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Soo Kim Named 2013 John Gutmann Photography Fellow

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The San Francisco Foundation awarded Soo Kim the winner of the 2013 John Gutmann Photography Fellowship, an annual award given to an emerging artist who exhibits professional accomplishment, serious artistic commitment, and need in the field of creative photography.

The prestigious award, established by the late photographer John Gutmann (1905-1998), and administered by The San Francisco Foundation, brings with it $7,500 to support the development of Kim’s creative work. Eminent photographers and curators Richard Misrach, Sandra S. Phillips, and Leland Rice were this year’s jurors. Read more about Kim and this year's award on The San Francisco Foundation's website.

Kim is an artist and educator whose work has been exhibited in London, Seoul, The Hague, New York, and Los Angeles. Her works are in many public and private collections, including the Getty Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, and The Broad Foundation, among others. She is represented by Angles Gallery, Los Angeles.

The jury also selected David Bush of Germantown, New York to receive an Honorable Mention and $2,500 award. Bush has been photographing for 20 years. At the age of 16 he built a darkroom in his parent’s basement and taught himself the basics from the back of a Kodak box. His work has been widely exhibited in galleries and museums across the United States.

   

Penelope Umbrico Named 2012 John Gutmann Photography Fellow

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The San Francisco Foundation awarded Penelope Umbrico the winner of the 2012John Gutmann Photography Fellowship, an annual award given to an emerging artist who exhibits professional accomplishment, serious artistic commitment and need in the field of creative photography.

The prestigious award, established by the late photographer John Gutmann (1905-1998), brings with it $10,000 to support the development of Umbrico’s creative work.

Administered by The San Francisco Foundation, photographers are nominated by a distinguished group of professionals in the field. The award is then adjudicated by a separate group of eminent photographers and photography curators.

Umbrico has exhibited widely, both nationally and internationally, and her work is in the permanent collections of the Guggenheim Museum, NY; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Museum of Modern Art, NY; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others.

Her photo-based installations, video, and digital media works explore the ever-increasing production and consumption of images on the Internet. She is the recipient of numerous awards including most recently a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, and a Deutsche Bank-NYFA Fellowship.

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John Gutmann "MY eyes were fresh" at Lumiiere Gallery in Atlanta

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John Gutmann - Archers. Spelman College, Atlanta, 1937

"My Eyes Were Fresh" an exhibit of John Gutmann’s photographs from 1930-1970 opened on Friday, March 14th at Lumiere Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia. The exhibit will have an accompanying film screening of “My Eyes Were Fresh: The Life & Photographs of John Gutmann” by Jane Levy Reed on Sunday, April 6th, and the show will be up through April 26th

My Eyes Were Fresh
Photographs by John Gutmann 1930-1970

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. March 14-April 25
Lumiere Gallery
425 Peachtree Hills Ave, Suite 29B
Atlanta, GA 30305
404-261-6100
lumieregallery.net

   

Special Atlanta Screening & and Panel Discussion

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john Gutmann, FAce Behind Veil (detail), 1939

My Eyes Were Fresh:
The Life and Photographs of John Gutmann
A film by Jane Levy Reed

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Panelists:
Ellen Fleurov - President, Crossroads Traveling Exhibitions &
Former Curator of Photography, High Museum of Art
Sylvia Naguib - Museum Curator, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum

My Eyes Were Fresh chronicles the life and work of one of the seminal figures of twentieth-century photography. Gutmann helped transform American intellectual and artistic life from the 1930's-1970's. He had a singular gift for creating powerful and often iconic images with compelling emotional content.

The film is based on interviews with the artist and material drawn from his personal photographs and paintings from Germany and America. The film has been shown at over 20 international film festivals.

Sunday, April 6, 2008
3 - 4 PM
Atlanta History Center
Kennedy Auditorium (just inside main entrance)
130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA, 30305

More information at: www.lumieregallery.net

 

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Gutmann Photography Fellowship Winner Announced

(SAN FRANCISCO) – Monday, October 15, 2007 – The San Francisco Foundation announced today that Allison Sexton, of Brooklyn, New York, is the winner of the seventh John Gutmann Photography Fellowship. The Fellowship selects an emerging artist in the field of creative photography who exhibits professional accomplishment, serious artistic commitment, and financial need. Along with the prestige and recognition of receiving the award, this year’s fellowship includes a $10,000 prize.

Allison Sexton’s photographs represent a stagnant place between life and death, combining portraits, still lifes, and landscapes, not in order to describe what is there, but what no longer is. Her aim is to evoke sentiments of irony and melancholy in order to emphasize what she feels is the ultimate paradox of the human condition, a static territory between growth and decay. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the California College of the Arts and her Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from Yale University, where she received the Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowship. Allison lives and works in New York City.

The world-renowned artist, John Gutmann, who passed away in 1998, established the John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Trust at The San Francisco Foundation. Gutmann began his career in Berlin during the early 1930s and emigrated to San Francisco when the Nazis banned his exhibitions and forbade him to teach. For more than 60 years thereafter, he was a recognized presence in the cultural life of San Francisco as a painter, educator, collector, and, most prominently, as an international photographer. He had exhibited in numerous institutions such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Cantor Center for Visual Arts at StanfordUniversity, Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts (Lausanne, Switzerland). He also taught at San FranciscoState University over a 37-year period until his retirement in 1973. He founded the department of photography in 1946, one of the first on a college campus. More information about the John Gutmann Photography Fellowship,

   

Gutmann Photography Fellowship Winner Announced


""My Sister, Lise and Spencer, New Brunswick, NJ, 1999" © Doug DuBois

(SAN FRANCISCO) – Wednesday, December 27, 2006 – The San Francisco Foundation announced today that Doug Dubois, of Syracuse, New York, is the winner of the sixth John Gutmann Photography Fellowship. The Fellowship selects an emerging artist in the field of creative photography who exhibits professional accomplishment, serious artistic commitment, and financial need. Along with the prestige and recognition of receiving the award, this year’s fellowship includes a $10,000 prize.

Doug Dubois has created a large body of work throughout his many years as a contemporary photographer. He captures unique and intimate portraitures from locations around the globe. He has shown his work in solo and group exhibitions at well-known institutions such as the Rhode Island School of Design, Getty Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the PARCO gallery in Tokyo, to name only a few. He has also been widely published for his editorial pictures in the New York Times Magazine and London’s Telegraph Magazine. His work can also be seen in many public collections and other publications as well. Mr. Dubois has lectured extensively and has also received other grants and fellowships such as the Light Work Grant in Photography and the Visual Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is currently assistant professor of art photography at Syracuse University, New York. Samples of his work are available on his website at www.dougdubois.com.

The world-renowned artist, John Gutmann, who passed away in 1998, established the John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Trust at The San Francisco Foundation. Gutmann began his career in Berlin during the early 1930s and emigrated to San Francisco when the Nazis banned his exhibitions and forbade him to teach. For more than 60 years thereafter, he was a recognized presence in the cultural life of San Francisco as a painter, educator, collector, and, most prominently, as an international photographer. He had exhibited in numerous institutions such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts (Lausanne, Switzerland). He also taught at San Francisco State University over a 37 year period until his retirement in 1973. He founded the department of photography in 1946, one of the first on a college campus.

About The San Francisco Foundation
The San Francisco Foundation (TSFF) is the community foundation serving the Bay Area since 1948. Through the generosity and vision of our family of donors, TSFF awarded grants totaling $68 million in fiscal year 2006. Bringing together donors and building on community assets through grantmaking, leveraging, public policy, advocacy, and leadership development, TSFF addresses community needs in the areas of community health, education, arts and culture, neighborhood and community development, social justice, and the environment. The San Francisco Foundation is a community foundation serving San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and San Mateo Counties. www.sff.org.

 





John Gutmann
Omen, 1934,
Gelatin silver print, Collection Museum of Photographic Arts

John Gutmann's Century Exhibit opens at MOPA in San diego

With a distinctly modern eye, German-born photographer John Gutmann photographed the vitality of life during the 1930s. While most photographers documented the Great Depression, Gutmann focused on America's joie de vivre, its parades, billboards, cars, and sports.

John Gutmann's Century
January 15 - May 7, 2006
Museum of Photographic Arts
1649 El Prado, Balboa Park
San Diego, CA 92101
619-238-7559
website

 






















John Gutmann
The Indian 1937

John Gutmann Instant Messaging At Laurence Miller Gallery In NYC

From January 5 through February 25, 2006, Laurence Miller Gallery will feature Instant Messaging, a selection of photographs by John Gutmann, mostly taken in the mid -to -late 30’s, primarily around his new home in San Francisco.

In this age of PDI’s, PDM’s and cell-phone cameras, it is worth remembering that “instant messaging” once meant large lettering and pictures to be read from across the road. Journalism was printed or broadcast via radio, and photography embraced its decisive moments. Everyone had a message, and to get it across it had to be clear and bold. In these intimate vintage black and white prints, we read signs that say “WE WANT THE 40 HOUR WEEK” and “FOR THE PROTECTION OF LIVES CUT YOUR SPEED.” Automobiles became billboards, where messages were posted, both private (CQ de SM5YU) and public (GOD IS LOVE). Even the 1936 presidential election results were listed in a Reno casino on a large blackboard, like scores from a college basketball tournament.

John Gutmann Instant Messaging
January 5 - Febuary 25, 2006
Laurence Miller Gallery
20 west 57th Street NY NY
212.397.3930
website

 

John Gutmann
Toward the Pool,
San Francisco, 1934
Collection SFMOMA,

Picturing Modernity: The SFMOMA Photography Collection

SFMOMA’s world-renowned photography collection includes pictures from the mid-1800s to the present that capture key moments in the development of the medium and reflect a wide range of practices. On view through January 22, 2005, is special selection of works by Bay Area photographer and San Francisco State University professor John Gutmann (1905-1998) on the centennial of his birth. A German-born artist who fled the Nazi occupation for the United States in 1933, Gutmann intended his photographs as documents of the exotic American culture he saw around him, but they reflect his surrealist tendencies and poetic leanings, as well. Also on view are more than 50 recent acquisitions, pictures that have never been shown at SFMOMA

 

2005 Fellowship Award Winner announced

The John Gutmann Photography Fellowship jurors have selected Greg Halpern as the recipient of the 2005 fellowship award. The award will be presented at the San Francisco Foundation Arts Award Celebration on Tuesday, October 18, ,2005. The event will honor the Gutmann Fellowship as well as other art awards sponsored by the San Francisco Foundation.

 

 
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Center For Creative Photography at The University of Arizona, Tucson Named as a JUDITH ROTHSCHILD FOUNDATION GRANT RECIPIENT FOR 2005

A $20,000 grant toward an exhibition on the photographs of John Gutmann with accompanying catalogue and related public programs, organized by museum director Douglas Nickel. Gutmann immigrated from Germany to the United States during the rise of the Nazi regime before ultimately settling in San Francisco in 1933. His photographs explore his fascination with various American oddities such as the proliferation of cars, oversized advertisements, and graffiti, and reflect his sensitivity to groups that stood on the periphery of American society.
  My Eyes Were Fresh:
The Life & Photographs of John Gutmann
A film by Jane L. Reed
Screening & Panel Discussion

Thursday, October 20, 7:00 p.m.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Phyllis Wattis Theater
151 Third Street (between Mission and Howard Streets)
A hosted reception in The Schwab Room will follow.

Tickets $10 general, $8 SFMOMA members, students, and seniors. Tickets are available at SFMOMA or online: www.museumtix.com. A selection of Gutmann's photographs will be on display on the 3rd floor in the Photography Permanent Collection Gallery.

My Eyes Were Fresh will also be screened at SFMOMA, Koret Education Center October 21-November 18, 2005
Weekdays, 4:00pm,
Thursday, 7:30pm,
Weekends, 3:00pm

 

Special Preview Screening
My Eyes Were Fresh: The Life and Photographs of John Gutmann by Jane Levy Reed
My Eyes Were Fresh profiles an artist whose art and life forged a link between
the European modernism of the early 20th century and the burgeoning artistic
culture of the SF Bay Area in the second half of the century. (30 min. color, dv)

Wednesday, August 17th @ 7:30pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Screening Room
701 Mission St. @ 3rd
Tickets: $7 general; $6 Film Arts and YBCA members
Show will sell out. For advance tickets, call 415-978-ARTS

For more info, please go to filmarts.org

 


Selbstbildnis mit Postkarte (Self Portrait with Postcard), Berlin, 1929-30, oil on canvas

John Gutmann at 100
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
July 7- August 20, 2005

To mark what would have been the artist’s 100th birthday, Fraenkel Gallery will be exhibiting a cross-section of paintings, drawings, and photographs from his prodigious career. Gutmann brought several of these paintings to San Francisco in 1933, and they hung on the walls of his home until his death in 1988, at the age of 93.

Gutmann has been the subject of a number of important international museum exhibitions, including a major retrospective organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1989, which traveled to the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Fraenkel Gallery is located at 49 Geary Street, 4th floor, San Francisco.
Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, & Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm.

For further information and press photographs, please contact Daniel Cheek at 415.981.2661 or dcheek@fraenkelgallery.com.

 
"W.P.A.
" San Francisco, 1937
Amon Carter Museum. Ft Worth, Texas
March 2005 through September 18, 2005

Masterworks of American Photography
John Gutmann has been included in the selection of more than fifty images from the Carter's holdings of over 30,000 exhibition-quality photographs are on display in this rotating exhibition.

 
Love-Hate Graffiti
New Orleans, 1937
John Gutmann: Portraits of Language
San Francisco International Airport
May–August 2005
The San Francisco International Airport will host an exhibit of John Gutmann photographs entitled "Portraits of Language" from May to August 2005 in Terminal B-3 near gate 36.

The graffiti photographs of John Gutmann mark his innate ability to aim his camera instinctually and non-judgmentally at everyday life. With these images, Gutmann acknowledged what others refused to validate or chose to ignore. Graffiti, which can be as cryptic as it is assertive, is a means to express many different emotions, to complain, lament, rant, or apologize, anonymously in public. By linking the unlikely—graffiti and fine art—Gutmann’s portraits of language moved graffiti from the streets into the museums. Logically enough, today it is a vernacular all the more appreciated in the work of contemporary painters, such as Cy Twombly and Jean-Michel Basquiat
 


Coloring Books of the Fifties, 1952.

THE THREEPENNY REVIEW
The Winter 2005 issue of The Threepenny Review features the photographs of John Gutmann. Fifteen Gutmann photographs are reproduced on the cover and throughout the twenty fifth anniversary edition which marks the one hundredth issue of the publication.

 

Images c) 1998 Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona.