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Black and white photography remains a testament to the enduring power of simplicity. This art form captures the soul of its subjects, stripping away the color to reveal the raw beauty beneath.

The magic of black and white lies in its reduction to the essentials: light and shadow become the storytellers, shaping narratives with their delicate dance. The absence of color doesn’t diminish the image; rather, it amplifies the emotion, allowing a scene’s heart to beat more prominently. Whether it’s the serene calm of a sun-drenched field or the dynamic energy of an urban sprawl, black and white transforms the mundane into the extraordinary.

For photographers, choosing this medium isn’t about looking back with nostalgia; it’s about seeing the world with fresh eyes. Today’s artists wield black and white not as a limitation, but as a tool for exploration, pushing boundaries to discover new horizons within the grayscale spectrum. It’s a conscious choice to peel back the layers of reality, to find the essence of a moment and hold it up to the light.

The legacy of black and white photography is etched in the works of those who have mastered its language. Each artist’s unique vision has contributed to the collective narrative, leaving a mark that time cannot erase. The allure of black and white photography endures because it speaks to something universal—a shared human experience, captured in a moment, yet infinite in its reach.

These photographers have left an indelible mark on the world of photography, each with their unique vision and contribution. 

Hyun-Sook Lee
Imogen Cunninghan (1883-1976)

Henri Carter-Bresson, Michael Carenen, Nancy Carenen,  Harry Callahan , Imogen Cunninghan, Edward S. Curtis, Robert Doissneau, Martine Franck, E. O. Hope, Andre Kertész, Dorothea Lange, Hyun-Sook Lee, Roger Parry , Donald Ross, Merg Ross, Merg Ross, Gene Sasse,  Jerry Uelsmann, Dody Weston Thompson, Edward Weston, Marion Post  Wolcott

  May 3rd- May 28th 2024    
Jerry Uelsmann (1934-2022)
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Pomona, CA 91766
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