American Vogue, Monte Carlo, 1998
© 2000 Helmut Newton Helmut Newton Show at ICP
Helmut Newton, a fashion photographer who has changed the genre's style by conjuring fashion's dark side, is the focus of a new show at the International Center of Photography in Manhattan.
The retrospective exhibition, Helmut Newton: Work, contains approximately 200 images, showing the full range of Newton's work from 1960 to 2000. The show runs from September 28 through December 30, 2001. ICP is the only U.S. venue for the exhibition, which includes examples of the photographer's fashion images, portraiture, nudes, and montages, many of which have never been published or exhibited before.
For more information, log on to www.icp.org.
"Ritz Interactive" Is New Name for E-Tailer
The parent company responsible for the creation, marketing, and management of such e-commerce sites as RitzCamera.com and BoatersWorld.com, has changed its name. Now called Ritz Interactive Inc., the Web network, formerly known as phobo.com, Inc., was renamed to reflect the contribution of RitzCamera.com and the Ritz group of companies to its success, company officials said.
"While the scope of phobo.com to date has encompassed far more than photography, we believe the Ritz Interactive name better represents our company's origins, as well as our strong commitment to serving the customer," said Fred H. Lerner, president and CEO of Ritz Interactive, Inc.
According to Lerner, Ritz Interactive, Inc. will continue to build and expand the array of websites, products, and services currently offered, while maintaining the traditions of Ritz Camera Centers. There are currently nearly 100 Ritz Camera retail locations nationwide.
In addition to its alliance with the Ritz group of companies, Ritz Interactive, Inc. has a marketing partnership with America Online that makes the network's various sites available across several AOL brands and shopping channels. Ritz Interactive, Inc. also has marketing relationships with Yahoo! and MSN.
Human Iris by Kevin Langton Science & Photography Converge at RIT Exhibition
An international exhibition featuring fantastic images from the world of science will be on display at the Rochester Institute of Technology this fall. Entitled "Images from Science," the show will feature photographs submitted from around the world in various scientific disciplines including biology, engineering, geology, medicine, oceanography, and physics. The exhibition is being put together by Michael Peres and Andrew Davidhazy, professors from RIT's School of Photographic Arts and Sciences.
For more information, visit http://images.rit.edu.
by Mark Riboud Leica Celebrates Riboud and Pellegrin
Leica Camera will mark the season opening of the Leica Gallery in New York City by honoring two accomplished photographers.
Marc Riboud, who has traversed Asia and the Far East since the '50s, is receiving the Leica Lifetime Achievement Award, Leica's most prestigious honor. Award-winning photographer Paolo Pellegrin receives the Leica Medal of Excellence for his work as a distinguished photojournalist. Their work will be at the Gallery through September 29. For details, visit www.leica-camera.com/usa.
Dee Dee's Disco, Shanghai from "East Wind, West Wind," 1997-2000 Van Manen at Museum of Contemporary Photography
The work of acclaimed contemporary photographer Bertien van Manen (The Netherlands, born 1942) is on view at The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago, through October 13, 2001. The exhibition features three bodies of work by Van Manen: "A Hundred Summers, A Hundred Winters," "East Wind, West Wind," and "Men." Inspired by the work of Robert Frank, Van Manen has made it her practice to inhabit the culture she is documenting and, when possible, live the lives of the people she photographs. Photos in "A Hundred Summers, A Hundred Winters" were made in the former Soviet Union over a four-year period beginning in 1990. "East Wind, West Wind" contains photos made since 1998 in China. "Men" is comprised of portraits of four men (father, husband, lover, and son) central to the artist's life. For more info, visit www.mocp.org.