Issue #162  7/10/2009
Over 330 New Photos and Books, Plus Special Exhibits Go Up On I Photo Central

The photography dealers on I Photo Central have been extremely busy over the last month or so, putting up over 330 new photographs and books and several new Special Photography Exhibits and completely revamping other Exhibits. You can see these new items at: http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/result_list.php/16/30/0 .

There are now over 2,000 different photographers and over 8,700 items listed for sale on I Photo Central, making it the most important place to buy photography in the market. You can search all of these here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/search.php .

Lots of top vintage and contemporary pieces are included in the many images added to the site. Some of the important 19th-century images posted include fine ethnographic portraits; paper negatives of shipbuilding in La Rochelle in the 1850s by the Varin Brothers; a series of Auguste Belloc nudes; a rare Julia Margaret Cameron image of William Michael Rossetti; two architectural images by the Bisson studio; a very rare 1854 salt print by Alphonse De Launay and printed by his teacher Gustave Le Gray of a Mosque in Algeria; a superb print by Altobelli and Moulins of Rome; a William Henry Jackson mammoth plate; two scarce Hugh Owen salt prints from the 1851 "Reports by the Jury, The Great Exhibition of Works of Industry of All Nations"; and an early albumen print from a paper negative of Cordoba, Spain.

Mid-century work includes a great series of very large heliogravures of the moon by Loewy & Puiseux (plus other fine astronomical photographs) and new autochromes, including several attributed to the Lumiere studio itself, the medium's pioneer Fernand Monpillard and Jules Gervais Courtellemont.

Twentieth-century images include: several prints by Atget, Brassai, Boubat, Albin-Guillot, Blanc et Demilly, Capa, Cartier-Bresson (a very large group of important images), Clergue, Cunningham, Doisneau, Giacomelli (a nice group of landscapes), Kessels, Lartigue (a nice group of eight related vintage images, including one that has been published), McBean (a large group of vintage images--some exhibition size), Misonne (both early large prints and smaller contacts), Tina Modotti, George Rodger (a group of mostly vintage prints), Seymour (Chim), Sougez, Steiner (a rare study from 1929), Stone Studio (important nudes and clowns that were not from the recent auction), and two vintage color photographs of Marilyn Monroe from the mid-1950s. Plus numerous images that will knock you out from lesser known or anonymous photographers. There's something here for every budget.

New important contemporary color work by Alice Attie (click here to see her work: http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/result_list.php/32/Attie/0 ) and Jerry Spagnoli (click here to see his work: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/209/1/0 ) has also been posted up to the site.

To see all the new work just posted over the last month, just click here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/result_list.php/16/30/0 .

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!

For instance Charles Schwartz recently completely updated his offerings of Angus McBean photographs, adding a number of his most important, iconic images in exhibition sized prints, along with some that are lesser known and a part of his Christmas card series. You can see this Special Exhibit at: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/175/3/1 .

Gad Edery, a new member of I Photo Central, has posted up a contemporary color Special Exhibit entitled "Richard Heeps: Man's Ruin", which you can find here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/206/17/0 .

Edery also added the talented photographer David Rubinger in a Special Exhibit entitled "Israel: The birth of a Nation", which can be seen here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/205/17/0 ; and also "Aldo Soares: Simple Happy People", which can be viewed here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/204/17/0 .

Contemporary Works/Vintage Works added a new Special Exhibit, "Astronomy and Photography: The Skies Above", which has wonderful images of the moon, comets and galaxies. You can see this one here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/208/1/1 . Contemporary Works/Vintage Works has also substantially revised most of its Special Exhibits online.

You can see all of these fine new exhibits and others (now a total of 134 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.