Nearly 100 new items have been added to the I Photo Central website this past month--most just over the last few days. Andrew Smith Gallery has put up some spectacular new Ansel Adams images in this latest group. You can see them here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/result_list.php/16/30/0 .
I Photo Central member, Charles Schwartz, Ltd., has also been extremely busy over the last month or so, putting up new Special Photography Exhibits.
The company has added two new special exhibits on rare Japanese Pictorialist photography made between the 1920s and 1940s. The first focuses on nature--a popular theme in Japanese art, which was often an inspiration for the Japanese Pictorialists. It is called "Japanese Pictorialism: Water and Flora" and can be found by clicking: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/203/3/1 .
Schwartz is also featuring 16 images by Toda and Hirogane, both exceptional Japanese amateur photographers, in an exhibit entitled, "Toda and Hirogane: Exceptional Japanese Amateur Photographers of the 1920s-1940s". You can see this Special Exhibit at: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/202/3/1 .
Schwartz is also featuring rare early African-American images in two Special Exhibits: "19th-Century African-American Carte-de-Visites from the Civil War Era", which can be seen at http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/199/3/1 ; and "19th-Century Photographs of African-Americans and/or by African-American Photographers", which can be viewed at: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/198/3/1 .
Schwartz also updated his offerings of W. Eugene Smith photographs, which includes a number of his most important, iconic images, along with some that are lesser known. Prices range from $2,500-$25,000: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/65/3/1 .
We have also continued to change images and add to our essays for all our Special Exhibits, so they are worth another peek, especially if you have not looked lately. And, if you see one you like, let a friend know too!
You can see all of these fine new exhibits and others (now a total of 130 Special Exhibits in all, including those in the archive!) at: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase.php . Don't forget to check out the archived exhibits at the bottom of the page as well.