Other Portraits

Henry Herr Gill, ”Thai Troops“, 1979, silver gelatin print on glossy PE paper, recto retouching and airbrushing in gray gouache, printed 1979, ©Henry Herr Gill

September 19, 2014 — October 25, 2014


Daniel Blau gallery is delighted to announce the opening of the forthcoming exhibition, ‘Other Portraits’; a selection of portraits and self-portraits by twenty-two of some of the most significant and celebrated photographers of the twentieth century.


Included are distinctive photographs by Margaret Bourke-White, Cecil Beaton, Walker Evans, Hugo Adolf Bernatzik, Nobuyoshi Araki, Tina Modotti, Arnold Newman and others. Gandhi, Roosevelt, and Mao Tse Tung are seen alongside portraits of Andy Warhol, Federico Fellini, as well as Nuba tribes people from Sudan.


‘Other Portraits’ represents an ideosyncatic look at portraiture. The photographs range from the subtle and intimate portrait of “Bernice Abbott” by Walker Evans, to the bold, curious images of “Willem de Kooning” by Arnold Newman. The exhibition is an invitation to explore the essence of each, from a reflective Churchill by Larry Burrows, to the steady eyes of Bourke-White’s self-portrait.


A fascinating dialogue exists between the person in front of the camera and the one behind. Not only do we see the subject portrayed in the photograph, but the photographer is revealed too.