Over 70 new items have been added to the I Photo Central website this past month--most just over the last few days. You can see them here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/result_list.php/16/30/0 . Charles Schwartz, Ltd. has put up a large group of important W. Eugene Smith images. Contemporary Works/Vintage Works has also just added a number of iconic images in very early printings, including Bob Jackson's wire photo of the assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald; Eddie Adams' photograph of the South Vietnamese Police Chief Brig. Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing a Viet Cong Officer; Joe Rosenthal's famous image of the "Flag Raising, Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima"; and Alfred Eisenstaedt's important image of the dead "Barefoot Soldier". Our company has also just listed a nice group of early Czech material from the 1920s-1970s, including two important vintage prints of children by Jaroslav Rossler. But there are even more goodies listed on the website.
Two new Special Exhibits have been added as well. "Charlie Schreiner: Color Mosaics" focuses on Schreiner's large-scale color work that features multiple imagery that has been worked into fantastic and exciting patterns. Many of the images were just posted up to the web. You can see that special exhibit here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/189/1/0 .
"Ladislav Postupa: Absurdity within Life" features the surreal photographs by this Czech master, whose nudes and still lifes glow with a sense of black humor. To view this special exhibit, click here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/188/1/0 . To see all the rest of the Special Exhibits, simply go to: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase.php . There have been lots of additions and changes made to those as well.
By the way, there are now well over 2,000 photographers with over 8,300 photographs listed on the I Photo Central website for sale. All are easily searchable by photographer name at http://www.iphotocentral.com/photographer/photographer.php , or through our flexible search engine at: http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/search.php .
There are several other announcements about our artists and opportunities for our readers. Mitch Dobrowner, who is represented by Contemporary Works/Vintage Works, just won first prize in the "Prix de la Photographie Paris (PX3) Public Choice Awards 2008" competition for both the non-professional Fine Art and the non-professional Nature categories. The Public Choice awards were selected from nearly 40,000 tallied online votes and winners were announced in July, 2008. Photolucida recently named Dobrowner as one of the Top 50 photographers honored in the "Critical Mass" awards program. The annual juried competition is sponsored by Photolucida, a non-profit organization that promotes in-depth, informed, and supportive dialogue between photographers, gallery owners, and publishers. Six new black and white photos by Dobrowner are also highlighted in a four-page layout in the August, 2008 issue of "B&W Magazine". The Annual "Portfolio Special Edition" named Dobrowner, for the second time in two consecutive years, a winner in this prestigious photography contest.
Dobrowner has just released a new triptych of Shiprock Storm, one of his most popular new works, which is in a 20 x 62 inch format. It has already sold enough prints to put it up to the price next level at $3,000, but Mitch is allowing us to sell the first two for the initial release price of $2,500. This is the unframed and unmatted price. It will ONLY be available to our newsletter readers, so you must let me know that you saw this offer here. To view this great piece, click here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/detail.php/32/10910/0/10910/1 . To see the rest of Mitch Dobrowner's award-winning work, either go to the special exhibit, "Mitch Dobrowner: Unworldly Landscapes" at http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/151/1/0 , or to see all of his work on our website, go to: http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/result_list.php/256/Mitch+Dobrowner .
We have also just added a new area of work from Michael Philip Manheim--some of his earlier color and black and white work. I would like to particularly point out his wonderful image "Boys at the Wall, Jerusalem", which you can see at: http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/detail.php/16/30/30/11036/1 . You can currently get this superb color photograph at its release price of $1,250 for a print on 16 x 20 inch paper and $2,500 for one on 20 x 24 inch paper. If you love great pictures of children (or just great pictures), this is one you won't want to miss out on.
Important new work by several of Contemporary Works' other artists has also been posted up on the website, including images by Stanko Abadzic, Lisa Holden and Claudia Kunin. These artists and their newest additions are all worth checking out on the site.