Tuesday, July 19, 2011
THE ARTWAY PROJECT - PLEASE HELP FUND THIS IMPORTANT ARCHIVE
In 2005, my friend Maria DiElsi, received thousands of negatives, prints and photographic ephemera belonging to Alexander Artway, a man who emigrated to the United States from Russia in 1922.
Throughout his life, Artway made photographs. He left an archive of over 5000 negatives and prints of Russia, New York, Philadelphia, and more - each one meticulously crafted and beautifully conceived. Most were made during the 1930's and range from iconic images of Manhattan to earthy illustrations of his Russian family working the land.
Maria is raising funds through Kickstarter to organize an exhibition of his vintage prints, along with contemporary prints made from his negatives; and to produce and illustrated biography/exhibition catalog using Artway's own photos to tell his sory and the history of an era.
On September 23, 2011, Gallery 1125 in Philadelphia will be hosting a premier exhibition of The Artway Project featuring vintage prints as well as contemprary silver prints made from vintage negatives. Please take a looke at the photos and video below and help in getting this important show made.
I hope to see you at the show!