Marianne Stokes (1855-1927)

Marianne Stokes
Polishing Pans, c. 1887

Marianne Stokes, born Marianne Preindlsberger in Austria, was already an accomplished painter before her marriage to Adrian Scott Stokes. She went on to build her reputation as a significant talent in Victorian England.

Her earlier paintings tend to focus on rustic subject matter and landscapes, but her later work displays the strong influence of the Pre-Raphaelites.

Marianne Stokes Angels
Angels Entertaining the Holy Child, 1893



Daido Moriyama (b. 1938)

Daido Hokkaido
Hokkaido, 1972-1978
Daido Tomei
Tomei Expressway – The Road that Divides People, 1969


Masahisa Fukase (1934-2012)

Solitude of Ravens Shibuya
Koen Dori, Shibuya, 1982
Masahisa Fukase Nayoro
Nayoro, 1976
Fukase Wakkanai
Wakkanai, 1977

Masahisa Fukase began the decade of work on The Solitude of Ravens (originally the photobook Karasu (Ravens) in Japan) after the dissolution of his marriage. Previously known for putting his wife at the center of his photography, his immersion in the environment and patterns of his native ravens resulted in a starkly beautiful, bleak and timeless collection of photographs.

Jakub Schikaneder (1855-1924)

Jakub Schikaneder
In the Evening on Hradcaňy, 1909-1913
Schikaneder Interior
By the Girl’s Bed, 1909-1910



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Jacob Aue Sobol (b. 1976)

Jacob Aue Sobol Siberia
Siberia, Russia, 2012
All photographs are from Sobol’s collection Arrivals and Departures.

Jacob Aue Sobol traveled from Moscow to Beijing on the Trans-Siberian during 2012-2014, making numerous stops in rural communities along the way. He photographed the landscape and people he encountered, but Arrivals and Departures is not a work of documentary photography. Intimate, personal, and starkly beautiful, it is a collection to be absorbed in its entirety. (Hint: Sobol’s site is a great place to start.)

Jacob Aue Sobol Moscow Twins
Moscow, 2012
Ulaanbattar, Mongolia, 2012


Anna Lea Merritt (1844-1930)

Anna Lea Merritt
War, 1883
Eve Anna Merritt
Eve, 1885


Helen Levitt (1913-2009)

Helen Levitt NYC
NYC, circa 1940
East River Helen Levitt
NYC, East River, circa 1945