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Midcentury Majesty: Frances McLaughlin-Gill & Friends

Midcentury Majesty: Frances McLaughlin-Gill & Friends
Working on the PWP Archives, one name kept cropping up in the early documents: Frances McLaughlin-Gill. From brief mentions, I gathered that she was one of the first members, had a successful career photographing for magazines, and was involved in a project about twins. Other than that, she remained a mystery, someone I hoped to learn more about, but never did. So when PWP’s founder, Dannielle Hayes, sent an invitation for a show featuring her work, I was thrilled. Midcentury photographers are having a moment. There is the great Irving Penn show at the Met, and now Lives & Still Lives: Leslie Gill, Frances McLaughlin-Gill, and Their Circle at the Howard Greenberg Gallery. Much will be written by far smarter [continue reading...]

Street Scene, PWP Style

Street Scene, PWP Style
A new show featuring work by PWP members will open next week at New York’s Jadite Gallery! Scene on the Street Opening Receptions: Thursday, February 2nd, 6-8 pm Friday, February 3, 6-8 pm Show runs from February 1-15, 2017 Jadite Gallery 413 West 50th Street NYC      

PWP Chelsea Gallery Show Opens in December

PWP Chelsea Gallery Show Opens in December
Please join Professional Women Photographers on Thursday, December 8th from 6 to 8 pm for the opening of It’s All in the Details at Chelsea’s Atlantic Gallery. In it, PWP members take a close up look at the world around them with some striking and startling results. All the works are small scale (less than 16 inches) and available for sale, as is a catalog of the exhibition. It’s All in the Details Opening: Thursday, December 8th 6–8 pm Show Runs: December 6 – 17, 2016 Atlantic Gallery 548 West 28th Street (between 10th & 11th Ave) Suite 540 (212) 219-3183 Invitation as a PDF: All_In_the_Details_Card – Catherine Kirkpatrick      

Quietly Decisive: The Work of Israeli Photographer Adi Tarkay

Quietly Decisive: The Work of Israeli Photographer Adi Tarkay
I was running through a gallery building in Bushwick when something bold caught my eye. It was work of Israeli photographer Adi Tarkay who is having his first U.S. solo show, Story of Three Halves at Fuchs Projects. The photographs were technically dazzling–high contrast B&W on aluminum–and aesthetically intriguing. Each contained what seemed to be two very different images that functioned like separate panels of a diptych. I was told by the artist that no Photoshop was used, that on his wanderings through New York City, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, and Kyoto, he had discovered and captured these strangely divided scenes in a quiet and very personal decisive moment. Some planes were flattened, while others receded deeply into space. Like two scenes spliced [continue reading...]

Women’s History Month: To the Sisters!

Women’s History Month: To the Sisters!
This year or maybe last, origins being somewhat fuzzy, Professional Women Photographers celebrated its 40th anniversary. Officially the start was 1975, but it was probably 1976 when it really got going. Participants from the landmark FIT show, Breadth of Vision: Portfolios of Women Photographers, began to meet. Sometimes they spoke about prints, sometimes about job leads, and sometimes they nursed bruises received trying to fight their way into the field. If it’s tough now, it was worse then. They tell stories of sweeping up in the darkroom after men, of being shoved during shoots, of hands clapped over their lenses so the guy could get the shot. In college, I went to Olden to buy a camera and the salesman [continue reading...]