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Jerome Liebling in the New York Times and the New Yorker

April 11, 2014 -

We are honored to have our current exhibition Jerome Liebling:Matter of Life and Death featured in the New York Times and the New Yorker today. Liebling's images are featured on Lens, the New York Times photography blog, accompanied by a wonderful essay on the show written by James Estrin. Estrin studied under Liebling at Hampshire College in the 1970s. We're also very grateful to Vince Aletti for coming to see the show and sharing it on the New Yorker's Goings on About Town Art section. The show will remain up until April 19th. 

To read the New York Times piece, click here

To read the New Yorker review, click here


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Phyllis Galembo named 2014 Guggenheim Fellow

April 11, 2014 -

We're very excited to announce that Phyllis Galembo has been named a 2014 Guggeinheim Fellow in the field of photography. 

To read the press release, click here.

To see the New York Times ad, click here

Congratulations Phyllis!


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Steven Kasher Gallery a "Must-See" at AIPAD

April 11, 2014 -

Thank you to ARTINFO for naming us a must-see at AIPAD! The show is up April 10th - 13th. We are exhibiting in booth 205 with works from Melissa Cacciola, Miles Aldridge, Jerome Liebling, Henry Chalfant, Danny Fitzgerald, Robert Frank, Vivian Maier, Weegee, Andy Warhol and more. 

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Vivian Maier at the Chicago Public Library

March 28, 2014 -

Opening March 29, The Harold Washington Library Center at the Chicago Public Library will be showing a selection of Vivian Maier images. The exhibition showcases images of Chicago particularly Maxwell Street and images of 1968's social unrest. The show will run from March 29-September 28, 2014 with a special screening of The Vivian Maier Mystery on April 24th at 6pm. 

For more information on the exhibition, click here. 


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"Finding Vivian Maier" profiled in the New York Times

March 22, 2014 -

In this Sunday's New York Times John Anderson reviews the documentary Finding Vivian Maier. The narrative follows John Maloof as he tries to unravel the mystery of an unknown photographer whos captivating images remained secret during her lifetime until he bought her negatives at auction and released them to the public to wide acclaim. The film will be released in New York on Friday March 28. 

Read the full story here

More press for Finding Vivian Maier:

Huffington Post, March 25, 2014

Slate, March 24, 2014

The New Yorker, March 2014

New York Post, March 22, 2014



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"Imagine...Vivian Maier: Who Took Nanny's Pictures?" Wins Prestigious RTS Award

March 19, 2014 -

Last night at the Royal Television Society Awards in London, "Imagine....Vivian Maier: Who Took Nanny's Pictures?" took home the award for Best Arts Program. A prestigious award, previous winners include "Lucian Freud: Painted Life" and "Baroque". "Imagine..." tells Maier's story and attempts to unwrap the mystery of her almost unfound images and the discovery which lead to a rapid climb to acclaim.

For more information on Vivian Maier, click here


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Bob Colacello's "Holy Terror" Re-Released

March 11, 2014 -

Bob Colacello, the editor of Warhol’s Interview magazine, spent that decade by Andy Warhol's side as employee, collaborator, wingman, and confidante. In the rerelease of Holy Terror, Colacello brings us into Andy's world: into the Factory office, into Studio 54, into wild celebrity-studded parties, and into the early-morning phone calls where the mysterious artist was at his most honest and vulnerable. Colacello gives us, as no one else can, a riveting portrait of this extraordinary man: brilliant, controlling, shy, insecure, and immeasurably influential. When Holy Terror was first published in 1990, it was hailed as the best of the Warhol accounts. Now, some two decades later, this portrayal retains its hold on readers—as does Andy’s timeless power to fascinate, galvanize, and move us.

Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up, An Insider's Portrait by Bob Colacello
Vintage Publications, introduction by Bob Colacello

To read more about Bob Colacello, click here


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New York Times Previews our Jerome Liebling Exhibition

March 8, 2014 - April 19, 2014

"Ordinary People, Extraordinary Detail" by John Leland

We know you’re busy, but try to slow down for a moment. The city captured on this page by Jerome Liebling, who died in 2011, doesn’t reveal itself right away. Mr. Liebling, who became known as a member of the Photo League, a group of socially minded photographers that disbanded in 1951, dug deeply into his subjects, using still photography almost like film, to explore a condition rather than an instant. “He and his subjects are looking at each other,” said Rachel Liebling, who curated an exhibition of her father’s work, which is to run at the Steven Kasher Gallery from March 13 to April 19. “They’re looking at him and he’s looking at them. He felt the regular people were the superstars. Those portraits are about that.”

Look at the eyes of the boy in the 1949 portrait “Butterfly Boy” (above), his best-known picture. Now consider the time and empathy it takes to get a child to reveal himself like that to a strange man with a camera. Now see how the car’s wheel well encircles the boy’s head in a shield or halo. Now look some more.

“They should be visualized in time,” said Mason Klein, curator of fine arts at the Jewish Museum, which mounted a landmark Photo League exhibition in 2011. “Even though they’re still pictures, there’s so much material or detail that in a way they were like writing poetry for him. He looked for new ways to say something that was deceptively simple.”

Mr. Liebling once said his impulse was to “figure out where the pain was” and capture that on film. Much of this drive came from his experiences in World War II, where many of the men in his unit were killed, his daughter said. “I think he was really changed by that experience,” she said. “He was looking really closely at the people around him and trying to figure out what was life, what was important, after seeing the horror that tormented him all his life.” 

See the slideshow and read the article here

Read more about press about Jerome Liebling here


Vietnam War Panel Discussion at the 92nd Street Y

February 27, 2014 -

The 92nd Street Y has organized a panel discussion "Defining Vietnam" featuring war correspondent Peter Arnett, veteran combat reporter Kimberly Dozier, and author Pete Hamill.  They will discuss the photographs from the critically acclaimed exhibition we mounted last October, Vietnam: The Real War: A Photographic History from the Associated Press

To cover the Vietnam War, the Associated Press gathered an extraordinary group of photojournalists in its Saigon bureau, creating one of the great photographic legacies of the twentieth century. Last fall, we exhibited over 70 iconic and newly editioned contemporary prints, and over 30 vintage prints. The exhibition was mounted in conjunction with the release of the book Vietnam: The Real War (Abrams). 


Phyllis Galembo Opens Two Exhibitions in Raleigh

February 14, 2014 -

Phyllis Galembo has two concurrent exhibitions on view in Raleigh, North Carolina. Theater of Belief: Afro-Atlantic Costuming and Masking in Large-Format Color Photographs by Phyllis Galembo at the North Carolina State University African American Cultural Center and at the Frankie G. Weems Art Gallery at Meredith College. To read more about her photographs from West Africa, click the links below.

http://www.ncsu.edu/gregg/exhibitions.html

http://www.meredith.edu/gallery/exhibition/theater-of-belief-afro-atlantic-masking-photographs-by-phyllis-galembo

Read and hear more about the shows on WUNC, North Carolina Public Radio:

http://wunc.org/post/photos-theater-belief-ritual-masking-across-globe

Read more press about Phyllis Galembo here.