dinsdag 12 april 2011

the Photo Diary of John Morris & the Photobooks of the Rijksmuseum and Mirelle Thijsen Auctions Photography

The Photo Diary of John G. Morris Auction
The Photo Diary of John G. Morris
The Photo Diary of John G. Morris
Event Name: 
 The Photo Diary of John G. Morris Auction
Event Date and Time: 
 30 April 2011 - 3:15pm - 6:00pm
Event Location: 
 15 avenue Montaigne
Event City: 
The 225 photographic prints for the sale will be exhibited for three days at Drouot Montaigne, 15 avenue Montaigne on Thursday and Friday 28-29 April from 11 to 6 p.m. and Saturday 30 April from 10 to 1 p.m. The exhibition is open to the public and a fully illustrated paper catalogue will be available for 30 euros.
In our visual age, photo editors have silently written history behind the scenes. John G. Morris has participated in the greatest photographic chapters of the 20th century. Perhaps best known as Robert Capa’s picture editor for Life magazine on D-Day, Morris’s impact on the lexicon of contemporary visual history spans nearly seventy-five years. While at the Ladies’ Home Journal, he conceived of the series, People are People: The World Over, changing the way America viewed the world and inspiring Edward Steichen’s blockbuster Family of Man 1955 exhibition. As the first Executive Editor of Magnum Photos, Morris played a key role in establishing many standards of practice in photojournalism, from story boarding to distribution. At The Washington Post, he balanced images inside the White House with coverage of the conflict in Vietnam. As picture editor for The New York Times he chose the first images of the moon landing published in color. Morris moved to Paris in 1983 where he worked for nearly a decade as correspondent and editor for National Geographic Magazine. In May 2010, John G. Morris was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by The International Center of Photography.
Highlights of the sale include rare vintage works by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, David Seymour, Elliott Erwitt, Robert Frank, Toni Frissell, Frank Horvat, Dorothea Lange and many award winning press photographs.
The photographs in this memorable auction are both personal gifts from the artists to John and creative working prints completing the visual diary of John G. Morris. The verso of each print in this collection is inscribed by hand to share the stories behind the images and celebrate the enduring friendships with the photographers themselves.
Auction inquiries, online catalogue and information: www.photoceros.com
John's Party 27 April at 6:15 p.m., 15 avenue Montaigne, Paris

This film tells the story of John G. Morris - the most influential photo editor of the 20th century - the era when photo editors chose the images that defined war, politics, culture - the life and times of generations.

SALZMANN, Auguste (1824-1872) 
Jérusalem. Étude et reproduction photographique des monuments de la ville sainte depuis l'époque judaïque jusqu'à nos jours. Avec 40 photographies originales. Paris: Gide et J. Baudry, 1856. In-folio (43 x 31 cm) 40 photographies originales (chacune 16 x 22 cm), tirées sur papier salé. Imprimées par Blanquart-Everard à Lille.

Auguste Salzmann (1824-1872)

Auguste Salzmann was born in Ribeauville in the French Alsace. Apart from painting landscapes and religious scenes, Salzmann was also a photographer and archaeologist. He had become fascinated with the Middle East at an early age. Having travelled in Algeria, he was present in Egypt at the time of the great discoveries of the Egyptologist Auguste Mariette around 1850. Salzmann photographed in the Middle East for scientific study, although his pictures were also praised for their artistic quality. 'Jérusalem', his photo album of the Holy City, formed the culmination of his work. Auguste Salzmann died in Paris in 1872

Mardi 03 mai à 14h00

Drouot Richelieu - Salle 16

Livres de photographies Rijksmuseum & Mirelle Thijsen 

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