Portrait Photography

July 11, 2024

Oldest Known Photo of a First Lady Is Acquired by the Smithsonian for $456K

An exciting piece of history in American photography has just found its new home. A daguerreotype of Dolley Madison, wife of James Madison, was recently acquired by the Smithsonian after being sold by Sotheby's. It is believed to be the oldest image of a First Lady of the United States. The picture from 1846 features Madison, then in her late 70s, wearing a crocheted shawl with her curls peeking out from under her famous turban.

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June 4, 2024

Powerful Portraits of Ukrainian Refugees Posing in Front of Their Destroyed Homeland

Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, over 6.5 million Ukrainians have been driven from their homes to neighboring countries. A new series of powerful images shines a light on the ongoing struggle as these refugees rebuild new lives across Europe. For Inversion, photographer Danila Tkachenko enlists the help of photojournalists covering the war in Ukraine.

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April 2, 2024

Teen Captures Vintage-Looking Portraits of Friends With 100-Year-Old Camera

Photos shot on antique cameras are usually snapshots of years gone by, often found in a cherished family photo album or perhaps displayed on the walls of a museum. However, 19-year-old photographer Aila Ru recently went viral on TikTok for a series of vintage-looking portraits of their friends, all captured in the present day with a 100-year-old camera. Ru has been practicing photography since they were 15.

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February 6, 2024

Steve McCurry’s Iconic Career Will Be Celebrated in Two Concurrent Solo Exhibitions

Cavalier Galleries is celebrating renowned photojournalist Steve McCurry with concurrent exhibitions in their New York and Greenwich locations. One of the greatest visual storytellers of his generation, McCurry's powerful portraits and documentary photography help us understand more about different cultures around the world. From February 8 to March 9, 2024, more than 30 of his photographs from the 1980s to today will go on view at the gallery's location in New York's Chelsea neighborhood.

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