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.

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


Helen Levitt (1913-2009)

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


Ferenc Berko (1916-2000)

Ferenc Berko Nude
Paris, 1937
Ferenc Berko Chicago
Fire Escape, Chicago, 1947


Deborah Turbeville (1932-2013)

Turbeville photo
Women in the Woods, Normandy, VOGUE Italia, 1978
Comme des Garçons, Passage Vivienne, Paris, 1980
D Turbeville
Rosima in Comme des Garçons at Vaux le Vicomte, for Parco, France, 1985
Archival Pigment Print

From Staley-Wise Gallery’s 2017 exhibition featuring Deborah Turbeville’s photographs from the Comme des Garçons and Women in the Woods projects.

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1909-2004)

Ile de la Cité, Paris, 1952
Hyde Park, London, 1937
Liverpool, England, 1962


Grete Stern (1904-1999)

Stern Dream No. 1
From Sueños series (Dreams) Dream No. 1: Electrical Appliances for the Home, 1948

Grete Stern was born in Germany but left in 1933, eventually settling in Buenos Aires. Between 1948-1951 she published weekly illustrations in the woman’s magazine Idilio. The series, Los Sueños, interpreted readers’ dreams through surreal photomontages.

Stern dream No. 44
Dream No. 44: La acusada, 1948