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I bought the following image and could use some help in IDing the location and possibly the photographer.Anonymous: Boats Stranded by Low Tide. Salt print, 8-1/16 x 10-1/8 in. (205 x 257 mm),…Continue

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Jose Calvelo left a comment for Alex Novak
"Thank you for your invitation, Alex ! A fellow (stereoviews) collector, Francis Dupin, told me several times I should try to get in touch with you, cause you were both extremely knowledgeable and friendly, but I suppose I was always too impressed by…"
Mar 20
Alex Novak commented on Nuno de Avelar Pinheiro's group Portuguese Photography
"Amedee Lemaire de Ternande: Street Scene with Carriage, Lisbon, Portugal. Albumen print from wet plate negative, 1858, on original mount.  Ternande was known for his photographs of the arrival in Lisbon of the 15-year old Stephanie of…"
Mar 20
Alex Novak commented on Alex Novak's event 'New York Photography Show presented by AIPAD'
"We will be exhibiting in booth #101, just to the left at the entrance.  Don't miss us!  I will have our new book-catalogue on Early 19th-Century French Master Photographers on display, as well as the images in the book themselves.…"
Mar 20
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New York Photography Show presented by AIPAD at Pier 94 at 55th Street and 12th Avenue

March 29, 2017 to April 2, 2017
With an expanded program of exhibitions and events, The Photography Show will be held March 30 – April 2, 2017, in its new location at Pier 94 in NYC. 120 international galleries will offer contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video, and new media. Presented by AIPAD (the Association of International Photography Art Dealers), the 37th edition of the show will commence with a vernissage on Wednesday, March 29. One of the most highly anticipated annual…See More
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The 19th-century Photography Show / 22 October

You don't want to miss this spectacular event. The 19th-century Photography Show on Saturday, Oct. 22nd in NYC will have 100 top photo dealers from ten countries participating. It will be the world's largest show ever for 19th-century Photography with booths and table tops. It will be held on the entire 2nd floor of the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel near Penn Station on 8th Avenue at 34th Street from 9:15 am-4:15 am for the table top areas, and until 6 pm for the booth areas. And the Conference…See More
Sep 30, 2016
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"You don't want to miss this spectacular event. The 19th-century Photography Show on Saturday, Oct. 22nd in NYC at the Wyndham New Yorker Ho"
Sep 28, 2016
Alex Novak commented on Alex Novak's event '!9th-century Photography Annual Conference Presented by the Daguerreian Society'
"You don't want to miss this spectacular event.  The 19th-century Photography Show on Saturday, Oct. 22nd in NYC will have 100 top photo dealers from ten countries participating.  It will be the world's largest show ever for…"
Sep 28, 2016
Alex Novak commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Auction: Daguerre images and artefacts (updated)
"The pricing on some of these items seems pretty high to me, even with the pound being so low.  I sold a similar (but in better condition) Chevalier dag with the same label and information for $2,100 (admittedly 14 years ago), not 3,000 pounds,…"
Sep 28, 2016
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The 2016 19th-century Photography Show Presented by the Daguerreian Society at The Wyndham New Yorker Hotel

October 22, 2016 from 9:15am to 4:15pm
On Saturday, Oct. 22nd, The 19th-Century Photography Show will be open to all Symposium and Conference attendees, and early bird registrants beginning with the early bird opening at 9:15 am.But anyone can come to the show after paying a small fee of $20/$10 for students with school IDs.This will be the largest for-sale exhibition of 19th-century photography any where, comprised of 85 tables and—for the first time ever--14 exhibit booths, and with over 80 exhibitors, including most of the top…See More
Jun 20, 2016
Alex Novak replied to Lori Pauli's discussion Rejlander Exhibition
"Lori, I have had a few, including the one attached here."
Jan 11, 2016
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Portuguese Photography

A Group for everyone interessed in History of Portuguese PhotographySee More
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Jan 31, 2015
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Classic Photographs Los Angeles at Bonhams

January 16, 2015 to January 18, 2015
Classic Photographs Los Angeles began in 2010 when a small group of gallery owners and photography dealers, looking for an alternative to over-sized art fairs, organized an intimate photography show at the Michael Dawson Gallery on Larchmont Boulevard in Los Angeles. Intending to continue and improve this yearly event, three of the original participants, Michael Dawson, Amanda Doenitz and Richard Moore formed Classic Photographs LLC and successfully expanded the size and scope of the show,…See More
Aug 29, 2014
Alex Novak commented on Michael Pritchard's blog post Obituary: Violet Hamilton
"Does anyone have a photo of Violet for the obit I have going up on I Photo Central in the next E-Photo Newsletter?  If so, please send by email to me at info@vintageworks.net .  Thank you."
Aug 29, 2014
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Apr 27, 2014

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About Me

I am one of the world's largest private photography dealers and am interested in all areas of photo history from early 19th-century to contemporary. In the 19th-century area, I have a particular interest in quality early paper, including salt prints and paper negatives. I have one of the largest and most diverse paper negative collections (and early glass negatives--prior to 1865--as well) in private hands.  Besides the 19th-century, my photographic interests extend to Between-the-Wars material and other 20th-century images, particularly European, to today's contemporary art photography market.

I am a member of AIPAD, the Daguerreian Society, and a founding member of the Getty Museum's Photography Council.

I also write the E-Photo Newsletter, which has the largest circulation of any publication devoted to Photography Collecting.

My websites include:

http://www.iphotocentral.com

http://www.vintageworks.net

http://www.contemporaryworks.net

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The 19th-century Photography Show / 22 October

You don't want to miss this spectacular event. The 19th-century Photography Show on Saturday, Oct. 22nd in NYC will have 100 top photo dealers from ten countries participating. It will be the world's largest show ever for 19th-century Photography with booths and table tops. It will be held on the entire 2nd floor of the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel near Penn Station on 8th Avenue at 34th Street from 9:15 am-4:15 am for the table top areas, and until 6 pm for the booth areas.



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Posted on September 28, 2016 at 16:00

New E-Photo Newsletter, Issue 189, with News about Auction of Questionable 19th-Century Salt Print Negatives and Positives

Here's the latest Newsletter, which covers this controversion subject: http://www.iphotocentral.com/news/issue_view.php/199/189 .  Too much bad information has been circulating about this auction.  The newsletter has a lot of other important stories as well, which are noted below:

FRENCH POLICE INVESTIGATE POSSIBLE FORGERY OF 19TH-CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHS AUCTIONED AT…
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Posted on March 11, 2012 at 18:47

The November 4th E-Photo Newsletter

For those of you who might have missed the newsletter: E-Photo Newsletter Issue 185 11/4/2011

Fall auction coverage in New York, photo book reviews and more.

Posted on December 3, 2011 at 21:30

Henri Le Secq's Camera Purchased

I just purchased noted French pioneering photographer Henri Le Secq's camera.  Here are some of the details.

Henri Le Secq: The Photographer's Camera and Equipment. , 9.44 x 11.81 in. (240 x 300 mm), a wooden camera attributed to the photographer Henri Le Secq and coming from his family with an invoice for it made out to Le Secq.  It is 24 x 30 cm and has vertical and horizontal lifts and swings, a black bellows, and a ground glass with…

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Posted on December 3, 2011 at 21:00

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At 21:57 on March 20, 2017, Jose Calvelo said…

Thank you for your invitation, Alex !

A fellow (stereoviews) collector, Francis Dupin, told me several times I should try to get in touch with you, cause you were both extremely knowledgeable and friendly, but I suppose I was always too impressed by the extent and the quality of your collection to take the initiative. 

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All the best

José

At 22:58 on May 20, 2012, Ken Hall said…

Hi Alex, thanks for the invitation. I've enjoyed your newsletter and am looking forward to spending more time on this excellent site. Best regards, Ken

At 20:22 on October 12, 2011, Caroline Fuchs said…

Hi Allex,

thanks for adding me. I read your e-newsletter with great interest.

All the best,

Caroline

At 9:46 on September 18, 2011, Peter Klein said…

Hello Alex,  

I've just returned from a break to find your invitation, which I most gladly accept.  Do please let me know if I can be of any help - I am always fascinated to see what  is in other member's collections.  There is so much still to explore and discover.

Best regards, PK

At 22:02 on September 13, 2011, frans toes said…

hi alex,

thanks for adding me!

 

At 14:15 on September 12, 2011, Davena Hooson said…

Hello!

Thanks for 'friending' me. I hope to see many beautiful and educational photographs on this site. So far mine will be family images, but I do need help with some of their content so I hope this is a good site for that! Watching your display I see some of Julia Margeret Cameron's work. How did you come by those?

At 8:56 on September 12, 2011, Dr Juliet Hacking said…
Hi Alex, good to be in touch. My new batch of students just started the course (which is now in its sixth year) and I am currently editing a book for Thames & Hudson called 'Photography: The Whole Story'. With a second baby due in December, life is a little fraught! Hope all is well with you. All best, Juliet
 
 
 

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