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Lumiere Gallery Now Representing Philip Hyde

January 31st, 2011 · No Comments · Galleries For Philip Hyde

Mt. Denali, Reflection Pond, Denali National Park, Alaska, 1971 by Philip Hyde. From "Alaska: The Great Land" the Sierra Club book that helped expand Denali National Park and other Alaskan wilderness. This photograph was one that Lumiere Gallery displayed prominently in the Lumiere Gallery Holiday Collection.

Landscape and aerial photographer Al Weber has been known as a teacher and inspiration to photographers for many years. He taught at the Ansel Adams Gallery Workshops and the Ansel Adams Workshops for over 30 years, for the University of California Santa Cruz Extension and for many other organizations including his own Victor School in Victor, Colorado. He also organized a photographer’s annual gathering called The Rendezvous. Through teaching and through running into each other in the field in places such as Mono Lake or somewhere else on the East side of the Sierra Nevada, Al Weber and my father pioneer landscape photographer Philip Hyde made acquaintance and became friends for many years.

Al Weber today and for many years has lived in Carmel Highlands within a few miles of where Virginia and Ansel Adams used to live and within miles of Edward Weston’s home, now Gina and Kim Weston’s home at Wildcat Hill. He has been a tremendous help and resource to me in developing Philip Hyde Photography, and the same to thousands of other aspiring photographers. His advice about galleries and museums has always been astute and accurate. For a number of years now he has been talking about a new gallery in Atlanta called Lumiere Gallery. Al Weber has given Lumiere Gallery raving reviews. At one point he said that Bob Yellowlees, the gallery owner was looking for new Western landscape photographers to represent. I had intended to follow up right away when Al Weber talked about it, but was inundated, as usual, with other work. By the time I did get around to following up this Fall 2010, Bob Yellowlees told me they already represented many other landscape photographers. I sent him out a sample of Philip Hyde prints anyway. Bob Yellowlees and I agreed to give it a trial run and see how it would go.

A number of fortuitous events fell into place that have more or less convinced Lumiere Gallery to continue to represent my father’s photography. Tony Casadonte, gallery manager is a joy to work with and generally both sides are quite happy with the liaison so far. Besides Al Weber’s glowing recommendation, there were other facts about Lumiere Gallery that make it attractive to me, based on my business model for the development of Philip Hyde Photography. One of Lumiere Gallery’s main objectives is to marry the past with the future. They have various plans and methods to interconnect the collectors of old black and white photographs, vintage and much earlier, to the internet, and to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and other venues that interest collectors. This development of the internet as the primary way of reaching, educating and developing classic collectors is highly attractive to me because of my strong online influence through my blogs, both Fine Art Photography Collector’s Resource and Landscape Photography Blogger a.k.a. Blog.PhilipHyde.com. Read more about Lumiere in the blog post, “Lumiere Gallery Holiday Collection.” Our missions and visions overlap. One of the most exciting features to me and to collectors in general is that Lumiere Gallery sponsors lectures on collecting through the High Museum that they also put online for easy access. These lectures can be found through Lumiere Gallery’s Partner’s Page.

Lumiere Gallery has an excellent selection of Philip Hyde authorized archival fine art digital prints both color and black and white, as well as original vintage black and white prints. Lumiere Gallery will continue to drive innovation through online partnerships and lectures and cutting edge presentation of vintage and older photographs in a luxurious setting. Take a virtual gallery tour of Lumiere here. Robert Yellowlees, former board member of Aperture Foundation, Atlanta’s High Museum of Art and the Woodruff Arts Center, has been a collector himself for 35 years and he knows what collectors like. Atlanta is the perfect city to locate an innovative, yet classically oriented gallery. Atlanta is one of just a few cities that celebrate photography to the extent it does. For 12 years Atlanta has held a city-wide event called Atlanta Celebrates Photography. The Atlanta Celebrates Photography website explains, “Each October, Atlanta is transformed by over 150 photo-related exhibitions and events, including a core of Atlanta Celebrates Photography programs hosted by a diverse network of venues across the Atlanta metro area.” The events held during the 2010 festival are listed in the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival Guide (pdf). The backbone of Atlanta Celebrates Photography’s annual festival are its programs, nearly all of which are free and open to the public. Programs include a photography auction, Atlanta Celebrates Photography Collaborations, the Film Series, Greenhouse, Knowledge Series, Lecture Series, My Atlanta, Public Art Program, Portfolio Review and Walk, Spotlight Series and many others. Thank you, Lumiere Gallery and thank you, Atlanta.

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