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'The Image Gallery Redux: 1959-1962' on exhibit in NYC

John Cohen, Family on Front Porch, Hazard, KY, 1959 -- Gelatin silver print, printed c.1959, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches -- Courtesy L. Parker Stephenson Photographs, New York

Revisiting the first photography gallery: 'The Image Gallery Redux: 1959-1962'

January 10, 2014

In 1959, a photographer named Larry Siegel opened a gallery dedicated exclusively to photography in a small storefront on East 10th Street in New York City. The Image Gallery, which remained open until 1962, showed the work of leading photographers including Rudy Burckhardt, Sid Grossman, Saul Leiter, Duane Michals, Charles Pratt, and Garry Winogrand, becoming one of the earliest models for exhibiting photography as an art form. Howard Greenberg Gallery will present The Image Gallery Redux: 1959-1962 from January 9 – February 15, 2014. The exhibition will feature the work of 22 photographers whose work was shown at that legendary gallery.

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