Photo Exhibitions – 1/60th sec on a wall.

Photo Exhibitions – 1/60th of a second on a wall

or

Looking at Ourselves

1/60th of a second shutter speed.   photo Pete Grafton

Izis “Paris Des Reves” Exhibition, Paris, 2010.

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Photo Exhibitions of the following photographers

Brassaï  (Gyula Halász) 1899 – 1984.  Hungarian.  Paris based.

Brassai in his dark room, 1932. Self portrait.

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Robert Doisneau 1912 – 1994.  French.  Paris based.

Robert Doisneau, Canal St. Martin, Paris. 1968.  photo Arnold Crane.

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Horst P Horst 1906 – 1999.  German.  Hamburg and then USA based.

Horst P Horst, 1949.  photo Roy Stevens.

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Izis  (Israëlis Bildermanas) 1911 – 1980.  Lithuanian.  Paris based.

Izis.   Self portrait. Believed to be 1970s.

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Lee Miller 1907 – 1977.  American.  Paris and London based, and then with advancing US troops post D Day, 1944 – 1945.  Virtually retired post 1945.

Lee Miller, 1944, Normandy. Unknown photographer.

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Martin Munkacsi 1896 – 1963.  Hungarian.  Hungary, Germany and then USA based.

Martin Munkacsi. 1935. Claimed to be a self-portrait.

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Albert Watson 1942 – present.  Scottish.  USA based.

Albert Watson.  photo Gloria Rodriguez.

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All photos of posters, exhibitions and exhibition photos:   Pete Grafton.

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Brassai, London 2001.

Brassai: The Soul of Paris, Hayward Gallery, London 2001.

Interior, Brassai’s Soul of Paris, interred in concrete at the Hayward Gallery, London 2001.

Le Patron’s verdict on the entombing of Brassai’s  Soul of Paris at the Haywood Gallery, London 2001.  Self portrait.

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Robert Doisneau, Paris 2010.

Robert Doisneau exhibition flyer, Paris, 2010.

The photo used on the flyer is Kids at the Place Hebert, Paris 18, 1957.  La Piscine bar is still in business, but the coiffeur and the three story building it was part of has been demolished. A single story small mini-mart now sits on the corner.

Queuing for the Robert Doisneau exhibition at the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation building, 2 Impasse Lebouis, Paris 14.  February, 2010.

The Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation building is small, and the upstairs exhibition space can only accommodate so many viewers at one time.

More queuing for the Robert Doisneau exhibition at the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation building. February, 2010.

The spiral staircase linking the ground floor and the exhibition room of the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation, Paris.   February, 2010.

Like some other venues, it was not possible to discreetly take photos of the exhibition area and the photographs.  Many photo exhibitions have a ban on all photography.  If the exhibition space is reasonably large, does not have too many CCTV cameras, nor heavily staffed by attendants, then discrete photography with a small rangefinder camera with a quiet shutter such as an Olympus RC is possible.  The irony is, most or all of the photographers featured in this Post would themselves have taken photos if they could in similar circumstances. A ban on using a tripod, a ban on flash photography makes sense,  but the ban on all photography at some venues is mystifying, particularly when several prestigious exhibition areas allow photography. (Views of Robert Doisneau’s wonderful photographs are available at robert-doisneau.com)

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Horst P Horst, London 2001.

Horst P Horst exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London.  March 2001.

Horst P Horst exhibition, NPG, London. March 2001.

Horst P Horst exhibition, NPG, London. March 2001.

Horst P Horst exhibition, NPG, London.  March, 2001.

Horst P Horst exhibition, NPG, London.  March 2001.

Horst P Horst exhibition, NPG, London. March 2001.

Horst P Horst exhibition, NPG, London.  March, 2001.

Horst P Horst exhibition, NPG, London. March, 2001.

Horst P Horst exhibition, NPG, London.  March, 2001.

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Izis, Paris 2010.

Izis Paris exhibition flyer, 2010.

Izis marks the spot (for the contractors).   Izis exhibition, Hotel de Ville, Paris, February, 2010.

Queuing. “Next” . Izis Paris exhibition.  February, 2010.

Advertisement for Izis Paris exhibition on the side of the Hotel De Ville, Paris.  February, 2010.

Izis Paris exhibition, February, 2010.

Izis Paris exhibition, February, 2010.

Izis Paris Exhibition, February 2010.

Izis Paris Exhibition, February 2010.

Izis Paris exhibition, February 2010.

Izis Paris exhibition, February 2010.

Izis Paris exhibition, February 2010.

Izis Paris exhibition, February 2010.

Photo of Brassai. Izis Paris exhibition, February 2010.

Izis Paris exhibition, February 2010.

Photos taken in London 1953.  Izis Paris exhibition, February 2010.

The street above on the left was Hampden Crescent, which was razed to the ground in the early 1960s to make way for the Westway dual carriageway (the A40).  By a curious coincidence a visiting German photographed the same street a year later.  His name was Hans Richard Griebe and his 1954 photos are at londontown54.com  His photo of Hampden Road is in Chapter 15.  The Izis photo below was also taken in 1953, and appeared with the Hampden Street photo in The Queen’s People, The Harvill Press, London, 1953.

Izis Paris exhibition, February, 2010.

Izis Paris exhibition, February 2010.

Izis Paris exhibition, February 2010.

Izis Paris exhibition – still popular, May 2010.

Izis Paris exhibition, still queuing, May 2010.

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Lee Miller, Edinburgh, 2001.

Lee Miller exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 2001.

Lee Miller exhibition, Edinburgh, 2001.

Lee Miller exhibition, Edinburgh, 2001.

Lee Miller exhibition, Edinburgh, 2001.

Lee Miller exhibition, Edinburgh, 2001.

Lee Miller exhibition, Edinburgh, 2001.

Lee Miller exhibition, Edinburgh, 2001.

Lee Miller exhibition, Edinburgh, 2001.

Lee Miller exhibition, Edinburgh, 2001.

Lee Miller exhibition, Edinburgh, 2001.

Lee Miller exhibition, Edinburgh, 2001.

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Martin Munkasci

Martin Munkacsi exhibition poster, Hamburg , May 2005.

(Note also poster for Robert Capa exhibition)

Martin Munkasci leaflet:  Symposium 22 and 23 April, 2005, Hamburg. 

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Willy Ronis

Willy Ronis exhibition poster, Paris.  July 2009.

Willy Ronis exhibition leaflet, Paris 2009.

Willy Ronis exhibition, Paris, 2009.

Willy Ronis exhibition, Paris, 2009.

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Albert Watson

City Art Centre, Edinburgh. 2006.

Albert Watson exhibition, Edinburgh, 2006.

Albert Watson exhibition, Edinburgh, 2006.

Albert Watson exhibition, Edinburgh, 2006.

 

Albert Watson “Visions” photo exhibition poster, Grossebergstr., Hamburg Altona. 2012.

 

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Coming after the New Year

Gone Glasgow 1985 – 2010

Odeon, Renfield Street, early December 2003.    “Now Booking Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”     photo: Pete Grafton

Daggs, the Apollo, C&A, Franco’s Central Station, the original Kings Cafe, George Square before it was tarmacked over….. and more.

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