EVENTS & PROGRAMMING

Upcoming

January 10 – 27, 2019
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METROPOLIS by ALAN SCHALLER
Leica Gallery Boston is proud to present “Metropolis” by Alan Schaller with an opening reception on January 10th from 6-9PM followed by a lively Artist Talk at the gallery on January 11th, 5-7pm to discuss his work in-depth. Schaller will also host a Leica Akademie Master Class entitled Black & White: A Workshop January 12 – 13. Alan Schaller is a London based photographer who specialises in black and white photography. His work is often abstract and incorporates surrealism, geometry, high contrast and the realities and diversities of human life. UK based publications who have featured his work include The Guardian, The Financial Times, Time Out and The Independent. His work has also been internationally published online and in print. Alan regularly has exhibitions, showing recently at the Saatchi Gallery, The Leica Gallery in London and The Edit Space in Milan. Brands he has worked with include Apple, Philips, Huawei Mobile, Union Coffee, Kew Gardens, Huntsman of Savile Row and London Fashion week. He is a brand ambassador for Leica Cameras. Schaller co-founded the Street Photography International Collective (SPi).

RSVP to the Opening Reception →

RSVP to the Artist Talk 

REGISTER for the Leica Akademie Master Class

 

Current
Rebels by Richard Young
November 15, 2018 – January 06, 2019
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Leica Gallery Boston is proud to present “Rebels” by Richard Young, on view from November 15, 2018 through January 06, 2019. “Rebels” by Richard Young at Leica Gallery Boston is an exhibition of punk rock photography featuring both famously classic and never-before-seen images selected from the Richard Young Gallery archive. Beyond The Sex Pistols, this exhibition features photographs from other punk and punk-influenced bands such as The Clash, X-Ray Spex, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Blondie and the Ramones, alongside other lesser known artists like Gaye Advert, even Adam and the Ants. These photographs capture a unique music scene in London in the 70s while also presenting the culture that emerged in reaction to punk.

Past Events

November 29th, 6-8pm
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Artist Talk with Charles Kronauer
Artist talk entitled “Light and Opportunity” by Charles Kronauer.
Kronauer’s photography spans several decades, with early influence from both Western classical art, and the leading photographers of 20th century.

“My passion for photography covers many genre and formats; I am an opportunist without a strict agenda. My success has partly been due to good tools, an open, active, visual sensibility, and a willingness to experiment and learn. Having a camera at the ready heightens my awareness of the environment—whether on a nature hike or the city streets—and the act of capturing beauty and light becomes its own reward.” Charles Kronauer

A Longer View  by D. Randall Blythe
September 13 – November 11, 2018
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Leica Gallery Boston is proud to present A Longer View by  D. Randall Blythe, from September 13 through November 11th, 2018. The exhibition features a selection of Blythe’s striking images of the environment and human’s intervention, capturing both the beauty and demise of our surroundings. Blythe’s images of resistance against the currently daunting scenario, give us a sliver of hope.

It is my hope that the intersection of these images of dissent, waste, and beauty will encourage each viewer to take “a longer view” and consider their impact on the environment— I am trying to do the same. Perhaps together we can begin to reject the devastating environmental shortsightedness that has been the hallmark of human expansion in the modern age.
– D. Randall Blythe

November 08, 2018 6-8pm
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Artist Talk
with Susan Flaherty
Susan Flaherty is a based Boston photographer who primarily focuses on black and white photography. The Boston Globe has described her images as, “a sprawling and sensational collection”. Her work seeks out composition first and foremost. It often incorporates geometry, shadow, high contrast, and nostalgia. Her training as an Interior Designer has heavily influenced her images. Raised on the South Shore of Massachusetts, Susan is strongly impacted by the history of Boston and New England. Her academic background includes undergraduate degrees in History and Art History with graduate studies from the Boston Architectural College and RISD. Susan manages the online gallery @igermass which highlights the state of Massachusetts through daily images.

November 01, 6-8pm
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Artist Talk with Juan Murray
Join us for a lively talk with Juan Murray, November 1st, 6pm to 8pm. Murray’s inspiration comes from walking the city to explore street scenes developing within the urban landscape of light, shadow and architecture. He has photographed cities around the world including Paris, Cuba, Colombia, Uruguay and Germany. But most of the time his backdrop is Boston or New York. Influenced by photographers such as Henri Cartier Bresson, Saul Leiter and Ray Metzker, he developed his skills and discovered his love for black and white photography.  “Penumbra” by Juan Murray is on view from October 04 through November 25, 2018 at the Leica Store Boston space.
Life’s choices are often obscured in uncertainty … yet there is always a hint of what’s true. Penumbra represents that space where clarity prevails yet the true and final answer may still be obscured. – Juan Murray

November 02, 4-6pm
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Book Signing with Mark de Paola
Recent Work was created over several years, a series of portraits, nudes, landscapes, and inanimate objects, that narrate de Paola’s memories, feelings and impressions of people, places and objects he has known. Carefully sequenced by de Paola himself, the series invites viewers to leave behind the everyday and journey with him… Provoking us to project meanings into it’s viscerally striking, blurred and saturated forms. De Paola’s desire to wield the lens as an extension of his own body is clear in the subtle way he escorts us through his cinematic world. Published by Alex Ramos Press
In collaboration with The Gallery at Leica Store San Francisco
Softcover 8×12 inches 48 pages Edition of 500, Printed by Brilliant Graphics in Exton, PA

October 04, 6-9pm
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Social Documentary Network‘s 10th Anniversary Boston
Leica Gallery Boston is proud to host the kick-off event for SDN’s 10th anniversary celebration by presenting an artist talk and reception with award-winning documentary photography and avid Leica user Ed Kashi.
Since 2008, the Boston-based Social Documentary Network (SDN) has been presenting and promoting documentary photography on global themes from its worldwide membership of over 2,000 photographers. In 2015, SDN began publishing ZEKE: The Magazine of Global Documentary. Please join us for a reception celebrating SDN’s 10th anniversary. SDN Advisory Committee Member and VII photographer Ed Kashi will speak about his work documenting issues around the world. Ed Kashi is a critically acclaimed, award-winning photojournalist, filmmaker, speaker, and educator who, for 40 years, has dedicated himself to documenting many of the social and geopolitical issues that define our times. A sensitive eye and an intimate relationship to his subjects are signatures of his work. A member of the VII Agency since 2010, Ed has been recognized for his complex imagery and its compelling rendering of the human condition. His books include Curse of the Black Gold: 50 Years of Oil in the Niger Delta, THREE, and Witness Number 8: Photojournalisms.
Prints of Ed Kashi’s work, printed by Digital Silver Imaging, will be on view and available for sale. Ed will also be signing copies of his books that will be on sale in the gallery.

 

September 27, 2018 5-7pm
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Info-Session PARIS PHOTO 2018 with J. Sybylla Smith

Leica Gallery Boston is pleased to host independent curator and educator, J. Sybylla Smith, a Paris Photo veteran, on an info
session of her guided experience of the world’s largest international photo fair. Explore Photography in Paris! November 7-9, 2018 Paris Photo features 150-plus galleries, 30-plus publishers, the Aperture/Paris Photo PhotoBook Awards, Prismes, the large-format section, Platforms, a speaker series, and 300-plus book-signings. PARIS PHOTO 2018 with J. Sybylla Smith November 7-9, 2018. Pre-Planning Sessions on September 25 and October 9, 2018.
(Please note those who join after the 27th will be personally caught up on the 1st planning session by J. Sybylla Smith)

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September 06, 2018

Artist Talk with Susan S. Bank & Constantine Manos
Thursday | 6-7pm

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Join us for an artist talk with our current exhibiting artist, Susan S. Bank & Magnum photographer Constantine Manos.
Cuba: Piercing the Darkness is a selection of an impressive lyrical photographic monograph of both the city and countryside of the mythical island of Cuba. Shot during the first decade of 21st century, working against obstacles from Cuba and the US, with her Leica camera, Bank documented raw and timeless moments, creating a poetic portrait of daily life of Cuban campesinos and Havana city dwellers.
Bank was taught by Mary Ellen Mark and Graciela Iturbide in Oaxaca Mexico 1997-98 and by Constantine Manos in Havana in 2000. We are honored to host both our exhibiting artist Susan S. Bank and her mentor Constantine Manos at this closing exhibition artist talk.

 

August 23, 2018
Artist Talk with Ben McCosh
Thursday  | 6-8pm

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Ben McCosh
is a street photographer who has captured life on the streets of Beijing, Tokyo, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and most predominantly his home town of Boston.  He has a passion for capturing the quirky nuances of everyday life on city streets, always unposed, and exclusively on 35mm film. With a minimal approach using his Leica M6 rangefinder, one lens, and a fresh pair of sneakers, McCosh remains as anonymous as possible while capturing images with a philosophy he calls ‘Leave No Trace’ photography.  Recently, Ben has self-published a quarterly photography magazine of his Boston street photography work called ‘Fixer.’ He believes strongly in showcasing work beyond digital formats and building the community of local photographers.

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Cuba: Piercing The Darkness by Susan S. Bank
Thursday, July 12th   | ARTIST TALK  6 – 7pm  | RECEPTION  7 – 9pm

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Tobacco Birdman © Susan S. Bank

Leica Gallery Boston is pleased to present their newest exhibition, Cuba: Piercing in the Darkness by Susan S. Bank, with an opening event Thursday July 12th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Join us as we explore the exhibition on view with an in-depth presentation hosted by Curator & Manager of the Leica Gallery Boston, Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez, followed by a delicately catered reception.

*Please note a change in the programming: Susan S. Bank will not be in attendance to the reception due to an unforeseen schedule adjustment. ARTIST TALK SEPTEMBER 6TH 2018, 6-7PM.

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July 31, 2018
Artist Talk with Máximo Rafael Colón
Tuesday |  6 – 8pm

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Máximo Rafael Colón is an avid analog Leica documentary photographer, with an extensive  body of work spanning over four decades.  His concerns for social justice are widely express in his photographs, while they also encompasses a wide range of interests, such as; cultural expressions, music, and bringing to light the commonality of the human condition. A number of his photographs form part of the archives at CUNY Hunter College, and of the permanent collection at the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Colón’s work was prominently featured in the large-scale, multi venue exhibition, ¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, El Museo del Barrio, and The Loisaida Center in Manhattan.

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The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma  by Maggie Steber
ON VIEW  May 03 – July 8, 2018

Leica Gallery Boston is proud to present The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma, a provocative photographic sequence, by artist Maggie Steber. Steber a 2017 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, was awarded this prestigious grant for The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma, an ongoing series that embodies Steber’s subconscious captured by her alter-ego, Lily LaPalma. The stunning color photographs, reveal the depth and mystery that lies beyond the artist’s psyche, while creating an irresistible allure. The series also reflects countless influences from Steber’s life, dating back to her childhood. The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma represents a complete reinvention for Steber, a striking departure from their extensive documentary photography body of work. The opening reception will be held on May 17 from 6pm to 9pm, followed by an Artist Talk on May 18 from 5pm to 7pm.  Maggie Steber will also host a Leica Akademie two day intensive workshop, May 19 & 20, 2018 entitled, Portraits That Tell Stories.
The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma: The Sacred Heart, 2017The Secret Garden of Lily LaPalma is a series of photographs made in the shadows of a dark side of me that I have, as of late, begun to re-explore. Without meaning to make them so, these photographs reveal my fears and private memories, all the things that are wrapped up, not always so neatly, in someone’s life.” Maggie Steber

RECEPTION  Thursday, May 17, 2018, 6-9pm RSVP
ARTIST TALK  Friday, March 18, 5-7pm RSVP
LEICA AKADEMIE WORKSHOP Portraits that tell Stories
Saturday & Sunday, May 19 & 20  REGISTER

ON VIEW  May 03 – July 8, 2018

 

Past
The Myth of Men
 by Ahmet Polat 

ON VIEW  March 01 – April 29, 2018
Leica Gallery Boston in collaboration with Leica Gallery Istanbul is proud to present, for the first time in North America, THE MYTH OF MEN by Ahmet Polat from March 01 through April 29th 2018. The opening reception is on March 1st, from 6pm to 9pm, followed by an Artist Talk on March 2nd from 5pm to 7pm with panelist Maggie Cavallo and Anthony Palocci Jr, co-directors of Castledrone, moderated by Leica Gallery Boston Curator, Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez. .

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This exhibition is part of an ongoing theatre, film and photographic collaboration between Ahmet Polat, Lucas de Man (theatre, storyteller) and Rashif EL Kaoui (radio, actor). “The Myth of Men” exhibition premiered at Leica Gallery Istanbul during the Istanbul Biennial in 2017, and simultaneously began its theatre production at Zuidplein Theatre in Rotterdam, currently on tour throughout the Netherlands and Belgium.

“The topic of “men” is not the first myth Ahmet Polat has aimed to shake up. His dual identity allows for him to be suspicious of accepted truths yet gives him a birds eye view of the communities he is in. Polat experiences and anticipates the outcomes of injustices, and instead of focusing on the results of preconceived notions, he looks beyond and into their historical backgrounds.”   Yasemin Elci, Curator and Gallery Manager at Leica Gallery Istanbul

 


LEICA OSKAR BARNACK AWARD 2018

Applications due April 5th !
Calling all photographers! Celebrate the iconic history of Leica in our 38th annual Leica Oskar Barnack Award photo contest. Winners will be honored the Oskar Barnack Award or Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award, plus up to €25,000, Leica M-system, M-lens & more. Submissions are not limited to photos taken with Leica cameras. To enter, submit a visual story of 10-12 images that encapsulates the interaction between man and the environment with a creative, contemporary visual style.

 

Reality-Deconstructed by MICHAEL BENARI
January 04 – February 25, 2018

RECEPTION January 18, 6-9pm  RSVP
ARTIST TALK  February 01, 5-7pm  RSVP

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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, 2014 © Michael Benari

“Reality-Deconstructed”, by Michael Benari.  The Boston / New York based artist, examines the urban landscape through the use of abstract photographic visual language.   Benari, who shot the photographs exclusively with his Leica M6, utilizing black and white film, used the landscape to create his own ocular vocabulary. Reality-Deconstructed surveys nature and architecture through a selection of Benari’s projects, including: “Guggenheim Museum Bilbao”, “Nature Abstracted” and “Holocaust Memorial Berlin”.   He aims to use these visual elements in ways that surprise, and at times, provoke, so as to invite the viewer into new realms.   Benari’s work questions what we assume to know and his use of abstraction further challenges our understanding of what defines photography.

It’s been said that all reality is ultimately abstract, meaning that our shared perception is ultimately filtered by our own, personal, yet still, universal experience as living, conscious beings. —– Michael Benari 2017

Michael Benari is a Boston / New York based artist working in black and white, film and digital. His educational training is in science and medicine but ten years ago he decided to commit fully to art and photography. Essentially self-taught, he has drawn inspiration from the lives and works of Minor White, Aaron Siskind, Callum Innes, Richard Serra and many others.

Benari has had several individual and group exhibitions, in Boston, New York and Tel Aviv. He has also published four books covering several completed projects including SHOAH and most recently GREY published the spring of 2017. The exhibition will be on view January 04 – February 25, 2018 with an opening reception January 18, 6-9pm, and an artist talk and book signing, February 1st, 5-7pm.

 


 Jazz Festival by Jim Marshall
On view: November 02 – December 31, 2017

Jim Marshall (1936-2010) has been called the most celebrated and prolific photographer of the twentieth century. During the extraordinary rise of popular culture and counterculture in the 1960s, Marshall seemed to be everywhere that mattered. His images of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, Brian Jones and Johnny Cash, amongst many more, are woven into the lore of the era. Because Jim lived life alongside his subjects and never betrayed their trust, he was granted second-to-none access. Jim Marshall and Leica Camera are synonymous. Jim used his beloved Leica cameras up until his death in 2010.

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Herbie Hancock 1963 Monterey Jazz Festival © Jim Marshall

Jazz Festival will debut at the Leica Gallery Boston on view November 02 – December 31, 2017. With a guest panel and book signing with Amelia Davis, Marshall’s assistant for 13 years and now the sole owner and operator of Marshall’s archive of photography, from 5-6pm followed by a reception from 6-9pm. The exhibit includes photographs from the book “Jim Marshall: Jazz Festival” published by Reel Art Press, and will feature historic artifacts from his life.

November 16, Talk & Reception 5-9PM:  RSVP

 


LEICA GALLERY BOSTON at the BOSTON ART BOOK FAIR
October 20 – 22, 2017
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Organized by Boston Center for the Arts and Bodega, the inaugural Boston Art Book Fair is an innovative and cutting edge event where international and local artists, thinkers, collectors, publishers and anyone drawn to the rich intersection of text and image convene to celebrate and trade print in all forms—including art books, zines, prints, catalogs and analog recordings.

Boston Art Book Fair brings together exhibitors and collectors for a full weekend of presentations and programming that facilitates progressive discourse and encourages publishers and patrons at all levels to embrace print as a celebration of the cultural vanguard.

*Book signing Sunday October 22, 1-2pm with Artist Michael Benari.


Quotidian by Alaine Laboile
August 31 – October 29, 2017

The Leica Gallery Boston is proud to unveil, for the first time in New England, Alain Laboile’s Quotidian from August 31st through October 29th. The opening reception is September 21st, from 6pm – 9pm, followed by an Artist Talk on September 22nd from 5pm – 7pm. Alain Laboile will also be host a Leica Akademie Workshop on September 23rd, from 10am – 6pm.
Quotidian, the word for “daily,” captures just that through a series of photographs by the artist. It is a testimony to Laboile’s life with his family in the French countryside, showing what he calls “intemporality,” or timelessness, and the universality of childhood. A sculptor by training, Laboile began his journey with photography in order to document his creations. As he became accustomed to photography, he turned the camera around and began capturing his own life and family. The free-spirited and carefree nature of his children became the primary theme of his artwork. “Though my work is deeply personal, it is also accessible, addressing human nature and allowing viewers to enter my world and reflect on their own childhoods,” says Laboile.

RECEPTION September 21, 6-9PM  RSVP
ARTIST TALK September 22, 5-7PM  RSVP
AKADEMIE  September 23, 10AM – 6PM  REGISTER


Magical Ambiguities with Susan S. Bank
Book Presentation & Panel

Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 6PM – 8PM
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Rural and urban Cuba are revealed through the lyrical images of artist and photographer Susan S. Bank. Bank will present her books, “Cuba: Campo Adentro” and “Piercing the Darkness”, followed by a lively conversation with the artist herself, Liz Munsell, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art & Special Initiatives at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Iaritza Menjivar, artist and documentary photographer, moderated by Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez, Curator at Leica Gallery Boston.

Leica Gallery Artist Talk with EJ Camp

Thursday, May 4th  | 4pm – 5pm

Join us for a lively and insightful conversation with our exhibiting artist, EJ Camp. Her unique photographs were shot exclusively with the medium format Leica S camera. Her favorite subjects, The North and South Forks of Long Island, have some of the most beautiful coastlines in North America, making Camp’s quest for unique images inexhaustible. Stemming from a career in capturing light and emotion in her portraits, Camp has developed an interest for the way light reflects off the changing surface of the ocean.

Leica Gallery Opening with EJ Camp

Thursday, May 4th  | 6pm – 9pm

Join us and experience EJ Camp’s ravishing and alluring photographs of some of the most beautiful coastlines off Long Island, exclusively taken with her medium format digital Leica S.

“What inspires me in my portrait work is love and respect for people. I want to capture a feeling that takes me further into that person. Similarly, I love the sea. It changes moment to moment and I never tire of its fusion of light, movement and complexity. The sea is like a face; it has many expressions. Both genres are about catching the moment.” -EJ Camp


Leica Akademie : Photography Wide Open with Mark de Paola

Saturday, November  | 10am – 5pm

For the first time, on the east coast, fine art photographer and director Mark de Paola presents an exclusive one day workshop at Leica Store Boston Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 10 am – 5 pm.

Focused on “Photography Wide Open”, this seven hour, shooting intensive, workshop is designed for creative photographers interested in stretching their imagination and expanding the traditional definition of portraiture.

For over 40 years Mark has used Leica cameras and lenses, especially the 50mm Noctilux, to deliver projects for clients ranging from Vogue and Gucci to Superbowl commercials and fine art photographic exhibitions.

His first hand experience and wealth of still and motion imagery will provide a foundation for the class and serve as a point of inspiration during an afternoon of in depth discussions and practical exercises.

Topics covered include:

  • Historical overview of Leica glass and evolution.
  • Impact of lens choice on the creative process.
  • Maximizing your use of Leica lenses.
  • Working with natural light indoors and on-location.
  • Techniques for working at minimum focusing distance.
  • Capturing motion in a still image.
  • Understanding the collaboration between photographer and model.

After a morning of lectures the class will break up into small groups to work with models on location both at the Leica Gallery and at selected outdoor locations. The sessions will conclude with a brief review of work from the day.

Owning a Leica is not required for this event. We will have a selection of both M and the newest Leica SL available for you to use.

Don’t miss your chance to discover how Mark came to find his own visual aesthetic and experience for yourself the process that allows him to dance on the threshold of exposure and minimum focus distances.

This program is scheduled to coincide with the opening of Mark’s “60 Seconds” exhibition at the Leica Gallery Boston.

Price: $249

Artist Talk: Renowned Magnum Photographer Constantine Manos

Friday, September 16 | 6:30PM-8:00PM

Join us for a special artist talk with Leica Gallery Boston Featured Artist Constantine Manos. Get a behind-the-scenes perspective of his “Looking Back” exhibit as the long time Bostonian shares stories and slides from his illustrious photographic career. The talk will conclude with a special Q&A session and book signing. Books will include out-of-print collectibles that will be available for sale at the event.

Price: Complimentary

Celebrate Photography
Leica Gallery Boston was designed to celebrate the works of both experienced and up-and-coming photographers alike. Our exhibits are carefully curated and showcased in a manner designed to inspire our guests.

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