Photography News June/July 2016

Bill Cunningham

Street style photographer Bill Cunningham dies aged 87: BBC

World’s longest running Photography studio shuts down: Peta Pixel

International Centre of Photography opens in new museum space: ICP


Frieze London 2016 Announced

Frieze Art Fair in Regents Park, London. 
Photo by Linda Nylind. 13/10/2015.

The annual Frieze art fair in London has announced its participating galleries and artists for this year’s edition. Frieze London is returning a week earlier this year, running from 6th-9th October at Regent’s Park, alongside Frieze Masters.

Check out the full listings and information and ticket prices at the official website: click here.


Christie’s Auction: Photographs, The Classics

George Hoyningen–Huene swimwear fashionGeorge Hoyningen-Huene, Swimwear by Izod (1930). Christie’s Auction Lot 5.

Running from 16th-28th June Christie’s Auction House is auctioning a selection of iconic photographs ranging from Landscapes to Portraits. There are 106 lots available through the online auction, with starting bids ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.

Photographs: The Classics features portraits, landscapes, nudes and urban scenes by noted photographers, including Malick Sidibé, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Jeanloup Sieff. Showcasing other famous names such as Brassaï, Bill Brandt, Richard Avedon, Horst P. Horst, Man Ray, André Kertész, Edward Weston, Bert Stern and Edward Steichen, this is an exciting opportunity for both emerging and experienced collectors of the medium to acquire iconic works starting at $1,000.’

View all lots available and register to bid here.

Christie’s Auction: The Female Form

erwin blumenfeld soul of the chair nude photographErwin Blumenfeld, Soul of the Chair (1944). Christie’s Auction Lot 1.

Running from 7th-16th June Christie’s is auctioning a collection of photographs representing the female form through their online only sale ‘Modern Visions’.

‘As part of the Modern Visions online sale series, The Female Form takes shape as a lively photographic study of the female figure from artists throughout the 20th century. Highlights include works by Wynn Bullock, Erwin Blumenfeld, Ruth Bernhard, Lotte Jacobi, André Kertész, Nobuyoshi Araki, Frantisek Drtikol, and Václav Jelinek. All works are offered with no reserve. Estimates start at $100.’

View all lots available and register to bid here.

Photography News June 2016

david gilkey photojournalism

The Google Cultural Institute has invented a new camera for Museums:

Trevor Paglen wins the 2016 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize:

NPR Photojournalist David Gilkey killed in Afghanistan:

Above image by David Gilkey

Photo Basel 2016

Art Basel’s annual festival opens on 16th June in Basel, but Switzerland’s first art fair dedicated solely to photography returns for the second time the day before on 15th June and runs until the 19th June, held at Volkshaus.


Participating galleries include:

Alain Gutharc (France)

Bildhalle (Switzerland)

camara oscura galeria de arte (Spain)

Catherine & André Hug (France)

Galerie Dix9 (France)



Flatland Gallery (Netherlands)

Galerie Binôme (France)

Galerie Monika Wertheimer (Switzerland)

Galerie Caroline Smulders (France)

Galerie Christophe Gaillard (France)

Galerie Esther Woerdehoff (France)

Galerie Eva Meyer (France)

Laurence Bernard (Switzerland)

Galerie Sit Down (France)

Galerie Suzanne Tarasiève (France)

Galerija Fotografija (Slovenia)

Grundemark Nilsson Gallery (Germany & Sweden)

in camera (France)

Kahmann Gallery (Netherlands)

Kromus + Zink (Germany)

MAGNIN-A (France)

Podbielski Contemporary (Germany)

Raffaella de Chirico Arte Contemporanea (Italy)

School Gallery Olivier Castaing (France)

Van der Mieden Gallery (Belgium)

widmertheodoridis (Switzerland)

Tickets start from 15CH (Roughly 13€, $15, £10) for day tickets. For more information on the festival click here