I Photo Central dealers Charles Schwartz, Ltd. and Vintage Works, Ltd. will be among the nearly 40 photography dealers and galleries exhibiting at Photo New York on Thursday through Sunday, October 14-17 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, located at 125 W. 18th St., New York City.
Charles Schwartz, Ltd. will have two major Smith photographs displayed in his booth and will have 25 other key Smith prints available for viewing. These prints come from a private archive, and many are original, vintage prints that Smith sent back from Minamata, Japan while he was working there, including the famous photograph of Tomoko Uemura. Several prints contain notes from Smith to his dealer and other directions meant for his studio. A few prints in this group are oversized (larger than 16 x 20 in.), which was a format that Smith only used for museum exhibition prints. These were backup ("emergency") prints made for Smith's major retrospective at the Jewish Museum in 1971, entitled "Let Truth Be the Prejudice," which was organized by Cornell Capa.
Vintage Works, Ltd. will feature the contemporary large-scale color work of Marcus Doyle, as well as top vintage images, including a large group of Julia M. Camerons, an extensive selection of images by Belgium pictorialist Leonard Misonne and French modernist Laure Albin-Guillot. We will also exhibit two important daguerreotypes by Joseph-Philbert Girault de Prangey and a daguerreotype of a Japanese sailor. Other 19th-century masterworks that will be shown include top images from Auguste Salzman, Louis De Clercq, Capt. Linnaeus Tripe, Charles Negre, Dr. John Murray, Gustave Le Gray, Francis Frith (mammoth plates), Adolphe Bertsch, Charles Marville, Col. Langlois, Henri Lesecq and Hill & Adamson--just to mention a few. Twentieth-century vintage prints will be on display by Bill Brandt, Andre Kertesz, Man Ray, Ansel Adams, Robert Frank, Irving Penn, Walker Evans, Ilse Bing, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Marcel Bovis, Willy Ronis, Inge Morath, Brett Weston, Maurice Tabard, Jean Moral, Imogen Cunningham, Brassai, Clarence White and many others. Come see us in booth 29. Please let us know if there is something particular that you would like us bring to the show.
The show will kick off with a reception hosted by actor Matt Dillon and actor/producer Fisher Stevens on Thursday, October 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. to benefit the Jewish Museum in New York City, in honor of its centennial. Tickets to the reception are $75 and are available for purchase at the door or in advance by calling 1-212-423-3267. Proceeds from the opening reception will benefit the Museum's Photography Acquisitions Fund.
Regular exhibition hours are Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16, 11 am to 7 pm and Sunday, October 17, 11 am to 6 pm. Tickets are $15 for a one-day pass and $25 for a three-day pass. But if you print out this article and present it at registration you will get these tickets at the reduced rates of $10 and $15 respectively. This special rate is only available on site, but remember to bring your printout.