Look a video! #maygallerystl #gallery #video #websteru @websteru (at May Gallery)

The Oliver O’Hanlon show “Everlong” is on the walls and ready for the opening on Friday 9/19 from 5-7pm! #maygallerystl #gallery #photo #photography #soc #websteru #webster #webstersoc @websteru #stl #stlouis (at May Gallery)

We haven’t disappeared! The Senior Show will be up all summer, and we will be open! Stop by any time the Sverdrup building at @websteru is open to view the work! #maygallerystl #webster #stl #photography #gallery (at May Gallery)

Signage for the Senior show is up! #maygallerystl (at May Gallery)

The Senior #show, dotRAW, opens TONIGHT from 5-7pm! Come see some great work by this year’s graduating #photo majors! #maygallerystl #webstergrad (at May Gallery)

This Day in Photographic History 4/30

Today we are celebrating Helen Gee’s 95th Birthday!

Born April 30, 1919, Helen Gee, born Helen Charlotte Wimmer in Jersey City, she later moved to New York City to live with painter Yun Gee, who she married in 1942. 

She took their daughter, and left her husband when he was diagnosed with schizophrenia, and threatened to become violent.

For a living Helen taught herself transparency retouching, which led her to an interest in photography. 

In 1954 Helen opened the Limelight, the first important New York post-war photography gallery. Although it closed in the 1960s, it was a pioneer in the sales of photography as an art form. 

Here is a link to Amazon, where you can find her memoir of her time working at the Limelight. 

This Day in Photographic History 4/24

On April 24, 1888, the Eastman Kodak Company was founded in Rochester, NY, by George Eastman. 

This day in Photographic History 4/22

On this day in photographic history in 1934, photographer Edward Weston photographed his favorite model, and later wife, Charis Wilson, for the first time. 

We have LOTS of bubble wrap for prints! Anyone want to come pop some?! (at May Gallery)

This Day in Photographic History 4/18

On this day in 1906 an earthquake tore through San Francisco, California, destroying everything in its wake. Photographer Arnold Genthe lost his studio to the earthquake, but quickly rebuilt. He took many of the most memorable photographs of the remains. 

Below is his photograph titled "Looking Down Sacramento Street, San Francisco, April 18, 1906."