Elliott Erwitt - New York City, 1974 (Dog Legs)
Elliott Erwitt
New York City, 1974 (Dog Legs)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1974, Printed 2014
30 x 40 inches

Signed in ink on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso.

Elliott Erwitt - Paris, France 1989 (Dog Jumping)
Elliott Erwitt
Paris, France 1989 (Dog Jumping)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1989, Printed 2011
20 x 24 inches
Signed in ink on recto. Signed, titled and dated in pencil on verso.
Harry Benson - Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger
Harry Benson
Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger at The Factory
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
1977, Printed 2015
36 x 78 inches

Signed, dated and editioned # 4/12 in ink on recto.

Harry Benson - Mick Jagger
Harry Benson
Mick Jagger
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1968
24 x 20 inches

Titled, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - Beatles Composing 3
Harry Benson
Beatles Composing 3 (close up)
Archival Pigment Photograph
1964, Printed 2012
40 x 40 inches

Signed, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - Ali Hits George, Miami
Harry Benson
Ali Hits George, Miami
Archival Digital Photograph
1964, Printed 2007
24 x 30 inches

Signed, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - James Brown, Atlanta
Harry Benson
James Brown, Atlanta
Archival Pigment Photograph
1979, Printed later
Image: 15 1/8 x 20 1/2 inches, Paper: 17 x 22 inches

Signed, dated and numbered (edition of 35) on recto

Harry Benson - Berlin Kiss
Harry Benson
Berlin Kiss
Infused Dyes Sublimated on Aluminum
1996, Printed 2017
40 x 50 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 5/12 in ink on recto.

Alison Wright - Tibet Girl, near Manigango, Kham, Tibet
Alison Wright
Tibet Girl, near Manigango, Kham, Tibet
C Print on Fuji Crystal Paper
2005, Printed 2013
40 x 30 Inches

Signed, editioned 1/15, and dated on recto.

Flor Garduño - Abrazo de Luz, Mexico
Flor Garduño
Abrazo de Luz, Mexico
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2000, Printed 2013
20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso. Printed by Garduño in 2007.

William Ropp - Untitled, Russia
William Ropp
Untitled - Russia
Archival Pigment Photograph Printed on Ilford Fiber Base Paper
2009, printed 2013
24 x 18 1/4 inches

Signed, dated and numbered 9/10 in pencil on verso.

William Ropp - Untitled, Mali
William Ropp
Untitled - Mali
Archival Pigment Photograph Printed on Ilford Fiber Base Paper
2009, printed 2013
24 x 19 1/4 inches

Signed, dated and numbered 7/10 in pencil on verso.

Dana Gluckstein - Njemps Sister and Brother, Kenya
Dana Gluckstein
Njemps Sister and Brother, Kenya
Archival Pigment Photograph
1985, Printed 2011
34 x 34 inches

Signed, dated and # 2/30 on artist label 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.
Beckwith & Fisher - Dinka Boy with Long Horned Bull
Beckwith & Fisher
Dinka Boy with Long Horned Bull, South Sudan
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
2006, Printed 2013
60 x 40 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.

Beckwith & Fisher - Karo Man with Ocher Face Paint, Ethiopia
Beckwith & Fisher
Karo Man with Ocher Face Paint, Ethiopia
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1985-1996, Printed 2013
42 3/8 x 60 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 4/7 on verso.

Beckwith & Fisher - Maasai Female Initiate, Kenya
Beckwith & Fisher
Maasai Female Initiate, Kenya
Archival Lambda Color Photograph
c. 1979 - 1982, Printed 2013
40 x 28 1/2 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 1/7 on verso.

Arthur Rothstein - Flood Refugee, Missouri
Arthur Rothstein
Flood Refugee, Missouri
Silver Gelatin Photograph
c. 1937-1938
14 x 11 inches

Captioned and dated on verso. Estate stamp, from the collection of Grace Rothstein on verso.

Keith Carter - Paradise
Keith Carter
Paradise
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1985
20 x 16 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 22/50 on verso
Keith Carter - Stars
Keith Carter
Stars
Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1995
20 x 16 inches
Signed, titled, dated and # 13/50 on verso
Harry Benson - Andy Warhol and Bianca Jagger
Harry Benson - Mick Jagger - TB
Harry Benson - Ali Hits George, Miami - TB
Harry Benson - James Brown, Atlanta - TB
Harry Benson - Berlin Kiss

The Face Of Beauty:
The Photographer's Quest for the Inspired Portrait

04/05/2014 - 05/10/2014

The Face Of Beauty: The Photographer's Quest for the Inspired Portrait examines the diversity of subjects and manners in which artists choose to utilize the photographic medium to create powerful and intimate, yet oftentimes mysterious portraits. Reaching beyond the superficial exteriors of an individual and revealing a sense of aesthetic and emotional depth through the unique qualities of photography, the variety of strategies which artists employ in photographic portraiture is as diverse as the emotions that it can capture. As seminal photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson believes, “The most difficult thing for me is a portrait. You have to try and put your camera between the skin of a person and his shirt.” The relationship between the photographer and his subject has long been a key aspect for a photographer aiming to capture outwardly a sense of how an individual feels inwardly, or to elicit a dynamic physical representation of the subject. This is a major reason why the portrait is considered to be equally an image of the sitter as of the artist. The relationship between subject, camera, and photographer has potentialities to create images that confront a viewer with questions linked to the human experience or even concepts of what “beauty” really encapsulates. The images in Faces of Beauty go beyond portraying merely a superficial likeness and expose an inward condition through more rigorous photographic explorations.

Each of the renowned photographers included in the exhibition have been recognized for their unique ability to capture palpably stirring and interesting portrayals of their subjects. William Ropp, known as “the shadow sculptor,” has a unique style of portraiture. Ropp often places his subjects in complete darkness taking photographs by using long exposures and a 50-year-old Czech flashlight for dramatic illumination effects. He elicits the “soul” of his sitters while making his psychological portraits that are haunting, emotional, and humanistic portraits. Dana Gluckstein’s vision is of the unity of the human spirit whether it is a Haitian healer or a San Bushmen chief. Gluckstein infuses each portrait with an essential dignity and expresses the moral quality and the character of her subjects in such a human way that is devoid of any accidental quality. Albert Watson’s portraits are imbued with a meditative aura and atmosphere through his expert use of lighting of his subjects and his soft, filtered range of colors. Watson’s portraits take the viewer into the image through his distinct visual language that can have an almost surreal feeling and increase our perception of his chosen subjects. Herb Ritts’s portraits typically contain very strong, clean lines and forms, which create a graphic simplicity that allows them to instantly be read and felt by the viewer. Ritts has created portraits of many well-known 20th century figures and his work often challenges conventional notions of gender, sexuality, and race. Taken as a whole, the stirring portraits in The Face of Beauty exemplify the ability of photographic portraiture to present multiplicity of the human conditions in emotional and physical forms of many varieties. The overarching concept behind this exhibition is to join the uniqueness of each photographer with the individuality of each subject.