For over 30 years, Victor Schrager has been making highly esteemed still-life photographs. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world and is included in the collections of some of the most prestigious museums including the Museum of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston among many others. He has received Fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has done editorial assignments for Martha Stewart Living, House and Garden, Town and Country, and the New York Times Magazine. He has worked on four books with celebrated Heirloom gardener Amy Goldman, from which these prints are taken. All the subjects were grown in Rhinebeck, New York.
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Monia Antonioli is an Italian photographer based in London. While documenting challenging, and sometimes, shocking situations, she aims to capture the strength of those who fight their misfortune rather than surrender. Her work has been exhibited internationally and published in brochures and advertising material.
Her independent project “Kenya Indoors” has been exhibited in London and is currently being displayed in Italy.
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Beken of Cowes
Alfred Edward Beken, originally from Canterbury in Kent, moved to the Isle of Wight in 1888 with his son Frank and purchased an existing pharmacy situated in the small port of Cowes, famous for its international Sailing Regatta. Frank was so impressed by the sight of yachts sailing past his bedroom window that he decided to capture these images on film. However, the cameras available at the time were not suited to the rough seas encountered, so Frank designed and had built a new style of camera. It was in fact a forerunner to the later twin-lens cameras. It was his bedroom window that also provided the light source for his ‘daylight powered enlarger’, which enabled him to make saleable prints from his negatives, which he sold through The Beken Pharmacy.
In 1930, his son Keith who had skippered an Air Sea Rescue boat during WW11 joined Frank in the business. Keith photographed the famous J-Class, started the colour photography in the 1950s and later took his cameras to various sailing regattas in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. Frank died in 1970 and it was decided that the pharmacy should be sold and the photography side of the business should stand alone. Keith’s son Kenneth joined Keith and a new company called “Beken of Cowes” was established, exclusively photographing afloat and selling the marine photographs that have made the Beken name famous throughout the sailing scene.In the mid 1990s Keith retired from photography afloat after taking the famous photograph of the “Silk 11” pitch-pole incident. In 1992, Peter Mumford joined the company and in 2001 he steered the company through its recent switch to digital photography, a decision only made once digital quality could exceed results from film-based cameras.
Kenneth & Peter operate from two identical 40 knot Boston Whalers, adding approximately 50,000 new images to the Archive throughout the year. The Beken of Cowes Marine Photography Gallery is popular with yachtsmen from all over the World who come to see the classic historical photographs as well as the colour images taken of today’s racing and cruising craft.
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Jacques Lowe is an internationally renowned photographer and photo journalist who is best known for his portraiture of the leading personalities of our time, nationally and internationally, in politics, business, and the entertainment world. His work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Elysée Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland, the European Center of Photography in Paris, the Kennedy Library Museum in Boston, the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, Texas, as well as in hundreds of private and institutional collections. Unfortunately, all of his negatives were destroyed in the World Trade Center on 9/11. Only the existing prints remain.
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Graeme Montgomery has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading photographers of luxury fashion items. He is known for his lighting skills and his graphic modern style. Born in England, he splits his time between London, New York and Paris. His personal work includes “Mysore Style” a book about Ashtanga yoga, its guru Sri K Pattabhi Jois and his students many of whom are the worlds leading practitioners and teachers. Other books include Les Femme Fatales, Dual and Triptych. He is working on a book of “Real Life” nudes – shooting 100 people who have replied to an advertisement in Time Out.
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Elizabeth Stewart is a Southern naturalist and landscape artist. She now spends her time living and painting in Mississippi and the Hudson River Valley, where she finds inspiration from the landscapes that both regions have to offer. She has been exhibiting in art galleries for over twenty years.
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Wall & Rah Productions – Espedito Peluso
Espedito Peluso began recording every day life in Southern Italy where he was born. He was fascinated by the contrast between the beauty of the places around him and the roughness of every day life. In his work he captures the “story of the moment”. A part time summer resident of Dutchess County, he also splits his time between Naples and London.
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