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Summer Choice

Bibi à l'Ile de Saint-Honorat, Cannes, France by Jacques Henri Lartigue, 1927 | © Ministère de la Culture, France/AAJHL | All rights reserved | Courtesy °CLAIR Gallery

Bibi à l’Ile de Saint-Honorat, Cannes, France by Jacques Henri Lartigue, 1927 | © Ministère de la Culture, France/AAJHL | All rights reserved | Courtesy °CLAIR Gallery

To celebrate summer, every year the °CLAIR Gallery proposes a choice of images evoking the most idyllic of seasons. This year’s selection includes photographs by Lee Miller, Petr Lovigin, Erich Hartmann, Bernard Boubat, and more.

“Summer can be a time of whimsy, of reflection, of peace,” says °CLAIR Gallery curator Anna-Patricia Kahn. “The great photographers are able to capture the unique emotions of summer and preserve them in a manner that both transcends and celebrates the season.”

Photographs available for viewing by appointment from 11 July to 30 August 2017 at Le Village,
Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France. For viewing times, send an email to contact@clair.me.

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The featured image is Bibi à l’Ile de Saint-Honorat, Cannes, France by Jacques Henri Lartigue, 1927. © Ministère de la Culture, France/AAJHL. All rights reserved, courtesy °CLAIR Gallery Purchase inquiries are welcome via email at anna@clair.me


Rudi Weissenstein Book Launch

Rudi—Discovering the Weissenstein Archive | Edited by Michal Amram, Anna-Patricia Kahn, Ben Peter with  texts by Anna-Patricia Kahn, Amir Kliger, Ben Peter | Published by Kehrer Verlag | Half-cloth hardcover | 160 pages, 96 duotone illustrations

The °CLAIR Gallery is pleased to announce a special book launch event that will be held in Zurich for Rudi, A Dreamer—Rediscovering an Archive. 

Rudi, A Dreamer—Rediscovering an Archive celebrates the legacy of Rudi Weissenstein’s photography. It is published by Kehrer Verlag and °CLAIR Gallery curator Anna-Patricia Kahn is the book’s principal editor. You can learn more about the book by visiting the Kehrer website.

The book launch will be held at Photobastei, Sihlquai 125, 8005 Zurich on June 7, 2017 at 19h00. The event will feature a conversation between Yves Kugelmann, the chief editor of Tachles, Ben Peter, the director of the PhotoHouse and the Weissenstein archive in Tel Aviv, and Anna-Patricia Kahn, the director of the °CLAIR Gallery.

Rudi, A Dreamer—Rediscovering an Archive has received critical international acclaim with glowing reviews in major European newspapers and photography magazines. The leading German photo critic, Klaus Honnef, has praised the glorious fragility of the photography, while major German newsmagazine Der Spiegel  published a series of images from Rudi, A Dreamer—Rediscovering an Archive. You can click here to browse the images from Der Spiegel and see a sample of the reviews for Rudi, A Dreamer by clicking here.

Weissenstein (1910–1992) was the most prominent chronicler of everyday life in the young state of Israel and his photographs are essential to understanding the country’s social history. Born in what is today the Czech Republic, Weissenstein studied photography in Vienna and then went on to work as a press photographer. He emigrated to Palestine in 1936 where he met and married Miriam Arnstein (1913–2011). The couple took over management of the Pri-Or PhotoHouse in Tel Aviv in 1940 and developed it into a renowned Israeli cultural institution. To learn more about the PhotoHouse, visit their website.

Purchase Information

The featured image is of the book Rudi—Discovering the Weissenstein Archive, published by Kehrer Verlag, edited by Michal Amram, Anna-Patricia Kahn, and Ben Peter with texts by Anna-Patricia Kahn, Amir Kliger, and Ben Peter. Half-cloth hardcover, 160 pages, 96 duotone illustrations. Purchase inquiries regarding the cover photograph are welcome via email at anna@clair.me