TriBeCa: The Collection
The Leica Gallery has been run in partnership with Leica Camera since 1994 and is closely linked to the company. The gallery has become a leading location for both traditional and modern photojournalism in the New York gallery scene. The gallery is located in an historic building in Greenwich Village that is listed in the records of the American Institute of Architects. Since its foundation, the gallery has housed more than 130 exhibitions, including pictures by renowned photographers such as Alfred Eisenstaedt, Ralph Gibson, Leonard Freed, Alex Webb, Erich Hartmann, and Karl Lagerfeld.
The TriBeCa that Donna Ferrato found when she came to live there almost twenty years ago is no longer the neighborhood that it was then, no more so than she is that same person. As a kind of release from the intense experience of her brilliant documentation of the brutality of domestic violence, Donna began to photograph the simpler life she found in the neighborhood. As she transformed one floor of an old warehouse on Leonard Street into a creative living/ work space, she too was transformed. Slowly evolving from her photojournalism roots, Donna became an artist whose subject now is where she calls home. Anyone who runs across her on these downtown streets can tell you, she is seldom without her Leica. The arc of her working life has settled here; her insight and mastery of the photograph and what it reveals is evident to all.
Her book TRIBECA is a deeply passionate exploration of ten years of living there after 9/11, the great tragedy that marked the neighborhood as it did no other place. The familiar storefronts, the cobbled streets, the dazzling new structures are fresh again through her eye. The strollers, the families, the faces - celebrated or anonymous - blend with the half-seen ghosts of those who made TriBeCa what it is: the generations of immigrants, gangsters, captains of industry and artists who walked here. TriBeCa's old-world grace and simplicity never look better than in her balance of light and shadow. As Ferrato says, "Photographing TriBeCa has taught me to take time when looking for the light, to honor the faces and places which greet me as familiar friends. America's most historic neighborhood... despite its enduring spirit, is still in a fragile transition period. The Triangle Below Canal. Also known as TriBeCa."
Helen Marcus has specialized in portraiture, fine art and travel ever since she started her career in photography in 1974, following almost two decades working in television. Her work has been widely published in periodicals and books both in the USA and abroad and exhibited in solo and group shows. Currently she is President Emerita of the W. Eugene Smith Fund and is a past President of the American Society of Media Photographers. She has lectured internationally on portraiture and has been an adjunct professor at the Parsons School of Design; the School of Visual Arts; and the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Marcus' portrait of Toni Morrison was used for the image on the Swedish postage stamp honoring her as the Nobel Laureate in Literature. Her work is in the permanent collections of the National Portrait Gallery, George Eastman House and the International Center of Photography. For this exhibition of many of her iconic literary portraits, Helen Marcus has uniquely chosen quotations from the authors themselves, thus adding a new dimension to the presentation.
|02/28/2013 - 04/13/2013||Thomas Hoepker||Heartland: An American Road Trip in 19||Main|
|06/07/2013 - 08/10/2013||Diverse photographer||A Gathering of Images||Main|
|10/04/2013 - 11/09/2013||Rowland Scherman||
The March on Washington:
A 50th Anniversary Remembrance
|10/04/2013 - 11/09/2013||Rowland Scherman||Arthur Ashe as Amateur: 1966||Oskar - Barnack|
|11/15/2013 - 01/04/2014||Donna Ferrato||TriBeCa: The Collection||Main|
|11/15/2013 - 01/04/2014||Helen Marcus||Literary Portraits: Putting a Face to the Words||Oskar - Barnack|
|01/10/2014 - 02/22/2014||Harvey Stein||Coney Island/Harlem: A Portrait of Two Communities||Main|
|01/10/2014 - 02/22/2014||Leonard Freed||Black in White America||Oskar - Barnack|
|02/28/2014 - 04/19/2014||Amy Arbus||On the Street 1980-1990||Main|
|02/28/2014 - 04/19/2014||Curtice Taylor||
Gardens and Landscapes 1985-2011
|Oskar - Barnack|
|04/25/2014 - 06/07/2014||Ted Grant||Sixty Years of Legendary Photojournalism||Main|
|06/13/2014 - 08/09/2014||Leonard Freed||The Italians||Main|
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