In the Gallery
Face Forward: Portraits in photography from 1839 to present
The portrait has been used since the discovery of the medium in 1839. At first, a way to record history it became a record of a loved one as they went off to war, possibly not to return home. Portraits were records of the famous, infamous and everyday person. As the medium has developed, so has the portrait. From an historical record to a story told in a single frame, the portrait tells a story of life. Exhibit highlights include daguerreotypes from 1839, portraits of women by Edward Weston and Edward Steichen occupational portraits by August Sander, Lisette Model and Arnold Newman as well as contemporary portraits by artists such as Annie Leibowitz and Zanele Muholl.
Mark you calendar! Catie Newell opening September 15, 4-7:30 pm.
Catie Newell’s images capture an instant in Detroit when darkness is displaced and light mis-registers the urban landscape. The photographs are part of the ongoing series Nightly, which records the presence of another city—a city vanishing into a darkness that removes its walls, alters its spaces, and haunts. The method of printing these photographs creates a layer of metallic sheen, and the subject matter fades in and out of visibility as it shifts through shades of black. It becomes especially difficult to see as the sun sets. Among the exhibit will also be images of Italy that maintain the same dark mystery of night. The photographs are so magical, they must be seen in person to discover their haunting beauty.
Gallery is in Birmingham, Mi at 2235 Cole Street.