Omas Kanemura, born 1966 in Tokyo found greater international attention in 2007 with his exhibition and book „Spyder’s Strategy“ . The book has been sold out since several years. We are glad to be able to have a few copies for sale in the show. Outside Japan the series was only showed in 2007 in New York and 2008 in Stockholm. As a master-printer himself, he enlarged his analogue black & white negatives to 23 by 19 inches on on classic Gelatine-Silver paper, in an edition of 5, prices on request.
17th October, 2015 till February 2016
«YAZD», 52 x 53 cm, price on request
«YAZD», 52 x 53 cm, price on request
«SHIRAZ», 74 x 56 cm, price on request
«TEHRAN», 123 x 125 cm, price on request
«TEHRAN», 74 x 76 cm, price on request
Hans Hansen focus is on objekt and photography. His interests are materiality, design and construction of natural and found objects but also design and language of form of modernity within focus of light and camera.
Reduction onto the essence has become his trademark even when the process of the photo production is enourmous which is difficult to recognize. The photographs seem to be created with ease what let them appear them even more magical.
Hans Hansen uses different techniques and the formats of his prints vary with the thematical challenge.
The exhibition ist going to be a first glance onto some of Hans Hansen's working groups from more than 5 decades.
There are photobooks of him available for purchase in our gallery.
On the occasion of his 75th birthday we will publish a retrospective book in 2015 within our series of bibliophilic photobooks.
For this exhibition we publish a box with photographs never shown before from the Sixties.
10 C-Prints on Fuji-Crystal paper in a linen box, picture format 250 x 170 mm, paper format 480 x 380m mm, edition of only 6 boxes + 1 AP, price on request (pls send us an email or phone)
OCULUS is a photographic investigation on the relationship between images and memory, exploring the emergent and transient qualities of the image. OCULUS shows that light can convey complex, liminal notions as we bring our own knowledge to the image—even if conjured by something as simple and fragmentary as moonlight.
With OCULUS, Ken Schles says that to see is not to know and that perception alone does not constitute knowledge. Ken Schles, born in New York in 1960, left his first mark on the photographic scene in 1988 with his now long out of print and heavily sought after Invisible City (a new edition of this seminal photographic book is announced).
As with all his publications, and within his photographic practice and teaching activities, he occupies himself with how images function in our image-based society. With this show only photography starts a new round of exhibitions on photographic artists who have a special relationship to the photographic book—artists whose uniquely individual picture language occupies an important position inside the international photographic community.
Born 1960 in Brookly he studied painting art, design and photography at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York, with a degree in 1982. He also studied at Lisette Model at the New York School for Social Research.
He worked as Printer at Gilles Peress until he started his own photographic projects. Those try to analyse the medium photography, the perception of images and the influence of images onto social daily behaviour and structures.
Since 1985 his works have been exhibited in solo exhibitions e.g. at the Photography Center, New York, the ICP and the C/O Berlin. His works can be found in many international public collection e.g. at the MoMA New York, the The Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, Art Institute Chicago and at the San Francisco MoMA.
.December 2013 until January, 31sth 2014
Shin Yanagisawa was born 1936, in Tokyo. He was part of the outstanding generation of japanese photographers from the 1960s and 1970s. This generation shaped our ideas and impressions with a new photographic view of contemporary japan as a country between tradition and the modern era – even until today. After studying at the famous Tokyo College of Photography in Shibuya, Yanagisawa started working as a freelance photographer. He became engaged in subjects of the landscape and their changes, the roughness of nature and the urban reality of big cities.
With his camera he bore down upon life itself, showed backstage-eroticism in a night club; and traced with his camera a winter love, of which we only can assume, was unique to him. Yanagisawa's series Traces of the City 1965 – 1970 (title of his only bigger, long time out of print book) reflects the feelings of a whole generation. This series was exhibited in a one-man show in Tokyo 1979. Beside of that, Yanagisawa took part in numerous group exhibitions, e.g. the important 15 Photographers Exhibition at Tokyo National Museum of Modern Art.October 4th until November, 20th 2013.
We are showing albumen prints from the 19th century – portraits of Japanese girls. These photographs were made for Western travelers by local Japanese studios and hand colored by numerous employees.
Above all, these images of women in traditional Japanese dresses – in various scenes of everyday life – satisfied the expectation of Western tourists regarding East Asian erotic and exotica. These hand colored albumen prints are both a part of the history and documentation of Japanese everyday life, but also seem to be like arranged stage scenes.May 30th until end of August 2013
Yuichi Hibi, born and raised in Nagoya, Japan, lives and works today as a photographer and film director in New York. As a photographer, he gained an international recognition through three books, published by the well-known publishing house Nazraeli Press. His works have been shown in exhibitions and are present in many international private and public collections.
The art critic Vince Aletti sees in Hibi's photos links to the works of Robert Frank and Daido Moriyama, or to the imagery of the "film noir". In an article published in the New York Times, he describes Hibi's attitude, when he photographs "the calm and loneliness" of night scenes, as "a mental state, following a meditative ecstasy".
As a film director, he started with documentary films. In 2001, in cooperation with the co-producer and publisher Ross Kauffman (who won the Academy Award in 2004 with "Born into Brothels"), he made “A Weekend with Mr. Frank”, a documentary movie about the legendary photographer Robert Frank. Nazraeli Press published in 2006 the accompanying book with the same title.
Yuichi Hibi was invited for the first time to the Festival de Cannes 2013, with his first and recently finished feature film "An Ornament of Faith".May 2nd until end of May 2013
In den ersten Klassen des Gymnasiums vermittelte mir mein Mathematiklehrer als Erster die Faszination an der Zahl «Drei», das Dreieck als einfachste geometrische Form in der Fläche. Später dann – als soziologisch-historische Dimensionen in den Vordergrund rückten – tauchte die Zahl immer wieder auf: als göttliche Zahl. als Dreiheit der Lebenszyklen, als kleinste soziale Einheit. Und danach in der Typographie – die Zahl mit den herrlichen Rundungen und der erotischsten Ausstrahlung.
Aus dieser Faszination heraus war es dann nicht mehr weit zu einem Sammelgebiet – den «Dreier Portraits». Beginnend mit anonymen Aufnahmen aus der Frühzeit der Fotografie, schließlich mit Aufnahmen von professionellen Fotografen des 19. und beginnenden 20. Jahrhunderts entwickelte ich die Idee für ein Buch-Projekt zum 3er Portrait.
Durch Erweiterung der Sammlung mit Aufnahmen von berühmten Fotografen des 20. Jahrhunderts wie u.a. Irving Penn, Lee Friedlander und Helen Levitt, bedeutenden deutschen Meistern wie Timm Rautert, Sybille Bergemann und Helga Paris und auch Fotografen aus der jüngeren Generation entstand ein interessantes und skurriles Gesamtbild. Da die Umsetzung des Buches noch intensive Vorarbeiten erfordert und es frühestens in ca. 2 Jahren fertig zu stellen ist, dient die Ausstellung jetzt als eine Zwischenbilanz und Bestandsaufnahme.
Erkennbar sind Korrelationen zwischen den Zeiten und Kulturen, inhaltliche und visuelle Bezüge. Was mit meiner eigenen Sichtweise begann, ist darüber hinaus eine der schwierigsten Aufgabenfelder für Fotografen. Die Drei ist nie ausgeglichen, sondern immer ein Sonderfall. Verbindungen und Verhältnisse sind in dieser kleinsten aller Gruppen nicht leicht darzustellen und zu durchblicken, so wie im richtigen Leben auch. In den nächsten 6 Wochen können auch Sie sich ein Bild davon machen.
December 15th until March 2013
November 2nd until December 15th, 2012
from September 25th until October 30th, 2012
continued during Summer 2012
Book and Exhibition
April 26th until May 19th 2012
In cooperation with the publishing house NIMBUS we present photographs from the artist Katrin Streicher and from her book «In Between. Siberia - China - Mongolia»
In Between: the starting point and the final destination of a long journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway. In between the centers of the big cities, where the eyes and the imagination find room to wander. In between ambiguous perceptions and away from ones own culture. In between a different experience of space and time, within the confining walls of the train compartment, for many days, with complete strangers.
Katrin Streicher, born 1980, studied photography and social anthropology in Munich; 2007 MA at the University of Manchester. Exhibitions in Hamburg, Munich, Manchester and London. Streicher works as a freelance photographer. She lives in Berlin.
The photo book In Between – Siberia China Mongolia has been released by the publishing house Nimbus Art and books, Zurich in September 2011 with an essay by Janika Gelinek. 26 x 23,5 cm, linen with dust jacket. 88 pages, 65 photographs. 36,00 Euros ISBN 978-3-907142-64-6.
September13th until November 5th, 2011
12th November until 23rd December 2010
«Bruce Wrighton's work spanned a relatively small area, the downtown of Binghamton, New York, and a few nearby cities, and he had only a relatively short time to do it in, for he died in 1988 at the age of 38.
Yet he produced a portrait of a place and time – and a class – in America that brings a segment of history more alive than any textbook and is better to look at than most of them. The place comes through clearly enough in photographs of streets and diners, hotels and storage rooms, but it is in the portraits of people that it is most crucially discovered. You can find Wrighton's subjects today in many small cities, quite likely in more of them in 2010 than in the 1970s because numerous cities have lost their major employers and the burden of economic problems weighs even heavier.
So he has recorded a minor history with major ramifications, a history that is twice alive, once in its current echoes across the nation and once in lasting images. Photography, life, and history keep company everywhere.»
29th April 2010 until 23th June 2010
In 1998 the song Männer sind Schweine (Men Are Pigs), by the German pop group Die Ärzte, was played day and night on many German radios stations. Availing itself of a humour that takes some getting used to, the song makes exaggerated points regarding the relationship between women and men.
Twelve years later, relations between women and men are still subject to considerable conflict. No other Western society, besides the United States, exhibits such an extreme and – depending on the region – heterogeneous treatment of the topics of violence and sexuality.
The right to own firearms, countless overcrowded prisons, and blatant brutality in many areas of every day life. The largest porn industry in the world, on the one hand, and the puritanical bigotry of religious fundamentalists, on the other.
By presenting two types of photographs from the USA, anonymous pin-up photos from the 1950s to the 1970s and mug shots (police photos) from the 1930s to the 1960s, a somewhat tongue-in-cheek attempt will be made to visually realize the previously mentioned song.
In addition to being engaging photographs in their own rite, the images present us with an impression of the period and the way the greatest country in the Western hemisphere deals with the two eternal topics of human coexistence: violence and sexuality.
25th February 2010 until 25th April 2010
«Focus Japan» is the first of our exhibitions about Japanese Photography this year.
We start with an overview of our collection. Alongside watercoloured Albumines from the 19th century, at that time mainly produced for travellers from the West, we show samples from the sixities and seventies, two important decades for Japanese Photography, as well as some works of the younger generation. Among others are: Rinko Kawauchi, Ruji Miyamoto, Ikko Narahara, Koji Onaka, Toshio Shibata und Issei Suda.
Alongside original prints you will also find a large range of Japanese Photography books. Compared to the US and Europe there are still only few galleries and public institutions in Japan that organise photography exhibitions. Therefore photobooks carry special importance for the reception of photography in Japan.
Works, often as a series of photos, are produced from beginning with a photobook in mind. Like film clips photobooks show the manifold facettes of Japanese life. Young photographers in their early thirties like Rinko Kawauchi have already published a dozen of books. Thus they follow the tradition of today worldwide famous old masters like Nobuyoshi Araki, Daido Moriyama or Eikoh Hosoe, who, before their international careers, mostly showed their works in books published by themselves, and thus decisively had contributed to the importance and appreciation of Japanese Photography.
10th November 2009 until End of December 2009
Ray K. Metzker has quietly been making extraordinary photographs for the better part of six decades. Today he is recognized as one of the great masters of American photography, a virtuoso who has pursued his chosen medium passionately for fifty years. Subsequent to the first publication «City Stills» (published in 1999 by Prestel) and its great monograph «Light Lines» (published in 2008 as a co-production by the Steidl publishing house and the Musée de l’Élysée), AutoMagic is a book dedicated exclusively to Metzker’s photography of the automobile.
Accompanying the exhibition we've published a book «AutoMagic».
22. September 2009 until October 2009
The LAURENCE MILLER GALLERY, NEW YORK showed works by the photographic artists Bruce Wrighton, Ray Metzker, David Graham, Helen Levitt
Exhibition with photographs by Frauke Eigen from her book »SHOKU«