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Art • Robert Benjamin 'River Walking' – poetic photographs and poetry spanning 40 years as an exhibition at Light Work in New York

17.07.2019 • “I think you have to love your life, and you have to have the courage to find the world beautiful,” says poet and photographer Benjamin Robert, who is presenting poems and photographs spanning 40 years in the exhibition 'River Walking' at Light Work in New York, still on through the end of July.

'Light Work is pleased to present Robert Benjamin’s River Walking, a solo exhibition of photographs and poems spanning four decades. A self-taught photographer and poet, Benjamin’s work, often centered around his family, offers a simple and honest consideration of what it means to live and to love with intention. Enchanted by color and the beauty of photography itself, Benjamin uncovers poetry in the everyday.

Benjamin never wanted a career in photography. He simply felt that he needed to take pictures. According to Benjamin, one of the great joys of being a photographer is working with cameras. He appreciates the elegance of mechanical objects deeply – their feel, their smell, their sound. Cameras are “exquisite little machines” – like typewriters, he says. Benjamin has been...

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Art • GoSee loves ... 'The Bird in Borrowed Feathers' - Hellen van Meene enchants London with her sensitive portraits in James Freeman Gallery

17.07.2019 • “To make a great portrait, you simply have to concentrate on what’s in front of you. Find the perfect light. Focus on the models. Say the right things and make your models relax. This is a formula that has never changed…” says the Dutch photographer in an interview on her portrait photos. A selection of her portraits of women is now on display in the James Freeman Gallery in London.

'We are pleased to present ‘The Bird in Borrowed Feathers’, a solo exhibition for Dutch photographer Hellen van Meene. This will be Hellen’s first solo exhibition in London since 2008 and will place new works in context with a number of pieces from the past decade.

Hellen van Meene is renowned worldwide for her distinctive photographic approach. Working in analogue and principally in small format, she focuses on the experiences of young people at the stage between adolescence and adulthood. It is a fragile space, full of uncertainty, and riven with the anxieties of change. Hellen finds glimpses into these intimate inner worlds and brings their fragility to light in ways that are sometimes...

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Art • Herbert List 'Young Men & Still Lifes' presents the magical essence of his images as an exhibition at Fahey/Klein Gallery in Los Angeles

17.07.2019 • The Fahey/Klein Gallery dedicates its new Herbert List 'Young Men & Still Lifes' exhibition to the German photographer and modern classic, who is best known for his surreal black and white photographs. Inspired by Andreas Feininger and influenced by artists such as Giorgio de Chirico, Magritte and Man Ray, the trained coffee merchant began seriously photographing in 1930. In 1935, he handed down his father's company to his younger brother and emigrated to Paris to avoid arrest by the Gestapo for criticizing the Nazi regime. In Paris and London, he worked for magazines including Verve, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Life. On display at the gallery through 31 August, 2019, are stills and portraits of young men who were photographed on a trip to Greece.

The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to present Young Men & Still Lifes by German photographer, Herbert List – The first exhibition of his legendary homoerotic male nudes in Los Angeles in over 25 years. List’s playful but austere, classically arranged compositions taken in Italy and Greece have become an indelible influence in modern...

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Art • 'Fading Beauty' by Dale Grant (Kerber Publishing) presents flower portraits in a character study on the constant changes of life

10.07.2019 • Kerber Publishing and Dale Grant present the illustrated book 'Fading Beauty'. The launch took place on Friday, 5 July, 2019, at STUDIO 183 (Brunnenstraße 183, 10119 Berlin), and the book is now available for purchase.

In his photo series entitled Fading Beauty, Dale Grant captures the distinctive features which flowers display during their life cycle. Flowers of all species begin life with a similar appearance. But it is only when they begin to wither and the vivid colors of their petals eventually become transparent and fade in color that they reveal their true individual beauty. Dale Grant considers his photographs of flowers character studies with which he explores the uniqueness and constant changes of life.

“I let my muse, the flower, guide me. Like in a portrait, I try to find the best angle to take a picture,” says Dale Grant. The Berlin resident with a home away from home in Amsterdam loves to photograph people and tries to take pictures of flowers with similar intensity. He stages floral textures and shapes just as he does the fine lines and individual...

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