Friday, November 29, 2013


MFAH Acquires Jim Naughten Photograph

We are delighted to announce that the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has acquired Herero Woman in Blue Dress, by the British photographer Jim Naughten. The acquisition was made possible through the museum's Photo Forum Patron Group. 

Herero Woman in Blue Dress, 2012 © Jim Naughten

The photograph forms part of the Hereros series, which was exhibited at the gallery as a solo exhibition in March–April, 2013 and showcased at the 2013 AIPAD Photo Show. The exhibition was accompanied by the release of the photobook Conflict and Costume (Merrell, 2013); Naughten's second monograph.

A selection of the series can be viewed online here, with the portraits available as follows:

24" x 20", Edition of 10 + 2 APs
50" x 41", Edition of 3 + 2 APs

Thursday, November 21, 2013


April 10–13, 2014   Park Avenue Armory
Opening Night Gala, April 9   Benefitting Her Justice

We're delighted to announce our attendance, at the 2014 AIPAD Photography Show, and look forward to sharing more information closer to the time. 

Please mark your calendars and visit us at Booth #216!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


The third FRESH 2013 interview is with Maxine Helfman, in which she talks candidly about the Fabrication series. The photographs were a delight to exhibit at the gallery, engendering a lot of discussion about gender, identity and fashion/clothing. 

Size 7 Floral, 2012 © Maxine Helfman

Read the interview on AT LENGTH MAG

Friday, November 15, 2013


Grand Prix de la Découverte

We are pleased to announce, that Manuel Cosentino was named a Finalist in the Grand Prix de la Décourverte 2013. His series, Behind a Little House, was eventually recognised with an Honorable Mention. This modestly-sized series of photographs and its universal subject matter, continues to capture the hearts and imagination of people world-wide.

Photographs from the series are offered in two editions/sizes: 22.5" x 18.5", Edition 15 + 2 APs and 13.5" x 10.2", Edition of 7 + 2 APs. Prices range from $800 to $3,500 depending upon size and edition. 

Behind a Little House is available to view online here.

Behind a Little House (A), 2008 © Manuel Cosentino
Image on right: detail

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Simon Roberts: Pierdom
November 8—December 21, 2013

We are delighted to be presenting the third solo exhibition, of work by British photographer Simon Roberts. Photographed over the course of the past three years, Pierdom is a comprehensive and stunning survey of Britain’s 19th Century pleasure piers.

Blackpool South, 2011 © Simon Roberts

With Pierdom, Roberts has turned his camera to the specific architectural remnants that bear witness to leisure of the past. Built along the coastline of Britain, these piers were originally constructed as landing docks for pleasure steamers, but progressively catered to the needs of seaside day-trippers, who were escaping the grime and smog of the cities. In their heyday, the ‘pleasure piers’ incorporated cafes, casinos, theaters and even tramways. The large scale color photographs are often made from elevated positions—a trademark of Roberts’ oeuvre—and with the use of large-format sheet film. 

The photographer has meticulously utilized formal devices associated with the picturesque—asymmetry, perspective and juxtaposition—resulting in an outstanding body of work that celebrates color, form and detail. From minimalist photographs such as Weston-Super-Mare Grand and Clevedon B, that demonstrate a quiet palette, photographs that pop with color such as Blackpool South, Teignmouth and Paignton, to those such as Saltburn-on-Sea, that provide an important social and historical context, the Pierdom series is a truly accomplished body of work that speaks to a wide audience. 

This is a must-see exhibition, and is accompanied by the publication Pierdom (Dewi Lewis, 2013). 

Photographs from the series are offered in two editions/sizes: 20" x 24", Edition 7 + 2 APs and 48" x 60", Edition 4 + 1 AP. Prices range from $1,600 to $12,800 depending on size and edition. 

The exhibition comprises nine photographs, with a wider selection from the series available to view online here

Simon Roberts (b.1974), has won numerous awards for his work, which explores important social, economic and political issues. His photographs have been exhibited widely, including solo exhibitions at the National Media Museum (UK), Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago and Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai. His first two significant bodies of work, Motherland and We English, were received to critical acclaim, published as monographs by Chris Boot Ltd. and shown as solo exhibitions at the Klompching Gallery in 2007 and 2009 respectively. Roberts' work is represented in major public and private collections, including the Deutsche Börse Art Collection, George Eastman House, Pallant House and Wilson Centre for Photography.

Thursday, November 7, 2013


Max de Esteban is featured in Issue #29 of BLINK Magazine, with the Vertige series of photographs, which were introduced at the 2013 AIPAD Photo Show.  The series is not yet available to view on the gallery website, but will be uploaded very soon.

The large-scale, highly-detailed photographs feature portraits, behind which is written excerpts from Romanian philosopher E.M. Cioran's 1964 La Cute dans Le Temps.

Artist Statement:
"Since the events after 9-11 the powers of economic globalization and the two greatest monotheist religions have taken over the world’s ideological leadership. The world that abandoned modernity as its meta-history was an easy prey to nihilism or dogma. It is in the context of the secular struggle between civilization and barbarism that we should consider current events. The civilized is insecure and skeptic, contradictions being both his greatness and weakness. In contrast the barbarian is slave to a belief felt with integral and exclusive passion and driven by totalitarian ambitions.This elegy is in essence a vindication of doubt as a crucial ethical value. Unsurprisingly deprecated today, it is the prime source of tolerance, progress, creativity and civilization. Doubt is arguably the origin of rebellion against darkness".—Max de Esteban

Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Paula McCartney is currently exhibiting a selection of work from A Field Guide To Snow and Ice, at the Schaefer Gallery, (Gustavos Adolphis College, St. Peter). The exhibition continues through to December 8, 2013.

"The Explorers Club, named after the New York organization founded in 1904 to promote scientific expeditions and research, brings together the work of photographers Paula McCartney and Lex Thompson, each investigating environmentally polar opposites, from ice and snow to tropical islands. Utilizing different means of investigation, each artist asks the viewer to reconsider the way in which they perceive the photographic image in relation to the subjects it portrays".—Schaefer Gallery

 We'll be exhibiting the series at the gallery in January–February, 2014.

Black Ice I & Black Ice II ©Paula McCartney

Monday, November 4, 2013


Ahead of Simon Roberts' 3rd solo exhibition at the Klompching Gallery, we would like to bring to your attention the special editions and box-sets, featuring the photographer's artwork. These are thoughtfully produced, have excellent production values, and offer an affordable option to acquire Roberts' work for private collections, as well as art patrons obtaining works for museums/institutions. 

EDITION: 50 + 5 APs

Pierdom book (Dewi Lewis, 2013)
Pages: 160 | Photographs: 81 | Binding: Hardback
ISBN: 978-1-907893-40-7 | 9.5" x 12"

Print of 'Clevedon Pier #C'
Year: 2011 Printed: 2013 | 11" x 14" | Archival Pigment Print

EDITION: 9 + 2 APs

Set of 15 prints from the Pierdom series
Year: 2011 Printed: 2011 | 11" x 14" | C-Type Prints
Presented in embossed clothbound box

EDITION: 100 + 10 APs

We English book (Chris Boot Ltd., 2009)
Pages: 112 | Photographs: 56 | Binding: Hardback
ISBN: 978-1-905712-14-4 | 14.1" x 11.4"

Print of 'Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire'
Year: 2008 Printed: 2009 | 11" x 14" | C-Type Print

Also containing: copy of a local newspaper collected by
Simon Roberts' journey around England. 

Presented in embossed clothbound box and slipcase


Motherland book (Chris Boot Ltd., 2007)
Pages: 192 | Photographs: 152 | Binding: Hardback
ISBN: 978-1-905712-03-8 | 9.6" x 7.9"

Complete set of 153 prints from the Motherland series
Year: 2008 Printed: 2008 | 8" x 10" | C-Type Prints
Presented in embossed clothbound box

Edition 1/3: acquired privately
Edition 2/3: held in the George Eastman House Photography Collection
Edition 3/3: available


Print of 'Taxis Cross The Frozen Lena River'
Year: 2004 Printed: 2008 | 11" x 14" | Archival Pigment Print

Sunday, November 3, 2013


'Proposition One: Only The Ephemeral', featured in Staging Ground

Graphic courtesy of Staging Ground

PO14, 2011 © Max de Esteban

Max de Esteban is featured in Issue #2 of Staging Ground, showcasing his Proposition One: Only The Ephemeral series. 

“The series of images have an x-ray, mortuary quality; as forensic testimonies of a past existence; vestiges of their inner structure can be clearly identified while others fade or have disappeared as in decomposing organic bodies. By eliminating the objects' individual peculiarities, each photograph becomes a generic symbol of decay and death. While sophisticated and state-of-the-art not long ago, these tools evoke today a sense of fragility, archaism and trauma."–Max de Esteban.
See the complete series of photographs on the gallery website