Photography: Yesterday and Today


    Seven North Art, agent, dealer, publisher and gallery, has had a long history of representing photographers since the company was formed in 1981. In a New York Times article this morning,by Arthur Lubow, the article announced two exciting exhibits in Philadelphia and NYC on the dawn of photography.

   When photography originated in the mid 1800’s, most painters feared that the invention would end up eliminating their jobs. The Exhibition ‘From Today Painting is Dead:Early Photography in Britain and France’ currently in Philadelphia until May 12th at the Barnes Foundation, focuses on early photography varying from landscape to still life and features works by over 200 photographers.

   If you are in the Big Apple, be sure to check out ‘Lacock Abbey: Birthplace of Photography on Paper’ exhibit at Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs in Manhattan. The Manhattan exhibit, open until May 10, focuses on the work of William Henry Fox Talbot.  Talbot used a transparent salted paper that was sensitive to light to reproduce his prints, which lead him to be one of the founders of photography as we know it today.

  Seven North Art has great photography including works by famous photographers Ansel Adams, and James Valentine.


James Valentine, one of the photographers Seven North Art represents, will be in town Monday to do a shoot.                                                                                                                                                     

James Valentine will be discussing with us his techniques, his cameras, and his inspiration.

Valentine is the artist of eleven nature photography books. He has journeyed deep into overgrown forests, isolated marshlands and pristine seashores with his exquisite eye and large format camera to develop photography that has been used by conservationists to both preserve the everglades and celebrate him.  To see more of James work, click here.

Information for this article was taken from The New York Times Article: 'A Barnes Foundation Show Illuminates the Dawn Of Photography' 

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