Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New Works & Art Walk Report

exArt Walk Weekend - April 18 & 19, 2009 brought fabulous weather and more than 900 visitors to Through This Lens.

Works displayed here for the first time included 3 framed black & white prints by John Rosenthal, 2 b&w prints by Bruce Roberts - Elvis in 1956, and the famous "Suzy" from the early 1960s. Peter Armenia showed 3 Cibachrome prints along with a small selection of his greeting cards. We plan to show more of Mr. Armenia's work in November/December of 2009. Gene Furr, former N&O head photographer and prize winner, had 2 color nature scenes on the wall and several more in our print browser bins. Henry Greene loaned us 2 color prints from his India series - one in particular has a very strong graphic appeal.

One special note: We had one new image by Ami Vitale - a palladium print entitled "Eyes". It was hand-coated, and printed for her by Frank Hunter, and signed and numbered by Ms. Vitale. If you visit her web site,, "Eyes" is the lead image once the flash intro loads. This is also the first numbered and limited print issued by her. The print on display has been sold, but we can get another if you want to add to your collection. The edition is limited to 50 prints in this format.

In addition to the works and artists mentioned above, we also showed work by Jean-Christian Rostagni, Ami Vitale, Luke Powell, D.L. Anderson and more. This work will be on display through April 25th, but may be viewed by appointment after that date.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Jean-Christian Rostagni News

Jean-Christian Rostagni stopped by the gallery to tell us about two items of interest: This summer he will return to his native France to teach photography. Also of interest - Mr. Rostagni's web site,, has recently been redesigned and now includes images from the 2009 inauguration of President Obama. Any images shown there are available from Through This Lens.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

D.L. Anderson visits Through This Lens

Wednesday afternoon D.L. Anderson paid an unexpected visit to the gallery. We have been very pleased to host two exhibitions of his color photographs, as well as smaller selections of his black and white work. Delta Dream Express was shown here in 2007, and When the Dust Settles in 2008. Both shows were well received by the press and by gallery visitors.

Mr. Anderson uses digital and film-based equipment depending on the project. He produces either highest quality pigment prints, or traditional "C" (chromogenic) prints. We have obtained replacements for most of the images sold during the previous shows, so it's not too late to add this work to you collection.

Watch for an announcement on this blog once the Artist section of our web site has been updated with more images from both series.

Friday, February 27, 2009

John Rosental begins working with Through This Lens

Yesterday afternoon the award-winning photographer, John Rosenthal, visited Through This Lens gallery. Mr. Rosenthal has loaned us a portfolio containing 48 of his signed black and white prints. The images in the portfolio represent what Mr. Rosenthal calls his "greatest hits" - photographs, many of them shot in Manhattan and several areas of North Carolina, that have become favorites with his followers. While his work is easy to look at, it is not simple. There are many references to classical art, and the influence of photographic masters on his work is clear. You might just fall in love at first sight when you see them for yourself.

Alternate signed and numbered prints are available in sizes up to 22x33 inches on 24x36 inch paper - and in a few cases, even larger.

We plan to have an exhibition of Mr. Rosenthal's work in the coming months. In the mean time please visit Through This Lens, in downtown Durham, to see his greatest hits.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Welcome to the Through This Lens gallery blog!

We hope to keep you up to date on events and happenings at Through This Lens gallery in Durham, NC.

Through This Lens, Inc. is a brick and mortar gallery devoted to fine art photography. We currently represent more than a dozen fine photographers including Luke Powell, Ami Vitale, Derek Anderson and Jean-Christian Rostagni. If you are familiar with those names you might recognize all of them as photojournalists - though they all have a strong fine-art perspective.

Like many independent galleries, we offer services to help pay our rent, buy wine for receptions, pay our employees, and so on. We currently offer picture framing for all types of art. We also offer large-format printing from your files - or we can scan your film or prints if needed.

Thanks for reading. Stay tuned for up to date information about upcoming exhibitions and other news-worthy events at Through This Lens. Find more about us at