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LEICA GALLERY IN NEW YORK

The photographic meeting place on Broadway

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.

Amy Arbus / On the Street 1980 - 1990

In 2006 On The Street 1980 - 1990 was published by Welcome Books. It included 70 of Arbus' most iconic images and tear sheets from the style section itself. This exhibition includes both her most well-known photographs as well as many never before seen. The prints are primarily vintage, made at the time of publication. For the introduction of the book A.M. Homes wrote, "By focusing on the fearlessly non-conformist, her photographs offer a startling and seamless blend of fashion, portraiture, and street theater. Amy's seemingly effortless, honest approach provides a wry, compassionate commentary on style as politics, culture, and personality."

Photographer Amy Arbus has published five books, including the award-winning On the Street 1980-1990 and The Inconvenience of Being Born. The New Yorker called The Fourth Wall her masterpiece. Her most recent, After Images, is an homage to modernism's most iconic avantgarde paintings. In addition to The Village Voice, her photographs have appeared in over one hundred periodicals around the world, including New York Magazine, People, Aperture and The New York Times Magazine. She teaches portraiture at the International Center of Photography, NORDphotography, Anderson Ranch and the Fine Arts Work Center. She has had twenty-five solo exhibitions worldwide, and her photographs are a part of the collections of the National Theater in Norway, the New York Public Library and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

In the Oskar Barnack Room:

Curtice Taylor / Transforming Nature: Gardens and Landscapes 1985 - 2011

After making a decent living producing hand-painted photos for album and book covers and getting his first editorial spreads, Curtice Taylor's career took a radical turn in 1980 when the English landscape designer Russell Page, an old family friend, called in a panic to ask Taylor if he could photograph the gardens of the golden couple, Bill and Babe Paley, as the UK photographer assigned by Country Life was ‘indisposed.' " I soon realized," Taylor told an interviewer several years ago, "that they call it landscape architecture for a reason. These man- made landscapes are conceived by artists who use plants and what they call ‘hardscapes' to create spaces that are as much architecture as horticulture... Anyone can take a photo of beautiful flowers, but to shoot gardens you must be there at the moment when that human design is illuminated by natural light, when they align. The results have sometimes been so profound I forget to click the shutter." His photographs soon began to appear in magazines and newspapers including House and Garden, Architectural Digest, The New York Times, House Beautiful and many others, as well as countless garden books. In 2015 Monacelli Press will publish his book on garden conservation, Saving America's Treasured Landscapes. Taylor has been teaching at the School of Visual Arts since 1981 and has also taught at SUNY Purchase, the Maine Media Workshop and will soon begin workshops at the Center for Alternative Photography.

Annual program: Leica Gallery in New York

Date: Photographer: Exhibition topic: Room
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 Transforming Nature:
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

Leica Gallery in New York

670 Broadway / Suite 500
New York, NY 10012
Tel.: +1 (212) 777-3051
Fax: +1 (212) 777-6960
E-Mail: leicaphoto@aol.com

Opening hours:
Tuesday - Friday 12.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Saturday 12.00 pm - 5.00 pm