Expressions of Life
Sept 2 – Dec 5
From the Fotografiska website:
Expressions of Life is an emotional, inspiring, and romantic chronicle of the pioneering photographer and filmmaker Ruth Orkin. Featuring landmark photographs from her work across Hollywood, New York City, Israel and Italy, the exhibition celebrates the Orkin’s centennial, and showcases her as a master of intimacy, warmth, and boldness behind the camera.
From photographs of her monumental cross country bicycle trip at age 17 and behind-the-scenes of MGM Studios as the first “messenger girl” in 1941, to European adventures and spontaneous, cinematic New York City moments – Expressions of Life spotlights some of her most renowned photographs: American Girl in Italy (1951), Bernstein in Green Room, Carnegie Hall, NYC, (1950), and Einstein at Princeton luncheon, NJ (1953), among others.
Ruth Orkin: An American Girl in Italy, 1951
We’ve been working directly with Mary Engel, the director of the Ruth Orkin Photo Archive (and Ruth’s daughter!) for the past year. LTI-Lightside contributed a number of silver gelatin prints printed directly from Ruth’s original negatives as well as hi-resolution scans for wall installations in the exhibition space.
Ruth Orkin: Expressions of Life opening reception at Fotografiska NY, Sept 2021
For more on Expressions of Life at Fotografiska NY click here
For more on Ruth Orkin and Mary Engel’s photo archive click here.
Lastly: for information on Mary Engel’s American Photography Archive Group click here
Ruth Orkin: Couple in MG, Florence, 1951
Tags: B+W Silver Gelatin Printing, Exhibitions, Fotografiska New York, Ruth Orkin, Scanning
Fotografiska New York
Fotografiska New York
If you’re not aware of what Fotografiska is don’t feel like you’ve been living under a rock. Most of us (NY’ers that is) can’t even pronounce the name properly let alone be held accountable for not realizing that this group took up residence on 22nd & Park Avenue South and now is poised to take over the world with their gigantor-scale museum/restaurant/book store/cafe/wellness chapel/event space/mega-photographic exhibition hall theme park … (and we mean that in a nice way).
Now, if you don’t know who Danny Clinch is then, well … maybe you have been living under a rock. And we mean that in the most gentle “you need to get out more” kind of way.
Either way – here’s your big chance to check out the newest game in town (Fotografiska) and one of the longest running hardest working names in show business, our man, Danny Clinch … and all in one easy take. Clinch’s pop-up “Amplifier” exhibition/gallery literally christened Fotogafiska’s 5th floor event space on December 14th (their opening weekend). Of course, we were there to enjoy the show(s) – meaning both photographic and musical — and also to review a bit of our own handiwork, having produced a number of pieces for the exhibition.
The man himself, performing with Brooklyn’s Antibalas
Danny is arguably one of our oldest customers … and easily one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. Fotografiska is the newest thing going and their future looks quite bright. We consider ourselves lucky to be associated with these fine folks on every count.
Fotografiska’s 5th floor event space
Danny and Maria — hardcore industry survivors.
Check out Danny’s website here … and all the fine offerings from Fotografiska here.
Tags: Archival Pigment Printing (Inkjet), Danny Clinch, Exhibition Mounting, Exhibitions, Fotografiska New York