VINTAGE MASTERS

Iconic Photographs from 1853-1996
November 19th, 2015 – January 9th, 2016

Vintage Masters Exhibit Brochure

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“What strikes me viewing these 50 images is not just how fascinating it is to see how photographic genius developed over the nearly century and a half portrayed here, but how much each generation of photographers learned from and built on the legacies of the pioneers who catapulted this new medium into the collective consciousness of the world.”

Spencer Throckmorton

Throckmorton Fine Art is pleased to present fifty vintage photographic images by the pioneering masters of the medium in a new show titled “VINTAGE MASTERS” representing more than a century of innovation.

The show has been curated to illustrate the nearly century and a half, from 1853 to 1996, when photographic innovation grew from its infancy to become one of the most important and impactful ways to express the human condition.

No matter their age, location, education, political bent or social situation, the photographers featured in this show were all innovators, and they shared a commonality of vision. They coupled their innate talents and abilities with a keen observation of their peers and forebears in ways that helped the medium of photography skyrocket into our collective consciousness. It’s hard to imagine what the 20th century would have been like without these photographers.

While Throckmorton Fine Art has earned a reputation over the past several decades promoting contemporary photographic talents largely from Latin America, the Vintage Masters show includes iconic artists from Europe, the United States and South America, among them, Eugène Atget, Bill Brandt, Brassaii, Lola Álvarez Bravo, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Marilyn Bridges, Anton Bruehl, Martín Chambi, Lucien Clergue, Carlotta Corpron, Imogen Cunningham, George Daniell, Héctor García, Flor Garduño, Laura Gilpin, Gustave Le Gray, Graciela Iturbide, André Kertész, Teobert Maler, Leo Matiz, Javier Silva Meinel, Tina Modotti, Rodrigo Moya, Nickolas Muray, Mário Cravo Neto, Luis González Palma, Colette Urbajtel, Edward Weston, andJean Claude White.

Communications and the speed of innovation are so rapid today it is important for each generation to look back and view an entirely different era when those seeking to expose themselves to real innovation had to work hard to educate their eye. We are blessed that these vintage images have been preserved so that today’s collectors can see first-hand how the medium of fine art photography evolved and who was responsible for its genius.