Robert Koch Gallery is pleased to present On View, a group exhibition featuring a section of artists represented by the gallery.
Ljubodrag Andric who is of Yugoslavian decent, was born in Belgrade, in 1965 to a family of artists – his mother an actress, his father a writer, and his brother a painter. In 1981, at the age of sixteen, photography become his main focus. In 1988, while studying literature in Belgrade, Andric first exhibited at the Modern Art Gallery in Belgrade. The work included in the exhibition addressed the relationship between space and architecture, which has remained at the core of Andric’s visual exploration. For thirty plus years, Andric’s work has revolved around re-contextualizing the urban landscape.
Trent Davis Bailey received his MFA from the California College of the Arts, and his BFA in Photography and BA in Art History from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is the recipient of the 2015 Snider Prize from the Museum of Contemporary Photography and a 2014 Atlantic Philanthropies Grant awarded by the Magnum Foundation. In 2016, he was an artist-in-residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and a lecturer in the photography program at the California College of the Arts. His work has been exhibited internationally and is held in the permanent collection at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, among others. The Denver Art Museum has scheduled an exhibition of Bailey’s work which opens July 30, 2023 and will be on view until February 11, 2024.
Ballen has lived and worked in Johannesburg, South Africa for more than 30 years. In 2001, Ballen’s book Outland won the Best Photographic Book of the Year at PhotoEspaña. Ballen’s other monographs include Ballenesque: Roger Ballen, A Retrospective (2017), Roger Ballen: Resurrected (2016), The Theatre of Apparitions (2016), Asylum of the Birds (2014), Lines, Marks, and Drawings: Through the Lens of Roger Ballen (2013), Photographs 1969-2009 (2011), Animal Abstraction (2011), Boarding House (2009), Shadow Chamber (2005), Platteland (1994), Dorps (1986), and Boyhood (1979). Ballen’s photographs are included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Roger Ballen represented South Africa at the 2022 Venice Biennale.
A member of Magnum Photos, Matt Black creates work that while rooted in the documentary tradition, is also noted for its deeply personal approach, emotional engagement, and visual intensity. Excerpts from American Geography have been widely published and exhibited in the United States and abroad. A monograph of the project was published in 2021 by Thames and Hudson which accompanied an institutional exhibition which traveled to the Deichtorhallen Hamburg (2020-21) and the Kunstfoyer, Munich (2021). Other bodies of work by the artist include The Valley, a project focused on the impact of drought and socio-economic inequality on California’s Central Valley agricultural communities, and The Mixteca a body of work documenting life in agricultural regions of Mexico.
Bloomfield’s work is held in numerous public and private collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson; ; the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe; the Phoenix Art Museum; University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. In 1992 she was the recipient of the James D. Phelan Art Award in Photography.
Born in St. Catharines, Ontario in 1955, Edward Burtynsky received his Bachelor of Applied Arts in Photography and Media Studies from Ryerson University in 1982. Burtynsky is a recipient of the 2004 TED Prize honoring individuals who have shown they can positively impact life in a global context, as well as the ICP Infinity Award for Art (2008), the Rogers Best Documentary Film Award (2006), The Outreach Award at the Rencontres d’Arles (2004), and the Roloff Beny Book Award (2003). In 2006 he was awarded the title of Officer of the Order of Canada and in 2008 he was awarded the ICP Infinity Award for Art. In 2018 Burtynsky was named Photo London’s Master of Photography and the Mosaic Institute’s Peace Patron. In 2019 he was the recipient of the Arts & Letters Award at the Canadian Association of New York’s annual Maple Leaf Ball and the 2019 Lucie Award for Achievement in Documentary Photography. In 2020 he was awarded a Royal Photographic Society Honorary Fellowship (2020) and in 2022 was honoured with the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award by the World Photography Organization. Most recently he was inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame and was named the 2022 recipient for the annual Pollution Probe Award.
Tamas Dezsö’s work has been exhibited worldwide, including the Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art; FOAM Photo Museum, Amsterdam; New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico; the Hungarian Cultural Institute, Bratislava, Slovakia; and the Helsinki Photography Biennial, Helsinki, Finland. His photographs have appeared in The New York Times, Le Monde magazine and Harpers magazine, and many other publications. Tamas Dezsö was nominated for the 2012 Prix Pictet award. Dezsö’s monograph, Notes for an Epilogue was published by Hatje Cantz in 2015.
Born in 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri, Michael Eastman studied at the University of Wisconsin. He is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Grant, the National Addy Award, and a Paris Photo BMW Finalist Prize. His images have appeared in Time, Life, Art in America, and New York Times. Eastman’s work is in numerous private and public collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; Art Institute of Chicago, IL; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Saint Louis Art Museum, MO; and the International Center of Photography, NY, among others. His publications include Havana (Prestel, 2011), Vanishing America (Rizzoli, 2008), and Horses (Knopf, 2003).
Elliott Erwitt was born in Paris in 1928 to Russian émigrés who fled the Revolution. Moving with his family from Paris to Italy to Hollywood to New York, Erwitt came to photography early in life. His personal work has been published in numerous monographs, among them Personal Exposures (1988), Between the Sexes (1994), To the Dogs (1992), Snaps (2001), You & Me (2004), Unseen (2007), Elliott Erwitt’s Dogs (2008), Elliott Erwitt’s New York (2008), Elliott Erwitt’s Rome (2009), Elliott Erwitt’s Kolor (2013), and Home Around the World (2016), among many others. He has been a member of the prestigious Magnum agency since 1953, and has served three terms as president of the organization. His photographs have been collected and exhibited at museums around the world including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; the Art Institute of Chicago; The International Center of Photography, New York; Museum of Modern Art, Paris; and The Kunsthaus Zürich, among others.
In 2012, Nadav Kander exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London with a series of portraits celebrating London’s hosting of the 2012 Summer Olympics. In 2014 Kander was included in Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age, an exhibition at the Barbican Centre in London, and toured, which explored the ability of architectural photography to reveal wider truths about our society. Kander’s work is housed in public collections including National Portrait Gallery, London, UK; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA; Marta Herford Museum, Germany; Sheldon Museum, Lincoln, USA; The Frank-Suss Collection, London, New York and Hong Kong; and Statoil Collection, Norway. He has exhibited internationally at venues including Weserburg Museum, Germany; Musée de L’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland; Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, USA; Museum of Applied Arts, Cologne, Germany; The Barbican Centre, London, UK; Somerset House, London, UK; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France; and the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Israel. Recent fellowships and awards include an Honorary Fellowship Award from the Royal Photographic Society and in 2019 was the recipient of the World Photography Organization’s Outstanding Contribution to Photography.
Adam Katseff received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art, and an MFA from Stanford University, where he later taught photography. He is a recipient of the Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Award, the Anita Squires Fowler Award, and was the first recipient of the Sidney Zuber Photography Award. Katseff’s work has been exhibited at the Phoenix Art Museum, the Nevada Museum of Art, and at The Hearst Galleries, New York. His work can be found in prestigious public and private collections including the Nelson Atkins Museum, the Nevada Museum of Art, and the Hearst Corporate Collection.
Shai Kremer was born in Israel and now lives and works in New York. His work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions worldwide, including Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera at The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Tate Modern, London in 2010; Looking In, Looking Out: The Window in Art at the Israel Museum in 2010; Reality Check at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in 2008, the 2007 Guangzhou Photo Biennale in Canton, China; Loaded Landscape at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL in 2007, Engagement-Contemporary Photography at the Israel Art Museum in Jerusalem in 2007, and Disengagement at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel in 2006. His photographs are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Israel Art Museum, Jerusalem; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel; and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL, among others. There are two monographs of Kremer’s work: Fallen Empires (2011) and Infected Landscape: Israel, Broken Promised Land (2008), both published by Dewi Lewis Publishing.
Mimi Plumb’s photographs are held in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Pier 24 Photography; the Deutsche Börse Foundation; the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art; and the Yale University Art Gallery, among others. Her various projects have received grants and fellowships from the John Gutmann Photography Fellowship (2017), the California Humanities (2015), the California Arts Council (1989-90), the James D. Phelan Art Award in Photography (1985-86), and the Marin Arts Council (1999-2000).
Rebecca Norris Webb often interweaves her text and photographs in her books, including her monographs Night Calls (Radius Books, 2020) and My Dakota—an elegy for her brother who died unexpectedly—with a solo exhibition of the work of the latter at The Cleveland Museum of Art, summer 2015. She has published eight photography books, including the collaborative books with husband and creative partner photographer Alex Webb Brooklyn: The City Within (Aperture, 2019), currently on exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York, and Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba (Radius Books, 2009), the latter exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her photographs have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and Le Monde, among other publications. A 2019 NEA grant recipient, Norris Webb has work in numerous collections, including the MFA, Boston; The Cleveland Museum of Art; and the George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY.
Alex Webb has published numerous monographs, including Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb: Brooklyn, The City Within (Aperture, 2019); Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb: Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba (Radius, 2018); Slant Rhymes (La Fábrica, 2017); La Calle: Photographs from Mexico (co-published by Aperture and Televisa Foundation in 2016); Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb: Memory City (Radius, 2014); Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image (2014, Aperture); and The Suffering of Light (Aperture, 2011), a quintessential survey of thirty years of his color work. Alex Webb’s work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Geo Magazine and other publications.
Wolf’s numerous monographs include Cheung Chau Sunrises (Buchkunst Berlin, 2019), Works (Peperoni Books, 2016), Hong Kong Assemblage Deconstructed (Peperoni Books, 2016), Hong Kong Umbrella (with Lam Yik Fei, Peperoni Books, 2015), Some More Hong Kong Seating Arrangements (Peperoni Books, 2015), Hong Kong Assemblage Deconstructed (Peperoni Books, 2014), Hong Kong Informal Seating Arrangements (Peperoni Books, 2014), Hong Kong Flora (Peperoni Books, 2014), Hong Kong Trilogy (Peperoni Books, 2014), Small Gods Big City (Hong Kong University Press, 2013), Architecture of Density (Peperoni Books/Asia One, 2012), Tokyo Compression Three (Peperoni Books/Asia One, 2012), Bottrop Ebel 1976 (Peperoni Books 2012), Tokyo Compression Revisited (Peperoni Books/Asia One, 2011), Real Fake Art (Peperoni Books/Asia One, 2011), Portraits (Superlabo, 2011), FY (Peperoni Books, 2011), Hong Kong Corner Houses (Hong Kong University Press, 2011), Tokyo Compression (Peperoni Books/Asia One, 2010), A Series of Unfortunate Events (Peperoni Books, 2010), Hong Kong Inside Outside (Asia One/Peperoni Books, 2009), The Transparent City (Aperture, 2008), and Sitting in China (Steidl, 2002).