Issue #86  3/19/2005
Two New Special Exhibits Put Up On I Photo Central

You will now find a pair of new Special Exhibits up on I Photo Central, added to the other 37 current exhibits that were already on display. 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. In addition, approximately 50 new images have been added in just the last month to the I Photo Central website.

These newest Special Exhibits come from Charles Schwartz Ltd. The first Special Exhibit is a group of 26 photographs by W. Eugene Smith, which contains some of Smith's most important, iconic images, as well as some that are lesser known and priced under $1,000, but all share a very strong provenance. They are either from the personal collection of one of Smith's former agent's or from one of his family members. Several of these are large, exhibition prints, which are quite rare. Many prints have Smith's markings on them, and most are vintage. A few of Smith's top photo essays are represented here: Spanish Village, Nurse-Midwife Maude Callen, Man of Mercy (Albert Schweitzer) and Smith's important work in Minamata, Japan. Charles also wanted me to remind you that he has another 30 Eugene Smith prints in addition to those in the Special Exhibit.

Charles Schwartz's second new Special Exhibit is entitled "Construction of the 1862 International Exhibition, South Kensington". This is a wonderful collection of 15 albumen prints made between 1860 and 1862 which document the construction of the huge 1862 International Exhibition in London (South Kensington). This was an important exhibition that was much larger than the 1851 London Crystal Palace. Many of these prints are attributed to B.L. Spackman, and are in excellent condition.

You can see these fine exhibits, along with 37 others at: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase.php .