Thursday, December 29, 2011

Isa Leshko Recent News and Accolades


Photographer Isa Leshko has had quite an exciting past couple of months and the John Cleary Gallery is pleased to share with you a “round-up” of sorts of the recent press regarding acclaim for her Elderly Animal series.


Moonie, Age 32


Today’s New York Times Health section featured an article entitled “What We Can Learn from Old Animals”, featuring an interview and collected photographs from the series.


Sassy, Chinese Crested Dog with Heart Disease


Isa is also the proud recipient of the Houston Center for Photography’s 2012 Fellowship award, which includes an exhibit from April 27 – June 16, 2012 at HCP.


Finn, Sheep (Age 12)



NPR recently did a story on Isa entitled “To Cope with Her Mother’s Illness, Photographer Focuses on Aging Animals”, which also features the below video created by Wally Films:


Elderly Animals: Photographs by Isa Leshko from Mark & Angela Walley on Vimeo.


Please note that as of January 15, 2010 the prices for all of Isa’s work will be increasing across the board.  For more information please visit our previous blog post on the matter here.

Congratulations, Isa!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor on NY Times Lens Blog


Last week photographic duo extraordinaire Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor were featured in separate articles on the New York Times Lens Blog!

“Jerry Uelsmann’s Analog Dreams” 

“Before Photoshop allowed image makers to bend reality to their will with a single keystroke there was Jerry Uelsmann. He created surreal images the hard way — not with digital shortcuts, but working in a darkroom with seven enlargers and multiple negatives.”                       ~James Estrin


Untitled (Ocean in Frame), 2003


“In Her Garden of Digital Delights”

“I use pretty minimal and simple features. I try not to get overwhelmed by the technical aspects of it. But as new features have allowed for higher quality images, that’s changed my work,. Things have become more intricate and layered and I’m braver about having many more layers in the images than I used to be. When I started out I didn’t think that I could do all of my work in Photoshop. I never really saw it as the ultimate answer to everything. But I now realize that there’s no other way I could do this kind of work. I couldn’t imagine myself using a camera and film anymore.” ~Maggie Taylor


The Experience


Both Uelsmann and Taylor are featured in our currently running Deck the Walls holiday exhibition (running through January 14). For more information about purchasing one of these alluring works, contact us here at the John Cleary Gallery!