Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - Wednesday, December 30, 2015
|Massive, 2012 by Philip Breson|
|Beggar Boy by Fred Maroon, Liverpool, 1951|
Fred J. Maroon (1924-2001) is described as one of the finest photographers of his generation. His career spanned more than half a century and touched on topics ranging from fashion, architecture, landscapes, photojournalism, and politics. This exhibition of his post-WWII photographs have never been shown as a collection of works and the exhibition seeks to tell the story of his travel through Europe as a stringer for Life Magazine. The people and places are seen through the eyes of a young American war veteran, fresh out of university, curious yet unsophisticated, as he intuitively reacted to the scenes he witnessed. In addition to the numerous awards garnered during an impressive career, Maroon’s works are featured in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the International Center of Photography, and the Library of Congress.
Unlike most contemporary photographers, Philippe Bréson works in an antiquated silver gelatin process, requiring him to develop each photograph manually, and often build his own cameras manually. An experienced photojournalist, Bréson has also taught photography in various art institutes in Paris. Featured in the Beaux Arts Magazine, Bréson has exhibited since 1986. His dive into “memory” as a theme is colored in the same ways as his explorations into portraiture, architecture, and underground sexuality. His works appeal to a vintage aesthetic. Based out of Paris, this is the first release of the artist’s work in the United States.
You can discover more about Maroon, Bréson, and other artists at www.aproof.net
Images: courtesy Artist's Proof Gallery.
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