Swann Galleries' sale on October 17 totaled $1,447,240, with a 34% buy-in rate. Roy DeCarava's self-titled portfolio with 12 photogravures, 1950–79, printed 1991, was the top lot at $57,200.
The rest…Read More
By Alex Novak
Born in France and active from the 1930s through the 1950s, Maurice George Chanu worked primarily in Paris. In 1948, he put together a photo album to…Read More
The following group of classic books and resources is what I consider the basic necessities for a photography collector’s library. There are many other fine examples, but this is…Read More
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