Darkroom origins, double weight paper and continuous tone make B&W fiber prints a favorite medium among fine art photographers. Meanwhile, the classic appeal of black and white removes the element of time, replacing it with an emphasis on the imagery. Take a look at B&W fiber prints honoring two photo legends:
Celebrating Bill Cunningham at the New-York Historical Society Bill Cunningham was a quintessential New Yorker, beloved by many. He is most widely known for his fashion and society photographs shot for the “On the Street” column in the New York Times, where he worked for nearly 40 years as a photographer and journalist. In the New-York Historical Society’s “Celebrating Bill Cunningham” exhibition, Cunningham’s honorary street sign, as well as numerous other objects, personal correspondence, ephemera, and photographs, offered insight into his rich creative life and treasured friendships. Read more.
Henri Cartier-Bresson, “The Decisive Moment,” at International Center of Photography The work of legendary photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson is recognized worldwide for its association with a particular style – the decisive moment. However, the term came out of the translation of his iconic book, “Images à la Sauvette,” first published in French. Although the English version of the book ended up being titled, “The Decisive Moment,” the direct translation of the French title, “images on the run,” may be a more accurate description (or at least an equally potent one) of the images within the book.
The exhibition, “Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment,” at the International Center of Photography (ICP) explored the content of Cartier-Bresson’s book and its celebrated history as one of the most influential examples of photography in narrative form. Read more.
Why B&W Fiber Prints? A picture is worth a thousand words, but we’ve also got plenty of explanation as to why silver gelatin prints in black and white are beneficial for any photographer. Read about the three allures ofB&W fiber prints.