Chuck DeLaney

Chuck DeLaney  |  Apr 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Experts estimate that over one trillion photographs are taken each year. Only a tiny fraction of them rise to the level of greatness and far fewer merit being called “iconic.” To capture an extraordinary photograph all the necessary elements have to come together—at least for an instant—and the photographer has to be in just the right place to record it.

Chuck DeLaney  |  Aug 04, 2015  |  0 comments

Herb Ritts (1952-2002) began his career in the late 1970s, when photographers helped ignite the modern celebrity cult. The stars shone so brightly, the media coverage was widespread, and the public’s appetite was so great that the photographers were themselves illuminated by the glow from their subjects.

Chuck DeLaney  |  Jan 06, 2015  |  0 comments

American photographer Minor White (1908 – 1976) played several significant roles during the decades in the last century when photography established itself as a museum-worthy art form. In the history of photography he is, without question, an important figure, although there remains great debate as to the true measure of his stature and influence as a photographer.

Chuck DeLaney  |  Jul 15, 2014  |  First Published: Jun 01, 2014  |  0 comments

A comprehensive retrospective of photographs by Garry Winogrand (1928 - 1984) made its debut last year at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and will be on view at Washington’s National Gallery of Art (March 2 - June 8) and New York’s Metropolitan Museum (June 27 - September 21). The show then travels to Paris and Madrid. It includes pictures that became well known during Winogrand’s lifetime and others that he himself never even viewed. See it if you can because it raises provocative questions for every photographer and, as the show wends its way, gives critics an opportunity to rethink his career.

Chuck DeLaney  |  May 30, 2014  |  First Published: Apr 01, 2014  |  0 comments

Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris, on view at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art through May 4, 2014, features nearly 100 photographs and marks the first American retrospective of this Parisian-born (1813-1879) member of photography’s very first generation. Marville’s photographs are remarkable as images and also provide invaluable documentation of the transformation of Paris from a medieval city to the world capital we know today. The show is highly recommended for photographers, students of history, and everyone who loves the “City of Light.”