Polka Galerie , Stand n° 

Exhibiting Artists

Other Represented Artists

  • Jacob Aue Sobol

  • Nicolas Comment

  • Richard Dumas

  • Elliott Erwitt  (+)

    Also represented by:

  • Joakim Eskildsen

  • Mario Giacomelli

  • Stanley Greene

  • Alexander Gronsky

  • Philippe Guionie

  • Matt Henry

    Biography : Matt Henry (b. 1978) grew up in North Wales and is now based in Brighton, England. His practice focuses on the politics and culture of America during the 1960s and 1970s; a subject Henry researched in his BA Politics (Univ. of Nottingham) and MA Photography (Univ. of Brighton). The works take the form of fictional scenes staged across set- builds and dressed locations in the UK and USA. Henry’s work plays with fragments of American photography, cinema and literature to explore underlying ideological concerns. He has an interest in the counterculture and his first monograph, Short Stories, imagines the rise of progressive politics against a background of small town conservatism, as viewed through a utopian / dystopian lens. Matt Henry’s work has been exhibited in Europe, Asia and North America.

  • William Klein  (+)

    Biography : William Klein was born in New York city in 1928. After graduating early from high school, he began studying sociology at the City College of New York. in 1946 he joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany, where he won his first camera in a poker game. After relocating to Paris in 1948, he continued his studies at the sorbonne with the assistance of the G.i. Bill. At the time, his focus was abstract painting and sculpture, which he studied under Fernand Léger. Klein’s early career breaks came from two exhibitions in Milan, where he was discovered by the architect Angelo Mangiarotti. They began to collaborate when Mangiarotti asked Klein to recreate once of his abstract paintings on the rotating room dividers of a Milanese apartment—his first commissioned work. It was the experience of documenting these panels in motion that lead him to reconsider photography. in 1954, Alexander Liberman—then the art director of American vogue—asked to meet with Klein after seeing his kinetic sculptures in the paris group show, "Le salon des réalitiés nouvelles". Subsequently, Vogue published his photographs of Dutch barns, reminiscent of Mondrian, soon after their meeting. Thus began his foray into fashion photography, as well as his well-known photographic essays on various cities. Shooting for Vogue during a brief return to New York , Klein let loose on the city, taking fashion photography in a whole new direction. He captured the beautiful and the grotesque all within wide-angle and telephoto shots. Taking models down into the streets, his revolutionary techniques pioneered a new vision. Widely acknowledged as a signficant innovator in the history and design of the photo book, Klein published his first book "Life is Good and Good For You in New York" in 1956, and won the prix Nadar the following year. Capturing the rough and tumble of daily life, Klein’s brutally honest images caused a major sensation. Three more books were published, each with photographs fr

    Also represented by:

  • Sze Tsung Nicolas Leong

  • Joel Meyerowitz

  • Claude Nori

  • Kosuke Okahara

  • Jean-Marie Périer

  • Marc Riboud

  • Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre

    Biography : Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre are two young French photographers united, since 2002, by their shared passion for contemporary ruins. “During our visits to ruins, we always try to focus on remarkable buildings, whose architecture embody the psychology of an age and a system, and we observe the meta- morphosis of the process of decay”. When they started, each self-taught member of this duo carried their own 8x10 camera. By 2006, they had developed a shared vision and began using only one camera. On our booth, we show-case the artists’ 3 mains series – The Ruins of Detroit (2005-2009), Theaters (ongoing), and Industry (ongoing), which spans their entire practice.

  • Sebastião Salgado

  • Toshio Shibata

  • Lek & Sowat

  • Donata Wenders

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