Archiv für den Monat: Juni 2019

Document Journal: Arlene Gottfried photographed the magic and madness of Old New York

A new exhibition, Arlene Gottfried: Retrospective (1950-2017), opening June 29, celebrates the extraordinary woman who stayed true to the city of her birth. Hailing from Coney Island, Gottfried came of age in Crown Heights, Brooklyn during the era of white flight, creating a profound sense of empathy and connection to those who have been systemically marginalized, if not outright erased.

Read More

Bold The Magazine: Arlene Gottfried – Street Photography

Die New Yorker Fotografin Arlene Gottfried (1950 – 2017) machte als Teenager 1969 auf einem Woodstock-Festival ihre ersten Fotos – nach ihrem Studienabschluss am Fashion Institute of Technology in New York arbeitet sie für Werbeagenturen und später als freie Fotografin für Magazine wie The New York Times Magazin und The Independent. Sie zieht es immer wieder in die New Yorker Viertel Coney Island und Crown Heights, in denen sie aufgewachsen ist. 

Read More

YWYW Magazine: ARLENE GOTTFRIED – RETROSPECTIVE (1950 – 2017)

Galerie Bene Taschen is pleased to present a major European retrospective of work by the New York photographer Arlene Gottfried, following her death in 2017. The exhibition brings together photographs from the early days of her career in the 70’s to her later works in the 2000’s.  The show includes both Cibachrome and Vintage Silver gelatin prints, some of which Arlene Gottfried printed herself prior to her death.

Read More

The Washington Post: Darkly humorous, thoroughly quirky and deeply masterful photos from the first years of Brooklyn’s Barclays Center

Jeff Mermelstein, one of the most prolific and widely acclaimed street photographers working in the United States today, was displaced by the multibillion-dollar complex that’s home to the Brooklyn Nets. You’d be right to think that this didn’t sit all that well with him. A little over a decade before the complex — which would include the Barclays Center — was built, Mermelstein and his wife had just bought a home that would have to come down to make way for all of it. But what many would take for defeat, Mermelstein found a way to make work for him.

Read More

Schwarzweiss 130: Ein Leben für den Jazz

Die Galerie Bene Taschen in Köln zeigt noch bu zum 15. Juni eine Ausstellung mit Fotografien des berühmten Jazz-Fotografen William Claxton. Anne Kotzan stellt uns seinen Werdegang vor und berichtet von Claxtons legendärer „Jazz-Odyssee“ durch die USA zusammen mit dem deutschen Jazz-Produzenten und -journalisten Joachim-Ernst Berendt.

Read More

Kunsthal Rotterdam: STREET DREAMS How Hiphop Took over Fashion

In collaboration with the HipHopHuis and guest curator Lee Stuart, the Kunsthal Rotterdam presents an exhibition about hip-hop and its influence on fashion and lifestyle. Hip-hop is THE youth culture of choice, dominating the charts as well as the world-wide street scene – from a source of inspiration for high fashion brands to making sportswear more accepted for everyday attire.

Read More