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Dancing Bedoins

Dancing Bedoins

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...
“Approaching Reality”

“Approaching Reality”

What is forbidden by the Second Commandment, (Ex 20.4 and 5.8 Dt) “You shall not make for yourself an idol,” is to try to own the vision that the eye perceives, with arrogance or impatience, whether staring for the first or umpteenth time. It is exactly the opposite of what a photographer and photography attempts..
The Arrival of an Image

The Arrival of an Image

For more than thirty years, Adriana Lestido has photographed humans: I use the term ‘humans’ here because Adriana sublimely captures these beings that so perfectly evince humanity. She becomes close to them, lets her eyes wash over them, and then ‘seizes’ them between her fingers and her camera. And, voilà, suddenly the subjects are evoked,..
Je Suis Charlie

Je Suis Charlie

This particular text will be more personal than usual, more emotional too, a reflection of the wave of shock unleashed by the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. When CLAIR Gallery was created in 2008, it was guided by the desire to share and transmit those emotions that great photographs and cherished artists inspire within us. By..
Time With No Boundaries

Time With No Boundaries

The photography is humble, modest: it captures a moment, protects it, some would say preserves it for eternity. But the photography is also the epitome of audacity: it launches an assault on our preconceptions. It makes us realize that our beliefs about ourselves, about the way time passes and surpasses, are ultimately without foundation. This..
War and Peace

War and Peace

Because you think you know this photographer? You have seen him AND looked at his Internet site countless times, you have read his interviews, you have heard him speak at either the university in Hannover or the one in Dortmund. Oliver Mark is a star of photography: He has made more than one distinguished woman sprawl..
Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread by Erich Hartmann – a photography installation in Berlin in December 2013 Fifty-one years ago, the photographer Erich Hartmann created his exhibition Our Daily Bread and presented it at the New York Coliseum. In this gigantic exhibition and conference space located at Columbus Circle in the heart of Manhattan, the photographer mounted..