Leica X2 Gagosian Edition

January 9 2014

Leica Camera and Gagosian Gallery introduce the new limited edition Leica X2 Gagosian Edition. The all-metal body sports expressionist black paint splotches on the camera’s white leather trim.

Larry Gagosian (classmate of Howard Preston at UCLA) established his gallery in 1980 in Los Angeles. Since then, Gagosian Galleries have presented works of the world’s leading contemporary artists in their 12 galleries worldwide.

Larry Gagosian said, “Considering the many important photographers who have used Leica cameras over the years, we are thrilled to not only offer Leica products at Gagosian Shop but to have the opportunity to create our own unique Leica Camera.”

Handmade at Leica’s headquarters in Solms, Germany, the compact X2 camera has an APS-C-format CMOS 16.5 megapixel sensor, and a fixed Elmarit 24 mm f/2.8 ASPH lens. Manual and automatic controls let you capture your decisive moment quickly.


Alex Webb: The Suffering of Light

January 5 2014

The Suffering of Light is the first comprehensive monograph charting the career of acclaimed American photographer Alex Webb. Gathering some of his most iconic images, many of which were taken in the far corners of the earth, this exquisite book brings a fresh perspective to his extensive catalog.

Recognized as a pioneer of American color photography since the 1970s, Webb has consistently created photographs characterized by intense color and light. His work, with its richly layered and complex composition, touches on multiple genres, including street photography, photojournalism, and fine art, but as Webb claims, "to me it all is photography. You have to go out and explore the world with a camera." Webb's ability to distill gesture, color and contrasting cultural tensions into single, beguiling frames results in evocative images that convey a sense of enigma, irony and humor.

Featuring key works alongside previously unpublished photographs, The Suffering of Lightprovides the most thorough examination to date of this modern master's prolific, 30-year career.
The photographs of Alex Webb (born 1952) have appeared in a wide range of publications, includingThe New York Times MagazineLifeStern and National Geographic, and have been exhibited at the International Center of Photography, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

He is a recipient of the Leica Medal of Excellence (2000) and the Premio Internacional de Fotografia Alcobendas (2009). A member of Magnum Photos since 1976, Webb lives in New York City.

Elliott Erwitt: Personal Best

December 14 2013


This stunning assembly of work was personally selected by Erwitt himself. Most of these images have never been published before. The generous trim size and large number of double-page spreads allow you to admire the master's technique and artistry up close.

Every image is photography at its most ebullient and life-enhancing and each reflects the scope of Erwitt's observant and eclectic eye. Here is a fitting tribute to this Magnum photographer who has shot such Hollywood legends as Marlene Dietrich and Marilyn Monroe, yet whose delight in everyday irony has captured many witty moments, including his famous portraits of people and their dogs.

Born in Paris in 1928, Elliott Erwitt arrived in the U.S. in the late 1930s. Establishing himself in the 40s and 50s as a leading magazine photographer, he joined the prestigious Magnum Agency in 1953. In addition to his work in magazines, he achieved great success as an advertising photographer. He currently lives in New York City.