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Photographer Evelyn Hofer Dies at 87

Posted By Administration, Friday, November 13, 2009
Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013

Evelyn Hofer, a photographer whose searching, exactingly composed portraits imparted a grave serenity to her human and architectural subjects and who collaborated on a renowned series of travel books with eminent writers in the 1950s and 1960s, died on Nov. 2 in Mexico City. She was 87 and lived in Mexico City.


The cause was a stroke, said Andreas Pauly, her longtime assistant and the heir to her photographic estate.

Working with a cumbersome four- by five-inch viewfinder camera, Ms. Hofer (pronounced HOE-fer) photographed her subjects on location but favored carefully composed scenes with a still, timeless aura.

Read the complete obituary in The New York Times.

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Roy DeCarava Dies at 89

Posted By Administration, Friday, October 30, 2009
Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013

Roy DeCarava, the child of a single mother in Harlem who turned that neighborhood into his canvas, becoming one of the most important photographers of his generation by chronicling the lives of its ordinary people and its jazz giants, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. He was 89 and lived in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn.


Mr. DeCarava trained to be a painter, but while using a camera to gather images for his printmaking work he began to gravitate toward photography, partly because of its immediacy but also because of the limitations he saw all around him for a black artist in a segregated nation.

Read the complete obituary in The New York Times.

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Photography and Rock n' Roll at the Brooklyn Museum of Art

Posted By Administration, Thursday, October 29, 2009
Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013

Rock 'n' roll and photography need each other — or, at least, rock musicians need photographers. You can't be a star if you don't have an image.


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But what makes a good rock photograph is something to ponder, and "Who Shot Rock & Roll: A Photographic History, 1955 to the Present" at the Brooklyn Museum offers an excellent opportunity to do so.

Organized by the photography historian Gail Buckland, the exhibition presents more than 175 images by 105 photographers, and includes album cover art, candid snapshots, publicity portraits and pictures of live performances.

Read the complete review in The New York Times.


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Man Ray and African Art at the Phillips Collection

Posted By Administration, Sunday, October 18, 2009
Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013

"Man Ray, African Art and the Modernist Lens" is a fascinating new exhibition at the Phillips Collection.


The Phillips show presents about 50 images by such pioneers of "straight" modernist photography as Alfred Stieglitz, Walker Evans and Charles Sheeler. It also includes about the same number by Man Ray, one of photography's more radical figures.

Photographs by all these figures helped African art filter deep into the consciousness of Western culture. The exhibition also displays many of the actual African objects shown in the photographs. Those objects seem to stand in for their African makers, whose art was being grabbed to use for European ends.

Read the complete review in The Washington Post.

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Irving Penn Dies at 92

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013

Irving Penn, one of the 20th century's most prolific and influential photographers of fashion and the famous, whose signature blend of classical elegance and cool minimalism was recognizable to magazine readers and museumgoers worldwide, died Wednesday morning at his home in Manhattan. He was 92.


His death was announced by Peter MacGill, his friend and representative.

Mr. Penn's talent for picturing his subjects with compositional clarity and economy earned him the widespread admiration of readers of Vogue during his long association with the magazine, beginning in 1943.

Read the complete obituary in The New York Times.

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