Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Surma (Girl With Exotic Markings)
Beckwith & Fisher
Surma (Girl With Exotic Markings) # 44
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2007
60 x 47 1/2 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Maasai Warrior with Chalk Paint
Beckwith & Fisher
Maasai Warrior with Chalk Paint, Kenya
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1979, Printed 2009
40 x 24 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/10 on verso.
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Karo Man with Chalk Spots, Ethiopia
Beckwith & Fisher
Karo Man with Chalk Spots, Ethiopia # 84-85
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2013
60 x 48 3/8 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 3/7 on verso.

Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Karo Man with Handprint Motif, Ethiopia
Beckwith & Fisher
Karo Man with Handprint Motif, Ethiopia # 65
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2013
60 x 45 1/4 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 3/7 on verso.

Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Maasai Warrior with Face Paint
Beckwith & Fisher
Maasai Warrior with Red Ochre Face Paint, Kenya
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
1995, Printed 2009
40 x 24 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/10 on verso
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Surma (Children Playing a Game)
Beckwith & Fisher
Surma (Children Playing a Game) # 26-27
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2007
42 3/8 x 60 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Surma (Two Children Watching)
Beckwith & Fisher
Surma (Two Children Watching) # 118-119
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2007
42 3/4 x 60 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Karo (Girl With Patterned Stomach)
Beckwith & Fisher
Karo (Girl With Patterned Stomach) # 33
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2007
60 x 42 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Surma (Girl Having Face Painted)
Beckwith & Fisher
Surma (Girl Having Face Painted) # 46-47
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2007
27 x 40 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Surma (Three Girls With Painted Faces)
Beckwith & Fisher
Surma (Three Girls With Painted Faces) # 62-63
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2007
29 3/8 x 40 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Surma (Two Girls Painted)
Beckwith & Fisher
Surma (Two Girls Painted With Identical Designs) # 58-59
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2007
28 1/2 x 40 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Surma Two Children Painted White & ocher
Beckwith & Fisher
Two Surma Children Painted with White and Ocher, Ethiopia # 38-39
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2013
40 x 60 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 2/7 on verso.
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Karo (Man With Painted Face)
Beckwith & Fisher
Karo (Man With Painted Face) # 96
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2007
60 x 42 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.
Carol Beckwith & Angela Fisher - Surma Children Painted as Twins, Ethiopia
Beckwith & Fisher
Surma Children Painted as Twins, Ethiopia # 35
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2013
60 x 45 5/8 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 2/7 on verso.
Jean-Baptiste Huynh - Mali - Portrait III
Jean-Baptiste Huynh
Mali - Portrait III
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2003
47 1/5 x 47 1/5 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 2/7 on verso.
Jean-Baptiste Huynh - Ethiopie - Portrait XL
Jean-Baptiste Huynh
Ethiopie - Portrait XL
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2005
47 1/5 x 47 1/5 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 2/7 on verso.
Jean-Baptiste Huynh - Ethiopie - Portrait VIII
Jean-Baptiste Huynh
Ethiopie - Portrait VIII
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2005
47 1/5 x 47 1/5 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 2/7 on verso.
Jean-Baptiste Huynh - Mali - Portrait VI
Jean-Baptiste Huynh
Mali - Portrait VI
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2003
47 1/5 x 47 1/5 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.
Nick Brandt - Lion with Monolith, Serengeti
Nick Brandt
Lion with Monolith, Serengeti
Archival Pigment Photograph
2008, Printed 2010
26 1/2 x 65 1/2 inches
Signed, dated and # 14/15 on recto
Nick Brandt - Lioness with Kilimanjaro, Amboseli
Nick Brandt
Lioness with Kilimanjaro, Amboseli
Archival Pigment Photograph
2008, Printed 2011
36 X 60 inches
Signed, dated and # 8/12 on recto
Neil Folberg - Starry Grove
Neil Folberg
Starry Grove
Archival Pigment Photograph
1997
20 X 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/5 on recto

Neil Folberg - Olive Tree
Neil Folberg
Olive Tree
Archival Pigment Photograph
1997
24 X 31 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/5 on recto

Neil Folberg - Ballistra
Neil Folberg
Ballistra
Archival Pigment Photograph
2000
24 X 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/5 on recto

Neil Folberg - As a Dove
Neil Folberg
As a Dove
Archival Pigment Photograph
1999
24 X 24 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/5 on recto

Neil Folberg - Rosette Nebula
Neil Folberg
Rosette Nebula
Archival Pigment Photograph
2001
24 X 28 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 1/5 on recto

Javier Silva-Meinel - Palometas, Iquitos, Peru
Javier Silva-Meinel
Palometas, Iquitos, Peru
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2003
20 x 16 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 9/25 on verso
Javier Silva-Meinel - Madona, Iquitos, Peru
Javier Silva-Meinel
Madona, Iquitos, Peru
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2004
20 X 16 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 3/25 on verso
Javier Silva-Meinel - Jóven Mashiguenga, Manu, Madre de Dois, Peru
Javier Silva-Meinel
Jóven Mashiguenga, Manu, Madre de Dois, Peru
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1996
20 x 16 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 8/25 on verso
Javier Silva-Meinel - Campesinos de Willoc, Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Peru
Javier Silva-Meinel
Campesinos de Willoc, Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Peru
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1999
16 x 20 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 3/25 on verso
Javier Silva-Meinel - La Santa, Lima, Peru
Javier Silva-Meinel
La Santa, Lima, Peru
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2000
20 X 16 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 7/25 on verso
Martín Gusinde - Kterrnen, Selkman, Patagonia
Martín Gusinde
Shoort del Sudeste, Selkman, Patagonia
Archival Lambda Photograph
1923, Printed 2009
40 x 24 inches
Titled, dated and # 1/12 on verso. From the private collection of Cuerpos Pintados, signed by Roberto Edwards on verso.
Martín Gusinde - Ulen, Selkman, Patagonia
Martín Gusinde
Ulen, Selkman, Patagonia
Archival Lambda Photograph
1923, Printed 2009
40 x 24 inches
Titled, dated and # 1/12 on verso. From the private collection of Cuerpos Pintados, signed by Roberto Edwards on verso.
Martín Gusinde - Shoort Subordinado #1 Selkman, Patagonia
Martín Gusinde
Shoort Subordinado #1 Selkman, Patagonia
Archival Lambda Photograph
1923, Printed 2009
40 x 24 inches
Titled, dated and # 1/12 on verso. From the private collection of Cuerpos Pintados, signed by Roberto Edwards on verso.
Martín Gusinde - Halahaches O Kotaix, Selkman, Patagonia
Martín Gusinde
Halahaches O Kotaix, Selkman, Patagonia
Archival Lambda Photograph
1923, Printed 2009
40 x 24 inches
Titled, dated and # 1/12 on verso. From the private collection of Cuerpos Pintados, signed by Roberto Edwards on verso.
Martín Gusinde - Kulen, Koshmenk, Selkman, Patagonia
Martín Gusinde
Kulen, Koshmenk, Selkman, Patagonia
Archival Lambda Photograph
1923, Printed 2009
40 x 24 inches
Titled, dated and # 1/12 on verso. From the private collection of Cuerpos Pintados, signed by Roberto Edwards on verso.

East To West – We May Never Pass This Way Again

11/24/2012 - 12/10/2012

This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds
To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance.
A lifetime is like a flash of lightning in the sky,
Rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

This exhibition is set up to reflect on as well as profile societies, rites of passages, people and ceremonial traditions that are either endangered, vanishing, or already belong to past history. It is a collection of photographs that celebrate as well as eulogize a changing planet. The societies and geographies depicted span the globe from Africa, to the Americas, to Indonesia and the Middle East. The time frame runs from the 1870’s to the present.

Our cosmos is in flux, both with respect to environmental issues and to social and cultural upheavals. As our modes of travel and communication have grown more sophisticated and more user friendly the world is indeed shrinking and becoming more homogenous. Our differences are no longer so striking and have become less likely to define or enrich us. Western culture and technology have become pervasive and the price we pay is measured by the traditions, customs and civilizations that we have lost or are losing.

The photographic portraits of Dana Gluckstein, Beckwith and Fisher, Jean-Baptiste Huyhn, and Javier Silva Meinel fascinate us by bringing us face to face with members of distant societies that take sustenance from their shared traditions. Nick Brandt profiles animals from Eastern Africa where environmental changes, as well human aggression, are condemning them to extinction. In the large format pictures of Bernard Faucon the locations are indiscernible but the focus of the pictures are meant to be dreamscapes that are both reductionist in their lack of a human subject and elemental in their constructions. Water, fire, ice, wind, and earth animate the pictures.

Photographs have often been thought of as windows to the world. The ‘windows’ in this exhibition present a world of great diversity and interest. The pictures are rich because their subjects are rich. The best defense for ecological and cultural stewardship is found by examining what we stand to lose in a market driven world that marginalizes cultural diversity as well as environmental sustainability. We are ultimately participants rather than owners of this cosmos and if it becomes diminished so do we.