November 9th, 2012
May 8th, 2012
© George Steinmetz. Courtesy Anastasia Photo. Above: Sandstone Pinnacles, Karnasai Valley, Chad, 1998.
George Steinmetz‘s new exhibition and book, Desert Air, is the first comprehensive photographic collection of the world’s “extreme deserts”, which receive less than four inches of precipitation a year. This body of work, culled from 15 years of shooting, takes the viewer from China’s Gobi Desert to the Sahara in northern Africa to Death Valley in California.
Steinmetz photographs from a motorized paraglider which he describes as a “flying lawn chair”. Using the slowest and quietest powered aircraft in the world, he is not only able to take off and land without an airfield or government permission but is also likely to land in someone’s yard and be invited in for tea, becoming the talk of the town.
In his thirty year career, Steinmetz has been a regular contributor to National Geographic and GEO magazines and has won numerous awards including two first prizes in science and technology from World Press Photo. Desert Air will be on view through March 3, 2013 at Anastasia Photo.
March 26th, 2012
|All photos © Jonathan Alpeyrie
Jonathan Alpeyrie‘s exhibition World War II Veterans is currently on view at Anastasia Photo. His documentation spans 62 nations and features a powerful selection of diptychs of veterans from opposing sides in the war. He hopes to publish a book as one way to possibly reunite veterans from these different nationalities. Anastasia-Photo specializes documentary photography and photojournalism, and connects its exhibitions to philanthropic organizations that are in some way related to each show. For Alpeyrie’s exhibition, the gallery has selected to support Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
Above: Thomas was photographed during a WWII veteran rally in Scotland. He fought as a courier in North Africa and later in Burma with the Chindits.
February 29th, 2012
|© Thomas Hoepker/Courtesy Anastasia Photo. Muhammad Ali training in a London Gym, 1966.
“It’s hard to be humble, when you’re as great as I am.” – Muhammad Ali. Acclaimed Magnum photographer Thomas Hoepker had a very special relationship with Cassius Clay aka Muhammad Ali that spanned three decades. Thomas Hoepker was given unique access to photograph Ali both in and out of the ring capturing some of the most iconic moments in Ali’s life. Many of these pictures can now be found, some published for the first time, in the photographer’s new book, “Champ”. Thomas Hoepker will be signing copies of “Champ” at Anastasia Photo on Tuesday, March 27 6:30-8:30. To see more from Thomas Hoepker’s portfolio visit Anastasia Photo.
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All photos © Martin Roemers
There are now 7 billion people on earth, and according the United Nations Population Fund, one half of us live in cities. Martin Roemers has been photographing the world’s megacities, sprawling urban areas inhabited by millions, capturing their chaos, humanity and dynamism. “Metropolis,” Roemers’ first North American exhibition, opens February 29 at Anastasia Photo, a New York City gallery specializing in documentary photography and photojournalism. The show runs through April 1.
Cairo Traffic Square.
Mumbai Train Station.