If you are in the New York City area, you are a lucky person.
i know,I know…you already knew that.
One of my favorite events in photography is opening tonight, Thursday, in NYC.
A gathering of tons of exceptional photography dealers under one roof.
If you are buying, browsing or just want to see some of the finest examples of photography both classic and current, you should not miss this.
It runs for 3 days and 4 nights. Tonight is the opening with the admission fee going to charity.
Go to ArtFairs for more info.
And on the other side of the country:
The Apex Fine Art Gallery in Los Angeles has renamed itself the DAVID GALLERY and is opening ( or re-opening) on Oct 14 with a double show.
First up is :Stephen Wilkes – Ellis Island
Administrative Office, Single Show, Ellis Island
Copyright Stephen Wilkes
“This exhibition features a selection of large format color photographs of the abandoned buildings on the south side of Ellis Island. Photographed between in 1998 â€“ 2003, Ellis Island is visual history of the benign neglect of the immigration center, which at that time had not yet been restored. At a time when immigration has taken the forefront of political conversation it is interesting to examine an era when immigration was viewed differently. Wilkes uses this opportunity to capture the haunting beauty of this century old building. Using only natural light Wilkes painstakingly photographed the peeling paint, rusted iron, broken glass and halls with wind-strewn leaves and created an ethereal diorama that is captivating and compelling. In scenery that changed day-by-day and season-by-season brilliant sunsets over water shed spectral light that is both alluring and eerie. Ellis Island is a rich visual tapestry evoking the ghosts of the millions of immigrants who passed through these halls on their first stop in America. With his exclusive photographs and video work Wilkes was able to petition Congress to secure $6,000,000 to renovate this once exquisite ruin. Today all that remains of the past are Wilkes’ haunting images. In tandem with this exhibition is the publication of ELLIS ISLAND: GHOST OF FREEDOM (W.W. Norton, 140 pages.) a brilliant monograph of Wilkes’ visual triumph.
Wilkes is a leading contemporary photographer whose photographs reside in several prominent museum collections. His work has graced the covers of Sports Illustrated, Fortune, The New York Times Magazine and Time Magazine.”
Also in the same gallery is:
70 Years Of Extraordinary Photography
If you grew up with Life Magazine when it was a weekly, or see compilations such as the “year in review”,
Life has always stood for one thing : The best in journalistic photography.
Premier At La Scala, Milan ,Italy
Copyright Alfred Eisenstaedt
Take a trip thorugh this galleries collection of photographers and you will be amazed at the breadth of work that the Life photographers represent.
Another show not to miss. And this time you can mark it in your calendars in advance.
See you there.
This Gallery promises to be a rich addition to the Los Angeles photography scene.
5797 Washington Blvd.
Culver City ,CA
Tuesday â€“ Saturday
11 A.M. â€“ 6 P.M.
or by appointment
I’ll keep updating on the home page as they are discovered.