28 Jan 2011 - 26 Mar 2011

Fifty One Fine Art Photography is pleased to announce the new group show called “Water”.

Unlike the fluid form of water, this exhibition presents a range of motionless images, frozen in time. By bringing together diverse photographic approaches Fifty One Fine Art Photography exposes an intriguing selection of images contemplating the physical and metaphysical properties of water.

On first sight, water seems a banal theme. Not so, and contributors to the exhibition take very different perspectives. The still waterscapes of Masao Yamamoto contrast starkly with the gushing waterfalls of Simon Chaput. Martin Munkasci combines materiality and poetry, whereas Deanna Templeton – best known for her critical street portraits dealing with identity – here depicts anonymous naked bodies, floating away like some many drops of water.

Friederike Von Rauch creates images of Iceland that deserve to be described as Sublime. Christopher Thomas specializes in long exposures with black and white film. The end results depict tensions between water and man-made structures. Bart Michiels explores the placidity of water and turbulence in times of war.

First time shown in Europe is American surfphotographer LeRoy Grannis (1917-2011). Living a beachfront childhood in California, in his late twenties he began to venture into photography of his habitat. In the 1960’s he enjoys a reputation that led The New York Times to dub him “The Godfather of Surfphotography”.

In multiple ways, the artists presented capture the poetic decisive moment, fluctuating between the sublime and beautiful.

Artist on show: Masao Yamamoto, LeRoy Grannis, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Elinor Carucci, Friederike von Rauch, Emile Savitry, Katy Grannan, Peter Granser, Bart Michiels, Martin Munkasci, Simon Chaput, Elger Esser, Masahisa Fukase, Kate Schermerhorn, Deanna Templeton, Christopher Thomas, Saul Leiter, Martine Franck and Garry Winogrand.

Fifty One Fine Art Photography kindly invite you to the to show with the opening on Thursday the 27th of January 2011 from 6pm – 9pm.

With the support of OGO Oxygen water.


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