Issue #181  5/31/2011
Over 110 Important New Photographs Up in The Last Month On I Photo Central's Web Site; Many Special Exhibits Revised and Updated

The photography dealers on I Photo Central have been extremely busy over the last month or so, putting up over 110 new photographs and books. You can see these new items at: http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/result_list.php/16/30/0 .

There are now well over 2,100 different photographers and over 8,500 items listed for sale on I Photo Central, making it the most important place to buy photography in the market. You can search all of these here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/search.php .

Lots of top vintage and contemporary pieces are included in the many images added to the site this month. Formats for the 19th-century work posted up range from daguerreotypes to stereos to cartes-de-visite to larger salt and albumen prints. Some of the important 19th-century photographers whose work has been posted include: Gustave de Beaucorps, Giacomo Caneva, Francis Frith (mammoth plate of Cairo), Andreas Groll, Hill & Adamson, Baron Louis-Adolphe Humbert de Molard, Charles Marville, Eadweard Muybridge, Charles Negre, Shimooka Renjô and Baron Raimond Von Stillfried, among others.

Charles Schwartz Ltd. has added a new special exhibit on 19th-century Japanese ambrotypes (late 1860s-1890), which you can see here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/39/3/1 . These rare, one-of-a-kind images were created by Japanese photographers for Japanese clients, which was a shift from earlier photographs made in Japan by Westerners and for Western consumption. Culled from villages and remote family collections, these portraits were made as personal keepsakes and intended to be passed-down as precious heirlooms. Of particular note is a portrait of a Samurai whose name is known (CS8994). Prices range from $300-$6,500. In addition numerous other 19th-century Special Exhibits have been revised. You can see the rest of the Special Exhibits here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase.php .

New 20th-century images just posted up this month include a superb group of important vintage and early photographs by André Kertész. The entire Kertész's Special Exhibit has been revised with these new images, which you can see here: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/34/1/1 .

Other 20th-century masters whose work has just been added include: Erwin Blumenfeld, Edouard Boubat, Brassai, Harry Callahan, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eugene V. Harris (Peruvian Boy with Flute from "Family of Man"), Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Alfred Cheney Johnston, Clarence John Laughlin, Dora Maar, Herbert Matter-Alberto Giacometti, Willy Kessels, Germaine Krull, Leonard Misonne, Jean Moral, Barbara Morgan, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Alfred Stieglitz (Steerage), Sasha Stone, Charles Swedlund, Else Thalemann, Arthur Tress, Brett Weston, Edward Weston and others.

Top pieces by contemporary artists, including Peter Beard, Robert Mapplethorpe, David Hockney, Marcus Leatherdale, Kim Joon and Nobuyoshi Araki, have also been put up on the website.

And numerous images that will knock you out from lesser known or anonymous photographers, plus some scarce photographer-signed books. There's something here for every budget.

We have also continued to change out images and add to our essays for all our Special Exhibits, so they are worth another peek, especially if you have not looked lately. If you see one you like, let a friend know too! And don't be afraid of posting them up on your Facebook or LinkedIn pages.

You can see all of these fine new exhibits and others (now a total of over 160 Special Exhibits in all) at: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase.php . Don't forget to check out the archived exhibits at the bottom of the page as well.