Cross Currents

Cross Currents is a recurring series that shares the insightful perspectives of influential individuals on fine art photography.

The series creates a dialogue that emphasizes and expresses the power of art.

We use the concept of “Cross Currents” to illustrate how a significant master in one art or practice can influence a different expression form. For the series, Holden Luntz Gallery connects with gifted individuals outside the discipline of photography and asks them to share their thoughts on a photographer or a body of work and how it has impacted them.

Jim Lee, Ossie Clark, Aeroplane

Martin Barnes on Jim Lee

“I first came across Jim Lee’s work when we were doing the OSSIE CLARK exhibition here. The students at the RCA (Royal College of Art)

Harry Benson, Robert F. Kennedy, St. Patrick's Day Parade, NYC

Kerry Kennedy on Harry Benson

“My father had just made the extraordinarily difficult decision to run for president on a platform of peace and social justice. He announced

Melvin Sokolsky, Cross Currents

Ali MacGraw on Melvin Sokolsky

“In 1960, fresh out of college on my first job, I was lucky enough to find myself working as the lowest of “assistants” for the legendary,

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Karen Knorr, Avatars of Devi, Zanana, Samode Palace

Tishani Doshi on Karen Knorr

“I still remember the wonderful twinning of uncanny and wonder I felt when I first encountered Karen Knorr’s work. I’d been asked to write

Bruno Giussani on Stephen Wilkes

“At first sight, Stephen Wilkes’ photographs look like arresting snapshots of a moment in time, but they contain multitudes of moments. Hundreds of them. Because Stephen creates them by taking photographs literally from day to night – shooting the same scene over and over…”

Alice Hoffman on Joyce Tenneson

“Joyce Tenneson’s vision is so unique and glorious that it is simply unforgettable. When I first saw her photograph of Dasha with doves, I fell in love with her work and asked if I might use it on the cover of my novel, The Dovekeepers, the story of women in ancient Judea.”