Gallery artist Elliott Erwitt passes away at 95

With heavy hearts, we bid farewell to the longtime gallery artist and photography legend, Elliott Erwitt, who peacefully passed away in his sleep on November 30, 2023 at his home in New York, surrounded by family. He was 95. As one of the last living legends of photography, his photographs captured the essence of the human experience with unparalleled wit and sensitivity. It has been the gallery’s honor to have represented and exhibited Elliott’s work throughout the years.

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Matt Black The Central Valley Valley Lucie Awards Finalist

Matt Black Lucie Awards Finalist for Gallery Exhibition of the Year

We are thrilled to share the news that “Matt Black: The Central Valley and Mexico” has been selected as a finalist for the Gallery Exhibition of the Year award, presented by the prestigious Lucie Awards.

The Lucie Awards was launched in 2003 as part of the Lucie Foundation’s mission to honor master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent, and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide. Over the years, we have paid tribute to over 172 of the most important figures in contemporary photography through the Lucie Awards.

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Trent Davis Bailey on view at Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum will present 32 photographs from Trent Davis Bailey’s “The North Fork” in what will be the artists largest exhibition to date. The exhibition opens on July 30, 2023 and will be on view until February 11, 2024. Titled “Personal Geographies: Trent Davis Bailey | Brian Adams,” the exhibition will be in two adjoining galleries: one with Trent Davis Bailey’s photographs and the other displaying Iñupiaq photographer Brian Adams.⁣

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Alex Webb: Errand and Epiphany on view at Museum Helmond, Netherlands

Alex Webb: Errand and Epiphany is on view at the Museum Helmond, Netherlands from March 25 through October 1, 2023. The exhibition presents 85 large-format photographs shot in the Caribbean, Haiti, Mexico, Cuba, Latin America, Europe and the USA. In addition Alex Webb: Errand and Epiphany features a continuous screening of his short film about Istanbul, the city of a hundred names: ancient and modern, Islamic and secular. Museum Helmond has the privilege of showing the first ever institutional survey of Webb’s oeuvre which encompasses more than forty years of photography.

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Edward Burtynsky inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame

We are proud to announce that Edward Burtynsky has been inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame. The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum honors those who have made great contributions to the field of photography and preserves historic photographs and cameras to share with the world. Past inductees include Ansel Adams, Steve Jobs, André Kertész, Cindy Sherman, Robert Frank, Annie Leibovitz, Gordon Parks, Berenice Abbott, Sebastião Salgado, among others.

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Roger Ballen represents South Africa at the 2022 Venice Biennale

Gallery artist Roger Ballen has been selected to represent South Africa at the 2022 Venice Biennale. Held every two years since its founding in 1895, the Biennale Arte is a highlight event on the international arts calendar. The 59th International Art Exhibition will take place from 23 April to 27 November 2022

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Edward Burtynsky Anthropocene

Edward Burtynsky Receives Sony World Photography Awards 2022, Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award

The World Photography Organisation has awarded Canadian photographer, Edward Burtynsky, as the Outstanding Contribution to Photography recipient of the Sony World Photography Awards 2022. Widely regarded as one of the world’s most accomplished contemporary photographers, Burtynsky is best known for his sweeping images of industrial landscapes and the wider environmental crisis.

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Mimi Plumb The White Sky

Mimi Plumb lecture at PhotoAlliance

PhotoAlliance lecture with with Mimi Plumb and Dennis Hearne, November 12th at San Francisco Art Institute Osher Lecture Hall.

Bay Area photographer Mimi Plumb has explored subjects ranging from her suburban Northern California roots to the United Farm Workers movement. This month Stanley Barker releases Plumb’s third book The Golden City, featuring her photographs of San Francisco from 1984 through 2020. A solo exhibition of work from her previous book, The White Sky, is currently on view at Robert Koch Gallery (October 4 – November 26, 2021).

Introductory speaker Dennis Hearne will be sharing a selection of photographs taken in North Beach, San Francisco, where he has lived since 1965.

Due to safety protocols, tickets to the in-person lecture are limited to 100. Please remember mask and proof of vaccination are required.

Armory Show 2021

Robert Koch Gallery at the Armory Show 2021

The Armory Show
Sept. 9 – 12  | Javits Center NYC | Booth 104


Matt Black American Geography

Matt Black exhibition opens at the Kunstfoyer, Munich

Matt Black’s American Geography exhibition continues Kunstfoyer’s series on documentary photographers, dedicated to life’s sociopolitical and social conditions. With his square, large-format, black-and-white photographs and overwhelming panoramic landscapes, Black shows us a country far from unlimited possibilities and an American society, largely characterized by poverty, lack of opportunities and political resignation.

On view July 15 through September 12 , 2021

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Mimi Plumb included in Museum of Fine Arts Boston exhibition

We are proud to announce that Mimi Plumb’s work is being included in the exhibition Personal and Political: Women Photographers, 1965-1985 at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston on view September 13, 2019 – November 28, 2021 as part of the museum’s larger initiative Women Take the Floor honoring women artists. Plumb’s work is featured alongside the work of Cindy Sherman, Annie Leibovitz, and Diane Arbus among others.

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Edward Burtynsky Anthropocene

Edward Burtynsky featured in the Financial Times, My green manifesto by Bill Gates

Edward Burtynsky featured in the Financial Times, <i>My green manifesto</i> by Bill Gates. The billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates offers four bold ideas to help business take on the climate crisis, featuring works by gallery artist Edward Burtynsky.

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Roger Ballen’s film Roger the Rat selected to screen at the Même Pas Peur: Festival International du Film Fantastique de la Réunion

Roger Ballen’s recent film Roger the Rat has been selected to screen at  the distinguished Même Pas Peur: Festival International du Film Fantastique de la Réunion. The 11th edition of the festival will be a live event at the Cinéma Henri Madoré in the city of Saint-Philippe, Réunion Island and will take place this February 17 – 22.

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Rebecca Norris Webb Night Calls

Rebecca Norris Webb featured in Urbanautica

Webb’s Night Calls exhibition was recently featured in the Urbanautica Journal of Visual Anthropology and Cultural Studies.

And this is what I find in these photographs: absolute simplicity. Not in all of course. For heaven’s sake, not all poems have the same weight. They should be read differently, and so are the images, especially if they are considered as a plot of a novel, as a whole. – Steve Bisson

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Edward Burtynsky donates his archives to Ryerson University

“The downtown university has just announced the first instalment of his multi-year donation to its photographic gallery and research facility. It features 142 photos from Burtynsky’s early career, created between 1976 and 1989. Subsequent annual donations, to span three to five years, will add more chronological works from his five-plus decades of visually documenting how […]

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Rebecca Norris Webb Night Calls

New monograph release | Rebecca Norris Webb: Night Calls

Publisher Radius Books has released Rebecca Norris Webb’s Night Calls monograph. Studying at the International Center of Photography in New York, Webb first came across W. Eugene Smith’s Country Doctor, his famous Life Magazine photo essay. Webb was immediately drawn to the subject of Smith’s essay, Dr. Ernest Ceriani, a Colorado country doctor who was just a few years older than her father

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Mimi Plumb The White Sky book

New monograph release | Mimi Plumb: The White Sky

UK publisher Stanley/Barker has released Mimi Plumb’s The White Sky monograph to raving reviews. In her early twenties, the American Photographer Mimi Plumb looked back to her Californian childhood to make a series of photographs about suburban youth. The resulting photographs collected in her new book The White Sky builds a world in which an […]

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Gallery artists Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb featured on Lensculture

Gallery artists Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb were featured on Lensculture, offering an inspiring look into the world of this husband and wife artist team.

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Robert Koch Gallery at The Armory Show 2020 | Pier 94, Booth 618

Among the earliest photographic images were photograms, cameraless photographs made by placing objects directly on the surface of a light-sensitized paper and exposing it to light.  In the early 20th century artists inspired by abstraction began exploring new ideas using photograms to create images that expressed a daring fresh way of seeing.  These experimental artists embraced the idea of chance and the photographic process’s alchemy.

From our gallery’s inception we have specialized in the avant-garde, from works by early groundbreaking practitioners in the first part of the 20th century to the present. Our booth at the Armory Show 2020 features early works from the 1930s as well as photograms by contemporary artists who carry forth the essence of experimental.

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Trent Davis Bailey

Interview: Trent Davis Bailey

Trent Davis Bailey received the Film Photo Award in the Spring of 2019. One year later, Linda Moses checks back in with him.

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