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Chien-Chi Chang

China Town Film Still 05

The °CLAIR Gallery is pleased to announce that Chien-Chi Chang’s Chinatown will be presented at this year’s Busan Biennale.

Chinatown is a photo essay exploring the Chinese diaspora in New York City and the inter-generational relationships between the immigrants to America and their families who remained in Fuzhou, China. The images have been combined into a mesmerizing video photo essay which can be seen *here* 

The Busan Biennale runs from 20 September 2014 to 22 November, 2014 in Busan, Korea. The event is being curated by Olivier Kaeppelin, the director of the Fondation Maeght in St. Paul de Vence, France. More about the Busan Biennale *here*

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All photographs are analog with no digital manipulation. All chromogenic prints and silver gelatin prints are 96,5x 64,3 cm.

© 2014 Chien-Chi Chang/ °CLAIR Gallery / Magnum Photos

All purchase inquiries must be made through email to °CLAIR Gallery director Anna-Patricia Kahn:  anna@clair.me


Inge Morath


In 1956, the photographer Inge Morath and her friend and editor Robert Delpire left for the Middle East. Reflecting back on this voyage to Iran, Iraq, and Jordan, she said, “At that time it was very complicated for women to travel alone in the Middle East. I was always very considerate of how people live. If you don’t respect what people do, you should not photograph them.”

There is a connection between the photographer and those being photographed that immediately seizes anybody who is faced with this image: That is to say, you, them, me. The unbridled dance, the hair in the wind, the admiring look of the child who follows the pirouettes, those young girls who create visual mayhem stretching to the horizon, taken together it moves us, it reminds us that in the intimate moment when the photographer decides and releases the shutter, at that instant, she puts her very idea of photography into practice. “I photograph what I see. I have one eye riveted on the scene and the other turned inward on myself and my soul.”

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Dancing Bedouins in vicinity of Baghdad, 1956. Medium: Vintage silver gelatin print, signed. Available for viewing at the gallery.

All purchase inquiries must be made through email to °CLAIR Gallery director Anna-Patricia Kahn:  anna@clair.me

Philippe Halsman

Dali Atomicus by Philippe Halsman, 1948 | © The Halsman Archives, Courtesy of °CLAIR Gallery

Philippe Halsman is one of the most renowned photographers of the 20th century and has created some of the most iconic portraits in modern history. The °CLAIR Gallery will be showing a collection of vintage prints including the sublime portrait of the photographer Edward Steichen pictured above.

“It is an honour to work with the Halsman Archive,” noted °CLAIR Gallery director Anna-Patricia Kahn. “His oeuvre represents the very pinnacle of photography and as an artist he is an ideal addition to the portfolio of acclaimed photographers already represented by °CLAIR.”

Philippe Halsman was born in Riga, Latvia in 1906. He left engineering school to pursue his first passion of photography and initially worked in Paris where he photographed such notable figures as André Gide, Marc Chagall, and Le Corbusier. At the outset of World War II, Halsman was able to obtain a visa to America with the help of Albert Einstein and began working in New York City. He eventually became a photographer for LIFE and holds a record of having shot 101 covers for the magazine. Over his career, he took portraits of an incredible array of personalities including Einstein, Dali, Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Sinatra, Audrey Hepburn, Bridgette Bardot, and Winston Churchill. He died in New York City in 1979. A poignant autobiography by Halsman can be read here.

°CLAIR Gallery will present the exclusive vintage Halsman prints at ART Paris 2014 from March 27 to 30 at the Grand Palais. More information about the event can be found here.

The Philippe Halsman, Astonish Me! exhibition is currently being shown at the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne. The exhibition will also be shown at the Galerie nationale de Jeu du Paume in Paris in 2015.

Purchase information: 

The Philippe Halsman images seen on this website are available exclusively through the °CLAIR Gallery (St.Paul de Vence, France & Munich, Germany). Inquiries: info@clair.me