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


Ferenc Berko (1916-2000)

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


Henri Cartier-Bresson (1909-2004)

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


Inge Morath (1923-2002)

Inge Morath
Dona Mercedes Formica, Madrid, 1955
Morath Building
Window Washers, 48th Street, New York City, 1958


Lyonel Feininger (1871-1956)

Lyonel Feininger
Bauhaus (Dessau), March 22, 1929
Untitled (Night View of Trees and Street Lamp, Burgkühnauer Allee, Dessau), 1928

Feininger began experimenting with photography in 1928, primarily for artistic exploration.

Josef Sudek (1896-1976)

Sudek photo
At the Janaceks, 1948
From the Window of My Atelier, 1940-1954

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has a large collection of Sudek’s photography.

Jaromír Funke (1896-1945)

Portrait of woman with bob, c. 1930
Still Life, c. 1923