HIGHLIGHTS OF PHOTOS: In front of the street photography Having become a quasi-contact sport during fashion weeks in style-focused cities, the profession was honed by female photographers in the early 20th century.
An upcoming exhibition, titled “A Female Gaze,” at the Howard Greenberg gallery in New York will feature work from a wide range of artists. Images of the late Berenice Abbott, who had a career as Man Ray’s studio assistant in Paris, will be in the spotlight. After another street style photographer, Eugene Atget, died in 1927, Abbott purchased most of his prints and film negatives and brought them back to New York two years later with help. by gallery owner Julien Levy.
When Abbott, born in Ohio, returned to America in 1929, she began documenting the urban landscape and decay of New York City before the Great Depression took its toll, and continues to do so. after it happened, while working for the Federal Art Project, a division of the Works Progress Administration. A decade later, the fruit of that commitment became the traveling exhibition “Change New York.”
Photos by another lenswoman dressing, Rebecca Lepkoff, who has captured New York City from a more idealistic perspective, will also be featured when the 49-piece exhibit is offered on Jan. Visitors will also find photographs of Helen Levitt, a fan of Walker Evans and Henri Cartier-Bresson, who took to the streets. photography after getting bored with studio work; Diane Arbus; Jodi Bieber; Listette model; Barbara Morgan and Vivian Maier. The treasure trove of more than 100,000 negatives unearthed after her death in 2009 provided much of the material for the documentary “Finding Vivian Maier”, which led to posthumous popularity.
Another image will be of fashion photographer Frances McLaughlin-Gill, the first female photographer to sign a contract with Vogue – an award obtained in 1943 – and her predecessor was Esther Bubley, with whom Edward Steichen helped arrange a temporary position at Vogue. There will be more contemporary works by Mary Ellen Mark, who passed away in 2015. Another iconic artist, Ruth Orkin, showed a lot of passion at the age of 17 by cycling from Los Angeles to Los Angeles. New York City to see the 1939 World’s Fair. (She took a lot of photos to prove it.)
After opening next week, “A Female Gaze” will be on sale through April 2 at the gallery’s new 8th floor space at 41 East 57th Street.
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