Arlene Gottfried – Press

Another Magazine: 1970s New York, Through the Eyes of Photographer Arlene Gottfried

A retrospective of the late image-maker’s arresting photography has arrived in Europe, at Cologne’s Galerie Bene Taschen. Arlene Gottfried would often describe her photographic practice as “a life of wandering”. Born and raised in Coney Island in 1950 and then Crown Heights, Gottfried was interested in the people of New York and Brooklyn and felt compelled to document them for most of her life (when she died in 2017, she left behind some 15,000 photographs).

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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L’oeil de la Photographie – New York in the 1980s, as seen by three brilliant photographers

This selection of photographs by American photographers Arlene Gottfried, Jamel Shabazz, and German photographer Miron Zownir, focus on the theme of New York in the 1980s. Through black and white, as well as colored photographs, the three photographers provide viewers with insights on the different milieus of the city. Each with their own perspectives of the megapolis, they document the…

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Die Welt Kompakt – Zeichen der Zeit

New York war ihre Inspiration: Die amerikanische Fotografin Arlene Gottfried porträtiert seit den 70er Jahren Menschen und Milieus ihrer Heimatstadt. Entstanden sind persönliche Aufnahmen, die zeigen, wie vielfältig New York ist – und wie es sich in all den Jahren verändert hat. „Signs of the Times“, heißt die Werksammlung. Zu sehen ist sie vom 9. Oktober 2015 in der Kölner Hardhitta Gallery.

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Sleek Magazine – Humans in New York: Arlene Gottfried in Conversation

The Brooklyn-born gospel-singing photographer, Arlene Gottfried, has made a name for herself by shooting candid portraits on the streets of New York for over 40 years. Armed with a 35mm, Gottfried has captured lovers and families, club kids and bodybuilders from across the five boroughs, and “These Days” at the Hardhitta Gallery in Cologne showcases some of the best of these black and whites. Sleek spoke to the artist about being a female photographer in the 1970s and how New York has changed.

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