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Jerome LIEBLING
From 2014-11-06 to 2014-12-06

Opening on Thursday, November 6

The Frédéric Moisan Gallery is pleased to announce its representation in France of the estate of the photographer Jerome Liebling with the exhibit Radiance Visible at the 2014 Photography Month Festival in Paris. The show will include a selection of 30 prints from the 1940s through the 1990s. Jerome Liebling’s work – in black and white or color, on city streets or in rural towns ¬– defies easy categorization. His images are suffused with startling intimacy; the gaze of his subjects reflecting struggles yet to be overcome. The places, too, bear the traces of time and the scars of victory. And yet the weariness of those faces and places does little to diminish their power. Liebling’s work is a tribute to human perseverance and courage.

Jerome Liebling (1924-2011) is a photographic master whose work spans six decades, from the 1940s to the present. In 1948, he joined the “Photo League,” a cooperative of socially concerned photographers that included Paul Strand, with whom he became close, as well as W. Eugene Smith and Aaron Siskind. Armed with his lens, Liebling took to the streets to capture visions of urban life yet to be shown. “My sympathies have always been with everyday people. They are the center of my photography,” said Liebling, who revealed the unique value of each individual.