The 35th annual photography show at the Carriage Barn, sponsored by The New Canaan Society for the Arts, opened this weekend and runs through Feb. 8. The group art show highlighting the history of photography as well as the development and evolution of the camera.
Alongside contemporary photos, the exhibition includes a display of vintage cameras as well as early photographs, such a daguerrotypes and tintypes.
Robert Gurbo is Curator of the Estate of André Kertész and the André and Elizabeth Kertész Foundation. André Kertész was one of the most inventive, influential, and prolific photographers in the medium’s history.
As a young photographer, Robert Gurbo began working for André Kertész in the late 1970’s. After Kertész’s passing in 1985, his estate hired Gurbo to inventory the entire archive and organize his negatives and correspondence for transfer to the French Ministry of Culture.
In 1986, Gurbo was appointed curator. In this role, he has organized and curated exhibitions, contributed essays to numerous catalogues, and collaborated with many museums, institutions and galleries. He is co-author of the catalog that accompanied the 2005 National Gallery exhibit, Andre Kertész, published by Princeton University Press. He is editor and author of Andre Kertész: The Early Years, and Andre Kertész: The Polaroids and he organized the reissue of Kertész’s seminal book, On Reading. He is currently working on a new book of Kertész’s New York Period to be published in late 2015.