sean Perry (#23)
Three Crows, Kyoto 2013
Platinum-palladium print; 8 x 5 3/4 inches
Signed, titled, dated, editioned  in pencil on the verso.  
Donated by the Artist. Courtesy of Stephen L. Clark Gallery

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The 16th annual Friends of Friends Photography Auction presented by Friends Without A Border will feature work by leading artists including Berenice Abbott, Mike Disfarmer, Elliott Erwitt, Louis Faurer, Richard Gere, Ralph Gibson, Allen Ginsberg, Jan Groover, Horst P. Horst, Kenro Izu, James Karales, Annie Leibovitz, Arthur Leipzig, Saul Leiter, Daido Moriyama, Beaumont Newhall, Ruth Orkin, Eliot Porter, Hiroshi Sugimoto, William Wegman, David Scheinbaum, Hiroshi Watanabe, and many more. The online catalog can be viewed here: fwabphotoauction.org.

December 10, 2013
6:00 – 7: 00 p.m., preview and cocktail reception
7:00 – 8:30 p.m., live auction
Metropolitan Pavilion
123 East 18th Street, New York City

The evening is presented by Friends Without A Border, a non-profit organization that provides urgently needed medial care to children in Southeast Asia