Pure Arctic of Sebastian Copeland

As part of the 2017 Year of Ecology in Russia, The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography is presenting the first Russian exhibition of the famous photographer, polar explorer and environmental activist Sebastian Copeland. The exhibition, one of Copeland’s most comprehensive retrospectives, features around fifty large-format photographs taken over the last ten years during expeditions to the Polar Regions of Norway, Canada, the USA, Greenland, across the Arctic Ocean and the Antarctic Peninsula.

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Pure Arctic of Sebastian Copeland
Exhibition: 22 Sep 2017 – 7 Jan 2018

The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography

Чистая Арктика Себастьяна Коупленда
50 крупноформатных работ, снятых на протяжении последних десяти лет в экспедициях в полярные районы Норвегии, Канады, США, Гренландии, по Северному Ледовитому океану и Антарктическому полуострову.


Femmes du Monde | Sebastião Salgado et Marc Riboud

Ils ont accompagné l’aventure de Polka depuis sa création, en 2007. C’était il y a dix ans. A l’occasion de cet anniversaire, la galerie souhaite saluer deux grands photographes qui lui ont, dès les débuts, accordé leur confiance : Sebastião Salgado et Marc Riboud, disparu en août 2016. Leurs travaux vont dialoguer, le temps d’un accrochage entre novembre et janvier, autour d’une série de photographies qui dévoilent et racontent des personnages féminins rencontrés au gré de leurs reportages. Cette proposition existe grâce à la complicité de Lelia Wanick Salgado et de Catherine Riboud, leurs épouses, qui ont imaginé avec la galerie cette sélection.

L’exposition « Femmes du monde » est conçue comme un hommage à l’audace, à l’indépendance et au réalisme lyrique de l’Origine selon Courbet. Le maitre d’Ornans a étudié les mystères du regard, de la beauté et du désir. Il s’est interrogé sur la place et la vision du spectateur face au tableau. En 1855, il écrit: « Savoir pour pouvoir, telle fut ma pensée. Traduire les moeurs, les idées, l’aspect de mon époque, être non seulement un peintre, mais encore un homme, en un mot faire de l’art vivant. » C’est l’une des vocations de la photographie.

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Un Accrochage Spécial 10 ans

A l’occasion de l’exposition anniversaire « Femmes du monde », la galerie présente également au rez de chaussée, un accrochage spécial réunissant l’ensemble des photographes représentés par la galerie ainsi que plusieurs artistes associés, autour du thème du portrait féminin.

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Un Accrochage Spécial 10 ans
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Looking for whales: An exhibition by Wade and Robyn Hughes

Looking for Whales premiered at Fremantle’s iconic Kidogo ArtHouse gallery on 26 October 2017 and ran until November 1. The exhibition attracted extensive media coverage, and more than 800 people came to visit the exhibition.
There are two elements to the exhibition: the prints of whales, and accompanying storyboards. In the story boards we’ve added imagery and texts to help add background and context to the behaviour illustrated in the prints.
Taken collectively, it is our hope that these two elements might just inspire you too, to go looking for whales.

Looking for whales: An exhibition by Wade and Robyn Hughes
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images via Underwater Photography | Your Free Web Magazine

René Groebli – The magic eye

René Groebli celebrated his 90th birthday last October, which Bildhalle will take as a welcomed opportunity to honor this exceptional Swiss photographer with a comprehensive solo exhibition. In cooperation with Daniel Blochwitz, this curated gallery show will present works from René Groebli’s lifelong career. Aside from his legendary early works, like “The Eye of Love” or “Rail Magic”, there will be on display his experimental and ground-breaking images of movement, color and crossfade-effects. Also shown will be his lesser known or even forgotten works, such as his series from Ireland or New York from the late 1970’s.

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René Groebli – The magic eye
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Ellen von Unwerth – Heimat

Following a passionate kickoff in Los Angeles, IMMAGIS will show from the 15. September 2017 the exhibition HEIMAT with more than 30 works from German star photographer Ellen von Unwerth.

Right in time for Oktoberfest, von Unwerth invites viewers on a photographic journey through her childhood homeland of Bavaria. Her lavishly staged series delights with erotically charged images tinged with a touch of nostalgia and full of lust for life. Her images convey a strong love fornature, a seemingly omnipresent religiosity, and a playful approach to the attributes and attractions typical of the region, making a visit to this exhibition both a sensual and visual treat.

Von Unwerth’s visual ode to her HEIMAT combines old-world charm with fresh, provocative eroticism, cheerfully subverts traditional gender roles, and shows thateven lederhosen can be glamorous. Viva Bavaria!
Ellen von Unwerth worked as a top model in the fashion industry for ten years, before taking up the camera to become one of the most sought-after fashion photographers. Her photographs have appeared in countless magazines like Vogue, Interview und Vanity Fair. Ellen von Unwerth lives in Paris and New York.
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Ellen von Unwerth – Heimat
IMMAGIS Fine Art Photography
Current Exhibition
15 September – 11 November 2017

Masters of Photography 2017

This October we will be exhibiting a survey of 30 masterpieces by leading photographers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
The exhibition will contain rare and collectable prints by some of the world’s most influential photographers. Each photograph has been chosen for its significant role in the history of the medium. With a strong emphasis on the rarity and quality of the print, the exhibition consists of important images by artists from Gustave le Gray to Richard Learoyd.

Walk to Paradise Garden, 1946
William Eugene Smith (1918-1978)
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Pont Neuf, Circa 1934
Brassai (Gyula Halasz) (1899-1984)
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Estelle Lefebure, Karen Alexander, Rachel Williams, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz, Christy Turlington, Vogue U.S.A., Santa Monica, California, 1988
Peter Lindbergh (Born 1944)
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Rue Mouffetard, Paris, 1954
Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004)
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Brigitte Bardot, 1959
Richard Avedon (1923-2004)
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Masters of Photography 2017
25th October – 16th November

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