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°CLAIR & The New York Times

°CLAIR & The New York Times

As part of its coverage of the Photo Basel fair, The New York Times has interviewed °CLAIR Gallery director Anna-Patricia Kahn. “Photographs aren’t always big, and vintage photography tends to be small,” Ms. Kahn told the newspaper. “l liked the idea of a small fair, combined with the fact that Art Basel is the mecca..
TREASURES OF VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY

TREASURES OF VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY

In a world awash with ephemeral digital images, the gravitas of vintage prints becomes all the more remarkable. A sense of time emanates from the paper while the power of the image entwines with the history of the object to create a truly profound artistic experience. By bringing together a collection of vintage prints from..
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,..
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...
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..
Acclaim For Weissenstein Book

Acclaim For Weissenstein Book

The book celebrating the legacy of Rudi Weissenstein’s photography has received incredible reviews from newspapers and photo magazines across Europe. The latest praise comes from the esteemed German photo critic Klaus Honnef who noted the glorious fragility of the work. Rudi, A Dreamer – Rediscovering an Archive is published by Kehrer Verlag and CLAIR Gallery..
Lestido at Photoaumnales

Lestido at Photoaumnales

CLAIR Gallery is proud to announce that Adriana Lestido was a featured photographer at the Photaumnales festival in Beauvais, France. The 13th edition of Photaumnales was curated by Paul Ardenne and the festival explores the theme of love stories through the work of leading international photographers. Images from Adriana Lestido’s astonishingly intimate series Madres e Hijas..
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..
Vera Mercer Joins CLAIR

Vera Mercer Joins CLAIR

CLAIR Gallery is pleased to announce it now represents the esteemed photographer Vera Mercer. Mercer was born in Berlin in November 1936. She has done photo reportages on Samuel Beckett, Eugène Ionesco, Satyajit Ray, Andy Warhol, Norman Mailer, 
Marcel Duchamp, and others. She has also made documentary photos for many artists, including Eva Aeppli, Jean Tinguely,..