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Staley-Wise Gallery

100 Crosby St, Suite 35, New York
212-966-6223
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Staley-Wise, Magnum Photos: Women Seeing Women
Jun 20-Sep 30
STALEY-WISE and MAGNUM PHOTOS An exhibition celebrating women photographers June 20 August 31, 2017 Staley-Wise Gallery presents an exhibition celebrating women photographers from the fields of documentary and fashion photography. Twelve photographers from the legendary cooperative Magnum Photos are engaged in a visual and thematic dialogue with fifteen photographers working in editorial and advertising photography. Photographing and moving in different spheres, they are recording and interacting with women in the larger world to highlight subjects such as war, childhood, religion, sexuality and style while celebrating the complexity of the female experience. Photographers included: Eve Arnold / Olivia Arthur / Lillian Bassman / Louise Dahl-Wolfe / Bieke Depoorter / Carolyn Drake / Martine Franck / Toni Frissell / Sheva Fruitman / Isabella Ginanneschi / Pamela Hanson / Ruth Harriet Louise / Diana Markosian / Susan Meiselas / Sheila Metzner / Inge Morath / Genevieve Naylor / Priscilla Rattazzi / Cristina Garcia Rodero / Alessandra Sanguinetti / Marilyn Silverstone / Newsha Tavakolian / Deborah Turbeville / Ellen von Unwerth / Erica Lennard / Rose Hartman / Ruth Orkin I feel there is something unexplored about women that only a woman can explore. Georgia OKeeffe, 1925 ABOUT MAGNUM PHOTOS Magnum Photos is an artists cooperative of great diversity and distinction, owned by its photographer members. Magnum Photos represents some of the worlds most renowned photographers, maintaining its founding ideals and idiosyncratic mix of journalist, artist and storyteller. Magnum Photos 70th Anniversary will be celebrated with a global program of events throughout 2017, including an official anniversary exhibition and book Magnum Manifesto published by Thames & Hudson. Visit www.magnumphotos.com/magnum-photos-70 or to follow our celebrations, search MagnumPhotos70. ABOUT STALEY-WISE GALLERY Established in 1981 in Soho, Staley-Wise Gallery opened with an exhibition of Horst photographs and continues to show the work of masters of fashion and portrait photography.


Sheila Metzner: From Life
Oct 19-Jan 20
Sheila Metzners photographs are unmistakable totally original and unique. In her fashion photographs and portraits, she creates an atmosphere of extreme elegance and refinement and at the same time they are sensual and romantic. Objects, whether an Art Deco vase or metal sculpture, are imbued with character and beauty. Also memorable is her use of color rich, deep and sumptuous. Every photograph tells a story of personal involvement and deeply felt emotion. Sheila Metzner was born in Brooklyn and attended Pratt Institute on a scholarship. Her first job was in advertising for CBS and she then became the first female art director for the advertising agency Doyle Dane Bernbach. She married art director Jeffrey Metzner in 1968 and amazingly embarked on a career as a photographer while raising a family that eventually grew to five children. As her career progressed, the advertising clients, Vogue pages, exhibitions, book contracts, awards and recognition poured in. With this exhibition and this months release of her new book From Life Rizzoli, we see a life lived to the fullest professionally and personally.