Issue #47  8/12/2002
Dealer Charles Schwartz Joins I Photo Central

Private photo dealer Charles Schwartz Ltd. has joined the I Photo Central website group and will use the iphotocentral database system to exhibit his own website's inventory. Charles Schwartz Ltd. specializes in 19th and 20th-century vintage photographs from around the world and is an Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) member.

A longtime member of the photography community, Charles Schwartz is a collector, photographer and independent dealer in New York City. Schwartz operates by appointment and through his websites, http://www.cs-photo.com and http://www.iphotocentral.com His eclectic inventory ranges from cased images and early paper prints to European and American Modernism to vernacular photographs. His email is csltd@cs-photo.com

In addition to offering images for sale, Schwartz's own website features several of his special projects. One on-going project focuses on the history and uses of the camera obscura. Schwartz installed a camera obscura in his home several years ago and has used it in a variety of photographic experiments. He posts some of this work on the site, along with historical information and imagery.

Another of the site's sections highlights the work of H. C. Anderson, an African-American photographer in Greenville, Mississippi from the 1940s through the 1960s. As a portrait and event photographer, Anderson documented life in this middle-class Black community through an era of tremendous change. A book of Anderson's work, entitled Separate But Equal, will be released in October by Public Affairs.

You can view the 350-plus images from Charles Schwartz by going to http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/search.php and putting in CharlesSchwartz (without any space and capitalizing the C and S) in the keyword space and hitting the Search button.

The I Photo Central site recently became available to other photography dealers after extensive software programming to make putting up images even easier. Schwartz is the first to join the IPhotoCentral site after these changes were finalized at the end of June. Other dealers are now encouraged to call us at 215-822-5662 or to contact us at anovak@comcat.com to find out how they can have their own site and join the IPhotoCentral site at the same time for one low monthly fee of only $250. Putting up and changing items on the site is easy and quick. No programming or HTML work is required, although you will need to scan or shoot your images into jpeg files. You can also put up Special Exhibits pages and promote your gallery shows on line. A low one-time set-up fee is also required. With nearly a million hits per month and about ten thousand user sessions served per week, IPhotoCentral has become the web destination of choice for photo collectors, curators and dealers.