Category


Events & Exhibitions

Condition of the Heart, Chim

Condition of the Heart, Chim

A photographer’s regard is informed by a myriad of concerns, from light to line, from color to contrast. Yet how often is profound caring the defining technical element of an image? David “CHIM” Seymour has long been heralded for his sublime sense of humanity, but what is becoming increasingly celebrated is the artistic mastery that..
LARTIGUE, TIME REDISCOVERED

LARTIGUE, TIME REDISCOVERED

A quintessential aspect of Jacques Henri Lartigue’s brilliance was his ability to weave entirely new visions of time with his photography. His pioneering grasp of movement resulted in images that both stopped and accelerated time, while his work documenting the Belle Époque took finite moments and expanded them into expressions of an entire generation. Now,..
Between Skies and Earth

Between Skies and Earth

The light and the obscure, the sky and the earth, the ethereal and the corporeal. Such juxtapositions have long formed the essence of the photographer’s art and a mastery of these elements can evoke entire universes of nuance and emotion. Oliver Mark (b. Germany, 1963) is one of the modern geniuses in the use of..
Halsman – Facets and Faces

Halsman – Facets and Faces

Photographers who capture an iconic image are often confronted with a paradox: the celebration of a single photograph overshadows the entirety an artistic oeuvre. Yet what happens in those rare situations when a single photographer is responsible for scores of iconic images? This is the question that was explored by the Halsman: Facets and Faces exhibition. Philippe..
A Certain Slant of Light – Erich Hartmann

A Certain Slant of Light – Erich Hartmann

As one of the 20th century’s most renowned documentary photographers, Erich Hartmann relied on the nuances of natural light to capture the deeper truths of human experience. Yet when in the studio, Hartmann embraced a different vision: by injecting artificial light into the frame of an image, he transformed the commonplace into something both mesmerizing..
Munich Seaside

Munich Seaside

Summer and sea have been forever entwined in both the popular and the creative imagination. While paintings such as Waves Breaking by Monet or Beach Scene by Degas are iconic, there is also a seminal body of photography that explores the innate human connection to water. In the summer of 2016, the Munich Seaside exhibition..
Lee Miller – Out of the Ordinary

Lee Miller – Out of the Ordinary

From her time in Man Ray’s studio to her filming with Jean Cocteau to her collaboration with Pablo Picasso, Lee Miller’s photography has always been intimately linked to her personal relationships. This phenomenon culminated with her celebrated marriage to the British artist and poet Roland Penrose and the series of mutually inspired works the couple..
The World According to Petr Lovigin

The World According to Petr Lovigin

Petr Lovigin appears to inhabit a different world, a different planet. Or maybe different worlds and different planets. His visions are romantic and ironic, cynical and dreamlike. Somehow his work manages to embody both the splendour and the defects of life, both what is sure and what is in doubt. The World According to Petr..
Eikoh Hosoe at the Weltkunstzimmer

Eikoh Hosoe at the Weltkunstzimmer

Work by CLAIR Gallery artist Eikoh Hosoe was included in an extraordinary exhibition at the Weltkunstzimmer that explored the complex beauty and art of Butoh dance. The Butoh Photography exhibition at the Weltkunstzimmer contemporary art centre in Düsseldorf, Germany ran from February 11, 2016 to March 12, 2016. Butoh is a style of Japanese dance..
Créateur de Bonheurs

Créateur de Bonheurs

Jacques Henri Lartigue rejoiced in life and had an insatiable fascination for all that surrounded him. For more than six decades, he used photography to preserve those exquisite moments that created such joy for him. The Créateur de Bonheurs exhibition united more than 50 of these sublime images in both black and white and colour,..