Andre Kertesz from the book A Moment. Master Photographers: Portraits by Michael Somoroff. © Micael Somoroff
Michael Somoroff grew up in photography, as the son of master still-life photographer Ben Somoroff, a member of the Philadelphia school of photographers the likes of Arnold Newman, Ben Rose, Irving Penn and other greats.
The elder Somoroff’s studies with legendary art director Alexey Brodovitch was an early influence on Michael Somoroff’s decision to pursue photography in his own right. Between 1977 and 1983, he documented his father’s associates and other twentieth century photographers in a never before published series of portraits, now compiled by Italian publisher Damiani in the book A Moment. Master Photographers: Portraits by Michael Somoroff.
The European launch of Michael Somoroff’s book will be held on Friday, November 16, from 6:30 to 10 pm at the Art District Gallery in the Royal Monceau Hotel, 41 Avenue Hoche in Paris.
Michael Somoroff’s photographs will be on view at the gallery through November 17, and also presented at Feroz Gallery as part of Paris Photo from November 14 to 18. On Thursday, November 15, Michael Somoroff will be signing books at the Feroz Gallery booth (C2) from 2:30 to 4 pm.