Issue #173  8/16/2010
Over 250 New Photographs Up in The Last Month On I Photo Central's Web Site

The photography dealers on I Photo Central have been extremely busy over the last month or so, putting up over 300 new photographs. You can see these new items at: http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/result_list.php/16/30/0 .

There are now nearly 2,000 different photographers and over 8,800 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 photographers and images posted include: a group of very early Italian views from the 1850-60s from Cuccioni, Anderson (salt prints), MacPherson, Alinari (salt print), Altobelli and Mollins and others; two extremely rare 1850s views of Iran (one a paper negative and one a salt print from paper negative) by Antonio Giannuzzi; two large Baldus salt prints of Paris in superb condition; a very rare (possibly unique) Cypress view by De Clercq; two knock-out salt print portraits of photographer Auguste Vacquerie by P. J. Delbarre & Cie.; a pair of rich albumen prints relating to the New Opera by Durandelle; a mammoth plate print by William H. Jackson of the oldest church in North America (also a fabulous telescope image by Jackson); a rare book, "Tahiti", with 31 illustrations printed in autotype (carbon) by Col. Stuart-Wortley; 31 photographs of the building of the ill-fated Nicaragua Canal; primitive 1850s prints of flowers by Circle of Charles Negre, and likely to be by the master himself; a fine half-plate daguerreotype of a mother and her children (two boys are in military outfits); Frith's famed image of a "Crocodile on a Sand-Bank, Egypt";

Mid-century work includes a great series of very nice group of cyanotypes from about 1910 from the former Technical High School in Springfield, MA.

Twentieth-century images include: an Irving Penn of fighter Joe Louis and a great platinum Nude (#119); Mapplethorpe's Grantley (Back of Male Nude); two still lifes by Sougez; a group of Bruce Davidson vintage prints of his very first important body of work from "The Widow of Montmartre"; a pair of NASA moon photographs (added to our large inventory of moon images); a key group of early prints by George Zimbel; a large group of 1970s vintage nudes by James Fee; a vintage 40s portrait of Edward Weston by Ansel Adams; two photographic montages of silhouettes in a model stage setting by Linked Ring member Bernard Alfieri; several interesting carte-de-visites including portraits of W.H. Fox Talbot, Abraham Lincoln, and the Prince Imperial; a vintage nude by Brassai; a group of Henri Cartier-Bresson images; a pair of atmospheric Blanc et Demilly images of Lyon; images by John Collier, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Gaston Lemaire, Ralph Steiner, Sasha Stone, Leonard Misonne, Max Waldman, Ilse Bing, Baron DeMeyer, Robert Capa, Laure Albin-Guillot, Albert Rudomine, Chevojon Studio, etc.

Plus numerous images that will knock you out from lesser known or anonymous photographers. There's something here for every budget.

We have also continued to change out images and add to our essays for all our Special Exhibits, so they are worth another peek, especially if you have not looked lately. If you see one you like, let a friend know too! And don't be afraid of posting them up on your Facebook page.

You can see all of these fine new exhibits and others (now a total of 150 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.