Mid-Century American at Keith de Lellis Gallery

 

 

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Harold Feinstein, Untitled (Coney Island), c. 1957. Image courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery

Norman Hall and The Photography Year Book celebrated established and emerging photographers from 1954 to 1963. The exhibition, Mid-Century American: Vintage Photographs From the International Photography Year Book, at Keith de Lellis Gallery, features images from Hall’s collection.

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Paul Caponigro, Fish Market, c. 1960. Image courtesy of Keith de Lellis Gallery

As the Picture Editor for The Times, Hall chose photographers and their photographs for their ability to “record the truth,” with a focus on human interest. The images range from fashion shoot outtakes to LIFE magazine assignments and are a true glimpse into the mid-century mindset of America during those years. In Hall’s own words, “….it can be said with some certainty that the camera does not lie.”

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Bob Hollingworth, Open Air Art Show, Union Square, San Francisco, c. 1949. Image courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery

The exhibit will feature images from such well-known photographers as Harold Feinstein, Ansel Adams, Bob Hollingsworth, Paul Caponigro, Arthur Leipzig, Jules Aarons, Ruth Bernard, Marguerite Johnson, Arthur Rothstein, Leonard McCombe, Pirkle Jones, Walter Rosenblum, Louis Stettner, Don Worth, Peter Basch, John Bryson, Clemens Kalischer, Harold Zegart, Sanford H. Roth, Gerard Oppenheimer, and Martin D. Koehler.

Peter Basch, One of the young citizens of Salzburg keeps up with the news on market day, c. 1957. Image courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery

Mid-Century American: Vintage Photographs From the International Photography Year Book will be on view through June 15, 2018 at Keith de Lellis Gallery, 41 East 57th Street, Suite 703, NYC

Below ~ Image of Norman Hall, via academia.edu.

Norman Hall in the early 1970s in his office at The Times. Photo by Robert McFarland. Image via academia.edu.

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