GALLERY NEWS & UPDATES
Photography in Argentina - Contradiction and Continuity
New exhibition opening at Getty Center in September, 2017 and continuing through January, 2018, accompanied by a new book.
Photography West will be showing humanitarian Argentina photographer, Pedro Luis Raota.
Raota was one of the most acclaimed darkroom masters of his country and his legandary and impeccable hand crafted photographs
and Latin heart make his photography memorable. He won countless awards around the world during his lifetime and his work is in several major museums.
Maven of Modernism: Galka Scheyer
The German Art Collector Who Introduced the "Blue Four" Artists to the US also collected Brett Weston
Although she was legendary for her promotion of avant-garde paintings (including Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky, Lyonel Feininger, Alexei Jawlensky)
she also had an eye for photography and was the first patron to purchase a Brett Weston photograph!
Her collecting influence peppered California from north to south, from the Bay Area to Carmel by the Sea to Los Angeles and even to Mexico,
where she met and befriended Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
The Norton Simon exhibition recounts the history of the traveling Blue Four which would launch in LA in 1926 and travel to Oakland and Mexico in 1931.
Galka Scheyer gifted her collection to the Pasadena Art Institute (now the Norton Simon Museum) in the 1950's.
She encouraged Imogen Cunningam and Edward and Brett Weston with her patronage.
The show continues through September 25, 2017
Ruth Bernhard Documentary Introduced by Michael Kenna
The Canter for Photographic Arts is pleased to sponsor a talk on August 11, 2017 by Michael Kenna about his years of apprenticeship with Ruth Bernhard.
Kenna will introduce the showing of 1989 documentary "Illuminations" about this most renowned West Coast photographer.
Photography West will feature an exhibition "Ruth Bernhard - Fifty Years" through September 15th in honor of this ground breaking woman photographer
whom Ansel Adams declared "is the greatest photographer of the nude."
Our founder, Carol Williams, edited and produced Ruth Bernhard: The Eternal Body in 1986.
The first edition quickly sold out after it won Photography Book of the Year and was later reprinted in 2005 as a limited Centennial Edition for Bernhard's 100th birthday!
Congratulations to the newlyweds - Roman Loranc and Linda Cruz!
Ansel Adams on press with Dave Gardner in 1981
David Gray Gardner
Photography West mourns the loss of our renowned printer, David Gray Gardner.
Dave passed away on August 26 the at age 91 on his 66th wedding anniversary - just nine days after the death of his beloved wife, Barbara on August 12, 2016.
Ansel Adams referred to Dave Gardner as "the greatest black and white printer in the world."
For over three decades, Dave supervised the exclusive printing of all our Photoography West monographs, posters and notecards using his patented Fultone process.
His protege, Kevin Brody, continues his tradition at Dual Graphics in Buena Park, California.
Photographer Roman Loranc on press in 2013 with David Gray Gardner and Gallery Director, Julia Christopher
during production of his most recent photographic monograph
"Absolution - Fifty Photographs From Europe"
Folktale Winery Sobranes Fire Benefit Raises over $100,000
Friends of Garrapata offered this stunning photograph of Sobranes Point
at a fund raiser to assist victims of the 100,000 acre fire that started in Sobranes Canyon on July 21st.
Archival Framing donated by Photography West Gallery.
Celebrating Morley Baer's 2016 Centennial
Photography West will feature a collection of Morley Baer photographs in the Brett Weston Room in celebration
of the photographer's centennial during 2016.
Light Years Publisher Carol Williams with Elaine Levin, sister of Morley Baer
The Pasadena Museum of California Art
Opening April 17, 2016 and ongoing through September 11, 2016
Jellyfish, California , 1967
Brett Weston (1911–1993)—is one of the most celebrated photographers of the twentieth century.
Brett Weston: Significant Details is the first museum exhibition to focus on Weston’s close-up photography.
The exhibition also highlights how intuition and his fierce dedication to photography in its purest form
These images form the core of Significant Details and demonstrate the major
The exhibition is organized by the Pasadena Museum of California Art, and is curated by Erin Aitali, PMCA Director of Exhibitions & Registrar.
The exhibition is supported by the PMCA Board of Directors, PMCA Ambassador Circle, and Christian Keesee. Accompaning the exhibition is a brochure.
Carmel Photography Community Mourns the Loss of Two Fine Art Photographers
Al C. Weber (1930-2016) and Chip Hooper (1962-2016)
It has been said that Carmel Highlands photographer, Al Weber taught more workshops than any other living photographer.
Born in Denver, Colorado, Weber graduated from the University of Denver with degrees in Photography and Education.
Locating to the Monterey Peninsula in 1955, he began an extended career in commercial photography and simultaneously taught workshops for 50 years.
He taught at MPC (1961-1969), UC Santa Cruz Extension (1972-1987) the Ansel Adams Yosemite Workshops (1963-1981) and Friends of Photography (1970-1977)
as well as the Victor School from 1977-2007, which he and his wife owned - and also served as a visiting professor or artist-in-residence at over a dozen schools.
Weber preferred to be called a photographer rather than an "artist" and considered a high level of craft, particularly darkroom craftsmanship, to be essential.
He was credited with rescuing the archive of renowned Steinbeck Country photographer, Steve Crouch and insuring it was permanently archived at UC Santa Cruz.
Chip Hooper was considered "a force" in the music industry as well as a distinguished fine art photographer.
He moved to the Monterey Peninsula from Minneapolis in 1988 and was the worldwide head of music at Paradigm where he oversaw more than 100 agents and over 2,000 acts.
He is credited with launching the "jam band" movement.
As a photographer, Hooper was best known for the seascapes that he captured along the California coast from Big Sur to Mendocino with a large format camera.
His soothing images featuring a "zen like calm" eventually brought him widespread acclaim.
New Works Show / Valentines Weekend
Brett Weston At Tate Modern
Brett Weston is currently on exhibit at the Tate Modern with painter, Sam Francis
Two California artists working in different media, both explored the relationship between landscape and abstraction.
Brett Weston, "Mendenhall Glacier, 1973"
Photography West Gallery celebrates our 35th anniversary!
Proudly featuring classical darkroom craftsmanship!
We appreciate your patronage!
Photography West Gallery was pleased to host a booksigning and exhibition
celebrating the release of Alexey Titarenko's important new monograph The City Is A Novel
designed by Kelly Doe Studio (NYC) and published by Damiani.
The monograph, Titarenko's first major publication, features over 140 photographs
of his work in St. Petersburg, Venice, Havana and New York.
It also includes Titarenko's autobiographical essay "City of Shadows"
and essays by curator, writer and art historian Gabriel Bauret;
Brett Abbott, Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art;
and Sean Corcoran, Curator of Prints and Photographs at the Museum of the City of New York.
Congratulations to gallery photographer, Roman Loranc
"King of Photography"
Roman has been elected as one of the ten International Masters of Photography!
He will be receiving the distinguished trophy as "King of Photography" on September 10th in Beijing at the "Power of the Image" exhibition.
Photography West Gallery is proud to have been Roman Loranc's first gallery.
We have first edition and autographed copies of his award winning Fractal Dreams and Absolution books still available.
In Loving Memory
One of the gallery's most beloved and charismatic consultants during the mid-1990's, Dennis succumbed to melanoma in Hawaii on July 5th.
Dennis wore a coat of many colors as an artist, musician, writer, hang glider, extreme skiier, surfer, husband, father and friend.
Always an energetic visionary, he left Carmel in 1994 to join Team Suntera, working on solar electric cars with Paul Mitchell's engineer.
In his final years he became an award winning ukulele maker and his play The Magic Ukulele was performed last year.
Mckenna's original pastels were represented by ten galleries, including
Gerald Peters Gallery in Dallas and Santa Fe
Gunner Nordstrom Gallery in Kirkland, Washington
The Gallery at Ventana Inn in Big Sur
Volcano Art Center and Harbor Gallery on the Big Island.
Dennis will be greatly missed by his many loyal customers and friends.
Carol Williams with Dennis McKenna, CPA Weston Fund Raiser, Highlands Inn, 1994
Photography West is pleased to present a new catalog for our upcoming Michael Miner and Robert Taylor Exhibition!
Happy 90th Birthday to Dave Gardner!
"The only printer to translate my photographs to near-perfect reproduction form"
$5,000 Brett Weston Research Fellowship
Photography West announces the First Annual Brett Weston Research Fellowship
An annual award of up to $5,000 to support research on the art, career and influence of Brett Weston (1911-1993) his family, models and friends.
Our goal is to promote new knowledge about photography, photographic history and photographic theory.
Advanced scholars and researchers from any discipline are encouraged to apply.
Pre-doctoral applicants must have completed coursework and preliminary examinations for their doctoral degree and must be engaged in dissertation research.
Please send the following documents:
1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae of no more than four pages
3. 500-1000 word statement detailing your research interests and project and how they will be advanced by study of the existing photographic archives and print collections.
September 1, 2016
Email applications to email@example.com
Selection is based upon the quality of the proposed research and its relationship to Brett Weston.
Decisions will be announced by email on or before December 16, 2016.
Photography West is pleased to announce our newest catalog
featuring the current exhibition of William Garnett!
Photography West Gallery has proudly supported working photographers and celebrated
world-class darkroom craftsmanship for over three decades.
Our inventory is curated for pristine print quality and impeccable craftsmanship as well as inspiring a more contemplative, mindful visual dialogue.
In the tradition of Ansel Adams, Edward and Brett Weston and many other accomplished masters of the medium
all of our gallery photographers create their own photographs using:
Light Paper Process
April 14 - September 6, 2015
"At a time when digital technologies offer increasingly sophisticated options for producing, storing and disseminating images,
many artists are exploring the essence of photography, distilling it to its basic components of light-sensitive emulsions and chemical development.
They may use expired papers, archival negatives, or custom-built cameras, or they may eshew the use of a camera of film altogether.
All revel in materials and process, employing darkroom techniques that shift our understanding of photography
away from a medium that merely records the world."
(From the Getty Center Exhibition Announcement of "Light Paper Process)
New Roman Loranc catalog now available!
The gallery was honored to be remembered by Brooks Jensen in his Commentary
Christopher Burkett's new softbound monograph, "The Illuminated Landscape," (80 pages) features many new and unpublished photographs from the last decade.
Now available in the gallery!
PAUL CAPONIGRO EXHIBITION
"There's a force in the land, and it's intelligent"
Longtime gallery photographer, Paul Caponigro is currently being co-featured from Nov 8, 2014 - March 9, 2015
in an exhibition "Two American Photographers in Britian and Ireland" at The Huntington in San Marino, California
This is the only West Coast venue of this traveling exhibition and showcases 128 works.
Beginning in 1966, Caponigro spent decades exploring both Britian and Ireland and
the exhibition examines their artistic, social and historical forces
during the 1960's and 1970's.
"Paul Caponigro and Bruce Davidson are two of the most distingushed American photographers of their generation,"
"This is the first exhibition to pair these influential contemporaries who followed overlapping yet distinct creative paths. Britian and Ireland are the countries to which each man embarked on a significant creative journey in the course of refining their art.
How fitting, then, to bring these works to The Huntington, where we have one of the strongest collections of British art and historical materials in the country. The concept was both intriguing and beautifully relevant.".
The exhibition was curated by Huntington curator, Jennifer A. Watts and Scott Wilco, chief curator of art collections and senior curator of prints and drawings at the Yale Center for British Art.
Gallery photographer, Roman Loranc, will be featured next month in an exhibition at the National Art Museum of China.
Photographs from his most recent visits to China are currently available at the gallery!
Gallery photographer, Joyce Tenneson is featured this month in Stockholm, Sweden at the Fotografiska Museum.
Link to Video of the Opening Reception is on our Facebook page!
Photography West is pleased to announce our newest photographic monograph has won three awards!!!
"2014 - North American Printer of the Year" - Gold Award - Sappi
Congratulations to Dual Graphics for outstanding high-quality reproductions.
"Best of Category" at Printing Industries of America Show
The United States Literary Award for 2013
Please click on this link to purchase this monograph using PayPal
Absolution can also be ordered by calling (831) 625-1587 or online through Amazon.
Photos from the press floor!
Photographer Roman Loranc at Dual Graphics with Ansel Adams' favorite printer, David Gray Gardner and Gallery Director, Julia Christopher
Minor White - Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, 1962
The current ongoing Getty Museum exhibition
"Minor White; Manifestations of the Spirit"
(July 8 - October 19, 2014)
included and published this print in their new book!
Gallery Artist - ALEXEY TITARENKO
FEATURED IN ARTNEWS
RECORD SETTING ANSEL ADAMS FROM PHOTOGRAPHY WEST GALLERY
CHRISTOPHER BURKETT'S "GLOWING WINTER ASPEN"
FEATURED IN MODERN LUXURY'S 2014 WINTER EDITION OF INTERIORS CALIFORNIA
"And not by eastern windows only,
When daylight comes, comes in the light."
Congratulations to Julia Christopher on her promotion to Gallery Director
Photo Credit: Chris Iatesta (October 2013)
We recently had a visit from the next generation of classical photography lovers!
Hosted by Bach to the Future and the Center for Photographic Arts
Our first edition of The Eternal Body (1986) was reprinted by Chronicle Books after it won the "Photography Book of the Year" award from Friends of Photography and promptly sold out.
We have just heard that Chronicle Books has done yet another printing of our Ruth Bernhard monograph in tandem with Amazon!
30,000 copies of The Eternal Body sold and still counting!
Signed copies of Ruth Bernhard's elegantly slipcased Centennial Edition of The Eternal Body (edition of 100 created in 2005 honoring Ruth on her 100th birthday) remain available through Photography West.
Carol Williams with Ruth Bernhard at Ruth's San Francisco apartment - (1992)