FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Louis Faurer, New York, 40’s – 60’s
March 11 – May 8, 2004
Reception: March 11, 7-9pm


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Louis Faurer, 5th Avenue, New York, New York, c. 1948

Stephen Cohen Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of photographs by Louis Faurer (1916-2001) on view from Thursday, March 11 – Saturday, May 8, 2004. The public is invited to the opening reception on Thursday, March 11 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Louis Faurer photographed street life in Philadelphia and New York after World War II, and then later in Paris. His images of people, alone as well as in groups, offers a sensitive portrayal of the human condition during the three decades that he photographed. Using reflections and a variety of skilled printing techniques including double exposure and sandwiched negatives, Faurer created images that captured the energy, complexity and uncertainty of his surroundings.

Faurer worked as a freelance graphic artist in his hometown of Philadelphia before moving to New York in the early 1940s. He purchased his first camera in 1937 and within two years launched his career as a fashion and editorial photographer. During his career, Faurer was hired by some of the most influential fashion magazines of the day, including Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Flair, Mademoiselle, and Glamour. However, it was his personal work of people on the cities’ streets that gained the attention of critics, curators, and other artists.

Faurer’s work was included in several important exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in the 1950s including In and Out of Focus: A Survey of Today’s Photography in 1948, Then and Now in 1952, and the Family of Man in 1955. His first solo exhibition took place at Helen Gee’s Limelight Gallery in New York in 1959. Although his work continued to be widely published and shown, his next one-man show was not until 1977 at Marlborough Gallery in New York. In 1981, the University of Maryland’s art gallery hosted a retrospective exhibition and published a catalogue of Faurer’s work. Faurer was the recipient of many awards including a NEA grant and a Guggenheim Fellowship.



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