Vintage Black and White Photograph Bevan Davies Silver Gelatin Print c. 1960′s -5

Vintage Black and White Photograph Bevan Davies Silver Gelatin Print c. 1960's -5

Vintage Black and White Photograph Bevan Davies Silver Gelatin Print c. 1960's -5

Vintage Black and White Photograph Bevan Davies Silver Gelatin Print c. 1960's -5

Vintage Black and White Photograph Silver Gelatin Print circa 1960′s by Photographer Bevan Davies. Bevan Davies is an American photographer whose. Vintage prints captured people in the 1960′s and American cities in the 1970/80s. Size 11″ in x 14″ in heavy stock paper. From a smoke-free pet-free archive climate controlled and stored away from light in acid free mylar sleeves in acid free boxes. The prints are unsigned and annotated on the verso with the photographers name as a reference only not a signature. These photographs were acquired over 20 years ago from the legendary Soho Antique dealer Joel Mathieson. After establishing himself in Chicago, Davies moved to SoHo, New York City. While living in Chicago, Davies met Hugh Edwards, the renowned curator of photography at the Art Institute of Chicago. They had many conversations about photography and the work that Edwards was exhibiting. Edwards’ approach to art left a lasting impression on Davies. In the 1970s Davies took a seminar course from Bruce Davidson in his New York studio, where he met Mary Ellen Mark, Ralph Gibson, Danny Lyon and the South African photographer Ernest Cole. He was also influenced greatly by his friendship with Diane Arbus. After a period of photographing people on the street, especially those at odds with society, in both daylight and evening hours with a hand-held camera, Davies changed his working methodology to describe the physical character of the city: the building façades, and the alleys and streets, with a tripod-mounted 5 x 7-inch view camera. This change in subject and approach resulted in Davies’ most celebrated work. When created in the mid-1970s, Bevan Davies’ architectural photographs situated themselves wholly within the dictum laid forth by William Jenkins as “New Topographics, ” the title of the legendary exhibition Jenkins organized in 1975 at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. Davies himself writes of his own approach as an effort being made to let the camera almost see by itself. ” This notion was carried further by the late photographer Lewis Baltz who, in 1976, referred to Davies’ photographs as “rigorously contemporary, while acknowledging a use of the camera which dates from the inception of the medium. The images of New York façades, photographed in the early morning hours and devoid of people, describe spaces and shapes defined by light and shadow. They depict a specific time and place, as evidenced by the window dressings and signage, and they portray a formal grace among the buildings’ details that are included within Davies’ ground glass. The resulting 16 x 20-inch prints, with their glossy, ferrotyped surfaces and brilliant definition, are at once objective images and seductive objects. Davies’ photographs can be found in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City; the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the George Eastman Museum, Rochester; the Corcoran Gallery of Art (now incorporated into the collection of the National Gallery of Art), Washington, DC; the Harry Ransom Center, Austin; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Seattle Art Museum; the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio; the International Center of Photography, New York; and numerous private collections. A solo exhibition of Davies’ work was held at Sonnabend in their SoHo gallery in 1976. Davies received a National Endowment for the Arts Photographer’s Fellowship in 1978. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Photographic Images\Photographs”. The seller is “papierplus” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland.
  • Features: Photograph Black and White, Limited Edition
  • Format: VGSP Landscape Format
  • Time Period Manufactured: 1960-1969
  • Production Technique: Gelatin-Silver Print
  • Subject: People, Women
  • Vintage: Yes
  • Size: 11 x 14 in
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Material: Silver Gelatin Print, Paper
  • Number of Photographs: 1
  • Image Orientation: Landscape
  • Framing: Unframed
  • Year of Production: unkown, possibly 1960′s and 1970′s
  • Finish: Matte
  • Image Color: Black & White
  • Featured Person/Artist: Bevan Davies
  • Style: Figurative Art, Photojournalism
  • Antique: Yes
  • Signed: No
  • Photographer: Bevan Davies
  • Unit of Sale: Single Piece
  • Theme: Americana, People
  • Type: Photograph

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