Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ansel Adams photos tag sale treasure

Ansel Adams photos found at garage sale worth $200 million

The photos were from between 1919 and the early 1930’s. Purchased for 45$ at a tag sale in 2000 Rick Norsigian has spent years trying to authenticate his find. Norsigian says “It is my belief that he brought these negatives with him for teaching purposes and to show students how to not let their negatives be engulfed in a fire,”

On the left is a photograph by legendary photographer Ansel Adams, and on the right is a print from one of Rick Norsigian's glass plate negatives, all of which he bought for $45 at a garage sale in Fresno. The images appear to have been taken minutes apart. (Andy Holzman/Staff Photographer)

Rick Norsigian looks through a box containing some of the 61 glass plate negatives he purchased for $45 at a garage sale in Fresno. After much research and talking to experts he believes the negatives are the early work of Ansel Adams from the 1920s. (Andy Holzman/Staff Photographer)

Here is another print from Rick Norsigian's $45 box of glass plate negatives that he thinks is the work of the legendary photographer Ansel Adams. (Andy Holzman/Staff Photographer)


Here is a print from one of the negatives in Rick Norsigian's collection, which he believes is the work of famed photographer Ansel Adams. (Andy Holzman/Staff Photographer)

More of the new found images a nice sample can be found with in teh cnn article found here:
cnn article on the find

dailynews.com article

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

One new look at Roman Vishniac

I found this New York times mag article really interesting.
A Closer Reading of Roman Visniac
Photographs by Roman Vishniac, from Mara Vishniac Kohn/International Center of Photography
“JEWISH MAN LOOKING THROUGH IRON DOOR, WARSAW, CIRCA 1935–38” Paired with the picture of the little boy at the right, this was one of Vishniac’s most famous shots. “BOY PLAYING, LODZ, CIRCA 1935–38” New evidence suggests that the two pictures are not connected.