Kazuo Ohno

Kazuo Ohno, was a Japanese dancer and one of the pioneers of Butoh (“dance of utter darkness), the influential Japanese dance-theater form. With its playful and grotesque imagery, taboo topics, characters with whitened faces, its slow movements and physical distortions, Butoh was a reaction in part to the horrors World War II.

Ohno’s solo performances were irresistibly powerful. A humanist, he communicated the themes of the form through recognisable characters, most often flamboyantly female.

Ohno had continued to perform beyond his 100th year, until his death in 2010 at the age of 103.

Photo by Eikoh Hosoe

Photo by Eikoh Hosoe


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The Valley of Unrest

Once it smiled a silent dell
Where the people did not dwell;
They had gone unto the wars,
Trusting to the mild-eyed stars,
Nightly, from their azure towers,
To keep watch above the flowers,
In the midst of which all day
The red sun-light lazily lay.
Now each visitor shall confess
The sad valley’s restlessness.
Nothing there is motionless—
Nothing save the airs that brood
Over the magic solitude.
Ah, by no wind are stirred those trees
That palpitate like the chill seas
Around the misty Hebrides!
Ah, by no wind those clouds are driven
That rustle through the unquiet Heaven
Uneasily, from morn till even,
Over the violets there that lie
In myriad types of the human eye—
Over the lilies there that wave
And weep above a nameless grave!
They wave:—from out their fragrant tops
External dews come down in drops.
They weep:—from off their delicate stems
Perennial tears descend in gems.
– by Edgar Allan Poe

Saul Leiter


Saul Leiter was an American artist and early pioneer of colour photography. With distinctive imagery suffused with painterly qualities.


Postmen, 1952

Saul Leiter - Driver, 1950s - Howard Greenberg Gallery

Saul Leiter - Parade, 1954 - Howard Greenberg Gallery

Saul Leiter - Walking, 1956 - Howard Greenberg Gallery

“Don’t Walk” by Saul Leiter, 1952. Published in ‘Early Color’ (Seidl, 2006)

Saul Leiter - Lanesville, 1958 - Howard Greenberg Gallery

Saul Leiter - Paris, 1959 - Howard Greenberg Gallery

Saul Leiter - Harlem, 1960 - Howard Greenberg Gallery

Saul Leiter - Through Boards, 1957 - Howard Greenberg Gallery

Saul Leiter - Foot on El, 1954 - Howard Greenberg Gallery

Saul Leiter: Red Umbrella (1958)

liquidnight: Saul Leiter Shopper, 1953. From Saul Leiter (Steidl)Leiter’s Carol Brown, Harper’s Bazaar (1958)

Saul Leiter Photography

Saul Leiter Photography


All images © Saul Leiter, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York


What It Is – Erich Fried

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It is nonsense
says reason
It is what it is
says love

It is calamity
says calculation
It is nothing but pain
says fear
It is hopeless
says insight
It is what it is
says love

It is ludicrous
says pride
It is foolish
says caution
It is impossible
says experience
It is what it is
says love

-Erich Fried



André Kertész was a Hungarian-born photographer known for his groundbreaking contributions to photographic composition and pioneer of the photo essay. He also made a major contribution to lyrical street photography.

Kertész was influenced by Constructivism and Surrealism, but his own style was an entirely personal blend of emotion and observation.

New York, 1975 - Andre Kertesz

The Circus, Budapest, 1920 - Andre Kertesz

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Meudon, France, 1928 - Andre Kertesz

Poughkeepsie, New York

The Heron, 1969 © André Kertész

André Kertész - Distortion #60, 1933 - Howard Greenberg Gallery

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